TouchMyApps » crime http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Fri, 22 May 2015 02:47:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.8 iTunes/eBay voucher criminals collared http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/05/17/itunesebay-voucher-criminals-collared/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/05/17/itunesebay-voucher-criminals-collared/#comments Mon, 17 May 2010 11:29:22 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=32959 And thank God too. Lord only knows what chilling bills can be racked up via stolen credit cards. UK criminal, Suhail Tufail, put more than 7 000 debit and credit cards in the red thanks to purchases worth 750 000£ and the help of 4 other dodgy geezers. The group of five who used stolen … Read more]]>

And thank God too. Lord only knows what chilling bills can be racked up via stolen credit cards. UK criminal, Suhail Tufail, put more than 7 000 debit and credit cards in the red thanks to purchases worth 750 000£ and the help of 4 other dodgy geezers. The group of five who used stolen credit cards to buy iTunes vouchers, make Gizmodo’s Jason Chen look like Little Riding hood. Fortunately, the UK’s big bad police have put these badboys behind bars. Apple’s products and services have been the target of criminals before and thanks to their cute industrial designs, will be again.

Morale of the story: don’t always jump at good-looking deals on eBay – you could be stealing someone else’s money. If it was yours, you’d probably hope for a little courtesy. Batten down the hatches ladies and germs, it’s criminality time!

Thanks to The Register

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iDevice crime on the rise – iPhone seen Breaking Jail http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/01/13/idevice-crime-on-the-rise/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/01/13/idevice-crime-on-the-rise/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2010 07:41:52 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=25987 So, after the Mobistar fiasco, it is clear that the iPhone ain’t just another phone. From Tokyo to Toledo, it’s in high demand and draws a load of envy from have-nots. I fit into the latter group, but unlike the 3 men from L.A. who committed 28 aught crimes against Apple Store customers, my dearth … Read more]]>

So, after the Mobistar fiasco, it is clear that the iPhone ain’t just another phone. From Tokyo to Toledo, it’s in high demand and draws a load of envy from have-nots. I fit into the latter group, but unlike the 3 men from L.A. who committed 28 aught crimes against Apple Store customers, my dearth shouldn’t cause worse mischief than random petty theft.

I am actually prey to other deterrents: smashingly beautiful smartphones, and superphones too.

One such beauty is Google’s Nexus One, but as has been reported, it is suffering teething problems. They all do – we expect Google to swallow the problems as it has many a small company, pull up their trousers and get on with raking in the dosh. In the meantime, Apple must capitalise on recapturing the imagination of smartphone shoppers (and burglars).

While the title of this article is TIC (tongue in cheek), there is a method somewhere. The iDevice runs a lot of great stuff. It looks good and even sounds good. But, it is so damn limited. For music playback, web, mail, video, etc., you have two choices: Apple’s software , or Apple software tweaks like TapTunes.

Jailbreakers have opened the platform up for non-sanctioned apps and uses of the hardware which Apple are too blind to think different of. Again, the iDevice is a computer with OSX which for no good reason other than anti-competitiveness, Apple have closed the device’s doors to alternative core software.

The iPhone and iPod touch are in the hands of millions – more than Apple can ever control. No matter how hard the law pinch, people will steal. No matter how hard Apple constrain people’s freedom, intrepid users will fight back and create something bigger and better.

For more info on L.A. terrible crime scene including Apple Store robberies, check the L.A. Times

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Forget GTA – Gangstar Cometh http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/23/forget-gta-gangstar-cometh/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/23/forget-gta-gangstar-cometh/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2009 08:25:50 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=16208 While not exactly a GTA-clone, Gangstar is similarly stationed – a violent game involving crime, money, and lots of blood. The above video is courtesy of a TouchArcade preview the iPhone ‘port’ of the game. I use quotation marks because, as you will see, this ain’t exactly 2006′s Gangstar. Unlike its direct competitors at the … Read more]]>

While not exactly a GTA-clone, Gangstar is similarly stationed – a violent game involving crime, money, and lots of blood. The above video is courtesy of a TouchArcade preview the iPhone ‘port’ of the game. I use quotation marks because, as you will see, this ain’t exactly 2006′s Gangstar.

Unlike its direct competitors at the App Store: Payback and Car Jack Streets, Gangstar is a fully 360 degree free-camera 3D game which makes great use of the iDevices 3D processor.

As a ‘port’ of an earlier game, Gangstar goes above and beyond many well-designed projects. Its parent game, Gangstar: Crime City, and its sequel, Kings of L.A., are sprite-based 2D games. After comparing the previous versions to Gameloft’s new project, it is obvious that the game company are out to deliver a message: they are out to top charts in any genre at the App Store.

The below screenshots are taken from Gameloft’s press pages for Crime City and Kings of L.A..

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