With today’s release of Google Music Beta, iOS users were once again left out in the cold when the search engine giant said the service would be Android only. Thankfully though, as with all things things in the mobile device war, some tricky people on the internet quickly discovered a way to get the Music Beta on their iOS device.
Apple is the world’s most valuable brand in the post-recession world, says the latest 2011 Top 100 ranking of global brands by BrandZ, a Millward Brown subsidiary of advertising company WPP. The iPhone maker, which last year ranked third, knocked Google, the world’s most valuable brand in 2010. Apple emerged ahead other top brands from a variety of industries such as computers, automotive, telcos, banks and clothing, to name just a few. The organization estimated Apple’s brand value at north of $153 billion, which shouldn’t be confused with Apple’s market capitalization that currently stands at a cool $324 billion. Google’s brand value
I’m sure most of you Jailbroken iPhone users who use MyWi or any other form of tethering that bypasses Apple’s (semi)new Personal Hotspot feature, in order to gain cost free tethering (other than the cost of the Jailbroken app itself). If not, this picture pretty much sums it up: Today, iPhoneDownloadBlog pointed out a quote from a post over on AndroidPolice that is of particular interest to unauthorized iOS tethering users – it turns out they know how AT&T was able to tell when customers were tethering:
Although we have no confirmation of gloating going on inside the Cupertino, California corporate offices of Apple, it wouldn’t be difficult to imagine that happening today on the heels of a new report that speaks to the core strengths of the iDevice line.
While we’ve been enjoying Apple’s and Netflix’s strong and extensive streaming movie libraries, YouTube’s been plotting a little jugular strike, sucking the streaming juice with a movie service of its own. Today, it’s real.
The reason behind the delay of Apple’s white iPhone 4 was always thought to be related to an issue making the white coloring work with a couple of key parts of the handset – particularly the proximity sensor. In a post on the NYTimes website, Nick Bilton has gotten hold of a first-run white handset and compared it with the new production models we can buy today. The comparisons show clear changes in design, though why it took Apple so long to figure these out is a mystery. Leaked iPhone 4 on the left. Official model on the right.
This nasty little error is apparently due to a bug in the backend of Cydia which should be fixed soon (let’s keep our fingers crossed). Thankfully, you can fix this by removing Cydia’s SHSH caching server from your host file. This can either done manually by removing Cydia’s IP address from your system’s host file, or by simply using TinyUmbrella (which is the easiest way), and instructions are as follows:
Come on, we all agree to it – a new iTunes update comes trickling down from Apple and we’re prompted with the massive iTunes Terms and Conditions, which can sign our lives away with just one mindless. But what’s really inside it?
You could actually say that the Verizon iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are already 4G, all Apple would have to do is turn on the HSPA part of the Gobi 14.4 chips, well, according to AT&T. Joanna Stern pointed out that as of today, AT&T has started calling regular old 14.4Mbps HSPA devices “4G” in its latest marketing campaign. Until recently, the pseudo (or fake) “4G” was reserved for HSPA+ on T-Mobile and AT&T which reaches up to 21Mbps. But, with the release of the HTC Inspire 4G, HPalm Veer 4G and Motorola Atrix 4G, AT&T has lowered the “4G”