WWDC 2011 Articles

A journey inside Apple’s iOS 5

  • 16/06/2011 at 10:01 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Apple iOS 5

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2011) saw Apple open up regarding iOS 5, the update to its mobile OS. Apple’s iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone all use iOS, so this is naturally a much anticipated improvement to version 4.

Although it isn’t due out until the Fall, Apple unveiled 10 out of the 200 improvements included in the new iOS 5 at the WWDC. They had to share the limelight during a two-hour keynote presentation last week, with iCloud and OS X 10.7, codenamed Lion.

Here are some of the best improvements in Apple’s next generation iOS.

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Hackers managed to Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta short time after the Release

Apple iOS 5It seems that these last few months have been hacker months. This time the victim is Apple – once again – with their latest iOS. Allegedly hackers were able to jailbreak the newest iOS version in less than 24 hours after it was released in beta mode.

Before discussing about this we have to say that iOS 5th version was announced at WWDC 2011(along iCloud) and has more then 1500 new APIs for developers and a total of 200 new features for its users. It was a necesary update and it seams that this time Apple made the right move and corrected some of the issues that users were experienced problems with. During the WWDC keynote, Apple featured 10 of the iOS features: Notification Center, Newsstand, Twitter, Safari, Reminders, Camera, Mail, PC Free, Game Center and iMessage.

The group that perpetrated the iOS 5 hack is known as iPhone Dev Team, and they made it known through their Twitter account that they had successfully jailbroken the brand new iOS 5. According to the group the OS is vulnerable to limera1n, which is the popular jailbreak technique that releases iOS 4, 4.1, and 4.1.2.

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Apple makes the same mistakes with iCloud service

  • 07/06/2011 at 21:07 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Apple iCloud ServiceYesterday, at WWDC 2011, Steve Jobs showed off Apple’s new North Carolina data center that cost them $1 billion and proved that Apple is serious about their new release, called iCloud. The strategy is to shift the PC out of the center of everything and reduce our need to synchronize everything through it. However, they are making the same mistakes with the Apple iCloud they have made consistently since their inception. Using reverse Polish notational thinking, they consider the move smart and in spite of it they still succeed. Apple’s success is due more to their aesthetics than anything else, though.

We all have to agree that when it comes to Apple, they make pretty packages for their hardware and software and that’s all. They lack innovation and pay only lip service to encouraging the community to participate in the larger picture.

If you buy Apple, you are getting something pretty, not revolutionary. You are also not supporting any kind of innovation, just a selling of someone else’  innovation wrapped in a pretty package. Apple did not invent the cloud technology and they are merely putting it in a pretty Apple package and making sure you buy their other products in order to use this one.

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