Tech Today: New iOS 5 features, Kindle Fire to get software fix

In Monday's late breaking news, we've got word on Apple's latest iOS 5 Beta, while there's also news on the company's plans to expand AirPlay.

Apple plans new chip to assist AirPlay growth
Apple wants more manufacturers to build AirPlay enabled accessories for iOS devices and is planning to build a new chip which will enable AirPlay through Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi, according to reports.
Link:AppleInsider

Kindle Fire set for software fix
Amazon will release an over-the-air software fix for its Kindle Fire tablet within the next two weeks, following complains from users over unreliable Wi-Fi, sluggish navigation and privacy issues surrounding the device. The tablet itself, which may launch in the UK in early 2012, is also in line for an upgrade according to the New York Times.
Link: NYT

Apple iOS 5.1 Beta 2 heads to developers
The latest upgrade to Apple iOS 5 has been seeded to developers, meaning us lay folk are also likely to receive an over-the-air update in the near future. The key feature appears to be the ability to delete individual photos from the Photo Stream functionality, which stores images from your camera roll in the cloud.
Link:BGR

Modern Warfare 3 fastest ever to gross $1 billion
The latest game in the Call of Duty franchise has become the fastest entertainment release ever to reach $1 billion dollars at the box office. Modern Warfare 3 reached the landmark in just 16 days, which beat James Cameron's Avatar film, which made it to a billion 17 days after launch. Bittersweet news for the franchise, as The Elder Scrolls V overhauled it to top the UK gaming charts.
Link: TechRadar

Twitter fail is yet more evidence of Charlie Sheen not #Winning
Hollywood trainwreck Charlie Sheen tweeted his personal phone number to his millions of followers in an attempt to send a direct message to teen sensation Justin Bieber. The tweet was swiftly taken down, but not before the former Hot Shots actor was beseiged by texts and calls from his army of fans.
Link: Daily Mail

 

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