Sunday, March 10, 2013
There’s few things more heartbreaking to gamers than an Atari 2600 whose original components have given up the ghost. UK craftsman Peter Morris must not want all that faux wood to go to waste, as he recently converted two broken 2600 systems into speaker docks for the iPad and iPhone.
Read more www.engadget.com
For the past nine months—and possibly for years—Apple has unnecessarily left many of its iOS customers open to attack because engineers failed to implement standard technology that encrypts all traffic traveling between handsets and the company’s App Store. While HTTPS-encrypted communications have been used for years to prevent attackers from intercepting and manipulating sensitive traffic sent by online banks and merchants, the native iOS app that connects to Apple’s App Store fully deployed the protection only recently.
Read more arstechnica.com
Friday, March 08, 2013
Ah, the eternal question: Should you protect your iOS device with a passcode? On one hand, the knowledge that your data is presumably safe from prying eyes makes carrying around your phone and tablet less worrying; on the other, having to tap in a code every time you want to check your email or make a phone call can quickly become annoying.
Read more www.macworld.co.uk
If there is a problem with mobile security, the iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Phone really don’t factor. Symbian? A little, but that platform is going the way of the dodo, anyway. Given how pregnant with disaster Android security is, what else would you expect Apple’s senior vice president to talk about when his company is getting irrationally battered by a bunch of know nothing fools in love with Google and Android?
Read more www.tapscape.com
If there is one application that usually ends up being neglected on your iPhone it is probably the Compass app. Have you ever used the Compass app on your iPhone? How many times have you opened and used the Compass application? Wouldn’t it be better if you could access the Compass functionality without actually having to launch an application?
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Field Trip, your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you is now on the iPhone! Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it will notify you and if you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.
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Thursday, March 07, 2013
There are a number of ways to quickly turn on or off “Do Not Disturb” feature if you have jailbroken your iOS device. You can install the Do not Disturb SBSettings toggle or you can install NCSettings, which now includes the toggle for Do Not Disturb.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
The panorama mode in iOS allows users to capture the complete scene in all 360 degrees, but it does have a few minor issues. Not only is the stitching sometimes a little bit hit-and-miss, but the LED flash on the back of the device cannot be used in panorama mode. Probably an oversight on the part of Apple, one jailbreak developer has sought to rectify the flash issue, allowing users to shoot panoramic shots even when in darker areas.
Read more www.redmondpie.com
Monday, March 04, 2013
Allure HD is compatible for the iPhone 4, 4S and the iPhone 5. It sets itself apart from all other iDevice themes in that it was made specifically to be combined with your favorite icon themes such as Ayecon, Andro HD, LeviathanHaz3, Laguna HD 2, or whichever theme you prefer.
Read more www.letskis.com
Saturday, March 02, 2013
If you’re looking to switch up your iPhone lockscreen to be better looking than the standard one, this is the tweak you need. This awesome typographic lockscreen tweak is completely free and can be found via a specific Cydia repo.
Read more theultralinx.com
BatteryDoctorPro is one of those applications which will efficiently manages the different processes and settings of your iPhone and in turn will help you to get the maximum time with your battery.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013
EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G is available in nine new towns and cities across the UK, bringing the total number of towns and cities covered by superfast 4GEE mobile technology to 37, just four months after the launch of the service.
Today, 4G is being switched on in Barnsley, Chorley, Coventry, Newport, Preston, Rotherham, Telford, Walsall and Watford as roll out continues to progress ahead of schedule.
Read more www.prnewswire.com
Facebook is rolling out a patch to fix a rare bug in its API that had apparently been leaking users’ phone numbers to app developers.
The glitch, which was first reported back in June 2012, was affecting the email field in some mobile apps accessing Facebook’s API (application programming interface).
Read more www.macworld.co.uk
A court document obtained by the ACLU reveals the kind of data federal agents are able to pull off of a seized iPhone using “advanced forensic analysis tools.”
“The list,” writes electronic privacy expert Chris Soghoian, “starkly demonstrates just how invasive cell phone searches are—and why law enforcement should be required to obtain a warrant before conducting them.”
Read more www.truthdig.com
It’s been about nine months since Socialcam was acquired by Autodesk, and the company continues to innovate. It’s just released a new version of its iPhone app and has a new Android app coming soon. Even more impressive? The company is leaning on the expertise of its parent company to help improve things and boost the quality of videos that are produced.
Read more techcrunch.com
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
iOS: Streaming music service Spotify has updated its iPhone app this morning with an overhaul to the interface as well as a few new features like a now playing bar and track menus. The big interface change comes in the form of a new sidebar. Here, you’ll find all your settings, the radio station button, playlists, and more.
Read more lifehacker.com
Amazon has updated its Kindle app for iOS devices, but if you’re yet to snaffle the latest version, then hold your horses: there’s a bug that’ll delete your entire ebook library. That wasn’t listed as one of the features.
Amazon has put a warning on the iTunes page about the bug, TUAW reports, though only on the US page, not the UK. But the flaw seems to be affecting UK users too, with plenty sounding off in the comments.
Read more crave.cnet.co.uk
Whenever Apple releases a new iPhone, the reception is nothing short of magical. Lines camped outside the Apple store! Record sales! Supply issues! But with the iPhone 5, something new has entered that hysteria, which frightens the seasoned marketer more than a product recall: boredom. “The iPhone 5 is Completely Amazing and Utterly Boring,” Wired magazine mourned. “The iPhone 5 forecast: a predictable 73 degrees and sunny,” The Verge complained. For a consumer society that has internalized and institutionalized change, “iPhone” and its operating system “iOS” have become words mumbled to express resentment and ennui over shiny icons.
Read more www.cornellsun.com
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
If you are a Mac OS X user, you already know that the dock lits up active applications which are currently active or are in paused/background state. The same functionality is now being ported to iOS devices for iPhone/iPad’s dock where active apps are lit up by a silver light beneath the icon of the applications you have tapped once.
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You smash the glass of your smartphone or tablet. So, to get it repaired, you head to a local diner, right?
Well, yes — you just might. Specifically Rooster’s Restaurant, 1521 Yout St. That’s where owner Greg “Rooster” Laferney has been repairing smartphones and tablets with broken glass or water damage for about the past two years.
Read more journaltimes.com