One thing I like about iOS 5 is the rounded toggle button that appears within the settings. I cringe when I look at the rectangular buttons of iOS 4. This seems crazy, but there's a scientific reason for this preference.
OS X Lion is coming to the Mac App Store, ushering in a new era of digital distribution for their desktop operating system. And rumors are flying that iOS devices will soon receive over-the-air updates. If we had to smash these two pieces of information together and speculate about the future a little bit, we'd say…
Floating around the 'nets today is this video from the site Tinhte, who claim that the White iPhone 4 pictured above is a prototype running an early test version of iOS 4, featuring different/rejected/unused systems for multitasking and folders.
Biana Wofford is accusing Apple of using the iOS 4 upgrade to maliciously cripple the iPhone 3G, boosting sales of the iPhone 4. I don't believe that's true, but the lawsuit makes one excellent point: Apple should enable easy iOS downgrades.
It's fall and thus a man's thoughts turn to operating system updates. I don't ache for as many changes to the iPad in iOS4 as one might think, but a few would make my laptop replacement even better.
Updated to iOS4 and need to jailbreak your 3GS? First Redsn0w, and now PwnageTool give you the power. Here's a simple how-to guide to get you started. The caveat: this isn't an official release, so there may be some bugs that could damage your phone or delete some data. So proceed with caution! [Redmond Pie]
A clever tipster pointed the folks at BGR to something rather curious hidden within iOS 4: A block of code which allows a CDMA iPhone or iPad 2 to be activated automatically without iTunes.
It's hardly news that the iPhone can serve as a capable little music machine. But NanoStudio offers the complete music-making package, with synths, trigger pads, sequencers, samplers and much more—and, crucially, it makes them all intuitive to use.
JailbreakMe 2.0, a mobile Safari-based jailbreak app for iPhones and iPads, has just gone live and pretty much opens up any iOS device you have handy, all the way back to the iPhone 3G.
Family Tracker's not a new app, but this iOS4 update rescues it from near-uselessness. Thanks to the addition of multitasking, you can now track the GPS locations of family members all day, every day. Privacy invasion? Nah. That's just love.
When Apple announced iOS 4's various flavors of multitasking back in April, two of the most compelling were background music (Pandora) and background VoiP (Skype). With Skype's new multitask-enabling update, we're two for two! Still no videochat, though. [iTunes]