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:


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


  • 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).


  • 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

Skype for iPhone soon?

Here is an GigaOm interview, where CEO of Skype, Josh Silverman, speaks about Skype for iPhone :-) He didn't tell when, but it looks like he said yes.


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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 22:37

Apple's App Store approval process


Nice joke :-)

via gizmodo


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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 1:29

"Gadget of the Year" award goes to...

... Apple iPhone 3G. Congratulations!

The devices that competed against the iPhone 3G were as follows: Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console, Nintendo’s Wii Fit, and B&W’s Zeppelin iPod speakers. All of the products up for this honor were judged in categories including performance, design and value, as well as “cool factor”.

via theiphoneblog


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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 1:21

GPS not working in 2.1 firmware?

Several users have reported an issue in which GPS functionality and location services in general do not work properly after the update to iPhone OS 2.1. In most cases of the problem, location service crosshairs appear, but the tracking blue dot (indicative of GPS) never appears.

As described by Apple Discussions poster hitchsaid:

“Both my brother and I have iphones and we both updated to 2.1 and the GPS on both our phones were working fine prior to 2.1 Now all we get are the crosshairs- the blue dot is nowhere to be seen. I have tried all the recommendations sitting outside for 20min, 3G off, airplane mode on/off, soft reset, location services on….wi-fi on, bluetooth off…. but nothing seems to make it work again….what is really bugging me is that it was working fine before the update.”

The fix for this issue, for many users, is to navigate to Settings > General > Reset and choose Reset All Settings.

via iphoneatlas


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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 22:04

Documents to Go for iPhone

This is great news for former Blackberry, Palm, and Windows Mobile users. With this software users can view, edit, or create Microsoft Office content. All of the big apps are covered including Powerpoint, Word, and Excel.

Вумудщзук now has a website you can visit to sign up for release information here in this link.


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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 21:48

myFox - Firefox for iPhone?

This is a Safari replacement browser for iPhone. It is avaliable via Cydia (Networking category).

  • Full Screen Browsing
  • Turn Landscape Mode switch on and off
  • Bookmarks
  • URL Recovery
  • Home Page
  • Google Search
  • Mail Link

It is still in development stage, so more features will be quite soon.


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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 18:42

SwirlyMMS - MMS for iPhone with 2.x support

This applicatin allows to send MMS messages. SwirlyMMS is a well-known application for iPhone 2G users. Version for 1.x firmwares was in Cydia and Installer for a while. Recently the developers created version for 2.x firmwares. Avaliable through Cydia Installer.


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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 18:26

Be carefull - avoid fakes

Be very very carefull. Because there are so many fake web sites came out recently. Do not trust names like quickpwn.com. There sites pretend to be DevTeam. Applications that those sites give you might be dangerous for your iPhone. Some sites ask for donations. Remember DevTeam don't do it.

There is only one DevTeam's site: http://blog.iphone-dev.org. When I publish news about some new version of QuickPwn, WinPwn, PwnageTool and etc, I use links from DevTeam's site. Everything else could be harmful fake.


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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 3:04

CopierciN - copy/paste for iPhone

CopierciN is a cool app that implements some copy / paste functionality. It’s in the beta stages but has potential. It lets you import and export between apps like notes, sms, email. Avaliable via Cydia Installer for 2.x firmares.

CopieriN is a basic text editor which, hopefully, bring some kind of copy/paste mechanism to iPhone (to jailbroken ones only, unfortunately). It does not add copy/paste functionality directly to other applications but it provides a mechanism to import text from and export text to SMS, Notes, Mail applications (more to come in the future) and files in the filesystem.

Usage: It basically has two parts: Text Editor and Importer/Exporter. Within the text editor, you can select a piece of text using your finger, cut or copy it, and paste it to a selected location.

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 2:50

iPod Touch 2G hack soon?

DevTeam published first screenshot about their procress of hacking (jailbreaking, pwning) new iPod Touch. New device has new hardware, that might be used in future iPhones. The DevTeam work just started, so the fun part is coming.


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iFunBox - iPhone file browser

iFunBox is an iPhone file browser for MS Windows. It is quite useful. I use iPhoneBrowser tool, and this one I like very much. It is free, download iFunBox V0.6.199.35.

iPhone File Manager
> Navigation, Upload and Download
> Quick Preview, Drag&Drop
> Delete, Rename and Move
> Asian / Long Filename Support
iPhone Portable Disk
> Realtime Progress Indicator
> High Speed Data Transmission
> Scheduled Data Transferring
> Recursive Copy Subfolders
Managing iPod Music & Movie
> iTunes© Managed Media Files
> Upload Songs and Movie
> Sort and Selection
> Copy to PC with Friendly Title
Upload Wallpaper in Batch
> Wallpapers in iPhone
> Batch Uploading and Conversion
> Change Image Resolution
> High Quality Image Resizing

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008. 14:28

Block ads in Safari browser

Jamesisbored published a guide, that shows how to block ads, that show up in Safari browser during web surfing.

MobileSafari has one major drawback. Up until now, there was no way to block ads. Ads increase the load time of a webpage, and especially on EDGE cause the internet to crawl. Blocking them will give you a lot of extra speed. This is one of the simplest hacks available for your iPhone. You will need to be Jailbroken and have the 2.0 Update, or later.

  1. Connect to your iPhone through SSH, iPhoneBrowser, or some other tool.
  2. Navigate to /etc/.
  3. Now download this replacement hosts file. Replace iPhone's file with this one.
  4. Restart your iPhone!

This hack has been tested and confirmed to be working on the iPhone 2.1 Update.


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Monday, September 15th, 2008. 18:52