Apple App Store Director Sells Fart, Wee & Poop Apps

Brian X. Chen over at Wired has done another piece of excellent snooping and followed a trail of evidence to uncover some awkward truths about Apple’s own director of applications technology, Philip Shoemaker. Shoemaker has a whole host of iPhone Apps that he sells under his company name Gray Noodle LLC. Included in his “portfolio” of work are not the … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Moves iWallet Plans Forward

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the transmission of data between devices over short ranges. It is perfect for consumer financial and data transitions. And Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) very obviously intend that this kind of transaction will be able to be carried out from our iPhones in future. One of NFC’s leading lights, Benjamin Vigler, recently moved to Apple where his job title, … Read More

Apple in Patent suit over iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Functionality

Every few weeks a Patent troll will pop up and go after large technology companies with dubious patent claims in what is generally seen as a cash grab. This week is no exception. VirnetX has filed a patent infringement suit against several companies, including Apple. The specific patents that VirnetX claims have been infringed are specifically associated with all of … Read More

Apple’s iOS 4.0.2 fixes pdf exploit. Kills Jailbreak for iPhone

iOS 4.0.2

Apple has finally released a fix for the PDF security vulnerability which was being exploited by Comex who launched jailbreakme.com. iPhone users on iOS 4.0.1 and iPod touch users on iOS 4.0 were exposed to a security hole which could allow anyone to gain unauthorized access to your device by hosting malicious pdf files on a website. Jailbreakme is undoubtedly the easiest … Read More

Era of the Dollar HD Game Begins with Kick Flick 2010

Edinburgh, U.K. – Kevin Ng Games today updated iPhone game Kick Flick 2010, adding iPad and iPhone 4 Retina Display support, free to existing users. Kick Flick 2010 is the first game to offer support for both HD devices in the same app at the lowest App Store price of $0.99. Kick Flick 2010 is a soccer game in which … Read More

Apple Executive Leaves In Wake of iPhone 4 AntennaGate

It was only going to be a matter of time before someone would get the axe due to the antenna issues that plagued the iPhone 4. That someone is Mark Papermaster, Apple’s senior vice president of iPhone and iPod hardware engineering. Apple announced today that Mr. Papermaster will be leaving the company. Apple did not say whether Papermaster was fired … Read More

Apple’s Trick to Hobble Unauthorized iPhone Accessories

When a company wants to make an accessory for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch they are encouraged by Apple to enroll in the Apple “MFi” (Made For iPod) Program. Obviously the ‘i’, or ‘iPod’ in MFi now covers a multitude of devices. The thinking behind this scheme is that any product you buy with the MFi logo is of a guaranteed … Read More

Pocket God Hits Monumental Three-Million Sales Mark

SAN FRANCISCO – Aug. 5, 2010: Bolt Creative today announced that its widely popular deity simulator,Pocket God, has now surpassed the three-million download mark and continues to be one of the best-selling apps of all time. If you were to lay down three million great white sharks (with freaking laser beams of course) from nose to tail, they’d stretch from New … Read More

Vonage Now Lets You Call Your Facebook Friends For Free

Vonage facebook app

Vonage, famous for providing easy to use voice-over-ip solutions, released a new iOS 4 app today that allows facebook users to call each other for free. The app, called Vonage Mobile for Facebook, connects with facebook using Facebook Connect and then displays a list of all of your friends. The friend list is grouped into two groups, those who have … Read More

Fix for JailbreakMe the iOS 4 PDF Font Security Hole (Jailbreak Required)

The recent Mobile Safari based jailbreak exploit takes advantage of a bug in Apple’s PDF font rendering frameworks to have your iPhone 4, iPad or iPod Touch execute a piece of code. Whilst this is very handy if you want to jailbreak your iPhone with jailbreakme, it actually means that any web site can run anything it wants on any … Read More

iLookFunny gets Free for iPhone

Colorado based Riptide Games today releases iLookFunny Free 1.1.1, the free version of the hit fun photo app for iPhone. iLookFunny lets users take funny photos of themselves and their friends with the iPhone camera, or front camera. Customize each photo with moustaches, wigs, glasses, bow ties and more to create fun photos of anyone or anything. iLookFunny Free has all the features of the recently updated full version, but it is completely free for any iPhone user.

Apple (AAPL) Ships More Phones than Motorola For 2nd Quarter Running

motorola vs apple cellphone shipments

For the second quarter in a row Motorola reported shipping less mobile phones than Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). To give you an idea of how the smart phone industry has been turned on its head since the arrival of Apple, Silicon Alley Insider have produced some great statistics. In Q2 2007, for instance — the quarter when Apple first started selling the iPhone … Read More

Sprint Making a 3G Capable “Peel” Case for the iPod Touch?

iPod touch Peel Sprint

Sprint appears to have submitted design information to the FCC on what certain sites are reporting as the iPod Touch “Peel”, or Sprint “Peel”. The idea is apparently to have a 3G capable cover piggy back on handheld devices, such as the iPod Touch, and enable you to use it as.. well… an iPhone. Some theorise that the name “Peel” … Read More

White iPhone 4 Delayed Due to Light Leakage?

iPhone 4 White Photo Gallery

Apple recently issued a press release where they announced that White color models of the new iPhone 4 have “proven more challenging to manufacture than expected” The media has been trying to figure out the cause behind the delay and last week Engadget reported that according to Chinese newspaper 21st Century Business Herald, the manufacturing process is experiencing issues with … Read More

iOS 4 Email Bug: Bizarre Emails from December 1969!

Cult of Mac are reporting that a number of iPhone and iPod Touch users are reporting a fairly innocuous, and yet quite bizarre bug in the latest iOS 4 update. The bug manifests itself in the form of an email from December the 31st, 1969 popping up in their email in-box. The message has no subject, sender or any content. … Read More