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Backgrounder





iPhone-Backgrounder (available for jailbroken iPhones via Cydia Installer) brings another much-desired functionality that Apple's not allowing for legit apps—the ability to run in the background.

This is very usefull for iPhone applications like Skype (Fring), MobileChat, IM+, and many others.

To enable backgrounding for the currently-running instance of an application, press and hold the menu/home button until a message pops-up stating "Backgrounding Enabled". Note that only the current instance will be affected; if the application is terminated and relaunched, the new instance will not have backgrounding enabled.

To properly terminate an application instance that has backgrounding enabled, press and hold the menu/home button until a message pops-up stating "Backgrounding Disabled".

Issues:

  • Application immediately quits when holding menu/home button:

    One possible cause is having the Intelliscreen application installed with the "App Launch Boost" option enabled. This option can be disabled in Intelliscreen settings on the "Performance" page.

  • Application "XXX" runs fine in the background for a while, then suddenly quits:

    This is most likely due to the device being low on available application memory (RAM, not disk space). This can be caused by either having too many applications running at the same time, or by using applications that require a lot of resources. Unfortunately there is no fix for this issue, other than to avoid having too many backgrounded applications.




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Skype for iPhone - now avaliable and is FREE [AppStore, Free]



Fring allows you to chat and interact with others on a variety of networks including Skype, MSN, GoogleTalk, AIM, Yahoo, Twitter, ICQ.

In addition, Fring offers voice over ip (VoIP) using the iPhone's WiFi connection. Features listed include:

  • VoIP Calls over WiFi
  • Instant Messaging
  • Integrated dynamic contact list 
with real-time contact availability
  • SIP integration
  • Multiple Connection types

Fring supports SkypeOut and SIP which allows you to make calls to landline and mobile phones. Available for free via App Store. (link)

via macrumors




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Saturday, October 4th, 2008. 1:19

an unknown error 13014



Several users have reported problems syncing their iPhones after updating to iTunes 8.0.1. The most common error message is “an unknown error 13014.”

As one reader writes:

“I just downloaded and installed iTunes 8.0.1 on my iMac running 10.5.5, and synced my non-3G iPhone. I immediately received an error message stating that “The phone ‘[my iPhone's name]‘ cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (13014). Thinking I’d probably be able to fix it by resetting the phone, I did so.

Now, 15 minutes into the reset, the phone is syncing nicely with no major issues, except that I’m still getting prompted that it can’t be synced about every 15 seconds or so. It’s even kind enough to queue up the errors so that if I ignore them for a few minutes I can go back and just click ‘OK’ half a dozen times and then go back to whatever I was working on. No idea of the cause, outside of the iTunes upgrade.”

Users are reporting similar issues with the iPod touch.

In some cases, simply restarting the host computer and restarting the iPhone can resolve this issue. In other cases, this procedure is unsuccessful.

The other workaround is to reinstall iTunes. If this doesn't help, uninstall it and install iTunes version 8.0.

via iphoneatlas




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Friday, October 3rd, 2008. 23:46

Connect desktop or notebook to internet through iPhone 3G



Many iPhone 3G users would like to use internet on a desktop or notebook through their phone. There were several solutions: iPhoneModem, NetShare, 3Proxy.. they all used SSH and SOCKS proxy. One of the working ones was described here get internet on a desktop or notebook through IPhone 3G.

Couple days ago PdaNet (fullname is PdaNet WiFi Router) was ported to iPhone. Now our life is much much easier.


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iPhone 3G unlocked in Hong Kong



Apple is now selling its iPhone 3G unlocked via its on-line Apple Store in Hong Kong. The 8GB model is HK$5,500 (about US$694) and 16GB is HK$6,200 (about $797). It is available since July 11th with a local Hutchison Telecommunications contract, but this is the first time that Apple has sold its device unlocked in Hong Kong.

"iPhone 3G purchased at the Apple Online Store can be activated with any wireless carrier. Simply insert the SIM from your current phone into iPhone 3G and connect to iTunes 8 to complete activation."

Unfortunately for the 1 billion mainland Chinese, the terms and conditions limit sales to those in Hong Kong only.. But the gray market usually doesn't care about t&c's.




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G1 can't get the time right



The analog clock says it's 9:10 but the digital clock says it's 2:47. Not good :)




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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 17:27

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iPhone 3G and G1 specs



The specs are taken from apple.com and htc.com.

CPU Qualcomm® MSM7201A™, 528 MHz Samsung ARM11
Memory ROM: 256 MB, RAM: 192 MB 8-16 Gb
Dimentions 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm 115.5 mm x 62.1 mm x 12.3 mm
Weight 158 grams 133 grams
Display 3.2-inch 320 x 480 3.5-inch 320 x 480
Communications HSDPA/WCDMA 1700, 2100 MHz (3G)

GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g

Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

GPS

UMTS/HSDPA 850, 1900, 2100 MHz (3G)

GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g

Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

Assisted GPS

Control Trackball with Enter button

QWERTY keyboard

MultiTouch
Camera 3.2 megapixel 2.0 megapixel
Сonnectors HTC ExtUSB™(mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)

microSD™

3.5-mm stereo minijack
Battery Talk time:

350 min (3G)

400 min (GSM)

Standby time:

up to 400 hours

Talk time:

300 min (3G)

600 min (GSM)

Standby time:

up to 300 hours

via habrahabr




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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 1:54

iFunBox - iPhone file browser



iFunBox is an iPhone file browser for MS Windows. It is quite useful. I use iPhoneBrowser tool, and this one I like very much. It is free, download iFunBox V0.6.199.35.

iPhone File Manager
> Navigation, Upload and Download
> Quick Preview, Drag&Drop
> Delete, Rename and Move
> Asian / Long Filename Support
iPhone Portable Disk
> Realtime Progress Indicator
> High Speed Data Transmission
> Scheduled Data Transferring
> Recursive Copy Subfolders
Managing iPod Music & Movie
> iTunes© Managed Media Files
> Upload Songs and Movie
> Sort and Selection
> Copy to PC with Friendly Title
Upload Wallpaper in Batch
> Wallpapers in iPhone
> Batch Uploading and Conversion
> Change Image Resolution
> High Quality Image Resizing



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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008. 14:28

Block ads in Safari browser



Jamesisbored published a guide, that shows how to block ads, that show up in Safari browser during web surfing.

MobileSafari has one major drawback. Up until now, there was no way to block ads. Ads increase the load time of a webpage, and especially on EDGE cause the internet to crawl. Blocking them will give you a lot of extra speed. This is one of the simplest hacks available for your iPhone. You will need to be Jailbroken and have the 2.0 Update, or later.

  1. Connect to your iPhone through SSH, iPhoneBrowser, or some other tool.
  2. Navigate to /etc/.
  3. Now download this replacement hosts file. Replace iPhone's file with this one.
  4. Restart your iPhone!

This hack has been tested and confirmed to be working on the iPhone 2.1 Update.




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Monday, September 15th, 2008. 18:52

Stop, do not update and jailbreak 2.1



It is recommended that you all hold off jailbreaking 2.1. There are many issues that dev team is working through. A jailbreak isn’t quite enough.

Many apps are not yet stable. Categories will not work because we cannot launch one app from another at this time. Cydia is not yet stable. I recommend you wait a day or two still.




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Saturday, September 13th, 2008. 23:04

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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Snapture 2.0



Snapture is an enhanced camera application. It costs $8, but trial version is also avaliable. Among the features there are zoom 3х, timer, special effects, multi snapshots and others.

Download through Cydia or Installer.




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Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 18:25

Disable Apple's kill switch



You probable know, that some time ago software developers have found a line of code buried in the iPhone's operating system that could enable Apple to remotely delete applications stored on the device that it no longer approves of. This is known as "Apple's kill switch".

Now you can turn this OFF using BossPrefs 2.12b. This is a major feature in 2.12b version. Avaliable for download from Cydia Installer.




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Monday, August 18th, 2008. 13:38

GPS Kit for iPhone 3G



Garafa's GPSKit for iPhone provides you with more advanced GPS functionality and tracking for your iPhone:

  • Dashboard - see real time information (speed, direction, coordinates, etc)
  • Tracks - save your path, view in Google Earth or Maps
  • Waypoints - Save points of interest

While GPSKit's solution is $9.99, there are other applications on the App Store that provide portions of similar functionality:

  • GPS Tracker - real-time tracking service
  • Speed - real time speedometer
  • PathTracker - real time stats, save your path, also for runners/bikers
  • Speedster GPS - speed and altitude in real time
  • gpsCompass - real time stats
  • Distance Meter - distance tracker
  • iTrail - distance and path tracker for runners/bikers
  • RunKeeper - track running/biking paths and stats

via iphone-chat




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TomTom for iPhone is coming soon



MSNBC recently spoke with several GPS manufacturers about their plans to develop a turn-by-turn GPS solution for the iPhone. Such a program is likely some months away. Several of the 'bigs' in the business — TomTom, Garmin and Magellan — are interested.

"We have made our navigation system run on the iPhone; it looks good and works very well," said Dutch-based company TomTom, in a statement to MSNBC.com. "We will have to look more closely to Apple’s strategy before we can say more about what kind of opportunities this will bring us,:".

"We’re always looking at new phone platforms to expand into for Garmin Mobile, but we don’t have any announcements regarding the iPhone at this time," said Jessica Myers of Garmin International. Magellan spokesman Raphel Finelli said the company does "not have immediate plans for this, but we are looking into it."

via macdailynews




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Saturday, August 16th, 2008. 0:48