Merry Christmas from Smartphone Fanatics!
iTunes 10.5.2 Update Released
Earlier today, Apple released the iTunes 10.5.2 update for Mac OS X and Windows PCs. The 16MB or update addresses iTunes Music match and audio distortion on certain CDs.
“iTunes 10.5.2 includes several improvements for iTunes Match and fixes an audio distortion problem when playing or importing certain CDs.”
iTunes 10.5.2 is available now via the Software Update control panel or via direct download from the Apple website.
Motorola Teases the Droid 4
BGR has what appears to be a photo of Motorola’s upcoming Droid 4 handset. The fourth edition of the “Droid” family is rumored to have “[s]pecs [that] include a 4-inch qHD display, Android 2.3.5, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 4G LTE compatibility.”
BRG also seems to think that the Droid 4 could be released as early as next week.
Apple’s New Grand Central Terminal Store Opens Dec 9
Looks like Apple’s new Grand Central Terminal store, located in Manhattan, New York, will open it’s doors on December 9.
I’m going to be heading back to the Big Apple sometime in the next two weeks!
Infinity Blade 2 1.0.1 Update Released [UPDATED]
Chair, the Epic game studio that brought us Infinity Blade and now Infinity Blade 2 has released Infinity Blade 2 1.0.1. The update is designed to fix a start up crashing issue that customers, including myself, have been experiencing on the iPad 1 and iPhone 4.
The game was released back on Wednesday. Infinity Blade 2 is a universal game, meaning that you will be able to run the game on both your iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad 2 without having to pay for it again.
Infinity Blade 2 sells for $6.99 via the iTunes Store. The 1.0.1 Infinity Blade 2 update is free to people who have already purchased the game already.UPDATEAfter installing the 1.0.1 update on my iPad 1, I’m still having trouble running Infinity Blade 2. Epic Games is working on on a fix. After installing the update, make sure that you reboot your iPad before trying to play the game. I’ve been able to get a little further into the game before it crashes, but I don’t get to see the introductory cut scene movie.
Epic Infinity Blade 2 Arrives Tonight
Infinity Blade is an amazing game for the iPhone and iPad. Starting at 11:00pm Eastern time later this evening, Epic is expected to begin selling Infinity Blade 2 for iOS.
“Beyond the enhanced visuals, Infinity Blade 2 also advances the storyline of the original game and expands the combat experience to include more options and less predictable enemies.”
Infinity Blade is one of those games that I can play often and not get bored with. I’m looking forward to more stunning graphics and touch-tastic RPG play tonight.
Fate of webOS Still Hangs in the Balance
According to a new article on BGR.com today, the fate of webOS, the mobile operating system that HP acquired thru their acquisition of Palm, still hangs in the balance.
After having burned through a staggering $3.3 Billion on webOS, HP has abandoned their plans for any new webOS smartphones or tablets.
“HP CEO Meg Whitman has gone on record in stating that a decision regarding the fate of webOS will be made within two weeks. HP took possession of webOS when it acquired Palm for $1.2 billion in 2010, and that buy yielded one failed tablet that was discontinued shortly after launching, three failed smartphones and soon, perhaps, the death of webOS itself.”
Apple’s Grand Central Store Nearing Completion
Apple has started teasing the opening of their new Grand Central Terminal retail store. I was in Manhattan for the iPhone 4S launch and the store front still had the black facade up. I’m looking forward to taking a new trip down to New York City in then few weeks to check out the new 23,000 square foot Apple Store.
Here’s another shot of the store with it’s teaser billboard.