iOS 4

Apple has just released iTunes 10.1 media player update with much awaited iOS 4.2 support. As usual, the iTunes 10.1 will provide number of ‘important stability and performance’ improvements. Yeh, we do expect faster and better syncing. Most importantly, this iTunes 10.1 will let you sync iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with your iTunes library. Now we can expect the iOS 4.2 to arrive any times soon.

Download iTunes 10.1 from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download.

In the past, November 12 was being touted as the date on which iOS 4.2 is supposed to arrive – thats today. With no signs of Apple yet to launch the update, there are some rumors emanating about the possibility of it being delayed by a week or so – thanks to a bug noticed with Wi-Fi connectivity on iPads running iOS 4.2. [click to continue…]

Now this is as weird as it gets. We all knew that SkyFires’s pseudo flash enabled browser of the same name was to make its debut in to the Apple App Store some time this week. Well the unthinkable did happen earlier today and it seems folks over at SkyFire are having a hard time meeting the traffic demands of iOS users.

Those of you who are trying to download the application would now be (mostly) greeted with a iTunes error message that says ” The item you have requested is not currently available in the US store”. Strangely enough, people from other parts of the world too are reporting the same issue. So who is to blame here? [click to continue…]

One of the several mobile Safari alternatives is Skyfire. The new version of Skyfire 2.0 will bring an innovative technology that will let users watch Adobe Flash based videos without even installing Flash or any kind of work around. Ha, it’s not magic. Skyfire 2.0 App basically relies aup on the Skyfire’s remote servers that convert Adobe Flash based video to HTML5 based video format. Once the conversion completes, the video starts streaming on the user’s device via Skyfire 2.0 App. Do note that this Skyfire 2.0 would be able to support only videos that can be converted into HTML5 friendly streaming format.

I just jailbreaked my old iPhone 3GS that was stuck on iOS 4.0.2 without a jailbreak / unlock. With Limera1n / Greenpois0n coming in I was able to jailbreak the phone easily. I used the DTIS SIM (you may also use AT&T SIM or whichever carrier your phone is locked to) and activated the phone, used ultrasn0w and unlocked the phone successfully. However upon inserting any other SIM card the iPhone promptly throws an error ‘different SIM detected’ and the connect to iTunes sign showed up. After trying Limera1n again, the problem persisted and the Cydia Pushfix hack doesn’t work for iOS 4.0.2. So here is a simple hack that worked for me: [click to continue…]

The iPhone Dev Team’s MuscleNerd has released new redsn0w 0.9.6 beta 2 version called Halloween redsn0w. This new Halloween redsn0w 0.9.6 beta 2 will offer pwned-DFU (limera1n) mode. This new redsn0w will also bring back custom bootlogos for iPhone3GS owners with older bootroms. The tool has been released for both Mac and Windows.

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Yes, you’ve read it right. People have been anonymously uploading photos and videos of Limesn0w unlock for iOS 4.2 and iOS 4.1 running iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS devices. Claims were being made to unlock  the 2.10.04 and 05.15.01 basebands. Recently, I spotted one such posting at Limera1n.cc blog that claims Limesn0w unlock is in works. There wasn’t any Estimated Time of Arrival mentioned for the unlock. Even a video that was put up there.

George Hotz, who came up with Limesn0w unlock earlier hasn’t said a word by himself but the limesnow.com website states the obvious.

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Google had already revamped Gmail mobile interface for the Apple iOS platform with HTML5 richness last year. Gmail works like web app on the mobile Safari and now it has been tweaked to run almost like a native app on iPhone or iPod touch. Fast scrolling in Gmail’s mobile web interface has been enabled to match your finger swiping speed on the touchscreen. Yes, the scrolling in Gmail on the iPhone’s Mobile Safari has become faster than your eyes can roll. It’s the JavaScript in the Gmail mobile web interface that has been tweaked to make the experience feel as if it were a native app for the platform.

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The BusinessInsider is reporting that Apple is scheduled to hold an event for iOS developers next week – Tuesday to be precise and would go on for three days. The rather discreet developers meet would be held at California. While the objectives of the meet is yet to be ascertained, it is believed that app publishers may get some extra face time with Apple engineers. The meet seems to be a rather exclusive one because from what has been said so far, it’s an invite only one. [click to continue…]
It was just a day ago that a serious security hole was revealed by folks over at Macrumors forum. The gaping security hole  allowed  unauthorized access to iPhone contacts even with passcode protection enabled. If that wasn’t all, they could also send an email or MMS once they gain access to your “locked” phone.
According to MacStories all you need to do to see the bug at work is to ensure that your passcode protection is on. Once that is done,  tap on Emergency Call in the lower left corner in the lock screen. You will then be able to type in any number of your choice. Call the number and and as soon as the red button appear hit the sleep button.  This will bring you to the phone contacts list!
Some others who “improvised”  were actually able to send e-mails by tapping on a contact, and then selecting the “share contact” option.
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