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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

Qik: broadcast video live from iPhone, now with 2.0 support



There was a post about Qik:Broadcast video live from iPhone. At that time only users of old iPhones with firmware 1.1.4 could use it. Now there is a new version for 2.0 users.

You can get Qik with the iPhone 3G and old iPhone with firmware 2.0 by doing the following:

  1. If you have not already, you'll need to sign up at http://qik.com/sign_up and receive an SMS from us to activate the application.
  2. Launch Cydia.
  3. Go to the "Sections" tab at the bottom and scroll down to "Multimedia."
  4. Under Multimedia, you will find Qik. Tap on it then select "Install" at the top right, then in the same spot tap "Confirm."
  5. Now you will see Qik get installed. You may hit the "Return to Cydia" button at the bottom or just quit Cydia when it is done installing.
  6. You'll now notice a "Qik" icon on your home screen - Go ahead and launch it.
  7. As long as your initial signup SMS/text message is still in your inbox for the first launch, your account will be linked to your device.
  8. Make sure you have 3G service or are on WiFi (edge is not sufficient enough to stream video) before you begin broadcasting.
  9. Hit record and enjoy Qik!



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Apple's market capitalization is $159.37 billion



Digital Daily notes that Apple's market capitalization at $159.37 billion is now worth more than Google's which is at $157.56 billion. Apple's market cap first exceeded $100 billion in May of 2007. Apple was included into the S&P 100 index at that time. For interest, MacDailyNews compiled a list of the market values of other notable companies:

  • Microsoft (MSFT) - $255,648,204,000
  • IBM (IBM) - $169,964,678,000
  • Apple (AAPL) - $157,012,662,240
  • Google (GOOG) - $156,392,862,560
  • Cisco (CSCO) - $142,125,692,160
  • Intel (INTC) - $135,658,860,000
  • Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) - $111,866,423,760
  • Nokia (NOK) - $97,746,699,520
  • Research In Motion (RIMM) - $71,143,935,000
  • Disney (DIS) - $59,257,501,500
  • Dell (DELL) - $50,483,256,060

via macrumors




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Thursday, August 14th, 2008. 1:44

iLightr - virtual cigarette lighter for iPhone



iLightr is a virtual cigarette lighter for iPhone and iPod touch that is available in the App Store now. It's only US$0.99 and is an amazingly good simulation of a lighter. Next time you're at a concert and just gotta have an encore, don't pull out a cigarette lighter. Instead, launch iLightr!




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Thursday, August 14th, 2008. 1:31

iPhone 3G: advertising and real world



We all saw iPhone 3G "twice as fast" adv video. The funny thing is that in real world everything is much slower than in advertising.

However new iphone 3G is really faster than the old one: EDGE vs 3G.




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Appstore: $1 billion market some day



In the month since Apple opened an online software clearinghouse called the App Store, users have downloaded more than 60 million programs for the iPhone, Chief Executive Steve Jobs said in an interview at Apple's headquarters.

While many of the applications were free, Apple sold an average of $1 million a day in applications for a total of about $30 million in sales over the month, Mr. Jobs said.

If sales stay at the current pace, Apple stands to reap at least $360 million a year in new revenue from the App Store, Mr. Jobs said. "This thing's going to crest a half a billion, soon," he added. "Who knows, maybe it will be a $1 billion marketplace at some point in time."

Apple is keeping only 30% of the proceeds from application sales -- about enough to cover expenses from credit-card transactions and other costs of running the online store -- while the programs' creators keep 70%.

via Wall Street Journal




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pTerm - terminal application in AppStore



Newly arrived in the App Store is pTerm, an iPhone port of the PuTTY terminal emulator. It supports SSH and Telnet, among other things, and has a built-in Control key.

Eric Maland says that a 1.1 update is already on its way (it has been submitted to Apple and is awaiting approval). Unfortunately a handful of "major crashy bugs" (as Eric puts it) were discovered after the 1.0 release had been submitted.

Planned features for future releases include multiple simultaneous connections, custom sizes and colors, port forwarding and lots more.

And in the meantime, if you download and experience crashy behavior, Eric's message is: be patient. The fixes are done, but when they reach the Store is out of his hands.

pTerm is $4.99US in the US App Store

More screenshots and the list of features:


Read the rest of this entry »




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Friday, August 8th, 2008. 23:02

New firmware 2.0.1



The main purpose is bug fixing. Many applications work faster. Here is the list of changes:

  • Drag an app icon across multiple pages in one motion, rather than having to drag it, drop it, pick it up again and drag it over to next page, and repeat.
  • Contacts are now more responsive.
  • Backup is much faster.
  • Apple may have changed the calibration of the iPhone's reception "bars" while connected to a 3G network to reflect a stronger signal than before.
  • Keypad loads quicker.
  • Screen rotation in Safari appears to be smoother.
  • Some apps may ask to be updated after the firmware upgrade.
  • SMS typing faster.
  • Google Apps works faster.
  • Netshare still works (for those who use it).
  • Works with iPod.
  • Multimedia content is kept after update.
  • No Support from Pwnage and WinPwn. If you update you'll loose unlock and jailbreak.



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40 миллионов iPhone в год



Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant that produces the iPhone 3G for Apple, has ramped up production to 800,000 units per week, says a source close to Apple with direct knowledge of the numbers.

Apple sold just 6 million of its first generation iPhones. Foxconn factories will be able to ramp production up significantly over time, says our source. But at current sell rates, the company is producing iPhones at a run rate of over 40 million units per year, well beyond early estimates of demand for the product of 25 million over the 3G product lifecycle.

via techcrunch




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Monday, August 4th, 2008. 20:01