With a browser-based method for jailbreaking any iPhone or iPad, including the iPhone 4 now out in the wild, freeing an Apple mobile device has seldom been easier. As a matter of fact, it's become so easy that an intrepid jailbreaker found the time not only unlock his own hardware, but also to filddle with handsets that don't belong to them.
Whose hardware did they get their mitts on? Um, Apple's.
At the moment, there's a security bug that affects all iOS 4 devices and the iPad that allows hackers to gain total control over your device. It's a lot like the Mobile Safari one-click jailbreak we posted about yesterday, only a lot less friendly. The device owner just has to visit a web page and load a PDF.
If you frequently use iTunes or even an Apple TV, you’re probably familiar with Apple’s free Remote app for the iPhone and iPod touch, which lets you control those devices. If you’re wondering why the App Store favorite hasn’t been updated in eight months, it turns out the reason is that it’s developed by one lone dude -- and he’s busy with another project for the company.
If you often sit and wonder how your iPad data plan here in the U.S. compares to the rest of the world, you can wonder no more. As it turns out, AT&T isn’t the worst offender when it comes to overpriced data plans for the iPad, and the cheapest prices are probably somewhere you’d never guess.
When Apple consumed the popular Lala music service last December, many expected a swift transition that would finally bring iTunes into the cloud. With the Lala service shut down back in May, the service seemed more imminent than ever, and yet still we have nothing. So what’s going on?
A new reveal shows Apple's iPad management profile policies that are available to corporate users provide the ability to disable use of its camera. This would provide some additional credibility about a camera being a part of future models.
Do you like your digital cameras raw? Well, good, because Apple is serving up a cold dish of compatibility updates. Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Updates 3.3 was released today for Aperture and iPhoto users.
Get ready, because the rumor mill is running full speed ahead once again. Currently, there is speculation over what role Intel might play in the next iteration of the iPad. In the past, there have been whispers that the chip manufacturer's wares might find a home nestled in the heart of Cupertino's smartphones and tablets. So far, that hasn't panned out. This time around however, there may well be some substance to the scuttlebutt.
Hey, you. You need a new screensaver, right? Here's one that's both awesome and informative. The App Wall screen saver will show you the top free apps or top paid apps in a wonderfully tiled way. It's WWDC style on your Mac. Each of the icons twinkle like little stars in the sky as they change positions, all the while keeping you aware of all the happenings in the official App Store. Check it out! Or watch the video after the cut.
We've heard it all--the white iPhone 4 has been delayed because it's harder to make a white phone than a black phone, because of an antenna issue, because of a light leak, and because of a little bit of extra press coverage in the form of a salacious photo leak. Well, now we've got yet another rumor to add to the group.
If Bloomberg's got it right, and they often do, all signs point to Verizon and AT&T are pairing up in an effort to displace much of the the need for credit cards in the retail universe by allowing consumers to pay for their purchaes with the wave of their smartphone. According to the report, the venture also includes the cooperation of some other financial sector and telecom heavy-hitters, including T-mobile, Deutsche Telecom and Discover Financial Services.
Think the iPhone is the best platform for mobile advertising? Think again. According to mobile ad network Mobclix, statistics show that despite the relatively smaller market the iPad is a more lucrative marketing platform than the iPhone. Their studies point out that the eCPM, or effective cost per thousand impressions, of iPad apps is about five times higher than for iPhone apps. It’s a number calculated by dividing an advertisers total earnings from an ad by the total number of impressions in thousands.
Is the sky falling for OS X, or is it simply time for the cat-based operating system to undergo a refresh?
According to Computerworld, the various versions of Apple's OS X operating systems have been losing their marketshare in the past four months, leaving it sitting at five per cent--the same marketshare it held back in February of this year. Computerworld gleaned the numbers from Net Applications, an analytics firm that scours the interwebz for data provided by each unique visitor that browses to any of the 40,000 websites the company monitors for their clients. Interestingly, although Apple's desktop Operating system market share has been clawed back, it's still not too far off the mark from the highest user numbers seen for OS X, which peaked at 5.3% back in October of 2009--the same month that marked the launch of Windows 7.
For the first time in the history of the iPhone, the sales of our glossy friend have been overturned by Google's OS powered devices. Granted, there are many more Android-powered devices than there are iOS devices on the market, but the new Nielsen Company report makes us wonder about how these devices stack up in terms of sales.