The next major firmware release for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV 2G has been unveiled at WWDC 2011. iOS 5 will bring 200+ new features to the iOS devices. The new iOS 5 features include Notifications, Newsstand, and several others. Check out the fill list of the big features below:iOS 5 Features List Notification Center
The first of the big iOS 5 features is Notifications. Apple is finally getting rid of the annoying popups and replacing it with an Android-like notification center. It resembles Mobile Notifier, the iOS notification jailbreak application. Notifications also More >
Apple is playing around with a pretty cool new feature for Safari in Apple’s Mac OS X Lion. The attribute will change things up a bit for bookmarking functionality in the browser. The soon to be official “Reading List” function allows users to save particular pages for review at a later time. Here is how Apple describes the new tool: “Reading List lets you collect webpages and links for you to read later. To add the current page to your Reading List, click Add Page. You can also Shift-click a link to quickly add it to the list. To hide and show Reading List, click the Reading List More >
Charlie Miller, known for exploiting the Safari browser for the past 3 years has managed to rip apart iPhone 4 security today at the Pwn2Own 2011 hacking contest at Vancouver. This is Miller’s forth consecutive win at the Pwn2Own contests.
All the attack required was for the target iPhone to surf to a rigged website. On his first attempt at the drive-by exploit, the iphone browser crashed but once it was relaunched, Miller managed to hijack the entire address book. He partnered with colleague Dion Blazakis to successfully exploit the Apple device using a MobileSafari flaw to swipe the iPhone More >
Apple’s Safari browser has once again been compromised, this time by VUPEN co-founder Chaouki Bekrar in today’s Pwn2Own hacker contest. The vulnerability was demoed on a MacBook which was running a fully patched version of Mac OS X (64-bit) where he was able to launch a calculator on the compromised machine. According to Bekrar, the vulnerability was discovered in WebKit, the open-source browser rendering engine using fuzzers. The team took around two weeks to identify the vulnerability and coding a working exploit for it. Bekrar and his team ended up winning a $15,000 cash prize and an More >
Is Apple on the verge of merging two of their biggest applications in the future? The folks over at Three Guys and a Podcast posted a new rumor about iTunes and Safari becoming one application before the year is out. Apple hasn’t been doing well in the battle for web browser supremacy. Currently, Safari doesn’t even have a 5% market share while Google’s relatively new web browser on the other hand has already surpassed Safari with a 14% market share.
iTunes is currently one of Apple’s biggest moneymakers. With billions of dollars in yearly revenue, it’s currently the world’s largest online More >
One of the awesome features introduced by Apple in iOS 4.2.1 is AirPlay, with which you can stream video, audio and photos from a iOS devices to the new Apple TV. But, unfortunately, this feature has some limitations – like, can’t stream video from third party apps and even Safari is limited to audio-only. Though, the Jailbreak community were able to make it possible to stream third party apps to the Apple TV, a lot of users would prefer Apple to offer full fledged support to stream third party apps right from the portable iOS device.
But at the same it was disappointing to find out More >
Are you one of the many people who would be interested in watching free TV shows on your iPad? It has become possible with the new internet service called FilmOn, which allows you to watch HD quality television shows from channels like ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, ITV, NBC, Sky News, and many more right from the comfort of your iPad. The quality is surprisingly very good for a free service with little to no lag during play.
One of the best things about FilmOn is that it doesn’t require Apple’s approval for any native app. Instead you can browse all the channels provided by the service by More >
If you wanted to ever use the same gestures from Safari for Mac OS X for your iOS Safari, you can now do so with “FullScreen for Safari” for jailbroken iOS devices. Developed by Yllier, this tweak adds a number of native multi-touch gestures for iOS Safari. You will be able to two/three-finger swipe up, down, left, right to help personalize your settings. It can also do such things as create an empty tab, go directly to bookmarks, close the current tab, and toggle fullscreen mode.
The official app description from Cydia is as follows:
Use Safari like never before!
Offers a FullScreen mode. More >
Here is a description of the app:
Allows you to set a home page in Mobile Safari by simply tapping the “+” button while visiting the website of your choice, then tapping the “Set as Home”.
There are no homescreen icons or settings for this add-on
You can follow these More >