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Apple has released the latest update for iOS, version 6.1.3, which fixes a bug that allowed for bypassing of the phone's lockscreen security feature.

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The new version appears to be rolling out in waves, and iOS device owners will at some point receive a notification that their devices are eligible for an update.

The update fixes an exploit activated by making and then immediately canceling an emergency call on a passcode-locked device. A malicious user with access to the device could use the exploit, plug the device into a computer via USB, and potentially access the data stored on the handset.

The new release of iOS comes nearly a month after Apple pushed out a beta build of 6.1.3 with a fix for the lockscreen bug.

The update also contains fixes for the Apple Maps application for Japan. Apple has been tweaking the Maps app for Japanese iDevice owners since February, focusing on pronunciation and other aspects of turn-by-turn navigation.

Apple also released version 5.2.1 of the firmware for Apple TV. The new version patches security flaws that could have allowed a local user to execute unsigned code or to execute arbitrary code in the kernel.
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NOOOOOOO! I love my JailBreak too much to update to this version.

Hoping Evasi0n finds a exploit soon for this update.

Happy. Happy.

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Apple has released the latest update for iOS, version 6.1.3, which fixes a bug that allowed for bypassing of the phone's lockscreen security feature.

I wouldn't know; I don't use it. And supposedly there's this TopTip, where you can simply bypass this feature by press and hold Home+Power buttons for 20 seconds or something, and it'll reboot and unlock the phone with the PIN prompt. So what's the use of using it anyway?
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Obviously your not an apple developer because all us apple developers got that news 2 weeks ago!!!
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I wouldn't know; I don't use it. And supposedly there's this TopTip, where you can simply bypass this feature by press and hold Home+Power buttons for 20 seconds or something, and it'll reboot and unlock the phone with the PIN prompt. So what's the use of using it anyway?

 

You're always asked for the PIN first thing on boot...

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Damn it, there goes my charging co workers $100 a pop to 'data recovery' their phones when they forget their pass code.
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Obviously your not an apple developer because all us apple developers got that news 2 weeks ago!!!
Somebody wants a cookie.
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Lots of stupid comments today

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Lots of stupid comments today

I only see one
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Lots of stupid comments today

 

I'll add to the stupid comments.  Does this update mean that the new Mac Pro is coming soon?  :-)   I wonder what's really going on with the delay?  

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Does this update mean that the new Mac Pro is coming soon?  :-)

 

On that topic, Sapphire has just released a Mac-compatible 7950 card.

 

This is good news, because the next Mac Pro could very well not have PCIe graphics, leaving all us previous model owners high and dry with pathetic graphics cards.

 

Of course, they can go stick a fork in their eye if they think I'm paying one cent more for this card than a PC user would. And yet they have it priced 60% higher. Screw that.


I wonder what's really going on with the delay?  

 

There is no delay. I wonder why people want to pretend there is.

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I wonder what's really going on with the delay?  

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There is no delay. I wonder why people want to pretend there is.

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I wonder what's really going on with the delay?  

Exsqueeze me?
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Good thing I saved my SHSH blobs locally, and can restore to 6.1.2 anytime I want.

Thanks, TinyUmbrella.

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On that topic, Sapphire has just released a Mac-compatible 7950 card.

 

This is good news, because the next Mac Pro could very well not have PCIe graphics, leaving all us previous model owners high and dry with pathetic graphics cards.

 

Of course, they can go stick a fork in their eye if they think I'm paying one cent more for this card than a PC user would. And yet they have it priced 60% higher. Screw that.

 

There is no delay. I wonder why people want to pretend there is.

 

Pardon a really ignorant question: would it be possible to purchase the PC version of the card if it's the same PCIe interface, then download the OS X drivers separately?

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I'll add to the stupid comments.  Does this update mean that the new Mac Pro is coming soon?  :-)   I wonder what's really going on with the delay?  

Hopefully with a min-USB port: as a sign of Apple's "desperation", of course.....

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Good thing I saved my SHSH blobs locally, and can restore to 6.1.2 anytime I want.

Thanks, TinyUmbrella.

 

Are we supposed to be impressed? Because I'm not.

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Pardon a really ignorant question: would it be possible to purchase the PC version of the card if it's the same PCIe interface, then download the OS X drivers separately?

Not really an ignorant question, but it looks like you didn't read the article from the provided link. And that seems ignorant to me. As I understand it, that won't work:
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"You may be wondering why a regular card cannot be used inside a Mac Pro. The answer is that the Mac card requires a different, Apple-approved BIOS. Sapphire uses the dual-BIOS functionality present in these cards to program one with an Apple BIOS and the other with Windows. Sapphire supports Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) and later."
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Originally Posted by MacBook Pro View Post

 

I'm not sure I understand, but the "humorous, helpful, & odd" is a nice touch, whatever this is.


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Pardon a really ignorant question: would it be possible to purchase the PC version of the card if it's the same PCIe interface, then download the OS X drivers separately?

 

Yes and no.


Yes, you can buy a PC card and have it work just fine. No, drivers don't have anything to do with this. You'll have to get a dump of the Mac card's BIOS and flash the PC card (you'll have to do this from within Windows). 

 

It's certainly doable and people have been doing this since before the very first Mac Pro came out, but the cards you can buy are restricted based on the capacity of the BIOS chip.

 

When the rest of the planet steps out of last century and moves away from BIOS, this might not be an issue at all—just grab whatever card you want and go—but since Microsoft refuses to care, I don't think that will ever happen.

 

And yes, I just said that I don't think something will EVER change when talking about the tech industry. If anyone has any shining ray of hope to prove otherwise, feel free. 

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I'm not sure I understand, but the "humorous, helpful, & odd" is a nice touch, whatever this is.

Well, the discussion I quoted wondered "what's really going on with the delay?" The next comment stated that "there is no delay."

I provided a recent picture of "the delay" to update everyone on "what's really going on with "the delay.""

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