It’s become pretty well known that if you’re wanting to theme your iPhone you just hop on Cydia and grab Winterboard Themes. With it being one of the best selling items in the Cydia store it’s safe to say that there’s hundreds of millions of iDevice users theming their products with it and that has created quite a large community in itself. Since the acquisition of Rock by Cydia, its more than likely that every theme you’ve bought has come through Cydia, unless of course you donated to a designer.
Saurik, the man behind Cydia, is seeing some possible variables that could stir up the More >
With the excitement over the release of the Verizon iPhone 4 growing everyday, there’s still one question that’s putting a damper on the excitement. “Will the current jailbreak tools that are available work on the new iPhone?”, this is the million dollar question. With every release of a new update for the iOS we can count on the fact that The iPhone Dev Team will release at jailbreak for it. But the new iDevice may present a bigger challenge than originally expected.
The CDMA iPhone is an all new piece of hardware with its reworked antenna, CDMA support and brand new version of its own OS More >
As everyone expected, the Xbox Kinect has been a huge success. And of course as with any new gadget, especially with the all the potential of the Kinect, we’re seeing tons of users coming out with all types of cool innovations. The peripheral has even been used to help in surgery and help you with your work-out routine. Microsoft wasn’t too happy with the idea of people hacking their new system at first but now they seem to be quite keen on the idea, probably from all the free media coverage they’re seeing. And now Microsoft is supporting the idea, so much so that they hinted at releasing More >
Microsoft is bringing back a feature it had previously taken out and though it’s a small change it’s expected to have a big effect. In this dashboard update we’re seeing the return of the “Boot-to-Disc” option which is making a come back for one reason, to stop pirating on the Xbox 360. And from the reaction of forum members it looks as though Microsoft is having success so far.
“Anti-Piracy 2.5 update” is what the update has officially become known as. With this update Xbox 360 owners who have flashed the firmware will no longer be able to load bootleg titles on to the console. And if More >
“Start the new year off strong” is a phrase we’re all familiar with and Apple seems to be taking those words to heart after the reveal of their earnings for Q1 2011. With Q4 2010 being the best revenue quarter ever for Apple ($20.34 billion) it was projected that the company would come in around $23 billion for this quarter but as it turns out, Apple only SURPASSED those projections by $3 billion dollars when they reported $26.74 billion for Q1 2011.
Breaking down the earnings for Apple, we see that iOS and in particular the iPhone to be leading the way for Apple’s record-breaking quarter. More >
This years Pwn2Own conference is shaping up to be rather interesting with the news of a new method of unlocking the iPhone baseband. Normally the unlocking of an iPhone wouldn’t be news enough to cause this kind of attention but this method is different. Ralf Philipp Weinmann, a research associate at the University of Luxembourg, will be discussing a gaping hole in security of the firmware used in baseband iPhone and Android devices. As of right now there’s no news of an ETA on a deployable iPhone unlock or if it’s connected in any way to this exploit.
In a demonstration of his exploit found More >
After Apple’s decision to discontinue its Xserve line at the end of January (a move which upset many current users of the product), a new rumor is reporting that Apple may be discontinuing other server focused products in the relatively near future. Reports from multiple sources are stating that Apple will be following the end of XServe by scrapping both Final Cut Server and XSan, even more interestingly, the Mac OS X Lion Server will be the last of Apple’s server operating systems. Hardmac, who first broke the story wrote that Apple’s management is currently considering whether to More >
What’s your best score? Scores on the GameCenter no longer matter thanks to an app that allows you to submit any score you want, so now you and everyone can be #1. Game Center is a gaming network brought to us by Apple that is geared very much so towards a social environment. The network runs on iOS 4.0 and allows users to play against other gamers on Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network while they can also invite their friends, compete in leader-boards, participate in online match-making as well as track and earn achievements.
The app titled “HackCenter” has eliminated any reason forMore >
Apple has once again started revitalizing its efforts to stop the process of jailbreaking and unlocking iPhones but doesn’t look to be gaining any ground on the subject. Nadair Jackson, the college student from the video below, is among the many people who are now flooding Craigslist and Ebay with offers of either selling an unlocked/jailbroken iPhone or charging a fee to perform the process of unlocking/jailbreaking the phone. Check out the video to hear Nadair describe how it works?:
NBC reports that Apple is trying to recruit the Federal Government to help crackdown on the hackers More >
“HiJack” is a work in progress project from a development team at the University of Michigan whose goal is to make basic data peripherals for iDevices at very low costs. The audio jack on the devices are used to both power the peripheral and transmit data. This process of utilizing a 2 in 1 method for attaching the accessory allows for development of creative and useful attachments for the iDevices. Most of the time, the biggest cost in production of an iOS data sensor is from the right to use the “Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod” logo and the 30-pin connector. What project “HiJack” is doing is More >