Topic / iPhone OS

iOS 4.2 to be released in November, but when?

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Speculation of the release date of the update to iOS continues to point to November, after news broke that iPhone developers are now able to download iOS 4.2 Gold Master SDK, meaning that it is the complete version with the exception that it isn’t ready for consumption. The update is most likely to contain the fix to the well-publicised security problem that gives people access to your contacts and call […]

Dev Team: iOS 4.0.2 jailbreak not in the works

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After the iOS 4.0.2 firmware update – the very same one that patched an exploit that allowed people to jailbreak their iOS device via a PDF – you may have wondered why your jailbroken iPhone no longer was jailbroken. Well we have some news to tell you about it – some very, very bad news. The iPhone Dev Team have announced that they will not release an update that would […]

iOS icons recreated only using CSS

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What an interesting find we have here. These, of course, are the icons you will find in iOS. However, these ones above are not images, all of them were created just using normal HTML code and CSS3. Wait, what? Produced by the Louis Harboe, the icons look exactly like their iOS counterparts. These icons utilised what the W3C – the guys who create the standards that we use to render […]

iOS 4: 9.00AM Pacific, 2.00AM AEST

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Just a quick reminder that iOS 4 is expected to come out really early tomorrow morning (June 22 at 2.00AM AEST), 9.00AM Pacific Time (or so the rumors around the interwebs say). So don’t forget to mark your downloaders, iTunes, iCals, Alarms and whatever else wakes you up at 2 in the morning to get the latest iOS! Don’t forget you will NEED iTunes 9.2 in order to update iPhone. […]

WWDC: iPhone OS renamed iOS, iAds comes out on July 1

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In his keynote at this year’s WWDC, Steve Jobs has brought out some new changes and more information about its iAds platform it talked about earlier in the year, alongside its iPhone 4 announcement. iPhone OS is no longer called iPhone OS. Apple has rebranded it as iOS, with the newest OS version dubbed “iOS4”. This comes as the operating system used for iPhones, and later iPod touches, expands on […]

Apple faces antitrust review on coding restrictions

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Apple might be in trouble with its restrictions after all, and it took them this long? Reports coming from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking in beginning who will be taking on Apple on an antitrust complaint on developing applications for the iPhone – the main question, however, is who will it be? After the launch of the SDK for iPhone OS 4, it made […]

iPhone hack makes running Android a reality

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I bet you, as readers on TECHGEEK.com.au, that you wish that you want to experience the magic of Android – a phone where you can run almost any application that you want, especially those “porn apps” that the CEO of Apple said that you aren’t going to get on the iPhone (unless you use Safari, almost any restriction is bypassed with Safari). Well, now you can – without ever leaving […]

Leaked prototype of new iPhone… found in a bar

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RUMOUR MILL: Is this the next iPhone? You know how we love rumours of the device that seems to have a God-complex to it. Gizmodo today has posted a couple of photos of a prototype that they found in a bar (someone from Apple must be s**ting themselves). What’s new in the device is a new front-facing camera with the camera found in the back, an improved display, using micro SIM and the […]

Apple reveals iPhone OS 4 – folders and multitasking included

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Apple has announced the finer details of the next version of the iPhone OS, which will include over 100 new features that will be available to iPhone and iPod touch users, alongside several improvements to other apps – including an iBooks reader and iBookstore for the iPhone and iPod touch, an improved Mail application which will allow users to see see emails from all their mail accounts. For developers, the […]

Interview: Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar

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This week saw Nokia hold a developer day in Sydney; and before the event took place, TECHGEEK.com.au managed to get an e-mail interview with Purnima Kochikar, the Vice President of Forum Nokia – the developer community. We talked about Ovi and Nokia’s embrace of open source technology – as well as Symbian and Maemo/MeeGo. So, hope you enjoy this little interview. Editor’s Note: The questions were sent before MeeGo’s announcement; […]

Gartner: Nokia, Symbian dominate; Apple, Android and RIM gain

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While 2009 might not be a year to remember when consumer demand was very low – before increasing at the latter end of the year – Symbian still dominates the smartphone market, according to Gartner. However, it might need to do some more to increase its market share after it dipped from 52.4 percent in 2008 to 46.9 percent in 2009, despite an increase of units sold. The increase could […]

Telstra CEO confirms iPhone tethering coming soon

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Since the launch of iPhone OS 3.0, only Optus, Vodafone and 3 have offered tethering, allowing an iPhone owner to connect their computer to the internet via the iPhone’s 3G connection. Now, Telstra iPhone customers are no longer left in the dark, as CEO David Thodey has confirmed that they are working with Apple to bring this feature to their network. “We are listening to our customers [about tethering],” he […]

Apple brings out version 3.0 of iPhone OS – now with copy and paste!

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Apple has announced a multitude of new features on its preview of the iPhone OS 3.0, including several developer features that weren’t available and will allow those who are registered developers will get their hands on the new OS before the rest of us could get one. New features in the iPhone OS 3.0 include MMS (multimedia messenging system); capture and send audio recordings with a new Voice Memo application; […]