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TV Show "Lie to Me" Lies to Us About Swipe-able iPhone SMS Notifications





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The TV show Lie to Me (season 2, episode 3 to be exact) decided to lie — they showed an iPhone where one of the characters could swipe between SMS notifications.

To the trained eye, of course, it was merely screenshots of standard model text dialogs over the Notes app, with swiping no doubt courtesy of the Photo App, and sound effects added in post. (The whole screen, not just the alert dialog, changed on swipe). Why did they do it?




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Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 17:06

How to save ECID certificate using iReb [Video]



iH8sn0w is working on a new tool in its program iREB, that will save the ECID certificate for firmware 3.1 on your computer.

Using this ECID saved on your computer and a tool from Saurik, you will be able to perform a downgrade from one firmware to another (3.2 to 3.1)

Here is a video showing some details:




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Skype is updated to version 1.2 [AppStore, Free]



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Skype, the iPhone and iPod Touch application through which you can call and chat with your Skype contacts, has been updated to version 1.2. There are many updates and new features.

What's new in version 1.2:

  • Set up call forwarding from your iPhone – forward Skype calls to a phone number when you're not signed in.
  • Improved performance and better audio quality on Skype-to-Skype calls.
  • Even easier to send text messages (SMS) - Send SMS from the Call tab.
  • Calls are connected much faster.
  • Status of your contacts is updated more often.
  • You can now decide whether you want to stay online/offline when the iPhone is  locked. We've added this into settings.
  • Contact groups are now supported, making it easier to see who is online and separate your saved phone numbers.
  • You can now edit the name of your saved phone numbers.
  • Added support for skype: URL schemes in Safari.
  • When creating a new account the country in your Skype profile is taken from the language used on your iPhone.
  • Group chat profile pictures are now shown.
  • You can now remove your profile picture.
  • Added a 'Help' link to 'Forgot your password'.
  • Improved support for proxy configurations.

If you have done jailbreak, don't worry. During first launch Skype will pop up a message showing that it works only on unmodified iPhones and iPods. But it is not true. It works just fine.




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Navigon Car Mount for iPhone



Navigon has decided to produce a Car Mount for iPhone (just like TomTom). This is a much simpler version that only allows to keep the iPhone in position and charge via the cigarette lighter or USB:

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It will be avaliable in October and will cost less than $60. More advanced model with GPS module might appear later.




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Friday, September 4th, 2009. 18:20

Nokia will use Linux to compete with the iPhone



Nokia owns half of the world's Symbian based phones market. However Nokia, in order to "compete with the iPhone", has decided to invest all the forces in a new system, replacing the classic Symbian: Linux.

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Some sources have claimed that Nokia will present its first high-end phone based on Maemo, a version of Linux for mobile devices, at Nokia World next week in Stuttgart, Germany.

Officially, however, Nokia has decided not to submit any news or devices with this new system out soon.

via ispazio




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Thursday, August 27th, 2009. 15:53

iPodPop 2.0: control the iPod from any application [Cydia]



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iPodPop is a quite useful tweak. It's purpose is simple - it allows to call and use the iPod controls from any application running, avoiding the interruption of our work and / or game.

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The iPod controls apper with double-tap of the Home button. In Settings we can decide whether to activate or not the tweak. iPodPop is compatible with firmware 3.0 and is available via Cydia (BigBoss repository).

via ispazio




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Thursday, August 13th, 2009. 17:05

GV Mobile is avaliable for free in Cydia



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Yesterday Apple blocked an official Google Voice app from the App Store; meanwhile, they also kicked out unofficial versions, f.e. GV Mobile. But you can still get GV Mobile for free... via Cydia.

The developer of GV Mobile has decided to go ahead and release GV Mobile for free rather than let his work go to waste. You have to jailbreak iPhone to get this app.




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iPhone 3GS jailbreak and unlock soon



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And after the various Key and provocations made by GeoHotz, the DevTeam has decided to write a new article on the official blog with good news for all owners of an iPhone 3GS! The DevTeam has verified that the exploit called 24Kpwn (used for the first time to unlock the iPod Touch 2G) is still valid and it works wonderfully for iPhone 3GS.

It seems the new version of bootrom used by Apple in 3GS dates back in August, a few months before the release of 24Kpwn, so there was no time to solve the problem.

In addition, the new daemon released by the team under the name of ultrasn0w (unlock for iPhone 3G) will work with iPhone 3GS.

New versions of redsn0w (jailbreak) and ultrasn0w (unlock) with iPhone 3GS support will be released soon.




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Fuzzyband replaces 3G Baseband Downgrader



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3G Fuzzyband Downgrader is now available in Сydia. This should be used instead of 3G Baseband Downgrader for downgrading the baseband on phones containing the 5.8 bootloader.

Benefits over original downgrader:

  • Does version checking, will only downgrade if phone is eligible
  • Downgrades all versions of baseband from 2.30.03 to 4.26.08 (3.0 beta5)
  • Reports current bootloader version on screen

The original downgrader was a possibly dangerous app, as it relied on a failed downgrade to decide whether downgrading was possible. Anytime you run BBUpdaterExtreme you are potentially doing damage to the modem, so the version checking in this app minimizes the chances of accidently corrupting the baseband.




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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009. 17:52

First Official Need For Speed Undercover video trailer



Need For Speed Undercover will be available on the AppStore quite soon. EA Mobile decided to release the first video trailer of the game. Let's watch it:




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Saturday, April 25th, 2009. 22:45

iPhone photo from CT scanner



NYC radiologist decided to use his hospital's CT scanner to take some photos of stuff he had lying around, including an iPhone:

More photos can be found here.

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Sunday, February 8th, 2009. 3:36

SimCity for iPhone [AppStore]



Many gamers know SimCity. Now this game is made for iPhone and iPod Touch.

It is avaliable via AppStore for $9.99 (link).

Features:

- Touch, tap, drag and flick to create a thriving metropolis!
- Zoom in and out of your vibrant cityscapes by pinching
- Eight tool categories give you the ability to plan, zone, build, bulldoze, and manage your city
- Tutorial, starter cities and 3 difficulty modes for fun and challenging gameplay
- Take charge of the city budget and decide where best to spend taxpayers' hard-earned Simoleons
- Public works management including Water, Power, Garbage and Recycling
- Public and private transportation with roads and rail
- Test your city infrastructure with disasters – UFOs, Fires, Tornados, Earthquakes and Toxic Clouds

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iPhone + rocket



Michael Koppelman is an iPhone developer and model rocket enthusiast. He decided that combining his two hobbies together would be a good idea. He created an app that constantly polled the iPhone’s GPS and accelerometers, logging them to a file and then transmitting the data from the GPS over the web so that the unit could be located if it became lost.

Here is a 3D plat with data from GPS:

More graphics and video:


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Thursday, November 13th, 2008. 0:48

BossPrefs 2.08b Update



v2.10b is out and solves some reported issues:

  • The 2.0.8b new EDGE method worked great for about 1/2 the people and not at all for the other 1/2. I have added a config option to decide which method to use. It defaults to new.
  • Reverted the way the 5 restricted apps and bossprefs get hidden to the older method where they become unhidden on updates. The 5 restricted apps did not work when launched from another app or system protocol like HTML page call. And double tap home for bossprefs was broken when it was hidden. This should work now. On every update, bossprefs will be unhidden, however. Sorry, no fix to this.
  • Added IP address to 3g line and fixed edge/3g IP address issue. In 2.0 the network device is renamed.

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008. 23:51

WinterBoard - HTML as a background



Winterboard is amazing. Saurik, the developer of Winterboard, has just added dynamic backgrounds. Your background can now be an HTML web page using webkit. The possibilities are endless. He threw together a small theme called “Saurik” that fades in and out between two images as an example. But so much more can be done with this.

Comments from Saurik:

So, while staring at the desktop, I realized “wait, why don’t I make that a website? then you could do all kinds of neat things with it!”. This dream has been made a reality with the latest version of WinterBoard. There is a new file you can add called Wallpaper.html which puts a UIWebDocumentView behind SpringBoard.


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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008. 0:25