Pure Announces Their AirPlay Solution

When you’ve had a long day at work or school and just want nothing but to lay on your couch and have a long overdue rest, you suddenly feel the urge to listen to music. Problem is, your speakers are ALL the way across the room, and getting up and plugging your iPhone in is just not worth it. Thank goodness for AirPlay, Apple’s wireless streaming technology. Just turn it on, connect to your WiFi, and your favorite tunes will come blasting from your AirPlay capable speakers.

Pure has created the perfect solution to your wireless streaming needs. The Contour 200i Air is compatible with your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or your iTunes from your computer. Pure doesn’t plan for you to listen to cheap quality sound either; delivering 36W of audio heaven to your ears. Best of all, if you have multiple Contours set up throughout your house, you can stream music to all of them. If you choose to, you can take advantage of their free app, the Pure Lounge, where you can find a plethora of radio stations catering to your needs.

Pure has yet to announce the official price or release date, but don’t worry, it’s coming soon. 

Quick Tip Of The Day: How To Enable iTunes 1080p Video Download

With the recent release of the new Apple TV capable of pushing 1080p content, Apple has upped the ante from 720p video content cap to full 1080p in most content that's available to download in HD on iTunes. 1080p content will be downloaded when available by default on both the iPad and the latest Apple TV. However, for reasons unknown, Apple has set iTunes to download HD content in 720p by default with iTunes on Macs and PCs even when 1080p is available for the same content. Whether its purchasing or renting a movie or a TV show, you can now opt to get higher quality 1080p format. But in order to do so, you need to enable the new feature in iTunes.

Here's how to make sure you'll be downloading 1080p HD content from iTunes:

Make sure you've updated to the latest version of iTunes (10.6). Go to your iTunes preferences, under the "Store" tab switch the default 720p and select 1080p as your prefered download format.

After you've enabled 1080p as your preferred download format for HD content, you'll notice that "Downloading 720p" has changed to "Downloading in 1080p" regardless of whether you're renting or purchasing under each movie or TV show that's available to download in full HD. That's just about it. Enjoy!

Nir Schneider


Apple Releases iOS 5 Update

Apple has finally released the much anticipated iOS 5 update today for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2, iPod Touch 3G and 4G. You can download the new iO5 5 update right now via the latest iTunes. If you pre-ordered the iPhone 4S, iOS 5 will already come with it. What are you waiting for? Do it!

Nir Schneider


iTunes 10.5 Now Out With New Goodies

Apple has released iTunes 10.5 ahead of tomorrows iOS 5 and iCloud launch with support for both like all-new Wi-Fi syncing. Full rundown of the iTunes 10.5 update below:

What's new in iTunes 10.5

  • iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
    • Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.
    • Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
  • Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.
  • Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they're both on the same Wi-Fi network.

Nir Schneider


iTunes 10.3 Now Out, Re-Download All Your Purchases

Apple has released a beta version of iTunes, iTunes 10.3 featuring iCloud services that have already begun their streaming and syncing wonderness on all iOS devices inside the App Store and even on the iTunes app. iTunes 10.3 enables you to automatically re-download music, app and book purchases to all your iDevices for free. iTunes lets you access your purchase history and lets you chose whether you want to automatically download content you don't yet have on a certain device or individually. 

I was able to re-download a few songs on my MacBook Pro that I've purchased over on my MacBook Air flawlessly. The download cloud icon will appear next to a song, app or book when it isn't found on your device and enables you to re-download it, quickly and easily. To get to the "Purchased" section in order to re-download your purchases on any devices wirelessly, you need to to first download iTunes 10.3 to you Mac or PC. Once you've got it up and running, go to the iTunes Store and on the right hand side of the store you will see the "Purchased" link inside the "Quick Links" menu box.

Nir Schneider


iCloud Revealed, Offers Free Storage & Streaming Services

Along with Apple announcing iOS 5, Mac OSX Lion, they have announced iCloud. iCloud that will backup your apps, songs, books, photos, videos and contacts. You will be able to have access to any of your information from any device whether it is a tablet, phone, or laptop/desktop. This will be taking over Mobile Me and the apps have been rewritten. iWork will be playing nice with iCloud, and app history, device settings, new photos, purchased music will all be automatically over wi-fi. The iTunes app for the iCloud will be available as the end of today. Contacts and mail and calendar store will be free, while some of the rest will be paided subscriptions. The rest will be announced.

iOS 5 Features

Along with the announcement of Mac OS X Lion, Apple is also talking about iOS 5. Plenty of new features have been added from things that are defiantly needed, to things that are just something else cool. Lets Start from the begging. (Check After the break)

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