Some Users Cite Erratic Battery Life, Syncing Issues Following iPhone OS 3.1.3 Update

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Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, 08:40
Category: iPhone, News

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Despite Apple’s best intentions, the iPhone OS 3.1.3 firmware update may not have gone as well as the company would have liked.

Per iPodNN, a number of users over on the Apple Discussion Board have reported that issues such as erratic battery life have emerged.

In certain cases, the unit’s battery meter may potentially swing wildly, for instance going from 25 to 7 to 10 percent, then jumping back up to 24%.

Worst-case scenarios may see phones losing hours of power, and even running unusually hot. The v3.1.3 firmware was in part meant to correct battery meter trouble on the iPhone 3GS.

Another major problem involves iTunes playlists, which in some cases are failing to sync properly with the iPod touch. While files will copy over properly, playlists may be empty or simply absent. The glitch is believed to affect only smart playlists, and potentially only those with multiple criteria. Temporary workarounds may include reducing criteria to a single field, and/or deleting and remaking previous playlists.

Apple has yet to formally address or fix either of the cited errors.

If you’ve seen this issue on your end, please let us know.

Apple Releases Second Beta of iPhone SDK 3.2, Adds iPad Features

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Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, 08:39
Category: News

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The iPad is coming, so developers might as well be ready for it.

On Tuesday, Apple released the second beta version of its iPhone SDK 3.2 for the iPad. Per iLounge, the new version contains functions specifically designed for the iPad, including support for the unit’s 1024 x 768 resolution, other iPad-specific interface functions, and includes an iPad simulator application so developers can pre-test their apps in an environment similar to that of the final device.

It is currently unclear if any major changes were made in the updated version.

The new beta is now available for iPhone developers via the iPhone Dev Center.

Roxio Toast Titanium 10.0.6 Update Released

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Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, 07:55
Category: Software

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Late Wednesday night, Roxio released version 10.0.6 of its Toast Titanium authoring software. The new version, available here, adds the following fixes and changes:

- Resolves issue where adding VIDEO_TS or Image files may result in error message.
- Resolves issue where dragging EyeTV recordings to content area may result in error message.
- Resolves an issue where some DivX/AVI recordings may have AV sync issues when authored to Blu-ray Disc.
- Resolves an issue that caused SVCD projects to return a -50 error code.
- Resolves issue playing back US TiVo recordings.

Toast 10 Titanium requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run and retails for US$99.99.