Thursday, March 10, 2011

Apple iOS 4.3 update

Apple has released an iOS 4.3 update.  I updated my iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV.  I've included a list of the new features below as well as my impressions.
  • Personal Hotspot* Share iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to 5  devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB).  This is a great new feature and I've used it extensively for the past two days without any issues or problems
  • iTunes Home Sharing. Play music, movies and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)
  • AppleTV.  Support for MLB.TV and NBA (I signed up for MLB.TV to watch Red Sox games).  New AirPlay features**  Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV.  Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using transitions available on Apple TV.  NetFlix Dolby Digital 5.1 support.   Improved on screen keyboard
  • Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine
  • HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter***  View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display
  • Ping features.  Push notifications for comments and follow requests Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen. Parental controls
  • New Settings.  Messages setting for number of times to repeat an alert
  • iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects
  • Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode
*Requires iPhone 4 with tethering data plan
**Requires Apple TV (2nd generation) running software 
   version 4.2 or later
***iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation)

2 comments:

Peter Fay said...

Chris: Thanks for the tip on single tap conf call dial-in. I was wondering how to do that :).

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