Latest from Matthew Miller
Microsoft sends out Zune Marketplace update email, server down the 14th
After speaking with some people who have seen the new Zune HD and thinking about their subscription service that I am a big fan of I decided to pre-order my Zune HD yesterday. I just received an email from the Microsoft Zune service that gives me a heads-up on the planned service update for next week (text of email is below). I understand the Zune Marketplace software will be updated and am very curious to see what that will include.
Review: In depth look at AT&T Navigator voice navigation system on the iPhone 3GS
Back when I saw the TeleNav client come to the T-Mobile G1 I knew it was just a matter of time before we would see this application come to the Apple iPhone. It has taken Apple a lot longer than I thought it would for them to open up true voice navigation, but the 3.0 OS now allows for this functionality and TeleNav wasted no time at all in rolling out AT&T Navigator for the Apple iPhone. Check out my image gallery containing screenshots of the application and service in action, as well as my video below. The application is quite fast and responsive on the iPhone 3GS and is pretty full featured. There are some areas for improvements, but it is a great first start and I am excited to see it on the iPhone.
Zune 3.0 now available, also get free WiFi access at McDonald's
Microsoft announced the Zune 3.0 software last week and today you can download and install the new desktop and Zune device software update. I just finished installing the desktop software and plan to update my black 4GB Zune soon too. The Zune 3.0 software includes Buy from FM, wireless access to the Zune Marketplace, and more.
Jobs reportedly acknowledges 3rd party app failure to launch issue
I posted on my experiences with the iPhone 3G and upgraded original iPhone last week and there were quite a few comments posted by readers, with many stating they were seeing the same behavior. Apple fans (I enjoy many Apple products myself) said we must be doing something wrong and the application launch failures were not present. According to AppleInsider Steve Jobs has acknowledged the problem and said the bug would be fixed in the next software update in September. So it seems I wasn't crazy after all, right?