Yesterday on the 11th of January 2011 , the iPhone changed the way we live, yet again. Verizon announced that it would be offering the iPhone 4 on its network.
So what? Well, first of all nobody has to deal with crappy network anymore thanks to Verizon’s excellent service. There are people who didn’t buy the iPhone because of AT&T.
The iPhone 4 was released a few weeks ago among much fanfare. The usual queuing up outside the stores, unboxing videos all over the internet, and the reviews and the fact that Apple sold over a million units of this phone in just 3 days, itself is enough to say that this device is one of the most sought after.
iPhone 4. This changes everything. All over again.
The iPhone was unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2010 amid much fanfare. What does the iPhone 4 have that the other iPhones didn’t? First of all, its much thinner than any other iPhone. Apple’s calling it the thinnest smartphone on earth. Then there’s the new retina display which Steve Jobs showed off as the best display a phone has ever had. The front camera for video talk, a 5 megapixel camera on the behind which is capable of recording HD videos at 720p and the gyroscope, which I would call a better accelerometer.
Is the iPhone really going to change everything all over again or is it going to struggle to keep up with all the android phones that are coming out day after day? More than revolutionary will it just be evolutionary? We’ll have to wait and find out.
News about the first Trojan for the Mac OS X-based iPhone has been doing the rounds since Saturday. However, the Trojan is believed to be mild one.It targets iPhone users who have modified their phone to install third-party utilities.
The malicious package, called “iPhone firmware 1.1.3 prep” aka “113 prep”, disguises itself as an important system upgrade supposedly needed before upgrading to version 1.1.3 of Apple’s firmware. Once users install it on their iPhone, the Trojan appears to do nothing more than display the word “shoes” on the screen.
What the Trojan does is that it overwrites applications such as ‘Erica’s utilities’, a collection of command-line utilities for the mobile device, along with ‘OpenSSH’, an open-source encryption protocol.
While users attempt to get rid of the Trojan and try uninstalling it, the above mentioned applications also get deleted.
The risk in this Trojan’s case is minimal as it does not cause any significant harm to the iPhone. Those affected would simply need to re-install the deleted applications to get back on track.
Apparently, a 11-year-old kid playing with XML files created the Trojan.
Hopefully, this will serve as warning for those who have opened their iPhones using a security hole in the system, and then installed unverified software without a second thought as to what they are doing, say security vendors.
While analysts have been speculating that Apple may unleash a smaller (and cheaper) handset in the not too distant future in order to grab a sect of market share not interested in the relatively pricey iPhone, the rumors are seeming to gain traction. According to Kevin Chang, a JP Morgan analyst based in Taiwan, Apple is actually looking to “launch a cheaper version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter that could be based on its iPod nano music player.” The report cited anonymous sources “in the supply channel” and also referenced the now-famed patent that suggests such a device could be materializing. Still, we’d highly recommend taking all of this in with a healthy heap of salt for the time being, but don’t be incredibly shocked if your next iPod nano unexpectedly rings while you’re stereotypically browsing through Gorillaz tracks.
LG just released new phone called The LG Voyager and LG said that this phone could be the rival of the iPhone. this touchscreen handset will feature a more iPhone-like interface just like that found in the PRada phone, where the screen will be able to let users make calls, play music and take 2 megapixel photos. You also can find a QWERTY keyboard which is revealed the moment you flip it open as well as a secondary display for email, text messaging, and games. Other features like a microSDHC memory card slot, 3G connectivity, and support for V CAST TV for live digital TV. This phone will hits the market before Thanksgiving. Click here for the whole review