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    by Published on 02-15-2011 04:18 PM

    The iPhone Dev Team has released PwnageTool 4.2, which is now untethered thanks to the help of the Chronic Dev Team. With their permission, the Dev Team has included this exploit in PwnageTool 4.2.

    What is the difference between PwnageTool and GreenPois0n? By using PwntageTool, unlockers can safely restore to a custom 4.2.1 pre-jailbroken IPSW firmware and still retain the current baseband and unlock.

    By the sounds of things, pod2g and the chronic team will probably add this same support that PwnageTool ...
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    by Published on 02-15-2011 02:15 PM

    A Taiwanese website that has a had a decent track record of verified iPhone leaks is claiming today that Apple is evaluating 3 different hardware prototypes of the iPhone 5, one of them including a slide-out keyboard. The Google translation of the report on tw.Apple.pro is pretty hard to understand, but seems to indicate that in addition to the slide-out model, there will also be an updated "traditional" ...
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    by Published on 02-15-2011 01:01 PM

    On Tuesday, Apple rolled out its new App Store subscription service, and it validates longstanding suspicions about how the company would ultimately handle the demand for publishers to provide subscription based content through the App Store. What we have is an arrangement that largely gives publishers what they want.

    In short, publishers of content-based applications can offer recurring billing, but ...
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    by Published on 02-15-2011 04:01 AM

    The iPhone 4 is starting to look a little short next to the competition. Rumors coming out of Asia today indicate that Apple may be increasing the screen size of the next iPhone model to 4-inches. This would put the iPhone in line with other smart phones currently on the market such as, the Droid X2 and Evo 4G, both of which have a 4.3-inch screen.

    According to a Digitimes report, “The ...
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    by Published on 02-14-2011 11:28 PM

    Apple has published its 2011 Supplier Responsibility report as part of the company's ongoing efforts to ensure "the highest standards of social responsibility wherever our products are made." Notwithstanding, a number of disturbing violations bubbled to the surface.

    According to the audit, Apple learned that some 49 underage workers were employed at 9 different foreign-located facilities. 42 of those workers, ...
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    by Published on 02-14-2011 11:50 AM

    On Sunday, Paul reported that Samsung is in talks with Apple to supply Super-PLS displays for the iPad. The prospective deal underscores the growing relationship between unlikely partners - and rivals - Apple and Samsung. According to the Korean Economic Daily, Apple and Samsung are poised to do their best and biggest work together this year. If the report proves accurate, Apple will, in fact, ...
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    by Published on 02-14-2011 10:44 AM

    The close relationship between Nokia and Microsoft is coming into focus yet again Monday on the heels of a new strategic partnership between the tech giants defined by Microsoft paying Nokia billions of dollars to help the Windows Phone maker better compete with the likes of Apple in the smartphone space.

    Although the ethics of such practices - essentially getting paid to promote a platform - are being ...
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    by Published on 02-14-2011 10:03 AM

    The internet was buzzing the entire weekend it seemed with waves of information regarding rumors of a smaller iPhone that Apple has in the works. The product has been confirmed by some pretty big sources, including the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.

    There's been a substantial amount of information about this phone bouncing around the web, so we've taken the time to round-up as much of the info and put it in one place for you.

    Design and Cost:
    The iPhone 'nano' ...
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    by Published on 02-14-2011 09:31 AM

    Jean-Louis Gassée wrote a lengthy article yesterday discussing what he believes to be the future of Apple's Mac OS. With the fairly recent earnings and report (and some previous earnings) as evidence, Gassée notes the incredible amount of revenue that iOS, not Mac OS brings to the company, however he believes Apple has huge plans for Mac OS, and speculates about what might come with the introduction of the ...
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    by Published on 02-14-2011 09:10 AM

    Reports over the weekend that a number of carriers had simultaneously blocked access to Cydia over 3G raised concerns that a de facto takedown of the popular alternative app marketplace might be in progress. Although Three Ireland claims that the blockage was the result of an error at a service provider, China Unicom appears to still be restricting its 3G users from accessing Cydia, and there are reports ...
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    by Published on 02-13-2011 08:03 AM

    The Korea Herald is reporting that Samsung is in talks with Apple to supply Super-PLS displays for the iPad. Samsung's patented technology, which it previewed last November, allows brighter screens at lower cost. However, mass production has not yet begun on S-PLS screens, raising questions about whether these displays would be for the iPad 2 or a future model.

    Samsung's Mobile ...
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    by Published on 02-13-2011 02:47 AM

    Geohot is no stranger to legal troubles. His latest problems with the law involve Sony suing him for violation of the DMCA, computer fraud and copyright infringement. They have been granted a temporary restraining order which “forbids him from distributing the jailbreak, helping or encouraging others to jailbreak, and distributing information they've learned during the creation of the jailbreak,” according to his Wikipedia page.

    The courts have also ordered Geohot to hand over all computers ...