Password locked iPhone security bug fixed in iOS 4.2 beta

by Justin Horn on Oct 25th, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

The bug shown in the video below that allows someone to make non-emergency calls and view contacts (even send an email as pointed out by macstories), on a password locked iPhones is already fixed in iOS 4.2 beta. When trying to reproduce the error with iOS 4.2, the phone just locks and doesn’t allow any calls. The good thing is even though this is a pretty big hole, and attacker still can not gain access to your home screen. So I wouldn’t freak out too much, especially with the fix being released in the next month.

(Video from MacMagazine)

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iOS 4.1, iOS 4.2, iPhone, Security

Confirmed: iOS 4.1 HDR photos iPhone 4 only

by Justin Horn on Sep 8th, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

As seen in official iOS 4.1 the release notes:

High dynamic range (HDR) photos on iPhone 4

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iOS 4.1, iPhone, iPhone 4

iOS 4.1 released, go get it!

by Justin Horn on Sep 8th, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

Here are the release notes:

iOS 4.1 Software Update

This update contains improvements, including the following:

• Game Center
- Send and receive friend requests
- Invite friends to multi-player games over the Internet
- Play multi-player games by auto-matching with other
players
- View Leaderboards and Achievements
- Discover new games from friends
• High dynamic range (HDR) photos on iPhone 4
• Support for TV show rentals on iTunes
• Ability to upload HD videos to YouTube and MobileMe
over Wi-Fi on iPhone 4
• Additional support for AVRCP-supported accessories,
including next & previous track control
• FaceTime calling directly from Favorites
• Bug fixes, including:
- iPhone 4 proximity sensor performance
- iPhone 3G performance
- Nike+iPod fixes
- Bluetooth improvements

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4
• iPhone 3GS
• iPhone 3G
• iPod touch 2nd generation, or later

Game Center requires iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 2nd generation or later.

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iOS 4.1

iOS 4.1, check out these great walkthroughs

by Justin Horn on Sep 6th, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

Great overview of all the fixes and new stuff, from our friends Rene Richie (TiPb) and Mark Gurman (9to5Mac).

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iOS 4.1, iPhone, iPod

iOS 4.1 HDR camera walk through

by Justin Horn on Sep 1st, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

When HDR is on, flash is forced to off mode. If you switch the flash to on or auto, then HDR will automatically go into off mode.

By default, after taking a photo it saves both the regular picture and the HDR version. It takes an extra 10 seconds or so before you can snap your next photo while it creates the HDR photo on the fly.

The first picture you take will give you an alert letting you know you can disable the saving of the non HDR version in the photo settings.

When viewing your camera roll on the menu overlay screen, HDR photos are noted with an HDR watermark. Non HDR photos look the same as they do now.

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iOS 4.1, iPhone

iOS 4.1 Golden Master released to developers

by Justin Horn on Sep 1st, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

Hey Devs, go download it! https://developer.apple.com/iphone/index.action

We’ll check it out and let you know if there are any other surprises!

iOS 4.1 HDR camera walk through

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