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Researchers Discover iPhone File That Keeps Track Of Your Moves





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Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, security researchers, discovered a file in Apple’s iOS local backup system that keeps track of your location history, in format readable by a computer, and the researchers claim it’s present both on iPhones and iPad 3G units. Such file is kept unencrypted in the iOS database that can be backed up to a computer using iTunes. The researchers have also created an app called iPhoneTracker that recognizes the file from your local iOS backup, and displays your most-visited locations on a map (see the screenshot above). The app is also allows you to encrypt this file.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, April 21st, 2011. 16:30

Apple Has Patented a Method of Incorporating RFID Technology Into iPhone Screen



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Yesterday The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published the filing of another Apple's patent entitled "Touch Screen RFID Tag Reader". It describes "the efficient incorporation of RFID circuitry with touch sensor panel circuitry".

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011. 17:53

Apple partners with Chimei, negotiates with Everlight Electronics



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Today Bloomberg reported Chimei Innolux Corp. will become a third supplier of displays and touch panel sensors for Apple's iPad 2. Current makers Wintek Corp. and TPK Holding Corp. will remain "key suppliers" of touchscreens, though they cannot satisfy the demand for a new device without another manufacturer.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011. 20:20

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.1]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 3G on iOS 4.3.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 for Windows.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.1]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 4.3.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 for Windows.


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Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1 released: supports Apple TV 2G and 06.15 baseband



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iH8sn0w updated their iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak utility - released Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1.

They have added

  • Apple TV 2G support,
  • Cydia 1.1.1,
  • ability to use 06.15 baseband for iPhone 3GS,
  • afc2 (to use ifunbox and iphone explorer)
  • fixed some bugs

Sn0wBreeze is used to create custom firmwares with jailbreak and preserve iPhone baseband. It is available for Windows only.

You can download Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1 here.

Here' official changelog.


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Apple Launches Free App To Browse iAds



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Yesterday Apple launched its new iPhone application, iAd Gallery, for showcasing the best iAd campaigns on iOS. The application consists of several iAds for iPhone, you can browse by advertiser, category or ad feature.

The iAd Gallery is a celebration of advertising, featuring iAd campaigns from some of the world’s best brands and their advertising agencies. The iAd Gallery gives you easy access to a selection of the fun and informative ads that have run in some of your favorite apps. Use the Browse feature to discover ads you haven’t seen, or to find those you want to see again. Even lets you tag your favorites to a Loved section that’s all your own.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011. 16:20

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPad Using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.1]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPad on iOS 4.3.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 for Windows.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.1]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 for Windows.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.1]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak and unlock for your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.3.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 for Windows.

If you need unlock Redsn0w will provide you with choice of updating your baseband to 06.15.
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iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak news: Apple closed comex kernel exploit



Comex, famous iPhone hacker, tweeted today that the kernel exploit for jailbreak he had found long ago was closed by Apple in recent iOS 4.3.1. This exploit could be used to jailbreak iPad 2.

As noticed by @0naj, my kernel exploit was fixed in 4.3.1.

I try not to be paranoid, but it is really hard to explain this as anything but a leak.

The funny thing is that my "new" kernel exploit is actually the kernel exploit used by JailbreakMe 2.0. It was never properly fixed.

It stayed there from 4.0.2 through 4.3, but was magically found in time for 4.3.1. well, go go @MuscleNerd and @i0n1c I guess

This is not good news. However we have recently seen working untethered jailbreak video. There are other vulnerabilities in iOS 4.3.1.




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Cydia 1.1.1 released



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Cydia lead developer Jay Freeman released Cydia 1.1.1. You can update it in Cydia. It became much faster and more stable.

Features of new Cydia will include:

  • the ability to run and operate Activator, libstatusbar, and SimulatedKeyEvents while Cydia is running
  • an overall speed improvement, including the “Loading Changes” dialog
  • “much less” memory usage
  • a more advanced search mechanism with a new relevancy algorithm
  • better management of broken repositories

Here is a full changelog discussion from Saurik:


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Mac OS X Turns Ten Years Old



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Yesterday Apple’s Mac OS X celebrated its 10th birthday! Mac OS X 10.0 deputed on March 24, 2001 and had a codename “Cheetah”. That release changed future not only the Mac platform but also the whole company turning it into the second most valuable company in the world. The early days of the platform was far from perfect, but already at that stage Mac OS X was called “tremendous promising”. Ars Technica noted in its extensive review of Mac OS X 10.0.0:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, March 25th, 2011. 11:54

iPad WiFi model gets GPS when tethered to an iPhone



Apple has finally brought wireless tethering functionality with iOS 4.3. It is called Personal Hotspot and allows users to share iPhone’s cellular data connection with other devices over WiFi connection.

For instance, you can connect your iPad WiFi only model to the internet via iPhone. There's one less reason to pay additional $130 for a 3G iPad. There is another difference between iPad WiFi and iPad 3G - GPS. Well, it looks loke WiFi-only iPad inherits GPS positioning capabilities when you tether the tablet to an iPhone via the Personal Hotspot feature.

Kyle Carmitchel from TabletMonsters discovered this by accident and posted a video to prove it.


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Thursday, March 17th, 2011. 17:34

Step-by-step Tutorial: jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 on iPhone/iPod/iPad using PwnageTool 4.2 (Mac OS)



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UPDate: Attention! We've received info, that Apple stopped signing iOS 4.2 for devices for which iOS 4.3 is available. This means you will not be able to restore to 4.2.1 without saved SHSH keys.

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

Using this tutorial you will be able to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 running on iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and iPad. Pwnagetool will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock. If you have updated the baseband to version 06.15, you can use this tutorial. This tutorial uses  PwnageTool 4.2 for Mac OS X.

We are not developers of jailbreak utilities, so we cannot assure that everything will work just fine. However we tried this tutorial on several devices and succeeded.

We will use iPhone 4 in our jailbreak tutorial. The process is the same for all devices.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. Download a couple of things:


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