Saturday, August 21, 2010

Software Update to Fix iPhone 3G Performance Issues is Coming Soon, Confirms Steve Jobs

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has confirmed that a new software update for iOS 4.x will be rolled out soon to fix performance woes on iPhone 3G, running iOS 4.x. He confirmed this in a reply to an email, sent to him by a user who expressed his frustration over the performance of his iPhone 3G on iOS 4, calling it ‘”dog slow”.
iOS 4
I’ve waited patiently through 4.0.1 and 4.0.2, looking for a fix that will make my phone work again. I’ve read the forums that advise me to jailbreak my phone or use some other method so I can downgrade back to a version of iPhone 3, however I’m not prepared to use a method that is not supported by Apple.
Steve Jobs replied:
Software update coming soon.
Sent from my iPhone
While he didn’t give any specific version number or release date for the upcoming software update, it is likely that the software update he is referring to in the email is iOS 4.1 which will be released next month at Apple’s Media event, where the next-gen iPod touch, and rumored iTV (Apple TV) announcements will take center-stage. [via MacRumors]

Friday, August 13, 2010

Apple won't get 'iTV' without a fight

The Apple TV might soon be called the iTV. But U.K. television network iTV won't be happy about it.
Speaking to Pocket-Lint in an interview, Mike Large, iTV acting group director of communications, said his company values the iTV brand and has "vigorously defended" it in the past. He stopped short of saying iTV would go to court with Apple, but indicated his company plans on being the only firm to use the iTV name.
"iTV has a very strong brand, and a highly valued IP," Large told Pocket-Lint. He went on to say that licensing the name, another option for the company if Apple decides to change the Apple TV's name to iTV, wouldn't be acceptable because it could "muddy the waters."
Although Large didn't want to target Apple directly, the U.K.'s Mirror publication spoke with an anonymous source within iTV who was more direct, saying that the company would fight until the bitter end to make sure Apple can't use its name.
"You only have to look at recent problems with the iPhone 4 to see not everything Apple produces is gold dust," the source told Mirror. "We all take our iTV brand very seriously and we'll do everything in our power to protect it."
Of course, Apple might decide to keep the Apple TV moniker. It could also decide to use iTV in the United States (iTV doesn't own the trademark in the States) and call it the Apple TV elsewhere. It could also, of course, call it something entirely different.
An Apple spokeswoman said the company "does not comment on rumors or speculation."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Get biteSMS app for free

Its simple to get biteSMS app for free. biteSMS is cracked by SiNfuL iPhone.


Imagine you're browsing the Internet and an SMS comes in. With Quick Reply there's no need to quit Safari, just reply straight away, or leave it and deal with it later from the Quick List.

Works in any app, not just Safari. The color of the Send button shows you how you'll be sending it: pink via biteSMS and blue via Carrier. You can switch by holding down the Send button for a few seconds.
Quick Reply works in landscape too:

And, it works in the lock screen too!
On the lock screen, the pink biteSMS icon is added when a summary appears:

more features click here

How to install it for free

Go to Cydia>>Manage>>Sources>>Edit>>Add

Add this source

Ignore any warnings .then open the pakage here you find biteSMS cracked.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Browser-based iOS 'jailbreak' utilizes 'scary' PDF security hole

The latest browser-based "jailbreak" for iOS devices, including the iPhone 4, utilizes a PDF exploit that one prominent security expert called both "scary" and "very beautiful work."

Sean Sullivan, security advisor with F-Secure Corporation, revealed on Tuesday the technical details of the jailbreak process, which is done entirely in the Mobile Safari browser. The site includes 20 separate PDFs for different combinations of hardware and firmware.

The same PDF files crash both Adobe Reader and Foxit on Windows platforms, relying on a corrupt font. On the iPhone, PDF viewing is built into the Safari browser, and the attack crashes the Compact Font Format handler.

Sullivan also linked to comments made via Twitter by security researcher Charlie Miller, who was also analyzing the code behind the browser-based jailbreak.

"Very beautiful work," Miller wrote. "Scary how it totally defeats Apple's security architecture."

While the URL itself is not intended for malicious purposes, the PDF exploit it uses could be utilized by hackers to more nefarious ends. Miller said that with this method, a hacker does not need physical access to an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad -- they just simply need to have the user visit a vulnerable website.

Last year, Miller exposed a dangerous SMS exploit that could allow a hacker to remotely control an iPhone. He notified Apple of the flaw, and the company quickly released a patch to plug the exploit.

Apple is likely to quickly act once again and plug the vulnerability that affects all iOS devices -- all models of the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. When that happens, hackers who want to jailbreak iOS devices to run unauthorized code and operating system modifications blocked by Apple will have to find another method.

The member of the iPhone Dev Team who goes by the handle "comex" said this week that he has other potential exploits he will look to when Apple inevitably patches the PDF flaw.

"Maybe I'll rely on USB based stuff for the next jailbreak so that Apple won't patch it so fast," he said.


Ironically, jailbreakers have already developed a workaround solution that can help users avoid being hacked through the PDF exploit. Developer Will Strafach on Tuesday released an application available on the jailbroken Cydia store that will warn users when a Mobile Safari page is loading a PDF file. The solution does not patch the hole, but helps to prevent users from visiting sites with all PDF files to avoid the exploit.