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iPhone 3G in China - no 3G, no WiFi?





According to the South China Morning Post, the carrier wants Apple to supply a custom version of the iPhone which disables both W-CDMA (3G) and Wi-Fi. China Mobile doesn't yet have a 3G network in place and is afraid that customers will buy the iPhone and unlock it for use on more capable networks. This explains the lock-out for 3G, but killing the Wi-Fi is just spiteful.

Given that Apple ships an identical iPhone to every other world market, it's doubtful that China Mobile will get its way. But then, no other world market has a potential customer base of two billion people. If these functions are disabled, it will most likely be done in software.

via gadgetlab, gizmodo, cellular news

   

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Thursday, September 25th, 2008. 17:19

G1 can't get the time right



The analog clock says it's 9:10 but the digital clock says it's 2:47. Not good :)

   

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 17:27

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CopierciN updated to 0.2.1b



CopierciN, copy/paste utility for iPhone, is updated. This application is avaliable in Cydia.

Minor changes:

Fixed:

  • com.apple.MobileSMS.plist file is not overwritten now, it is modified instead.

Added:

  • BiteSMS support
  • Very basic “import from contacts” interface

Compatibility:

  • Works with 2.1 firmware

   

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 2:27

SwirlyMMS 1.2.1



SwirlyMMS is updated to v1.2.1. Minor bugfixes. Avaliable in Cydia.

   

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 2:13

iPhone 3G and G1 specs



The specs are taken from apple.com and htc.com.

CPU Qualcomm® MSM7201A™, 528 MHz Samsung ARM11
Memory ROM: 256 MB, RAM: 192 MB 8-16 Gb
Dimentions 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm 115.5 mm x 62.1 mm x 12.3 mm
Weight 158 grams 133 grams
Display 3.2-inch 320 x 480 3.5-inch 320 x 480
Communications HSDPA/WCDMA 1700, 2100 MHz (3G)

GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g

Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

GPS

UMTS/HSDPA 850, 1900, 2100 MHz (3G)

GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g

Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

Assisted GPS

Control Trackball with Enter button

QWERTY keyboard

MultiTouch
Camera 3.2 megapixel 2.0 megapixel
Сonnectors HTC ExtUSB™(mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)

microSD™

3.5-mm stereo minijack
Battery Talk time:

350 min (3G)

400 min (GSM)

Standby time:

up to 400 hours

Talk time:

300 min (3G)

600 min (GSM)

Standby time:

up to 300 hours

via habrahabr

   

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 1:54

iYo



Nice charger for an iPhone.

   

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 1:46

T-Mobile G1 vs AT&T Apple iPhone



   

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008. 23:08

iPhone’s security issue: fix it



You probably know about latest iPhone’s security issue. The good news is that there is a solution to fix it.

Jonathan Zdziarski has deviced a way to disable this writing to disk, so that screenshots cannot be recovered. On a jailbroken iPhone, you can disable these screenshots with the following commands in MobileTerminal or through SSH connection to iPhone:

# rm -rf /var/mobile/Library/Caches/Snapshots

# ln -s /dev/null /var/mobile/Library/Caches/Snapshots

Screenshots themselves actually get written to /var/mobile/Library/Caches/Snapshots. So these commands delete this folder and symlink it to /dev/null, so the screenshots don’t get written to disk.

The side effect to this is that when resuming an application, you’ll get the default screen in the zoom-in effect. Once the application resumes, however, you’ll have your application screen back. For example, your mail application will always zoom to the front as if you had an empty inbox, but will quickly correct itself once the application resumes.

“To return to the default behavior, just delete the symlink and the directory will get recreated. Mind you, this has no effect on the many other pieces of data stored on the iPhone, and therefore your iPhone will always be at risk for leaking private data, especially to seasoned forensic examiners. Use at your own risk.”

via iphoneatlas

   

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008. 0:00

Raging Thunder



New racing game got green light from Apple. This game will be avaliable in AppStore soon. Very good 3D graphics, wi-fi multiplayer and much more. Costs $7.99.

   

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Monday, September 22nd, 2008. 23:24

1 million NBC iTunes downloads



One of the major announcements during last week's media event was the return of NBC shows to the iTunes Store. NBC reportedly accounted for 40% of iTunes video sales prior to their removal late last year.

Hollywood Reporter reveals that over 1 million NBC iTunes downloads have been logged since the studio's return on September 9th. Some of those downloads may have been free HD episodes which are currently available from iTunes.

A list of all free HD iTunes episodes provided by TUAW include:

NBC's fall season will kick off next week for many of its popular shows including The Office and Heroes.

via macrumors

   

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008. 2:05

QuickPwn 2.1 for Windows is ready



Congratulations, Windows users. The support for new firmware 2.1 is added. So here is what you can do:

  • Support for FW v2.0.1, v2.0.2, v2.1.0
  • Jailbreaking and Pwning iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch
  • Adding Cydia and Installer
  • Replacing boot logos
  • Unlocking iPhone 2G

Changes from QuickPwn RC3

  • Support for firmware 2.1
  • Auto-detection of firmware version, insistence on correct firmware bundle to prevent user epic fail.
  • Use of iASign to activate to prevent bspatch epic fail.
  • Removed buggy and never really tested 2.0 support

Sorry, no jailbreak for new iPod Touch and no unlock for iPhone 3G.

Here are download links:

Firmwares v2.1: 2g firmware, 3g firmware

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Auto-correction - solution to turn it off



I was amazed that very few people know how to turn auto-correction off. Here is what you need:

  • Jailbreak your iPhone and install Cydia
  • Install BossPrefs
  • Install CToggle BossPrefs Addon
  • Run BossPrefs and turn auto-correction off

There is even a domain: http://please-let-us-disable-autocorrection-steve.com.. Nice.

   

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Friday, September 19th, 2008. 1:05

iPhone 3G in infrared



Got a camera with NightShot mode? Try to take a picture of your iPhone 3G. There is a matrix code on the left side of the phone. The quality is not very good, I used old camcoder in camera mode. Anyway here are couple more snapshots, you can actually see all the details of the code there:


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Friday, September 19th, 2008. 0:13

Categories updated to v2.18



Right after BossPrefs update, Categories updated to v2.18. Here is a changelog from 2.16 to 2.18:

v2.18

  • Settings App: Fixed issue where app kept crashing on load for a few people(most these people had adblockersin their etc/hosts).

v2.17

  • Settings App: Replaced Default.png.
  • Settings App: Added some new icons by Andreas Ficher.
  • Settings App: Added admob into settings app GUI (note, no plans to have any ads in launcher).

v2.16

  • Launcher: Removed dependency on springbridge and am lanching apps the old way thanks to Saurik who figured out that it just needed to be signed with the correct entitlements.
  • Settings App: Did not rev, still at 2.15.
   

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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 23:12

BossPrefs updated to v2.15



BossPrefs utilities updated. Here is a change log from 2.13b to 2.15:

  • Thanks to Pumpkin of the dev team who figured it out for me, I fixed the 3g toggle to work just like the built in 3g toggle. No more wifi going on or off, no more taking 30 seconds. It's nice and fast.
  • Updated the power icon to use the one sent by user Lucas (thanks).
  • Added remapping internally into fast respring so now on 2.1 when you add an app and use fast respring, the app will show up. Note that regular respring does not do this.
  • Properly signed the app removing the dependency on springbridge to launch apps off the dock. If you updated categories to 2.17 or greater and bossprefs to 2.15 or greater, you can uninstall springbridge.
   

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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 22:54