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iOS, BlackBerry OS fall at Pwn2Own

March 11th, 2011

Add Apple’s iOS and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry OS to the list of victims at this year’s Pwn2Own challenge. Conference veteran Charlie Miller, along with Dion Blazakis, deployed an exploit to iOS 4.2.1 through a vulnerability in Safari. By navigating to a custom-made webpage, the duo were able to execute remote code and gain access …

Purported iPhone 5 images show larger screen, same design

March 11th, 2011

Site iDealsChina has published CAD renderings of what it claims to be Apple’s next generation iPhone, the iPhone 5. The “mold engineering drawings” depict a device that looks very similar to the iPhone 4 — complete with an external antenna design — but add a larger display panel with thinner borders. The site is reporting that …

LookTel Money Reader: The iPhone as a tool for the blind [video]

March 10th, 2011

In January 2009, legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder went to the Consumer Electronics Show and asked companies to consider the blind when building their wares. At the time, Wonder had the iPhone in mind — and Apple would answer the call. The company made its popular smartphone much more accessible to the blind in its subsequent …

Twitter updates iOS app following mass hysteria over ‘Quick Bar’

March 9th, 2011

Twitter on Tuesday issued another update to its iOS application following an outpouring of public disgust with the app’s new “Quick Bar” feature. Twitter 3.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch was released just last week, and among its new features was a Quick Bar that the Twitter team seemed quite excited about. The …

64GB iPhone ‘engineering prototype’ smuggled out of Foxconn [video]

March 9th, 2011

Blog M.I.C. Gadget has acquired an interesting treasure from China, a 64GB iteration of Apple’s iPhone. Rumors of the existence of a high-capacity iPhone have been circulating the web for the last few days, but this is the first time we’ve been treated to crystal clear images and video of the handset. The device, for the most …

Korea’s SK Telecom announces availability of iPhone 4 [Update]

March 8th, 2011

Earlier today, Korea’s largest mobile operator, SK Telecom, announced the availability of Apple’s iPhone. Pre-registration for the smartphone begins on March 9th at 7:00AM via online and retail sales channels — the device will go on sale March 16th. “SK Telecom is proud to offer iPhone 4 on the nation’s top network,” said the company’s …

Poll: Are you buying an iPad 2?

March 8th, 2011

Purchasing an iPad 2?online survey Apple’s magical iPad 2 launches in just a few short days, and fans of the Cupertino company’s wares can’t wait. Let us know what’s what and how you’re feeling about the iPad 2, alright? There’s no one better to ask than you. Also, if we haven’t covered you in the …

RIM makes its App World signup process easier

March 7th, 2011

RIM has started emailing developers to inform them that its BlackBerry App World sign-up process is now much more streamlined; a welcomed change, we’re sure. Before the program tweak, RIM required a notarized proof of identity — yes, you’d literally have to get a document notarized before RIM would accept you as a developer into BlackBerry App World. After …