Apple

  • Ye olde confirmation: Apple will have a Black Friday sale

    Ye olde confirmation: Apple will have a Black Friday sale

    Just like last year (and years before), Apple will have some sort of Black Friday sale, which will last 24 hours. There’s no telling what sort of discounts Apple will throw our way, nor on what items, but Apple has been sending out this nifty little graphic. Speaking of shopping, anyone remember the show “Shop Till You Drop” (the original version)? That and… Read More

  • Pack Your Tinfoil Hat Away, iPhone Now Apparently Doesn't Phone Home…Well Maybe

    Pack Your Tinfoil Hat Away, iPhone Now Apparently Doesn't Phone Home…Well Maybe

    Damn, it was a fun conspiracy while it lasted. Despite previous reports (our coverage here) Gizmodo is now quoting a German site Heise Online that claims that the iPhone doesn’t phone home. According to Heise Online the iPhone doesn’t send an IMEI (the phone’s unique identifier) back to base but only application specific, but personally unaware data. I’m not an expert… Read More

  • Apple Options Lawsuit Dismissed

    Apple Options Lawsuit Dismissed

    The main lawsuit against Apple claiming that Steve Jobs and other Apple directors lied about backdating options has been dismissed. According to the NY Times, Judge Jeremy D. Fogel of Federal District Court in San Jose said that the suit was dismissed on time grounds, in that it was based on statements over 3 years old, which presumably related to statute of limitations laws. Apple argued that… Read More

  • Sniffer confirms: Apple not rotten

    Sniffer confirms: Apple not rotten

    Citizens, it is safe to remove your iPhones from their tin-foil wrappings. The alarm raised by Hackintosh member XianLi that Apple was sending out your International Mobile Equipment Identity with every outgoing transmission turns out to have been nothing but the most base alarmism. Sure, there are graphs and numbers to support his theory, but some intrepid investigator at Heise.de broke… Read More

  • Apple is in yr IMEI, stealing yr stocks

    Apple is in yr IMEI, stealing yr stocks

    Uneasy silence has confirmed that Apple takes your IMEI — essentially your phone’s identifying number — every time you use the stocks application. While I’m sure this is just for purposes of — actually who knows why they do it. Most folks are suggesting that Apple is storing our stock picks somewhere in its hypergalactic vaults, which holds about as much water… Read More

  • Y'all can get yore iPhone canceled out here, ayup

    Y'all can get yore iPhone canceled out here, ayup


    Out in Clearwater, Florida, they know how to convince you to give up a mildly overpriced phone with a ravenous following and many cutting edge features: tell everyone to come on in here and get that thing cancelled! This sign seems to suggest that this Verizon store will “cancel” your iPhone and replace it with something even more exciting, like a Treo or a RAZR. Could this be true? Read More

  • Whip Out The Tinfoil Hats, The iPhone Phones Home

    Whip Out The Tinfoil Hats, The iPhone Phones Home

    Apple’s much loved iPhone has a hidden feature, and it’s not going to be welcomed by everyone: it phones home. According to 9 to 5 Mac, the iPhone sends the users IMEI number, IP address and stock quote preferences amongst a number of things via a hidden string to Apple via the Weather and Stock apps. The information could be used by Apple to build user profiles that includes data… Read More

  • Drop that horrendous data plan for your iFones, but…

    Drop that horrendous data plan for your iFones, but…

    Well, lookie lookie at what AT&T did for all you crazed iFones owners. They’ve given you the option to drop your data plan down to $0, which is nice, though, you lose Visual Voicemail, SMS text messaging and unlimited data (re: no more e-mail and Web). Now, I don’t own an iPhone nor do I really know what the data plans are so this could all be old news, so I implore the CG… Read More

  • eBay Not Afraid To Promote Unlocked iPhones Outside iPhone Territories

    eBay Not Afraid To Promote Unlocked iPhones Outside iPhone Territories

    Since the first time Apple’s iPhone was unlocked there has been a thriving market internationally for unlocked iPhones. The practice itself is legal in many countries, but it’s a practice Apple will not be pleased about, and may well try to argue is a breach of their terms and conditions in some way or another. eBay has long been the best place for anyone outside of the United… Read More

  • Who upgraded to Leopard and is this happening to you?

    Who upgraded to Leopard and is this happening to you?

    So last week I did a clean install of Leopard onto my 2GHz Core Duo MacBook and every time I go to watch a video on YouTube or whatever, the fan immediately fires up. I can’t figure it out. I don’t know why it’s running so hot. Has anyone else experience this? I’m not even watching videos right now and the fan is buzzing like crazy. Read More

  • Turning the iPhone Into a SpyPhone

    In a demonstration of what can happen when someone hacks your iPhone (or any computer-like phone, for that matter), Fast Company commissioned a security expert to to show what is possible: So we purchased an iPhone for Rik Farrow, a UNIX specialist and consultant from Sedona, Arizona, and commissioned him to crack through its defenses, which he did using H D Moore’s Metasploit, a… Read More

  • OS X on an Asus eeeeeeeeeePC

    OS X on an Asus eeeeeeeeeePC

    Here’s a project for a rainy day. If you don’t want to wait for the Mac Ultraportable that probably won’t come out this month, go ahead and pick up an eeePC and follow these easy instructions to get OS X running on that little beast. Load OSX 10.5 Leopard on the eeePC [UneasySilence] Read More

  • I, For One, Welcome Our Android Overlords

    As we reported yesterday, Google has released the software development kit for its Android operating system for mobile phones.The above video accompanies the launch and the $10 million apps contest. Admittedly Sergey Brin is soo wooden he might be trying to impersonate an android, but ignore the intro and look at the demonstrations of what Android can already do. Now pretend the iPhone… Read More

  • Feist's iPod ad spoofed by MadTV

    I feel you, MadTV Feist. That’s why I won’t upgrade my iPod until the one I have dies. Read More

  • Jemima Kiss buys an iPhone

    Jemima Kiss buys an iPhone

    Ohh, Jemima. How we love thee. Although all we’ve ever seen of you is your byline and small image, shown here, and we only just heard about you last week, your smiling visage and Cockney rhyming slang — we think that’s what it is — are so refreshing in this sea of pale, pasty men with large bums. We’re so happy that you finally bought an iPhone. Welcome to the… Read More

  • 1.1.2 Jailbreak released

    1.1.2 Jailbreak released

    So, how about those Mets. They were robbed, right? So we had some lasagna last night. I made it with these freeze-dried noodle things. You just put the noodles in the ‘zagna and cook it up. They actually become soft like regular noodles and you don’t even have to worry about cooking them and putting them into the dish. It was really easy. Also, they have a 1.1.2 firmware jailbreak… Read More

  • New Mac/PC Ad: Don't give up on Vista

    New Mac/PC Ad: Don't give up on Vista

    Oh, those silly guys who are Macs and PCs on the TV. They’re always quibbling, but you know they really love each other. I bet John Hodgman and Justin Long go out drinking after the shoots and sometimes, just sometimes, they look across the table at each other and there’s something there, something dark and forbidden — they feel Boot Camp. Apple Read More

  • 1.1.2 iPod Touch firmware jailbroken

    1.1.2 iPod Touch firmware jailbroken

    Yawn. It’s not even a challenge any more. A few hours after its unofficial release — seriously, this firmware isn’t even out yet and it’s already broken — haxors have jailbroken it, peed inside its Media folder, and used the built in security as a hand towel. No details yet, but soon. 1.1.2 iPod touch Jailbroken–before its official release! [TUAW] Read More

  • UK iPhone launche is a madde house

    UK iPhone launche is a madde house

    Meanwhile, back in London, throngs of polite men in bowler hats are mobbing Carphone Warehouse and O2 stores to pick up the latest in Cool Britannia, the iPhone. Look at them all! They’re all very small, actually. Microscopic. Yes, fine. No one is thronging anything out in Blighty. It’s just another day for these blokes. Whereas us morons will line up for a Leopard release, the… Read More

  • Video rental in iTunes (??)

    Video rental in iTunes (??)

    strings is a great Linux tool. You run it and it burps up all of the coherent strings of text in a file. Even ran it against the new iTunes and found: rental-content rental-bag rbsync source-rental-info dest-rental-info Which seems to suggest some sort of video rental stuff coming up soon. It could also suggest some sort of vestigial functionality from iTunes 1.1 when Steve, during a… Read More