Apple recently released the iOS 6.1.2 which fixed various security issues highlighted since the release of iOS 6 which powers the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. But a YouTube video shows that iOS is still vulnerable to security loophole that allows unauthorized bypassing of the lock-code and provides access to contacts and a few other features of the device.
After gaining a huge popularity through Facebook buyout, Instagram now has more than 50 million users including both iOS and Android platform. Markus Gerkes designed a concept that might just take the Instagram craze to a new high. Read more
Boy, that was quick! Within 24 hours of the release of iOS 5.1 the hacking community has already released a jailbreak for the OS. It is an not an untethered jailbreak though, which means you would have to connect your device to a computer while rebooting. The updated jailbreak by Redsn0w now stands at version 0.9.10b6. At the moment, the jailbreak does not support A5 chip devices which include iPhone 4S and iPad 2 and also A5X device which is the new iPad 3. Detailed instructions and download links available here.
Apple is expected to launch an iOS powered TV by the year end. Codenamed iTV, very little of this device is known so far. If rumors are to be believed, iTV has already taken shape and potential carrier partners in Canada are testing its prototype. A report by The Globe and Mail claims Apple is in talks with Rogers and BCE regarding broadcast partnership for the iTV. Read more
When it comes to photography using iPhone, many users prefer apps instead of the default iOS camera apps. Of the various iOS camera apps available in the AppStore, QuickPix has some exclusive and some cool features to boast. Read more
According to Apple’s product launch cycle, the next generation iPad is supposed to be announced in the coming weeks. And leaked images, speculations and lost devices should not come as a surprise in progressing days. One such leaked image of what is presumed to be the display of next generation iPad is leaked in a Korean forum, discovered by Macrumors.com. Read more
Microsoft has launched an iOS app for its Xbox LIVE community. The app allows Xbox LIVE users to stay connected with their friends on the community wherever they are. LIVE users can check full profile of other users, send/receive messages, change their 3D avatar and compare achievements with friends. The app also features Xbox Spotlight, games news and reviews, video demos, trips and tricks and other features. Read more
Ever since the release of iPhone 4S, developers and hackers have been working on bringing Siri to older iOS devices. Some of the developers did manage to port Siri to iPhone 4, but it wasn’t release to consumers, until now. A Siri hack dubbed Siri0us has been released for jailbroken iOS devices and works not only with iPhone 4 but also with iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS.
Unlike earlier hacks, Siri0us does not require any UDID’s, files or keys of iPhone 4S. All you need is an jailbroken iOS 5 device with Cydia installed. Just add ‘http://apt.if0rce.com’ as a source on Cydia then search and download Siri0us, and start talking to the smartest voice based personal assistant ever.
At the launch of iPhone 4S, Apple announced that Siri would be exclusive to this device. But given the fact that Siri was earlier listed on the App Store and worked with earlier iOS devices, many believed that its exclusivity to iPhone 4S is only a marketing gimmick. We don’t know, but Siri hackers have definitely didn’t buy Apple’s announcement.
RIM’s popular instant messaging service BlackBerry Messenger, popularly known as BBM amongst the BlackBerry boys, may no more be limited to BlackBerry phones. If the leaked image above is to be believed, BBM may soon come to Android devices. Read more