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Categories updated to 2.21 [Cydia]





Categories updated to 2.21. The only change is that the Backgrounder app is now optional so that those of you that didn’t like having this app could uninstall it without uninstalling categories as well. Of course, if you uninstall it, the backgrounding option inside categories will be ignored.

Related: Categories and Backgrounder




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Friday, October 10th, 2008. 18:43

iDicto - limited time price drop [AppStore, Free]



iDicto (AppSore link) is a the most simple and easy-to-use powerful sound and voice recorder. Now you can enjoy this application free for limited time.

Other features supported by iDicto are:

  • Record, replay your ideas, notes, reminders on-the-go
  • Adjustable recording quality: Best (44.1kHz), Good (22.05kHz) and Low (8kHz).
  • Unlimited record time
  • Wi-Fi sync
  • Rewind during playback
  • Pause and continue during playback or recording
  • Rename recordings at any time
  • Group and sort your recordings
  • Show the date, time, recording length directly in the recordings list
  • Volume control
  • Auto saving
  • While transferring files you can select the time period during which auto-lock will be disabled.



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Friday, October 10th, 2008. 16:05

Blackberry Storm



You can name it as one more iPhone clone or iPhone killer. Anyway, this is going to be a nice phone.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2008. 22:34

DiskAid



This is one more iPhone file manager. Quite good. I use iFunBox, and I like this one. I'll definitely try it.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2008. 22:20

South Park iPhone Application



The South Park guys have cooked up a killer iPhone application. It's not yet available in the iTunes App Store.

There is ability to stream clips, grab wallpapers for your device, read news, and browse the complete episode index. Also: choose character likenesses as "contact images" for your iPhone -- assign a face to the phone book entry of your choice. An incoming call from best friend displays Kyle or Cartman and more.

Here are couple screenshots:


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Thursday, October 9th, 2008. 22:00

Landscape Email in App Store



TouchType (iTunes Link) is a new app available now in the App Store for the low price of $.99. Now all that is left is some SMS landscape love.

Here’s a brief overview of how it works: Open the application and you get a landscape mode keypad, get your email groove on, tap the send button and it automatically sends it to the email application. Type in the email addresses and you’re all set.

This is all great. But it would be much much better to see this kind of functionality in Mail. app, rather than separate standalnone application.

Update: Four landscape email front-ends popped up on the App Store last night, including this one:

- Wide Email - $0.99
- Sideways - $1.99
- Touchtype (Landscape Email) - $0.99
- Compose - $4.99

via theiphoneblog and macrumors




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Thursday, October 9th, 2008. 1:10

SwirlyMMS updated to 1.2.6



SwirlyMMS allows users to send MMS messages. It is updated to 1.2.6. In several days it jumped from v1.2.3 to v1.2.6. Here is a changelog:

This application is avaliable via Cydia Installer.




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Thursday, October 9th, 2008. 0:22

Categories 2.20 - rapid folder opening



Categories updated to 2.20. Here is a changelog:

Launcher: Folders instant loading! Integrated with backgrounder for folders. There is now an option in the settings to "keep resident". When set, the folder only loads once per respring. After that, it stays running in the background (uses no CPU but uses some RAM) to provide instant loading (no load times). Note that this does use more memory so use it sparingly. I suggest that it is ok for 1 - 4 folders but I would not background 20 folders. If you do and have problems, just go back to settings and disable this option on some of the folders you don't use as often.

Sounds like we should use Categories + Backgrounder. In this case folders will open very very quickly.

Avaliable in Cydia Installer.




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Thursday, October 9th, 2008. 0:02

Say Where! - speech recognition application [AppStore, Free]



This application adds speach recognition to iPhone. The good part it works, it is avaliable right now in AppStore and it is free (link).

Take a look at the video to see how it works:




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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

Backgrounder



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".

Issues:

  • 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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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