New software hack turns the iPhone into a prepaid cellphone but still only with AT&T/Cingular.
One of the greatest complaints about the release of Apple’s iPhone was the locking of the phone to an AT&T two-year contract.
While Jon Lech Johansen, the software engineer who first developed the crack of DVD’s copy protection, has been able to develop a hack that activates the iPhone so that it can at least play music and perform WiFi tricks without the AT&T contract, the phone remained locked so that it could not be used to make phone calls.
The beef over news of a worm targeting Macs, and the identity of the researcher who claimed to have created the malware, took an even stranger turn Wednesday as death threats were allegedly posted to his or her blog, which was then reportedly hacked.
In return, the researcher leveled charges at a security expert known for taking on Apple Inc.
Amidst unconfirmed rumors that anonymous hackers have created a worm that exploits an unpatched code execution flaw in Mac OS X (Intel), a team of researchers have come up with a way to completely disable a buggy portion of the Mac code base. Led by Mac security guru Dino Dai Zovi (of CanSecWest MacBook hijack fame), the researchers have created a third-party patch that removes the uPNP code from within mDNSResponder, the Bonjour system service that implements Multicast DNS Service Discovery for discovery of services on the local network.
Steve Jobs, the father of the iPod, was crowned Tuesday as the undisputed king of the online music revolution by U.S. music magazine Blender, topping a list of the 25 most influential people in Web music. The magazine's "Powergeek 25" list was compiled to show the behind-scenes-players reshaping the way people listen to, buy and watch music.
"Music fans spend much of their day, if not their life, sitting in front of their computer, discovering and downloading music," Blender's editor-in-chief Craig Marks said in a statement.
An ambitious move on the part of Apple Inc. to be amongst the first PC manufacturers to adopt eco-friendly LED backlit displays for its notebook designs is thus far causing the company slightly more grief than good.
The Cupertino-based Mac maker, which refreshed its MacBook Pro systems with Intel's Santa Rosa-based underpinnings during the first week of June, has yet to catch up with demand for the new LED-lit 15-inch models. In recent weeks, in fact, the firm appears to have fallen further behind.