iOS 4.3 Requires Passwords For In-App Purchases to Protect the Children

Apple's addressed the problem of kids buying in-game items with meatspace money by adding a password requirement in iOS 4.3, even if you've already entered in your password within the last 15 minutes to buy the game itself. The problem? iOS 4.3 is only available for the last two generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod… » 3/10/11 2:38pm 3/10/11 2:38pm

AT&T Will Support iPhone 4 Hotspot With iOS 4.3

AT&T had kept quiet up until now about whether it would support the hotspot goodness that comes with iOS 4.3. With yesterday's official Apple announcement, though, the carrier has made its plans official: AT&T iPhone 4 owners can enable their handsets' hotspotability for $20/month (on top of the $25 Data Pro plan), with… » 3/03/11 9:30am 3/03/11 9:30am

Apple iOS 4.3 Brings New AirPlay Features and Faster Safari Browsing

Apple just announced iOS 4.3 and it'll be available for download on March 11. It'll bring the Nitro Javascript engine from Safari on OS X, iTunes Home Sharing which'll let you play content over Wi-Fi, and new AirPlay features (App Store apps can use Airplay now). iPad users will get to use FaceTime for the first time… » 3/02/11 1:47pm 3/02/11 1:47pm

Hints of Apple TV Gaming Buried in iOS 4.3 Beta Code

An Engadget tipster sifting through the code for iOS 4.3 beta 3 found mention of "ATVGames" and "ATVThunder," with references to some sort of controller, leaderboards, game scheduling, and a store front. It's hard to imagine that Apple would just flip the switch for iOS 4.3, but it does seem likely that iOS games are gonna … » 2/10/11 8:24am 2/10/11 8:24am

The Next iPad Will Likely Have Camera, FaceTime, and PhotoBooth Apps

Oh hay! While digging around in the recently-released iOS 4.3 Beta 2, MacRumors found three app icons that seem to confirm the presence of (at least) a forward-facing camera on Apple's next iPad: FaceTime, Camera, and PhotoBooth. » 1/24/11 11:08am 1/24/11 11:08am

iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Hints at a New Media Streaming Service

While testing iOS 4.3 Beta 2, I came across a mysterious error message proclaiming PHOTOSTREAM_NO_NETWORK_WIFI. Thanks to 9to5 Mac digging into the iOS file system, that message makes some sense now: It may be referencing Apple's new media streaming service. » 1/19/11 8:40pm 1/19/11 8:40pm