Free VoiceNotes Recorder in AppStore [AppStore, Free]

It is called EccoNote. iTunes link is here. It is simple. The main purpose is to recoed something and be able to playback. In the future developers promise to add additional functionality: f.e. sending recorded tracks via email. And it is free :)


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Monday, August 4th, 2008. 20:12

40 миллионов iPhone в год

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant that produces the iPhone 3G for Apple, has ramped up production to 800,000 units per week, says a source close to Apple with direct knowledge of the numbers.

Apple sold just 6 million of its first generation iPhones. Foxconn factories will be able to ramp production up significantly over time, says our source. But at current sell rates, the company is producing iPhones at a run rate of over 40 million units per year, well beyond early estimates of demand for the product of 25 million over the 3G product lifecycle.

via techcrunch


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Monday, August 4th, 2008. 20:01

0.19% of the network are iPhone users

Net Applications published some web statistics. The number of iPhones according to it grows rapidly.

iPhone has 0,19% and is the most popular smartphone in this list. In June this number was 0,16%. Here is the charts and some other numbers:

Windows 91.02%
Mac 7.76%
Linux 0.82%
iPhone 0.19%
Playstation 0.04%
SunOS 0.01%
Nintendo Wii 0.01%


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Monday, August 4th, 2008. 16:29

WebSearch for firmware 2.0

WebSearch is a very handy app that saves lots of time especially on slow networks.

Consider normal use of the web on say EDGE. You pull up a web page, you have to wait for it to load. You then get to the search page, wait for it to load, type in your search, wait for it to load. With websearch, you program in search criteria (based on firefox’s “add a keyword search”) and then you just click the search for the site, type the search string, and wait only one time for the search page to loa with results.


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Monday, August 4th, 2008. 1:11

iRCm for iPhone with 2.0 firmware

IRCm is a GUI-based Internet Relay Chat client for the Apple iPhone, by Chris Lott (aka pogi) and Nicholas Penree (aka drudge). The app is pretty rough, but for the most part works as it did on 1.1.4.

It is the first and only GUI iRC client for iPhone 2.0. Note: this is ported from SVN 36 in googlecode.


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Monday, August 4th, 2008. 0:33

WinterBoard - themes for 2.0

Winterboard for firmware 2.0 provides some of the functionality that SummerBoard provided. However it looks like it will be much much more in the near future. Currently the settings dialog just allows you to select your theme, but you can expect this to be expanded in the future. (Note: the configuration GUI is not done yet).

At the release of Winterboard, many themes were also released into Cydia. All of our Summerboard themes are now available for use.

Winterboard does more than SummerBoard. It will theme many more elements of your UI. You can theme the battery images and other graphics. There is support for theming inside of .artwork files. It will open the door for themes to become full iPhone themes changing the color of your alerts, graphics in apps, and all sorts of amazing things!


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Monday, August 4th, 2008. 0:25

iPhone Arm - your third arm

The iPhone Arm keeps one hand free, quite useful when you have an iPhone:


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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008. 18:25

BossPrefs is updated to v2.0.6b

BossPrefs is updated today to v2.0.6b for firmware 2.0 only. This version adds some new features for hiding icons. This paves the way for Categories which BossPrefs developer plans to implement soon. Here are the formal changes:

  • Added missing file needed to detect running state of custom services.
  • Redid hidden icons GUI.
  • Added ability to hide appstore apps now.
  • Redid how icons are hidden. 2.0’s restrictions mechanism is used now to hide icons. This means that hidden icons no longer show up again on an upgrade of a package. The downside is, if you ever disable restrictions in the settings menu, (or enable it then disable it) all your icons will be visible again and you will have to hide them again. Note you should update poof (if you installed this) also. The two apps must be in sync if both used or hidden icons from one may not be able to be unhidden from the other.

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008. 1:43

New Cydia Installer

Today, Cydia got a nice face-lift and some nice new features. When you enter the “manage” page you will be given choices between mananging your packages and managing your sources. Manageing sources does not mean that you can add old installer sources. You still must have a valid apt source for Cydia.

It is now possible to edit which packages you do and do not want to see. Cydia comes up and asks you for your preferences at start to ask you which “role” you play:

  • If you are a user and you do not want to see all the console applications, select “user”.  “User” is similar to the level that most installer users are familiar with since installer did not contain a lot of development / hacking packages.
  • Hacker displays the GUI apps as well as command line apps used in SSH or terminal.
  • “Developer” will filter out nothing, showing you everything. Many “users” may find some of these packages annoying. This is why you now have a choice!

You can later change this selection by going into “manage” and clicking on “settings”.

In addition, you can filter on “sections” (these are Categories in Installer). You can just tap the “edit” button on top of the “sections” page. If you tap that you will see this screen that lets you enable / disable various sections. Very cool, indeed.

More screenshots:

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008. 1:31

iPhone Тunnel Suite - SSH without WiFi

The easy way to connect to IPhone is thriugh SSH. But this method works when you have wifi. Now there is an application that allows to connect thriugh SSH without wifi, regular usb cable is used instead.

Step 1. Install OpenSSH on iPhone

Step 2. Download and install .NET Framework 3.5

Step 3. Download and install iPhone Tunnel Suite

Step 4. Run Tunnel Suite and select iPhone Tunnel, than select WinSCP or Putty. If you use Putty put for Host Name.


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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008. 0:52

WinPwn 2.5 screenshots

WinPwn 2.5 will be released soon. The developer posted a screenshot of the new version's look:

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2008. 0:22

New flash game: Gates vs Jobs

This is a game. Prepare to win! Just choose who do you want to play, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs:


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Saturday, August 2nd, 2008. 0:16

Today's solar eclipse

I've seen it today at about 2pm SPB time. According to the news the Moon hided about 60% of the Solar.


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Friday, August 1st, 2008. 17:19

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IPhone Backup Disabler v1.1

TwelvePin has released the Backup Disabler, a new iTunes utility for Mac OS X. Backup Disabler allows users to turn off iTunes 7.7’s backup feature for the iPhone and iPod touch. The application also allows this functionality to be restored, both with a single click.

The balance between backing up that your latest saved game or text messages and waiting an hour for your phone to sync is a delicate one. Now, you can easily sync without waiting for the backups, and just as easily re-enable them whenever you like. Backup Disabler works by setting a hidden iTunes preference to turn off syncing, as shown here.



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Friday, August 1st, 2008. 16:30

NetShare - share iPhone's network connection

There was a method to use IPhone's internet connection on a desktop (Get internet on a desktop or notebook through IPhone 3G), now there is an officail one:

NetShare is one app we never thought would make it onto the official iPhone App Store. The $9.99 application promises to allow you to share your iPhone's network connection with your computer. All it does is set up a SOCKS5 proxy for you to get your laptop/computer online through use of the 3G/EDGE connection. Does it work? Yes. Yes it does, much to our surprise. EDGE works just fine, although Mahoney says it's slow as balls. 3G impressions in a sec. Be careful of how much bandwidth you're using, since your provider probably makes a frowny face at you using their network to power your laptop, however "unlimited" your plan may be. How this got passed Apple and AT&T who knows.

Link to AppStore: NetShare. Tutorial is here: NetShare HOW TO.

Update 1: There are some bugs with iPhone 3G.

Update 2: The application is gone. Now we're getting the message that it's not available in the US store

Update 3: Just an official reply from Nullriver:

"We're not quite sure why Apple took down the application yet, we've received no communication from Apple thus far. NetShare did not violate any of the Developer or AppStore agreements. We're hoping we'll get some feedback from Apple tomorrow. Sorry to all the folks that couldn't get it in time. We'll do our best to try to get the application back onto the AppStore if at all possible. At the very least, I would hope Apple will allow it in countries where the provider does permit tethering."

Update 4: The application re-appeared in iTunes. It is avaliable through direct link: NetShare.

Update 5: It's gone.. again.


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