Author Archives: Daniel Burgess

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iPhonewzealand Co-founder

iOS 4.3.4 available now, attempts to stop Jailbreak and fails


Yesterday Apple released iOS 4.3.4 in an attempt to close the hole on the PDF exploit that is used by the JailbreakMe jailbreak, and this is literally all it is for. As per the image above the only thing listed in the update notes is that it “Fixes security vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files”. More details on the update can be found on the Apple support site. The update is for iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th generation), iPhone 3GS and is a pretty quick download and update. So plug your iDevice in, fire up your iTunes and get updating.

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Posted in All, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

AppView: RugbyHeaven NPC 2011

RugbyHeaven NPC 2011

The RugbyHeaven NPC app from is your digital VIP pass to the NPC tournament. Not only does the app provide you full access to New Zealand’s best sports journalism from RugbyHeaven, it also provides you with all the information you need throughout the tournament, including:

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FTW: Skype for iPad demo video leaks, silently | This is my next…

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Looks like Skype is getting ready to release an official video chat app for the iPad 2, something the company hinted would be coming sometime this summer. Here’s another hint: Skype purportedly posted a demo video on their YouTube channel and then took it down, but not before reader Shason caught a silent video of it. The interface here looks pretty nice (and a darn sight better than the latest Mac version) and looks to have the features you’d expect: camera swapping, full-screen video, integrated messaging that can pop up over your call, and reasonably snappy animation. The disclaimer on the video notes that “Actual video and audio call quality may vary based on the speed and quality of your WiFi or 3G connection. Operator charges may apply.” That leads us to believe that it will support video calling over 3G, but whether carriers will let that happen is likely another matter. Catch the video below. Update: TUAW spoke with Skype VP of Consumer and product design Rick Osterloh, who wouldn’t give away the release date but did note that the app should be approved “soon” and that Apple has been “super supportive.” The app should have roughly the same feature set as the iPhone version, meaning that desktop features like file sharing won’t be supported. View video at source article here: Skype for iPad demo video leaks, silently | This is my next….

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Could Delta updates OTA be seen as early as iOS 5 beta 3?

Delta updates OTA

One of the new features of iOS 5 is Delta updates OTA and knowing that you’d need iOS 5 for this to work we knew that it wouldn’t happen when upgrading to the first beta. And although hopeful for some delta action when going to beta 2 we kinda new that wouldn’t happen either, but could we see it for beta 3? Maybe… keep reading to see why.

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Posted in All, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Other News

TomTom starter pack giveaway – over $300 worth! – Closed

Prize Pack = WOW!

On the back of our look at TomTom 1.7 and the new HD Traffic service, TomTom got in touch with us and have given us an awesome prize pack to give away. So without further ado check out what’s up for grabs below. Update 2: With nearly 300 entries we would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Ashley Mayo. Thanks to all who entered. Update: The competition is now closed and we will be selecting a winner at random shortly.

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Posted in All, iPhone, iPod touch

FTW: Apple granted patent on webpage scrolling behaviors, media granted patent on crazy

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So Apple got yet another patent granted today, and now there’s yet another media firestorm over whether it means Cupertino will be able to sue every other phone manufacturer out of business, or at least out of the business of making multitouch devices. And, as usual, most of the hysteria is based on a fundamental misinterpretation of what the patent claims actually say, and what behaviors they actually cover in iOS. I don’t know why we keep repeating this sad cycle, but I do know that it’s always, always better for us to read the claims and try to figure them out for ourselves — and in this case, they’re actually pretty narrow.

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Posted in FTW, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

TomTom version 1.7 brings HD Traffic to your iPhone

TomTom 1.7 with HD Traffic

We’ve looked at TomTom in the past, way back when it first came out, but since then there have been a number of updates drop which have given you updated maps, vehicles, Map Share™ and additional voices that you can download (only you’ll need to be a Star Wars fan). But recently TomTom released their latest version [1.7] which also includes HD Traffic. Keep reading to see our look at this new premium service.

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