>Gallery: iOS 4.3

10 03 2011

>As announced on this post, Apple released iOS 4.3 to the public today. So what better way than to compare major changes than through images?

Home Screen – iOS 4.2
Home Screen – iOS 4.3*

* I changed the background myself, not the iPod

Settings (1) – iOS 4.2
Settings (1) – iOS 4.3

Settings (2) – iOS 4.2
Settings (2) – iOS 4.3

Settings (3) – iOS 4.2


Settings (3) – iOS 4.3

The main visual changes are the FaceTime logo, and the location services section has moved to the top-four under settings.

So that’s iOS 4.3. What do you want in iOS 5? Let us know below, or by using our chat app on the sidebar


>iOS 4.3 Released To The Public

10 03 2011


Apple has released version 4.3 of it’s iOS operating system to the general public.

This update is available after an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is connected to iTunes.
But what is new in iOS 4.3?
  • Personal HotSpot

– Share iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to 5
devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth,
and 1 USB, available on Verizon and AT&T in the US)

  • iTunes Home Sharing

– Play music, movies and TV shows from a shared iTunes
library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)

  • New AirPlay features

– Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera
Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps
and websites on Apple TV

– Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using
transitions available on Apple TV

  •  Apple Nitro JavaScript Engine
– For improved Safari performance
  • HD Video Output with the Apple Digital AV Adapter

– View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app,
Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled
third-party apps on an HDMI display

  • Ping Features

– Push notifications for comments and follow requests

– Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing

– Parental controls

  • New Settings

– Messages setting for number of times to repeat an

– iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute
audio notifications and sound effects

  • Conference Calling

– Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send
a passcode

  • Bug Fixes

Our exclusive visual gallery is available here

>Windows Media Player ‘Vulnerable’

9 03 2011

>Microsoft has issued warnings Windows Media Player contains a critical vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if a user is tricked into opening a video file.


The most serious warning is MS11-015, where Microsoft urgers all Windows users to apply this update, due to the severity and likelihood of an attack code within thirty days.

This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability in DirectShow and one privately reported vulnerability in Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center. The more severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Digital Video Recording (.dvr-ms) file. In all cases, a user cannot be forced to open the file; for an attack to be successful, a user must be convinced to do so.


Microsoft has rated the update critical for the following versions of Windows:

  • All versions of Windows XP, including Media Center Edition 2005
  • All supported editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista.

The following versions of Windows are not affected:

  • Windows XP Home Edition (SP3)
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition (SP3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (R2)

You can download the security update via the Microsoft Download Center

>Sony may just have your own IP address…

9 03 2011

>A San Fransisco judge had granted Sony the power to record IP addresses of all those who have visited George Hotz’s website since January of 2009.

They also have permission to access his web host, Bluehost, as well as his Twitter, Google, YouTube, and Softlayer accounts.

Many are angry at Sony over the issue. Some say that they are being to harsh on the issue, and will never buy Sony’s products again, while others are angry believe that it is an invasion of privacy.

Next up in the case is a hearing in April to decide whether Hotz should be tried in San Francisco (Sony’s prefence) or in his home state of New Jersey.

>GDC 2011: The Wrap-Up

7 03 2011


The 25th Game Developers Conference (GDC, for short) wrapped up on Friday. If you are not familiar with the event, the website describes it as “the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event”.

Anyway, lots of new gaming & tech related news came out of the conference, and so we have made a list of all the big going-ons at the conference.

Nintendo unveiled some details about a new Mario game for the 3DS. The logo seems to have a tail, resembling that Racoon Mario or Tanooki Mario may return. They also showed four screenshots, with the levels being similar to Super Mario Galaxy 2, and some like Super Mario Bros. 3. We’ll have to wait until E3 in June for more….

Electronic Arts released this Battlefield 3 trailer. It looks EPIC
Activision & Bungie have confirmed that they are working on a MMO, which, for once is not fighting related…

But the best news was Apple with the iPad 2. OMG, it has a camera! All that we know is available here.

What did you think of the GDC news? Have your say down the bottom!

>Battlefield 3: Trailer

7 03 2011

>The Game Developers Conference released an awesome trailer for Battlefield 3, so we have decided to show it for your viewing.

WARNING: Contains violence

>What We Know About The iPad 2 So Far

6 03 2011


Only last week Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad 2, the successor to the iPad. It will be released on Friday (March 11) in the United States, while it should be released in Australia on March 25.

But what do we know about this iPad successor?

• 33% lighter than the original
• Front & Rear cameras, with 720p HD video recording and FaceTime
• Built-in gyroscope
• 1 GHz Apple A5 processor
• Nine-times better graphics
• 16GB, 32GB & 64GB models – choice of WiFi or WiFi + 3G
• 30-pin connection adapter for 1080p HD video output
• New Smart Cover
That’s all we know at the moment. What do you think? Will you buy one?
Note: This post was created on my iPod Touch, as my PC is in a bad state at the moment.