Meebo gets multitasking and retina

The popular Meebo instant messaging client for the iPhone and iPod touch got the long needed iOS 4 update. The usual suspects are now present such as multitasking/quick-app-swtiching support, Retina Display support, and iAds.

Meebo is yet to include an iPad version of their instant messaging client and hopefully they make some sort of paid version to get rid of this fantastic iAds.

GreenPois0n iOS 4.1 jailbreak may launch Sunday at 10:10:10AM

Chronic dev team member, Joshua Hill, has tweeted the goods on GreenPois0n’s launch date. In case you didn’t read the title, the jailbreak for iOS 4.1 is coming this Sunday, Oct. 10, at 10:10:10 AM.

We still don’t really know anything about this jailbreak and hopefully it actually launches on time. Update: For iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4th gen.

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Trillian for the Mac to give Adium a run for its money?

For those chat clients outside of the realm of iChat, most of us Mac People use a great little app called Adium.  On the PC side of things, the best equivalent of Adium is Trillian (you may know Trillian from its iOS app?)  Today, Trillian’s application for Macintosh has gone into Beta (the Alpha’s been floating around for a couple of months).

On paper and with a few minutes of use, it looks pretty good.

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PayPal check capture arrives for iPhone

Last week we told you about the upcoming check capture feature in the iPhone PayPal app. This new feature uses your device’s camera to capture checks so they can be deposited into your PayPal account. This feature is similar to the Chase banking app and snaps the front and back of the check you want to deposit.

The new feature is now available on iTunes as a free update to PayPal. Thanks, Randall.

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While you are waiting for AirPlay… Netflix app gets video out

While you’re waiting to get your hands all over Apple TV’s AirPlay goodness, Netflix has thrown you a bone in their latest app update. Besides those infamous “bug fixes” which rarely mean anything, Netflix added video-out support. Video-support for Netflix allows you to hook up one of those fancy cables and enjoy Netflix’s wonderful content on the big screen.

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Left 4 Dead 2, the Sacrifice debuts tomorrow on the Mac

You know that huge gamer dude in the office?  Yeah he’s not showing up for work tomorrow.

Left 4 Dead 2 will be released on the Mac Tuesday October 5th. If you already own it on the PC, then you own it on the Mac. All you need to do is install it on your Mac and start playing.If you don’t already own it, now is a great time to pick it up. Not only do you get Left 4 Dead 2 but steam owners get all the previously released DLC for free! So you get the original 5 Campaigns and “The Passing”, “The Sacrifice” and “No Mercy.” Best of all, there is already a thriving community and excellent community created campaigns waiting for you.Sorry Left 4 Dead owners, the Mac version is coming but we are running a little late. We hope to have it out in time to celebrate Halloween on the Mac. When released, L4D1 Mac players will receive the same great treatment. All the previous released updates and DLC for free and the ability to play an extensive library of community content. More information on the release date as it nears.

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iLife '11 shipping in November, includes iDVD and iOS compatible apps? (Update 64 bit?)

Amazon UK’s got a new book for us on iLife ’11 due in November.  How convenient!

In case your German is a little rusty, that red band reads: “iPhoto, iMovie and more with apps for Mac, iPhone 4, iPod and iPad.”

That’s interesting.  Does it mean that there are iLife apps for iOS or does it mean you can create apps for iOS with a new iLife Application?  Or is this whole listing just a farce?

We’re expecting some new MacBooks of some sort during the next month or so, so an iLife ’11 introduction during that time would be a good fit.

Update: The German site has some more goodies (thanks commenter!)

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MobileMe Gallery app gets iPad, Retina, and Multitasking support

Apple today updated their MobileMe Gallery iOS app for full iPad support as a universal binary, Retina Display support for iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4, and support for iOS 4 quick-app-switching. Additionally, the update allows users without MobileMe accounts to view friend’s galleries through the app.

MobileMe Gallery allows MobileMe users to upload and share their photo albums with friends. The app is free as always and can be downloaded here. Release notes after the break:

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Google Street View of Antarctica works on iOS Maps

Google recently added gorgeous views of Antarctica to their popular Street View service and we just had to try it out on our iPhone. It looks pretty sweet for the few areas of Antarctica in which it works in. The interesting part is that Google’s imagery was taken by their Maps and Earth chief.

You know you want to check it out, so open this link on an iOS device. Unfortunately we can’t seem to see any penguins.. Reader, Ian found Penguins!:

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iPhone App Store Games section gets refined [Updated: Not so fast…]

Apple has just updated the iPhone version of the App Store to include a re-designed gaming section. This updated games section has its own dedicated new games pane, a what’s hot (popular) section, a way to get into all the gaming categories (role playing, sports, etc.) and a Genius section just for games!

Check it out on the App Store on your iPhone. Thanks, Randall!

Update: It looks like Apple tried to push out this new section a little to quickly… It seems to have been removed to the App Store and has been replaced with the old gaming category. Oh, Genius isn’t working for some users we’ve talked to and Apple may be adding another categories pane to the featured section.

Is HDR photo capability waiting to bust out of your iPhone 3GS? (YES!)

We already know Apple has a knack for throwing new features in with updates and today we discovered what looks like to be a future (or dropped?) iPhone 3GS feature. We all know and love that slick HDR photo capability on the iPhone 4 and the question has risen as to where HDR photo-taking is for older iPhone models. There have even been some hacks to allow HDR photography on the iPhone 3GS and now it looks like Apple has planned HDR photography for the iPhone 3GS all along.

As you can see in the visual above, there are two HDR icons within the SDK. As labeled, one is for the iPhone 4’s Retina Display, while the other is for an iPhone without a Retina Display. The iPhone 3GS is the only iPhone that is physically (hardware capabilities) able to capture HDR shots so we figure that non-Retina icon is for the 3GS not the original or 3G model. How do we know the other icon is not for the Retina Display? Apple has a very simple labeling process which places an “@2x” on image titles for the Retina Display and places nothing of that sort next to “iphone” on non-retina iPhones.

Also, by just looking at the image’s sharpness, you can tell one is for a much higher resolution screen, in this case the iPhone 4’s Retina Display. The question is no longer, did Apple plan HDR photography for the iPhone 3GS?, or is the iPhone 3GS capable of HDR photography?, but is when is Apple going to add HDR capability to the still-selling iPhone 3GS? On the other hand, HDR photography on the iPhone 3GS could be a feature Apple simply dropped from the public release.

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