There must have been quite a many of you who must have gone to the online Apple Store to see when is the White iPhone 4 ready to be on sale? Or when is Apple taking the orders? I bet we have been kept in dilemma over the White iPhone 4 since Steve Jobs actually took the stage and announced the fourth generation of the iPhone. Delay, delay and more delays before news finally breaks that the very image of the White iPhone 4 has been taken off the online Apple Store.
Shiver me timbers! Does anyone recall the rumors about the Sony PlayStation Phone coming soon? Well it appears Engadget has got hold of a device that reportedly looks like the Sony Ericsson’s long awaited PlayStation Phone. And my first words, it appear super Ugly!
Flaw is the new in for Steve Jobs’ Apple products. We have seen it happening since the release of the iPhone 4 and the over reporting of the Antennagate issue. We witnessed the year starting with security flaw that had the iPhone 4 making its way to the bloggers all the way to recent one in the iOS 4.1 that enables users to make calls and have access to photos and contacts on your device, which Apple has promised to fix with the release of iOS 4.2 in November.
It was only a few hours back we informed our readers about the iOS 4.1 security flaw that enabled users to make calls even when your iPhone was locked. Apple appears to have taken notice of the issue and have accepted the existence of the flaw in the iOS.
So when is the fix coming? Soon and expect this in the next release of the iOS 4.2 in November which will be focused solely on fixing the bugs found in the iOS 4.1. As earlier reported the iOS 4.2 will be coming next month for the iPod Touch, iPad and the iPhone alike.
Looks like Antennagate isn’t the only problem with the number 4 for Apple. The iPhone 4 had issues with the death grip, then came the weaker glass framework of the iPhone 4 and now we have a report on a security flaw with the iOS 4.1. This exploit leaves the passcode entry on your iPhone a pointless thing, if someone happens to get his hands on your iPhone and enters a random number in the Emergency call field and simultaneously hitting the call and hardware unlock button.
What’s the result? The user has access to the Phone App, giving them complete access to your call history, address book and voicemail. Some sources report this would even give access to the photos on your iPhone 3G / 3GS and the iPhone 4. This can be done with the selection of share contact, which would show a camera icon and thus provide access to the photo album. The Home button on the iPhone remains unresponsive, meaning your home screen remains inaccessible for the random user. But the harm is actually done as the person has access to your photos, contacts and can make calls, send MMS and Email using this exploit. The video below shows it in work:
The Android Market has just crossed the 100,000 App mark. That’s just what came in as a message on Twitter from the AndroidDev as he shared the Google Mobile OS surpassing a major milestone. I bet the Apple fans are going to jump in with comments slurring that this is no thing compared to what the App Store has to offer and an equally large number of apps for the jailbroken devices. But that’s not the argument for this post.
Google only recently expanded the territories of the Android Market by extending it to over 20 countries. 20 countries plus and an open sourced mobile OS is all you need to attract the brainy developers out there to add more apps, be they utilities or games to the market. The Android only recently took over market shares from the Apple iPhone in the US and it continues to expand exponentially. And while the apps for the iOS based devices might be thrice as many as those n the Android Market [around 280,000 Apps], I can see that the number will be crossed easily in the next year.
There is nothing better than having the right tools and gadgets to make easy and less hectic for us all and just like a good engine oil ensures your machine moves faster, developers make sure they have the tools to make your gadget be more effective. We all know how late was the iPhone to get the copy-cut-paste feature, right? But lets not complain about the late arrival and talk about Fast Copy, a tweak that makes cut, copy and paste function on your iOS devices a much faster process.
This is big, especially for those of you who have been big fans of the developer community that has provided you with numerous jailbreak tools. I am talking about the likes of GreenPoisOn [Download here] and Redsn0w for now. The big news? Well the iPhone Dev Team and the Chronic Dev Team have both confirmed that both Redsn0w and GreenPoisOn will have their source code available for the public for free. We are talking Open Source jailbreak tools now and the purpose is to make the jailbreak tools even more efficient by crowd sourcing the code.