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Apple Inc. hired 19-year-old iPhone jailbreaker

Posted on 27 August 2011 by Aeron M. Peterson

Apple Inc. has hired a 19-year-old hacker who has found security vulnerabilities in the iOS software that runs its iPhone, iPad and iPod devices.
Nicholas Allegra, a.k.a. “comex,” said in an entry on his Twitter account he is to start his internship with Apple.

“So, the week after next I will be starting an internship with Apple,” he tweeted.

TechCrunch said Allegra had made the process of jailbreaking the iPhone “as simple as visiting a webpage using mobile Safari.”

It described Allegra as a 19-year old hacker from Chappaqua, New York, who was one of the most visible members of the jailbreaking community.

His JailBreakMe was far easier to use, allowing visitors to just launch the website from their mobile devices.

“Not all jailbreakers are interested in stealing apps – sometimes, like their Android-rooting counterparts, they just want control over their handset. On jailbroken iOS devices, users can make tweaks to the software and install widgets, themes and other unapproved applications by way of third-party ‘jailbreak’ app stores like Cydia, Icy and ThemeIt,” TechCrunch said.

TechCrunch also noted Apple has begun to take notice of the now-burgeoning jailbreak community in recent months. *6

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Samsung to Unveil Galaxy Player,an iPod competitor

Posted on 29 December 2010 by Aeron M. Peterson

Samsung will compete to one of the Apple’s products, and the will be iPod. The electronics company is heard to be launching its latest product that aims to grab to some market share of digital music player industry.

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Image source : Wired.com

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is for iPad while “Galaxy Player” is for iPod Touch.

Galaxy Player specification from Samsunghub.com.

The 9.9mm thick Galaxy Player (YP-GB1) runs on Android 2.2 Froyo OS and features a 1GHz CPU, 4-inch Super Clear LCD screen supporting up to WVGA resolution (800×480), T-DMB, SoundAlive audio enhancing technology, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.2MP rear camera with front facing camera for video calling, GPS, HD video playback, microSD card slot, Android Market and Samsung Apps access and a 1200mAh removable battery.

Samsung Galaxy Player will be showcased next week in the upcoming CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2011.

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