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Skype is updated to version 1.2 [AppStore, Free]





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Skype, the iPhone and iPod Touch application through which you can call and chat with your Skype contacts, has been updated to version 1.2. There are many updates and new features.

What's new in version 1.2:

  • Set up call forwarding from your iPhone – forward Skype calls to a phone number when you're not signed in.
  • Improved performance and better audio quality on Skype-to-Skype calls.
  • Even easier to send text messages (SMS) - Send SMS from the Call tab.
  • Calls are connected much faster.
  • Status of your contacts is updated more often.
  • You can now decide whether you want to stay online/offline when the iPhone is  locked. We've added this into settings.
  • Contact groups are now supported, making it easier to see who is online and separate your saved phone numbers.
  • You can now edit the name of your saved phone numbers.
  • Added support for skype: URL schemes in Safari.
  • When creating a new account the country in your Skype profile is taken from the language used on your iPhone.
  • Group chat profile pictures are now shown.
  • You can now remove your profile picture.
  • Added a 'Help' link to 'Forgot your password'.
  • Improved support for proxy configurations.

If you have done jailbreak, don't worry. During first launch Skype will pop up a message showing that it works only on unmodified iPhones and iPods. But it is not true. It works just fine.




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AT&T Announces iPhone MMS Launch Date: September 25



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AT&T has issued a press release today announcing that MMS will become active for iPhone users on September 25.

We've been working for the past several months to prepare our systems and network to ensure the best possible experience with MMS when it launches - and that launch date is: September 25 for iPhone 3G and 3GS customers. MMS will be enabled through a software update on that day.

AT&T points to the need for the company to build out its network infrastructure to handle the demands of heavy MMS messaging volumes as the primary reason for the delay in launching the service compared to carriers in other countries that have offered MMS since the launch of iPhone OS 3.0 in June.

As announced in June, MMS messaging will be included at no additional cost to users with an iPhone text messaging plan.

via macrumors




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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009. 23:38

Facebook 3.0 CNet Review [Video]



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New features in 3.0:

  • Landscape mode
  • See your upcoming Events and RSVP
  • See your friends' birthdays
  • See Pages and post updates and photos to Pages you administer
  • Write Notes and read your friends' Notes
  • Upload videos from an iPhone 3GS
  • Upload photos to any album
  • Complete photo management (create albums, delete albums, delete photos, delete photo tags)
  • Change your Profile Picture
  • Zoom into photos
  • Like posts and photos
  • See the same News Feed as the Facebook website
  • Visit links in a built-in web browser
  • See all of your friends' friends and Pages
  • See mutual friends
  • Easily search for people and Pages
  • Make friend requests
  • Become a fan of Pages
  • Quickly call or text your friends
  • Create shortcuts to your favorite friends and Pages
  • Friends sorted by first or last name according to your settings
  • Chat friends sorted alphabeticaly

So there are many new features. Here is a good video review from CNet:

Yesterday Facebook upodated to version 3.0.1 (minor bugfixes). It is avaliable for free in AppStore (link).




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VoIP app from Vonage



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Vontge company is known to it's Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service. Recently Vonage has submitted an iPhone application to Apple. The application's approval has been delayed by minor technical issues with the application.

"They submitted an application for review," said Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris told Tech Trader Daily. "There are some technical issues [with the code they submitted] that hopefully can be resolved." Kerris did not elaborate on the nature of the issues with Vonage's application.
In an update to the article, Vonage reported that it has fixed the issue and resubmitted the application to Apple for approval.

"We can confirm that one of our prospective applications is for the iPhone. They identified one issue stating that it is 'simple to fix.' The issue is cosmetic and relates to the labeling of an icon. We've made the requested change and resubmitted the application for approval earlier today."

Anyway this app will be restricted to Wi-Fi only for voip phone calls once it appears in the App Store.

via macrumors




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Thursday, August 27th, 2009. 16:24

Firmware 3.0.1 jailbreak



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Good news is that you can still use redsn0w 0.8 to jailbreak firmware 3.0.1. Here's the step-by-step plan:

  1. Download both firmware 3.0 and firmware 3.0.1 (link).
  2. Download redsn0w 0.8 (link).
  3. Update or restore to official 3.0.1 in iTunes.
  4. Run redsn0w.
  5. When redsn0w asks you to identify the IPSW used, point it at the 3.0 IPSW instead of the 3.0.1 one.
  6. Follow the instructions.
  7. After the jailbreak, reinstall ultrasn0w 0.9 if you need the unlock.



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Apple Keynote Event Scheduled for Early September



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MediaMemo reports on claims from music industry sources that Apple is planning a keynote event for the week of September 7th. Rumors say that some expected topics are Snow Leopard , iTunes 9 and new iPod Touch with camera and microphone.

Apple has traditionally held media-focused keynote event each September to introduce new iTunes features and iPod updates:

  • 2008: "Let's Rock" - iTunes 8 and new iPod touch, nano, and shuffle models.
  • 2007: "The Beat Goes On" - original iPod touch, updates to the iPod line, iTunes 7.4 update, iPhone price drops.
  • 2006: "It's Showtime" - iTunes 7 and iPod updates, Apple TV.
  • 2005: "Here We Go Again" - Motorola ROKR mobile phone with iTunes support, the release of iTunes 5, introduction of the original iPod nano to replace the iPod mini.

via ispazio and macrumors




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Apple released firmware 3.0.1



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It looks like the changelog is quite simple. This iPhone OS update addresses the SMS vulnerability issue. Go ahead and update.




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Friday, August 7th, 2009. 2:32

Cydia Store - how to purchase apps



The CydiaStore is open for business. Below you can find purchase process so you can see how it works.

Cydia store packages are going to be in blue writing. when you click on one, your install button says “purchase” instead of “install”.

The Cydia store uses two layers of authentication: 1) Authentication 2) Payment. Currently, amazon is used for payments and you can use either facebook or google for authentication. If you have an existing amazon account, facebook account, or google account, this is easy.

You can choose to have this automatically remembered so you don’t have to go through these steps again if you want. Also you now need to link the device you’re using to your account:

After this is done, you now need to setup payment. There are steps to take on teh very first time, but if you allow it to be kept, it will be remembered for the second purchase. Note you can also set pay limit for one-click installs without having to reenter a password in the future:

After, sign in with your Amazon password and finish checkout:

After this, you hit the “close” button and wait. It took about 20 seconds for me. Now the package shows that it’s purchased and ready for download:

After this, updates and such are treated normally. If you selected the correct options, it will be very easy to purchase the next item.

UPDATE: you can use paypal now :)

via thebigboss




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Firmware 3.1 beta 3: what's new?



Here are couple more facts about new firmware 3.1 beta 3:

  • Looks like the limit is 15MB for sending photo and video via emails.
  • Usage now shows separate “Cellular Network Data” and “Tethering Data”. This is on a standard 3.1 beta 3 install, no hacks.

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  • iPhone no longer vibrates when going into the edit home screen icon mode.
  • Button 123 is now _123:

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  • Fixed problems with databases in different applications: Messages, Mail, Address Book etc.
  • In terms of API there are changes in UIKit (UIImagePickerController, UIVideoEditorController) and Audio Toolbox (AudioConverter, AudioSerives, ExternalAudioFile).
  • It still updates the Baseband (modem) to version 05:11:04.
  • Added the translation of labels "original size" and "Save as a new clip" when editing video.
  • Translated the string "ask to join network" in WiFi.
  • Enhance in sending and receiving SMS and MMS: In the previous beta it often returned an error when under conditions of a weak signal. Now everything seems to work in the best possible way.



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Trojan virus in iTunes?



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If you have updated AVG to the latest version, your antivirus may indicate the presence of a Trojan virus inside the iTunes directory. Files iTunes.dll and iTunesRegistry.dll are mistaken as Trojan horse Small.BOG.

This problem was found by many people, Apple support forum is full of similar reports. If you use Windows and have encountered the same problem, just wait for a patch to antivirus software and delete the iTunes directory from scanning with AVG.




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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009. 1:10

Apple Released firmware 3.1 Beta 3 [Video]



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Apple releases new iPod Touch / iPhone firmware - 3.1 beta 3, just couple weeks after firmware 3.1 beta 2. As usual it is only for and avaliable via developer.apple.com. iPhone 3.1 Beta 2 expires tomorrow, July 28 at 12am (device local time). The OS weighs is around 307MB.

You can now copy/paste videos into email like pictures. Previously you could only use the share option which would compress the video to a lower resolution. New functionality was tested with a 33 second video clip (14.7MB), sent via gmail. The recieved file was 640×480 / 30fps. Sending the same file via the share function resulted in a size of 3.21MB and 480×320 / 30fps. Here is a video demo:

UPDATE: Firmware 3.1 Beta 3: What's new?

via theiphoneblog, whenwillapple




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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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ultrasn0w 0.9: ideas from GeoHot, implementation from DevTeam



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DevTeam updated ultrasn0w. They removed the daemon and used ideas of GeoHot's purplesn0w, but implemented these ideas in a better safer way. New ultrasn0w 0.9 uses 152 bytes of baseband RAM, which is 6900 timesless than purplesn0w. They also use mobile substrate to patch CommCenter, instead of patching the file itself.

Here is a list of features from DevTeam.

  • Works on both 3G and 3GS.
  • Works on hacktivated devices.
  • Works regardless of how you jailbroke your device.
  • Doesn’t patch any mach-o binary whatsoever.  (Doesn’t require a separate patch as each new firmware comes out).
  • Doesn’t install any additional daemon
  • Has no race conditions, no popups about “Missing SIM”, no network issues
  • Is almost 7000 times smaller than its nearest competition :)
  • Is available now via Cydia.  Source repo is http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com (that last “0” in ultrasn0w is a zero!)

Anyway this new solution is a very good one. It uses good ideas in a good way. We recommend to use ultrasnow.




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iTunes updated to version 8.2.1 - Palm Pre sync disabled



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Apple has released a minor update to iTunes, version 8.2.1 available via pop up when you open iTunes, or when you launch Apple Software Update:

iTunes 8.2.1 provides a number of important bug fixes and addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices.

What it does, is it breaks Palm Pre sync. Maybe there are some other fixes. If you use jailbreak, we do NOT recommend you this upgrade. Other users can download it here.




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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009. 22:29

FontSwap [Cydia]



FontSwap is the program that can change the style of the text in the entire system. Want to change the font in a lock screen - no problem.

It has recently been updated to version 1.5. New version fixes some bugs and adds some small new features. First you will have the opportunity to fully restore the original system fonts through a convenient button "Restore Default Fonts." Also the alignment bug is resolved.

You can find FontSwap in Cydia (repository BigBoss).

You can read antispyware removal guide at Removal-Guides.comRemoval-Guides.com.




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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009. 20:12