Apple released iOS 5 Beta 7 to developers this afternoon, and the good news is that the latest beta can already be jailbroken with RedSn0w. Actually, the RedSn0w beta that was released for iOS 5 Beta 6 will also jailbreak Beta 7. Read More
Sprint has increased its early termination fee from $200 to $350, bringing it in line with both AT&T and Verizon. The new fee only applies to ‘advanced devices’ which, we assume, means smartphones and tablets.
According to an article on CNET, the fee will be prorated for now, depending on how long you have left on your current contract, which kind of makes sense. And that’s the reason we’re surprised Sprint is making this move… Read More
Not even two weeks after releasing iOS 5 Beta 6 to developers, Apple just released iOS 5 Beta 7. If you’re already on Beta 6, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update in order to update your iDevice. That is, unless you are jailbroken, in which case, you will not be able to update over-the-air. But you can always update via iTunes.
Seven beta versions for an iOS firmware is unheard of so far. Apple sure is polishing this new software, which should be released to the public in the next few weeks.
We have the full change log below… Read More
If you’ve been around the Apple community for a while, you’re likely aware of the company’s habit of seeding beta version of upcoming software to developers. They do this so app makers can test their software, and it’s also a nice way to help iron out the kinks.
But lucky for us, it’s also a way for us to get an inside look at Apple’s future plans. We’ve been able to spot unannounced Nuance and Siri features from within the betas, and now we may have just gotten a glimpse of what the iPhone 5 will look like… Read More
The infamous Gizmodo/iPhone 4 debacle grabbed all kinds of headlines last year. No one believed that a company as secretive as Apple could let an iPhone prototype device loose in the wild months before it was slated to be announced.
StayOpened is the Robin to PasswordPilot’s Batman. Their mission? To make App Store purchases easier!
Inside, I’ll show you why you should consider this Lebron James + Dwyane Wade type of combo to conquer what ails you about the App Store… Read More
It seems the trend of discounted tablets isn’t over yet. Word on the street is that HP is gearing up for another production run of its TouchPad slate, and even Amazon sounds like it wants to get in on the action.
But if the obsolete tablet or the rumored beefed-up Kindle haven’t peaked your interest, you might be happy to hear that Apple’s online store is now offering refurbished iPad 2s at a decent discount… Read More
Every so often a story comes along that requires a second read. This story took three or four.
If we’re fully understanding this, and we fear we might be, the council of one UK town is set to spend £9000 ($14,680) on iPads. iPads for what you ask?
iPads for garbage trucks. Yeah, really… Read More
With iOS 5, Apple has made some significant changes to help us “cut the wire.” Instead of needing to plug your iDevice into your computer to sync with iTunes, the new firmware will allow you to do this Over-the-Air via iCloud.
But it doesn’t look like the Cupertino company is stopping there. HardMac is reporting that the iPhone-makers have passed an internal message on to employees that it is planning to roll out a wireless iDevice diagnostic tool this Fall as well… Read More
Online music streaming service Spotify has launched a new API that will allow independent iOS developers to bring the service to their own apps. The API, called Libspotify, means we could see Spotify built into all kinds of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch applictions moving forward.
While there is currently no word on whether the new Libspotify API will find itself to Android, it’s perhaps interesting to note that the API is offered on a none-commercial basis, meaning paid-for apps will not be allowed to use it… Read More
Elgato, the company well known for making TV tuners and the like for the Mac, is set to release an iPad accessory that will effectively turn an iPad 2 into a freeview television.
Aimed squarely at the European market, Elgato’s tuner will come complete with a telescopic aerial and will receive the DVB-T frequencies. A companion app will also be available in the App Store, which promises the ability to record live television using the dock connector tuner accessory… Read More
Much like Google’s buyout of Motorola Mobility we told you about a few weeks ago, I don’t think anyone saw the AT&T/T-Mobile deal coming. The nation’s second largest carrier unveiled it’s plans earlier this year to acquire the operator for $39 Billion.
The acquisition would leave only three major wireless companies in the US, angering both customers and other carriers along the way. But with the industry’s long history of buyouts and mergers, I think most folks just accepted that it was going to happen, until now… Read More
Arguably the best web browser available for the Android platform, Dolphin, is now also strutting its stuff on iOS. Dolphin’s claim to fame is its deep gesture integration, which reduces the need for quite so many on-screen buttons. Perfect for smartphones with smaller screens, just like the iPhone.
Offering its wares for free, Dolphin joins a long list of web browsers in the App Store which aim to take a piece of the browsing pie from the stock Safari software, but it may need to offer something unique if it’s going to make people switch… Read More
It’s no secret that many of the tweaks found on Cydia are close replicas of already existing tweaks; LaunchConfirm is no exception.
Heavily borrowing from another recently released jailbreak tweak by the name of DoubleTapToOpen, LaunchConfirm aims to accomplish similar results, albeit using a slightly different method.
Both tweaks aim to prevent the end user from accidentally launching apps. DoubleTapToOpen requires a double tap to launch apps, while LaunchConfirm adopts a confirmation dialogue box in order to do so.
In the end, both tweaks are very similar, as you’ll see in this full video walkthrough… Read More
You didn’t think Steve Jobs was the only one at Apple keeping an eye on his publicly available email address, did you?
Now that Apple’s long-time chief has resigned, many are wondering if new CEO Tim Cook would carry on the tradition of answering emails from the public. An interesting story from MacRumors suggests that Cook is indeed answering emails from his email@example.com address citing the story we posted a couple days back. There have also apparently been a number of other responses received from Cook in the days following his promotion…
Sainsbury’s, one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains, is getting ready to bring a rather unique shopping trolley to some of its stores, according to Pocket-Lint.
The fancy new way of carting your goods around will sport an iPad holder, speakers, and a fancy new ‘collision detection system’ when it appears in stores. The new cart and is part of a deal with the satellite television company, Sky… Read More
The first component, is compatibility with the iPad 1 iOS 5 beta 6 IPSW. Apparently, Apple updated this IPSW without altering its version or filename, so this latest version of RedSn0w features compatibility with both the original and updated files… Read More
It seems a day can’t go by without a new iPhone 5 rumor, and today has had its fair share already. The latest rumor to throw on the metaphorical fire revolves around US cell phone carrier Sprint and an event it plans to hold in October.
The event, which will take place on October 7th, is being called a ‘strategy update‘ by the execs at Sprint. It’s supposedly aimed at giving the team a chance to speak to the press, as well as a question and answer session. But is that all? Maybe. Maybe not… Read More
So I was messing around with Ryan Petrich’s VoiceKeys tweak a while ago, and stumbled upon a revelation: The tweak’s proximity sensor feature, coupled with my BookBook case makes for an almost iPad 2 imitating Smart Cover feature for the iPhone.
In a nutshell, I decided it would only be right to record the functionality that I inadvertently stumbled upon, with the hopes of coercing someone in the jailbreak community to take this project head on.
What we need, is jailbreak tweak that allows one to activate the proximity sensor anywhere, in any app, not just in the Phone app (or in this case, the Messages app). Check inside for a video demonstration of the iPhone Smart Cover concept in action, along with a call to arms to any jailbreak developer who wishes to take this project on… Read More
Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone (or phones) in the next few weeks, and as usual the rumor mill is on fire. Also right on schedule are the flurry of purported next-gen components we’re seeing pop up all over the web.
But so far, the parts haven’t really amounted to much. Although some differences have been noted, the pieces in general look very similar to those found in the iPhone 4. Finally, some parts have surfaced that actually matter… Read More