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Belkin Releases Bluetooth Music Receiver

Belklin has released the Bluetooth Music Receiver ($50) which connects to your home stereo system and allows you to listen to music from your iPhone (all versions) or iPod touch (2nd and 3rd gen). The device is shipping now in the U.S. and expected to ship in March 2010 in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Features

  • Bluetooth v2.0 with EDR for superior performance
  • Transmits up to 33 ft. away
  • Includes 3.5mm-to-RCA and 3.5mm-to-3.5mm cables
  • Compatible with all devices enabled with A2DP stereo Bluetooth, including:
    iPhone 3GS, 3G, and first generation
    iPod touch 2nd and 3rd generation

More info...

Apple Event 09.09.09: It's only rock and roll, but we like it.

Apple is having another of their trademark special events to launch new products. In this case it's likely to be focused on a new generation of iPod touch, but we'll see:

Apple, with its usual air of mystery, announced on Monday that it would hold a media event next week but did not reveal what it would be about.
An invitation sent to journalists inviting them to the September 9 event in San Francisco featured a picture of a woman in silhouette holding an iPod and the tagline: "It's only rock and roll, but we like it."

The invitation sparked speculation on technology blogs that Apple planned to release a new line of iPod music players.

iPhone OS 3.0 Released

Apple has released iPhone OS 3.0. The update is available through iTunes. iPhone users get OS 3.0 for free, however, iPod touch users will be charged $9.95.

Features:

  • Cut, Copy & Paste
  • Landscape Keyboard
  • MMS (some carriers)
  • Spotlight Search
  • Voice Memos
  • Buy Movies, TV Shows, and Audiobooks
  • Enhanced Stocks App
  • Internet Tethering (some carriers)
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Shake to Shuffle
  • MobileMe Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe
  • More...

WindSolutions: CopyTrans & CopyTrans Photo - Compatible with iPhone OS 3.0

WindSolutions has announced that their popular iPod/iPhone transfer tools, CopyTrans and CopyTrans Photo, are fully compatible with iPhone OS 3.0:

WindSolutions is proud to announce, with a couple of days advance on the official release by Apple Inc., that both of our flagship products - CopyTrans & CopyTrans Photo - will fully support the new iPhone and iPod Touch firmware version 3 and devices using it.

Full press release after the jump.

iPhone OS 3.0 Event Highlights

Live coverage of Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 event is available from the from the following sites:
Electronista/MacNN
Engadget
Macworld
Gizmodo

Here are some of the highlights:

  • End User: Free update for iPhone coming this summer, 1st gen will have some limitations due to hardware (no MMS, A2DP). iPod touch upgrade $9.95
  • Developers: iPhone OS 3.0 beta available to all today (???)
  • Stereo audio over BlueTooth (A2DP)
  • Spotlight system wide search
  • Voice Memos.app, enhanced Calendar.app, Stocks.app
  • New built-in apps and upgrades
  • MMS
  • Forward, delete SMS
  • Multiple photo selection (you know, for the email...)
  • Landscape mode support for key apps: Mail, SMS, etc...
  • Cut/Copy/Paste within and across apps
  • 100 new features for end user...
  • Demos from Oracle, ESPN, Smule, ngmoco
  • Streaming media support over HTTP, bandwidth optimized
  • Access media library from apps
  • Email directly from app, access to Proximity sensor (not just for Google anymore),
  • Still NO to background apps
  • Push notification finally ready
  • Turn-by-turn GPS navigation now possible but developers must supply own maps, can't use Google maps
  • Maps API allows devs easy access to Google maps
  • Hardware interface, developers can make apps that talk to hardware over dock connector, BlueTooth
  • Peer-to-peer APIs make it easier for developers to build multi-user apps, Bonjour based
  • In-app sales - buy more levels, upgrades from inside an application (paid apps only)
  • iPhone OS 3.0 to include 1000 new APIs
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