The iPad 3G has been hacked by iPhoneIslam, who managed to enable full phone and SMS functionality.
A hack that will change the game. Can you imagine turning your iPad to a fully functional phone.
With No Special Hardware all what you need is Jailbroken iPad 3G and your iPad 3G will do anything you expect from iPhone... Phone Calls, SMS, FaceTime by Phone Number... ETC
New hack will be available on the Cydia Store 'very soon'.
Take a look at the demo video below:
The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission violated procurement law having purchased computer equipment in April, 2008. Total amount the SEC paid for equipment is almost $ 1 million. The SEC violated federal regulation then it avoided seeking competitive bids and placed order immediately with Apple. The SEC was seeking to purchase updated equipment in order to help meet its expanded duties in regulating the financial industry. Apple relied on the know budget (originally $200,000) of the SEC and forced the Commission to purchase essential equipment that cost the SEC another $773,000. The SEC responses that it has already taken appropriate actions against the employee, who was responsible for purchase.
Samsung’s lawyers have asked Apple to hand over “final, commercial versions” of the next-generation iPhone and iPad and the retail packaging design of the devices. The company wants to evaluate if their future products, like the Droid Charge and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, could have similar features with them. This countersuit was filed after Samsung was asked to hand over Apple its prototypes of the Droid Charge, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Infuse 4G and Galaxy S 2. In order to avoid future confusion with the Apple’s products, Samsung is asking the court to apply the same procedure that granted Apple’s lawyers access to Samsung’s upcoming products.
As far as we know, WWDC, set for the 6th June, will be about software and the future of iOS and Mac OS X. TechCrunch believes that the forthcoming iOS 5 will be unveiled at the WWDC because Apple invited journalists and the iPhone PR team that usually covers major iOS announcements. As expected, Apple will introduce a completely revamped notifications and widgets. Apple’s fans’ videos in the past weeks showed how Apple could change notifications and bring new voice-recognition features and implement Lion-like Dashboard and home screen widgets. Other interesting feature, Nuance’s voice-recognition, which Apple is rumored to implement with some licensing deals on iOS and OS X Lion, will unlikely to be introduced in a new version of Voice Control (functionality that allows users to quickly call a contact or control music playback only using their voice) for iOS 5.
Five years ago, Swoosh has released its Nike+ iPod kit intended for the morning jogging fans. To celebrate the anniversary of this event, Nike offers for free its Nike+ app at the App Store, the regular price of which is $2. The app is based on the iPhone’s GPS and MotionX technologyto track your jogging route (as in some places the GPS signals are weak, the MotionX tech is intended to bridge the gaps). The same technology by the way has been used in Jawbone’s stunning new Era Bluetooth headset.
You can download it
And hurry up, as the app will probably become paid again.
On the recent investor event in London Intel CFO Stacy Smith hinted that Intel negotiates with Apple about production of the ARM-based chips for iPhones and iPads.
"If Apple or Sony came to us and said 'I want to do a product that involves your IA (Intel architecture) core and put some of my IP around it,' I wouldn't blink. That would be fantastic business for us,"
A new iPhone game, The Heist, hits the Apple’s App Store. In just a few days it managed to knock off famous Angry Birds from the top of the paid applications in the App Store, making huge well. According to the Loop, during the first day the application was downloaded 25, 000 times, but during the second day it had 89, 798 downloads. Taking into account that there are 86,400 seconds in a day, The Heist was selling more than 1 copy per a second. The price of the application is $ 0, 99 and now revenue of developers approaches $100,000 and sales already well above the 100,000 figure. Perhaps, the application will be next best-seller in the App Store that will manage to keep off even the legendary Angry Birds.
Irrespective of multiple claims about modernized notifications and widgets in iOS 5, Apple is not going to stop using mapping service by Google according to new 9to5Google’s
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As you may know, in March Deutsche Telekom reported its intention to acquire the rival carrier, T-Mobile, for AT&T, its subsidiary company. The estimated price of the deal amounts $39 billion. The fact has recently attracted attention of federal regulators, as in case of successful transaction AT&T will become the leader in the field of wireless carriers, and the number of its customers will reach about 130 million people.
The FCC is eager to find out "how AT&T's wireless spectrum is being used, the nature of its overall network and why it believed it needed T-Mobile's spectrum to meet its goals for 4G",
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Hollywood advertisements makers are afraid of online video streaming and a recent studies proves that. IPG Media Lab studied people’s behavior when they watched TV. They found out that people usually had the TV on, but they were not actively engaged and watched. The company studies 48 participants and about 94% of them were distracted during the 30 minutes of watching. The iPhone and other smartphones account for 60 percent of the distractions from TV ads, according to a behavioral survey. It’s not surprisingly, because it’s obvious that when you glance away, you miss the commercials on TV.
9to5mac reader created an interesting concept of Apple iPhone. It looks more like iPhone Nano rather than iPhone 5. The screen is wide and the sides are narrow, Home button is quite small. Looks good!
Japanese blog Macotakara in its latest story claims that an A5-powered MacBook Air with Thunderbolt I/O is being tested in Apple’s labs. The machine could be manufactured by Quanta Computer, the story has it. The article quotes a source who allegedly saw an early prototype:
According to this source who saw live A5 MacBook Air actually, this test machine performed better than expected. Though it’s not clear which Mac OS X or iOS is pre-installed on this A5 MacBook Air, iOS seems to have difficulty to use features of Thunderbolt without Finder. And even if Mac OS X is installed, developer should spend time to support A5 on Universal Binary Applications. As considering these situation, this A5 MacBook Air seems to be made just for experiment.
This news comes weeks after another rumor claiming that Apple is planning on transitioning from Intel to ARM-based processors on their laptops in the not too distant future. Another major issue is that while ARM processors are more power efficient, they presently offer significantly lower performance than their Intel counterparts.
Apple’s upcoming iCloud service, rumored to include streaming of iTunes collections to a variety of devices and computers, is said to be formally introduced at the WWDC keynote on June 6. Businessweek says “three people briefed on the talks” (between Apple and music labels) have suggested Apple will provide a scanning tool that quickly mirrors songs to iCloud’s servers, also offering a way to replace those songs with better-quality versions if quality is not deemed “good enough.”
TUAW reports that Mac OS X Lion has gone “live for internal testing” at Apple last week. Whilst it’s not clear what that means, we assume Apple has begun widespread internal testing of a new build of the OS that’s nearing GM status. TUAW suggests Lion might see a public release at WWDC in two weeks, or at least sooner than previously expected:
This suggests the new OS might possibly ship as early as WWDC with an “available today” mention at the keynote — or it might not. But Lion is looking to be one step closer to availability for Apple customers.
Remind you that the latest developer preview of OS X Lion brought minor graphical changes to apps Apple had already updated, as well as tweaks and performance improvements to make the OS more stable and faster.
U.S. Senator Al Franken has sent out a letter to Apple and Google requesting that the companies require developers to include "clear and understandable" privacy policies for apps available in their marketplaces.
At the hearing, I asked Dr. Tribble and Mr. Davidson whether Apple and Google would commit to requiring that all applications in the Apple App Store and Android App Market have clear and understandable privacy policies. I am writing today to renew this request, and ask if each of your companies would be willing to adopt this simple first step towards further protecting your users' privacy.