If you ain’t hear, iOS 4.2 has finally arrived and it’s available for not only the iPhone and iPod, but iPad – about freakin’ time.  The update brings a variety of new features to the tablet, but the biggest being multitasking, which arrived on the iPhone months ago. Other new features include Airplay, which lets you stream digital media wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to your Apple TV and AirPlay-enabled speakers.  Apple has also add Airprint (this one should be self-explanatory).

A feature we didn’t see coming, though, is “Find My iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch”.  Historically the feature was only available to MobileMe customers.  But now anyone can utlitze this feature, provided of course the device they’ve lost is an iPhone 4.  The good news is that the app, which lets you find the lost iPhone, will run on any device.  In the event that you do lose your iPhone 4, you can not only locate it on a map, but display a message on its screen, remotely set a passcode lock and initiate a remote wipe to delete your data.

iOS 4.2 also adds a unified mailbox to the iPad, new text message tones to the iPhone 4 (17 to be exact) and probably some other minor tweaks.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."