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Apple Removes Print To PDF App From App Store For Using AirPrint

September 10th, 2011 09:59 admin View Comments

Print to PDF

Tibp reports that Apple has removed Print to PDF app from the App Store. Print to PDF was a useful app that allowed users to save their emails, email attachments, websites, and photos as a PDF document by adding Print to PDF option as a printer to Apple’s built-in printer feature.

Developers of Print to PDF managed this by ingeniously using AirPrint – Apple’s wireless printing feature.

Print to PDF team has issued the following statement on their website:

We regret to inform you that as of August 26th, ‘Print to PDF’ is no longer available on the Apple App Store. On August 24th, we received a call from Apple Developer Relations telling us that we are not allowed to use AirPrint as a way to print documents to PDF and that for this reason the app could no longer be available on the App Store.

Enrique Rodriguez of Print to PDF team writes that they are surprised by Apple’s action to suddenly remove the app from the App Store as it had reviewed and approved several versions of the app earlier. They hope to come to an agreement with Apple or figure out another way to implement the feature without using AirPrint.

You shouldn’t have an issue if you’ve already purchased and installed the app, but don’t expect an update until the app is available again in the App Store.

It will be interesting to see if the developer releases the iPhone app on Cydia for jailbroken iOS device users.

What do you think about Apple’s decision to ban the app from the App Store? Let us know in the comments.

[printtopdfapp via Tipb]

Source: Apple Removes Print To PDF App From App Store For Using AirPrint

Apple Removes iCloud Music Streaming In iOS 5 Beta 7

September 1st, 2011 09:34 admin View Comments

iTunes Match

Ever since Apple released iTunes Match beta to developers earlier in the week, there has been a lot of debate about whether iTunes in the Cloud supports music streaming as even though a video walkthrough of the feature suggested that it supported streaming, Apple insisted that iCloud does not stream music.

According to Apple, what appears to be streaming is actually a simultaneous listen and download. But we still felt that it was streaming based on how it worked, though a lot more superior than a true streaming service.

With iOS 5 beta 7 that was seeded to developers yesterday, Apple has made some changes to the iTunes in the Cloud feature, which makes it a listen and download service rather than a streaming service.

Folks at InsanelyMac have published a video, which highlights the changes in iOS 5 beta 7:

With iOS 5 beta 7, when you play a song, it first gets downloaded to the iTunes music library on your device. Even if you skip a song, it downloads and stores the song on the iOS device. Previously, when you hit play, instead of tapping on the iCloud icon, the song didn’t get downloaded to the music library and instead seemed to get downloaded to a temporary cache on the iOS device. In fact, this is exactly how it still works on iTunes for Mac, even with iTunes 10.5 beta, which was released yesterday along with iOS 5 beta 7. Users need to explicitly click on the iCloud icon to download the song to the Mac.

If the song is downloaded to the device, it probably makes sense to download it to the music library rather than to a temporary cache, so that it doesn’t have to downloaded again if it a user wants to play it again. It remains to be seen if Apple will make more changes in future iOS 5 beta updates.

What do you think about Apple’s iTunes in the Cloud service? Please share your views in the comments below.

[via MacRumors]

Source: Apple Removes iCloud Music Streaming In iOS 5 Beta 7

Apple Removes Ability to Sync Nike+ Workout Data Via iTunes in iOS 5

August 19th, 2011 08:29 admin View Comments

iOS 5

iLounge reports that Apple has removed the ability to sync Nike+ workout data via iTunes in iOS 5 beta 6 that was seeded to developers few hours back.

iLounge reports that users are informed that they no longer need iTunes to sync their Nike+ workout data and can now send it directly using the “Send Workouts to Nike+†feature in the iOS device’s Nike + iPod settings on the iPhone.

Apple has removed the Nike + iPod synchronization tab for iOS 5 devices in iTunes 10.5.

iLounge reports:

With the release of iOS 5, Apple appears ready to end iTunes’ use as a middleman between iOS devices and According to an anonymous source, iOS 5 beta 6 devices with Nike+ data now prompt an iTunes dialog box stating that workout data can now be sent using the “Send Workouts to Nike+†feature in the iOS device’s Nike + iPod settings, and iTunes 10.5 no longer displays a Nike + iPod synchronization tab for iOS 5 devices.

iLounge points out that the ability to sync Nike+ workout data wirelessly to was first introduced in iOS 4.1, but users still had the ability to sync the data the older way, which was via iTunes. Apple has removed this older option in iOS 5 beta 6.

So not a major change, but a step in the right direction by Apple to enforce iOS device users to use more convenient PC Free features with iOS 5.

[via iLounge]

Source: Apple Removes Ability to Sync Nike+ Workout Data Via iTunes in iOS 5

Apple Removes MySQL From Lion Server

August 3rd, 2011 08:55 admin View Comments


sfcrazy also noticed that Apple has officially removed MySQL from Lion Server, opting instead to include PostgreSQL, albeit in command line only form. The article speculates that the change is because MySQL is now Oracle property, and Apple is concerned about IP issues following all the legal issues surrounding Java.

Source: Apple Removes MySQL From Lion Server

Apple Enables AssistiveTouch Feature In iOS 5 Beta 3

July 12th, 2011 07:32 admin View Comments

iOS 5

Apple has also enabled the new AssistiveTouch features in iOS 5 beta 3, in addition to performance improvements, additional location controls, voice roaming toggle, other changes and improvements that we covered earlier.

AssistiveTouch allows you to use your iOS device if you have difficulty touching the screen or if you require an adaptive accessory.

Once you have enabled the AssitiveTouch feature via the Settings app (Settings -> Accessibility -> AssitiveTouch), you can access various functions such as multi-touch gestures, volume buttons etc. via a control panel that can be activated by tapping an overlay button. You can also create custom gestures.

Checkout the video of the AssistiveTouch feature to get a better idea:

The new AssitiveTouch feature has led to speculations that Apple is planning to ditch hardware buttons in future iOS devices. We’ve also seen a purported photo of the next generation iPod Touch – iPod Touch 5G with a capacitive home button.

A capacitive home button will be interesting as it should probably help in reducing the wear and tear of the button, but hardware home or volume buttons seem to be a lot more intuitive to us.

What do you think? Please share your views in the comments section below.

Source: Apple Enables AssistiveTouch Feature In iOS 5 Beta 3

Apple Removes Gay Cure App From App Store

March 23rd, 2011 03:12 admin View Comments


recoiledsnake writes “Apple has removed the Gay Cure app after the pressure on Apple to remove the app started to snowball, culminating in an online petition initiated by which collected over 140,000 online signatures from people who wanted the app removed. Searching for the app now yields zero search results and Exodus International President Alan Chambers tweeted the following on Tuesday night. ‘It’s official, the @ExodusInl App is no longer in the @AppStore. Incredibly disappointing. Watch out, it could happen to you. #freedom’ Gay Cure isn’t the first app Apple has(TM) removed for touting an anti-homosexual philosophy. Apple back in November removed an appcalled the Manhattan Declaration which advocated the dignity of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.” I don’t think Apple should have banned it: they should have just packaged it with an App to cure Bigotry.

Source: Apple Removes Gay Cure App From App Store

Apple Removes WikiLeaks App From App Store

December 20th, 2010 12:38 admin View Comments

Looks like an unofficial iPhone and iPad app that let you view WikiLeaks content and follow the WikiLeaks Twitter account on the has been removed from the app store tonight. The app used to be available here.

From the app’s description:

“The Wikileaks app gives instant access to the world’s most documented leakage of top secret memos and other confidential government documents.†You can now have all of the sensitive WikiLeaks data easily available on your iPhone…”

Basically the paid app was essentially selling content available for free for $1.99. It’s entry into the app store on December 17th was actually surprising, as Apple is usually quite strict about its app approval standards and WikiLeaks is quite controversial, to put it lightly .

I’ve contacted both Apple and and the developer for more information and will update this post when they respond.


Source: Apple Removes WikiLeaks App From App Store

iOS 4.2 Beta 3: Apple Removes Tethering Options For iPad; Adds New iPad Wallpapers

October 16th, 2010 10:28 admin View Comments

Tethering on iPad

Developers who have had access to the beta version of iOS 4.2 have uncovered a number of surprising enhancements in the past.

In late September, we had reported that the beta 2 version of iOS 4.2 contained new options in the Settings app that will allow users to tether the 3G data connection on the iPads to other mobile devices like laptops.

The excitement surrounding this discovery however appears to be short-lived. We are now hearing from developers that Apple may have scrapped this tethering functionality as it is no longer available in iOS 4.2 beta 3 that was released earlier this week as you can see in the screenshot below:

Tethering on iPad

It is not clear why Apple has removed the feature. It is being speculated that the company could offer tethering quite selectively on a few carriers thereby hiding the feature on iPads serviced by other carriers. It is worth noting that Apple has already begun to expand its iPad offering to multiple carriers in the US with Verizon scheduled to start selling the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad starting October 28.

It is also possible that the engineers at Apple may have mistakenly included this functionality on the iPad since a similar feature is already available on the iPhone

Some of our readers had commented that they would ideally prefer to tether iPhone's 3G data connection to the iPad. 

Meanwhile, developers have discovered some minor enhancements in the latest beta version of iOS 4.2. Folks at 9to5Mac are reporting that Apple has added new wallpapers for iPad users (accessible via the settings app) in iOS 4.2 beta.

Check out the video of the new iPad wallpapers below:

You can checkout our iOS 4.2 new features roundup article for more details.

Steve Jobs had revealed at Apple's September 1 special event that iOS 4.2 will be released in November.

Do you like the new features included in iOS 4.2? Are you looking forward to the iOS 4.2 update? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

[via 9to5Mac]

Source: iOS 4.2 Beta 3: Apple Removes Tethering Options For iPad; Adds New iPad Wallpapers

Apple Removes Camera+ iPhone App From The App Store After Developer Reveals Hack To Enable Hidden Feature

August 12th, 2010 08:39 admin View Comments

Apple TV rumors

Camera+, a popular iPhone app developed by tap tap tap has been removed from the App Store.

Apple seems to have removed the iPhone app after the developer revealed a hack to enable a hidden feature, which allowed iPhone users to use the volume buttons as a camera shutter button that is against Appleā€™s iPhone Developer Program License Agreement.

Source: Apple Removes Camera+ iPhone App From The App Store After Developer Reveals Hack To Enable Hidden Feature

Apple Removes Wi-Fi Finders From App Store

March 4th, 2010 03:30 admin View Comments

jasonbrown writes “Apple on Thursday began removing another category of apps from its iPhone App Store. This time, it’s not porn, it’s Wi-Fi. Apple removed several Wi-Fi apps commonly referred to as stumblers, or apps that seek out available Wi-Fi networks near your location. According to a story on Cult of Mac, apps removed by Apple include WiFi-Where, WiFiFoFum, and yFy Network Finder.”

Source: Apple Removes Wi-Fi Finders From App Store