Less than a day after iOS 6 was made available, Apple's mobile operating system has been jailbroken.
The iPhone Dev-Team -- a group of hackers who target Apple products and who do not work for the company -- is reporting today that its Redsn0w tethered jailbreak will work with Apple's iOS 6. However, according to Redmond Pie, which was first to report on the news, only the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and fourth-generation iPod Touch will work with the jailbreak.
That iOS 6 was jailbroken already shouldn't come as a surprise. Dating all the way back to iOS 4, hackers have been able to jailbreak Apple's operating system less than a day after its launch. Last year, in fact, they took aim at the iOS 5 beta release, and jailbroke it in hours.Continue »
The software giant last night posted a job listing on its Web site seeking a marketing professional. In that posting - which now appears to be taken down - the company said that "over the next 18 months, Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, Server, Phone and Azure), Office and Xbox, along with completely new offerings like Microsoft Surface."Continue »
(CNET) A U.S. District Court judge has some concerns about the settlement Facebook struck over privacy concerns with its "Sponsored Stories" feature.
Judge Richard Seeborg yesterday heard the details of a settlement Facebook had inked with plaintiffs in a suit related to the way in which the social network was displayed Sponsored Stories. The five plaintiffs, which aimed at representing over 100 million members in a class-action suit, argued that by displaying their likeness and pages they had liked in a Sponsored Stories listing across the site, Facebook was violating their privacy. However, back in May, the parties agreed to a $20 million deal that would see Facebook give $10 million to charity and pay $10 million for legal fees.
"That doesn't make any sense to me," Seeborg said yesterday after hearing the details of the settlement, according to Reuters which was in attendance. Seeborg was especially dubious of Facebook's claim that the settlement, which includes changes to Sponsored Stories privacy, is worth about $123 million in value.Continue »
"I think you have had, unfortunately, a stream of products that are less than adequate from some of our competitors, and I think the demands and the expectations in the marketplace for great quality products," Kotick said, according to a transcript of the call published by Seeking Alpha. "And if you look at the success that we're having, it validates that there is an opportunity for great quality products, but I think where we are in the console cycle makes it more challenging for anything other than great quality products."Continue »
(CNET) International Apple TV owners are complaining that they have been blocked from Hulu Plus.
According to The Next Web, which has obtained images of an error message displayed when users try to stream a show or film from Hulu Plus, those with an Apple TV and U.S. iTunes account are able to browse Hulu's selection of titles. Upon choosing one of those titles, however, a "Geo Restriction" pops up, telling them they cannot access the particular video.Continue »
(CNET) Nintendo's 3DS XL might be larger than its predecessor, but the gaming handheld also comes with a few improvements that might make using it a tad bit more enjoyable.
In a recent question-and-answer session with Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata, Takashi Murakami, part of Nintendo's research and engineering department, said that he had been working on reducing the glare in the 3DS XL "for quite some time." And it appears those efforts proved fruitful.Continue »
(CNET) China's Taobao e-commerce platform is home to a host of preorder opportunities for an Apple smartphone that might not even exist.
According to Reuters, several sellers on Taobao are offering preorders for Apple's long-rumored iPhone 5. One of the sellers, Reuters says, is currently accepting preorders for 1,000 yuan ($160). Another says that the only way to be guaranteed to get the iPhone 5 at launch will be to pay in full - 6,999 yuan ($1,100) - upfront.Continue »
The software company has taken to both its Twitter account and its Service Status page to inform users that Xbox Live is experiencing "difficulties." The Xbox Live Status page specifically says that users are currently unable to sign in to Xbox Live from their Xbox 360 or via Xbox.com.Continue »
The company late yesterday posted a $2.6 million bond to inch closer to stopping the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being offered for sale, according to Foss Patents, which was first to report the news. The bond was set Tuesday by Judge Lucy Koh, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, who awarded Apple a preliminary injunction against Samsung's tablet.Continue »
(CNET) Samsung's Galaxy S III is expected to be a sales juggernaut, according to a new report.
Speaking to Reuters in an interview published yesterday, Samsung telecommunications chief JK Shin said he expects Galaxy S III sales to reach 10 million units during July. Samsung typically calls devices it shipped "sales," since the products have been sold into the retail channel, so it's not immediately clear if Shin's Galaxy S III figure is actual sales to consumers or simply units shipped.Continue »
(CNET) Nintendo has announced a new entry in its portable game lineup.
Dubbed the Nintendo 3DS XL, the device delivers the same glasses-free 3D experience as its predecessor, the 3DS, but comes with much larger screens. According to Nintendo, the upper display will come in at 4.88 inches, while the lower screen will be 4.18 inches. The 3DS currently has a 3.53-inch upper display and a 3.01-inch lower screen.Continue »
The Washington Post reports, citing sources, that Flame was the brainchild of the U.S. National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and Israel's military. The focus of the malware was to surreptitiously map and monitor Iran's networks to deliver sustained intelligence to the government organizations. That information could then be used for other attacks.Continue »
(CNET) A 23-year-old man jumped to his death from his apartment building in Chengdu, China Foxconn announced Thursday.
Foxconn manufactures over 50 percent of the world's electronics. The factory's client list includes corporations like Apple, Microsoft and Samsung.
According to the manufacturer, the man had only been working at Foxconn for one month until his death. The apartment facility is outside of Foxconn's Chengdu plant. Reuters was first to report on the news.Continue »
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