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Apple vs jailbreakers





The only way Apple can fix the exploit that the iPhone Dev Team has been using to Jailbreak iPhone’s and iPod Touch’s is to fix their hardware, but it seems Apple has figured out a way to program iTunes 8 to detect and prevent the Pwnage exploit. The screenshot below from iTunes 8 using a Pwned ipsw (with an unPwned device attached) is one example.

The Dev Team reacted promptly:

“The nice thing about iTunes decisions is that we can provide you with patches to counter them. We have one such patch already for Mac iTunes 8 for iPod touch. We’ll be working out the full suite of patches for all the combinations over the next week.”

Dev Team also published two interesting screenshots:




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2D graphic calculator



This is a very nice and powerfull 2D graphic calculator. User can draw multiple functions in different colors.  There are function value inspection, function intersection, solve for root, min/max points.

The multi-touch interface makes it easy to move and zoom. Both portrait and landscape modes are supported.

$1.99

iTunes Link




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Thursday, September 11th, 2008. 16:15

iTunes 8 + Windows Vista = problems



Gizmodo reports that there might be problems if you run iTunes8 on Windows Vista.

Users of both 32-bit and 64-bit Vista are reporting getting the blue screen of death (BSOD) whenever they plug in an iPod or iPhone. Downgrading back down to 7.7 appears to solve the problem. Another workaround is to perform clean install (completely uninstalling previous version of iTunes before installing iTunes 8).




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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008. 18:47

iPhone firmware 2.1 this Friday



Apple announced that v2.1 firmware will be delivered this Friday. Change log is:

  • lots of bugs fixed
  • fewer dropped call
  • big battery life improvements
  • no crashes with Apps - hopefully the whole app install process is better.
  • backing up to iTunes is faster
  • great new performance enhancements

There is nothing said about push notification service, cut/copy/paste or turn-by-turn GPS.

As always, I strongly recommend no one update until the Dev Team releases an upated pwnage.




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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008. 18:29

Text Guru - advanced text editor with copy/paste



This is a very useful advanced multi-function text editor. It is avaliable via AppStore (link), the price now is just $0.99 (was $4.99). Among the features are:

  • cut/copy/paste support
  • find and replace
  • pastie.org support (to upload your text to a public site for others or to retrieve later on a pc)
  • file sharing
  • web previews for HTML
  • 22 fonts avaliable for displaying documents
  • hex and ASCII modes
  • landscape mode support
  • MS Office documents viewing support (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • autosave
  • character, word and paragraph counts.

Official application's blog: http://brancipater.com/blog




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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008. 18:18

iTunes 8



iTunes 8 includes Genius, which makes playlists from songs in your library that go great together. Genius also includes Genius sidebar, which recommends music from the iTunes Store that you don’t already have.

With iTunes 8, browse your artists and albums visually with the new Grid view; download your favorite TV shows in HD quality from the iTunes Store; sync your media with iPod nano (4th generation), iPod classic (120GB), and iPod touch (2nd generation); and enjoy a stunning new music visualizer.

iTunes 8 and iTunes U are now accessible with VoiceOver on your Mac.

It is available via Software Update, or download it from Apple.com




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XiPhone



Recently a new project has been started, called XiPhone. It will be based on XPWN. So functionality similar to WinPwn and Pwnage will be present (jailbreak, unlock, etc). In addition to that developers plan to include:

  • Auto downloading of stock firmware files from apple’s site (no need to hunt for it then select it)
  • Wizard based modern GUI (created with .net 2.0), and Vista Style UI.
  • Export of firmware settings so users can pass around an XML file which contains a configuration that works for them.
  • Auto updates to the XiPhone software.
  • Community based wallpapers used for Bootscreen, Restore screen and others
  • Enabling / Disabling of options available based on the device you select.

Unfortunately, only Windows platform users will be able to use XiPhone.




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Patents for MacBook Touch



Apple подал на патент (20080204426), который описывает технологии, потенциально используемые в MacBook Touch:

Much of the 52-page filing describes methods for accurately detecting and deciphering a plurality of simultaneous contacts on a touch screen, which sets the foundation for future tablet-based products that users can manipulate using not only more than one finger, but more than one hand.

via AppleInsider




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Monday, September 8th, 2008. 1:32

IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger



IM+ is a very popular messanger among WindowsMobile users. Now it is avaliable for iPhone throught AppStore (link). It supports AIM/iChat, MSN, Yahoo!, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk and MySpaceIM. And it is FREE.




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Monday, September 8th, 2008. 1:15

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing



This game avaliable in AppStore (iTunes Link) for $9.99.

  • there is multiplayer through Wi-Fi.
  • iPhone's accelerometer support
  • several lux cars avaliable
  • differend modes and cities to drive




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Sunday, September 7th, 2008. 17:02

WinPwn 2.5.0.2



This is the most famous Windows-based utility to jailbreak and unlock Apple's iPhone and iTouch.

Release notes:

  • The new nice interface
  • Very very very easy to use
  • QuickPwn Support for firmwares 2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2
  • Root partition resize support
  • Installer support
  • Basic / Expert modes
  • Wizard style interface
  • Automatic updater
  • Support for WinXP and Vista 32/64bit.

Notes:

  • Why is it beta? It's just the saying.. Use at your own risk
  • You MUST do a full uninstall of winpwn before installing the new version
  • Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes (7.7 and above)

Bug fixes

  • Crash when building ipsw
  • Quickpwn crash bug fix

Download WinPwn 2.5.0.2: Rapidshare.com




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iPhone update for 3G issues and etc in September?



Jim Dalrymple at Macworld notes that the iPhone software update from Monday was mostly to handle issues with dropped calls on new iPhone 3G handsets. According to an Associated Press article, the update "improved communication with 3G networks," said Apple spokesperson Jennifer Bowcock.

However, some Macworld commenters are saying the update hasn't helped with dropped calls, even in areas with a strong signal.

What's more, according to an AppleInsider rumor, another update is scheduled for September that addresses an issue where non-default applications will repeatedly crash. A tipster claims to have received a Steveogram saying the issue "is a known iPhone bug that is being fixed in the next software update in September."

via tuaw




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Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 16:58

QuickPwn updated to 1.2.0



QuickPwn for Windows is updated. Support for all 2.x firmwares is added. So now you can QuickPwn and jailbreak the device if it is running 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2.

DevTeam reminds that it is still beta software, so usual rules apply, no complaints if anything goes wrong and use the tool at at your own risk!

Download here!

Using QuickPwn does not update the firmware itself, this tool is designed to ‘Pwn’ (the ability to install future custom non-Apple firmwares) , ‘Jailbreak’ and install Installer and/or Cydia on a given device. If your device is running 2.0.1 and you QuickPwn it, it’ll still be running 2.0.1, although it will now be Pwned and Jailbroken. It will also activate (not unlock) devices that are being used outside of their intended territories and cannot be activated using iTunes.

If you want to update to 2.0.2 then use the normal iTunes update to get to 2.0.2 and then use QuickPwn to Pwn, Jailbreak and Activate, remember that the 2.0.2 update includes a baseband update for the 3G iPhone, so depending what your long term intentions are for the phone, update wisely, of course in the upcoming PwnageTool application you’ll be able to create a custom ipsw without the baseband update enabled.

PS: Mac OS version is on it's way.




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OpenClip - Copy/Paste for iPhone



One of the common complaints about Apple’s iPhone–and one that did not get solved with the launch of the iPhone 3G–is the lack of a copy-paste function. An independent developer Zac White has taken matters in his own hands and founded a non-profit, open source, community project called OpenClip which is offering iPhone developers a free Copy and Paste framework that will add this functionality to their applications.


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iPhone's firmware 2.0.2 is out



Apple just released new firmware for iPhone - version 2.0.2. As usual, all the company mentioned was that the update includes "Bug fixes."

Notes on the release follow:

  • No new settings appear to have been included.
  • Some users report faster browsing, though this may be due to cleared cache.
  • Typing lag may be reduced.
  • No consensus on improved 3G connectivity.
  • iPod Touch firmware 2.0.2 also released.

But as always, do not update until we get word on a jailbreak.

Links for firmware downloads: iPhone 3G 2.0.2old iPhone 2.0.2.




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