Apple brings us 'sext' protectionMacBook Airs could be on the way at Apple's Media Event, Zune Software is coming to the Mac, for reals; And our winners for the giveaway!
-What's cracking? I'm Brian Tong and welcome to the Apple Byte for all the things good and bad inside the world of Apple. Now, I gotta tell you, I had an amazing time at our 100th episode party. Really, you guys missed out. There were like, oh, there were so many girls I can't even count. Well, we're gonna announce our Mophie Juice Pack winners at the end of the show but first, let's get to the show. Now Apple sent out an invite for a special media event on October 20th called Back to the Mac with this image. It looks like it could be a preview of Mac OS 10.7. Everyone is already calling the next OS Lion but I don't think so. I think it's gonna be called Mufasa. -Make it stop. Can we just do the show please. -Yeah, okay, fine, fine, but, no, no, I'm still sticking to my prediction, alright, Ariel? Mac OS 10 Mufasa. Now, we're also expecting to see a potential update to the MacBook Air line which is ripe and ready and a potential bump for the 13-inch MacBook to use an Intel Core i3 processor, but the focus will all be on Mufasa. Now, Microsoft announced their full lineup of Windows Phone 7 products recently and I've gotta tell you guys, I'm really impressed with their all new tiles interface that is slick and flows like butter, but in even bigger news, a Windows Phone marketing exec confirmed that the Zune software will be making its way to Mac OS 10 to support their new phones. Zune software on a Mac? Yeah. It's the first sign that hell is actually freezing over. Now, "sexting" has become a big deal in the media recently. I've personally never participated in whatever this thing called "sexting" is but Apple has recently awarded a patent were a filtering system could be used to block messages containing objectionable material that would be defined via user, or basically your mom. Now, the filter could block the entire message or the naughty content could be stripped out while the rest of the message would remain. Is this a good thing for parents? Absolutely. But this worries me the most because I could see my mom actually using this feature on my phone. And since we're talking about phones, Apple has released the latest iOS 4.2 beta 3 to developers. iPad owners now have more wallpapers like this denim one so people won't be able to tell when I'm holding my iPad. They've also added some restrictions to the Game Center and the best addition, new SMS tones. Now, let's take a break and check out a quick tip from Donald Bell for saving photos on your iPad. -Hey, I'm Donald Bell and today I'm going to show you how to save images on to an iPad using the built-in Safari web browser. The internet is a funny place and you're bound to find some photo or online comic that you want to save for later, e-mail to a friend, or use as your iPad's wallpaper. Here's how to do it. First, open the Safari web browser and find an image you want to save. Tap and hold the image and you should see options for saving or copying the image. If you select save, the image will be stored in your photo library where you can access it anytime you want even when you're offline. If you select copy, the image will be stored temporarily in the internal memory. You can then create an e-mail and tap and hold in the e-mail body until you see an option for paste. To set a web image as your wallpaper, select save from Safari, then go into Settings, Brightness and Wallpaper, and you'll see the images currently used for your lock screen and home screen. Tap them and you'll see a directory of all your photos and then tap Saved Photos and you should be able to find the image you saved off of Safari. When you select the image, you can resize it and then set it as the wallpaper for either your home screen or lock screen or both. That's it. That's how to send and save photos from the web on an iPad. For CNET.com, I'm Donald Bell. -Thanks, DB. Alright, let's check out some of the quick bytes. The Mac has made a comeback and IDC reports Macs are now just over 10% of the US market share for the first time since the 90s. While it's still less than 5% globally, Apple's now the number 3 PC vendor here in the States, passing up Acer and trailing behind HP and Dell. Now you guys better get ready for this one. AT&T and Verizon will be selling the iPad in their retail stores on October 28th. AT&T will sell the three Wi-Fi and 3G models and Verizon will sell the three Wi-Fi-only models in store, so all you bold prediction makers were absolutely right when you said the iPad is coming to Verizon except it's not a Verizon compatible iPad. Now, Apple's tablet is currently selling in Wal-Mart and Target and Apple's really pushing its distribution channels so now I can walk out of a store with a payday candy bar, mango-scented body scrub, and an iPad. Dreams really do come true. And some cool updates on the iPhone apps world. Yahoo! Messenger now supports video conferencing over 3G and Wi-Fi and you can communicate to people using Yahoo! Messenger on their computers as well. Hey, Face Time, you might wanna get on that. And Amazon's iPhone app now has a barcode scanner built in that lets you compare prices inside of the app which might make you leave the store empty-handed after you see how much cheaper things are. Now they say imitation is the best form of flattery. Well then, Hong Kong is doing just that by launching its new mass transit railway app with, who else, but Hong Kong's own version of Steve Jobs. That guy looks like the grandpa for ten of my friends. Now, we had a ton of love from all of you, the Apple Byters, who watched the show while ignoring their children and wives, but I had to just include a few quotes from you. Now, Ali Jawan says, "I watch Apple Byte because of Brian's yellow hair and funny nose." Thanks, Ali. Manny Samos writes, "You are so cool, you make me wanna be Asian." If that's not a fan, I don't know what is. Thanks, Manny, and for your information, Jared Adams reminded that it's National Hug an Asian Day on October 15th so give someone a hug this Friday and you, too, can be an honorary Asian, but let's get to the winners for our Mophie contest. Thanks for showing your love, your videos and these were done in totally random so here are the winners. We've got Sam Band, Julie McAuliff-Hayle, Anthony Mellow, and finally Ms. Elizabeth Bug. Alright guys. This one was not random but huge props go out to Elizabeth and her artistic skills with her drawing of our shake-it skit. The entire cast was in there and a paper rendition of our set and, even better, my hair. Alright, thanks a lot guys. We'll be in touch with all of you so look out for an e-mail and that's gonna do it for this week's show. Send us your e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org . I'm Brian Tong, thanks for watching, and we'll see you all next week for another byte of the Apple.