Posts Tagged ‘ iPhone ’

New iOS prevents users from unlocking their iPhones

In its latest iOS version 4.2.1Apple has introduced a new mechanism to further complicate the removal of the SIM lock, also known as a network or subsidy lock. The operating system will check which baseband version (in simple terms, “modem firmware”) is installed on the iOS device and refuse to start if an unauthorised version is found. With the earlier versions of iOS theTinyUmbrella tool can be used to persuade locked devices to co-operate; this tool won’t work in iOS 4.2.1. Continue reading

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Google Voice for iPhone

Earlier this year we launched a Google Voice HTML5 web app for iPhone users. Today we’re taking the Google Voice experience on the iPhone to a whole new level with the launch of the official Google Voice for iPhone app.

With this native app, you’ll continue to have access to all the major Google Voice features on your iPhone, like:

  • Cheap rates for international calls
  • Free text messaging to U.S. numbers
  • Voicemail transcription
  • Display your Google Voice number as caller ID when making calls Continue reading

Web sites can launch iPhone applications without prompting

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Specially crafted web sites can launch iPhone and iPod Touch apps without the Safari browser asking the user for permission when certain URL protocol handlers (URL schemes) are called. For instance, according to security researcher Nitesh Dhanjani, a web site can use the iFrame to launch a Skype app and automatically call a number – provided that the user has saved Skype access data. Criminals would also be able to play around with a number of other applications. For a list of the protocols currently used in the iPhone, see the URL scheme index. Continue reading

iDiscrete – Secure / Hide Content on iPhone – iPod Touch & iPad

Today our featured App from the App Storeis ‘iDiscrete‘ Which securely store your private content like Video, Images and Files on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in a discreet way. Rather than requiring a suspicious looking password, iDiscrete employs its patented Touch Sequence Protection™. This works by bringing up a nondescript “Loading” screen upon entry to the application, which registers touch input in 8 separate locations. Continue reading

Step by Step Guide to Install Android (Froyo) on iPhone 2G – iPhone 3G with Bootlace 2.1 Cydia Jailbreak App.

Quite sometime back we shared a detailed tutorial to Install the Android on iPhone 2G/3G using iPhoDroid which was quite popular until now. However with the Release of BootLace 2.1 a Cydia App you do not need to go through that lengthy procedure and above all everything is installed just right from your iPhone, You don’t have to connect it to your computer either.

Supported Devices and iOS (Excluding GM seeds):

  • iPhone 2G running on iOS 3.1.2 – 3.1.3
  • iPhone 3G running on iOS 3.1.2 – 3.1.3 – 4.0 – 4.0.1 – 4.0.2 – 4.1 Continue reading

PayPal fixes critical vulnerability in its iPhone app

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PayPal iPhone

PayPal has released an update for its iPhone app aimed at blocking phishing attacks. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, vulnerable versions of the app fail to check the PayPal web site’s SSL certificate correctly, or at all. The Android app does not appear to be affected. The vulnerability was discovered by security company viaForensics. Continue reading

Browser App to Deliver Flash to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Steve Jobs has successfully prevented Adobe Flash from getting on the iPhone for years, but a new iOS app promises to bring Flash video to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch without upsetting the CEO.

Demonstrated below, Skyfire is a web browser that automatically transcodes Flash video into HTML5 so it can display on your iDevice (instead of the blue Lego block symbolizing a lack of Flash support).

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