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Phone Designer Jony Ive





Apple VP of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive discusses the philosophy behind everything from the iPhone to the iMac for the documentary "Objectified":

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Sunday, November 8th, 2009. 15:59

BlackSn0w Unlock For 05.11.07 Is Now Available



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Geohot has released his BlackSn0w utility. BlackSn0w is an unlock for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. It supports the latest firmware 3.1 and 3.1.2 with baseband 05.11.07 and enables official tethering. Available for both Windows and Mac.

Here is a quick tutorial:
If you havn't done the jailbreak: go to blackra1n.com, download blackra1n, run it, follow the instructions (it is really simple) to perform the jailbreak. Run balckra1n app on iPhone and install BlackSnow.
If your device is already jailbroken - run Cydia, add repository blackra1n.com and install blacksn0w. That's it!

The latest version of blackra1n is RC3. It now has hacktivation support, 15 second speed improvement, Tiger+PPC support.

PS: If you just bought a new iPhone 3GS or have one that was made recently (approximately after 40th week after iPhone 3GS release): your device has a new BootROM. Unfortunately it is impossible to run regular jailbreak with this new BootROM. There is a sloution - tethered jailbreak. Everything including unlock will work fine. However every time you restart your iPhone, you need to plug it to a computer with blackra1n installed.




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New Apple Get a Mac Web Ad: Ultimate Upgrade



Apple is airing a new Get a Mac Web Ad entitled, Ultimate Upgrade, on websites (f.e., NYTimes and CNN).

You can watch the web ad below:




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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009. 3:54

Robot plays Rock Band!



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This is a robot capable of playing Rock Band iPhone application. The setup is pretty much the same as the other robots that play these kinds of games.

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Monday, November 2nd, 2009. 16:39

Unlock for iPhone 3GS with formware 3.1 and 3.1.2 is ready!



GeoHot has just released a new video which shows his new hack in action. It's called Blacksn0w and is able to unlock the new baseband 05.11.07 of the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.

This new baseband appeared in firmware 3.1. So all users who own locked iPhone can unlock it and use with any cellular provider. Users who have upgraded to firmware 3.1 or 3.1.2 by mistake can also use blacksn0w.

BlackSn0w will be released November 4.




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Google Maps Navigator



Google created a new application called Google Maps Navigator. This is a full and free navigation software supported by advertising. The app will have turn-by-turn navigation, traffic information, POI, voice search, sattelite, 3D and street views. There is only an app for the Android platfom, but an iPhone version will be released soon. Hopefully Apple will not reject it. Let's watch the video:




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Motorola Droid vs Apple iPhone 3GS: The first Browser Speed Test [Video]



Motorola Droid is a new Verizon phone based on Android platform. The guys from Engadget, as usual, have already been able to try and test this interesting device. Here are the results:




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iPhone 4G concept



How do you think iPhone 4G will look like? Isamu Sanada sees the upcoming iPhone in a iMac style, borderless with contrast of black and aluminum. The appearance is very compact, slim and well made:

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009. 2:07

iCan video: an answer to iDon't and iDon't Care



We have seen a video from Verizon named iDon't and an ansfer from iPhone fans - the video named iDon't Care. Here's a new one, called iCan. It describes what a jailbreaked iPhone can do:

Here is the list of apps for that:

  • Can be customized: using Winterboard
  • I can run applications simultaneously: thanks to Backgrounder and Kirikae
  • I can always use the tethering: thanks to the tweaks available in Cydia
  • I call with Skype on 3G network: using VoiceOver3G or 3GUnrestrictor
  • Support an open development: with applications to be released via Cydia

Nice, isn't it?




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NY Times Exec Mentions Apple Tablet



Bell Keller, Executive Editor of the NY Times, let slip on the still unconfirmed Apple tablet in a speech last week.

The New York Times speech comes from an internal "all hands" meeting at TheTimesCenter, which was intended to be off the record. However, the video was also provided to the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. Skip to about 8:20, and you'll hear:

We need to figure out the right journalistic product to deliver to mobile platforms and devices. I'm hoping we can get the newsroom more actively involved in the challenge of delivering our best journalism in the form of Times Reader, iPhone apps, WAP, or the impending Apple slate, or whatever comes after that.

Given the matter-of-fact way Keller refers to the slate, it sounds like a done deal versus a hypothetical.

via gizmodo, niemanlab




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Blackra1n RC2 supports tethered 3GS jailbreak



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iPhone OS hacker, GeoHot, released Blackra1n RC2 today, an updated jailbreak utility for the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch.

This version provides a tethering jailbreak for the new iPhone 3GS with the updated Bootrom. GeoHot lists these new features on his blog:

  • Fixed 3G issues
  • Tethered jailbreak for 3.1 OOTB ipt 8GB and new 3GS units
  • Fixed Icy issues
  • Both Windows and Mac

You can download BlackRa1n here.




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New "Get a Mac" videos from Apple



Apple created new "Get a Mac" advertising videos targeting Windows 7. The new ads can be viewed on Apple's site or below via YouTube. The first one is called "Broken Promises":

Here are two more videos "Teeter Tottering" and "PC News":


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Friday, October 23rd, 2009. 14:51

New Apple MacBook Video Review [CNet Video]






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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009. 20:12

New Apple iMac Video Review [CNet Video]






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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009. 20:11

iDon't Care: The answer to Verizon and the Motorola Droid [Video]



There was an Anti-iPhone advertising campaign from Verizon called "iDon't" and designed to publicize the new Motorola Droid listing all the shortcomings of the iPhone. Today a new video was published obviously in favor of the iPhone, called "iDon't Care".

Obviously it was not made by Apple, which usually responds with irony only to Microsoft. The author is Jon Anderson, a simple Apple fan as well as admirer of the iPhone.

He's the original video from Verizon:

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