iPhoneRoot.com       

News tagged ‘Hardware’


Mac OS X Lion Round Up





lion

Mac OS X is almost 10 years, but it still continues to evolve and as Phillip Schiller claims "not because of hardware, but because of software."  During yesterdays keynote Apple unveiled only ten of 250 new features in Mac OS X Lion.Some of the new features include Windows Migration Assistant, a new version of FileVault, built-in FaceTime and more.

Lion will be available only through App Store as a 4 GB download for $29.99. So you pay ones and may install the new software on all your machines. Little bit strange but App did announce an exact date of MacOS X Lion release.

"New" features that were announced during keynote, include:


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

WWDC 2011 liveblog: iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more!



WWDC 2011 liveblog: iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more! (stevejobswwdc2011liveblogkeynote1121)

3:00PM

WWDC 2011 liveblog: iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more! (stevejobswwdc2011liveblogkeynote1117)


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by admin

Monday, June 6th, 2011. 20:25

iPad 3G was hacked: users will be able to make calls and send sms



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:




|
   

Leave a comment

Samsung’s Lawyers Ask Apple To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3



samsung suit

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.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

New iMacs Can Only Use Apple’s Hard Drives



imac

The new 2011 iMacs — the ones with Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge processors and better graphics — don’t allow you to use any other hard drive but Apple’s custom ones, which are running a custom firmware to provide temperature monitoring through a new 7-pin SATA connector.

For the main 3.5″ SATA hard drive bay in the new 2011 machines, Apple has altered the SATA power connector itself from a standard 4-pin power configuration to a 7-pin configuration. Hard drive temperature control is regulated by a combination of this cable and Apple proprietary firmware on the hard drive itself. From our testing, we’ve found that removing this drive from the system, or even from that bay itself, causes the machine’s hard drive fans to spin at maximum speed and replacing the drive with any non-Apple original drive will result in the iMac failing the Apple Hardware Test (AHT).


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, May 14th, 2011. 21:59

Install Android on your iDevice



android-idevice

For those who like experimenting or just want to see what Android is like on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, the team iDroid project managed to adopt Android operating system for Apple’s devices. According to the project leader, Nick Pack, a solution is not yet ready for prime time.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Apple's New Data Center Focus of Nuance Voice Recognition Partnership



data_center

Last week we reported that Apple is in talks with voice recognition firm Nuance Communications. The scope of the deal is some sort partnership linked to rumors that Apple is integrating significant voice capabilities into iOS 5. As was reported previously, Nuance is a leader in voice recognition technology and holds a number of key patents in the field. TechCrunch now reports that the deal relates to utilizing Nuance's technology in Apple’s new North Carolina data center to drive centrally-hosted voice services. The partnership is said to likely be introduced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) early next month.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011. 11:36

Apple Senior Vice President Mansfield Sold His Stock And Gained $13.7M



mansfield

Recently Fortune discovered that according to Form 4 filing with the Securities Exchange Commission Bob Mansfield, who is Senior Vice President at Apple, sold 38,863 shares of Apple stock. Average price stock was $351.89, thus he got almost $13.7 million. Currently Mansfield owns 501 shares of Apple, which is roughly 1% of his Apple portfolio.

Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, April 28th, 2011. 12:48

BGR got photos of another iPhone prototype that works on T-Mobile



TMobileiPhone41 TMobileiPhone42

This Saturday Boy Genius Report published photos of a new iPhone prototype with a codename N94 (codename of Verizon iPhone 4 is reportedly N92). The device works "with T-Mobile USA 3G bands" and runs a test version of iOS, as photos reveal Radar and Directory apps, which are accessible only for the company's employees.

Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Apple Relaunched Its Forums, Called Them Apple Support Communities



ASC1welcome

Last week Apple had officially upgraded its forums and renamed its Apple Discussion board to Apple Support Communities. The refresh reveals new design and social network features. Here what the official introduction reads:

Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment, read comments [1]

Acer CEO Resigns Because of Apple's Advance



lanci

As you may already know, this Thursday Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci resigned his office after the company's decision to reorganize itself in order to increase its share on the tablet market. The permanent successor should be found by the end of April.

Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011. 15:27

Cydia 1.1.1 released



cydia

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:


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Mac OS X Turns Ten Years Old



mac_os_x_boxes

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:


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, March 25th, 2011. 11:54

Gevey hardware unlock works on iPhone 4 iOS 4.3 with 04.10.01 baseband



Today we have received a video, that shows that recently discovered Gevey hardware unlock for iPhone 4 works fine with the latest iOS 4.3 and 04.10.01 baseband.

Take a look:

This method of unlocking is not recommended due to the legal issues in certain countries.




|
   

Leave a comment, read comments [1]

Hardware unlock for iPhone 4



Gevey has released a SIM Interposer which can unlock the iPhone up to iOS 4.3 by force activating the baseband using the emergency dialer.

SIM Interposer works by adding a EEPROM chip to your SIM card just like a TurboSIM. The unlock uses the ability to call 112, a number that can be called from any GSM phone.

To unlock you need to insert chip with your sim card, dial 112, once it connects hang up, toggle Airport mode on and off - that's it, you unlocked your iPhone 4. We do not know yet if this is completely legal solution, so you might want to wait for DevTeam software unlock.

Here are couple screenshots from redmondpie, showing iPhone 4 unlocked using Gevey SIM on 2.10.04 baseband, running on T-Mobile US network.

Unlock-iPhone-4 Unlock-iPhone-4-1

And here are two videos, proving it is real:


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment