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    by Published on 11-06-2011 05:46 PM
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    Want to have some personal app security for when your friends start playing on your iDevice?

    Applocker is a tweak developed by Ori Kadosh or cjori as his Cydia alias. The point of this tweak is to be able to lock off certain apps temporarily. You will be able to select a certain handful of apps and choose to lock them off; as soon as you launch and unlock one of your locked apps, the rest of the apps that are locked off will become unlocked as well. So, consider this a secondary security measure for your passcode. If someone watches you enter it and learns how to get into your iPhone (even a friend for that matter), then you are pretty much at their mercy to what they choose to do until you get your iPhone back. This tweak will put down ...
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    by Published on 11-06-2011 04:23 PM
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    2. iOS,
    3. Apple,
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    Thought the only person who could read your text was the creep looking over your shoulder on the subway? Think again. A little program called iSpy can read what’s being typed on a smartphone from nearly 200ft away.


    Created by Jan-Michael Frahm and Fabian Monrose from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the software is able to distinguish the letters being typed on a smartphone from about 200ft using HD footage captured from a DSLR. Using footage off a smartphone's camera limits the useful distance of capture to about 10 feet.


    The software analyzes the footage by identifying those huge pop-up letters that have become so prevalent on touchscreen keyboards. This allows the software to know which key has been pressed. Sometimes pop ups overlap, but the program is reportedly 90% accurate when it comes to guessing, based on context, which letter was pressed if there is any overlap.


    Turning one's back might not prevent those trying to spy on your texts from doing so, the software can even capture footage from reflections in windows or a persons glasses and successfully decode the texts. Somehow, I don’t see a mobile version of this software hitting the App Store any time soon. Invasions of privacy like this don’t tend to go over well unless the creators want to license it to government agencies. Hooray for Big Brother seeing everything I do.


    Anyone have a text-disguise app they’d like to recommend or develop?


    36 Comments  6205 Views
    by Published on 11-06-2011 03:45 PM
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    3. Apple,
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    Apple’s iPhone 4S battery life issue isn't the phone's only problem. A twenty-nine page thread in the Apple Support forums contains user complaints about not being able to hear anything when making outgoing calls.

    The bug—reported on all three major carriers—doesn’t occur with every call, but occasionally prevents outgoing callers from hearing anything in their earpiece when making a call. Some cases appear worse than ...
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    by Published on 11-06-2011 08:57 AM
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    Meet the Staff is a new series which, over the next few weeks, will be highlighting ModMyi.com's awesome staff. Hopefully this well let our readers and members get to know us a little better by learning a bit more about our staff's wealth of crazy and fun people.

    So far we have covered 8 amazing and spectacular people that really ...
    27 Comments  11469 Views
    by Published on 11-06-2011 01:28 AM
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    Google’s chairman and former chief executive, Eric Schmidt recently admitted to the U.S Senate antitrust subcommittee that Siri is a “significant development” in search, potentially posing a threat to his company’s core business. This was all said in the form of a statement to the subcommittee in response to questions from the senators after hearing in September, as noted by the folks over at Neowin. The remarks should be taken with a grain of salt though as the ...
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    by Published on 11-05-2011 11:42 PM
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    There have been a slew of Steve Jobs interviews surfacing recently and two more have resurfaced. From the series; Machine That Changed The World: The Program Paperback Computer a 50 minute Steve Jobs interview with outtakes has re-emerged. Furthermore, there seems to be another 70-minute “lost interview” which is actually hitting movie theaters in just a few weeks.

    The Machine That Changed The World: The Program Paperback Computer interview can be seen below:


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    by Published on 11-05-2011 11:22 PM
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    If you, like me, are a Twitter addict and a long time iPhone user, then you are probably familiar with Loren Brichter. For those of you who don’t know who he is, Loren was the developer of the popular iPhone app called Tweetie, which was later renamed as “Twitter for iPhone.” Twitter ended up buying Brichter’s company, Atebits, last year and incorporated his work into the official Twitter app. After working at Twitter ...
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    by Published on 11-05-2011 09:35 PM
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    Another blast from the past!

    Infinifolders is an awesome tweak that allows you to extend the amount of apps that you can cram into an iOS folder. Originally, iOS users are locked down to 12 apps per folder by the stock installation. Infinifolders allows you to break that barrier and have as many apps in a folder as you like. You will be able to scroll through the folder as if you were scrolling through a Web Page.

    Infinifolders is an invention by Grant Paul, better known as @chpwn. It's not a new tweak by any means, but it has been fully ...
    13 Comments  4657 Views
    by Published on 11-05-2011 05:46 PM
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    The last ten years have been good for those fortunate and talented enough to be part of Apple’s Senior Executive team. And not it just got a lot more lucrative.

    According to the Wall Street Journal Apple awarded members of it Senior Executive team stick grants worth roughly $60 million dollars valued at current market prices. The document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ...
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    by Published on 11-05-2011 05:40 PM
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    Meet the Staff is a new series which, over the next few weeks, will be highlighting ModMyi.com's awesome staff. Hopefully this well let our readers and members get to know us a little better by learning a bit more about our staff's wealth of crazy and fun people.

    So far we have covered 7 amazing and spectacular people that really ...
    10 Comments  3602 Views
    by Published on 11-05-2011 04:12 AM
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    Apple is currently estimated to have taken 52% of the handset industry’s operating profits last quarter. This number comes in despite the Cupertino giant only having a 4.2% of the global handset market share. An analyst from Canaccord Genuity, T. Michael Walkley issued a note to investors on Friday in which he estimated Apple took more than half of the industry’s operating profits in the third quarter of 2011. This is a 5% increase ...
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    by Published on 11-05-2011 02:36 AM
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    The battery woes and random Siri outages aren’t the only issues that iPhone 4S users seem to be experiencing. Over the course of this past week, there has been a growing number of complaints in Apple’s support forums regarding problems with echoes on the iPhone 4S when used with a headset, all of which typically end up degrading over the duration with the conversation.

    One of the many threads on the issue has reached 17 pages of posts with a number ...