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Google Geolocation Service for iPhone Review [CNet Video]





Here is a CNet review of Google location services for iPhone that were recently announced:




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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009. 0:20

Dexter: The Official Video Trailer [AppStore, Games, Video]



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Dexter game will appear in AppStore by the end of August or early September. Dexter has a very beautiful 3D graphics with 30 frames per second and 30,000 polygons. It will be released in 4 episodes, with each one from 8 to 10 hours of play. iSpazio was able to get the introductory trailer of the game:

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Friday, July 24th, 2009. 16:12

DoubleTwist: sync your Palm Pre and other devices with iTunes [CNet Video]



Apple disabled the ability of non iPod/iPhone devices to sync with iTunes. Here is a work around:




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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009. 16:17

Palm Pre vs iPhone 3GS [CNet Video]






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The iPhone as a remote control for 1/40 scale truck [Video]



Now YouTube is full of videos that in one way or another relate to the iPhone. Here is a video of an E-Maxx rc truck being controlled by an iPhone. The iPhone is using a WifiBot rc kit to control the truck.




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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009. 18:14

Navigation Apps: Navigon vs Sygic [Video]



It is always hard to choose one solution, especially when they look similer. We see many questions like: "What is the best navigaton app for iPhone, Navigon and Sygic?". Today Macity released a comparison video:

Navigon looks much simpler, it doesn't have some features and beautiful graphics of Sygic. By the way, do not forget, that apps from TomTom and iGO might apper quite soon in AppStore.




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AppStore app will guide you to find marijuana [AppStore, Video]



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As we know, with applications for iPhone has the ability to find anything. We can look for a job, locate friends or our service stations, but now you can also find the marijuana. The application is called Cannabis and it was approved by Apple.

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The aim is fully legal as they contain a database of useful locations, where you can find the herb for medical purposes. As you have guessed it based on the geo-service and is able to show all the details on pharmacies, doctors, layers or organizations that sell or care for patients.

The rating of this app is quite poor (2.5 out of 5). Comments say this app doesn't work well.

App costs $2.99, here's an AppStore link.




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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009. 0:46

ultrasn0w 0.9: ideas from GeoHot, implementation from DevTeam



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DevTeam updated ultrasn0w. They removed the daemon and used ideas of GeoHot's purplesn0w, but implemented these ideas in a better safer way. New ultrasn0w 0.9 uses 152 bytes of baseband RAM, which is 6900 timesless than purplesn0w. They also use mobile substrate to patch CommCenter, instead of patching the file itself.

Here is a list of features from DevTeam.

  • Works on both 3G and 3GS.
  • Works on hacktivated devices.
  • Works regardless of how you jailbroke your device.
  • Doesn’t patch any mach-o binary whatsoever.  (Doesn’t require a separate patch as each new firmware comes out).
  • Doesn’t install any additional daemon
  • Has no race conditions, no popups about “Missing SIM”, no network issues
  • Is almost 7000 times smaller than its nearest competition :)
  • Is available now via Cydia.  Source repo is http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com (that last “0” in ultrasn0w is a zero!)

Anyway this new solution is a very good one. It uses good ideas in a good way. We recommend to use ultrasnow.




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Redsn0w updated to version 0.8: supports iPhone 3GS



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Redsn0w, jailbreak tool from DevTeam, is updated to version 0.8. This is for firmware 3.0 and now it supports:

  • iPhone 2G - jailbreak and unlock
  • iPhone 3G - jailbreak, use ultrasn0w for unlock
  • iPod Touch - jailbreak
  • iPod Touch 2G - jailbreak
  • iPod Touch 3GS - jailbreak, use ultrasn0w (version 0.8 and higher) for unlock

You should use it instead of purplera1n tool to jailbreak and activate iPhones and iPods.

Download here.




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Purplera1n for Mac OS X Released



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George Hotz has released his much anticipated Mac OS X version of purplea1n - jailbreak software for iPhone 3GS.




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PwnageTool 3.01 - Update



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PwnageTool, the program to unlock and jailbreak iPhone 2G and 3G and jailbreak for the iPod Touch developed by DevTeam, was recently updated to version 3.01. This is a technical update:

  • resolves compatibility issues related to PPC (Mac OS X)
  • adds Icy

You can download the new version of PwnageTool from here. This update is not for 3.1 firmware and is not for iPhone 3GS, it will not unlock your iPhone 3G - use redsn0w, purplera1n and other tools.




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Purplera1n: iPhone 3GS jailbreak by GeoHot



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Geohot released a beta software for iPhone 3GS jailbreak called PurpleRa1n. It is beta and has some issues, but it gets the job done if you’re patient.

Requirements: You must have
1) Windows xp sp2, Vista, Windows 7, MAC OS
2) iTunes 8.2.0.23
3) Purplera1n software

The jailbreak is a bit incomplete. The kernel vm_mem patch is not present so Winterboard will not work as some other critical tweaks. (SBSettings does work!).

Use with caution and be patient. If you're not in a hurry, wait for the release from DevTeam.




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iPhone users will learn how to sing well



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Apple has published a very interesting patent application in which they explore how to provide a Karaoke experience on the iPhone.


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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009. 16:14

Quake, Quake2 and Quake Arena will be avaliable for iPhone soon



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id Software's John Carmack today confirmed to Shacknews that the company plans to bring three of its Quake titles to the iPhone platform, though Carmack himself may not be heavily involved in the projects.  "We will be trying to put some other developers on the future classic titles," said Carmack. "I don't think I'm going to be doing all of the work on Quake, Quake 2 and Quake Arena on there."

The id Software provides an intense activity for the next year, with new projects every 2-3 months. Staremo a vedere. We shall see.




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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. 17:28

Doom Resurrection released [Video]



id Software's original iPhone game Doom Resurrection (App Store link) was released into the App Store earlier today. The Doom 3 inspired game offers a first person shooting experience that's been adapted to the iPhone. The player's movements in the game are scripted while the aiming/shooting is controlled by the accelerometer. This video shows the game in action:

via macrumors




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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. 17:20