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Since the iPhone's launch, the lack of video capabilities on the handset has been a major complaint among customers.The
Google has just announced a new way to manage yourTasks from your mobile device or your iGoogle homepage.
TUAW reader Paul tells a nice story, how his iPhone helped him to avoid getting the ticket. He was driving on a Midwestern road covered with blowing snow. He slowed down for a car stopped on the side of the road, but the car behind him hit his rear bumper, doing damage to both cars.
The officer who arrived to investigate asked Paul for his insurance card. Of course, that was when Paul realized it had expired the month before, and he didn't have the latest card in his wallet. The officer said it would be $200 for not being able to prove insurance coverage, and since Paul didn't have the cash it meant putting his license up for bond.
While the officer was doing the paperwork, Paul used his iPhone to log into his Geico Insurance account via the web. He was able to request a PDF copy of his card, which was emailed to his iPhone; then he displayed it to the officer. Happily, the deputy accepted the card as proof of insurance and did not issue the citation.
Most police agencies wouldn't be so open to the idea of looking at a downloaded document, but in this case, at least, it is yet another reason to love the iPhone.
According to the report of Devicescape, Wi-Fi applications developer, smartphone users prefer to use Wi-Fi rather than 3G.
During the servey 81% users would like to connect to Wi-Fi for internet browsing and email sending. About 86% said that Wi-Fi modules in phones are necessary. 82% would like to have special tariffs for 3G/Wi-Fi.
About 84% of people would like to see Wi-Fi spots everywhere. 56% of them are ready to pay for Wi-Fi service.
Apple has just pushed out Firmware 2.2.1 for iPhone and iPhone 3G, iPod touch, iPod touch 2G. You can download them here. Firmware 2.2.1 cannot be jailbroken at this time, so unofficial application users should wait for new version of QuickPwn from DevTeam. Unlock (yellowsn0w) also doesn't work for 2.2.1.
This update contains bug fixes and improvements:
- Version 2.2.1 (Build 5H11)
- Modem Firmware 02.30.03
- Improved general stability of Safari
- Fixed issue where some images saved from Mail do not display correctly in the Camera Roll
- Fixed issue that caused some Apple Lossless (ALAC) to skip during playback
- Unofficially Apple fixed SMS bug: users suddenly experience inability to send SMS text messages on the iPhone 3G, receiving the message "error sending" upon attempting to send.
First of all these icons can be viewed on any iPhone with 2.2 firmware. But to be able to send these icons users need to perform additional actions. There are 4 ways to turn them on and 2 of them are free:
Solution N1 for $5.99:
In AppStore buy and install
Solution N2 for $0.99:
In AppStore buy and install
Solution N3 for Free:
Jailbreak your iPhone. Run Cydia and install Emoji application (iSpazio repository). Go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> International Keyboards -> Japanese and enable "Emoji."
This application adds boolean ‘true’ key KeyboardEmojiEverywhere edits in /User/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preferences.plist. You can do it manually if you want.
Solution N3 for Free:
Step 1. Download the vcard.vcf
Step 2. Import it to your address book program. If you are using Windows, you may want to do it on iPhone directly. Send the vcard.vcf file to yourself. Open in on iPhone’s Email.app, click the vcf file and import all the contacts.
Step 3. Go into “Settings” > “General” > “Keyboard” > “Japanese Keyboard”. Enable the QWERTY keyboard.
Step 4. In notes or any other program you want. Type “emojia”, “emojii” or “emojiu” to select those icons.
I like Solution N3. It is free and simple. You do not need to play with contacts and etc. But you need to jailbreak an iPhone.
Apple released new firmware version 2.2. Here are the direct links to all firmwares, including 2.2.
What's new in 2.2:
- Enhancements to Maps
- Google Street View - takes you on a virtual walking tour: Navigate street-level photographs of places you've located in Maps.
- Public transit and walking directions - Get walking directions, find public transit schedules, check fares, and estimate your travel time.
- Display address of dropped pins
- Share location via email - Tap the Share Location button to send an email that includes a Google Maps URL.
Google Mobile App (AppStore
- Voice search - Speak your queries instead of typing them.
- Search with My Location - Search for nearby businesses and more without specifying where you are.
- Saving suggestions for web site shortcuts, like Wikipedia articles, search history, word completions.
- Fast access to Google services like Mail, Earth, Photos, Talk, Reader and more.
Voice Search is supported only on iPhone, and works best for North American English accents. Other languages coming soon.
Cooliris, the popular browser extension that revolutionizes the way you view media. Now it is available as an application for iPhone and iPod Touch. Cooliris makes finding news and search results a breeze by displaying them as an endlessly streaming 3D Wall, complementing the touch screen perfectly.
This application is free, avaliable via AppStore (
- 3D Wall makes finding and viewing content easy, and fun
- Discover provides you with news on-the-go: stay on top of the latest current events
- Get the full story: Read more inline without having to jump to the web browser
How to use:
- 1-Finger Swipe - Scroll the wall a screen length
- Pinch / Expand Wall - Zoom in/out
- Single Tap - Select Media or go full screen
- Tilt Wall - Scroll the wall by tilting the device left or right
- Press Title Bar Menu Button - Select the item to go one deeper
- Press Cooliris Logo - Go home
- Finger Swipe Submenu - Slide the sub-menu items to see more
- Click the Envelope - Share media via the default Mail Client
- Click the Metadata - Opens the containing page web page
- Click the 'i' Info icon - Shows/Hides the metadata panel
Watch the video:
Another nice application became free today. The price dropped from $1.99 to $0. The app is called Record (AppStore
- Launch and shake to start recording, or if you prefer, use the button on the lower right toolbar.
- Pause and resume recordings.
- Search recording titles.
- Organise recordings into folders.
- Setup smart folders based on keywords, or the location you recorded.
- Email recordings from your iPhone (15 minute recordings or shorter).
- Rename and reorder recordings.
- Seek and pause during playback.
- Compressed IMA4 AIFF format.
- Records when iPhone is locked.
NOTE: iPod Touch 2nd Gen users will need an Apple headset with microphone to use Record.
This application is developed by Jay Freeman, the creator of the Cydia. Veency is a free app that allows iPhone owners to remotely control their iPhone from PC or Mac desktop via a VNC client.
Here are some of the features:
- Launch applications on your iPhone
- Reply to emails, text messages, and more
- Rearrange icons
- Lock/Unlock your iPhone
- Browse through Photos and Contacts
Of course you cannot do two finger gestures with this app. All other actions can be done with the click of your mouse. The only area in which Veency fails tragically at is when opening any video recording application on the iPhone.
Be sure to restart your iPhone after installing Veency and connect to the server using a Wi-Fi connection. We recommend using UltraVNC or TightVNC to connect your Windows desktop. If you're using a Mac, we recommend Chicken VNC.
Here is a video demonstration:
Remote access software or remote desktop software is software that allows you to access a remote computer.
We wrote about several applications, that allow to write email in landscape mode. Now there is a better application. It is called Firemail. It does the same thing as the others, but it does it for free. It is avaliable via AppStore (
Here’s a brief overview of how it works: Open the application and you get a landscape mode keypad, get your email groove on, tap the send button and it automatically sends it to the email application. Type in the email addresses and you’re all set.
This is all great. But it would be much much better to see this kind of functionality in Mail. app, rather than separate standalnone application.
Update: Four landscape email front-ends popped up on the App Store last night, including this one:
via theiphoneblog and macrumors
You probably know about latest iPhone’s security issue. The good news is that there is a solution to fix it.
Jonathan Zdziarski has deviced a way to disable this writing to disk, so that screenshots cannot be recovered. On a jailbroken iPhone, you can disable these screenshots with the following commands in MobileTerminal or through SSH connection to iPhone:
# rm -rf /var/mobile/Library/Caches/Snapshots
# ln -s /dev/null /var/mobile/Library/Caches/Snapshots
Screenshots themselves actually get written to /var/mobile/Library/Caches/Snapshots. So these commands delete this folder and symlink it to /dev/null, so the screenshots don’t get written to disk.
The side effect to this is that when resuming an application, you’ll get the default screen in the zoom-in effect. Once the application resumes, however, you’ll have your application screen back. For example, your mail application will always zoom to the front as if you had an empty inbox, but will quickly correct itself once the application resumes.
“To return to the default behavior, just delete the symlink and the directory will get recreated. Mind you, this has no effect on the many other pieces of data stored on the iPhone, and therefore your iPhone will always be at risk for leaking private data, especially to seasoned forensic examiners. Use at your own risk.”
This is a Safari replacement browser for iPhone. It is avaliable via Cydia (Networking category).
- Full Screen Browsing
- Turn Landscape Mode switch on and off
- URL Recovery
- Home Page
- Google Search
- Mail Link
It is still in development stage, so more features will be quite soon.