G-Map for iPhone

G-Map is announced recently. Hopefully it will show up in AppStore soon. Among the features are:

  • Stand-alone electronic map that needs no internet connection
  • Large-capacity map data enables easy search of desired location and route
  • Real 3D View of intricate major intersections and highway junctions
  • Smart location search powered by a search engine
  • POI
  • Detailed information on restaurants, hotels, and leisure destinations provided with Premium POI
  • Search by phone number and latitude/longitude

For now developers say that the covered area is: Buffalo, NY/ Cincinnati, OH/ Cleveland, OH/ Columbus, OH/ Nashville, TN/ Pittsburgh, PA/ Rochester, NY/ Boston, MA/ Hartford, CT/ Middlesex, NJ/ Nassau-Suffolk, NY/ New York, NY/ Providence, RI/ Wilmington, DE.


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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008. 14:51

"Fieldrunners" Tower Defense iPhone Game

It is avaliable via AppStore (link). The game costs $4.99.


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Monday, October 6th, 2008. 23:49


iPhone-Backgrounder (available for jailbroken iPhones via Cydia Installer) brings another much-desired functionality that Apple's not allowing for legit apps—the ability to run in the background.

This is very usefull for iPhone applications like Skype (Fring), MobileChat, IM+, and many others.

To enable backgrounding for the currently-running instance of an application, press and hold the menu/home button until a message pops-up stating "Backgrounding Enabled". Note that only the current instance will be affected; if the application is terminated and relaunched, the new instance will not have backgrounding enabled.

To properly terminate an application instance that has backgrounding enabled, press and hold the menu/home button until a message pops-up stating "Backgrounding Disabled".


  • Application immediately quits when holding menu/home button:

    One possible cause is having the Intelliscreen application installed with the "App Launch Boost" option enabled. This option can be disabled in Intelliscreen settings on the "Performance" page.

  • Application "XXX" runs fine in the background for a while, then suddenly quits:

    This is most likely due to the device being low on available application memory (RAM, not disk space). This can be caused by either having too many applications running at the same time, or by using applications that require a lot of resources. Unfortunately there is no fix for this issue, other than to avoid having too many backgrounded applications.


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This application is for manipulating different pictures (move, scale, rotate).

AppStore link. Costs $0.99.


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Monday, October 6th, 2008. 18:07

iPhone 2.2: Google Street View, Emoji, Auto-Correction Off

Apple released firmware version 2.2 beta 1 a bit more than a week ago. Couple more features were hiden there.

First of all Apple has addressed one common request within the iPhone's Keyboard settings, allowing users to disable the iPhone's auto-correction.

The other feature is for Japanese market - Japanese emoji icons. The lack of emoji support has been blamed as part of the reason for slow iPhone adoption in Japan.

The third new feature is Street View. It allows users to view panoramic street level photographs in select cities within the Google Maps application.

Hopefully we will see more new features in this and next beta's of 2.2 firmware.

via macrumors

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Skype for iPhone - now avaliable and is FREE [AppStore, Free]

Fring allows you to chat and interact with others on a variety of networks including Skype, MSN, GoogleTalk, AIM, Yahoo, Twitter, ICQ.

In addition, Fring offers voice over ip (VoIP) using the iPhone's WiFi connection. Features listed include:

  • VoIP Calls over WiFi
  • Instant Messaging
  • Integrated dynamic contact list 
with real-time contact availability
  • SIP integration
  • Multiple Connection types

Fring supports SkypeOut and SIP which allows you to make calls to landline and mobile phones. Available for free via App Store. (link)

via macrumors


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Saturday, October 4th, 2008. 1:19

Nokia's 5800 XpressMusic - iPhone clone?

I think these videos will describe this new phone much better than the words:

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008. 0:37

Stuntbike - Elastomania for iPhone

This nice game will appear very soon in AppStore. Price will around $1.

PS: Looks very similar to popular game Elastomania :)


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Saturday, October 4th, 2008. 0:24

Updates in Cydia: iComing, myFox, LockDown

Couple more updates today.

iComing allows you to be alerted when you are reaching a target location and / or send an sms to warn someone that you are coming. It uses GPS, GSM cells and WiFi. iComing updated to version 0.3.

myFox is an alternative browser for iPhone. Updated to version 1.3.

LockDown allows users to protect iPhone applications with a password. Updated to version 4.0.

All these applications are avaliable via Cydia Installer.


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Saturday, October 4th, 2008. 0:17

PdaNet updated to 1.31

PdaNet updated to version 1.31.This tool allows you to connect any desktop or notebook to internet through iPhone 3G. Here is a changelog:

This application is avaliable via Cydia Installer.


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Friday, October 3rd, 2008. 23:57

an unknown error 13014

Several users have reported problems syncing their iPhones after updating to iTunes 8.0.1. The most common error message is “an unknown error 13014.”

As one reader writes:

“I just downloaded and installed iTunes 8.0.1 on my iMac running 10.5.5, and synced my non-3G iPhone. I immediately received an error message stating that “The phone ‘[my iPhone's name]‘ cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (13014). Thinking I’d probably be able to fix it by resetting the phone, I did so.

Now, 15 minutes into the reset, the phone is syncing nicely with no major issues, except that I’m still getting prompted that it can’t be synced about every 15 seconds or so. It’s even kind enough to queue up the errors so that if I ignore them for a few minutes I can go back and just click ‘OK’ half a dozen times and then go back to whatever I was working on. No idea of the cause, outside of the iTunes upgrade.”

Users are reporting similar issues with the iPod touch.

In some cases, simply restarting the host computer and restarting the iPhone can resolve this issue. In other cases, this procedure is unsuccessful.

The other workaround is to reinstall iTunes. If this doesn't help, uninstall it and install iTunes version 8.0.

via iphoneatlas


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Friday, October 3rd, 2008. 23:46

iTunes 8.0.1 released

Among the enhancements in this release:

  • Seamlessly plays the current song when creating a new Genius playlist.
  • Improves syncing spoken menus to iPod nano.
  • Addresses an issue of deleting HD TV episodes when downloading.
  • Improves checking for updates from the App Store
  • Improves accessibility with VoiceOver.
  • Addresses problems syncing Genius results to iPod.

The new release is available through Software Update or Apple’s iTunes page.


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Friday, October 3rd, 2008. 21:19

First official iPhone 3G sold in Russia

This video is from Vladivostok, a big city in the east part of Russia. It is October 3rd there already. In Moscow and St.-Petersburg the sales will start in about 3.5 hours.

Update: the price was 33000 RUB, which is $1278 for an unlocked 16Gb iPhone.


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One more self-made iPhone/iPod dock

Yesterday we wrote about iPhone paper clip stand.

This idea of self-made dock is quite popular. Now what you need are notebook clips :)


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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008. 20:14

The number of Cydia packages hits 400

Today the 400th package was added to Cydia 2.0 repository today. This number includes all kind of applications, modding themes, sound packages, winterboard themes, etc. Most of this stuff is free. All you need to use this is to jailbreak your iPhone.


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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008. 19:53