iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are now available without a camera – but only in Singapore


The camera of the iPhone is for many owners is indeed a practical alternative to a “real” camera, in some divisions but this feature is not welcome. After all, the iPhone can come thanks to high-resolution camera as a tool to spying operation. At least in Singapore businessmen can now also purchase an iPhone without a camera 4 or 4S.

Order is an official product from Apple at the iPhone but not camera-less. Instead, the cameras of the iPhone, according to CNET Asia will be removed from the Singapore mobile operator M1. In addition to an equivalent of just under € 30 higher price but also interested to take the loss in purchasing the Apple warranty. For just € 195, the guarantee weakens with M1 as contractor “restore”.

M1, the camera-less iPhones sold only with a two-year contract. Although technically possible, the nachtägliche distance of the camera is not offered. And even those who will remove the camera itself disappointed: the conversion of M1 is certified by the Singapore Ministry of Defense – to use a pre-requisite to the iPhone in Singapore during the current draft.

Wikipedia goes offline in protest to the SOPA and PIPA

New level of escalation in the dispute over two U.S. Internet Laws: The English edition of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on Wednesday in protest for a day off. Other frequently visited sites are close to the action.

In the U.S., the debate rages about the controversial anti-piracy laws Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). On 18 January will therefore besides the several English-language Wikipedia, especially in the U.S. much-used Web sites to go offline for 24 hours. They want to protest the bill that will prevent the spread of piracy and protect intellectual property abroad. Supported are the laws of the U.S. film and music industry, which argues that the illegal sale of its products infringe copyrights and destroy jobs in the U.S.

Participation in the blackout had previously been the social news service reddit.com and the Mem-Catalog “I Can Has Cheezeburger”announced. The Wikipedia community has voted on whether and how they will join the protests. A large majority of users was for the “Blackout”, as turning the page is called for a day. Also the founder of the community, Jimmy Wales spoke strongly in favor of the temporary closure of Wikipedia.

The controversial law will make the downloading of copyright-protected files to serious crime. In addition, the owner of the copyrights have the opportunity to block “criminal” websites relatively easily. This should no longer appear in Google search results, or by entering the address into the URL bar of your browser to reach. Also, payment services like Paypal should then no longer work together with the operators of such sites.

Opponents of legislative initiative fear that go with this one innovation blockade and the American economy could be harmed. In addition, the U.S. government could then censor the Internet – such as China do it now. Interventions into the architecture of the Web would also undermine security mechanisms on the Internet.

iPhone 4S jailbreak demonstrated on video

Prolific iOS hacker pod2g posted a video of a jailbroken iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 to his blog. The video showing a clean reboot without a USB connection to the computer — aka, “untethered” — was made by Chronic Dev Team member DHowett, an illustrious iOS developer in his own right. Pod2g says “only a few to wait now” which is a good sign that an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is very near indeed, and about to join the untethered jailbreak released for A4 devices on December 27th.

What Pod2g said on his blog:

“My friend @DHowett made a video of an untethered 4S iPhone 4,1 running iOS 5.0.1 some days ago.”

@DHowett is a famous iOS developer and a member of the Chronic Dev Team.

Apple breaks iPhone 4S-sale in the Apple Retail Store from Peking after brawls

Before the Apple flagship store in Beijing, China, and thousands were waiting for reports, it helps to clashes between gangs of so-called scalpers. The police intervened, then from Apple said the iPhone launch in the store, which made the crowd even angrier.

Scalpers buy at launch as many copies of a coveted hardware as possible and sell them very close at a higher price. They are usually well organized and like to move as a team. Regular customers who want to use the hardware itself will, on first day of sales often difficult to wake. Furthermore, the limitation of devices per person does not help since these street traders simply pay people for waiting and buying the coveted commodity.

According to local media reports are probably 99 percent of the people on the Apple Store scalpers have been. Which is of course a good deal by paying attention to what was then led to frustration and violence. Interesting fact: One of the scalpers still had apparently quickly bought some eggs to throw at them media attention to the Apple Store. This may, however, belongs only to the professional preparation of this man, or an egg distributor has proved good business sense and set up his booth in the vicinity. There were also scuffles between the scalp well with each other and the security guards.

After all, Apple would have little upset with the cancellation of regular customers and the damage is only slight. The scalpers remain a problem, which can be combatted only difficult. This can occur even without such gangs to riots at a product launch, recently showed the start of the new Air Jordan shoes from Nike in the U.S., where the police had to intervene in several cities.

App Store Problems: iPhone, iPod Touch Running iOS 3.1.3 Reportedly Cannot Download New Apps

Unlike Apple’s Android is fragmented universe iOS significantly less. Although there are certain apps in the App Store a minimum IOS version or a specific IOS device require the rule but this is fortunately not. So far at least, because currently it looks as if Apple prohibit devices with IOS 3.1.3 or older to access the App Store.

In Apple’s support forums, some users report this problem. This is how an iPhone 3G owner, a tip that leads to the app-price to any action. Also recommended for evaluating the buttons or the app to the app are no apparent function. In addition, no preview images are displayed. Neither the termination of running background apps, nor the recovery of individual apps or the complete device is intended to help the victims as saying. Fortunately, there still seems to be able to buy apps with iTunes on your computer and transfer them afterwards.

Direct inquiries regarding the problem Apple should have answered with a standard text blocks, which is asked to contact AppleCare. The fact that Apple still makes no official information about the problem can, hoping that it is indeed only a mistake, and not a specific “kicked out” of iPhones and iPods are using an old version of IOS.

The next Siri-Hack: How the iPhone will be key to the car


It is almost unbelievable, but a hacker has actually managed to manipulate the Siri so that it complete a car, open, start and stop.
Using a proxy server for voice control Siri, the programmed scripts as plug-ins run make and thus allows virtually make any imaginable function under the Apple voice control Siri runs, it creates a hacker to replace a car key with Siri. “Siri checked my car,” says proudly the YouTube video of the hacker.

YouTube Video

Website: http://fiquett.com/

TerraRay – Uses advanced algorithms to render natural-looking landscapes. (Mac)

TerraRay is an easy-to-use terrain rendering suite for your Mac. Create stunning artwork without learning a complicated and expensive application, TerraRay allows you to create realistic landscape images with just a few clicks while offering many advanced features for you to explore. 

What TerraRay offers:

  • Global illumination rendering engine for highly realistic lighting
  • Integrated editor for elevation maps including several brushes and filters
  • Advanced procedural materials including bump mapping and reflection maps
  • Place custom models in your scenery (trees, buildings, cars etc)
  • Included model library with scenery objects
  • 3DS Importer for data exchange with other 3D apps and online sources
  • Many preset materials included
  • Lighting editor for sun position, additional lights and fine grained control over shadows
  • Realistic skies including clouds, sun and a night mode
  • Configureable realistic water (waves, refraction, absorption and reflection)
  • Flexible grass and vegetation system
  • Many different render options and presets
  • On-the-fly preview for all settings
  • Easy to use interface

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