Samsung designer on ripping off the iPhone: “The Galaxy is original from the beginning”

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 23, 2012

One could easily opine there are only so many ways to design a tablet or a smartphone. The argument has its merits and isn’t far from truth. With today’s mobile gadgets increasingly becoming basically a piece of glass framed by a bezel of sorts, the question of who’s copying who gets muddied.

As you know, Apple filed the first in a series of “look-and-feel” lawsuits against Samsung in April 2011 over the design of the iPhone and iPad, forcing the South Korean consumer electronics conglomerate to fire back with infringement allegations of its own.

As both companies remain entangled in a complicated web of lawsuits in courts around the world, Samsung Mobile’s vice president of design Lee Min-hyuk has gone on the record to say he did not rip off the iPhone when designing the original Galaxy S smartphone… Read More

 

How to use Ultrasn0w Fixer to unlock your A4 device on iOS 5.1

By Cody Lee on Mar 13, 2012

When Apple released iOS 5.1 last week, the update didn’t just break the previous jailbreaks. It also broke the software unlock for the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 known as Ultrasn0w.

While this may not be a very big deal to most people, it’s rather inconvenient for folks who need to use their iPhone on multiple networks. Luckily, a temporary fix has surfaced in Cydia known as Ultrasn0w Fixer. And even luckier, we’re going to show you how to install it…

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Apple begins using ‘iSight’ branding for iPhone 4 and 4S rear cameras too

By Jake Smith on Mar 8, 2012

Mac users may remember Apple’s iSight branding for its standalone and built-in webcams. However in recent years, Apple hasn’t used the appellation, replacing it with the FaceTime branding. But bringing the term back, iSight was reintroduced during yesterday’s iPad announcement. Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller showed off the new iPad’s camera, which was given the name iSight.

As noted by MacRumors, Apple has also extended the iSight name to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S’s rear camera… Read More

 

Heed the warnings from the iPhone Dev Team regarding jailbreaking

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 8, 2012

We’ve heard so many sad stories in the past about ones who accidentally lost their jailbreak, or thought they could go back to a previous firmware when they couldn’t.

As jailbreak aficionados that truly saddens us. Hence, whenever we can help get out a warning, we’re all about it.

The iPhone Dev Team, the folks responsible for tools like RedSn0w, PwnageTool and more, have sounded a loud warning about the iOS 5.1 firmware, and its implications on jailbreaking.

If you’re at all concerned with jailbreaking, we highly recommend you listen up… Read More

 

First Time Smartphone Buyers Prefer Android Over iPhone

By Guest Author on Feb 6, 2012

According to research firm NPD Group, Apple has passed up Samsung and LG to become the #1 selling US handset brand in the fourth quarter of 2011. Between the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the iPhone accounted for 43% of the US smartphone market, even though Android’s market share increased to 48%.

Combined, iOS and Android devices accounted for over 90% of US sales, leaving Blackberry, Windows Phone and other mobile OSs under 10%.

The NPD went on to say that 57% of first time US smartphone buyers go with an Android device, while only 34% of first time buyers purchased iPhones… Read More

 

90% of iPhones Sold in the US Are iPhone 4S

By Sébastien Page on Jan 26, 2012

When Apple announced its financial results for last quarter a couple days ago, the company said they sold 37 million iPhones within the last three months. What Apple failed to do was breaking down those sales number by device.

But that’s exactly what research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) did, and without much surprise, they found out that the iPhone 4S is the top dog in the iPhone family of devices… Read More

 

Huge iPhone 4S Sales Knock Android Off Top Spot

By Oliver Haslam on Jan 25, 2012

Apple yesterday announced its sales numbers for the latest quarter, and what results they were. 37 million iPhones sold is not a number to be sniffed at, and it’s one that was enough to see Apple overtake Samsung once more as the top dog in smartphone sales.

The huge number of iPhones sold has also seen Apple’s smartphone overtake Android handsets, with the competition – HTC, Motorola – reporting less than stellar figures themselves… Read More

 

The iPhone Turns 5 Years Old Today

By Alex Heath on Jan 9, 2012

Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone five years ago on January 9th at Macworld. He famously said, “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” He was right.

In a post-iPhone world, it may be difficult for most of us to remember what the industry looked like before Apple’s announcement at Macworld in 2007. The iPhone has profoundly impacted not only the mobile phone market, but the device has also led to other redefining products, like the iPad. Read More

 

These Awesome X-Ray Wallpapers Let You See Inside Your iOS Device

By Cody Lee on Jan 8, 2012

If you’re the type of person who is always on the lookout for interesting and unique wallpapers, we’ve found some doozies for you. These x-ray wallpapers for the iPad and iPhone provide a glimpse into your iOS device’s internals.

The images come from iFixit, the well-known masters of taking apart and rebuilding iOS hardware. The group grabbed the high resolution photos during one of their device tear-downs last year, and they just happen to make cool backgrounds. Read More

 

Redsn0w 0.9.9b9d Fixes Issues with iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak

By Sébastien Page on Dec 22, 2011

Hot on the heels of the release of RedSn0w 0.9.9b9 and UltraSn0w 1.2.5, the Dev Team was quick at fixing a bug that affected iPhone 3GS owners with older bootrom. This fix comes with RedSn0w 0.9.9b9d which was released earlier today.

If you have an iPhone 3GS with older bootrom and used RedSn0w 0.9.9b9, you can simply run this new version of RedSn0w on top of it… Read More

 
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