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  • iPad 3 for early 2012 says rumour-mill

    Apple plans to begin trial production of a next generation iPad in October with an eye to an early 2012 launch, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper, citing "people familiar with the situation," said Apple is working with component suppliers and its assembler in Asia on the iPad 3 and has ordered key components such as display panels and chips. It said the next generation iPad is expected to feature a high resolution 2048-by-1536 pixel display compared with the 1024-by-768 display on the iPad 2. The Journal quoted one unidentified component supplier to Apple as saying that the company has placed...

  • Top 12 iPhone Games of 2011

    Own an iPhone? Then these are (in no particular order) the twelve best games of 2011 that you simply must download and install on your iDevice. iRight now. And the best news is there are still three months left in this year - some may even surpass the genius already out. 1. Cut The Rope: Experiments It takes a goliath of a game to knock any mention of Angry Birds from the top list of iPhone games. Cut the Rope: Experiments is the right man for the job and has the gameplay as well as the cute factor needed to...

  • Apple bangs out another bug fix

    Apple has released a security update for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The update is designed to fix a problem with certificates for encrypted sites that could allow an attacker to modify or intercept data. The bugfix is released as an update to iOS with version 4.3.5 - updates done via iTunes as usual. This update comes just days after Apple released a patch for a PDF vulnerability. The details from Apple are fairly opaque, but an analysis by Trustwave's SpiderLabs suggests that a flaw in iOS does not check the validity chain of certificates, which potentially allows an attacker...

  • Drool over the new Mac goodness

    Apple has got the wind behind it -- its just launched a slew of new products, many if not all absolutely drool-worthy, and also exceeded Wall Street expectations by announcing yet another record quarter of US$7.31-billion in profits and gross margins of over 40%. Gearburn takes a look at some of the products which have recently slammed their way onto every Mac fan's wishlist. The latest version of OS X came roaring out, although much of the sound and fury was that of a paper tiger. The operating system (which anyone that knows anything...

  • Apple releases patch for PDF vuln

    Apple has released a software update to patch a vulnerability that hackers could use to break into the company's popular iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices (reported on Gearnburn here). The flaw made it possible for hackers to infiltrate Apple mobile devices by duping users into opening PDF document files booby-trapped with malicious computer code. Although no attacks have been observed, it was feared that hackers would exploit the weakness. The update to iOS software running Apple mobile gadgets fortified defenses. The update was available free at Apple's online iTunes shop - users should connect, and check for updates. -AFP

  • HTC tells Apple to get lost on patents

    Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC has dismissed fresh patent infringement claims by US giant Apple as the legal battle between the rivals escalated. Apple Monday filed a complaint against HTC with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) -- which is already reviewing three other disputes between the two -- over five cases linked to technology used in the iPad and iPhone. It has also lodged a suit in a US District Court in Delaware. "HTC is disappointed at Apple's constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market," said HTC general counsel Grace Lei in a statement. "HTC strongly denies all...

  • The iPhone SLR Mount

    The new iPhone SLR Mount from Photojojo has garnered quite a bit of buzz around the Interwebs lately. The mount is an iPhone case-adapter combo that lets you mount your Canon EOS or Nikon SLR lenses to your iPhone 4. This gives your phone powerful depth of field and manual focus by utilising your existing telephoto, wide angle, macro or your fixed lenses. The iPhone SLR Mount might seem like just a novelty...

  • Apple vulnerability allows attack by dodgy PDF

    Apple said it was working to patch a vulnerability that hackers could use to break into the company's popular iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices though a booby-trapped PDF. Engineers at the California firm are fixing a weakness pointed out by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). BSI warned this week of a flaw that would let hackers infiltrate Apple mobile devices by duping users into opening PDF document files booby-trapped with malicious code. "We are aware of this reported issue and developing a fix that will be available in an upcoming software update," said Apple spokeswoman Trudy...

  • Apple App Store: 15 billion downloads but doesn’t get name

    Apple announced on Thursday that more than 15 billion applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch have been downloaded from its App Store with more than 425,000 free and paid applications for the 200 million iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches in use worldwide. Over 100,000 applications have been developed for the iPad alone, said Apple. "In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen," Apple senior vice president Philip Schiller said in a statement. Apple said it has paid applications developers over $2.5 billion to date. Apple,...

  • OMFG it’s a white iPhone

    OMG! I mean, like OMFG! Is that a white iPhone 4? A real one. Oh yeah baby, Gearburn got one. And rushed to review it. Except that after two weeks the best we could come up with was “It’s an iPhone 4. That’s white. Mmm. Pretty.” No good. So we had to try harder. We are hardened professionals that easily shake of the bedazzlement of black turtleneck magic. We would find the story behind the story. What we did, good people, is go out on the streets and ask you what you thought of it. Is it girly? Is it...