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Top 10 sellers in AppStore





The big winners in Apple's new online App Store are gamemakers, who dominated sales in the week since the new iPhone 3G hit stores.

Seven of the top 10 paid applications, including the top five, were video games, led by Sega's Super Monkey Ball, a rolling racing game. Even among the free iPhone and iPod Touch applications, which include popular social networking sites like Facebook and the Internet radio service Pandora, the top title is Tap Tap Revenge, a rhythm game similar to Guitar Hero.

These 10 titles sold the best in the iTunes App Store:

  1. Super Monkey Ball (Sega) games

  2. Texas Hold 'Em (Apple) games

  3. Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3-D (Vivendi) games

  4. Enigmo (Pangea Studios) games
  5. Tetris (EA) games

  6. iBeer (Hotrix) entertainment

  7. Recorder (Retronyms) utilities

  8. Solitaire (MobilityWare) games

  9. Units (Crossword Solutions) utilities

  10. Scrabble (EA) games

   

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Firmware 2.1b - no problem for Pwnage



Apple created a new IPhone firmware version 2.1 beta. Of course DevTeam tried their Pwnage on 2.1 firmware. Here's a screenshot of 2.1 running on an unlocked iPhone 1G:

So far Pwnage has worked for 1.1.4, all eight (!) 2.0 betas, 2.0 itself, and now 2.1 beta1.

   

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Unlock for IPhone 3G - almost there



DevTeam posted a new interesting screenshot. They successfully downgraded modem firmware. This is not an unlock (yet), but it is a good illustration of the first progress made with regard to hacking the 3G baseband. They accomplished this by being able to execute their own code on the baseband that allows to circumvent security checks and flash the baseband with older, disallowed firmware. Please note this has been accomplished using software only, the iPhone 3G has not been disassembled or hardware modified in any way.

   

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Flash for IPhone



United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just released a large document detailing "Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Determining Commands by Applying Heuristics".  There are lots and lots of information in this patent (#20080174570) but only one particular section that really caught my eye.  It has to do with one feature many of us have been wishing for on the iPhone --- support for Flash content.

The content from this patent doesn't say whether Apple will add support for Flash to future versions of iPhone OS 2.0, but it does tell us that Apple has most definitely considered it.  And as an added bonus, we may even see native support for Windows Media content.

[0778]FIGS. 40A-40F illustrate exemplary user interfaces for playing an item of inline multimedia content in accordance with some embodiments.

[0779]In some embodiments, user interfaces 4000A-4000F include the following elements, or a subset or superset thereof: [0780]402, 404, 406, 3902, 3906, 3910, 3912, 3918, 3920, 3922, as described above; [0781]inline multimedia content 4002, such as QuickTime content (4002-1), Windows Media content (4002-2), or Flash content (4002-3);

via iphonebuzz

   

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Monday, July 28th, 2008. 0:56

WinPwn updated to 2.0.0.3



New version 2.0.0.3 of WinPwn released.

2.0.0.3 fixes the Ipwner crash problem and 16xx errors. It will also fix the iPod ipswBuilder failure bug.

Notes:

  • Support for WinXP and Vista 32/64bit. Note Windows 2003/2008 server (Yes SERVER) are not supported neither is Windows 95 or Windows 3.11
  • You MUST do a full uninstall of winpwn before installing the new version
  • Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes ( Currently 7.7)
  • WinPwn uses 300MB of ram at peak due to the ipsw being extracted in memory
  • You must first click browse and load an IPSW to use WinPwn (i thought this was clear)
  • For 2.0 only the *5A347_Restore.ipsw files are valid. The 345 image will not work
  • If you see Failed to load image catalog/payload catalog, this is fine and won't cause problems
  • If you already have service with AT&T do not activate or install Youtube Fix

Fixes:

  • Cydia/XP/Writing root FS bug.
  • Failed to remove ipsw directory after a ipswBuild failure.
  • iPwner now only accepts custom ipsws.
  • Remove 345 ipsw support. WinPwn only supports 347 2.0 ipsw's.
  • Various other fixes.

Download 2.0.0.3:

MegaUpload

RapidShare.com

   

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Mail app crashing on 2.0? There is a solution.



Is your mail crashing on 2.0 firmware?

This is generally caused after syncing your backup. This has nothing to do with jailbreaking or not. However, the fix for it is simple and is part of a jailbreak. The issue is that after syncing your backup, your mail folder is owned by root and your mail app running as user mobile does not have permissions to access it. You can fix it in SSH. But I also added a button in BossPrefs to solve it.

Step 1:Jailbreak your device

Step 2: Install BossPrefs from Cydia

Step 3: Tap “more”

Step 4: Tap “Fix User Dir Permissions”

Step 5: Sometimes, not always, you will need to load settings and reenter your mail passwords.

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Sunday, July 27th, 2008. 22:52

BossPrefs - 3G toggle is easy



It is quite frustrating to hit so many key presses to enable / disable the 3G.

So BossPrefs added 3G toggle to the version 2.04b. This is something every 3G owner will need frequently since 3G costs more battery than even WiFi. Note: 3G toggle can take up to 30 seconds so be patient. You should leave the app open until the end or you risk having wifi off and have to toggle it on as well.

   

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Sunday, July 27th, 2008. 13:38

Copy/Paste might appear in firmware 2.1



There is a chance that copy/paste feature will be implemented in firmware version 2.1. Apple already mentioned that copy/paste will be, the question was when.

Some curious developer found the following within the English-language 'Localizable.strings' file located in 'System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/WebKit.framework':

Therefore, it's unclear whether those references represent the groundwork for upcoming iPhone features or simply exists as carryovers from the WebKit frameworks used to develop applications for the Mac and Windows PCs.

   

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Saturday, July 26th, 2008. 2:40

Installer for 2.0 firmware soon



It will be called Installer 4, completely redesigned and with a new nice looking interface. When it's done, it will be multi-threaded (meaning everything doesn't come to a halt while your sources are being updated) and support package dependencies as well. It will also have a new model for storing the info about applications, better and faster one.

   

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Friday, July 25th, 2008. 16:03

Firmware 2.1



Apple is already providing developers with a new iPhone firmware beta with enhanced location-finding that could lead to true navigation as well as the roots for background push services.

The one of new features is update to core Location - it can now recognize the cardinal direction of an iPhone with GPS as well as its velocity, both of which are ingredients necessary to providing turn-by-turn directions. The additions confirm statements recently by Apple's Greg Joswiak, who rejected earlier claims that iPhone 3G's GPS antenna wasn't powerful enough to handle navigation and in turn explained that "complicated issues" are holding the device back from serving as a true navigation unit.

Apple is also implementing a rough version of its background push notification service in the 2.1 firmware. Announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference, the feature lets third-party native programs receive data such as alerts or new messages without actively running. The measure saves processing power without interrupting some apps that depend on constant access to the Internet.

The inclusion of this early version of the code alludes to the 2.1 update becoming public at the same time as the push notification service itself, which is tentatively due for September. In the meantime, Apple and its US partner AT&T are known to be testing iPhone 2.0.1, a maintenance release that likely fixes some of the outstanding bugs with the initial 2.0 release.

via appleinsider

   

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Friday, July 25th, 2008. 15:44

New adv videos of IPhone 3G



Couple new adv videos from Apple:

And one more in French:

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Thursday, July 24th, 2008. 16:35

WinPwn 2.0 released



You can download it from Rapidshare.de or Rapidshare.com.

Featues:

  • Support for both 1.1.4 and 2.0
  • Custom Image Support
  • Custom Payload Support
  • 3g iPhone support
How to:
  1. First create a custom IPSW using the IPSW Builder (original is iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw).
  2. Click "Ipwner" and browse for the custom IPSW that you just created. This will pwn itunes and allow you to flash
  3. Custom IPSW files via DFU mode
  4. Once you have pwned Itunes, put your phone into DFU mode. If you don't know how to do this click Here.
  5. Once you are in DFU mode Itunes will pop up and then you can hold shift and click restore and browse to your custom IPSW file.

Important Notes

Remove Winpwn 1.0 completely if you have it installed. Installing over the top of WinPwn 1.0 will cause problems.

Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes ( Currently 7.7)

If you already have service with AT&T do not activate or install Youtube Fix

UPDATE: there is a new version avaliable: WinPwn updated to 2.0.0.3

   

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Thursday, July 24th, 2008. 16:10

BossPrefs for 2.0 firmware



BossPrefs is a very popular allpication. Now there is BossPrefs v2.0.2a that works with 2.0 fimware. It can be installed via Cydia Installer.

This is the first working version for 2.0 devices. There will be some issues but the major stuff should work. The airplane / phone toggles are not implemented, the add plugin GUI is not implemented, and there may be some other minor issues. The bulk of it works. Update will be very soon, but we can use this version right now.

Couple words and screenshots for those, who are not familiar what this application is for:


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MacBook prices will be lower



Investment bank Piper Jaffray said Tuesday it believes Apple is readying new iPod and notebook products that will apply downward pressure to profit margins because they'll be priced more affordably, such as 13-inch MacBook that will fetch less than $1000.

"We believe there is an 80% chance Apple will introduce redesigned MacBooks and possibly new MacBook Pros at lower price points," he wrote. "Specifically, Apple may re-enter the $999 price point (currently $1099) with the MacBook, or test the $1,799 price point with the MacBook Pro (currently $1999)."

The Piper Jaffray analyst reiterated his Buy rating and $250 price target on shares of Apple.

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via appleinsider

   

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008. 19:43

Вышла новая IPhone SDK



New IPhone SDK (build 9M2199a) is avaliable. Download here. It's about 1.2 Gb.

   

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008. 19:28