Apple just released a new version of the iOS operating system to help address the issues with the PDF security vulnerability that has plagued mobile Safari users for weeks now. The new versions, iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad, will also disable the web-based JailbreakMe service that we all came to know and love.
If you use the iPhone camera at all, you know tapping the screen to take a picture can be a royal pain, especially if you're trying to take a self-portrait. The iPhone 4's front facing camera doesn't make things that much better, since photos are lower resolution. And really, tapping the touch screen to capture is just not very ergonomic. Well, against Apple's better judgement, TapTapTap's Camera+ app provides us with a solution.
Unless you were in a coma (and if you were, we hope you're feeling better now,) you'll recall that last month the media and consumer ballyhoo surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna woes came to a head. At the heart of the issue was the fact that if users held the smartphone in a certain manner that's now come to be affectionatly known as the Death-Grip, the phone would lose a significant amount of signal reception due to a design flaw. In a now legendary email, Steve Jobs suggested that users simply not hold their phones "that way." Well, if dropped-calls and lousy connections weren't reason enough to consider doing just that, an Israeli software company has another you can add to the list: Holding your mobile in a death-grip ups the handset's radiation level.
Earlier this week we told you Apple had given developers the ability to allow educational institutions to get a discount on volume App Store purchases. At the time, Apple hadn't give anyone any information on the volume pricing program, but they have finally explained how this volume licensing program will work.
Orange, one of the UK carriers of the iPhone 4 recently sent out an email to customers letting them know that the white version of the iPhone 4 could be delayed "until the end of the year." The email went on to explain that customers looking to get a white iPhone 4 should consider getting the black version instead.
This GameTime we looked for any excuse to play the new Madden on our iPads during work. So we wrangled up a thinly disguised Sport-centric GameTime focusing on all sorts of sport games on iOS devices. This not only allowed us to play tons of Madden, but also pick up some incredibly obscure games to make fun of. If you make it to the end, you’ll be rewarded with a pretty detailed look at EA’s brand new Madden 2011 for iPad.
Yeah, we all know the iPhone is the sexiest phone on the market, but did you know iPhone users are the sexiest too? Actually, we won't start making judgements there, but according to dating site OkCupid, iPhone users DO get laid more. Twice as often as Android users, as a matter of fact. And by fact, we mean based on the opinions of 11.4 million people.
Apps that take advantage of the iPhone 4's gyroscope, its extra motion axis, are slowly rolling out. Until now, they've mostly been games or augmented reality apps. Gyro Air Drums does something a little different: it uses the gyroscope to make music.
Say what you will about the iPhone 4's antenna woes, it's still the most advanced handset Apple's produced to date. Boasting significant imrpovements over the 3GS, there's a lot to be happy about in the smartphone's latest iteration: Just ask any number of indie directors or cinematographers using the iPhone 4 to shoot and cut their films.
Your next iPad or iPhone may be incredibly powerful and energy efficient. Texas Instruments and ARM have joined forces to collaborate on the next generation of ARM Cortex A-series processors--code named Eagle. Though both companies are keeping their lips sealed about the inner workings of the chip, the two hope that they can raise the bar for the next iteration of mobile processors.