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.

WindSolutions Releases CopyTrans Manager v0.824 - Free iTunes Alternative For Windows

WindSolutions has released CopyTrans Manager, a free alternative to iTunes for managing your iPod/iPhone.


  • Full support of all iPods and iPhones (incl. iPhone 3G)
  • No installation required
  • Portable: copy CopyTrans Manager directly on iPod and use on any computer
  • Full support of music, podcast, audiobook, video and movie show transfers
  • Automatic import of artworks when adding tracks
  • Support of tag editing, both inline and through the dedicated tag editor
  • Integrated music player
  • Supports all track meta-data (genres, ratings, play counts, etc.)
  • Powerful track browser (genres, albums, artists, search)
  • Incredibly fast overall utilization

YouTube demo video
More info...

WWDC '09 Keynote Video Posted

Apple has posted video of the WWDC Keynote address by Phil Schiller.
Watch the video

iPhone 3G S videos

Apple has posted a guided tour of iPhone 3G S and a new TV ad.

WWDC '09 Keynote

WWDC '09 Highlights:

- iPhone 3Gs: Ships June 19th in US and select countries, will be in 80 countries by August
- iPhone 3Gs: Available in black or white 16GB $199, 32GB $299; iPhone 3G 8GB $99 (prices with contract)
- iPhone 3Gs: Compass, built-in Nike+
- iPhone 3Gs: Voice Control
- iPhone 3Gs: Video API
- iPhone 3Gs: Voice dialing
- iPhone 3Gs: Edit and share videos
- iPhone 3Gs: 3.2 MP camera with autofocus, video capture (30fps), auto white balance
- iPhone 3Gs: 7.2Mbps HSDPA
- iPhone 3Gs: same design
- iPhone 3Gs: the 's' is for speed
- iPhone OS 3.0: Developers get Golden Master today
- iPhone OS 3.0: Available June 17th, Free upgrade for iPhone users; iPod touch $9.95
- iPhone OS 3.0: TomTom demoing turn-by-turn navigation app
- iPhone OS 3.0: Tethering over USB or BlueTooth, requires carrier support, 22 carriers supporting, AT&T not mentioned...
- iPhone OS 3.0: Rent/Buy movies/tv directly
- iPhone OS 3.0 event recap - copy/paste, landscape mode across built-in apps, MMS...
- iPhone + iPod touch: over 40 million sold
- iPhone: 50,000 apps, 1 million SDK downloads
- Snow Leopard $29 for Leopard owners (intel), available in September
- QuickTime X, new interface, trim/share videos
- Safari 4 available today for Leopard, Tiger, Windows Vista and XP
- MacBook Air update, price cut, $1499 (1.83 GHz / 2GB DDR3/ 120 GB HD), $1799 (2.13 GHz / 2GB DDR3 / 128 GB SSD)
- New 13" MacBook Pro standard models at $1199, $1499 (2.26 GHz, 2.53 GHz), SD slot, FireWire 800
- 17" MBP $300 price drop, now $2499
- 15" MBP standard models at $1699, $1999, $2299 (2.53 GHz, 2.66 GHz, 2.8 GHz)
- New 15" MacBook Pro - Built-in 7hr battery, No ExpressCard slot, SD slot

ezGear Releases Video Cable for iPod and iPhone

ezGear has released an A/V cable for iPod and iPhone ($40), it includes a USB cable for charging and syncing as well as composite video and line-out audio RCA connections:

The ezGear Video Cable for iPod includes an iPod dock connector on one end and four connectors on the other end: Video Signal, Left Audio Channel, Right Audio Channel, and USB Connector. The Video and audio connectors connect to your TV, the USB port allows you to charge your iPod while you watch. The ezGear Video Cable is three feet long and shielded to reduce interference. The ezGear Video Cable is Made for iPod and Works with iPhone certified and is made of high quality components to ensure a strong clean signal for better image and audio quality. ezGear also offers a video extension cable that extends the video cable from 3 feet to 6 feet.

More info...

iPhone SDK For iPhone OS 3.0 Beta Posted

Apple has posted iPhone SDK for iPhone OS 3.0 beta, registered developers can download it now. (Update: Standard or Enterprise Program members only.)

Here are some of the new features available to developers:

In App Purchase
Allow users to purchase content or services from your application using the Store Kit framework. This new framework handles the financial aspects of the transaction, processes payment with the iTunes Store, and provides your application with information about the purchase.

Apple Push Notification service

The Apple Push Notification service provides a way to alert your users of new information, even when your application isn't running. Send text notifications, trigger audible alerts, or add a numbered badge to your application icon.

Using the new External Accessory framework, your application can now communicate with "Made for iPod" hardware accessories attached to iPhone or iPod touch through either the 30-pin dock connector or wirelessly using Bluetooth.

Peer to Peer Connectivity
Add multi-player capabilities to your games using the peer to peer network connectivity and in game voice communication features of Game Kit. This powerful new framework allows any application, not just games, to communicate between devices using Bluetooth-no pairing required.

You can now embed maps within your applications using the new Map Kit framework. Map Kit works with the Google Mobile Maps Service and features panning and zooming, custom annotations, current location and geocoding.

iPod Library Access
Access music, podcasts, or audio books in a user's iPod library directly from your application using the updated Media Player framework. You can play, repeat and shuffle songs or whole playlists, or create sequences of songs using custom searches.

iPhone OS 3.0 Event Highlights

Live coverage of Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 event is available from the from the following sites:

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, enhanced,
  • 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

SiK Introduces pimp Car Charger With Line-Out

SiK has released a new car charger with line-out audio, it's called pimp ($55) and expected to begin shipping by March 18th:

Apple To Offer Glimpse Of iPhone OS 3.0

Apple has scheduled a press event on March 17th to show off features of iPhone OS 3.0. Details are scarce, but it's safe to assume significant enhancements will be announced. Release of the third generation iPhone is expected in June, and it's anticipated that iPhone OS 3.0 will be released at the same time.

The iPhone 3.0 press event is scheduled for 10 AM PST in the Town Hall auditorium at Apple's Cupertino campus.

Apple Releases New Talking iPod shuffle

Apple has released a new iPod shuffle. Amazingly small (1.8" tall x 0.3" thin) thanks to moving the controls to the earbud cable, this shuffle can speak (14 languages):

iProng Magazine Spring 2009 Double Issue Features Graham Nash

From our friends at iProng:

iProng Magazine is proud to present its Spring 2009 Double Issue featuring Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills & Nash, who tells us about his new boxed set "Reflections" and talks plenty of iPhone and iTunes while he's at it.

The double issue also features interviews with independent musician Michelle Featherstone by guest interviewer Elsie Escobar, podcaster Talli van Sunder of, Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline and more.

And because we’re a publication for iPhone and iPod users, this issue also features iPhone app reviews including MobileMix, I Love Katamari and Artist's Touch, along with hardware reviews of the Westone 3 earphones, AirCurve from Griffin, iHM77 speakers from iHome, and showTIME from Scosche.

Read full issue...

CopyTrans 3 Released

WindSolutions has released CopyTrans 3, their popular iPod transfer and management solution for Windows.


  • Transfer iPod playlists, ratings and more to iTunes
  • Rebuild iTunes library from iPod
  • Download playlists, ratings, play count, last played, from iPod to iTunes
  • Preserve song order in playlists
  • Recover album artworks
  • Import videos, movies & TV shows to their iTunes category
  • Restore audiobooks
  • Retrieve podcasts with subscriptions
  • Select the metadata you want to move to iTunes
  • Transfer iPod songs to any computer location (folder)
  • Place all music files in the same folder
  • Organize songs into folders and sub-folders based on any data such as Artist, Album, etc
  • Build song names with extensive renaming options
  • Save all iPod music data and videos to an external hard drive
  • Store iPod backups on safe separated removable storage devices
  • Create iPod backups that you can burn to CD and DVD
  • Import iPod backups to iTunes whenever desired with playlists and other personal preferences

More info...

iPhone 2.2.1 Software Update Released

Apple has released iPhone OS 2.1.1 which features various bug fixes and enhancements. You can get it now through iTunes.

iPhone SDK for iPhone OS 2.2.1 has also been released for developers.


Steve Jobs To Take Medical Leave Of Absence Through June

Apple released the following letter from Steve:


I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.



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