As a public service announcement for those toting Apple mobile devices with a few more scratches than the average iPhone 4S: iOS 5 is compatible (and that includes iMessage functionality) with the following devices:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPad 1
- iPad 2
- iPod Touch 3rd Generation
- iPod Touch 4th Generation
The bottom of the iOS features page
has more information from Apple.
And, of course, connect your device to iTunes and update.
It’s been nearly a week so each of us has had a chance to use each and every one of the 200+ new features, and with the help of the inimitable Kelly Guimont of TUAW and Angry Mac Bastards fame, we get to make sense of them. Siri also gives hosting a try, but she’s no match for Kelly.
Thanks (thank you and thank you) to Kelly Guimont for joining us.
Who cares about Windows 8? Well, Harry, Chaim, and Justin care enough to talk about it and the state of the desktop OS in general for thirty minutes.
We discuss the most important elements for creating a solid user experience on the desktop and the aspects that lock users into a platform. And try to figure out if Microsoft’s upcoming OS with its Metro UI can create a halo effect to get people interested in Windows Phone.
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HP puts the kibosh on WebOS and throws a fire sale on the TouchPad.
We discuss the implications for the tablet market, where HP went wrong with the TouchPad, and what it would take to unseat the iPad as king of the tablets.
Most importantly, though, listen to find out whether or not Chaimtime was able to find a TouchPad in stock.
Sergey and Larry decide that they’re sick of building all of their products out of 0s and 1s and want to make something you can really get your fingerprints all over, or at least chuck across the room at one of Apple’s lawyers during a deposition.