Yesterday, Charlie Miller released a video about an app that exploited a flaw in Apple’s code-signing on iOS devices, that allowed his app to run malicious code to run on an iOS device. The app was actually submitted to Apple under the guise of a stock market app and managed to get through their vetting process.
When Apple learned of the real purpose of this app, they immediately pulled it from the App Store and later also removed Miller from the iOS developer program. Can’t say this was unexpected as Miller clearly violated Apple’s policies. Read more »
Apple demonstrated a lot of new features in the iOS 5 camera application in their recent events but they missed out on one: panorama mode. That’s because this option is not available to users and has to be unlocked manually.
To unlock this feature, you first need to have a developer account. According to the developer who found it, you will first need to locate com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist on your device. Read more »
Barnes&Noble has just announced an upgraded version of the widely popular Nook Color. Unassumingly called the Nook Tablet, it uses the same 7″ VividView IPS LCD screen with 1024×600 pixels resolution. It has nearly 180 degrees viewing angles and is fully laminated for minimal reflections and glares.
The Nook Tablet uses the Nook Color body, but has a completely different core – a TI OMAP 4430 chipset with a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and 1GB RAM. The internal storage is 16GB, expandable via microSD card slot. The new hardware means that HD video playback is easily possible with the Nook tablet. Read more »
We all know that the iPad is still the tablet to beat, but the kind of dominance it enjoys in the tablet market doesn’t cease to amaze us. According to the latest estimates, provided by the market analyst from Canaccord Genuity, the Apple iPad and iPad2 will account for 65% of all slates shipped in 2011.
Despite the increased competition, the iPad managed to stand its ground and Apple will complete the year as the largest tablet manufacturer by selling north of 39 million units. According to the estimates, Samsung will come in second, shipping just 5 million slates, whereas Asus will somewhat surprisingly catch third place with 3 million tablets shipped. Read more »
It’s no secret that Mozilla has been working on a mobile OS since the summer, but now the developers have actually something real to talk about and not just plans.
The web based operating system will carry the name Boot 2 Gecko and you can see early sketches of parts of the interface. Currently, Mozilla devs are testing proprietary, single-vendor stacks with new APIs for camera, SMS and telephone capabilties and more being built. Read more »
Google like to build a reasonably-sized little statues celebrating the releases of the major Android OS builds, which are really cool, but Microsoft is trying to top their effort.
To celebrate the four new Windows Phones that are coming in the US for this years’ holiday season, the Redmond company has built an actual massive six-story-tall Windows Phone. And they’ve shot a cool time-lapse of putting it together. Read more »
You might have forgotten about the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango-running Samsung Omnia W, which was announced in the end of September.
Expected to hit the shelves this month, the Omnia W is Samsung turn at giving WP 7.5 a spin and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset with a 1.4GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 graphics and 512MB RAM. Read more »
Panasonic has announced two new cameras, the LUMIX DMC-GX1, which is their latest Micro Four Thirds camera and the LUMIX DMC-3D1, which is a point and shoot 3D camera.
The LUMIX DMC-GX1 features a 16.01 megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine and is capable of shooting at ISO 12,800. It uses a contrast auto-focus system, which is more accurate than a phase difference system. The auto-focus system is also really fast and is claimed to focus in just 0.09 second. Read more »
It was fun in the beginning but now reporting a new version of Firefox has become as mundane as telling the time. Just a few weeks after Firefox 7 came out Mozilla has now released Firefox 8.
But this isn’t an official release yet. The official launch is slated for November 8 but keeping with their tradition Mozilla has provided the Firefox release on their FTP servers a couple of days before. Read more »
The Samsung Focus Flash is part of the first wave of handsets from Korea, sporting Windows Phone 7.5 out of the box. The device is the budget oriented sibling of the Samsung Focus S.
Budget however, Read more »
A rather curious devices has been uncovered by the people at The Verge. The device claims to be a wireless controller for some other device and is shown operating a TV, which is presumably connected to the mystery device.
The Motorola Corvair, as it is called, itself is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a 6-inch capacitive touchscreen. It communicates with other devices over IR or RF4CE using WI-Fi. There is a 4000mAh battery inside to provide to the juice for all the wireless interfacing and whatever else the device is capable. Read more »
It seems Battlefield 3 has stolen Call of Duty’s thunder, with the latter not generating as much interest as its predecessors. But Activision is not going to give up, not when the game is so close to launch. So here comes another trailer for the game.
But this is no ordinary trailer. It features live-action video with notable actors such as Sam Worthington, who plays a veteran gamer and Jonah Hill, who plays, you guessed it, a newbie. The video is actually pretty well made and not as cheesy as such videos usually tend to be. There is even a cameo in the end by American basketball player, Dwight Howard.
Click more to watch the video. Read more »
The 1.4GHz quad-core CPU that powers the Asus Transformer Prime sure sounds promising, but the real question is how much of a performance boost it brings. And, as it turns out, the answer is a lot. About two times, to be specific.
As it turns out, the Tegra 3 chipset isn’t all talk and no action – that thing is blazing fast. The Transformer Prime score appeared in the results browser of the AnTuTu benchmark and it’s more than twice higher than that of the Tegra 2-powered Motorola Xoom. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S II is certainly one of the snappiest smartphones around, but there’s no such thing as a too fast CPU. That’s why the XDA community stepped in and pushed the clock speed of the CPU of the T-Mobile version of the smartphone to the mind-blowing 1.8 GHz.
The exact CPU frequency that was achieved is actually 1.836 GHz. The kernel used to achieve this kind of speed is publicly available and you can try it on your Galaxy S II, if you dare. Read more »
Yesterday Motorola unexpectedly dropped their announcement of the XOOM 2 family of tablets and the only thing they mentioned about pricing and availability was that the tablets will hit UK and Ireland in mid-November. The most important bit, pricing was left blank.
Well not anymore, as Recombu got an official word from Motorola themselves on how much the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition will cost you. Read more »