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iOS 4.1 Jailbreak SHAtter for ALL iOS Devices

A hacker named pod2g has now found an exploit to Jailbreak iOS 4.1. This exploit is based on a boot ROM exploit, meaning it targets a low-level part of the OS and Apple can’t patch this with a software update. From what everyone has been saying on Twitter the Jailbreak will work for ALL current devices running iOS 4.1 and it will be called SHAtter. As of right now the jailbreak isn’t complied into a software ready to be released so it may be a few days.

Word around the Twittersphere is that the exploit named SHAtter is in the bootrom section, together with Pwnage 2.0 and 24kpwn which will make all existing devices, including the new iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G pwned for life! It is obviously not publicly available yet, both theChronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team hackers are hard at work right now trying to get everything ready for full release.

I will of course let you know whenever these new jailbreak and unlock tools for iOS 4.1 are available for download.

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Back to School Laptops-The Best of the Best!

Hey there Student’s!…With the back-to-school season upon us, many laptop and desktop shoppers are looking for a new system suitable for dorm room living or high school homework. We’ve hit the well-stocked store shelves of brick-and-mortar retail stores to find boxed versions of popular PCs, from entry-level systems starting at less than $300, to $1,000-plus high-end multimedia and gaming rigs.

These specific retail models are similar to those you’d be able to configure online from companies such as Dell and HP, but they may have slightly different names and features. Also worth noting, thanks to frequent retail discounts, they can sometimes be a better deal than buying directly from a PC maker.

Buying a laptop for school requires us to take into consideration a few simple facts. They are:

  • Your laptop will be with you for two to four years.
  • You will tote your laptop around like one of Paris Hilton’s hairless dogs.
  • Your laptop will get beaten up a bit more than those selfsame dogs.

With these things in mind, we now have to find a laptop that is low-priced yet high in quality. This rules out a number of very cheap models and every expensive, bulky models. In short, students need a laptop that will still look good after two years and will still work after six months. A tall order indeed.

Here’s a List of Some Laptops that you must buy for your children or for your own use also:

ASUS Eee PC 1215N– about $500 This, the latest in the ASUS Eee line, has Optimus graphics and a high-powered Atom processor. This 3.2-pound notebook is thin enough to slip into a backpack but lacks an optical drive – a minor concern for some students. Yes, it’s a netbook, but ASUS built their recently fortune on netbooks so I’m willing to give this a pass. It’s definitely not for games or video editing, but it will work just fine as a text editing, web surfing, IMing machine. It also has HD video playback on the 12.1-inch screen.

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Samsung N150 – About $350 –If you’re a literature major eating Ramen or you want a little notebook to use in class, the N150 is a safe bet. The 10.5-inch laptop runs Windows 7 Starter (you’re probably going to want to upgrade) and it will run most office applications without any problems. Just don’t plan on doing any high-resolution image editing and you’ll be fine.

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Dell XPS 16 – $949 – If there’s a laptop line suited for students it’s the Dell’s        Studio brand. These small laptops are designed for a few simple purposes –    multimedia, video, etc. – but the XPS 16 is the only one designed for (ssssshhhhh)  gaming. The 15.6-inch screen displays full HD graphics powered by an ATI  Mobility Radeon HD 565v graphics chip. Whether you’re going to be dropping  heavy duty science in Chemistry class or dropping rockets in Modern Warfare, this is the laptop for you.

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MacBook – $999 – Call us fanbois all you want but a MacBook is the perfect laptop for most students. Thanks to lots of battery life, plenty of power, and compatibility with almost anything you can throw at it, a standard MacBook is fast becoming the de facto notebook on many campuses. While Windows 7 is a great OS, I suspect the average computer user will have very little trouble switching and as long as you maintain regular back ups there is little that you can do to this thing that will fold, mutilate, or spindle your data. ………………See [Product Page]

Alienware M11x – $1150 – A few years ago, Alienware laptops were so expensive – and so large – that it was ludicrous to consider them as viable school computers. However, with the advent of cheaper chip technologies and a number of improvements to portability, I’m pleased to report the M11x is a great smaller notebook with lots of staying power. Devin reviewed this laptop in April so check out his comments. This is a “heavy hitter” with lots of processor power but it’s a bit on the heavier side. We’re big fans, but check it out in the store before committing to a purchase………………..See [Product Page].

I highly approve. This list is the kind of thing I would look for and will be my go to list in about a year when I’m off to college. It’s short and sweet, giving a few best-of-the-best options, one for each category. Love it. Great work!—-Say’s one of the critics.

Thanks to John

Microsoft will Launch its New Mobile OS-Windows7 on Oct.

Microsoft first announced at Mobile World Congress 2010 that it was creating a new mobile operating system to take on Apple and Google. Since then, the company has never announced a date for the launch of the OS, or the devices that are launching alongside it.

Pocket-lint is reporting today that its sources, “senior figures within the industry,” are pegging October 11 as the special day, with a New York launch event to make it all official. The handsets will then be available later that month, according to one of those sources.

According to some commentators :

Looks good. Manuf & feed will be key. So far decent makers with feeds to be determined. Imagine most majors will be on board. Win 7 Ultimate works like a dream. No crashes and runs everything. Waiting on niew IE 9 tho 8 just fine on x32 system.
Having Flash enabled us a plus too. Wouldn’t care for blank web pages.
Test will be how competes with Blackberry and stock broker’s site. Not sure if it can handle a large freestanding stock trading program. Have to test that.
Thanks for ongoing coverage on this.

thanks to Paul Miller

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