Jailbroken iPhones All at Risk for Same Hack – Fortunately the Fix is Easy

A Dutch hacker has demonstrated that jailbreaking your iPhone opens it up to a hack that allows your jailbroken iPhone to be easily accessed and remotely controlled. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you shouldn’t jail break your iPhone (or that you should, we pass no judgement on the act of jailbreaking an iPhone), but it does mean that if you are going to jailbreak your iPhone, you need to know how to close the security hole you will create (or already have created) by jailbreaking your iPhone.

Apple Admits iPhones Drop Nearly a Third of All Calls

If you are thinking that your iPhone seems to be dropping an awful lot of calls, it’s not all in your head. Or your calling area. iPhone users around the country have the same feeling, and now Apple has (perhaps unwittingly) confirmed it: in some areas the iPhone drops as much as 30% of all calls! It all started when Manoj Gupta brought his iPhone into the Apple store in the Soho area of New York City…

Man Discovers You Can Make Anyone’s iPhone Track Them and Report Back to You

David Molnar over at Ephermata had a great idea. His girlfriend was moving from Chicago to California, and he thought “Hey, let’s track her stuff as the movers take it cross-country.” He did it using a $99 iPhone and the “Find My iPhone” service included with Apple’s Mobile Me, and it worked really well. So well, in fact, that he discovered that it’s possible to track anyone using their own iPhone, and doing so is pretty trivial.

Apple Warns that Using Earbuds with iPod or iPhone can be Shocking Experience

Apple has just publicly copped to the fact that you can get a “small and quick electrical (static) shock from your ear buds while listening to iPod or iPhone.” The problem is not specific to the Apple ear bud type of head phones (those headsets that fit into the opening of your ear canal), but rather is specific to iPod and iPhone, and other sorts of MP3 players, and can happen with any brand of earbud.

iPhone “Shake the Baby Until it Shuts Up and Dies” Game Approved by Apple

If you believe that Apple really manually reviews and approves (or disapproves) every iPhone application before it can be sold through iTunes, then you have to believe that Apple inexplicably approved an application that simulates a crying baby which can only be quieted by shaking it to death (demonstrated by the cessation of the crying, and red Xs over its eyes).