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  • 'Dirty Dozen' most insecure smartphones share same problem: negligence

    Posted November 21, 2011 - 4:11 pm

    All the 12 most vulnerable smartphones run Android, according to Bit9. The reason they're insecure isn't the operating system; it's the failure of manufacturers to update them.
  • Apple hit with iPhone 3G/iOS 4 lawsuit

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    It's no secret that Apple's iPhone 3G didn't handle the iOS 4 update very well. Now a lawsuit challenges that Apple knew that and promoted iOS 4 for the device anyway to "force" users to purchase an iPhone 4. While somewhat specious, the suit may have some merit and may force Apple to change some iOS-realted policies.
  • iOS 4.1 Beta in the Wild: Developers Report In

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 11:44 am

    Apple has released the beta version of iOS 4.1 to developers just days before the company's anticipated iPhone 4 press conference. Apple has been working quickly to get this update out the door to iPhone users to address the iPhone 4's well-publicized signal reception issues. But Apple has also added a few more rumored tweaks and maybe even some bad news for the jailbreak community.
  • Apple releases iOS 4.1 beta to developers

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 9:20 am

    An update to Apple's iOS mobile operating system has been released as a beta to registered developers, according to a tweet by Apple evangelist Michael Jurewitz.
  • iPhone 4 Administration: Where's the Beef?

    Posted July 6, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Setting both my Clara Pellerism, and the iPhone 4 reception/antenna 'problem' aside, (given that I know more about RF than the average bear, I'm somewhat less worked up about the results of basic physics than your typical gadget site), there is, for me at least a far more pressing problem: Where are the updated versions of the iPhone Configuration Utility and the iOS configuration/management docs?
  • Apple’s iOS 4 patch reportedly restoring Exchange synchronization

    Posted July 1, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    Apple’s new configuration profile for iOS 4 devices like the new iPhone 4 seems to be restoring connectivity to Micrsoft Exchange servers. Last week, some users reported a battery of synchronization glitches after buy the newest iPhone or upgrading to the latest version of the mobile OS. A few users say they’re still having problems
  • iOS 4 Update Rumored Coming Soon to Fix iPhone 4 Reception

    Posted June 28, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    After a quote from Steve Jobs, and a statement from Apple attempted to gloss over the antenna reception issue plaguing the iPhone 4 launch as a "non-issue", it seems that Apple may actually be treating it as a real issue--at least internally. There are reports that an update to the iOS 4 firmware could come as early as next week to address the problem.
  • Dribs and Drabs

    Posted June 25, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    Just some dribs and drabs from a busy week. I'm waiting on an updated iPhone Configuration Utility, (just checked, still on version 2.2) before I can really talk about the management changes on the iPhone, along with updated documentation. I did update my 3GS to iOS4, and some of the things I noticed:
  • Does Jailbreaking Still Make Sense with iOS 4.0?

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 9:43 pm

    The new iOS 4 is now available to the general public, bringing a slew of great features to iPhone and iPod Touch. Multi-Tasking, along with home screen wallpapers and app folders are all features jailbreak users have been loving for a long time. Now that they're here officially, is there any reason to keep hacking your iPhone?
  • Apple leaves iPad vulnerable after monster iPhone patch job

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    As part of Monday's iOS 4 upgrade, Apple patched a record 65 vulnerabilities in the iPhone, more than half of them critical. But Apple's iPad isn't slated to get the iOS 4 update until this fall.
  • iOS 4.0 Multitasking Has Challenge Ahead

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 10:14 am

    One of the most highly anticipated features of iOS 4 is its multitasking. But on day one, this feature is a mixed bag, and appears to be best left to Apple's own core apps--as opposed to third-party apps--which largely defeats the purpose of the feature.
  • iOS 4: What you need to know

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    The latest update to Apple's mobile operating system arrived on schedule, with iOS 4 becoming available as a download on Monday. As with past OS updates, iOS 4 delivers an array of new features and enhancements to some old favorites. But things are different this time as well--Apple is no longer charging iPod touch owners to upgrade. Then again, some customers with older devices won't be able to upgrade at all--the first time that's happened since the 2007 debut of Apple's mobile OS.
  • New Apple iOS 4 APIs expand iPhone device management

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    Enterprises can finally make use of third-party device management applications for iPhone deployments, thanks to Apple’s new iOS 4 APIs and an on-board device management service.
  • iOS 4 Arrives, Will Regulated Companies Benefit

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    Will iOS 4, arriving today, really usher iPhones and iPads into the enterprise? Better security and enterprise management features should benefit heavily regulated industries, although previous iPhone OS upgrades did much of the heavy lifting, say some in the Apple ecosystem.
  • What's changed with iOS 4's Photos app

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    Inspired perhaps by the powerful new camera featured in the forthcoming iPhone 4, Apple has added some new features to iOS 4's Photos app. The biggest change will be familiar to iPad users: The addition of Events, Faces, and Places support. While you can't create new events or tag faces on the iPhone, you can sync existing collections from iPhoto or Aperture.
  • Review

    Hands on with iOS 4's Mail features

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:22 pm

    In the time since the first iPhone was released, I've been one of Mobile Mail's biggest fans and its biggest critics. I'm a fan because, for an e-mail client on a mobile phone, Mail is surprisingly usable. But I'm a critic because, as good as Mail is, it's long had a number of glaring feature omissions that hamper its usefulness, and some of my biggest wishes for iOS 4 included filling those holes.
  • Hands on with iOS 4 folders

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    When the iPhone first debuted, all its apps could fit on a single Home screen. But it didn’t take long—especially once the App Store opened up shop—for even the most novice of iPhone users to require multiple screens. And once you started downloading new apps regularly, as many iPhone owners have done over the past couple years, you ended up with screen after screen after screen of apps to swipe through, with more than a few users exhausting the 180 visible slots. (Or, to put it another way, filling up 11 pages of 16 spaces, plus four in the dock).
  • Apple delivers iOS 4, users report back-up problems

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    As expected, Apple opened the download gate for iOS 4 today and users said the mobile operating system upgrade appeared to download and install with few problems.
  • Five ways Apple's iOS 4 'breathes new life' into iPhone

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Like clockwork, Apple has once again offered up numerous improvements to the iPhone's software in a June release. Although all eyes were on the new iPhone 4 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference two weeks ago, the new smartphone would be just a stylish chunk of stainless steel and glass without iOS 4, the new operating system that arrives today.
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