30 January 2011
Just a quick little heads-up, for all those, who are anxiously following
infamous hacker George Hotz. Geohot will be giving a seminar (hosted by
Sven Dietrich) on Embedded Security: More Tales from the Front Lines
at Stevens Institute of Technology on Monday (4:00 PM) discussing how
iPhone security was jailbroken. The discussion aims to find out what
manufacturers are doing wrong, and how they can make the device more
30 January 2011 by Ramin asadi · 0
It looks like today is all about Jailbreaking NEWS – Just now we have reported you that the Chronic Dev Team will release GreenPois0n RC5 Untethered jailbreak pretty soon as it was updated in iPhone Wiki. This morning we have aloso reported you about @pod2g, who has found yet another vulnerability in iOS 4.2.1 / iOS 4.3.
Now, just a little while ago @MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team, tweeted some thing really exciting - In a conversitin with @pod2g, @muscleNerd mentioned that geohot will release his iboot-level untethered for certain devices after February 10th, 2011. – Could it be rubyra1n ? Well, for that we have to wait and see. As mentioned in the tweet, this untethered jailbreak will only be for certain devices. I guess it will be for new device – iPhone 4, iPad, iPodTouch 4G and possible Apple TV 2G.
The Conversation started something like this..
@pod2g – Hi, for those asking if it’s bootrom / iboot / kernel / other , I’m not answering because I don’t want to give any clue.
@MuscleNerd – @pod2g – It’s not bootrom
@pod2g – @MuscleNerd sure
@MuscleNerd – @pod2g (for instance I think geohot will release his iboot-level untether for certain devices after 2/10/11, if there’s a void)
Now’s a day, many people using Facbook images album to share their
pictures among their friends. And many of you also want to save them but
due to time taking step we avoid this. But now here is an iPhone app
which allow us to save album with one click. So know your images is only
one click away from you!
New day with a new Cydia tweak.
Introducing a Cydia app so called VoiceActivator, which is an awesome
tweak (developed by @chpwn) allows you to control your iOS devices with
your voice command. VoiceActivator allows you to full control of the
Voice Control feature of your iPhone or iPod touch allowing you to voice command to launch apps, open URLs etc.
Sony has released a new firmware 3.56 for PlayStation 3 to Patch and block all Jailbreak and Hombrew Apps of PlayStation 3. All those who have Jailbroken their PS3 on Firmware 3.55 can’t access their PS3 Network (PSN).
However, there seems to be a way to bypass this recent firmware update
and access PlayStation Network as well as play online games without
actually updating to 3.56 firmware. So you can maintain your Jailbreak
on FW 3.55 and also access the PSN.
29 January 2011
Pod2g from Chronic Dev Team has found a new untethered vulnerability to
jailbreak iOS 4.2.1. Pod2g has posted an image showing the new exploit.
The exploit can be used in future jailbreak may be iOS 4.3 on iPhone,
iPod touch and iPad. Pod2g has also earlier discovered the SHAtter exploit to jailbreak iOS 4.1.
29 January 2011 by Ramin asadi · 0
New day, new tweak in Cydia ! Introducing a new Cydia tweak, called, RecoveryGurad,
which blocks iTunes for being able to put your iOS device in recovery
mode. Also, apart from the above, this tweak is also responsible to
prevent accidental upgrades / restores i.e. it also protects you if you
have clicked one of those buttons accidentally.
Notcom, the developer of the famous TinyUmbrella as well as an
integral member of the Chronic Dev Team, recently released the updated
version of TinyUmbrella to bring support to iOS 4.3 beta 2 (and below)
on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, AppleTV 2G and iPod Touch 3G/4G.
TinyUmbrella works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and AppleTV. Yes, you
can also save file hashes of the second-generation AppleTV. For those
who are not aware, AppleTV also runs on iOS 4.x and hackers have already
figured out how to jailbreak AppleTV to run applications.
Following the recent release of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK preview, the folks over at the XDA-Developers
forums have managed to successfully port the Android 3.0 Honeycomb
emulator to the Nook Color. Unfortunately, things are said to be very
slow, which is fine considering that it’s a port of an preview version
of Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Great news for Windows Phone 7 and Google folks. Now Google Documents is available for Windows Phone 7 using GDocs App.
The app is fast, smooth and pleasure to use. This version of App don’t
allow editing of Google Documents but it will surely support editing in
future updates.The best part about this App is that it is free!
Everyone must be familiar with the game Angry birds,
which is almost No.1 paid application on All Apps stores including
iTunes, Nokia Ovi and Blackberry App World. Angry Birds has been awarded
as the best gaming app for 2010. Angry Birds have millions of fan
around the world and they start demanding different gadgets including
T-Shirts having Angry Birds logo and pictures on it.
Finally the wait is over! BBC iPlayer app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad could be launching on the App Store in February. The news came in six months after being given the go-ahead by the BBC Trust.
The iPhone Dev Team has confirmed that a Windows version of Redsn0w 0.9.7 is on its way for jailbreaking iOS 4.2.1 with iOS 4.1 IPSW instead of iOS 4.2b3 firmware and SHSH blobs.
28 January 2011
Verizon iPhone launch is less than two weeks away and Apple has already
rolled out CDMA iPhone friendly version of iTunes, iTunes 10.1.2 to be
exact. The multi-purpose software from Apple is available for download
for both PC and Mac platform. Download links and changelog follows after
28 January 2011 by Ramin asadi · 0
As you already know that LG has announced Dual-Core Mobile at Mobile
World Conference (MWC), It is therefore expected that Sony, Apple and
Nokia might adopt it. According to Digitimes 2011 is going to be the
year of the dual-core smartphones.
We were not expecting this at all.
US District Judge Susan Yvonne Illston has approved Sony’s request for
temporary restraining order (TRO) to GeoHot. The young hacker has been
ordered to immediately stop the distribution of Homebrew Signing Tools
for PS3 3.55 Jailbreak. So at the moment you can not find PS3 Jailbreak Root keys, dePKG firmware decrypter and signing tools on GeoHot’s website as he has removed it from there.
George Hotz as known as GeoHot has been ordered by the court to send “computers, hard drives, CD-roms, DVDs, USB sticks, and any other storage devices” containing code used in the hack to an office in Trenton, New Jersey for impoundments.
The complaint by Sony said that by distributing the means to bypass security built in the console, George Hotz has violated provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Susan Illston confirmed that Sony has submitted substantial evidence showing the hack is a result of DMCA violation.
27 January 2011
Sony Corporation today has announced the next-generation PlayStation Portable (PSP) codename NGP which feature a Quad-Core Cortex-A9 processor, and a Quad-Core PowerVR SGX543MP+ GPU.
The next-gen PSP is probably the most powerful handheld to date, but unfortunately, it wont be available until this holiday season.
Full specs sheet is as follows:
27 January 2011 by Ramin asadi · 0
dfvn over XDA-Devs forum has developed a nifty tool that enables tethering and allow you to share internet connection of you Windows Phone 7 with your computer. Follow simple guide on how to activate internet tethering on Windows Phone 7.
Hey folks Skype for MAC was in it’s beta stages before this day. They’ve
just released a new version of Skype for Mac, removing the beta label
and introducing group video calling as part of their Premium package,
as well as a number of user interface and other improvements.
Have you ever thought to call from your facebook account? Yes, it may be
possible in few days. Facebook is rumored to be adding a Call feature
on Profile Page. A user in Israel has surprisingly found a “Call” button
while chatting with his friend but when he tried to make a call using
it, the call failed and soon the button also disappeared. Earlier in
September, there were rumors of partnership of VoIP Skype service and Facebook. It seems that this integration is in testing phase and soon be launched.
Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread is finally released for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 2G
and iPod Touch 1st generation. The release has been covered by Nick Pan,
who has previously posted a a teaser video for the same. Nick Pan has
now released complete instructions on How to Install Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread on iPhone and iPod Touch using OpeniBoot.
26 January 2011
The Tablets on display at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas were just
mind-boggling with features each vying for undiluted attention of the
beholder. Though the Motorola Xoom zoomed away to the top of the list, the BlackBerry Playbook was not far behind.
26 January 2011 by Ramin asadi · 0
Finally MegaVideo Videos can be played on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Few months back SkyFire browser for iPhone was released which supported to play Flash videos on iOS devices but unfortunately it didn’t support MegaVideo videos. Now VideoBrowser
for iPhone supports MegaVideo Videos. Just tap on the video button
placed on the bottom toolbar. The app searches and displays video files
available on the webpage being browsed. VideoBrowser also supports
cnbc.com, weather.com and ehow.com.
With more than 60,000 apps, the iPad is … for students, teachers, for news, books and Hollywood. iPad is iconic.
Seems like Apple is set to increase more obstacles for the Unlockers and Jailbreakers. iOS 4.3 jailbreak solutionseems a big target for the hackers as Apple has added A SLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) in the upcoming iOS 4.3 firmware. At the moment iOS 4.3 is in its beta version but it will be made public very soon.
Hackers seems ready for this challenge as we have seen many of them tweeting about this. They seem optimistic but we know this is going to be complicated for them.
Posixninja, the key member of Chronic Dev Team has tweeted:
Looks like Apple added ASLR into iOS 4.3. This should make things more fun!!!
25 January 2011
Motorola has unveiled a new promo that shows off the first Honeycomb tablet, XOOM. It will be a Google experience device free from any skins such as MotoBlur. Honeycomb will be a true tablet OS, unlike Samsung’s tablet effort with Froyo on Samsung Tab.
25 January 2011 by Ramin asadi · 0
We have already witnessed the official launching of Apple’s new Mac App Store
together with the release of Mac OS X version 10.6.6. However, despite
of the strict and quality standards of Apple, there were some users
facing some issues or errors when they were using or trying to download
an app from Apple’s flagship App Store for Mac OS X OS platform.
Mobiles have become the real personal computers with important
private data like contacts, emails, photos etc stored on them. Till now
mobiles have not been targeted aggressively by viruses, malwares and
spywares. But McAfee Labs, in its 2011 Threats Predictions report, predicts that 2011 will be a turning point for threats to mobile devices.
The reality of this threat has already been witnessed in the android malware that surfaced in the Chinese app market. That makes it extremely critical to get an anti-virus software that can protect your mobile against any such attack. Following is the list of the Top 5 Antivirus for Smartphones (not in any order) based on their popularity and features.
Kaspersky Mobile Security:
Once your printer is connected to Google Cloud Print, you can give the “Print” command from any device and from any app. You can also print pdf and .doc documents using this service.
Created by Toronto based agency Teehan+Lax, TweetMag
is a new app for iPad that uses your Twitter account to create simple
magazines. The app collects the content from the links in your feed,
giving you a focused, current view of what people are tweeting about.
There are different Windows Phone 7 themes for Android devices but they lack in certain features. Adrian Mignogna has created a new theme called ‘Motorola Defy 7′ Windows Phone 7 UI for Android devices. The MD7
themes instead of replacing your go-to launcher with a raw project,
where its best feature is potential, the MD7 theme uses favorites like
LauncherPro or ADWLauncher EX as a base.
Cydia got a new feature yesterday to bring Theme Center which includes all popular themes for your iPhone but Today Theme It
is available as a Cydia package for jailbroken iOS device. Theme It
comes with a clean, easy-to-use interface and quite few themes. Let's
see how to install it.
23 January 2011
Few minutes ago, MuscleNerd has just announced
a significant progress occurred to the new Monte technique, as the
dev-team succeeded to port Monte back to iOS 4.1 Kernel (SHSH blobs).
23 January 2011 by Ramin asadi · 0
Security researcher Ralf-Philipp Weinmann, has found a way through which
he can hack into mobile devices. And the hack will be a baseband hack
which will take advantage of bugs found in chipsets from industry giants
Qualcomm and Infineon Technologies. Interestingly Ralf-Philipp Weinmann
will show the hack working on both iOS and Android platforms at this year’s Pwn2Own contest.
There are even some individuals who are trying to release a new mobile
application store called ThemeIt.Just as ThemeIt’s name suggests,
ThemeIt will be a new store for your jailbroken iDevice that will give
you access to quality winterboard themes.
Some interesting Facebook statistics in this infographic on how the
world is impressed with Facebook; 1 in every 13 people in the world use
Facebook. 28% people check their Facebook on their smart phones before
getting out of bed. Love it or hate it, cry over or ignore the privacy
concerns, the fact is, the world can’t live without Facebook now.
Agree or disagree?
It looks like we can expect some great products from Verizon Wireless in the near future, as a new leak has the reported pricing for the HTC Thunderbolt 4G and the Motorola Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet.
The leak says the HTC Thunderbolt 4G will cost $249.99 and that will likely be with a subsidy and the included two-year contract. While that’s a higher initial cost than other devices like the Motorola Droid X, Verizon may be able to pull this off because it is a 4G device.
Another New Wireless Charger for iPhone has been released after “PowerMat”. This new Wireless Charger uses the Same law of “Magnetic Induction” to charge your Device wirelessly. With this Energizer
Inductive Charger you just have to place your iPhone 4 onto it’s
surface and it will automatically start charging your iPhone. You can
also charge some of the Blackberry Phone using this Energizer. This
charger is also available for iPhone 3G and 3Gs but with a slightly
22 January 2011
TinyUmbrella, the utility that allows you to save the ECID firmware of your iPhone. The new version of TinyUmbrella adds support for the iOS 4.3b2. Developers can now save the SHSH version of this firmware to be able to restore in the future.
22 January 2011 by Ramin asadi · 0
The latest development snapshot of Opera,
11.01-1179, has finally added support for portable installation into a
Mac OS X environment. This effectively means that you can now install
and run Opera for Mac from a USB stick or an encrypted disk image.
A new player is about to enter the world of Windows Phone 7 jailbreaking according to news blog Winrumors.com.
Developer Julien Schapman claims in an email sent to the site that he has created a new way to hack the fledgling OS to enable unlocking, application side loading and other hackery goodness. He expects to launch the Device Manager after Microsoft’s upcoming OS update, expected some time in February.
Veeence, was able to held an interview with Geohot
via the irc chat, he talked with Geohot about some major items
concerning the unlock and jailbreak for all iOS devices running iOS
4.2.1, now let's see this amazing interview after the jump.
Today Google started pushing out an update for the Nexus One that
brings the firmware up to 2.2.2. The file is only about 550 KB big and
the build number goes from FRG83D to FRG83G, so all signs point to this
being a minor update. I haven’t seen the release notes yet, but the
update is said to fix the SMS bug that has received a lot of attention lately.
Google has started rolling out the
Android 2.3.2 OTA update for Nexus S users. The update is said to fix
the most annoying issue of sending SMS to wrong contacts. The update is
just 601KB in size. So follow the simple guide below to manually update
your Google Nexus S to Android 2.3.2 build GRH78C.
21 January 2011
iPhone 5, according to DigiTimes,
the Chinese Economic Daily News is reporting that next generation of
iPhone (iPhone 5) will see the light by the next summer 2011. Moreover,
the reports notes that Apple has added Foxconn Electronics, Foxlink,
Gold Circuit Electronics (GCE) and Epistar as compnent suppliers.
21 January 2011 by Ramin asadi · 0
Couple of days back Microsoft introduced OneNote for iPhone and iPod touch, which is the best note taking program for Windows, but now is available for iPhone and iPod touch
as well. You can take notes on your desktop and can sync them with your
laptop or iPhone using OneNote’s web app. So lets take advantage of this
feature and lets try to make a simple task manager/ to-do list, which can be easily be synced with your desktop and iPhone.