Apple releases updates for iDisk, iMovie mobile apps
By Serenity Caldwell, Macworld
This week’s Apple Tuesday update specials may not be as fancy as a redesigned Mac mini, but the latest round of releases should make users of the company’s iOS apps happy. Apple has unveiled a universal iDisk app as well as an update that fixes several unnamed bugs in its mobile version of iMovie.
The 1.2 version of MobileMe iDisk features a redesign for the iPad’s bigger screen. That means a two-column view of the user’s iDisk in landscape mode on the iPad, as well as a popover view in portrait mode. Users can view, share, delete, and open iDisk documents in other programs (like iBooks) while in the app, though there’s no current way to upload documents or photos from the iPad or iPhone. Apple’s MobileMe iDisk app is only the third app from the company to support both the iPhone and iPad; in addition to iBooks, Find My iPhone has also been optimized for both mobile devices.
Meanwhile, the iPhone section of the iDisk app has been updated to support iOS 4 and the iPhone 4’s Retina display. Multitasking support allows users to quickly switch between apps while keeping the current document open, and you can now stream audio from your iDisk in the background while browsing other apps.
Other miscellaneous additions include copy-and-paste support for the URL of a shared file, various stability improvements, and the ability to send a message about a shared file from any configured e-mail account.
As for iMovie, version 1.0.1 of the mobile video-editing app for the iPhone 4 came out Tuesday. According to the release notes, the update fixes several small issues regarding export, music playback, and miscellaneous performance and reliability.