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Patrick Stewart told how he loves his iPhone





Yesterday Patrick Steward gave an interview to PBS in its new broadcast premiere.

Sir Patrick Stewart, widely known for his roles of Charles Xavier in the X-Men films and Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek says he loves complexity. So Twitter with its 140 characters long messages is too simplistic to use. But then in his interview to Frontline’s Digital Nation he suddenly starts to talk about iPhone and dramatically describes an obsessive man-love for it as “An extension of who I am”.

It really looks like Jean-Luc Picard by himself arrived from the future to tell us about modern technology and the new way to understand it. Let's watch:




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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010. 17:04

iPad screen's aspect ratio consideration



A month ago John Gruber, author of the Daring Fireball blog, posted on twitter: “Shouldn't the iPhone shoot 16:9 video? Who wants 4:3 video nowadays?”

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Many people admit that they expect all screens to be closer to 16:9 aspect ratio. However from the first look it is obvious that iPad does not have 16:9 screen. We can see from the picture above the iPad screen is apparently equivalent in its aspect ratio to 2 iPhone screens, stacked in landscape mode, which is 4:3. It is primarily meant to be used in portrait mode, and it looks like a video playback is a secondary function. Indeed a 16:9 video looks a bit skinny on the iPad.

So will 4:3 video get back to business or it is just another feature of more comfortable e-book reading?




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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, February 1st, 2010. 0:48

PwnageTool Will Be Ported to Windows and Linux



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In addition to announcing a new version of Redsn0w, MuscleNerd has announced a PwnageTool port to Windows and Linux:

When asked about PwnageTool, MuscleNerd said via twitter "they can compile now for wxwidgets for redsn0w 0.9, so pwnagetool port can be based on this", "and so that means, pwnagetool port for windows and linux. For OSX it's all on @wizdaz of course :) "

PwnageTool lets you build custom ipsw files which can include personalized boot logos as well as automatic installation of applications. There is also project called Sn0wBreeze, a port of PwnageTool to Windows. However a port from DevTeam is of course more preferrable.

The latest version of PwnageTool 3.14 can be downloaded here.




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MacWorld Lists Top 20 Apps of 2009



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MacWorld has listed their 20 favorite apps of the year for the iPhone and iPod touch. With over 100,000 apps in the App Store, MacWorld focused on 20 categories and narrowed it down to the best performer in each category.

Here is the list:

Best Messaging App: BeeJive IM
Best Photo App: Best Camera
Best Notification App: Boxcar
Best News App: CNN Mobile
Best Book App: Eucalyptus
Best Social Networking App: Facebook 3
Best Casual Game: Flight Control
Best Search Tool: Google Mobile App
Best Reference App: iBird Explorer Plus
Best Reader: Instapaper Pro 2
Best Multimedia App: MLB.com At Bat 2009
Best Education App: Pocket Universe
Best E-Mail App: Postage
Best Designed Game: Ramp Champ
Best Sports Game: Real Soccer 2010
Best Shopping Tool: RedLaser
Best Platform Game: Rolando 2
Best Strategy Game: Strategery
Best Twitter Client: Tweetie 2

You can read a bit more about these apps MacWorld's site.




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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009. 15:45

Apple Approves Video Recording App for the iPhone 2G/3G



Apple has approved iVideoCamera, an application which lets you record video on any iPhone including the iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G. Now you don't need a 3GS to record and share videos with your friends and family. Works with firmware 3.1 OS installed and includes:

Ability to save to your camera roll or "Photos" and share via:

  • FaceBook
  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Twitter and more coming soon

Limitations:

  • The iPhone can only capture about 3 frames per second
  • Videos are limited to about 1 minute in length
  • Resolution is low: 160x213

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You can purchase iVideoCamera in App Store for $0.99 (link).

This is a great step forward, because Apple did not allow such apps to be in Appstore before. The quality of the recorded video is quite low, however it might be improved in the future. Could the acceptance of iVideoCamera open the door for Cycorder, popular video recording app that can be installed via Cydia?




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Square Enables iPhone to Handle Credit Card Purchases



Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, launched the new service named Square (still in beta) that allows you to make or take payments using your iPhone.

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All this happens through an accessory able to process credit cards that is connected to the the device.

User just need to enter the amount, the security code and the signature directly on the touchscreen. There are no charges of any kind, except a U.S. cent on every transition, which is donated to charity.

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The system is able to display a bill with lots of information: the map, the amount, the number of times that we used this system of payments in that particular store, and much more.

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The system is currently being tested in the US. Maybe one day we will all use it everywhere.




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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009. 17:55

Geohot will hack new baseband 05.11.07



Few hours ago GeoHot left a new message on Twitter - he officially started looking for an exploit in the new baseband 05.11.07.

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All iPhone 3G/3GS owners with native firmware 3.1 or higher will be finally able to unlock the phone. This also applies to iPhone owners who updated to firmware 3.1 or 3.1.2 by mistake.

via ispazio




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NASA application for iPhone [AppStore, Free]



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NASA, the government agency responsible for the space program of the United States of America, has just released its first application for iPhone. Through a simple interface this app allows us to know about all the missions planned.

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Features:

  • NASA Missions
  • Mission Orbit Tracker
  • Images
  • Videos
  • NASA Twitter Feeds/Mission Updates

Users can monitor the current position of the International Space Station and other spacecrafts around the Earth. App is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch, requires firmware 3.0 or later and is localized in English.

Avaliable for free in AppStore (link).




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PwnageTool for firmware 3.1.2 is almost ready



MuscleNerd, a member of the Dev-Team, has announced via twitter the release of the new version of PwnageTool.

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The software will be able to create a custom firmware 3.1.2 to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch and iPod Touch 2G. As stated everything would be ready soon and the tests performed were positive.




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Ultrasn0w unlock works with firmware 3.1.2



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MuscleNerd, the member of Dev-Team, created a nice post on twitter saying that ultrasn0w, the program that lets you unlock the iPhone 3G/3GS, functions just great with firmware 3.1.2. However you need to preserve baseband 04.26.08.

So the Dev-Team is working on new version of PwnageTool. Here is a screenshot that shows the new firmware and the old baseband:

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sn0wbreeze: PwnageTool for Windows



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iH8sn0w is working on a new project called sn0wbreeze. This will be a port of PwnageTool for Windows. Here are couple quotes from twitter:

iH8sn0w The new project that we are working on is sn0wbreeze. It is basically PwnageTool for Windows. Our ETA is October 12.
iH8sn0w Sn0wBreeze will Support iPod Touch 2G running 3.1 OTB!!! Not the 3G[S]!

With sn0wbreeze it will be possible to create custom firmware under Windows and use it for firmware 3.1 jailbreak.

UPDATE: Download it here.




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iPhone copy-paste extension Action Menu updated to v1.0.1



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Action Menu, utility that extends traditional Copy / Paste functionality, is updated to version 1.0.1.

Here is an official changelog:

  • No longer allow copying secure text fields
  • Add option to disable extended menu support
  • Support for launching Birdfeed via the Tweet action
  • Remember language in Translate service
  • Allow carriage returns in Lookup (for supported services)
  • Option to sort Favorites alphabetically
  • Translations now work (Italian, German, Japanese, French)
  • Additional Support for more apps
  • Fix for Facebook crash
  • Fix for copying song or album name in iPod app
  • Fix biteSMS-button related crashes
  • Fix crash when Lookup action is used inside SpringBoard
  • Fix Copy All breaking copy in the Photos app
  • Fix crash in iTunes password dialog
  • Fix for freeze in Fast Notes
  • Fix annoying popup on Wifi network/ringtone cells in Preferences
  • Revert 1Password to value-only copying
  • Prevent Safari freeze when invoking inside a window.prompt (temporary fix)

Action Menu can be installed or updated via Cydia on a jailbreaked iPhone (iPod Touch).




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Action Menu: Add New features to iPhone's Copy / Paste [Cydia]



Action Menu is a new utility that extends traditional Copy / Paste functionality. You can now "Copy All" or add text to a stack ("Favorites") that allows you to paste phrases frequently at any time and in any application.

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The application is free but you can also buy an extension pack (costs $2.99) which will add new features, such as:

  • History: keep the history of all copied sentences / words / numbers;
  • Lookup: find online matches for phone numbers and words, using Google Search, Wikipedia, Dictionary, and Google Translate;
  • Tweet: send selected text through a Twitter client installed on your iPhone (currently support Tweetie, Twitterific, Twittelator and TwitterFon).

We found this utility quite useful. It can be installed via Cydia on a jailbreaked iPhone (iPod Touch).




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ultrasn0w 0.91-1 [Cydia]



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The Dev-Team, after a little advice last night, has released an updated for ultrasn0w, the tool that provides unlock  for the iPhone 3G and 3GS.

Through a message on Twitter we found out that this new version fixes a slight bug that appeared when we turn off Airplane mode. So if you have problems - go ahead and update. The update is also recommended for everybody else.

Avaliable in Cydia, repository http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com.

via ispazio




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Howto create ringtones with Ringtone Expressions [Video]



Ringtone Expressions is a free applications, that allows users to create ringtones for iPhone easy and fast. It supports creating ringtones using Drag and Drop from iTunes, from YouTube videos, from your computer’s mic. It also sllows users to share thier ringtones via Facebook and Twitter.

Along with iPhone there is support for BlackBerrys and Windows Mobile.

Here's a video:




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