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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'."

via geeksugar




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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

T9 for iPhone [Cydia]



Why would you need T9 on iPhone? Well if you still want it, it will be avaliable in Cydia soon.

Just in case you want it so much, that you cannot wait:

  1. Download it ispmultitap.deb
  2. Upload to iPhone (via iFunBox for example) to /private/var/mobile
  3. Run MobileTerminal and type:
    su root
    alpine
    dpkg -i ispmultitap.deb
  4. Enable T9 in keyboard settings.

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Monday, February 2nd, 2009. 17:41

Bikini Blast [AppStore, Free]



This app is free through 1/31/09.

Bikini Blast gives you a great selection of sizzling bikini wallpaper for your iPhone, with new photos added daily. Categories include: Beach Babes, Blonde Bombshells, Beautiful Brunettes, Ravishing Redheads, Girl Next Door, Lovely Latinas, Hot Moms, Adult Swim, Thongs, Hot Rod Hotties and Exotic Beauties. Just for fun, we've even added some sexy lingerie photos in our new Pajama Party category.

Download as many photos as you want, set them as your wallpaper and even send them to your friends.

Here is AppStore link.

More photos:


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Saturday, January 31st, 2009. 23:48

Next generation iPhone proof in firmware 2.2.1



MacRumors has discovered that iPhone's firmware has evidence of the next generation iPhone which has been designated "iPhone2,1". This new model number can be found in the USBDeviceConfiguration.plist in an unencrypted firmware.

Apple uses these models numbers to distinguish between different hardware models. The original iPhone carries the model number of "iPhone 1,1" while the 3G iPhone is labeled "iPhone 1,2". These numbers do not change for simple storage increases and instead represent functionally different devices. Similarly, the iPod Touch was originally introduced as the "iPod 1,1" and the most recent hardware revision was labeled "iPod2,1".

Meanwhile, at least one developer has noticed actual "iPhone2,1" models in use based on PinchMedia ad serving reports.

via macrumors




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hClipboard - one more copy/paste solution [Cydia]



This is one more solution to add copy/paste functionality to iPhone. Couple days ago we wrote about Clippy. This one is called hClipboard. Avaliable via Cydia (bigboss repository) for jailbreaked iPhones.

Here is a quick tutorial how to use it:

After installing just enable it in Settings → General → Keyboard → International.

Copy:

When the keyboard appears, switch to ℏClipboard by clicking the International button (the Globe) repeatedly. Then hit the Copy button. The entire content of the text field should now appear in the top of the clipboard.

To select portion of a text:


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