You know the drill — grab yourself a spoonful of Morton’s and get ready for another supposed leak of a gadget. This time around, you’re looking at what’s claimed as being one of Research In Motion’sBlackBerry 10 “Development Alpha” devices that’ll be handed out during next week’s BlackBerry Jam — just like the company promised a month ago. Images of the device first surfaced over at Crackberry’s forums and, as the site points out, the touchscreen candy bar seems to share its design DNA with thePlayBook. Keeping in mind that it’s likely to remain a testing device for devs, don’t bank on it ever hitting store shelves. That said, we’re now curious how pivotal a roll RIM’s famous tactile keyboards will play on its next-generation phones — if any. Head over to the source links below if you’d like to catch more photos from Mr. Blurrycam and extra information in the meantime.
This one is still very much unconfirmed, but a “trusted source” recently provided Neowin.net with the image you see above, which purports to be a mockup of a forthcoming business-minded tablet from HP dubbed the Slate 8. That’s obviously a Windows 8 tablet and, if the details are to be believed, you can expect a 10.1-inch display, eight to ten hours of battery life, optional pen-based input, a docking station of some sort, an outdoor viewing option and a number of business-friendly security measures — all in a package that’s 9.2mm thick and about 1.5 pounds. Adding some weight to leak is ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, who hasn’t been able to confirm it outright, but says that after a bit of investigation she is “inclined to believe this is a real mock-up and is part of HP’s line up of business desktops and laptops it will be touting this year.”
Google’s been spending some quality time with its Maps offering of late. Most recently, it overhauled the3D buildings and landmarks to make them, well, better. This time, its Maps’ juiced up sibling MapsGL that’s been feeling the paternal love. The WebGL-based 3D renderings have been the same treatment, making your virtual aerial tours all the more realistic. Now, as you glide over the landscape, your view of the buildings is much more like real life. Or you could just take the lazy tourism one step further. Hit the source for examples.
With only a little over six weeks of lead time, Apple today officially announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 11-15 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Conference passes are on sale now for $1599, and come with a new restriction requiring that purchasers be members of one of the company’s developer programs.
Tickets are expected to sell out quickly given past years’ trends. Last year, the conference sold out in under twelve hours.
“We have a great WWDC planned this year and can’t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world.”
Apple notes that it will hold over 100 technical sessions for developers, with over 1,000 Apple engineers on hand to provide support for attendees.
This year’s conference again appears to be focused on both OS X and iOS developers equally, with OS X Mountain Lion set for public release later this summer and iOS 6 likely ready to enter developer testing at the conference ahead of an iPhone hardware update later in the year.
The June 11-15 dates for WWDC 2012 are not particularly surprising, given that a generic “Corporate Meeting” event typical of Apple’s WWDC listing appeared on the Moscone Center’s calendar last year, and the timeframe also appeared as long ago as April 2010 in a tentative convention calendar listing WWDC dates through 2015. Nevertheless, developers able to secure passes to the conference will need to move quickly to obtain travel arrangements and may encounter high prices, as the U.S. Open golf championship is being held in San Francisco during the same week.
This is how to install a fully working Siri on your iDevice in a few easy steps. If you need help check out my walk through video. Enjoy!
Step 1: Add the Source iHacksRepo.com to Cydia
Step 2: Download Spire
Step 3: Download AssistantServer Installer
Step 4: Make sure your Device is rebooted and go into your Spire settings. Settings>Spire
Step 5: Add the proxy https://localhost:4443
Step 6: Head into your AssistantServer settings (Settings>SiriServer) and click install certificate.
Step 7: Once installed your Siri should be ready to go! **Note** Make sure your siri language settings are set to English (US)
In an exciting bit of news earlier today, pod2g announced that he has overcome yet another barrier that was preventing him from finishing the jailbreak. ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) is a security measure introduced by Apple in recent versions of iOS. One result of this new method of security is difficulty in developing jailbreaks. Therefore, since Apple has begun implementing this new feature, it has been the effort of jailbreakers to bypass it.
Now, the battle has been won, and we are moving forward to another untethered jailbreak. We still don’t have an ETA, but this has been a long awaited step in the jailbreak community, and will hopefully make future jailbreaks that much easier.
A new unlock method for jailbroken iPhones has just been announced and released, for those of you still in contract that can’t yet take advantage of AT&T’s unlock offer. This method uses Sam Binger’s Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM) package in Cydia. By following the steps below, you can unlock your phone (as confirmed by Musclenerd).
1. Download and install Sam Bingner’s SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module). You should add the repo “repo.bingner.com”.
2. Locate the SAMPrefs icon on your Springboard and open it.
3. Enter utilities ad choose to “De-Activate iPhone”.
4. Go to the “Method” section, select “By Country and Carrier”, and choose your carrier.
5. Tap “More Information”, and taking note of your IMSI in the “SAM Details” section, continue to “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”.
6. Go back to the main screen and change the “Method” to manual. Then enter the IMSI from step 5.
7. Plug your phone into iTunes and double click on “Phone Number” to make sure that the ICCID matches that of your SIM card, then unplug your iPhone.
8. Disable SAM.
9. Plug your iPhone back in, and restart iTunes if it says your phone cannot be activated.
10. Thats it! If you have issues with push notifications just use the “Clear Push” utility in SAM and reconnect to iTunes.
Following those steps above, you should be able to unlock your phone to work on any GSM network. Leave a comment if it worked for you!