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Apple releases iOS 4.3.3, addresses location tracking bug

May 4th, 2011

Apple has released iOS version 4.3.3 for the iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad and iPod touch (third and fourth generation), just as we reported. The only changes noted by Apple with this release pertain to the location tracking bug discovered recently. Apple states that this release “contains changes to the iOS crowd-sourced …

MLB intros MLB.TV mobile phone only subscription for $50 per year

May 4th, 2011

MLB has announced a new MLB.TV subscription package that’s aimed at baseball fans that only want access to live play-by-play content on their mobile phones. The package costs $49.99 per year, which is a considerable price drop from the MLB.TV Premium ($109.99 per year), and standard MLB.TV ($89.99 per year) packages that also include support …

Apple may become the first $1 trillion company [video]

May 3rd, 2011

Giddy over Apple’s consistent staggering growth — and seemingly giddier over the iPad — Formula Capital managing partner James Altucher believes that Apple is poised to become the first $1 trillion company. In fact, Altucher thinks Apple could already be a $2 to $3 trillion company. According to Altucher, Apple can basically do no wrong …

Unauthorized Web-based app store coming soon to iPhone [video]

May 2nd, 2011

Jailbroken iOS users will soon have a new option for browsing and installing unsanctioned apps on their devices. A group of iPhone developers known as the Infini Dev Team is currently preparing to release a Web-based alternative to the popular Cydia app store, which will allow users to browse and install applications from within the …

Visa invests in Square iPhone credit card reader

April 27th, 2011

Visa has made an undisclosed investment in payments startup Square in exchange for a seat on the firm’s board of, Reuters reports. Square is a portable credit card reader that was created by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. It allows iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad owners to charge for goods and services on-the-go, but came under …

BGR's BlackBerry PlayBook giveaway ends today!

April 22nd, 2011

All good things must come to an end, and our BlackBerry PlayBook giveaway is no exception. For those of you who haven’t yet entered, BGR is giving away a 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that will be shipped right to one lucky winner’s door for free. The contest is open to anyone 18 years of age …

NBA Jam for iOS updated with local multiplayer support

April 22nd, 2011

When EA launched NBA Jam for the iPhone and iPod touch in February, there was one glaring omission: the ability to dunk on your friends. On Thursday EA fixed that by updating the game with local multiplayer, which means you’ll be able to take to the court and play against your buddies using Wi-Fi or …

Apple not reviewing location data, researcher says

April 21st, 2011

On Wednesday, researchers from O’Reilly claimed to discover a tracking feature in iPhones and 3G iPads that reportedly sent location data back to Apple. Another researcher, this time from Katana Forensics, says otherwise. “Apple is not harvesting this data from your device,” said Kata Forensics lead engineer Alex Levinson. “This is data on the device …

Jailbreak app stops iPhone track-tracking in its tracks

April 21st, 2011

Blogs were outraged Wednesday following the rediscovery that 3G-enabled iOS devices like the iPhone store a record of users’ GPS positions in a local file. Of course every person with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch agreed to let Apple store and use this information, but it’s much more fun to get outraged than it is …

The iPhone is for the birds

April 21st, 2011

iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have a sick obsession. No, not their tendency to adore their iOS devices a bit more than might be considered healthy — they love birds. Right now, the top five paid apps in Apple’s App Store all revolve around fat little birds being hurled across the screen. Some are …