Who knew that Apple's latest version of Mac OS X was knitted together from enough open-source software to give Linux a run for its money?
That became apparent the other day when Apple released Darwin 9.0, which is the source code behind Leopard.
True, there's no earthshaking news here. Apple has been publicly disclosing the source code behind OS X for years, and the Mac maker has long touted the inclusion of open-source in earlier versions of OS X.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And here is the first picture from a jailbroken 1.1.2 iPod touch, courtesy of hacker planetbeing. Congratulations to all the iPhone/iPod team, including Pumpkin, Edgan, Dinopio, Drudge, Kroo, and all the rest. Details will be forthcoming as the method gets debugged and safety-features put in-place.
Apple has just released firmware version 1.1.2 for the iPhone and while it is not probably showing in iTunes just yet, you can download the 160MB file or manually update using iTunes firmware updater.
As a result of this update, Engadget is reporting that Jailbreakme.com is no longer working. What did you expect though…
The rest of the updates seem to be insignificant as far as features go, besides the additional language support. For user not wanting to update their iPhone, I am sure there will be a quick solution to hacked phones very soon.
Police warned owners of Apple's new iPhone yesterday to hide the handsets in public amid fears that they could be the target of muggers.
Scotland Yard believes that high-value handsets are the driving force behind street robberies, especially among young people. The warning comes as stores across Britain are preparing for the launch tomorrow of what has been described as the "God phone".
Apple will launch the iPhone in the UK at 6.02pm tomorrow night - and a queue is already forming outside its doors on Regent Street.
It's not the longest queue - yet, but two people have arrived outside the store equipped with warm weather clothing, folding chairs and grim, dogged determination to be among the first people in the UK to get hold of an iPhone.
The move replicates the US experience, where the first queues began to form outside Apple and AT&T shops the day before the product launched. Hundreds had joined these queues by the time the iPhone went on sale.