By Oliver Haslam on Oct 20, 2011
Security is something that is never far from a smartphone owner’s mind. After all, these little computers, be they of the iOS, Android, or other variety, contain the keys to our lives.
Just think about the kind of information you keep on your iPhone; the kinds of passwords you enter as a matter of routine. Gmail passwords, Paypal passwords, your bank’s internet banking details: it all goes through your iPhone.
According to new research by the Georgia Institute of Technology, it’s possible that all these keystrokes could be logged, and all thanks to your iPhone’s accelerometer. But before you rush out to change all your passwords, it’s worth checking out just what such a keylogging attack would entail…
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 14, 2011
As promised, the iPhone Dev Team released an update to the UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 5 today. This update allows users with unlockable basebands running iOS 5 to unlock their iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 4.
This version of UltraSn0w (1.2.4) doesn’t add any new basebands to the compatibility list, but if you’re running basebands 4.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, or 06.15.00 on the iPhone 3GS, or baseband 01.59.00 on the iPhone 4, then you can unlock your device right now… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 13, 2011
If you’re looking to preserve your iPhone’s baseband when upgrading to iOS 5 on a Windows machine, then Sn0wBreeze is your ticket to baseband freedom.
Preserving your unlockable baseband is integral to being able to unlock your phone when an updated version of UltraSn0w is released tomorrow.
Windows users, this one’s for you. Check inside for the full video tutorial that shows how to preserve your baseband, while upgrading to iOS 5 using Windows… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 13, 2011
Want to update your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS to iOS 5, but need to preserve your unlockable baseband for a future UltraSn0w unlock?
Early this morning, the Dev Team released an update to RedSn0w, which as we told you, incorporates some of the baseband preservation features normally found in PwnageTool.
Inside, you’ll find an easy to follow video walkthrough that shows you how to preserve your baseband for a soon to be released UltraSn0w unlock… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 11, 2011
You would think that with an iPhone refresh on the horizon, sales for last year’s model would start to decline. Why would you buy an outdated handset, when you knew that a new one would be announced soon for the same price?
Apparently not everyone followed the iPhone rumors, or if they did, they just didn’t care. Because according to BGR, the iPhone 4 was still the top-selling smartphone for both Verizon and AT&T during the month of September… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 6, 2011
Good news for folks who pulled the trigger a little too early on buying an iPhone with AT&T in the last 60 days. ModMyi announced this morning that the carrier will be extending its 30-day return policy for recent iPhone purchasers.
While the initial report was based on a purported internal carrier document, iDB was able to confirm the news with AT&T via a customer service representative. Hit the jump for a full rundown of the limited-time return program… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 4, 2011
Today is a big day for Apple news. If you’ve gotten lost in the growing pile of announcements, here’s a helpful recap of the main highlights from Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event.
Today Tim Cook and co. talked about iOS 5, iCloud, and the iPhone 4S. Check inside for everything you need to know… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 4, 2011
With every new iPhone coming out, older models see a price drop, allowing those of us who don’t have $200 to spend on a phone access to some of the best smartphones out there at a reasonable price.
Following the launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple dropped the price of the iPhone 4 to $99. For that price, you only get an 8GB version of the device, but it’s still a good deal. If $99 is still too much, you can get the older iPhone 3GS for free. Yes, for free, but with a 2-year contract… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 22, 2011
With all of the statistics flying about regarding Android and Apple handset sales, it’s extremely easy to get confused. Sometimes you hear that iPhones are topping the charts, and other times you see that Android is “leading the market.”
MacRumors points to a survey done by the NPD research firm that might just help clear the air. Their quarterly Mobile Phone Track report gives some serious insight into who is the top-dog in the mobile industry… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Aug 22, 2011
As we reported a couple days ago, Best Buy is offering Apple’s iPhone 3GS for free today only. Of course, it comes with a 2-year commitment with AT&T, but for free, you could only expect that.
With the iPhone 5 right around the corner, my suggestion would be to wait a month or so for the latest device to come out. Still, I understand that not everybody has $200 saved up for a new phone, and the 3GS might just be all you need… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 19, 2011
It may be coming to the end of its extended lifetime, but Apple’s iPhone 3GS is about to get a send off that should make many bargain hunters happy.
The two-plus year old iPhone 3GS is set to go on sale at Best Buy stores, with the super low price of free being a major win for the little phone that could. The downside? You’ll have to sign your soul over with a two year contract in order to qualify. The one-day sale kicks off on August 22nd… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 10, 2011
Last week we showcased Speed for Maps, a Speedometer jailbreak add-on for the iPhone’s stock maps app. This week, the same developer has followed up with a sequel of sorts, a compass add-on that looks and feels just like his previous work.
The main difference here, is that you must use an iOS device equipped with a digital compass. In other words, when it comes to the iPhone, only the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 qualify.
Check inside for a video demonstration of Compass for Maps in action… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 1, 2011
We know, iPhone 5 rumors have gotten way out of hand. It seems like we are hearing 2 or 3 a day now. Aside from being annoying, the increased chatter is also a sign that we are getting close to an Apple announcement.
In fact, we are seeing a few indications that the iPhone 5 is nearing launch time. Multiple purported cases for the device have been surfacing, and now there are several reports claiming that previous models of the iPhone are being discounted and maybe even discontinued… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 19, 2011
A recent rumor is that Apple will start offering the iPhone 3GS as its “low-end” consumer device this Fall with a $350 off-contract price tag. Previously, it was speculated that Apple would introduce a second iPhone ‘Nano’ model in the coming months for the prepaid and cheaper phone markets.
AT&T has started offering the 8GB iPhone 3GS as a refurb for only $9. Usually, these types of price drops mean that a carrier is trying to get remaining units off the shelves, so we find it unlikely that the 3GS will be of any interest to Apple come this Fall. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 18, 2011
Now I’m as tired of these next-gen iPhone rumors as the next person, but when industry-insider Jonathan Geller says he’s received iPhone information from a “solid source,” it’s hard to ignore it. Geller’s site, Boy Genius Report, has been home to several Apple exclusives in the past.
His latest report confirms that Apple will indeed be launching two different versions of the iPhone this Fall. One iPhone 4S/5 model will replace the current iPhone 4, and there will also be a cheaper model for the low-end and prepaid markets… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 12, 2011
MacRumors came across an interesting accessory for all of you iPhone-toting photographers. Have you ever wanted your iPhone to be capable of shooting long-distance photos? Well, now it can with this new SLR adapter.
An SLR adapter is a custom case with a lens-mounting ring. It allows you to attach your SLR (Single Lens Reflex) lenses to your iPhone, which is an absolute must-have for any budding photographer. Or is it? Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 1, 2011
We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors suggesting Apple might be releasing a low-cost iPhone this fall. Analysts predict the timing is right for the Cupertino company to enter the low-end smartphone market and they love to speculate.
The latest gossip comes from Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital who sees things a little differently. The analyst believes we’ll see Apple offer a cheaper iPhone, but it won’t be a new model. He thinks the 3GS is the rumored low-priced smartphone… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 18, 2011
iH8sn0w’s popular jailbreak tool for Windows, Sn0wBreeze, has been updated with support for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak on the iPhone 3GS. iOS 5 is still in the Beta 1 stage, and Sn0wBreeze Beta 2 is the first method available for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak on the iPhone 3GS.
Thanks to the old bootrom on the 3GS, users can enjoy a fully untethered iOS 5 Beta 1 jailbreak with the newly released Sn0wBreeze update. Read More
By iDB Staff on Jun 8, 2011
So I’ve been playing with iOS 5 beta 1 on my iPhone 3GS for a couple of days now and my first impression is that it looks really good. Good enough to make me consider giving up my jailbreak and unlock to install iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 – don’t worry, I won’t.
One thing I’ve noticed about Apple’s latest beta is that it is a little sluggish. I know an iPhone 3GS isn’t the ideal device to test a new OS on, so I thought I’d put it to the test against the same device, but on the current iOS 4.3.3… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 7, 2011
The mega-retail chain, Wal-Mart, is currently offering Apple’s iPhone 4 for a reduced price of $147. The 16GB iPhone 4 is originally priced at $197, but Wal-Mart’s promotion offers the device in white and black at a $50 discount.
This sale goes through June 30, and requires an accompanying contract with either AT&T or Verizon. Read More