Even though iOS 4.3.4 got jailbroken almost as soon as it was released, it came with a catch. The jailbreak was tethered, which means you cannot restart your device without having to jailbreak again. Unfortunately, it seems things are going to stay that way.
According to a popular iOS developer i0n1c (Stefen Esser, for those not fluent in leetspeak), Apple has not only patched the PDF vulnerability in iOS 4.3.4 but also added more mitigation checks. This prevents Redsn0w from performing an untethered jailbreak and it seems it will stay that way for a while. Read more »
Remember those Galaxy S II smartphones that Samsung so generously donated to the CyanogenMod Team for developing custom ROMs for the device? Well, that gesture wasn’t in vain as the devs have been hard at work and we can now see the fruits of their hard work.
Below you can see the Galaxy S II running on the CyanogenMod 7 along with LauncherPro. Unfortunately, it is still a work in progress and few things aren’t working quite well as of now but the team is working on them and hopefully should release it soon for users to download. Head past the break to check out the video. Read more »
If you are a gamer, you probably start salivating at the sound of names like Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Unfortunately, there is still some time for these games to arrive. But we have something to keep you busy till then.
Now I know these are just the game trailers and you have probably seen them before anyway. But this is just something to pass your time till you wait for the real thing. And we have tried to include gameplay videos wherever we can instead of just trailers, so they are all the more exciting to watch. So, let us begin then. Head past the break to watch all the trailers we have collected for you. Read more »
The Android 3.2 Honeycomb update is now official and Google has released an SDK for it. We also have a list of improvements that this update brings along with it and the buzzword seems to be ‘compatibility’, whether it is the compatibility of the current Android smartphone apps on Honeycomb or the compatibility of Honeycomb itself with devices with multiple display sizes.
One of the first major features is a new compatibility zoom for fixed-size applications. This lets you either view the application on the screen in 1:1 aspect ratio or zoom it to fit the screen. Read more »
Sure, we have seen the Wave II run Bada OS 2.0, but Samsung made that v.2.0 release history before it was even released. The Koreans decided to revamp the UI before they let the next major Bada release hit the shelves. Enter the 2.0.1. version, which is a more major overhaul than the name suggests.
And if you were worried that changes run deep enough to prevent the Wave II from getting the nod for an update, you can calm down now. For Mr. Blurrycam has just delivered a video, showing the smartphone running the latest Bada release. Read more »
Google’s new photo-sharing service Photovine has just landed in the App Store. Strangely enough, Google has picked iOS over its own Android to be the carrier of the first mobile app of its new service.
So here’s the deal with this new social/photo service that Google is launching. You can create vines of photos by uploading one and giving it a caption. Your friends are than able to add more shots to the vine, making it a constantly growing album. Read more »
A couple weeks ago we heard this particularly juicy rumor about the Apple MacBook Air duo getting i7 CPUs and much faster storage. Well according to some more recent information that we stumbled upon, we are just about to find out if that’s true next week.
The tech website All things D claims that the new MacBook Airs will be unveiled some time next week (Thursday or Friday, most likely). The gossip is said to come from several sources close to Apple so it might not be a complete shot in the dark. Read more »
A new 12-inch netbook by Asus has just been spotted at an Italian online retailer’s page and it appears ready to make you rethink your idea of cheap. While right now you can hardly go much lower than €450 for a dual-core netbook with 12″ screen, the Asus 1215P asking price is just under €280.
Of course, a portion of the savings is due to the fact that the 1215P is running Linux, rather than Windows, but even factoring that in, its unbelievably cheap. For that kind of cash you are getting a 1.50 GHz dual-core Atom N550, 2 gigs of RAM and a 320GB hard drive on a 12-inch screen chassis. Read more »
Well, that was quick – Google Plus has reached 10 million users already, despite being less than three weeks old. The influx of people was so large that Google had to shut down the invitation system for a while (it’s back up now).
That’s right – that many people got in before the service is officially open to anyone. One problem though – girls don’t seem to be into it. According to some statistics, as much as 87% of Google Plus users are male. Read more »
The Motorola Atrix ships with a locked bootloader like all Motorola Android phones but someone recently discovered an upcoming Gingerbread ROM for the phone that also helped unlock the bootloader on the current device. However, that unlock was limited to only AT&T devices so those elsewhere were still at Motorola’s mercy.
However, thanks to a new discovery by the good folks at XDA forums, you will now be able to unlock your Motorola Atrix regardless of the location. Project Cheesecake, as the search was called, uncovered some files in an upcoming Orange UK firmware that can be applied to any Atrix device to unlock the bootloader. Read more »
The browser on S40 phones has always been a bit of a disappointment and one of the many weak areas in the OS. Anyone with even a remote interest in web browsing would choose Opera Mini over it any day. But now Nokia has launched an updated version of the browser, which is still in beta but can be downloaded from Nokia Labs or the Ovi Store, and plans to make up for its predecessor’s shortcomings.
Among the list of features in the new 1.0.3 version is a combined URL and search box, so you don’t have to dig through the menu to perform a quick search of the web. Also among the list of additions is a drop-down toolbar that houses options such as the ability to post the link to the current page on Twitter or Facebook and even an option to translate the text on the current page to the default language of the device. As time progresses, more options will be added here. Read more »
Without any heads-up Rovio has just launched the second Carnival Upheaval update. It brings 15 new levels and concludes this episode.
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The Motorola Photon 4G for Sprint caused some salivation when it was announced in early June and now we have the two last pieces of the puzzle – the pricing and the exact launch date.
The dual-core droid is a CDMA phone with 4G connectivity (WiMAX in this case), but it works on GSM networks, too. Still, if you want one, you’ll have to sign a 2-year contract with Sprint. Read more »
Two independent analyst companies just published their reports on the computer market in the US and they both show that Apple is now the third largest vendor in the country. The Cupertino-based company has now slotted in front of Toshiba and Acer in terms of units shipped.
Along with Apple, Toshiba is the only other company, which has increased its sales in Q2 2011, compared to Q2 2010. The rest have all taken a step backwards, with Acer taking a particularly painful hit of 22.6% or 25.4%, depending on who you believe. Read more »
Apple has altered the currency conversion rates for some of its international App Stores, which has led to changes in pricing for users outside the US. Some countries, like Australia, have benefited from the change, while others, like the UK have seen the iOS app prices rise.
The cheapest paid apps in Great Britain are now going for 69p, rather than 59p, which is an almost 17% increase. The positive change in Australia is by about the same margin, the former 1.19 AUD apps now going for 99 Australian cents. Read more »