After JailbreakMe was recently updated for compatibility with all iOS devices running software version 4.3.3 and earlier, including iPad 2 for the first time, it did not take long for Apple to develop its own update in its fight against exploits that allow iOS to be jailbroken. This time around,
It seems a hacker has discovered a way to break into the iOS core from within Safari and is using the exploit to distribute a virus through it. The links that host the virus right now are advertised as sites that could unlock your device. The fake program uses the
Nuance impressed us with their Dragon speech to text dictation app for the iPhone, and since then they have been busy. Recently they released an update to Dragon to work on the iPod touch line, as well as a new Dragon search application that lets you search several of the popular search engines using your voice with a unique, very intuitive interface.
A new application turns a regular iPhone into an electronic stethoscope with the assistance of the $30 iStetho adapter that connects a modified (read: cut up with a pair of scissors) stethoscope to the iPhone's microphone. Once it's connected, the iStethoscope Pro app [App Store, $0.99] "amplifies the signal and eliminates audio outside of what is important for diagnosis." Naturally, it wouldn't probably work as a normal stethoscope, and certainly won't replace them.
Boost 3D [App Store, $1.99] is a cool new tunnel racing game that puts you zooming down a tunnel, dodging colorful cubic obstacles attached to the walls. Every so often is a boost pad that speeds you up and even let you crash through an obstacle unharmed if you build up enough momentum. You can check out a video after the break.
Worried about walking into that lamppost again while typing out an email? Then you'll be happy to hear that Phase2 Media, the folks behind the fake SMS app that promised to let you see where you're going while typing an SMS, has just released Email 'n Walk, a very real app that shows you what you're about to walk into while you're typing. Screenshot after the break.
The Nine Inch Nails application, nin: access, is now available for download from the App Store. The app lets you netork with other fans and share and share and view photos, videos and blog posts, stream remixed songs from fans, and chat with other fans in your area using their location-aware service on NIN.com. You can get nin access free in the App Store.
Edibles Online has released a application for the iPhone and iPod Touch for watching what you eat. Edibles allows users to journal their food offline and sync it with their free online service on the Edibles Online website. You can check out Edibles in the App Store [$5.99]. They also announced a new iPhone web portal for their website, Edibles-Online.com.
The folks at Brightkite are now offering a look at the long awaited iPhone app for their popular location-based social network. The application, which is due to hit the App Store in a couple of weeks, will offer access to nearly every feature available in the web-based version. The video shows off the application's ability to track your location, find others near you, and even chat with nearby friends. Check out the video below!