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YouTube App Removed From iOS 6 Beta4

August 6th, 2012 08:26 admin View Comments

IOS

TrueSatan writes iOS 6 beta 4 has removed the YouTube application that existed on iOS since the first version in 2007. Apple confirmed that YouTube is gone from iOS 6. Google is apparently building its own app saying: ‘Our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended, customers can use YouTube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new YouTube app to be on the App Store.’”

Source: YouTube App Removed From iOS 6 Beta4

FTC Reportedly Fining Google $22.5 Million Over Safari Privacy Abuse

July 11th, 2012 07:55 admin View Comments

Google

New submitter Slashbots writes “Google will settle with the FTC for nearly $22.5 million over its bypassing of Apple’s Safari browser privacy settings. Google, the largest settlement with FTC over privacy related charges ever. By abusing privacy hole in Safari, Google circumvented user settings to show them advertising and track the users, ‘Safari, unlike other browsers, blocks cookies from ad networks like Google’s. But because of a loophole, Google had been able to avoid the block, as researchers discovered in February. It installed cookies and tracked Safari users across the Web to show them personalized ads.’”

Source: FTC Reportedly Fining Google $22.5 Million Over Safari Privacy Abuse

Google Facing FTC Fine Over Safari Privacy Breach

May 4th, 2012 05:41 admin View Comments

Google

suraj.sun writes “Bloomberg is reporting on Google’s negotiation with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over ‘how big a fine, which could amount to more than $10 million, it will have to pay for its breach of Apple’s Safari browser. The fine would be the first by the FTC for a violation of Internet privacy as the agency steps up enforcement of the Web.’ Last year, Google agreed to a settlement in which the FTC would monitor Google’s privacy practices for an extended period of time. ‘The 20-year settlement bars Google from misrepresenting how it handles user information and requires the company to follow policies that protect consumer data in new products.’ This February, Google was found to be bypassing privacy controls in Safari by making the browser think a user was submitting a form, when they actually weren’t. ‘(The code used by Google was part of its program to place the “+1″ button in advertisements.) At the time, the company issued a statement saying that the circumvention wasn’t intentional, but privacy groups were still quick to file complaints with the FTC over Google’s actions. That was quickly followed by a class-action lawsuit and an investigation by European regulators.’”

Source: Google Facing FTC Fine Over Safari Privacy Breach

Google Facing FTC Fine Over Safari Privacy Breach

May 4th, 2012 05:41 admin View Comments

Google

suraj.sun writes “Bloomberg is reporting on Google’s negotiation with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over ‘how big a fine, which could amount to more than $10 million, it will have to pay for its breach of Apple’s Safari browser. The fine would be the first by the FTC for a violation of Internet privacy as the agency steps up enforcement of the Web.’ Last year, Google agreed to a settlement in which the FTC would monitor Google’s privacy practices for an extended period of time. ‘The 20-year settlement bars Google from misrepresenting how it handles user information and requires the company to follow policies that protect consumer data in new products.’ This February, Google was found to be bypassing privacy controls in Safari by making the browser think a user was submitting a form, when they actually weren’t. ‘(The code used by Google was part of its program to place the “+1″ button in advertisements.) At the time, the company issued a statement saying that the circumvention wasn’t intentional, but privacy groups were still quick to file complaints with the FTC over Google’s actions. That was quickly followed by a class-action lawsuit and an investigation by European regulators.’”

Source: Google Facing FTC Fine Over Safari Privacy Breach

HP’s webOS Runs Twice As Fast On iPad 2 Than On TouchPad

August 19th, 2011 08:44 admin View Comments

HP shocked the industry yesterday by announcing that it is spinning off its PC business and will also stop selling TouchPad and smartphones based on webOS. HP hasn’t clearly stated what it plans to do with webOS.

Interestingly, folks at The Next Web reports that instead of being disappointed that the webOS devices were being discontinued, everyone within the webOS team wanted the webOS based devices to go as the hardware was quite slow and outdated, preventing the team from innovating.

The Next Web has revealed that HP engineers tested webOS on iPad 2 and ironically found that it ran twice as fast on iPad 2 than on TouchPad, suggesting that one of the reasons for TouchPad’s poor sales numbers could be due to outdated hardware.

The hardware reportedly stopped the team from innovating beyond certain points because it was slow and imposed constraints, which was highlighted when webOS was loaded on to Apple’s iPad device and found to run the platform significantly faster than the device for which it was originally developed. 

With a focus on web technologies, webOS could be deployed in the iPad’s Mobile Safari browser as a web-app; this produced similar results, with it running many times faster in the browser than it did on the TouchPad.

HP had been working on the TouchPad hardware much before it bought Palm. So after buying it last year, the webOS team at Palm were given the task of running webOS on the TouchPad hardware, which by the time of the launch was almost two years old.

The Next Web also reveals:

Our source also indicated that HP also had plans to release a 7-inch version of the TouchPad, the TouchPad Go. This was already in production and before yesterday was expected to launch in the coming months. It is unknown whether it will ever see a public launch now. The TouchPad Go was seen as a better looking and nicer feeling device that had the potential to sell, with it believed that sales of the device would outpace the TouchPad’s if it had been released before its larger cousin.

Interestingly, HP was also working on the next generation TouchPad, which apparently was to sport a retina display and a metal body. But we are unlikely to see it as well as the smaller TouchPad.

It will be interesting to see if HP goes the licensing way or sells webOS to a company like Samsung or Amazon or as some pundits have suggested, just sell the patents that Palm owned, which apparently should now be worth a lot more than $1.2 billion HP had paid for Palm.

We’re hoping that the webOS port lands up on Cydia, as we would love to see how it works on iPad 2 and maybe even an iPhone 4 . Would you be interested?

[via The Next Web]

Source: HP’s webOS Runs Twice As Fast On iPad 2 Than On TouchPad

JailbreakMe 3.0: Comex Fixes ‘Cydia Disappears’ Issue

July 11th, 2011 07:57 admin View Comments

JailbreakMe 3.0

Comex released JailbreakMe 3.0 last week, which is one of the easiest jailbreaking solutions, as it allows users to jailbreak their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using Mobile Safari, without needing a computer.

However, some of our readers reported that they were not able to successfully jailbreak and install Cydia on their iOS device. They complained that they briefly noticed Cydia being installed on the home screen and then it just disappeared.

Comex has just tweeted that he has fixed the the issue:

I think I fixed the “Cydia disappears” issue, if anyone wants to try again.

So if you hit this issue and were not able to successfully jailbreak your iOS device then you can try again.

Few things that you should do or know before you proceed:

  • It is always a good idea to take a backup of your iOS device before you hack it, refer to this post for more details.

  • JailbreakMe 3.0 supports the following iOS devices and firmware, so please ensure your iOS device is running the supported iOS firmwares (Settings -> General -> About -> Version):

    • iPad1: 4.3 through 4.3.3
    • iPad2: 4.3.3
    • iPhone3GS: 4.3 through 4.3.3
    • iPhone4: 4.3 through 4.3.3
    • iPhone4-CDMA: 4.2.6 through 4.2.8
    • iPod touch 3g: 4.3, 4.3.2, 4.3.3
    • iPod touch 4g: 4.3 through 4.3.3
  • Please note that JailbreakMe does not hactivate your iPhone, so your iPhone should be activated via iTunes first.

  • JailbreakMe does not unlock your iPhone. So iPhone unlockers are advised to use tools like PwnageTool or Sn0wbreeze to jailbreak their iPhone.

All you need to do is visit JailbreakMe.com on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad’s Mobile Safari browser and tap on the Free button under Cydia and then tap on the Install button, this should jailbreak your iOS device and install Cydia (as seen in the screnshot below) just like installing an iOS app from the App Store. It is as easy as that.

You can checkout the video guide to jailbreak iPhone or iPod Touch using JailbreakMe 3.0 below:

You can checkout the video guide to jailbreak iPad 2 or iPad 1 using JailbreakMe 3.0 below:

Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments.

[via Comex]

Source: JailbreakMe 3.0: Comex Fixes ‘Cydia Disappears’ Issue

JailbreakMe 3.0 Released To Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G On iOS 4.3.3 Using Mobile Safari

July 5th, 2011 07:46 admin View Comments

JailbreakMe 3.0

As rumored, Comex has just released the eagerly awaited JailbreakMe 3.0 for iOS 4.3.3.

JailbreakMe 3.0 makes use of a PDF exploit just like JailbreakMe 2.0. Comex’s solution is the mother of all jailbreaking solutions as you can jailbreak your iOS device using mobile Safari.

It works on all iOS devices such as iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G.

Few things that you should do or know before you proceed:

  • It is always a good idea to take a backup of your iOS device before you hack it, refer to this post for more details.
  • JailbreakMe 3.0 supports iOS 4.3.3, so you need to first upgrade to iOS 4.3.3 before you use JailbreakMe.
  • Please note that JailbreakMe does not hactivate your iPhone, so your iPhone should be activated via iTunes first.
  • JailbreakMe does not unlock your iPhone. So iPhone unlockers are advised to use tools like PwnageTool or Sn0wbreeze to jailbreak their iPhone.

All you need to do is visit JailbreakMe.com on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad’s Mobile Safari browser and tap on the Free button under Cydia and tap on the Install button, this should jailbreak your iOS device and install Cydia (as seen in the screnshot below). It is as easy as that.

Kudos to Comex for all the hard work.

Please let us know how it goes in the comments.

Source: JailbreakMe 3.0 Released To Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G On iOS 4.3.3 Using Mobile Safari

While We Await The Native App, The Google+ iPhone Mobile Web App Is Pretty Solid

June 28th, 2011 06:29 admin View Comments

After the big launch today, some of those lucky enough to get a Google+ invite were still left out in the cold a bit: iPhone users. You see, while the Google+ Android app was there ready to go on day one, the iPhone app remains in review with Apple. But fear not iPhone users, there is a little hidden gem you may not know about: a mobile web version of Google+ that works great in Safari.

If you simply point your iOS Safari browser to plus.google.com, you’ll find a solid web app written in HTML5. You can’t do quite everything you’ll be able to with the native app, such as Huddle (group chat). But it the main parts of the Google+ functionality are there. Stream, Photos, Circles, Profile, and Notifications appear in the main menu.

And there are actually some other unique features, such as the ability to check-in to a venue and see Google+ message from users nearby to your current location.

The app is solid enough that it might be acceptable as a native app replacement if it did actual notifications. Alas, that’s not possible. And that will be a big part of the Google+ iPhone app, especially with the revamped notifications coming in iOS 5. There are mobile web notifications that are pretty nifty (a red box in the upper right corner), but you have to have the app open to see them, obviously.

Below, find some pictures.

 

 

Source: While We Await The Native App, The Google+ iPhone Mobile Web App Is Pretty Solid

Mac OS X Lion Has a Browser-Only Mode

June 13th, 2011 06:30 admin View Comments

OS X

dkd903 writes “It turns out that there is a feature in OS X Lion which no one expected and was never announced at WWDC. The feature we are talking about is ‘Restart to Safari.’ As you might have guessed from the name, this feature makes it possible to restart the Mac into just the Safari browser and nothing else.”

Source: Mac OS X Lion Has a Browser-Only Mode

Lima: New Browser Based Jailbreak App Installer To Compete With Cydia

May 2nd, 2011 05:35 admin View Comments

Lima

Folks at Infini Dev Team have revealed that they’re working on a new jailbreak app installer to compete with Cydia, that will allow users who have jailbroken their iOS device to install jailbreak apps and tweaks through iPhone’s mobile Safari browser.

Infini Dev Team has recently also taken up the responsibility of supporting Icy – one of the early jailbreak app installers developed by Ripdev and has already managed to get it to work on the iPad on iOS 4.3.2.

Infini Dev Team has provided the following information about Lima:

Lima is going to be a browser-based dpkg Installer. Meaning all you have to do is visit a website in safari and you have a fully fucntional package installer!

They’ve also published a video to give a sneak preview of how it will work:

James A. Matoe – one of the members of the Infini Dev Team has also revealed on Twitter that they’ll prevent piracy of apps from the App Store by blocking repositories that allow users to install cracked iPhone apps, which is a good thing as jailbreaking ends up getting a bad name due to the piracy issue.

Do you like the idea of installing jailbreak apps using iPhone’s Safari browser instead of using Cydia? Please share your views in the comments section below.

[via iPhone Download Blog]

Source: Lima: New Browser Based Jailbreak App Installer To Compete With Cydia

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