Wood is a strong, tough, and durable material that, with the exception of heavy woods like ivory, will float on water. In the past, the best speakers have been built out of wood since they create the most natural resonance and vibrations that allow for the premium listening experience. Wood is natural, and that is why many manufacturers have gone to it, or make specific models out of wood and claim they will sound more natural. However, there are so many different pairs of headphones that promise the most natural sound, which ones sound the best? Even further, which ones offer the best designs, audio, build, comfort, and overall value. Let the battles begin!
The Dev-Team has updated redsn0w to version 0.9.8b4 to support the latest iOS 5 beta. The jailbreak is tethered, and should only be used by developers who need to prepare their applications for the public release of iOS 5 this Fall. Please note that Apple does not push OTA updates to jailbroken devices, so you’ll need to update the old fashion way via iTunes.
Update #4: In conjunction with iOS5 beta4 being released to iOS developers, redsn0w 0.9.8b4 is now available for jailbreak app developers. Remember, it’s a tethered jailbreak right now so you’ll need to use redsn0w to boot into a jailbroken state at each power cycle.
As TUAW reported late Friday night, the App Store is now available to an additional 33 countries including The Bahamas, Bolivia and Iceland to achieve a grand total of 123 countries. However, even with the addition of 33 countries, there are still many regions left for Apple to expand its app empire.
Check after the break for a full list of the newly-added countries. (more…)
Charlie Miller, the white-hat hacker who Pwn2Own’d the iPhone 4 earlier this year (and 2 years prior), has discovered a vulnerability in the MacBook’s battery that allows it to be completely hijacked. A malicious user could potentially brick the battery or cause it to overheat and explode by disabling the microcontroller that tells the battery when (more…)
Apple has enabled WiFi sync for Windows in the newly released iOS 5 beta 4 and iTunes 10.5 beta 4 combo. If you’re enrolled in the Apple developer program, download the latest betas and enjoy your wireless freedom. It’s recommended that users perform the initial sync over USB for speed.
Apple has seeded the fourth beta of iOS 5, which is due for a public release this fall. It can be downloaded as an OTA update for beta 3 users, but developers looking to upgrade from iOS 4.x will need to download the firmware through the Apple developer center and upgrade through iTunes.
A full changelog can be found after the break.
The LG CEO, Young Soo Kwon, let slip to the Korea Times that the iPad 3 will feature a high-resolution Retina display similar to the iPhone 4. There have been many rumors surrounding this topic, and the Korea Times also reported earlier this week that the next-gen iPad (more…)
Bloomberg reports that Apple is interested in acquiring Hulu. The auction of the video streaming service is expected to exceed $2 billion, but that amount would be a drop in the bucket for Cupertio’s $76 billion in cash. Full Hulu integration with the iTunes video service would make Apple’s available library much more impressive, and would give the Apple TV an additional selling point. As noted by Bloomberg, Apple has a history of being frugal; their last major acquisition was NeXT for $400 million in 1996, so buying Hulu would be slightly out of character.
Google may also bid on Hulu in effort to expand YouTube into a television hub, but Netflix, the leading competitor in the streaming video space, has not shown interest.
Google has added support for multiple “.apk” files in the Android Market. Developers can now upload different builds of the same application to support the variety of device hardware available in the massive Android ecosystem. Tablets, for instance, may require support for a specific resolution and APIs that the developer does not want to include in the standard smartphone version. The apps are still listed as a single entry in the Market, and reviews are aggregated across all versions. While fragmentation is a major problem for Android, this change will allow developers to focus their efforts more clearly. (more…)
Apple announced in a press release today that Lion has reached 1 million downloads in the first 24 hours after its launch. The OS is also the fastest selling Mac OS in Apple’s history, notes The Loop.
Lion introduced many new features from iOS that users loved, which has won it great feedback on the Mac App Store so far. Ratings currently average at 4.5 stars with some complaints about certain software – Microsoft Office in particular – and a few others about the loss of features such as Rosetta and Front Row. Overall though, users love the new OS.
Check after the break for a full press release from Apple. (more…)