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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

Broadcast video live from iPhone



Qik has released its mobile video streaming application for jailbroken iPhones to the public. The service allows users to broadcast video live from their phones using Wi-Fi or the EDGE network which can be viewed on Qik’s site or through its embeddable player. Unfortunately, the application is only compatible with phones running the 1.1.4 firmware.

Users running the 2.0 version of the software will need to wait for Qik to release a compatible version, which the company expects to do in the near future. Unfortunately, it’s likely that the application won’t be available through the official App Store, as Apple still hasn’t enabled video capture using the phone’s integrated camera.




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Solar powered charging case for the iPhone 3G



There are many solutions like battery packs and rechargeable hip holsters for iPhone and iPhone 3G. However, the new case from Mobile Fun has one advantage over all of these other devices—it can be charged by the sun.

The case itself features a sizable 1500mAh battery pack that they claim can be charged by the sun in as little as three hours. It also has a mini USB to USB cable that allows you to charge from your PC or hook up other gadgets for a quick shot of sweet solar juice. The case is slated for release in August in both black and white versions for around $54.




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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008. 19:43

Color your iPhone



Colorware: many colors are avaliable. Costs: $150 for back panel, $20 for frame, $20 for button, $10 for Sim card tray, $10 for earburds and $20 for dock. $230 for everything, but iPhone will look nice. You can play with different colors on their web site.




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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008. 19:37

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iTunes Store is №1



NPD Group released the top leading music retailers for the first half of 2008. The list was based on purchases of CDs or digital music downloads.

  1. iTunes
  2. Wal-Mart (Walmart, Walmart.com, Walmart Music Downloads)
  3. Best Buy (Best Buy, Bestbuy.com, Best Buy Digital Music Store)
  4. Amazon (Amazon.com, AmazonMP3.com)
  5. Target (Target and Target.com)

Apple's iTunes remains number one among all retailers. Apple took the number one spot in April, overtaking Wal-Mart.

Here is a quick list of history events for iTunes:

  • 28 April 2003 : start in the US.
  • 5 May 2003 : one million is sold.
  • 23 June 2003 : 5 million.
  • 8 September 2003 : 10 million.
  • 15 December 2003 : 25 million.
  • 15 March 2004 : 50 million.
  • 15 June 2004 : iTunes in France, UK, Germany.
  • 12 July 2004 : 100 million!
  • 26 October : in all European Union.
  • 2 December : iTunes in Canada.
  • 10 May 2005 : 400 million, open in Denmark, Norway, Sweden,  Switzerland.
  • 17 July 2005 : 500 million!
  • 4 August 2005 : Japan.
  • 25 October 2005 : Australia.
  • 23 February 2006 : first billion!
  • 19 June 2008 : 5 billion!

via deepapple




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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008. 19:24

Installing 2.0.1. Solving problems. Avoid bricked phone.



Here is an unofficial release notes for 2.0.1. If you want to install please read this first:

Disable airplane mode before installing Prior to installing the iPhone OS 2.0.1 update, make sure that Airplane mode is not enabled on your iPhone. Having Airplane mode turned on can result in a non-functional phone when the update is applied. You may receive the error message:

“Information for activation cannot be obtained from the iPhone”

Fortunately, you can disable Airplane mode from the emergency screen if your iPhone is put into an inactivated state by a problematic update.

“iTunes could not update the carrier settings on your iPhone” Several users are receiving the error message “iTunes could not update the carrier settings on your iPhone. An unknown error occurred (OxE80000001).”

If this error occurs, try clicking the “Restore” button in iTunes rather than “Update.”

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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

Quake for iPhone 2.0



Quake filannly made it! It is avaliable in Cydia Installer.

Main thing, it’s quite playable - moving around and firing are easy to do. There is an Options area, sound and music, and very little lag when playing. It doesn’t make use of the accelerometer - but if you’re a Quake fan, this is a good bit of Sunday fun for sure.




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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008. 0:17

Another hardware unlock for iPhone 3G



It is similar to the previous one. Same idea. The slim chip-and-circuit gizmo hugs the rear of your SIM and messes with the signals that go between it and the iPhone (or, indeed, a large number of other GSM and 3G phones) in a way that unlocks the device. Brando's product still requires you to cut your SIM to make room for the chip aboard it, but it looks a fairly simple operation. Costs just $21.




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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008. 18:33

Hardware unlock for iPhone 3G



Usbfever announced iPhone 3G hardware unlock (sim-card proxy). It will cost $35 and avaliable after August 20.


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BossPrefs 2.08b Update



This update is a small bugfix:

  • New algorithm to toggle EDGE without resetting the Comm Center. This makes the EDGE toggle nice and fast.
  • Fixed a bug on adding icons to the dock. Some would crash such as Settings icon. This only occurred when the plist was binary.

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008. 16:05

New firmware 2.0.1



The main purpose is bug fixing. Many applications work faster. Here is the list of changes:

  • Drag an app icon across multiple pages in one motion, rather than having to drag it, drop it, pick it up again and drag it over to next page, and repeat.
  • Contacts are now more responsive.
  • Backup is much faster.
  • Apple may have changed the calibration of the iPhone's reception "bars" while connected to a 3G network to reflect a stronger signal than before.
  • Keypad loads quicker.
  • Screen rotation in Safari appears to be smoother.
  • Some apps may ask to be updated after the firmware upgrade.
  • SMS typing faster.
  • Google Apps works faster.
  • Netshare still works (for those who use it).
  • Works with iPod.
  • Multimedia content is kept after update.
  • No Support from Pwnage and WinPwn. If you update you'll loose unlock and jailbreak.



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Free VoiceNotes Recorder in AppStore [AppStore, Free]



It is called EccoNote. iTunes link is here. It is simple. The main purpose is to recoed something and be able to playback. In the future developers promise to add additional functionality: f.e. sending recorded tracks via email. And it is free :)




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Monday, August 4th, 2008. 20:12

40 миллионов iPhone в год



Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant that produces the iPhone 3G for Apple, has ramped up production to 800,000 units per week, says a source close to Apple with direct knowledge of the numbers.

Apple sold just 6 million of its first generation iPhones. Foxconn factories will be able to ramp production up significantly over time, says our source. But at current sell rates, the company is producing iPhones at a run rate of over 40 million units per year, well beyond early estimates of demand for the product of 25 million over the 3G product lifecycle.

via techcrunch




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Monday, August 4th, 2008. 20:01

0.19% of the network are iPhone users



Net Applications published some web statistics. The number of iPhones according to it grows rapidly.

iPhone has 0,19% and is the most popular smartphone in this list. In June this number was 0,16%. Here is the charts and some other numbers:

Windows 91.02%
Mac 7.76%
Linux 0.82%
iPhone 0.19%
Playstation 0.04%
SunOS 0.01%
Nintendo Wii 0.01%




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Monday, August 4th, 2008. 16:29