Yet another security flaw in the iPhone's software had been found, and while it's probably not particularly harmful to the majority of users, it is pretty interesting. Karl Kraft posted the exploit on his blog, but he wasn't the one to uncover it. No, despite his skills with a computer and knowledge of the software, he didn't find it. Instead he says it was found by his 12-year-old son.
Apple is continuing to do what they can to get the word out about their recall of the faulty Ultracompact USB Power Adapters. Yesterday they issued an SMS message to all iPhone 3G owners in the affected areas notifying them about the recall and telling them what they should do if they are affected by it.
Those of you who are fans of SwirlyMMS will be happy to know that the SwirlySpace Team announced that SwirlyMMS 1.2 for firmware 2.x has been released. For those of you who aren't familiar, SwirlyMMS is a stand-in MMS app that lets you send multimedia messages to other SwirlyMMS users. You can send images, text, audio, video, as well as any other filetype you want. 2.1 is compatible with both 2G and 3G iPhones and is now available in Cydia for download.
Tired of ridiculously overpriced data rates for SMS messages? Me too. Luckily we're not alone. US Senator and head of the Antitrust Committee Herb Kohl thinks there's something fishy going on with how much SMS text messages are being priced, and he's doing something about it. On Wednesday he submitted an open letter to the heads of all four major wireless carriers in the US giving them the opportunity to justify what appears to be unnecessarily high fees.
Now that AT&T has removed the complimentary 200 SMS messages from the iPhone 3G data plan, I'm betting that some are looking for a cheaper alternative to sending texts. Luckily, AIM for iPhone supports sending text messages via the AIM service, which is totally free. To use this method, sign in with your AIM account on an iPhone. When you're all logged in, tap the "new message" icon. Where you would normally specify a username, enter a mobile number instead. Be sure to add '+1' and the area code before, though.
SwirlySpace has announced the launch of SwirlyMMS v1.0 for the iPhone, the finished version of their full-featured native MMS application for the iPhone. Using the application, users can send and receive images, text, audio, video, and any other file type you want, and in any combination simultaneously. It also has a built-in media viewer so messages can be viewed within the application.
The Guided Tour for the iPhone 3G posted by Apple earlier today covered a wide range of topics pertaining to the new iPhone, including the new software and the highly anticipated App Store. tclary, MacRumors reader with a keen eye, spotted an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) client app in the App Store demo, which would allow users to message other people on AIM. It was up in the air for a while if it would be allowed, but this confirms that it will most likely be in the App Store at it's launch.
Have you ever been worried about accidentally misplacing your iPhone out in that big world out there, and not having any clue where to find it? Now, thanks to a new app by Navizon, you can get a clue, or several, just by texting your phone from another phone. The app is called Mobifindr, and when you send a special text combination to your iPhone via SMS message, the app finds the location of the device using the AGPS and texts the location back to you. Video after the break.
On Thursday, French wireless carrier announced that it will launch the iPhone 3G handset in the country on July 17th with prices beginning at 149 euros ($233) for the 8GB model. The carrier also announced that it will offer the 16GB version of the model for 199 euros ($311.77). The two subsidized prices require that customers also purchase a subscription to one of its existing "Orange for iPhone" plans (below), or its Origami Star (from 3 hours), First or Jet plans.