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Users prefer Wi-Fi over 3G





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.

via 3dnews




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Saturday, January 31st, 2009. 19:21

AT&T and iPhone in Q4



AT&T today reported financial results from the fourth quarter of 2008 and announced that they had activated 1.9 million new iPhones during the quarter. Here are some numbers from Fortune:

  1. AT&T has activated 4.3 million iPhone 3Gs since its launch, 1.9 million in Q4 alone — more than double its iPhone activations one year earlier.
  2. The average revenue from Phone users is 60% higher than the typical AT&T customer — thanks to that $30 per month data fee. Their heavy use of Web services helped drive AT&T wireless data use up 51.2% year to year, which as reader Jon in Brentwood, Calif., points out is not necessarily a good thing.
  3. About 40% of the iPhone activations this quarter were new AT&T customers, either buying their first cellphone or switching from another carrier.
  4. The churn rate — the percentage of customers who drop AT&T’s service — among iPhone owners is significantly lower than the rest of the network, sharply reducing marketing costs.

The iPhone is still an expensive proposition for AT&T. The payback to Apple is between $288 and $432 per phone over the life of a 2-year contract. The company spent $450 million last quarter on network upgrades to provide high-speed 3G coverage.

On the other hand, Q4 revenues were up 2.4% (to $31.1 billion) in a tough economic climate thanks to results in the wireless division that CEO Randall Stephenson attributed largely to the iPhone.




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Apple results



Here are the news from Apple’s Q1 conference call:

  • 4.4 Million iPhones sold in Q4,
  • 13.7 million sold in year (more than the 10 they predicted)
  • AppStore: 15,000 apps, 500,000,000 downloads
  • 70 countries
  • 22.7 Million iPods sold
  • 73% of MP3 player market, 70% in UK and Australia, 50% in Canada
  • 28 billion in the bank
  • Plan to open 25 stores in 2009, half internationally
  • $199 iPhone a compelling value, nothing else like it in the market

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009. 18:15

iPhone 3G unlock on Dec 31



Good news! DevTeam anounced release date for iPhone 3G unlock. It is December 31, 2008. Supported firmware is 2.1, modem baseband 2.11.07 and earlier.




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iPhone 3G unlock: new step forward



News from DevTeam, they try to unlock iPhone 3G for a long time already:

"This ability we now have to spawn background tasks means we are one step closer to the 3G soft unlock.  We have a clear path to follow, and “all” that remains is the implementation." Watch the video:

This is the 5th step in the following achievements:

  1. Unsigned code execution on 3G baseband
  2. Reverting 01.45 baseband to previous versions
  3. Patching of static text (link)
  4. Injection of AT routines (link)
  5. Injection of background tasks

The next step is overriding the baseband code that enforces the carrier lock.

Related posts: Archive for the ‘Unlock’ Category




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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

Watch the video:


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News from DevTeam



Not much for regular users. This is just one more step towards software unlock of the iPhone 3G.


High resolution version can be downloaded via torrent.




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Tire Calculator [AppStore, Free]



This is a useful application for driverswho want to do wheel and tire upgrades. This application will tell you in both standart and metric results:

  • Sidewall Height
  • Wheel&Tire Radius
  • Wheel&Tire Diameter
  • Tire Circumference
  • Rotations per mile or kilometer
  • Difference in Speedometer Readings
  • And approximate Speedometer Results

And the best news is that it is now free (down from $1.99). AppStore link.

UPDATE: The price raised to $1.99




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Friday, October 17th, 2008. 17:17

Utilities downloads



Here are download links for the latest versions of software for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad jailbreaking, activating and unlocking:

taig | pangu | evasi0n | p0sixspwn | RedSn0w | Sn0wBreeze | PwnageTool | Absinthe |GreenPois0n | iReb | iBooty | iFaith | UltraSn0w | LimeRa1n | Spirit | BlackRa1n | BlackSn0w | PurpleRa1n


pangu

pangu9 v1.1.0 (untethered iOS 9.0 - 9.0.2 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)

Windows:

pangu8 v1.2.1 (untethered iOS 8.0 - 8.1 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)

pangu v1.2.1 (untethered iOS 7.1 - 7.1.2 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)


taig

taig (untethered iOS 8.1.3 - 8.4 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)

taig 1.2.1 EN (untethered iOS 8.0 - 8.1.2 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)

  • Mac OS:
    • NA

evasi0n

evasi0n 7 v1.0.8 (untethered iOS 7.0 - 7.0.6 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, all models)

evasi0n 1.5.3 (untethered iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 5G, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini)

p0sixspwn

p0sixspwn v1.0.8 (untethered iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.6 for all devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, все модели)


Sn0wBreeze

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.14 (tethered iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, untethered for old-bootrom iPhone 3GS; untethered for iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2)

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.13 (untethered iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2 jailbreak for all iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G)

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 (supports tethered jailbreak of iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G)

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.6 (pwnagetool for windows, supports untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad and Apple TV 2G)

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 (pwnagetool for windows, supports tethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom; untethered for iOS 5.0.1, iOS 4, iOS 3 supports Apple TV 2G)

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.1 (pwnagetool for windows, supports untethered jailbreak iOS 5.0.1, iOS 4, iOS 3 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad)

Sn0wBreeze 2.8b11 (pwnagetool for windows, supports iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1, tethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, Apple TV 2G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom)

Sn0wBreeze 2.7.3 (pwnagetool for windows, supports iOS 4.3.3, untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, Apple TV 2G)

Sn0wBreeze 2.2.1 (pwnagetool for windows, supports iOS 4.2.1, jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad)


RedSn0w

redsn0w 0.9.15b3 (tethered iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom)

redsn0w 0.9.14b2 (downgrade 06.15 baseband to 05.13, get back GPS and iltrasn0w unlock for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3GS)

redsn0w 0.9.13dev3 (tethered iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.12b2 (untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.12b1 (untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for all devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.11b4 (tethered iOS 5.1.1, iOS 5.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for all devices, including iPhone 4S, iPad 2; save unlock tickets)

redsn0w 0.9.10b8 (tethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for all devices, including iPhone 4S, iPad 2; save unlock tickets)

redsn0w 0.9.10b7 (tethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for all devices, including iPhone 4S, iPad 2)

redsn0w 0.9.10b6 (tethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.10b5c (untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.9b9d (tethered iOS 5.0.1, iOS 5 and iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom; supports untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak)

redsn0w 0.9.9b8 (tethered iOS 5.0.1, iOS 5 and iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom; supports untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak)

redsn0w 0.9.9b7 (tethered iOS 5, iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom; supports untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak)

redsn0w 0.9.6 rc16 (supports untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

redsn0w 0.9.8b7b (supports untethered iOS 4.3.3, tethered iOS 4.3.5, iOS 5 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G; untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom)


PwnageTool

PwnageTool 5.1.1 (untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Apple TV 2G, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

PwnageTool 5.0.1 (supports untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Apple TV 2G, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

PwnageTool 4.3.3.1 (supports untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Apple TV 2G, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)


iReb

iReb (Windows tool that will put your device into a pwned state so that you can upload custom firmware to it)


iBooty

iBooty (Utility to Boot Tethered iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G after Sn0wBreeze jailbreak)


iFaith

iFaith 1.4.2 (Windows tool that will save SHSH keys for your current installed iOS)


Absinthe 2.0

Absinthe 2.0.4 (supports untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G)

Absinthe

Absinthe (supports untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for iPad 2 and iOS 5/5.0.1 jailbreak for iPhone 4S)


GreenPois0n

GreenPois0n RC5 (supports firmware 4.1 and 4.2.1 jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad)


UltraSn0w

Current version is ultrasn0w 1.2.3, download in Cydia (unlock for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, firmwares 3.0-4.3.3; it supports basebands 01.59.00, 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, 06.15.00)


LimeRa1n

LimeRa1n (supports firmware 4.0-4.1, jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad)


Spirit

Spirit for Windows and MAC OS (jailbreak for all devices - iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, firmware 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.2)


BlackRa1n

blackra1n for Windows and MAC OS (jailbreak for all devices, firmware 3.1.2)


BlackSn0w

BlackSn0w for Windows and MAC OS (unlock for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, firmware 3.1, 3.1.2)


PurpleRa1n

Purplera1n for MAC (Beta jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, firmware 3.0)

Purplera1n for Windows (Beta jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, firmware 3.0)


Older software versions:

For iOS 4.0, iOS 4.0.1 and iOS 4.3-4.3.3 you can use http://jailbreakme.com

You can download older software versions here.absinthe-mac-0.1.2-2.zip




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iPhone powered notebook



MobiFrance points us to this intriguing company: http://olo-computer.com/. It looks like they’re intending on developing a low-cost sort of Netbook, but with a difference — it will be powered by the iPhone. The idea is you plug your iPhone into the bottom and it not only becomes the touchpad for the Netbook, it also powers the thing entirely, the rest of the hardware is simply a keyboard, screen, and a few other bits to make it all run.

The idea is nice but very far from being implemented.

via theiphoneblog




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Sunday, October 12th, 2008. 16:17

South Park iPhone Application



The South Park guys have cooked up a killer iPhone application. It's not yet available in the iTunes App Store.

There is ability to stream clips, grab wallpapers for your device, read news, and browse the complete episode index. Also: choose character likenesses as "contact images" for your iPhone -- assign a face to the phone book entry of your choice. An incoming call from best friend displays Kyle or Cartman and more.

Here are couple screenshots:


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Thursday, October 9th, 2008. 22:00

Jailbreak on firmware 2.2 beta 1



Firmware 2.2 beta 1 appeared just a day ago. It seems that DevTeam never sleeps :) They published a screenshot of jailbreaked iPhone 2G with this new firmware:

It runs Terminal.app (non-apple application) running on 2.2b1 firmware. Thay say that version 2.2 is still vulnerable to pwnage and quickpwn on everything but iPod Touch 2G.

No news about software unlock for iPhone 3G or jailbreak for iPod Touch 2G.




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Firmware 2.2 - new Safari interface



Apple just published firmware 2.2 beta 1 for developers. It is accompanied by a new beta of the iPhone SDK (build 9M2611). There are not much news about new features and improvements... but iphoneatlas already published a screenshot of new Safari interface, that is in firmware 2.2:

The new MobileSafari doesn't have the magnifying glass and refresh buttons at the top of the screen. There are the URL bar and search fields side-by-side instead. It looks much like the desktop version. Page refreshes are now accomplished via a tiny icon located inside the URL bar.

via iphoneatlas




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Friday, September 26th, 2008. 2:27

iPhone 3G in Russia



There are more than 500 000 iPhones in Russia already. But the official sales will start in October. There are tons of news about the prices and tarriffs, but there are no official announcements from carriers. Several resellers posted the following prices on their websites lately: 23 000 RUB ($920) for 8Gb and 27 000 RUB ($1080) for 16Gb version.




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Thursday, September 25th, 2008. 18:45

iPhone 3G in China - no 3G, no WiFi?



According to the South China Morning Post, the carrier wants Apple to supply a custom version of the iPhone which disables both W-CDMA (3G) and Wi-Fi. China Mobile doesn't yet have a 3G network in place and is afraid that customers will buy the iPhone and unlock it for use on more capable networks. This explains the lock-out for 3G, but killing the Wi-Fi is just spiteful.

Given that Apple ships an identical iPhone to every other world market, it's doubtful that China Mobile will get its way. But then, no other world market has a potential customer base of two billion people. If these functions are disabled, it will most likely be done in software.

via gadgetlab, gizmodo, cellular news




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Thursday, September 25th, 2008. 17:19