Today Apple have released iOS 4.3 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. This update adds the Personal Hotpot, iTunes Home Sharing and improved Airplay support amongst other changes.

Home Sharing will be an interesting feature, you will be able to stream music, video and TV content from a PC or Mac to an iOS device. So you will be able use an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch as a media streamer with it taking content from your iTunes library. Actually when I first got an iPhone I was supprised this wasn’t a built in feature of iOS so its good to see this functionality finally added

The improvements to Airplay means that you can send pictures and websites to an Apple TV plus 3rd party apps can work with airplay which could make the Apple TV a kind of extender for iPad or iPhone. It’s interesting to see how many updates iOS has had since Windows Phone 7 launched and Microsoft haven’t got any significant updates out yet and it’s also worth noting that even a “Post PC Device” needs to be connected to a PC or Mac to do the update


iOS 4.3 Software Update

This update contains new features and improvements, including the following:

• Personal Hotspot*  – Share iPhone 4 mobile data connection with up to 5  devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth,  and 1 USB)

•iTunes Home Sharing  – Play music, films and TV shows from a shared iTunes  library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)• New AirPlay features**  -Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera  Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps  and websites on Apple TV  – Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using  transitions available on Apple TV

• Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript   engine• HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter***  – View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app,  Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote and enabled  hird-party apps on an HDMI display

• Ping features  – Push notifications for comments and follow requests  – Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing  screen  – Parental controls

• New Settings  – Messages setting for number of times to repeat an  alert  – iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute  audio notifications and sound effects

• Single-tap conference-call dialling with a pause to send  a passcode

• Bug fixes



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