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iPhone OS 4 can multitask

April 8th, 2010

Today is the day many iPhone fans have been waiting for. The announcement of iPhone OS 4.0, slated to drop this summer, has brought with it the most requested feature from iPhone users around the globe. Multitasking. How will mutltitasking be added to the iPhone? Apple’s Scott Forstall explains: “We looked at tens of thousands …

iPhone OS 4.0 rumor roundup

April 7th, 2010

With Apple’s iPhone OS 4.0 event just over 24 hours away, we thought it might be a good idea to recap some of the most persistent OS 4.0 rumors while addressing a new one here and there so everyone can keep score at home when the event starts tomorrow morning at 10AM PDT. We’ve assembled …

Geohot demos untethered jailbreak for iPhone

March 25th, 2010

Stevesy (Jobs, not Zissou) is certainly not going to like this. iPhone hacker extraordinaire George Hotz aka geohot has just teased the iPhone community with a 68 second video showing off a new untethered jailbreak. Here’s his statement: The jailbreak is all software based, and is as simple to use as blackra1n. It is completely …

Google Shopping adds local inventory search to your mobile

March 14th, 2010

Have an Android, iPhone, or webOS smartphone? Find yourself shopping at Best Buy, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and West Elm todos los dias? Well, Google has got a new feature for you. Google is officially launching an updated version Google Shopping, for selected mobile devices, that has the ability to search the inventory of local …

Next iPhone OS to include video chat support?

February 21st, 2010

Apple blog 9to5Mac has been doing some investigative work inside the the new iPhone SDK, and they’ve come up with a few interesting files. Located in TelephonyUI.framework are several resources that seem to indicate the inclusion of video chat functionality in future iPhones. Two PNG button files, one to accept a video call and one …

Apple drops the ban hammer on iPhone hackers

February 15th, 2010

No doubt Apple is leery of having its iPhone OS so easily and frequently hacked (its notoriously weak security being one of the many reasons the iPhone has yet to really take off in the corporate world), but Cupertino’s latest security precaution isn’t likely to win any favor. Just days after a scrappy young iPhone …

Dev-Team releases PwnageTool for iPhone OS 3.1.3

February 8th, 2010

They’re back at it again. The iPhone dev-team has released an update to their popular jailbreaking software, PwnageTool, for Mac OS X. The new PwnageTool — version 3.1.5 — boasts the ability to properly jailbreak Apple’s recently released 3.1.3 iPhone/iPod Touch firmware. Before you get too excited, the dev-team does offer up this proclamation, “Unless …

iPhone OS 3.1.3 goes live

February 2nd, 2010

Grab your USB to 30-pin dock connector cable kids, Apple has released iPhone OS 3.1.3 to iTunes for your downloading pleasure. It doesn’t look like 3.1.3 is going to knock your socks off, but hey, an update is an update, right? Here is a list of what’s new according to Apple: Improves accuracy of reported …