SkypeKit, a developer program rolled out in June for Linux users to integrate Skype video, voice, and text chat capabilities into other programs, has now come to OSX and Windows. This program has widely broadened the ability of developers to integrate these functions into third party programs where before only a small set of APIs were available that were designed specifically for accessories like webcams and headsets.
Skype is fired up about the program, calling SkypeKit "a headless version of Skype-that is, a Skype client with no user interface that runs invisibly, not only on PCs, but also TVs, notebooks, and other connected devices." SkypeKit is currently in beta and invitation only; drop by the Skype Developer Website to get a shot at getting your hands on it.
For those that have been patiently waiting for the iOS 4 update to come, it looks like you're one step closer. The iOS SDK 4.1 beta is now available for developers to tinker with and put through the paces.
The image above was posted by a forumgoer at Gizmodo; it seems there are still some kinks to work out unless this is the signal bar fix we've all been hoping for. No word yet on whether the attempted software fix for reception has made its way into this beta; more on that as the sharp developer minds get to prodding this new release.
Our Download of the Day today is SmartFTP 4.0.1123.0.
SmartFTP is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client which allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet. With its many basic and advanced features SmartFTP also offers secure, reliable and efficient transfers that make it a powerful tool.
SmartFTP can be used for:
Web site publishing and maintenance
Upload and download of images, documents, movie and music files
Share your files with your friends and coworkers
Backups of local or remote files
SmartFTP offers these features:
Quickly rename multiple files.
Search your hard drive in the Local Browser (Windows Vista and higher)
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The latest happenings from around the web - July 15, 2010
- Jetway NC84E-LF mITX motherboard @ Aphnetworks
- Biostar TA890FXE AMD 890FX Motherboard @ PCStats
- Gigabyte H55N-USB3 HTPC Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
- PowerColor HD 5770 Eyefinity 5 Edition @ Neoseeker
- Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 Ultimate & HD 5550 OC @ Overclockers Club
- Visiontek ATI Radeon HD 5670 Review: In pursuit of 1GHz @ Alienbabeltech
- MSI GeForce GTX 460 @ Ultimate Hardware
- Zotac GeForce GTX 460 1GB @ tbreak
Some readers over at Gizmodo are reporting that after exchanging their iPhone 4 with a new unit that the antenna problems have disappeared. Some people out there believe that this is due to a "silent recall" by Apple and new units are being swapped into stores that have the hardware issues fixed. Readers are claiming that "their iPhones no longer have problems with voice quality degradation, call drops, slow data transmission, or no internet access." Chck the Source Link for constantly updated reader stories and find a way to get your iPhone traded in; you may be lucky enough to get your problems fixed.
Hulu Plus, Hulu's $10 a month premium content stream, has officially dropped today for select PlayStation Plus subscribers, with other Playstation Plus subscribers able to sign up through an app and get on a waiting list. Sony also announced today that this limited launch would expand to all Playstation 3 owners within the next few months, and the PS3 will be the only console to receive access to Hulu Plus through the end of 2010.
Want a fancy universal remote but spent all your loot on your new iPhone? Ryz Media has the item and app for you. Their My TV Remote app turns your iPhone into a universal remote, and not just one with the standard number and DVD function buttons, either.
For $9.99 USD, they send you an infrared emitter to plug into your iPhone, and a TV Guide is downloaded into your phone. Switching through channels is done similarly to music instead of having to remember channel numbers. Each channel area even shows what's on. You can also see what your Facebook friends are watching, get real time show recommendations, and see what's on that's popular.
Toshiba and SanDisk have announced a joint venture that will have the two firms working together in a NAND flash fabrication facility. The facility will be called Fab 5 and located at Yokkaichi Operations in the Mie Prefecture.
The construction of the new fab will be phased with construction set for completion in the spring of 2011. The facility will have about 38,000 square meters of space inside and be five stories.
Intel has unveiled its figures for Q2 2010 and the numbers are the best in the history of the company. The economy has certainly turned around for Intel and its CEO Paul Otellini cites strong corporate customer demand as a main reason for the record-breaking quarter.
Intel reports $10.8B in profits for Q2 1010, up $466 million from Q1 2010 and $2.7 billion compared to Q2 2010. Operating income for Q2 2010 was $4B and net income was $2.9B.