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Apple uses a jailbroken iPhone in patent application





Recently we talked about Apple's second patent about biometric security. The funny thing is that the images used in this patent show a jailbroken firmware 1.x iPhone, with installed Installer.app, SMBPrefs  and the iWood Realize theme from the iSpazio repository. There are also "Terminal", "Game", "VRecord", "Blocks" and others.

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You can check yourself here. Here is a screenshot:

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Wolfenstein [Games, Cydia]



The original Wolfenstein is now available for free for the iPhone. You need to jailbreak your phone to get in on the fun. The game is truly a classic. This is a first-person shooter in which we should govern our character among many doors and endless mazes. The controls are "fairly" good, based solely on the touch screen.

Wolf3D avaliable from Cydia, repository ZodTTD.





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Clippy updated to 0.97-2 [Cydia]



Clippy is an iPhone addition from Cydia for copy/paste functionality. It was updated to version 0.97-2. The main bug that was fixes is a crash of different applications such as Notes, Safari, Mail and others where the animation was drawn. New version also added a language pack, improved the animation of the menu, full support for selecting editable text in web views, themes support and a lot more.

Avaliable via Cydia for jailbreaked iPhones.

Full changelog for 0.97 updates:


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Text and Images Copy/Paste in iPhone OS 3.0 [Video]



Scott Forstall, Apple's senior vice president, demonstrates text and images copy/paste functionality in future iPhone OS 3.0.




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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009. 18:43

iPhone OS 3.0 rumors by Kevin Rose



Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg, shared his thoiughts about upcoming iPhone OS 3.0. The breakdown of unconfirmed rumors:

  • cut and paste in 3.0
  • no video recording
  • no MMS
  • no multitasking
  • all Palm Pre functionaliity will be added (contradics with previous statement)

The cut and paste functionality will be:

  • Users magnify or double tap a word to bring up cut and paste
  • Pinch "boundaries" to select word(s); Rose called them "copy boundaries"
  • Then you get option to cut, paste or copy

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Clippy updated to version 0.96-1 [Cydia]



Clippy is an iPhone addition from Cydia for copy/paste functionality. It was updated to version 0.96-1. Many issues are resolved and a lot of bugs fixed. Among these are: the ability to copy text from Safari, the ability to copy text from messages or biteSMS and Fix for the Mail application, many different crashes, etc.

Instructions:

  • Press-and-hold on list items to invoke Clippy on static text
  • Press-and-hold on the keyboard's "123" button to invoke Clippy on editable text
  • Tap-pause-and-drag to highlight portions of editable text (except in web pages)

Install from Cydia on a jailbreaked iPhone or iPod Touch.

Here are several photos that show how Clippy works:

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Polar coordinates clock for the iPhone [AppStore, Free]



PolarClock is the official polar coordinates clock for the iPhone/iPod Touch. It has arcs which extend from 0 degrees to 360 degrees as the interval (i.e. hour, min, sec) extends. The arcs reset once they reach the end of the arctic interval. It's an interesting and unique way to visualize the time and the moon!

This app is avaliable via AppStore (link). The price is $0.99. There is also a free app called Arctic Clock (link), which provides similar functionality.

You can download PolarClock as a desktop screensaver: Mac OS X 4.4Mb, Windows 2.0Mb.

via pixelbreaker




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iPhones and iPods Banned at Gates' Home



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This month's Vogue has a great interview with Mrs. Bill Gates, the lovely philanthropist Melinda Gates. The interview focuses on the Microsoft founder's better half, but there's a fun Apple rivalry moment in the piece, when the subject of the couples' kids is brought up. She says: "There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household. But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids." Gates does admit to being swayed — a little— by Apple's smartphone, though: "Every now and then I look at my friends and say 'Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone'."

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009. 0:01

Zen Bound: just relax [AppStore, Games]



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It's called Zen Bound and has been produced by Chilling, the same developers created iDracula, Orions: Legend of Wizards, Sneezies, iPingPong 3D, etc. The game has already won numerous awards for Excellence in 3D (IMGA Awards winner 2009) and Best iPhone Game & Audio Achievement (IGF Mobile 2009).

It's a simple relaxing game. The primary goal is to wrap a rope around wooden sculptures. You just think of fun and relaxation, not about the highest score. There are 51 levels, three game modes. The soundtrack is 22 minutes long, composed by Ghost Monkey.

Here are several screenshots and a video:

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Voice Transformer [AppStore]



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Voice Transformer is a fun application. The purpose is to change our voice with different effects.

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There are 9 different effects: Echo, Robot, Static, Deep Bass, Helium, Reves, Megaphone, Creatures, Nasal.

Costs $1.99 in AppStore (link).




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Friday, February 20th, 2009. 15:26

Enable Emoji for free via AppStore App



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Emoji, emoticons and pictorial characters popular in the Japanese instant messaging culture, were introduced to Japanese customers as part of the iPhone 2.2 Firmware update, but have required workarounds to be enabled for non-Japanese users. There are many solutins to turn Emiji Icons (Get Emoji Icons for free), but the easy one required jailbreaking. Recently Apple approved an application that simplifies this process. App is called EmotiFun and it is free (AppStore link).

Everything is simple: get app, run it, exit and go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> International Keyboards -> Japanese and enable.

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Get yourself a pair of iPhone earrings



The iPhone earrings are just $22, while the BlackBerry earrings sell for $19 a set. And there is no 2-year contract, you can waer them whenever you want.


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Friday, February 6th, 2009. 19:47

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TheCreeps [AppStore, Games, Free]



This is one more tower defence type game. Lots of fun, good graphics.

It costs just $4.99 (AppStore link). There is also free lite version (AppStore link). Watch the video:


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IM+ for Skype [AppStore]



This is a second application for Skype in AppStore. The first one is called Fring and it is Free. The new application is called IM+ for Skype, released couple days ago and costs $9.99 (AppStore link).

Users can chat, make calls, use SkypeOut, change status, see other's status, etc. Functionality is very close to Fring.

Here are some screenshots:


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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009. 22:06

Patent: VideoChat for iPhone



Since the iPhone's launch, the lack of video capabilities on the handset has been a major complaint among customers.The patent, that Apple was given several days ago, shows company's plans to introduce video conferencing to future generations of the popular handset. Apple devotes a paragraph to explaining how video conferencing would work. Lens that can be rotated backward or forward, coupled with the touchscreen as a viewfinder.


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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009. 1:51