MacRumors has confirmed this afternoon that Apple stores have begun receiving the final build of the new OS today. This final build has been delivered on hard drives that are meant for Apple store demo computers. There is still no known specific date on which Lion is scheduled release, but AppleInsider reported earlier today that it would be tomorrow. They also said that the new MacBook Air (and Mac Mini) will be here as soon as tomorrow too. Check the Mac App Store at 12:01 AM and see if they’re right!
The company who is currently being sued for copying Apple’s designs has decided to create a very… familiar looking case for the Galaxy Tab line of Android devices. The case features the same tricks as Apple’s Smart Cover, such as folding onto itself to create a stand, though it appears to clip onto the tablet instead of using magnets. (more…)
CNN has unveiled a 24-hour HD streaming news service for desktop browsers and iOS users. Interested users must be subscribed to AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink or Verizon to take advantage of the service, so those looking to completely cut the cable are still out of luck. Content can be accessed with your cable provider login information via http://www.cnn.com/video, or through the updated CNN app for iPad and iPhone on the App Store. (more…)
When I first saw the preview of From A to B, I was very surprised. The design was simple, as were the graphics, and yet it seemed so enjoyable. My experience with puzzle games led me to believe that after a few levels, the game would get predictable, boring, and easy. These assumptions were completely wrong. After a few levels, I noticed that something as simple as getting a car from point A to B became challenging.
Apple’s recent iOS 4.3.4 update not only patches the PDF security vulnerability, which fuels the JailbreakMe 3.0 tool, but it also prevents “incomplete codesigning attacks” from being made. By detecting and blocking these attacks, Apple has effectively patched all untethered jailbreak exploits that have been used since as far back as iOS 4.1. As i0n1c explains on Twitter, this means that tools that use the current untethered jailbreak exploit, like PwnageTool and redsn0w, cannot be used to jailbreak iOS 4.3.4. (more…)
The Dev-Team has updated redsn0w to version 09.8b3 with support for the latest release of iOS. The 4.3.4 firmware does not add new features to devices, and exists solely to patch the PDF vulnerability used to exploit the operating system. If you decided to ignore all the warnings and upgrade anyway, you can still have a tethered jailbreak—unless you own an iPad 2. Mac users can check out the recently updated PwnageTool.
Update #3: For the convenience of kernel hackers like @comex and @i0n1c, we have a new redsn0w 0.9.8b3 that supports a TETHERED jailbreak for iOS 4.3.4 on all devices that have 4.3.4 except the iPad2. The vast majority of people will want to stay back at 4.3.3 because that’s where the untethered jailbreak is! There are no new features in 4.3.4 — only fixes for jailbreak exploits.
Patent trolls like Lodsys have made doing business in the US “far too dangerous” for app developers like Simon Maddox. Even the developer of Twitteriffic, Craig Hockenberry, has tweeted about the worsening patent situation. The risk of being sued is growing as companies take advantage of the antiquated patent system, and indie developers don’t have access to the resources to fight back. For most software engineers on the App Store, the United States is one of the (more…)
The inventive geeks over at Hack a Day have discovered a way to playback DVDs on the iPad without the need for an attached DVD player or jailbreak. The method uses VLC running on a Mac (or any Unix OS with Apache installed) to beam the DVD to the iPad, which is able to view the stream through Safari. Since it uses a bone-fide webserver, it works over both LAN and the Internet (if you have an external IP). The setup requires some command-line fu, but shouldn’t be too (more…)
It has taken a while, but Apple has finally caught up with their business and the iPad 2 is now shipping in only 1-3 business days. The shipping times have slowly gone down from 3-4 weeks to 1-2 weeks and now, only 1-3 days. If you’ve been waiting for the shipping times to speed up a bit then now is the time to buy your iPad 2.
The guys over at Redmond Pie have rolled out a 4.3.4-compatible PwnageTool bundle to jailbreak the iPhone, iPod Touch, and original iPad. Updating to 4.3.4 isn’t a very good idea at this point, as its only purpose is to prevent users from jailbreaking. But, if you unwittingly updated your device to the latest firmware, you’ll still be able to have a semi-tethered jailbreak. PwnageTool is also able to preserve the iPhone’s baseband, though there is no unlock for the 4.3.4 baseband if you have already updated.
It is advised to stick with 4.3.3 until a fully untethered jailbreak is released, but we probably won’t see another until iOS 5. Check out the full guide at the link below.