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iOS Saves SMS Attachments Even After You Delete Them; Potentially Harmful for Business SMS — And Personal Texting

After the evasi0n untethered jailbreak tool arrived and iOS 6 opened up, iPhone/iPad users with their devices jailbroken or not have faced a couple of interesting pieces of news including one that makes business SMS texting (not to mention personal…) risky. First, there was the addition of a Radio button,

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Apple Releases iOS 6.1

Many iPhone fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of iOS 6.1. Today, that wait ended. All across the world, iPhone users were greeted with a message like the one to the left in iTunes, or they received happy news when they checked for a software update on their devices.

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iOS 6.1 in Beta; Release on the Horizon

Developers and other beta testers (those who have registered their device’s Unique Device Identifier with Apple’s developer program) are eagerly putting the beta versions of iOS 6.1 through its paces. While Apple has yet to announce a firm release date, all indications are that we can expect 6.1 sometime in

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Facebook Goes iPad, iPhone Friendly – Not Quite HTML5

Several tech blogs are reporting today that FaceBook has gone iPad and iPhone friendly with the adoption of HTML5 for its streaming videos. Previously, when a using Safari on one of the Apple mobile devices, you would get a message that you needed to install Flash to view a video. This has changed, and now the videos play.

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Google Launches Gmail For iPad

Today Google announced on the Google Mobile Blog that they've just launched a new interface for Gmail on the iPad. The new UI is based on the HTML5 interface they launched last year for the iPhone, although it's currently in an experimental test phase. The most obvious change is that the iPad version shows you a list of messages on the left and the full content of the selected message on the right — just like the Mail app. Not much else has changed, although Google is encouraging its users to send them feedback and suggestions for the new version.

To check out the new version, bring up gmail.com on your iPad or in the iPad simulator. Screenshot follows below!

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NYTimes Video Provider Brightcove Announces HTML5, iPad Support

Brightcove, the online video provider for large brands such as The New York Times and Time, Inc., announced today that they will be supporting HTML5 video for their customers. This announcement conveniently falls mere days before the launch of the iPad which will not support Flash video, which has been the traditional means of delivering online video.

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Virgin America Drops Flash, Switches to iPhone-Friendly HTML and Javascript

In the wake of the great Flash controversy of 2010, airline Virgin America appears to be stepping up to support Apple's portable devices. The company recently dropped Flash from its web site in favor of HTML5 in order to improve performance and increase compatility with devices such as Apple's iPhone according to The Register.

"I don't want to cater to one hardware or one software platform one way to another, and Flash eliminates iPhone users," said Virgin America's Chief information officer Ravi Simhambhatla.

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Hulu May Be Ready for the iPad By Launch Date

We were sad to see that Hulu wouldn't be working on the iPad with Safari's lack of Flash, especially since it's the second-largest video streaming site on the web. Luckily that may change. Word from an "industry insider" says that Hulu may be planning to have an iPad-friendly version of their site by the time the iPad reaches consumers' hands in March of this year.

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