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iPhone 4 used to catch doorbell ditcher [humor]

Here's a fun story about how an iPhone 4 was used to catch a pesky doorbell ditcher.

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sn0wbreeze 2.8b1 for iOS 5.0b1 now available

Jailbreaker iH8tsn0w has announced the availability of sn0wbreeze 2.8b1 which will jailbreak iOS 5 beta 1 for the following devices:

  • iPhone 4 (AT&T/GSM)
  • iPhone 4 (Verizon)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4
  • iPod Touch 3
  • iPad 1

iPad 2, of course, is not yet supported. Also important to note, this is a tethered Jailbreak and is for developers only, it will not hacktivate or otherwise circumvent UDID checks. So if you haven't given Apple your $99, you need not apply.

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Unlocked iPhones finally coming to US Apple Stores this Wednesday?

If Jailbreak developer Chronic's sources are to be believe, unlocked iPhones may finally hit US Apple Stores this Wednesday.

Unlocked iPhones headed to Apple Stores for Wednesday: MC603 (16GB, Black) MC604 (16GB, White) MC605 (32GB, Black) MC606 (32GB, White)

Chronic originally believed his sources were referring to new MacBook Air models but has since stated the original information was off -- it's for unlocked iPhones.

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iTunes 10.5 beta for Mac is -- finally -- 64-bit, Cocoa app?

MacRumors is reporting that the iTunes 10.5 beta for Mac runs in 64-bit mode on Mac OS X Lion, and since the old Carbon APIs don't support 64-bit, it must have, at long, long last, finally been re-written as a Cocoa app. Before you get too excited, however, it still runs in 32-bit mode on older versions of OS X and doesn't particularly seem very Cocoa-like, at least at this stage. (Hey, at least the

I'd always assumed maintaining Windows compatibility was was hamstrung iTunes, forced it to do too much and stick with older API far too long. Sort of revenge for Microsoft Office on Mac. Wrapping up everything OS X does, like CoreAnimation, CoreAudio, and the other frameworks and bundling them up for Windows can't be trivial, after all.

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Apple – Nuance VoiceOver technology coming to iOS 5, setting pages found in hidden menus

Well known Jailbreak expert Chronic, of Chronic Dev Team, discovered a couple of hidden menu pages have been found in the latest beta of iOS 5, confirming that Apple is heavily involved in bringing system wide voice integration to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Voice recognition was widely rumored to be coming in iOS 5 however there was little mention of it at the recent  WWDC keynote. We did see it briefly mentioned on one of the slides but that was all.

More → updated with cryptic image. has been updated with an image, that could suggest a new PDF exploit. is famous for offering a simple way to jailbreak by using an exploit directly from within Mobile Safari without having to plug the iPhone/iPad into a computer. JailbreakMe developer, @Comex, has updated the site with a teaser for another potential exploit in iOS. According to Comex's Twitter, the image is of Mt. Snow ski slope with a sign that shows a 'black diamond' (which is a skiing symbol for 'advanced') and the word 'PDF'.

Is this for a long-awaited iPad 2 jailbreak? Or has a new exploit been found in iOS 5?

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Sonic and Sega Allstars Racing heading to the iPad

Sonic and Sega Allstars Racing and to be frank, it is Mario Kart with the Sega characters that we know and love replacing the Nintendo ones that we know and love but can’t get! The game follows the same lines as Mario Kart; offering power ups, drifting, 12 different tracks,multiple characters and multiplayer gaming over Bluetooth, WiFi and online via Game Center.

The game is coming later this month for $4.99 and will be a universal binary; running on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Take a look at the video after the break and let us know if you plan on picking this one up when it hits the App Store!


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iOS 5 shows evidence of 1080p video, will it come to iPad and Apple TV?

If you have an iPad running iOS 5, it looks like you can now sync 1080p videos. Previously, iTunes would refuse to sync 1080p video to iPad, and it still won't sync to an iPhone or iPod touch. However, since the Apple TV also runs iOS, could we be seeing support for 1080p in the near future? Will iTunes begin to support 1080p movies? Will our bandwidth?

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Custom Notification Center widgets coming to iOS 5?

iOS developer @WillFour20 recently discovered that creating widgets for the new Notification Center in iOS 5 is possible, hinting at custom widgets from the jailbreak community down the road.

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