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SlashGear 101: What is a Jailbreak?

SlashGear 101: What is a Jailbreak?

Almost for as long as Apple has made the iPhone, owners of the handset have hoped to coax more features out of it than are officially supported. That desire spawned the jailbreak scene, hacking the iPhone - and, since then, the iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV - to bypass some of Apple's limitations. So what's a jailbreak, why should you do it, and will Apple confiscate your iPhone if you try? Read on as SlashGear 101 brings you up to speed.

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iPhone and iPad 3G caught keeping secret location tracking database [Video]

iPhone and iPad 3G caught keeping secret location tracking database [Video]

Apple has tracked every iPhone and iPad 3G user's physical location since the release of iOS 4.0, security researchers have discovered, with a secret backup of positions and timestamps kept on any Mac or PC the devices are synchronized with. Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden found that, from iOS 4.0, an unencrypted and otherwise unprotected database of locations has been created for each user, and have even produced an app, iPhone Tracker, to demonstrate exactly how much data is being clandestinely collected.

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iPhone 4, Apple TV and more get new PwnageTool jailbreak

iPhone 4, Apple TV and more get new PwnageTool jailbreak

New versions of the iPhone Dev Team's PwnageTool and redsn0w iOS jailbreak tools havebeen released, to handle iOS 4.3.1. Offering a jailbreak option for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (GSM version), along with the third- and fourth-gen iPod touch, first-gen iPad and second-gen Apple TV - but not the Verizon iPhone 4 or the iPad 2, yet - it's an untethered solution meaning you don't have to plug your device into a PC/Mac whenever you want to restart it.

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Apple iOS 4.3 drops today at 10AM PT?

Apple iOS 4.3 drops today at 10AM PT?

Could iOS 4.3 be landing earlier than expected? Steve Jobs announced that the updated OS would arrive on Friday, March 11, alongside the new iPad 2, but a new rumor has pegged it for release today. BGR's source - who also had some interesting tidbits to share about the iPhone 4 mobile hotspot situation - claims iOS 4.3 will in fact be released at 10AM PT today.

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iOS 4.3 due March 11 for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

iOS 4.3 due March 11 for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

Apple has officially announced iOS 4.3, which will ship pre-loaded on the iPad 2 and be available as a free download for existing iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM) and 3rd/4th-Gen iPod touch owners from Friday, March 11. The new version includes the Nitro Javascript engine from the OS X version of Safari for faster web-browsing, along with an updated version of iTunes Home Sharing that allows you to stream music from iTunes on the desktop to your iOS device.

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AT&T Unleashes $49 iPhone 3GS Commercials

AT&T Unleashes $49 iPhone 3GS Commercials

With the iPhone no longer exclusive to one carrier, the new competition with Verizon has pushed AT&T to launch a slew of strategic promotions to retain its customers. The latest bait is an iPhone 3GS for $49. They just unleashed a commercial for the offer, which should entice those late adopters on a budget.

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Target Offering iPhone 4 Trade-In Service

Target Offering iPhone 4 Trade-In Service

If you’ve got an on old iPhone 3G or 3GS just begging to be upgraded to an iPhone 4, then you’ve got one more day to take advantage of Target’s trade-in service. They are offering this service for a limited time and started accepting trade-ins on February 6th, with tomorrow the 12th being the last day.

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AT&T finances: 4.1m iPhones & 442k tablets activated

AT&T finances: 4.1m iPhones & 442k tablets activated

AT&T has announced its financial figures for Q4 2010, and the carrier has been buoyed by strong iPhone and tablet activations. Wireless revenues as a whole are up 9.9-percent, aided by 4.1m iPhone activations in the three month period, along with 442,000 tablet activations. We can't credit the iPad for the entireity of that figure, however, since it also includes Android slates like the Galaxy Tab.

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