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iOS 4.3 is now available

Apple has released iOS 4.3 just a day after BGR's rumored release schedule, but right on the nose for Jim Dalrymple's prediction. This is a big update for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Changes include improve AirPlay support, the Nitro JavaScript engine for faster web browsing, personal hot spo...

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Rumor: iOS 4.3 today at 10 AM PT, including WiFi hotspot (Updated)

A rumor fresh out of BGR claims that iOS 4.3 may debut today at 10 AM Pacific Time. This release date is earlier than the March 11 date suggested last week when the gold master version of the mobile operating system was released to developers. BGR also claims the widely-reported three device Wi...

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iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 JavaScript benchmarks show big performance gains

Some of the first speed tests coming in show that hardware and software improvements in the iPad 2 are giving it decent performance gains over its predecessor -- and over rival devices. CNET UK decided to spend its brief hands-on time with the iPad 2 by running the SunSpider JavaScript Benchm...

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iPhone 4 + Personal Hotspot + Wi-Fi-only iPad: Possible, but with drawbacks

Once Apple announced Personal Hotspot, the new iPhone 4-only feature, a lot of potential iPad buyers started asking the same question. "Can I use this feature with a Wi-Fi-only iPad and avoid paying extra for a 3G-enabled iPad, plus another monthly data plan for it?" Indeed you can. With Per...

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Using Personal Hotspot for FaceTime over 3G

If you've used a Novatel Wireless MiFi 3G Hotspot for Wi-Fi connectivity on the go, you know that it's basically like having a Wi-Fi router that you can carry with you anywhere. That means that anything that works on Wi-Fi -- including FaceTime video calling -- works over the 3G internet connectio...

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More details on iOS 4.3 compatibility

iOS 4.3 will be making your iOS device even more desirable in just one week's time -- that is, if yours is one of those lucky enough to be compatible with it. It will work on an iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, but not on an iPhone 3G (so, I guess I may be upgrading sooner than I thought). iOS 4.3 al...

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iOS 4.3 brings a handful of new features and new headaches

iOS 4.3 doesn't bring nearly as many changes to the table as iOS 4.2 did last November. The release of iOS 4.2 was a watershed moment for the iPad, bringing features like multitasking and folders that made it a far more useful device than before. The iPhone got fewer new features in iOS 4.2, so...

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AirPlay in 4.3 delivers on access for third-party apps

AirPlay is one of the cooler new technologies Apple has brought us recently, and iOS 4.3 (coming March 11) will allow third-party apps full use of its wireless streaming capability, not just for audio, but for video as well. Apple is already busy approving apps that take advantage of AirPlay's ...

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Apple releases iOS 4.3 GM seed to devs

iOS 4.3 will be released to the general public next Friday, on March 11. Today, Apple uploaded the gold master seed for developers. The release remains under the NDA umbrella until next Friday, however, with details outside of those publicly discussed by Apple remaining off limits. The new 4.3 ...

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AT&T confirms it will support personal hotspot for the iPhone

AT&T representative Seth Bloom reportedly told PhoneScoop that AT&T will offer personal hotspot when it debuts with iOS 4.3. As was suggested in earlier rumors, the hotspot feature will require customers to subscribe to the $45/4 GB DataPro Plan with tethering. AT&T was rumored to be ...

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iOS 4.3 gold master rumored ready

According to Boy Genius Report, Apple has finalized the code for iOS 4.3 with build 8F190. The upcoming update is rumored to include a handful of new features, like iPad FaceTime, PhotoStream and PhotoBooth for iOS. If true, we'll likely see iOS 4.3 discussed or released next week during the pr...

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iOS 4.3 beta users able to use wireless hotspot on AT&T

An isolated report suggests AT&T is beginning to provision its system to support personal hotspot on iPhones running iOS 4.3. According to AppleInsider, a developer with a beta build of iOS was able to set up his AT&T account with this upcoming feature. He reportedly mentioned Verizon a few ...

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Google may introduce in-app purchasing to compete with Apple's model (Updated)

Google may debut its new in-app purchasing and subscription system to compete with Apple's controversial model. Similar to Apple, the Google system would let users purchase upgrades and other digital content within an application using Android's built-in payment system, Google Checkout. The new sys...

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Apple's subscription model is boon to consumers, bad for publishers

As we reported earlier, Apple announced the arrival of new subscription services for apps in the App Store today. According to the press release, subscriptions purchased from within the App Store will utilize the same billing system currently employed for app and in-app purchases. Publishers are fr...

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Is the Apple TV about to take on Xbox Live?

One of TUAW's tipsters points to an interesting possible development for the Apple TV: an online gaming service beyond what Game Center's paltry offerings currently provide, expanding gaming in iOS to the "hobby" living room device. Mysterious references to "ATVThunder" in the yet-to-be-released ...

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