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5 years ago

Jailbroken iPhones - Security Risk?

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Jailbroken iPhones - Security Risk?

Turns out that if you jailbreak your iPhone you remove most of the Apple's security protections -- 80% to be exact -- and are vulnerable to attacks. At least according to Charlie Miller:

“If you care about security, don’t use a jailbroken iPhone,”

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5 years ago

iPhone 3GS #1 in Consumer Reports New Smartphone Ratings

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iPhone 3GS #1 in Consumer Reports New Smartphone Ratings

The latest piece of hardware to come out of Cupertino, Apple's iPhone 3GS, has claimed the honor of being ranked number 1 in Consumer Reports new smartphone ratings. Now does this come as a surprise to anyone? In all actuality, it was pretty close within the top 8 devices: (Device/Overall Score):

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5 years ago

AT&T Memo Leaked -- iPhone 3GS Makes for Best Selling Debut Ever

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AT&T Memo Leaked -- iPhone 3GS Makes for Best Selling Debut Ever

We already knew Apple sold -- and upsold -- 1 million iPhone 3GS devices opening weekend, but an internal memo shows just how big an event that was for AT&T. Massive summer blockbuster, thy name is iPhone 3GS.

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5 years ago

iHacker Charlie Discloses iPhone SMS Security Vulnerability

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iHacker Charlie Discloses iPhone SMS Security Vulnerability

In an ideal world, Mac and iPhone hacker Charlie Miller would discover vulnerabilities, inform Apple, and Apple would then patch them before they had any chance of being exploited "in the wild".

Miller, however, prefers to keep them to himself so he can win MacBooks and detail them at Black Hat conferences. The good of the hacker obviously outweighs the good of the users, every one. So be it.

Miller's latest iPhone-related find was disclosed at SyScan in Signapore:

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5 years ago

Quick App: Rolando 2 Quest for the Golden Orchid for iPhone

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Quick App: Rolando 2 Quest for the Golden Orchid for iPhone

Rolando 2 Quest for the Golden Orchid [$9.99 - iTunes link], available now for the iPhone (and iPod touch) shows that Ngmoco not only takes great gaming concepts and beautifully renders them on the iPhone, but that they can make those great concepts and renders even better.

New gameplay includes a 3D stylized world, driving, swimming, and flying, and -- now the Rolandos can fight back!

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5 years ago

Thursday Fun Video: Britney Spears Has iPhone on her Radar

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Thursday Fun Video: Britney Spears Has iPhone on her Radar

Well, well, what do we have here? Seems one Britney Spears is using an iPhone in her new music video, Radar. Leanna assures us it's at the very beginning, so if your head is turned more by gadgets than starlets, you can get your fix early before you lose an ear or anything.

However, if you love some Britney vids, enjoy the double pop-culture dose.

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5 years ago

TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! #17 -- 3.1 Beta!

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TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! #17 -- 3.1 Beta!

Dieter and Rene discuss the iPhone 3.1 Beta, the return of Steve Jobs (and Fake Steve), iPhone 3GS news, and questions from the live chat. Listen in!

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5 years ago

iPhone Patent Watch: Haptics, Biometrics, RFID, and... Karaoke?!

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iPhone Patent Watch: Haptics, Biometrics, RFID, and... Karaoke?!

A slew of new Apple patent applications have come to light covering a rather odd range of functionality that may -- or may not -- make it into future iPhone software and hardware models.

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5 years ago

From the Forums: 3.1 Software, iPhone 3GS Issues, Next Generation Hardware, iPhone 3GS Battery Life

From the Forums: 3.1 Software, iPhone 3GS Issues, Next Generation Hardware, iPhone 3GS Battery Life

It’s that time again — time for us to pick out some of the hot topics on TiPb’s forums. In order for you to reply to any of the following threads please be sure to register. It’s a painless process that will only take a moment of your time.

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5 years ago

Facebook 3.0 for iPhone Coming Soon. Push Notification Coming Later

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Facebook 3.0 for iPhone Coming Soon. Push Notification Coming Later

Whether the idea of push notification for the iPhone Facebook app makes you want to do a happy dance, or just run screaming for the delete button, according to a recently published note, you won't be getting it in the 98% completed Facebook 3.0 anyway:

Push Notifications, is in development but it won't make it into 3.0. You can expect it in a 3.1 update later this summer.

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5 years ago

Can the iPhone Replace Your Laptop?

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Can the iPhone Replace Your Laptop?

Daring Fireball's John Gruber posted the following last night:

A decade ago, my first PowerBook was a secondary machine to the desktop anchored at my desk. Now, my main machine is my MacBook Pro, but it feels a bit like an anchor now. My mobile secondary computer is my iPhone

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5 years ago

Third New Apple iPhone 3GS Commercial Focuses on Video Recording, Editing, and Sharing

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Third New Apple iPhone 3GS Commercial Focuses on Video Recording, Editing, and Sharing

Looks like Apple wasn't quite done unveiling new iPhone 3GS commercials, as a a third one began airing last night focused on video recording, editing, and sharing.

Like the previous two, which highlighted copy and paste and Voice Control, Apple's keeping them all about the new features -- and the ease of use of the new features.

So that means compass and landscape keyboard are next, right?

[Apple.com]

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5 years ago

The Competition: Microsoft "is so!" Making a Pink Zune Phone to Take on the iPhone?

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The Competition: Microsoft "is so!" Making a Pink Zune Phone to Take on the iPhone?

Despite frequent, repeated denials from Microsoft that they aren't making a Zune Phone to pit against Apple's iPhone juggernaut, our sibling site WMExperts keeps compiling evidence that Microsoft might be doing just that.

The latest is that Pink (as it's code-named) has an ad agency, will be based on Windows Mobile 7 but have it's own proprietary UI layer, should be available next year-ish, and provide Zune, My Phone, and Windows Marketplace for Mobiles functionality.

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5 years ago

iPhone Live! 3.1 Beta! Tonight 8pm EDT/5pm PDT

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iPhone Live! 3.1 Beta! Tonight 8pm EDT/5pm PDT

iPhone Live! comes to you tonight (Wednesday, July 1) at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT.

As always, pre-show will start about 10 min. before if you want to drop by early and reserve a space in our all new, all roomier chat room. See you then!

Join in via http://www.imore.com/live

Chat with you soon!

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5 years ago

Apple Updates MobileMe WebApps... A Little

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Apple Updates MobileMe WebApps... A Little

Apple has once again made some service improvements to MobileMe:

We recently updated the web applications at me.com. In Mail, you can now see your unread message count in your Inbox and in each of your Mail folders, and forwarding or replying to HTML (rich text) messages now maintains the messages' original formatting. In addition, there is a direct link to Help in the toolbar. See this support article for more details and a summary of other improvements.

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