Clean Screens: Prototype Enables Touchless iPhone Hand Gesture Controls

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While the Bluetooth headset has allowed people to look like they are talking to imaginary friends, a new device will let iPhone users get in on the action and look like they’re gesturing and talking to no one. A team of researchers at the Hasso-Plattner Institute in Germany have designed an interface that allows you to use apps on your iPhone and answer calls by tapping the palm of your hand.

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Poll: Do you root or Jailbreak?

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With Sony getting hacked and their PSN still down, there’s no hiding it even for the biggest of corporations in the world, that includes government too. While i’m personally waiting for an iPad 2 jailbreak still, tell us about you. Do you jailbreak your iOS device and root your droids?

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Police Can Raid iPhone of all its data in 15 Minutes

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A cell phone is a highly personal product. It also contains a treasure trove of personal information that could be used against you in a court of law. The scary thing is that the police can strip your iPhone of everything it knows in 15 seconds flat using just one click of a mouse button.

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iPhone Secretly Records Geolocation Data

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Before you work up some crazy conspiracy theory, let’s get to the facts. It appears that the iPhone and iPad 3G automatically record your location data everywhere you go. Your movements are then automatically saved to a secret file on the device, and the file is automatically backed up on your computer when you sync up the device with iTunes.

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iPhone Goes Retro with Pinball Magic “Appcessory”

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As great as touchscreens may be, they rarely offer the same kind of visceral experience as you get with real buttons and real moving parts. That’s kind of the idea behind Pinball Magic, a mini pinball cabinet for your iDevice that goes along with the free app.

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iPhone 5 Possibly Delayed, iPad 2 in April

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How do we know so much about something that doesn’t even exist yet? Well, because there are many analysts out there who keep track of component inventory, manufacturers and anything related to building Apple products all together; they’re paid to. Although the iPhone 4 is brand spanking new to Verizon, and not even a year old on AT&T, many are expecting the iPhone 5 to come in June 2011.

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How Chinese iPhone Users Can Get Around Cydia Block By China Unicom

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The App Store is pretty nice with its thousands of applications, but sometimes you still want access to secondary means like Cydia. If you happen to be an iPhone user with China Unicom, however, you may have encountered some issues when trying to connect with Cydia. That’s because Unicom has erected yet another Great Wall of China.

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Get In Close – Photojojo iPhone Telephoto Lens Attachment

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We all have the urge to snap a photo with our smartphone at times. As you know, its difficult getting in close to some of those distant shots. If you’re an iPhone owner, rejoice, you can now snap this 8x telephoto zoom lens over your camera and get in close to the action.

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Differences in smartphone preferences between races

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The clash between smartphone platforms has always been a heated one, with just a handful of companies fighting for dominance. Now a new study done by Nielsen may provide us with some insight on which platform is really winning the hearts and minds of consumers, and even deeper, what kind of consumers are they attracting.

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Verizon’s iPhone 4 pre-order sales a success

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On Thursday, Verizon announced that the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 achieved a record first day sales, describing it as the carrier’s most successful first day sales in history. Although we are unsure of the exact official numbers of the pre-ordered handsets, CEO Dan Mean had this to say “in just out first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history.”

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