Don’t say we didn’t warn you. The Apple iPad is pinching and zooming its way onto Target shelves starting October 3rd, in both WiFi / 3G and WiFi-only options. Those with a Target credit card can get a five percent discount when the rollout for that special begins October 17th. Is this what you’ve been waiting for? Probably not, but at least you know what to expect on your next expedition to the red-clad retailer.
It looks like a fake jailbreak tool for iOS 4.x has been circulating recently, which claims to be using the SHAtter exploit.
Please do NOT download it as it is a trojan that steals passwords from computers.
SHAtter was a new exploit discovered by pod2g of the Chronic Dev Team, which allows the use of unsigned code execution that could jailbreak iDevices for life. Ars Technica who were alerted about the fake jailbreaking tool by security researcher Costin Raiu at Kapersey Labs report:
If you were one of the first to jump on the new Apple TV pre-orders let loose on September 1st then you’re about to find your bank account $99 and change lighter. As of a few hours ago, Apple began charging credit cards in preparation to ship. So you can expect your new AirPlay toy to arrive any day now. Now click through if you’re dying to see the evidence.
Google announced today that it will soon add editing capabilities for Google Docs for iPad users at the “Google Atmosphere” conference, Google’s annual European event dedicated to cloud computing.
Currently, the mobile version of Google Docs shows a read-only view of your document. So by offering Google Docs on the iPad, Google will be able to compete with Apple’s popular iWorks suite of apps for the iPad and other third party apps such as Documents to Go and Quickoffice that have been offering this capability for quite sometime now. Google Enterprise President Dave Girouard wrote in a Blog post on the Official Google Blog:
Apple is reported to have acquired a Swedish face recognition technology firm, Polar Rose. According to TechCrunch, Apple has paid close to $29 million to the Nordic Venture Partners owned 15-person company.
Polar Rose is in the business of developing tools that aid face recognition for web as well as mobile applications. One of the core products from the company is FaceCloud that lets users recognize faces on photos posted on Flickr and Facebook. It is worth noting that the company had shut down its free services less than two weeks ago noting that they were moving towards a licensing business.
GV Mobile+ – the most popular Google Voice iPhone app has finally hit the App store.
Yesterday, we had reported that GV Connect was available on the App Store making it the first Google Voice app to be approved by Apple after making changes to its App Developer agreement and were expecting GV Mobile+ to be approved soon. GV Mobile developed by Sean Kovacs was one of several third party apps that were built on Google Voice to offer better call management services to users. Apple had rejected GV Mobile along with several other apps last year citing duplicity of features.
Tired of using PlayOn’s web app to enjoy content on your iPod touch and iPhone? Tired of being left out altogether if you’re on aniPad? Fret not, dear content consumers — PlayOn has today released a highly anticipated update to its own software that adds iPad compatibility, enabling users to stream material from Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central, ABC, CBS, MTV and ESPN3 (among others) over WiFi and 3G. Unfortunately, those of you in that first camp will have to remain there until Apple gets its approval act in order, but at least those who splurged on a tablet can now make better use of it thanks to Safari and HTML5.
One of the interesting new features to be introduced on the iPhone with iOS 4.1 is the ability to capture High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos.
The HDR functionality on iOS 4.1 captures three photos in quick succession that are normal, under-exposed and over-exposed. These pictures are combined using a sophisticated algorithm to generate the final composite photograph. We have now learned that Apple may have acquired a Cambridge based company in order to bring this feature to the iPhone. According to reports on MacRumors, Apple acquired imsense back in July 2010 primarily for its technology named “eye-fidelity”. This technology is noted to help in the production of instantaneous Dynamic Range Correction in both standard and HDR photos. It is also learned that three of Apple’s officers are presently serving as directors in the acquired company. Though this acquisition has more or less been confirmed, Apple has curiously not acknowledged it so far.
Two of the biggest non-Apple App Stores – Cydia and Rock.app – with one common goal: to provide users with the best apps for jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touches have decided to merge for the best interest of the community.
After 18 months in the iOS Jailbreak scene Rock of [Rock Your Phone] has been acquired by SaurikIT (makers of Cydia) and over the next few days we will be moving all products/users/licenses over to Cydia Store.
Back when Apple initially said it’d offer free iPhone 4 cases to assuage reception concerns, there was a September 30th deadline given for the program. After which, according to Steve and company during thepost-press conference Q&A, Apple would “evaluate” the prolonged need for such an offer. Well, looks like the decision has been made. In a statement on its website, Apple has confirmed the free case program will be discontinued for all iPhone 4s sold after September 30th, and the return policy for the smartphone will return to normal, pre-antennagate rules. Evidently, said the statement, “we now know the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought.” It had to end sometime, folks.