Foxconn iPad Factory Explosion, 16 Injured, 2 Killed

MIC Gadget came out with a breaking story about an explosion at Foxconn’s Chengdu manufacturing plant that happened earlier today. This facility is where  iPad 2s are produced. The publication explained that the explosion occurred inside of an “operating room”: We are not sure actually what cause the explosion and how many casualties had resulted. At the scene, there are currently more than 10 fire engines, ambulances and 10 police cars had arrived on the scene. The factory has been sealed off by the police – reporters aren’t allowed to come near the plant due to a possible secondary explosion. Additional reports claim that sixteen men

Qualcomm Brings Augmented Reality SDK To iOS

According to Mobilized, Qualcomm will be porting its augmented reality environment to iOS devices even though Apple doesn’t use Qualcomm processors (though the Verizon iPhone/iPad and future iOS devices are expected to use Qualcomm baseband chips). Apple likely isn’t going to drop the A5 for a Snapdragon, but perhaps there is more to the Qualcomm and Apple than currently publicly exists. Developers will be able to write iOS applications using the toolkit, which has existed for a year on Android, starting in July.

Apple Patent From 2009 Reveals Cloud Music

Patently Apple recently dug up a patent filed way back in 2009 that relates to Cloud music streaming with iTunes.  Apple, calling the service ”seamless and invisible to the user,” details how the service picks the location to retrive data whether it is local or stored on a server. Here’s a segment from the patent:

Toshiba Demos A 720p 367ppi 4-inch Display

Last week, Toshiba announced a new type of 4-inch smartphone screen. It would have been pushed aside as yet another LCD display if it weren’t for its 367 ppi (pixels per inch). It appears that Toshiba has outclassed the 3.5-inch 960-by-640 326 ppi Retina Display on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. Engadget had a chance to spend some time with Toshiba’s new display at SID 2011 – and the video above is the demonstration that Engadget captured.

99% Of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Hackers

Researchers experts at multiple universities are now claiming that almost all smartphones running Google’s Android software could be allowing third party companies to use user’s “digital tokens” that could allow access to services such as Google Calendar and Contacts. The issue, which affects all devices running versions of Android prior to 2.3.3, relates to handling authentication protocol ClientLogin. According to the researchers at the German University, once a user enters their credentials, the programming interface retrieves it’s “token” in clear text. Once a valid “token” has been received, it stays valid for 14 days, and within that time period a

They Just Can’t Sit Still – iPad 2 Jailbreak Update

The much anticipated iPad 2 Jailbreak has been speculated about since before the day of the iPad 2’s release.  However some other “Apple News Sites” have jumped the gun yet again on their speculations for an iPad 2 Jailbreak.  Sites such as Redmondpie and others reported that the iPad 2 Jailbreak would be available in “weeks”.  What they failed to mention is that this ETA of “weeks” was just a guess by @Musclenerd who quickly corrected himself by saying it could be months before we see a public iPad 2 Jailbreak. Here at Best Tech Info, you only get the

Toshiba Will Be Producing 4-Inch 720p “Retina Displays” – For Apple?

Toshiba is one of the companies that Apple has allegedly contracted to build future displays for their devices. This quote is an older quote, but still: Toshiba Corp will spend about 100 billion yen ($1.19 billion) to build a factory for making small LCD panels, mainly to supply to Apple Inc’s iPhones, the Nikkei business daily said.The company’s wholly owned unit, Toshiba Mobile Display Co, will construct the facility in Ishikawa prefecture and the plant will churn out low-temperature polysilicon LCD panels, which allow for high-resolution images, the paper said.Work on the plant will start by early next year, with the