Apple’s March 7th event is currently rolling and we thought you’d like to know that they’ve just confirmed the availability of iOS 5.1 to users starting today. It’s kind of weird to see Apple roll the update without ever reaching a developer GM candidate, but after so many weeks in beta, it was about time. At the moment we’ve got details about Siri now being able to speak in Japanese to all iOS 5.1 customers.
Sadly Apple’s keynote didn’t provide any additional details on what iOS 5.1 will bring. With so many battery life complaints on [...]
Apple has a conference call scheduled for today, March 19, 2012 starting at 6:00AM PDT (9:00AM EDT) where Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, and Peter Oppenheimer, the company’s CFO, will “announce the outcome of the Company’s discussions concerning its cash balance”.
Apple has a lot of money; according to the last earning’s report, somewhere around the $100 billion mark, but the Q4 report should give you more details in case you missed it. With the New iPad, upcoming exciting products like the new iPhone or even computers (desktop or notebook) as well as [...]
You are already probably familiar with the i4Siri project; at the end of last year we told you to keep your fingers crossed for a port if Siri is the only reason you’d consider purchasing an iPhone 4S (despite the improved camera and processor). If you’re rocking an Apple iPad and want to use Siri, this might be a good chance to consider it, since Apple failed to bring the personal assistant to the New iPad (and iOS 5.1).
In order to get it up and running you will first need to jailbreak your device (regardless if you’re on an A4 or A5 device, regardless if you [...]
This year’s JailbreakCon 2012 of WWJC (World Wide Jailbreak Convention) will be held on Saturday, September 29, in San Francisco at the South SF Conference Center.
What exactly is JailbreakCon? Actually, it is the new name for MyGreatFest, a convention dedicated to jailbreaking. “A community event featuring the most prominent members of the community”. Expect to see “the best hackers, developers and themers that the community has to offer” at the convention and make their findings and achievements public. If you want to participate, make sure to [...]
Well after Apple’s recently vague announcement of iOS 5.1, it’s now available for your downloading pleasure. For a moment there, we thought that the only enhancement we’d get was Siri translating its own name in Japanese (which we don’t recommend you Google for), but Apple has proved us wrong. iOS 5.1 includes some key fixes that many of us were waiting for with open arms.
Out of the key changes: – The battery performance fixes for the iPhone 4S are probably the most anticipated – We can now delete photos all of those hidden photos you [...]
So if you’re on the list of people that cringed their teeth when they hit the Install button of the OTA upgrade of iOS 5.1 and forgot all about their Jailbreak, you might be in luck. The Dev-Team has just updated RedN0w to version 0.9.10b6 and it brings you the option of getting a tethered jailbreak of your device as long as it doesn’t run on an A5 chip (Sorry iPhone 4S and iPad2 readers).
There’s nothing hot about a tethered jailbreak of any iOS device, but if you lost it by mistake, you’re sadly out of of choices. Make sure you download the version of [...]
Apple’s recent release of iOS 5.1 is anything but surprising. It took very little spotlight at Tim Cook’s recent Keynote, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. The update has a full list of the updates that current customers are looking for, like improved performance in battery life for the iPhone 4S and the ability to delete unwanted images from Photo Stream. Obviously, if you’re enjoying all the benefits behind a Jailbreak, upgrading to iOS 5.1 can prove to threaten your freedom. If you’re asking yourself if this update is worth your time and [...]
At the beginning of February Motorola scored an important win against Apple in Germany. The German Mannheim Regional Court granted a permanent injunction against Apple’s iCloud push email service (as well as the predecessor, MobileMe) and any devices that can access it.
Now Apple has quietly published a support document acknowledging the situation: “Due to recent patent litigation by Motorola Mobility, iCloud and MobileMe users are currently unable to have iCloud and MobileMe email pushed to their iOS devices while located within the borders of [...]
If you fire up iTunes on your iPhone, iPad or computer, you’ll see that there is a brand new section inside the store called “Mastered for iTunes”. This way Apple tries to deliver best possible audio quality encoded files for all those details inside the tunes.
Audio files are delivered in iTunes Plus format which has a variable bit rate of 256 kbps for the AAC file format (compared to 128 kbps AAC files available in the early days). Publishers will be able to submit better quality recordings and the end user, regardless if we talk about your average listener [...]
An iOS 5 bug allowed pictures to be displayed on a password-protected iPhone if the time on the device was set to an earlier time and date than the real timestamp of the pictures. A new security flaw has been discovered, this time on iOS 5.0.1, but it takes a very persistent villain several tries to get passed the lock screen.
In theory, the password protected iPhone must have a missed call. Swiping the missed call notification in an area without network coverage, or by removing the SIM card from the phone, could expose, after several attempts, the entire Contact list together [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all the cool and the not so cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we talk about Apple’s recent surprising announcement of OS X Mountain Lion and we go through all the reasons why it matters to iPhone and iPad owners. We later go through all the recent iPad 3 rumors in detail, including the uncertain possibility of a 7-inch iPad 3. We later talk about iOS 5.1 and the pre-GM candidate that was released with a couple of features you should know about.
In the Not So Cools section we talk [...]
I’m sure you’re not planning on just giving your significant other a game for Valentine’s Day, but you can definitely go all out by filling their iPhone or iPad with games they’ve always wanted. Gameloft has just published their Valentine’s Day sale and they’re offering 11 iOS Games and even 3 Mac games for just 99 cents a piece. If you think of it, you could either pamper yourself or give away as many as 10 games for the price of one on any typical day. So before things get all hot and romantic, here’s the list; and since we like to share the [...]
Spotify launched in the US mid-July last year and brought its application to the iTunes Store for music lovers willing to subscribe to the service. Up until now you could only stream music in low quality (96 kbps) and high quality (160 kbps) but the newly released version takes to the next level.
After you apply the refresh you can go to Settings and choose the “Extreme” setting which will grace you with 320 kbps quality audio. Of course, you need to watch out for your data plan as it is a data-hungry choice but if you have a pair of audiophile headphones and want [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all the Cool and the Not So Cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we begin by talking about the recent iPad 3 retina display rumors and why they do and don’t make sense. We later go through the sales results of the iPad 3 and how competition is stacking up. We talk about the iPhone 4S and how it just reached the second place as the camera-of-use in Flickr just behind the iPhone 4. We end the Cool section by covering Apple’s recent release of subscription services for Games and why [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all that’s Cool, and the Not So Cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we talk about the recent rumors about what to expect for the iPad 3 and the iPhone 5 in 2012. We later go through the recent talks about Steve Jobs wanting to build Apple’s own wireless carrier to compete against the existing ones in the US. We then talk about iTunes Match and the things you should worry about before activating it. We end the Cool section by going through all the recent hacks that have been discovered, [...]
According to recent reports, Apple’s iTunes Match — the service which replaces your lower-quality music files with high-quality copies from iTunes — is replacing songs containing explicit lyrics with new copies of better quality… and clean lyrics. Most probably the system is unable to tell the difference between tracks with same length, same tag but which are different in content (explicit versus clean).
Apple is already looking to fix the problem according to reports; according to an email allegedly sent from an Apple employee in response to a user, [...]
There are two rather important bits today regarding the world of Android and Apple. Motorola was seeking an injunction against Apple’s iCloud and the German Mannheim Regional Court granted a permanent injunction. It refers to Apple’s iCloud push email service (as well as MobileMe) and any devices that can access it. The Motorola lawsuit was aimed at Apple Sales International (the Ireland-based European sales organization for Cupertino) and the decision is only enforceable in Germany (so it’s not Europe-wide). Users, as Florian Mueller notes, “will probably have [...]
How well do you remember the smartphone back in 2006? Chances are most of you didn’t really care about them or owned one because they were either too expensive or just too difficult to operate effectively. This was the era of predominant QWERTY keyboards, soft-keys, small 2.4-inch screens at a QVGA resolution, EDGE data speeds, limited storage, scroll bars, and terrible browsers. Smartphones weren’t about the consumer. You’d judge them by how fast you could switch between tasks because they were mainly focused on the business user. In times when smartphones keep [...]
Carriers doing spring cleaning usually sees a couple of devices reach end-of-life statuses with the network operator, let it be recently and in the United States, or coming soon worldwide like in the case of Orange U.K.
According to the image above, Orange U.K. is preparing to scratch the HTC Flyer tablet which was introduced last year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. EOL usually means making place for a new device and with this year’s MWC around the corner we have no doubts that there will be plenty of candidates to fill in the vacant spot. The Flyer should go [...]
The nature of the relationship between T-Mobile and the iPhone is definitely an unusual one. As soon as the first iPhones on AT&T’s network got carrier unlocked, T-Mobile became the go-to home in the States for AT&T expats. In the years that have followed, we’ve seen the iPhone come to Verizon and Sprint, but T-Mobile is still the odd man out. Throughout this time, the company’s attitude towards Apple and the iPhone has been all over the place. It vacillates between praising the iPhone and denigrating it, peppered with the occasional action that seems to [...]
Apple posted financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2012 that ended on December 31, 2011. The numbers speak of record quarterly revenues of $46.33 billion ($26.74 billion last year) as well as record quarterly net profits of $13.06 billion ($6 billion in the year-ago quarter).
37.04 million iPhones were sold in the quarter alone which account for a 128% growth compared to the same period of last year. 15.43 million iPads found new owners representing a 111% growth year-on-year, contributing to a total number of 52.47 million iOS devices Cupertino managed to sell. The [...]
Sony decided to buy Ericsson’s stake in the joint venture and become Sony Mobile Communications, a rebranding which will be done by mid-2012. According to recent reports, Apple managed to enlist ex-President of Sony Ericsson U.S. and Head of Region North America, Anderson Teixeira.
As his own LinkedIn page implies, he is now “Head Latin America” and has reportedly started with Apple this month, becoming “Latin America General Manager”. He will be working from “Apple’s small Coral Gables Florida office at 1 Alhambra Plaza Suite [...]
In this episode of the iOS App Picks we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, take professional photos, and track you progress on trails around your area. To download these apps directly to your iPhone, just click on the title of the application and the iTunes software will automatically launch to the app in the App Store. If you have the free Google Search app installed on your iPhone just snap a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner that will launch the App Store on your iPhone.
Slice A free [...]