Posts tagged with: iOS 6
  • by | March 27, 2013 11:34 AM

    We've already talked about how iOS 6.1.3 fails to fully secure the iPhone from attacks against its lock screen, but when it comes to unresolved issues, that's apparently just the tip of the iceberg. Users have reported a slew of additional problems which iOS 6.1.3 either introduces, or fails to properly remedy. Earlier iOS 6 releases attempted to fix a bug when connecting to Exchange servers, and while things are a lot better than they used to be, apparently the situation isn't quite resolved 100%, and some abnormal behavior has been reported under iOS 6.1.3. Other previous issues we ...

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  • by | March 22, 2013 7:01 AM

    The Pocketnow Weekly podcast is a labor of love for those of us who routinely grace its silvery sound waves. It takes a lot of effort and time to put the Weekly on the feeds every seven days, and we're pretty proud of the listenership we've accrued since re-launching our podcast presence lo those many months ago. Since that reboot, the podcast has grown in scope and in refinement: we've added such luxuries as topic lists, time codes with jump points, and a rotating cast of co-hosts - but we've never tweaked the YouTube presence of the Weekly. For eight months, listeners taking in our ...

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  • by | March 20, 2013 7:21 PM

    For those of you that really believed that Apple was launching iOS 6.1.3 just to fix the screen lock bypass, well, it turned out to fix a lot more than just that since the Jailbreak community is again stuck with an operating system they can't hack. Now even more proof that Apple wasn't really out to fix the lock screen issues are the fact that there is now proof that the problem still exists. As reported by AllThingsD and as shown on the video bellow, you can still bypass the lock screen by doing a similar command. In this case, even though the video only shows access to the dialer, it ...

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  • by | March 19, 2013 12:42 PM

    About a month ago, we saw Apple release a beta version of iOS 6.1.3 to its developers, delivering a fix for the lock screen bypass that had been publicized a week prior. Today Apple finally makes that fix public with the official release of iOS 6.1.3, but users who have been enjoying the new evasi0n jailbreak will want to steer clear. Beyond simply this lock screen fix, iOS 6.1.3 delivers those improvements to Apple Maps in Japan that we've heard about since the start of this beta cycle. The most significant change isn't on the official changelog, however, as we had heard that the 6.1.3 ...

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  • by | March 12, 2013 5:09 AM

    Apple wants in on the buzz, which has been pretty much hijacked recently by HTC, MWC, and now, Samsung, or, they really just want to put their alternative out there: the iPhone 5. The Cupertino-based company has published two new iPhone 5 commercials, dubbed "Brilliant" and "Discover". There's nothing special about the ads per se, as they are showing off either apps running on the device or the Passbook feature in action. Some gaming action is also in as well as Apple's own take on maps. Check them both out below (but we'll understand if you won't, with just two days away from the new ...

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  • by | March 6, 2013 4:36 PM

    Ever recorded a 90-minute podcast full of Skype-related artifacts and drop-outs, only to find once you wrap it up that you used the wrong mic? If so, you know the pain we've experienced cutting together today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Sorry for the levels on this one, folks; it's unfortunate, and we've done all we can to normalize them, but you're probably going to be twisting your volume knob an awful lot over the course of this here episode. On the bright side, if you manage to endure, you'll be treated to some excellent discussion on everything from Galaxy S IV leaks to ...

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  • by | March 1, 2013 7:00 AM

    Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s follow-up coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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  • by | February 21, 2013 3:31 PM

    A couple days back, we saw Apple release iOS 6.1.2, taking care of the buggy support for Microsoft Exchange servers that had popped up recently. While that was great to see arrive, we were left wondering what happened to the expected fix for the lock screen bypass hack that had been uncovered last week. We were hoping to see another quick release, but now it's looking like we might have to wait a little while before that fix goes public, as it's just been implemented in the new iOS 6.1.3 beta. Apple released iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers today (after the recent release renumbering, having ...

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  • by | February 19, 2013 1:57 PM

    Recently, we've told you about a number of bugs that cropped up in recent iOS releases. There was the problem with devices connecting to Microsoft Exchange servers, there was the lock screen bypass, and there was the issue with ineffective "Don’t Allow Changes" settings. We heard that Apple was actively working on resolving at least some of these problem, ans that a new iOS release would be coming soon. This week, we get to see the fruits of that labor, with the distribution of iOS 6.1.2. While this is a step towards fixing things, the only issue 6.1.2 resolves is the Exchange problem. ...

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  • by | February 15, 2013 6:09 PM

    To Jailbreak or not to Jailbreak? That is the question. In our previous episode of Top 5 we discussed the reasons why we believe you should Jailbreak, but still, we know many of you are still debating it. In today's show we go through the top 5 most compelling reasons why you should think twice, or even skip. Some things are just not the right fit, and this could be one of them for you. Jailbreaking an iPhone is very different to rooting an Android device. On Android, rooting allows you to load custom ROMs that enable you to really push the hardware to the limit. In the case of iOS, ...

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  • by | February 15, 2013 10:48 AM

    It has not been a good week for Apple and iOS 6. The arrival of iOS 6 brought a new bug wreaking havoc with Microsoft Exchange servers, yesterday we learned of a security vulnerability with the lock screen, and today we find out about apps that are ignoring the system's "Don't Allow Changes" setting. Don't Allow Changes allows you to lock certain device settings, requiring a PIN to modify them. It can be used by organizations that wish to provide their users with access to iPhones or iPads but maintain a level of control over what those users are able to do with them. One restriction locks ...

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  • by | February 15, 2013 7:00 AM

    If you compare today's smartphones with the best handsets offered four or five years ago, it's truly astounding how far everything has come. Yesterday, I briefly explained in an editorial about a rumored Ultrapixel camera that mobile hardware and performance have began to transcend the boundaries of the limitations often associated with mobile technology. Rarely, however, do we stop and think about how powerful our pocket-sized computers truly are. But with mobile processors clocked at speeds that rival some full-fledged computers and featuring anywhere from two to eight cores, pinhole ...

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  • by | February 15, 2013 12:10 AM

    So you jailbroke your iPhone or iPad after the evasi0n jailbreak process was released last week, but you discovered that it just wasn't for you. You prefer the stock feel of iOS over the seemingly never-ending sea of mods and tweaks. There's nothing to be ashamed of, and there's no reason to fret, even if you didn't backup before jailbreaking … like you should have. The unjailbreaking method is relatively quick and very easy. All you need is iTunes, your Lightning or 30-pin cable and your iDevice. A couple clicks and no more than a half-hour later, and you will be back ...

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  • by | February 14, 2013 12:20 PM

    We recently shared with your a few reasons why you might want to think about ditching your lock screen, but for those of you who decide you still need one, especially when you're using it to keep your phone secure, the presumption is that said lock actually works. Unfortunately for Apple users, it looks like iOS 6.1 has made your phones a little less secure, upon the discovery of a limited bypass for the phone's passcode lock. Like similar exploits in the past, this attack hinges on the ability to still make emergency calls on a locked phone. Through some carefully timed taps and button ...

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  • by | February 14, 2013 2:25 AM

    We've all been there. You pull your phone out of your pocket and notice something is off. Slide past the lock screen and you notice that, for whatever reason, your phone is back to factory settings. (For the record, I have had this happen with every mobile OS I have used to date.) Or maybe you have lost a phone. Having to go through the motions to get your phone back to how it should be is never a fun process. It's time consuming, and sometimes important information is gone forever, irrecoverable. Fortunately, there is a solution – precautionary steps that prevent sensitive or important ...

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