Over the past few weeks, an AT&T security breach has been exposed on over 114,000 3G iPads. Goatse Security, the Hacker group that performed the atrocity, bragged about it to the Gawker network. The group apparently tinkered with an AT&T website-side script that would send them the e-mail addresses associated with the ICC-IDS of the SIM cards located in the iPads. The group then managed to collect a large number of personal information, including some high profile accounts like that of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Shure’s new SE115m+ headset for the iPhone 3GS does its darnedest to become the next big thing for your iPhone. The “m+” in the name refers to the remote and mic attached to the cable below the right earbud. Like the headphones that shipped with your 3GS, the inline remote controls the volume and makes all the fancy track- and playlist-skipping moves we’ve grown accustomed to. The remote’s volume buttons protrude a bit more than the middle button, which makes it easy to navigate without looking. And its placement and mic sensitivity meant we didn’t have to do the whole “holding the wire up to our mouth to talk” bit. Overall, the headset worked fine for making calls on our phone.
Apple is really great at creating highly functional devices that are simple to use. They’re also notorious for furthering that image by going light on useful extras…like owner’s manuals. After all, if it’s so easy, who needs instructions?
By now, anyone familiar with the iPhone OS is probably pretty comfortable with the basics--installing apps, browsing the web, sending emails, and the like. But in order to get the most out of your iPad, you’ll need to bone up on some other subjects that Apple isn’t going to broach, like ripping your own DVDs, swapping out your AT&T SIM card, or building your own ePubs to read with iBooks. We even have the details on how to keep your data safe and how to add functionality that the iPad lacks, like a camera, texting, and making phone calls. It’s all easy to do if you know how. And now you will.
Though we've only had Steam for a few weeks, by now the lot of. us have undoubtedly played through Portal's incredibly addicting storyline and figured out that the cake really isn't a lie. Unfortunately, computer gamers everywhere will have to wait even longer to get another slice of cake, as Valve doesn't plan on releasing the sequel until 2011.
Google has released Caffeine, it's new web indexing system that changes the schematics of the search giant's search engine. These changes include a complete overhaul of the search results page layout, which debuted last month, as well as 50 percent "fresher" search results than its previous search indexing.
If you're attending the World Wide Developer Confrence today, you might notice a few devlopers sporting swollen heads and ear-to-ear grins. Such a sight can only mean one thing: The Apple Design Awards 2010 winners have been announced.
There was a collective sigh of relief on Monday night when Apple released Safari 5 into the wild, particularly over the new ability to install extensions to expand the browser’s possibilities. If you’ve been scratching your head wondering where to find such extensions, wonder no more.