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Google Mobile App - now with voice control [AppStore, Free]





Google Mobile App (AppStore link) is updated with voice control support.

Features include:

  1. Voice search - Speak your queries instead of typing them.
  2. Search with My Location - Search for nearby businesses and more without specifying where you are.
  3. Saving suggestions for web site shortcuts, like Wikipedia articles, search history, word completions.
  4. 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.




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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008. 17:51

Cooliris for iPhone [AppStore, Free]



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 (link).

Features

  • 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

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Record: one more free recoder [AppStore, Free]



Another nice application became free today. The price dropped from $1.99 to $0. The app is called Record (AppStore link). This is audio and voice recorder for iPhone.

Features:

  • 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.




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Veency: remote control your iPhone [Cydia]



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.

This application is avaliable for jailbreaked iPhones via Cydia installer.

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.

via readwriteweb




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Firemail: email in landscape mode for free [AppStore, Free]



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 (link).




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Saturday, October 18th, 2008. 0:28

Landscape Email in App Store



TouchType (iTunes Link) is a new app available now in the App Store for the low price of $.99. Now all that is left is some SMS landscape love.

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:

- Wide Email - $0.99
- Sideways - $1.99
- Touchtype (Landscape Email) - $0.99
- Compose - $4.99

via theiphoneblog and macrumors




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Thursday, October 9th, 2008. 1:10

iPhone’s security issue: fix it



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.”

via iphoneatlas




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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008. 0:00

myFox - Firefox for iPhone?



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
  • Bookmarks
  • URL Recovery
  • Home Page
  • Google Search
  • Mail Link

It is still in development stage, so more features will be quite soon.




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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 18:42

CopierciN - copy/paste for iPhone



CopierciN is a cool app that implements some copy / paste functionality. It’s in the beta stages but has potential. It lets you import and export between apps like notes, sms, email. Avaliable via Cydia Installer for 2.x firmares.

CopieriN is a basic text editor which, hopefully, bring some kind of copy/paste mechanism to iPhone (to jailbroken ones only, unfortunately). It does not add copy/paste functionality directly to other applications but it provides a mechanism to import text from and export text to SMS, Notes, Mail applications (more to come in the future) and files in the filesystem.

Usage: It basically has two parts: Text Editor and Importer/Exporter. Within the text editor, you can select a piece of text using your finger, cut or copy it, and paste it to a selected location.


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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 2:50

iPhone 2.1 firmware is out



The iPhone 2.1 is out. It contains the following updates as listed by Apple:

- decrease in call set-up failures andcall drops
- significantly improve battery life for most users
- dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
- improve email reliability, notable fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
- faster installation of 3rd party applications
- fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes if you have lots of 3rd party applications
- improved performance of text messaging
- faster loading and searching of contacts
- improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
- repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
- option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
- Genius playlist creation

The 2.1 firmware is build 5F136 (weighing in at 237.8MB) and can be directly downloaded through iTunes. The new firmware also contains a number of security fixes including the well publicized passcode flaw.

Jailbreak for 2.1 is not avaliable yet.




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iPhone's security issue



It's amazing, how curious some people are. iPhone hacker and data-forensics expert Jonathan Zdziarski explained that iPhone snaps a screenshot of your most recent action -- regardless of whether it's sending a text message, e-mailing or browsing a web page -- in order to cache it. This is purely for aesthetic purposes: When an iPhone user taps the Home button, the window of the application you have open shrinks and disappears. In order to create that shrinking effect, the iPhone snaps a screenshot, Zdziarski said.

The phone presumably deletes the image after you close the application. But anyone who understands data is aware that in most cases, deletion does not permanently remove files from a storage device. Zdziarski demonstrated that if you know what you're doing (and you've got over an hour), you can recover the file system and see many, many of these grabs.

"This flaw can only be exploited by somebody with physical access to a device, but your phone could get into the hands of someone with more malicious intent," he said. "Obviously, you don't want to trust any of your data to a passcode."

Gadget Lab is also reporting that Zdziarski said forensics experts have actually used this method to solve serious crimes.

via gizmodo and gadget lab




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Friday, September 12th, 2008. 16:50

iPhone update for 3G issues and etc in September?



Jim Dalrymple at Macworld notes that the iPhone software update from Monday was mostly to handle issues with dropped calls on new iPhone 3G handsets. According to an Associated Press article, the update "improved communication with 3G networks," said Apple spokesperson Jennifer Bowcock.

However, some Macworld commenters are saying the update hasn't helped with dropped calls, even in areas with a strong signal.

What's more, according to an AppleInsider rumor, another update is scheduled for September that addresses an issue where non-default applications will repeatedly crash. A tipster claims to have received a Steveogram saying the issue "is a known iPhone bug that is being fixed in the next software update in September."

via tuaw




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Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 16:58

OpenClip - Copy/Paste for iPhone



One of the common complaints about Apple’s iPhone–and one that did not get solved with the launch of the iPhone 3G–is the lack of a copy-paste function. An independent developer Zac White has taken matters in his own hands and founded a non-profit, open source, community project called OpenClip which is offering iPhone developers a free Copy and Paste framework that will add this functionality to their applications.


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Network problems - just 2%, but it's 60 000 users



A MacForums reader claims to have received a one-sentence e-mail from Steve Jobs regarding iPhone 3G connectivity issues.

According to MacForums, the e-mail says the following:

We are working on some bugs which affect around 2% of the iPhones shipped, and hope to have a software update soon.

Steve

If we're to trust Cote Collaborative analyst Michael Cote's estimate of 3 million iPhone 3Gs sold since July, 2 percent translates to about 60,000 users having problems with the 3G network. The reported issues have ranged from difficulty staying on the 3G network to slow overall performance.

via wired.com




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Monday, August 18th, 2008. 23:44

iPhone 2.1 beta 4 - no push notification feature



Apple has just seeded iPhone 2.1 beta 4 to developers—uninteresting, really, except for the fact that the push notification service has been pulled from the release "for further development."

Targeted to hit your iPhone in September, the push service allows apps to receive notifications (internet data) in the background while they're not running, a godsend for AIM and other messaging apps. Hopefully this doesn't mean it'll be delayed.




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Sunday, August 17th, 2008. 15:16