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If you use an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV or Apple Watch, today's the day you can download shiny new OS updates that let you unlock an iPhone when wearing a mask with your Apple Watch, re-size iPad and iPhone app windows on an M1 Mac and much, much, MUCH more - plus 50 iOS security updates.

Published in Home Tech

If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S6 or better, a Note 5, an A5, A7 or even any other modern Samsung phone with a fingerprint reader, you can use your fingerprint to unlock a Windows 10 PC.

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 26 January 2013 09:43

Jailbreak could lead to well, jail break


US legislators have determined that it could be illegal to unlock a phone from a carrier’s network. WTF???

Published in Mobility
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If you've wanted to buy a new and unlocked iPhone, your only choice has been the Apple Store - but that's now changed. Whether an unlocked iPhone - or any other unlocked handset - is good value depends a lot on how you plan to use it.

Published in Mobility

Web articles from dubious sounding sources may well be promising that full jailbreaks and unlocks for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are available, but they're still scams, with French hacker 'pod2g' showing photos of jailbroken 2 and 4S devices and promising public availability is still 'coming soon'.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 15 October 2010 22:06

Telstra removes iPhone unlock fee, now free!

In a sign that Telstra might actually be a little serious this time about the noises it repeats every few years about 'finally' wanting to truly get 'customer service right', Telstra has announced it is dropping its previously expensive $150 unlock charge to the much wallet-friendlier price of $0.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:56

iPhone 4 (etc) drive-by unlock: friend or foe?

Security researchers are warning that a drive-by jailbreak for iOS 4 and earlier could be used to drop malware onto iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.

Published in Mobility
A European developer of iPhone software has suggested Apple may be blocking the delivery of push notifications to iPhones that have been unofficially unlocked.

Published in Mobility
The iPhone Dev Team has released its redsn0w jailbreak and ultrasn0w carrier unlock tools for the iPhone 3GS.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 08:51

iPhone OS 3.1 in beta

Apple has released beta versions of iPhone OS 3.1 and iPhone SDK 3.1 to developers. The iPhone Dev Team are warning would-be jailbreakers to steer clear for now.

Published in Mobility
We’re yet to see whether iPhone OS 3.0 launches for download in a few hours time, along with a new iPhone itself, or if both will be delayed, but the iPhone Dev Team has warned against rogue downloads promising yellowsnow updates, fake 3.0 unlocks and even upgrading to iTunes 8.2 itself.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
iPhone 3G users who’ve patiently been waiting for the iPhone Dev Team to release its “yellowsn0w” application can now see a video of the unlock in action – as they impatiently wait for December 31, 2008 when the app is due to be released!

Published in Market
The iPhone Dev Team has done it, promising to release an iPhone 3G unlock “New Year’s Eve 2008”, for iPhone 3Gs with baseband 2.11.07 or earlier, throwing a few snowballs of yellow snow Apple’s way!

Published in Market
Friday, 05 December 2008 06:57

G1 Android gPhone already on sale down under

Although the Kogan Agora will start shipping to buyers on January 29, 2009, having already gone on pre-sale, a report says that the original G1 Android gPhones are now on sale in Australia thanks to grey market imports.

Published in Market
Wow, that didn’t take long. The iPhone Dev Team strikes again, giving jailbreak freedom to iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 1st-gen users, while iPhone 2G owners get the double whammy of jailbreak and unlock as usual. There’s still no 3G unlock, but if you haven’t updated your original baseband, the iPhone Dev Team could well be delivering an early Christmas present sometime soon!

Published in Market
Monday, 27 October 2008 07:25

iPhone 3G unlock gets a massive step closer

Although Apple tried desperately hard to lock out the iPhone Dev Team from ever being able to software unlock the iPhone 3G, the latest video from the Dev Team shows a software 3G unlock is closer than ever!

Published in Market
The iPhone Dev Team has announced “significant 3G progress” towards a 3G unlock, modifying iPhone 3G baseband and even running modified baseband code, but the unlock itself remains elusive.

Published in Market
Monday, 29 September 2008 07:15

Officially unlocked iPhones arrive in Hong Kong

Apple has begun selling unlocked iPhone 3Gs in Hong Kong - at a premium, of course.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 15 September 2008 08:32

No WinPwn for iPhone OS 2.1 yet - but promised soon

iPhone 2G and 3G “jailbreak” addicts keen to move to Apple’s iPhone OS 2.1 can already do so on the Mac, but Windows users are patiently awaiting a new version of WinPwn to do so. While it’s not yet available, its author promises delivery “soon”.

Published in Mobility
Theoretically coming September is Apple’s iPhone (and iPod Touch) OS 2.1, which is supposed to have “Core Location” GPS services, more bug fixes (which OS 2.0.1 didn’t really fix) and the “push notification” services that are a substitute for programs running in the background – but this has just been taken out OS 2.1 beta 4. Will 2.1 be a panacea for suffering OS 2.0 users – or just more purgatory?

Published in Mobility
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