Locationgate looked like it had come to an end with the release of iOS 4.3.3, but it may have been too late. The Korea Communications Commission set a precedent on Wednesday by fining Apple 3 million won ($2,830) for ignoring their location information laws. It was discovered in April that
In the sticker-filled, info-endowed fallout of “locationgate” comes an iOS update. Today’s update reduces the extent of the “iOS crowd-sourced location database cache,” thereby providing a little extra privacy to your whereabouts. Full update notes: This update contains changes to the iOS crowd-sourced location database cache including: – Reduces the
In an “honesty is the best policy” sort-of compliance move, Verizon Wireless has plans to include stickers alerting customers of devices that constantly track a user’s location. As has been recently discovered then officially revealed by Apple, the iPhone would be included in the collection of devices since it does
According to a recent market research report, the UK is set to experience a "Wi-Fi boom" thanks in part to the iPhone's popularity. The report says that the high saturation of smartphones in the population is helping to spur the opening of more and more public WI-Fi hotspots. The number of hotspots increased 47% in 2009, and handheld devices like the iPhone made up 35% of the connections made to them, opposed to just 20% in 2008. It is estimated that by 2011, it will be up to nearly half.
A new web site has surfaced that allows users you watch live television via a QuickTime player in Safari. Per Macworld UK, tvcatchup.com allows both iPhone and desktop conputer users to currently watch 11 channels - BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, ITV2, Channel 4, Five, BBC Three, Film4, E4, More4, and 4Music.
9to5 Mac Reports that AT&T may be implementing a shiny new cutting-edge industry standard technology in the seamless Wi-Fi hotspot handoffs announced yesterday. The official statement said those with an iPhone 3G running OS 3.0 with a qualifying data plan would now have a "seamless transition from their 3G network to any one of their 20,000 Wifi wireless hotspots" whenever one was within range.
The iPhone's virtual keyboard has quite a few tricks up its sleeve, but one thing it can't do is type a grave accent mark without a letter (a ` or backtick to all you programmers out there). So while 99% of you probably don't care, it can be a problem for those who need to enter the backtick for a Wi-Fi password. Thankfully, there is a way to get around non-typable passwords using the iPhone Configuration Utility.