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What you wrote makes no sense whatsoever. The latest version of the iPhone OS is 3.1.2. You can jailbreak 3.1.2, so what exactly is the functionality that non-jailbroken users get that jailbroken ones don't get? And, every previous version of the iPhone OS was jailbreakable as well, so I'm at a loss as to how multitasking, customization, app folders, a control panel dashboard, music sharing, and all the other features possible only by jailbreaking somehow result in less...
Yes, I am willing to bet. In part because I know that the iPhone has ROM (read-only) which will always allow for the restoring of the firmware. So unless there's a physical hack to disable this, you're safe from true bricking. And, as a bet, it's something that pays off. I would value my jailbroken iPhone at about 2-3x the value of what the iPhone would be worth to me if I couldn't jailbreak it. The benefits are that significant. As far as the rest of the security...
I live down in Palo Alto (very close to Steve Jobs), about 25 miles south of San Francisco. I travel to San Francisco often, and past San Francisco to Marin by car, and also boat around San Francisco. The biggest issue in San Francisco had been the frequency. Switching over to 850Mhz is a HUGE deal that's really going to change people's perception of AT&T, especially people who had no clue that the problem had more to do with the frequency and resulting blockage than...
Dear Apple, Many smart and experience people have claimed that it is impossible for you to prevent jailbreaking. They are wrong. Here are the technical steps required to prevent all future jailbreaking: Step 1: Open up the iPhone so there's no need to jailbreak. Step 2: There is no step 2. Until then, we'll all continue to jailbreak. At first I could understand the reasons for not opening up the iPhone, but the reality is, that unless there's theft of...
I can think of one... For tax purposes, I need to spend money by the end of the year. I want a new MacBook Pro and want to wait for the i7. So it would be nice if Apple announced the new MacBook Pro before the end of the year, so I can buy it and then wait for it to arrive. Ironically, I also have a work budget allowing me to buy new equipment before the end of the year as well.
My guess is that if someone had been living under a rock and hadn't heard of any brand before, they would choose in this order: 1) IE 2) Safari 3) Tie: Google Firefox and Opera IE comes first because it is dead center and because of the negative space used in the graphic. It's also the only choice that correctly answers what may be perceived as a question. "Select your web browser(s)" could be interpreted as "Which is your browser?" Well, the window title says...
There are security reasons why you should use the Guest account for family and friends. I have people over to my house all the time. They may want to "just check email" or "get map directions" etc... If they're in my account, well, then they have access to everything...not good. One option is to set up an account specific to them, but that requires a bit of setup that could be awkward..."I don't trust you, so let me set up an account for you". It's a lot easier to just...
Actually, in a way, Apple might add a significant feature. They note NTFS changes. NTFS writing is currently turned off by default in Snow Leopard. Turning it on is pretty much a hack and very flaky. So if Apple fixes this, it could be a new feature for us. I really hope there are WiFi fixes, specifically the ability to temporarily change the MAC address.
There are definitely some WiFi issues that need to be resolved. I've been able to reliably reproduce MAC errors via WiFi on the same Macs that don't show the same error when booted in 10.5.x. I really hope Apple fixes this.
Flash sucks in many ways, but HTML5 is a long ways away, and in the meantime there are few alternatives. Apple should implement Flash on the iPhone as soon as possible. Battery life, annoying ads, and so forth would be non-issues as long as Apple had a setting to turn Flash off...ideally it could be fully off, fully on, or toggle for specific websites. Another option is for Flash only to load when an embedded SWF is actually clicked on. If this were the case,...
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