iOS 4.3.4 is Released – Patches Jailbreak Exploit

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Apple just released the latest iOS update, 4.3.4 for all iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch). As expected, this update “patches the PDF security exploit.” In other words, jailbreakme.com will no longer jailbreak your iDevice if you update your software. The latest jailbreak, from developer Comex, used a hold in Apple’s code when opening PDF files. […]

New Jailbreak App Allows Multiple iPad User Accounts

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Some people who share iPads have long hoped that Apple would give them the ability to log on with different user accounts, much the way Windows or OS X does. We say fat chance – Apple wants everyone to buy their own iPad, not share the same one. Once again, though, the jailbreak community has […]

Future Devices Will Run One OS – It Just Won’t be Microsoft’s

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Recently, Microsoft Windows Phone president Andy Lee spoke about the future. As Liliputing tells us, he declared that one day all computing devices will run the same operating system. He said that PCs, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and televisions would all be united. While we wouldn’t disagree that our future could be going in that direction, he […]

RIM Stood Still, Lost Touch – and Got Passed By

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At this point, it’s almost becoming cruel to talk about RIM’s demise. Watching the smoldering ruins of a company that was once the leader in smartphones, you can’t help but wonder how they could be so out of touch. With yesterday’s story from Jonathan Geller at BGR showing an even more intimate look at the […]

Gameloft’s Max Payne Clone ’9mm’ Lands on iOS

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They may not be the most original developer in the world, but Gameloft (see our list of top Gameloft clone games) sure knows how to bring console experiences to mobile devices. They previously tackled the Grand Theft Auto franchise with their Gangstar series, but now they’re now taking on another Rockstar title – Max Payne. […]

Is This What Amazon’s Tablet Will Look Like?

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We have all known for a while now that Amazon has a tablet in the queue. Today the Wall Street Journal shed some more light on the subject with word that the slate will be arriving “by October.” So we decided to put our Photoshop skills to use and show you what we think the […]

Is Ad-Supported 3G Kindle a Preview of What’s to Come?

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While Amazon fans wait for word of their upcoming Android tablet, those content to simply read books on an e-ink device can now save some money on a 3G version: AT&T will be sponsoring an ad-supported 3G Kindle that will sell for $139. Would the retailer take the same approach with their tablet? Kindle 3G […]

Woot Selling Refurbished XOOMs for $400 (Today Only)

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If you’re in the market for a Honeycomb-running Android tablet but don’t want to fork over $500 or more, online retailer Woot! is offering the WiFi-only version of the Motorola XOOM for $399.99. With the Android 3.2 update rolling out to the XOOM, the tablet – which was plagued by a buggy version of Honeycomb […]

HD Tablet from Moto? Retina iPad in 2011 Makes Sense Now

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The rumor mill got churning again this morning, this time with reports out of Fudzilla that Motorola is working on a new tablet that will sport 2048 x 1536 resolution. If true, this would be the sharpest tablet screen we have seen yet, and would also serve to reinforce the speculation that Apple could be prepping […]

AT&T Seems Confident T-Mobile Merger Will Pass

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While the FCC deliberates over the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, it seems that AT&T is moving ahead as if it’s a done deal. The company announced two new tethering devices today: the USBConnect Momentum 4G and the Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G. As Ed Oswald at Beta News pointed out, both devices are capable of using T-Mobile’s […]

Our 3G iPod Touch Concept is Thinner & Better for Skype

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Within the last week the tech blogs have been abuzz about a rumor that the next generation’s iPod touch might support 3G data. Naturally, artists’ concepts started popping up to give readers an idea of what it may look like. We always appreciate visual interpretations of new gadgets, but we thought we could do one better […]

Dazed & Confused: 1/3 of iPhone Users Think They Have 4G

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While many fans of Apple products are some of the most well-informed, tech-savvy ‘geeks’ you’ll come across, there are other segments of the iOS user base who are coming from a very different place in terms of product knowledge. Perhaps the most telling statistic about iUser misguidance is this statistic: according to Retrevo, 34% of […]

Locked In and Loving It: How Apple’s Master Plan Paid Off

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Yet another perk for Apple’s using a closed ecosystem is that every purchase users make is a little commitment to their platform. With each iOS user having invested an average of $100 in apps, according to AppleInsider, it’s looking like Apple’s “customer loyalty” is in no danger of falling any time soon. But this “loyalty” […]

Will Apple Split iOS Products Into Standard & Pro Lines?

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At some point during the last week, the rumors of an iPad 3 launching this Fall transformed into rumors of a high-end iPad 2 launching this Fall. Most of these whispers have their origin at Taiwanese newspaper Digitimes, which hits when it hits – but misses widely just as often. While it’s perfectly plausible that […]

First Google eBooks Reader Set to Launch

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With the tablet market (or, as some would call it, the iPad market) getting most of the attention, it’s easy to forget about the eReader wars. The Kindle is still the most famous, but Barnes & Noble’s recent reboot of the Nook (along with the tablet hybrid Nook Color) has been turning a lot of heads as […]

iPhone App of the Day: IntoNow

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We all know that music ID apps like Shazam and Soundhound can tell us what song is playing by simply “listening” to a few seconds of the track. What you may not know is that there’s an app that can do the same for television as well. That app is IntoNow – and it does […]

Would You Buy a Newspaper-Subsidized Android Tablet?

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With the newspaper industry struggling in the face of digital content, two Philadelphia dailies are taking on the motto “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” According to AdWeek, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly’s Daily News are planning to offer discounted Android tablets that are bundled with newspaper content. Under the deal, customers would buy an Android […]

Amazon Giving Away Apps, Music, & eBooks With Android Purchases

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Amazon’s phone and tablet center, Amazon Wireless, is offering an extra incentive to buy your next Android phone or tablet from them. The retailer will throw in $15 worth of vouchers for purchases in the Amazon Appstore, Amazon MP3, and the Kindle store. Good from now through October, buyers will get $5 to use  for […]

Why a 3G iPod Touch Would Rock the World

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Though based entirely on “sources” from a Dutch blog, the whispers that Apple could be preparing to launch a 3G-capable iPod touch this Fall are worth listening to. If true, this could have the potential to shift the smartphone landscape and pave the way for the data-only offerings that many customers have been waiting for. […]

How to Enable Push for Gmail on iPhone [Tips]

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If you use a Gmail account, when setting up your iPhone’s email your natural reaction would be to, well, set it up as “Gmail.” If you want your new emails to be delivered immediately, though, that’s exactly not what you want to do. What you will want to do is to set your mail up […]