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MID device: another iPhone killer?





Intel showed off a prototype handheld based on Moorestown, its upcoming Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform designed to enable a new generation of ultra-thin, touchscreen devices with extensive battery life.

Moorestown will consist of a system-on-a-chip (SOC), codenamed "Lincroft," which integrates a 45nm processor, graphics, memory controller and video encode/decode onto a single part. The platform will support a range of wireless technologies including 3G, WiMAX, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and mobile TV.

The divice will be avaliable sometime in the 2009-2010 time. Here is a video with presentation from IDF:


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GPS for old iPhone



The iGPS360 is a $75 device that brings full GPS to your jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch. Available for preorder now. Check Orange's site if you're interested.

via gizmodo




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Saturday, October 18th, 2008. 0:43

Utilities downloads



Here are download links for the latest versions of software for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad jailbreaking, activating and unlocking:

taig | pangu | evasi0n | p0sixspwn | RedSn0w | Sn0wBreeze | PwnageTool | Absinthe |GreenPois0n | iReb | iBooty | iFaith | UltraSn0w | LimeRa1n | Spirit | BlackRa1n | BlackSn0w | PurpleRa1n


pangu

pangu9 v1.1.0 (untethered iOS 9.0 - 9.0.2 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)

Windows:

pangu8 v1.2.1 (untethered iOS 8.0 - 8.1 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)

pangu v1.2.1 (untethered iOS 7.1 - 7.1.2 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)


taig

taig (untethered iOS 8.1.3 - 8.4 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)

taig 1.2.1 EN (untethered iOS 8.0 - 8.1.2 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)

  • Mac OS:
    • NA

evasi0n

evasi0n 7 v1.0.8 (untethered iOS 7.0 - 7.0.6 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)

evasi0n 1.5.3 (untethered iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 5G, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini)

p0sixspwn

p0sixspwn v1.0.8 (untethered iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.6 for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, все модели)


Sn0wBreeze

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.14 (tethered iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, untethered for old-bootrom iPhone 3GS; untethered for iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2)

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.13 (untethered iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2 jailbreak for all iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G)

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 (supports tethered jailbreak of iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G)

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.6 (pwnagetool for windows, supports untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad and Apple TV 2G)

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 (pwnagetool for windows, supports tethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom; untethered for iOS 5.0.1, iOS 4, iOS 3 supports Apple TV 2G)

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.1 (pwnagetool for windows, supports untethered jailbreak iOS 5.0.1, iOS 4, iOS 3 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad)

Sn0wBreeze 2.8b11 (pwnagetool for windows, supports iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1, tethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, Apple TV 2G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom)

Sn0wBreeze 2.7.3 (pwnagetool for windows, supports iOS 4.3.3, untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, Apple TV 2G)

Sn0wBreeze 2.2.1 (pwnagetool for windows, supports iOS 4.2.1, jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad)


RedSn0w

redsn0w 0.9.15b3 (tethered iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom)

redsn0w 0.9.14b2 (downgrade 06.15 baseband to 05.13, get back GPS and iltrasn0w unlock for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3GS)

redsn0w 0.9.13dev3 (tethered iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.12b2 (untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.12b1 (untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.11b4 (tethered iOS 5.1.1, iOS 5.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for all devices, including iPhone 4S, iPad 2; save unlock tickets)

redsn0w 0.9.10b8 (tethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for all devices, including iPhone 4S, iPad 2; save unlock tickets)

redsn0w 0.9.10b7 (tethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for all devices, including iPhone 4S, iPad 2)

redsn0w 0.9.10b6 (tethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.10b5c (untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.9b9d (tethered iOS 5.0.1, iOS 5 and iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom; supports untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak)

redsn0w 0.9.9b8 (tethered iOS 5.0.1, iOS 5 and iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom; supports untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak)

redsn0w 0.9.9b7 (tethered iOS 5, iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom; supports untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak)

redsn0w 0.9.6 rc16 (supports untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.8b7b (supports untethered iOS 4.3.3, tethered iOS 4.3.5, iOS 5 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom)


PwnageTool

PwnageTool 5.1.1 (untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Apple TV 2G, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

PwnageTool 5.0.1 (supports untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Apple TV 2G, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

PwnageTool 4.3.3.1 (supports untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Apple TV 2G, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)


iReb

iReb (Windows tool that will put your device into a pwned state so that you can upload custom firmware to it)


iBooty

iBooty (Utility to Boot Tethered iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G after Sn0wBreeze jailbreak)


iFaith

iFaith 1.4.2 (Windows tool that will save SHSH keys for your current installed iOS)


Absinthe 2.0

Absinthe 2.0.4 (supports untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

Absinthe

Absinthe (supports untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for iPad 2 and iOS 5/5.0.1 jailbreak for iPhone 4S)


GreenPois0n

GreenPois0n RC5 (supports firmware 4.1 and 4.2.1 jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad)


UltraSn0w

Current version is ultrasn0w 1.2.3, download in Cydia (unlock for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, firmwares 3.0-4.3.3; it supports basebands 01.59.00, 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, 06.15.00)


LimeRa1n

LimeRa1n (supports firmware 4.0-4.1, jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad)


Spirit

Spirit for Windows and MAC OS (jailbreak for all devices - iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, firmware 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.2)


BlackRa1n

blackra1n for Windows and MAC OS (jailbreak for all devices, firmware 3.1.2)


BlackSn0w

BlackSn0w for Windows and MAC OS (unlock for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, firmware 3.1, 3.1.2)


PurpleRa1n

Purplera1n for MAC (Beta jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, firmware 3.0)

Purplera1n for Windows (Beta jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, firmware 3.0)


Older software versions:

For iOS 4.0, iOS 4.0.1 and iOS 4.3-4.3.3 you can use http://jailbreakme.com

You can download older software versions here.absinthe-mac-0.1.2-2.zip




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PocketDyno Free [AppStore]



While browsing cool applications I've found PocketDyno (AppStore Link). This application measures the performance of the vehicle. It uses internal accelerometer, not GPS. So iPod and old iPhone users can try this application.

With PocketDyno you can measure:

  • Estimated horsepower
  • 0 to 60 mph and/or 0 to 100 kmh time
  • Max G's, velocity, distance, etc
  • Imperial or metric results based on locale

I'll definitely try this app today.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008. 17:54

Become an iPhone developer in 31 days



Take a look at appsamuck.com. They create sample lessons for each of 31 days. Now 13 lessons are avaliable. Eant to make fire or get familiar with GPS? I recommend all potential iPhone developers to take a look.

The key here is simple: "Taking baby steps is better than taking no steps at all!" We plan on writing 31 iPhone applications in the next 31 days. We will publish both the executable and the source code for each application. Our goal is for each of these applications to be useful, interesting, and straight-forward. Someone considering writing their first iPhone application should be able to look at these applications and "get it".




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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008. 0:31

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

Updates in Cydia: iComing, myFox, LockDown



Couple more updates today.

iComing allows you to be alerted when you are reaching a target location and / or send an sms to warn someone that you are coming. It uses GPS, GSM cells and WiFi. iComing updated to version 0.3.

myFox is an alternative browser for iPhone. Updated to version 1.3.

LockDown allows users to protect iPhone applications with a password. Updated to version 4.0.

All these applications are avaliable via Cydia Installer.




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Saturday, October 4th, 2008. 0:17

iPhone 3G and G1 specs



The specs are taken from apple.com and htc.com.

CPU Qualcomm® MSM7201A™, 528 MHz Samsung ARM11
Memory ROM: 256 MB, RAM: 192 MB 8-16 Gb
Dimentions 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm 115.5 mm x 62.1 mm x 12.3 mm
Weight 158 grams 133 grams
Display 3.2-inch 320 x 480 3.5-inch 320 x 480
Communications HSDPA/WCDMA 1700, 2100 MHz (3G)

GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g

Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

GPS

UMTS/HSDPA 850, 1900, 2100 MHz (3G)

GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g

Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

Assisted GPS

Control Trackball with Enter button

QWERTY keyboard

MultiTouch
Camera 3.2 megapixel 2.0 megapixel
Сonnectors HTC ExtUSB™(mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)

microSD™

3.5-mm stereo minijack
Battery Talk time:

350 min (3G)

400 min (GSM)

Standby time:

up to 400 hours

Talk time:

300 min (3G)

600 min (GSM)

Standby time:

up to 300 hours

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 1:54

GPS not working in 2.1 firmware?



Several users have reported an issue in which GPS functionality and location services in general do not work properly after the update to iPhone OS 2.1. In most cases of the problem, location service crosshairs appear, but the tracking blue dot (indicative of GPS) never appears.

As described by Apple Discussions poster hitchsaid:

“Both my brother and I have iphones and we both updated to 2.1 and the GPS on both our phones were working fine prior to 2.1 Now all we get are the crosshairs- the blue dot is nowhere to be seen. I have tried all the recommendations sitting outside for 20min, 3G off, airplane mode on/off, soft reset, location services on….wi-fi on, bluetooth off…. but nothing seems to make it work again….what is really bugging me is that it was working fine before the update.”

The fix for this issue, for many users, is to navigate to Settings > General > Reset and choose Reset All Settings.

via iphoneatlas




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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 22:04

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

GPS Kit for iPhone 3G



Garafa's GPSKit for iPhone provides you with more advanced GPS functionality and tracking for your iPhone:

  • Dashboard - see real time information (speed, direction, coordinates, etc)
  • Tracks - save your path, view in Google Earth or Maps
  • Waypoints - Save points of interest

While GPSKit's solution is $9.99, there are other applications on the App Store that provide portions of similar functionality:

  • GPS Tracker - real-time tracking service
  • Speed - real time speedometer
  • PathTracker - real time stats, save your path, also for runners/bikers
  • Speedster GPS - speed and altitude in real time
  • gpsCompass - real time stats
  • Distance Meter - distance tracker
  • iTrail - distance and path tracker for runners/bikers
  • RunKeeper - track running/biking paths and stats

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TomTom for iPhone is coming soon



MSNBC recently spoke with several GPS manufacturers about their plans to develop a turn-by-turn GPS solution for the iPhone. Such a program is likely some months away. Several of the 'bigs' in the business — TomTom, Garmin and Magellan — are interested.

"We have made our navigation system run on the iPhone; it looks good and works very well," said Dutch-based company TomTom, in a statement to MSNBC.com. "We will have to look more closely to Apple’s strategy before we can say more about what kind of opportunities this will bring us,:".

"We’re always looking at new phone platforms to expand into for Garmin Mobile, but we don’t have any announcements regarding the iPhone at this time," said Jessica Myers of Garmin International. Magellan spokesman Raphel Finelli said the company does "not have immediate plans for this, but we are looking into it."

via macdailynews




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Saturday, August 16th, 2008. 0:48

Firmware 2.1



Apple is already providing developers with a new iPhone firmware beta with enhanced location-finding that could lead to true navigation as well as the roots for background push services.

The one of new features is update to core Location - it can now recognize the cardinal direction of an iPhone with GPS as well as its velocity, both of which are ingredients necessary to providing turn-by-turn directions. The additions confirm statements recently by Apple's Greg Joswiak, who rejected earlier claims that iPhone 3G's GPS antenna wasn't powerful enough to handle navigation and in turn explained that "complicated issues" are holding the device back from serving as a true navigation unit.

Apple is also implementing a rough version of its background push notification service in the 2.1 firmware. Announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference, the feature lets third-party native programs receive data such as alerts or new messages without actively running. The measure saves processing power without interrupting some apps that depend on constant access to the Internet.

The inclusion of this early version of the code alludes to the 2.1 update becoming public at the same time as the push notification service itself, which is tentatively due for September. In the meantime, Apple and its US partner AT&T are known to be testing iPhone 2.0.1, a maintenance release that likely fixes some of the outstanding bugs with the initial 2.0 release.

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Friday, July 25th, 2008. 15:44

5 reasons to love the IPhone 3G



There is just one step from hate to love. There was a post about hate, now about love:

Here is a list of top 10 reasons to love:

10. Search improvements.
9. Scientific calculator.
8. Sync with Mobile Me.
7. Supports for Word attachments
6. Normal headphone jack.
5. It's cheaper ($199).
4. Microsoft Exchange support.
3. Applications. Especially games (from AppStore).
2. 3G
1. GPS




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AT&T tests IPhone 3G 's GPS



Larry Meyer from AT&T testdrives GPS functionality on IPhone 3G.




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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008. 15:18