Posts Tagged ‘Iphone’
Blake Lively (The Gossip Girl) has a bit of gossip circling her now IRL. A hacker has released nude photos he claims come from her phone. Her representatives stated these are fake and that Blake has never taken nude photos. This only angered the Hacker who has now released even more photos with the tag:
Oh, yes, Blake’s rep., these are totally fake. We really, really believe you. Want moar? BTW, thanks for all the faps.
I won’t give my opinion on weather they are real or not. Instead I will let you be the judge for yourself.
PS: Mr. Hacker, YES we want moar!
According to iFixit CEO, Kyle Wiens, Apple is now using a tamper-resistant screw on its products, including iPhones and laptops. Now what does this mean to you? It means it will become more difficult to repair your Apple products on your own.
Apple is switching to a new “Pentalobe” screw to prevent owners from opening up their Apple products. But how does this new “Pentalobe” screw prevent you from repairing your Apple products? Well because the “Pentalobe” screws are fairly new, this usually means the repair tools are both rare and harder to obtain, unlike your every day flat head or Phillips screw drivers. Check out the image below to see how the Pentalobe screw compares to the Phillips screw and others.
(Image courtesy of iFixit.)
Now down to the getting screwed part. Apple’s newest policy will certainly piss off a few people. If you now take your iPhone 4 into an Apple Store for any kind of service, the employees are now instructed to replace your previous Phillips screws with the new tamper-resistant screws. If you don’t have an iPhone 4 at the moment but are thinking aout buying one in the future, there is a good chance it will have the new type of screws as Apple has switched production to use these new pieces. Other Apple products currently use these new screws but not all, expect that to change within the near future.
What to do if you get screwed?
Some aftermarket companies have already created their own kits to solve this problem. iFixit now sells an “iPhone Liberation Kit” which includes a Pentalobe driver, a regular #00 Phillips screwdriver and two replacement Phillips screws.
So if you take your iPhone or laptop in, keep an eye on your screws and don’t get screwed!
RIM’s has called out Apple’s tablet, saying only that its upcoming PlayBook slate would have “equal or greater” battery life/endurance to Apple’s device. Canadian company’s senior business marketing VP Jeff McDowell is saying this will also be achived using a smaller cell size.
The latter part isn’t hard to achieve, considering Apple filled most of its slate’s innards with Li-Pol juice packs, but the promise of matching its autonomy from the wall socket is a big claim to make. Many people consider that to be among the iPad’s foremost strengths, so RIM is surely aiming high by pledging to not only match it, but potentially better it. The PlayBook we saw in person wasn’t quite up to that level yet, but there’s still time until that March launch for RIM to turn bold words into a beautiful reality.