Microsoft showed interest in officially supporting homebrew development in Windows Phone 7 last year, and has now unleashed an approved ‘jailbreak’ for WP7 devices. Users who want to free their phone from Microsoft’s surprisingly loose clutches will have to shell out 9 bucks for ChevronWP7—which is not a bad deal, all things considered. (more…)
Peter Oppenheimer, Apple CFO, has confirmed today during Cupertino’s third-quarter financial call that OS X 10.7 Lion will ship Wednesday, July 20th. Make sure to upgrade to OS X 10.6.8 to prepare your Mac for the new OS. Lion will be available exclusively from the Mac App Store for $30, and will only run on Intel Core 2 Duo or newer systems.
In a live conference call on Tuesday afternoon, Apple reported its earnings for the past quarter of the fiscal year, which commenced on June 25, 2011. Apple’s revenue and earnings were extremely impressive, as projected, and were strong enough to break all-time records for total revenue and earnings amounted in one fiscal quarter. Apple reported quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion and record quarterly net profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share. (more…)
Hexxeh has released a build of ChromeOS for the MacBook Air, allowing users to try out Google’s cloud-based operating system on Apple hardware. Installation will require you to partition the SSD and wipe OS X clean, so make sure to have a Time Machine backup handy. If you’re planning to start from scratch with Lion anyway, now is a good time to fiddle around with ChromeOS. Support for dual-booting is in the works, but Hexxeh notes that he is “not interested in supporting dual-boot in general because it can be complex“. (more…)
Comex has released the source code for Jailbreakme 3.0, codenamed Saffron, which is able to jailbreak all devices running iOS 4.3.3. If you’re a developer—or just an enthusiast looking to poke around—check out the code on Github to see how the magic works. Apple has released iOS 4.3.4 to patch the vulnerability, so users who want to keep an untethered jailbreak should stick with the older version.
After being held up a little longer than expected, the official Google+ app has finally been released to the iPhone via the App Store. All Google+ users can now access their stream, circles and huddle anywhere using their iPhone. The iPad and iPod touch are not currently supported and there is also no video or voice chat on the iPhone version yet, but these features are expected in the future. Why the iPod touch is not supported is unknown, but shouldn’t be hard to get around with a jailbreak tweak or two. (more…)
9to5Mac is reporting that Apple Retail Stores are set to hold an overnight meeting Tuesday, and most speculation points that it could be ahead of a Wednesday roll out of Apple’s latest Mac OS X Lion operating system. Visual merchandising has arrived at many retail stores, most likely promotional posters and advertising for OS X Lion that will be setup in store windows and displays overnight. (more…)
Apple’s recent lawsuits against some of the top manufacturers of Android handsets, including HTC and Samsung, has prompted Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt to take a stab at the Cupertino-based company along with other competitors. Schmidt, speaking at Google’s Mobile Revolution Conference in Tokyo, makes a bold claim that Apple’s recent lawsuits have been based on jealousy of the Android platform and a lack of innovation:
“The big news in the past year has been the explosion of Google Android handsets and this means our competitors are responding,” Schmidt stressed. “Because they are not responding with innovation, they’re responding with lawsuits. We have not done anything wrong and these lawsuits are just inspired by our success.”
If the Brazilian website MacMagazine‘s mockups of the iPad 3 are anywhere near correct, then a new curved back, new antennas, stereo speakers, and even a Retina Display will be just some of the new features that we’ll see in the next-generation iPad.
The mockup concepts, designed by Guilherme Martins Schasiepen, also reveal that this future iPad will have a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, HD front-facing camera for FaceTime, and LED flash—all while becoming even thinner. This new design wouldn’t drastically change the design of the iPad, but would give it a facelift that more closely resembles the look of the iPhone 4. Check out the gallery after the break for a closer look. (more…)
Apple stock has been on the rise over the past several months and, as of market close yesterday, reached new record breaking heights. Individual shares of Apple’s stock, AAPL, are currently trading for $373.80 as of after hours trading on July 19—higher than ever before. Apple is set to hold a conference call later today to release their third quarter financial results; these numbers, which are expected to be strong, might be fueling these record breaking stock prices. But, there’s more than that. (more…)