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Apple recently released iOS 5.0.1 and the jailbreak community has been advised to not upgrade. Pod2g recently found an exploit that may help to provide an untethered jailbreak and this exploit is patched on iOS 5.0.1. If you like many are seeking to use an untethered jailbreak, it would be wise to stay on iOS 5.0 because thats where the untethered jailbreak will be. For those of you who accidentally upgraded or unknowingly upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 you may be wondering how to downgrade back to iOS 5.0. In this case, you may downgrade if you have an SHSH previously saved. To More >
Charlie Miller, a well-known Mac hacker and researcher has reportedly found a way to sneak malware into the App Store and subsequently onto any iOS device through the use of exploiting a flaw in Apple’s restrictions on code signing. According to Forbes, the restrictions allow the malware to steal user data and take control of certain iOS functions.
Miller explained that the code signing restrictions allow only Apple’s approved commands to run in an iOS device’s memory and apps that violate these rules aren’t allowed in the App Store. He found a way to bypass Apple’s security check by More >
Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the company has signed a cross-licensing agreement with Samsung. As a result of the agreement, Microsoft will be receiving royalties from Samsung for its Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Additionally, Microsoft mentioned that the two firms will continue to cooperate on the Windows Phone operating system.
“Through the cross-licensing of our respective patent portfolios, Samsung and Microsoft can continue to bring the latest innovations to the mobile industry,” executive vice president of global product strategy at Samsung’s mobile More >
According to InMobi’s research (a mobile ad network), 41% of mobile users in North America plan to purchase the iPhone 5. Furthermore, 50% of those planning to purchase the phone will buy it within the first six months after it is launched, which could propel its current 27% smartphone market share to 41%. InMobi did add one caveat to their study: if Apple decides to release a minor upgrade to the current iPhone just 15% of consumers will purchase the new device.
InMobi’s research revealed what the customers hoped the new iPhone would have: upgrades to the processing speed, screen More >
In what seems to be a bizarre repeat of an incident that occured last year, Apple managed to lose another next-generation iPhone prototype in a fashion similar to the conditions in which the iPhone 4 went missing months before the fourth generation device was meant to be seen in public. This time, the iPhone 5 prototype appears to be missing and was found by someone at a bar in San Francisco’s Mission District in a bar named Cava 22.
There seems to be a lot of questions in the air but what is known for sure is that Apple is working with the police to recover what is presently believed to be More >
In the ongoing rumors regarding Apple’s iPhone 5 release being September or October, we are now hearing for the first time about AT&T officials leaking word of the iPhone 5 release being in October.
According to a report from BGR, a high-ranked AT&T official seems to have spilled the bills on an October iPhone 5 launch by running top secret information down the flag pole to his or her retail managers. Specifically, “high level” AT&T sources” reveal that September marks the iPhone 5 unveiling but the product will be rolled out in stores a few weeks later.
“Expect things to get really, really More >
If you don’t want an unlimited text message plan and are planning to join the AT&T family, then you should get used to spending $.20 per text (or more for MMS). Starting this upcoming Sunday, August 21st, new AT&T customers will only have two options for their texting plans: unlimited texting, which starts or $20 per month or pay per text.
AT&T representatives confirmed the change this morning, telling me that the new plans shouldn’t shake up too many folks, particularly since the majority of new customers opt for the unlimited plans regardless. The vast sea of critics who believe mobile More >
We heard that Apple had plans to begin selling the next-generation iPhone on Friday, October 7th; the date which was first reported by TiPB. According to our sources, Apple has deciding whether to launch the new iPhone on October 7th or October 14th but with the product’s latest stages of pre-mass-production moving along nicely, Apple is trying to shoot towards a launch on the 7th. On top of all that, Apple plans to offer pre-orders for the new iPhone.
Apple is currently planning to begin pre-orders for their next-generation smartphone in the final days of September. The company has still More >
On Google’s company blog, the CEO, Larry Page explains why Google decided to drop $12.5 billion to purchase the smartphone vendor, Motorola Mobility. Page had plenty to say regarding Motorola’s extensive history and how Motorola has played a leading role in the Android platform’s explosive growth, he also pointed out how the company has one of the leading factors behind the deal: patents. “We recently explained how companies including Microsoft and Apple are banding together in anti-competitive patent attacks on Android,” the CEO wrote on Google’s blog. “The U.S. Department of Justice More >
The wireless service provider, AT&T has recently hired Bank of America’s Merril Lynch to help advise the company on the sale of as much as $8 billion in assets in an effort to gain the government’s approval of its planned T-Mobile acquisition. The Wall Street Journal is saying that AT&T is trying to sell off its network assets in an attempt to water down its market power, but most of the assets could actually be T-Mobile’s holdings.”As we said on the day we announced the marger with T-Mobile USA, we anticipate there will be some divestitures, as we had in past mergers, but any speculation More >