iPhone Software

Does iMessage on the iPhone Have a Security Flaw?

Reports of iMessages being received on the wrong iPhone have resurfaced, this time with Gizmodo posting a slew of information not intended for their eyes. Apparently an Apple employee briefly inserted his personal SIM card into a customer's iPhone, and ever since his iMessages are being delivered to her device.

iMessage SIM card bug

This is after the customer's iPhone was reset and her personal infomation including her AppleID was reentered on the handset. Similar reports of the problem have cropped up intermittently in the past, with Ars Technica weighing in on the issue. Support forum threads regarding the problem have sprung up at Apple and elsewhere as well.

iBooks Jailbreak Problems Fixed: Corona 5.0.1 Untether Updated

The Corona 5.0.1 Untether package has received another update, this time to correct an iBooks problem where images failed to display or displayed incorrectly after installation. Chronic Dev Team released Corona 5.0.1 Untether to free tethered jailbroken devices including the iPhone 4 from the need to reboot with a computer.

Apple iBooks iOS logo icon

After installing early releases of both Corona and the redsn0w jailbreak for iPhone 4 and 3GS devices, some users had problems with iBooks including a Configuration Error dialog. The latest version of Corona (1.0-7) should fix both iBooks errors and can be installed directly from Cydia on a jailbroken device.

Siri Alternative Evi Now Available for iPhone 4 / 3GS

Back when Siri was first launched on the iPhone 4S, we highlighted the top 5 Siri alternatives for those with older iPhones including the iPhone 4 and 3GS. Now there's a brand new Artificial Intelligence available on the App Store for just $0.99.

Evi iOS app Siri replacement

The app is named Evi, and the software promises to give Siri a run for her money when it comes to answering questions asked via naturally spoken language. According to TechCrunch Evi can provide answers to questions when Siri gives up and asks to search the web. In fact, even iPhone 4S users might want to give Evi a try.

Sn0wbreeze iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak Gets Major Update

Hard to believe the iOS jailbreak tool sn0wbreeze is already two years old. Developer iH8sn0w is celebrating with the release of sn0wbreeze 2.9, which adds a long list of improvements and new features for jailbreakers everywhere.

sn0wbreeze iOS jailbreak tool

Much like iPhone Dev-Team's PwnageTool for Mac users, sn0wbreeze gives iPhone jailbreak fans running Windows the ability to create custom IPSW files and more. Not only does sn0wbreeze 2.9 support a long list of older firmware, it adds the untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for A4 devices previously released with redsn0w and Corona.

iOS 5.1 Shows Apple May Integrate Facebook After All

Rumors of Facebook integration on future iOS devices has been floating around for some time, with previous reports pointing to Facebook joining Twitter in the initial iOS 5 release. Although this was not the case, code in the iOS 5.1 beta 3 firmware seeded to developers shows that Apple continues to work on system-wide Facebook integration.

Facebook iPhone icon

iMore has found evidence of Facebook references that could mean Apple will add this functionality in iOS 5.1 or another future release. The site explained that Facebook was expected to be integrated into iOS devices with the iOS 4 firmware launch, but Apple and Facebook couldn't agree on terms for the deal.

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