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Articles tagged with: iOS 5

Polar Rose Launching Face Detection For iOS 5

Polar Rose is a company that develops applications for Apple has just launched a powerful face recognition application for iOS 5. Polar Rose is a Swedish company which works on facial recognition technology.

In the recent launch of Apple’s OS X Lion, the company introduced Photo Booth software with some some very creative effects of facial recognition and features in which you could add flying birds or circling hearts around you head. Apple won’t be adding these features in the upcoming iPhone, rather it will be using Polar Rose’s facial recognition technology.

Be Efficient With iOS 5’s Wireless Update Feature

Apple has recently seeded the beta version of its newest operating system iOS 5 to developers. iOS 5 is currently not available to normal users as it is in a testing phase.

For the first time Apple has introduced the feature of updating the OS over a wireless network without hooking the device up to a PC for downloading.

For this, the user will need to first download the new operating system to the device utilizing 3G or WIFI connectivity. Updating the software by this method would not download the full operating system which requires the download of about 700 MB chunk of data.

iOS 5 Beta 4 Gets Jailbroken

The much awaited release of iOS 5 is now over, at least for iOS developers. A few hours back Apple released the beta 4 version of the much awaited iOS 5 to developers.

But guess what? Just a few hours after the release of this operating system, the hacker community has found a way to jailbreak this OS. Marvelous and very fast indeed.

Is Your Jailbroken iOS Device, Secure?

Many computer enthusiasts and geeks worldwide opt to jailbreak their devices as soon as they get them. Why? Let’s just say it allows you to do more with your new device. And while iOS5 will prevent new devices to be jailbroken, there are still millions of people who use older iPads and iPhones that were given the golden key to freedom.

However, a recently released code for the jailbreaking software could expose the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to malicious software, and all it takes is a single hack.

Four Reasons The iPhone 5 Will Dominate

Apple reinvented the mobile phone, and revolutionized the smartphone when it introduced the iPhone. It has been surpassed in overall market share by the Android OS, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is a worthy challenger as well, but this fall Apple has an opportunity to set the bar for the industry once again, and leave the competition in the dust with the iPhone 5.The following factors strongly support this thought:

Apple Prevents Users From Downgrading iOS

Apple will no longer let users roll their iPhone operating systems (iOS) back to previous versions to prevent them from jailbreaking the smartphone. Apple plans on implementing the new security feature as soon as iOS 5 is launched.

The term jailbreaking means to hack your operating system so you can unlock special features, software capabilities, and sometimes hardware capabilities as well. The good news is that the security feature will only be installed in versions iOS 5 and future versions of the iOS. iOS 4 will still be able to be jailbroken as well as any Apple devices of the current generation or a previous generation.