News tagged ‘Wi-Fi’

113 new features of firmware 3.0


Here is a list of 113 new features in 3.0 firmware. The information is  from hackint0sh site forum:

1. Cut/Paste
2. Copy/Paste
3. Shake to undo/redo typing
4. Text selection for easy mass deletion
5. MMS
6. Landscape keyboard in Notes
7. Landscape keyboard in Mail
8. Landscape keyboard in Messages
9. Forward texts or picture messages
10. Delete individual texts or picture messages

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AT&T Vs Pre: Internal Document


This is an internal document from the iPhone carrier exposing the Palm phone for what it really is :)

For example, the iPhone sports a  "Thinner, lighter, bigger screen, metal and glass design" while the Pre is "Available in Black only; plastic casing.". Pre has "Limited free Wi-Fi access" because they don't get to use AT&T Hotpots. And so on :)


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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009. 16:20

3-D Vector Ball: A special PingPong 3D [AppStore, Games]


3-D Vector Ball is basically a 3D ping pong. There is a multiplayer mode, where you can play with your friends over wi-fi. Watch the video:

The app is 0.99 in AppStore (link).


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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009. 16:37

Light Riders [AppStore, Games]


This is a multiplayer racing game. Light Rides will allow players to challenge up to 4 players over Wi-Fi. As you ride your Light Ride it will leave an Energy Trail behind it that neither you nor your opponents can pass. You will need to out maneuver your opponents while making sure you don't end up in a wall.

Here is an AppStore link video:


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Friday, February 27th, 2009. 15:36

MWC - Samsung Omnia HD

One more interesting, fantastic device. Indeed it is the first phone in the world to record video in HD 720p (1280 × 720). Here are the photos (click to get high resolution images):


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Samsung OMNIA HD (I8910) Product Specification:


HSUPA 5.76Mbps / HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
EDGE/GPRS Class 12 Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900)
UMTS Tri Band (900/1900/2100MHz)


Symbian S60 5.0 (Full touch UI)


3.7" 16M Full Touch QHD AMOLED (360x640)


8 Megapixel CMOS + CIF

Auto-Focus / Power LED Flash / Face Detection/Smile Shot / Blink Shot / Panorama Shot


DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MPEG4, RV

24fps@HD(1280 x 720p) Video recording

DLNA & HD TV out (DLNA dongle needed)

Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, Add subtitle, Image capture


FM Radio with RDS

MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / RA

Dual Stereo Speaker & DNSe 2.0: )

Value-added Features

GPS / S-GPS / Xtragps with Navigation, Proximacy, Light Sensor, Compass, Accelerometer

Advanced TouchWiz UI with Widget

Mobile Widget, Share Pix, Document Viewer, E-Dictionary, Biz Card Recognition, Podcasting, 3D Games, Application Download, Push Email (MS Exchange),Real-time video uploading, Smart Search


Bluetooth v2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi


8GB / 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 32GB)


123 x 58 x 12.9


1500 mAh


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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

More Details about iPhone 2,1

Yesterday we posted first info about iPhone 2,1. PinchMedia follows up with what few details they have about the usage of the device.

- 1st spotting of the "iPhone 2,1" device occured in early October 2008
- Usage picked up in mid-December 2008
- A few dozen distinct "iPhone 2,1" devices have been detected
- Almost exclusively located in south San Francisco Bay Area
- Both AT&T and Wi-Fi connections

PinchMedia provides iPhone developers with ad serving and analytic tracking software to embed within iPhone applications. This is how the the iPhone 2,1 devices have been detected.

via macrumors


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Friday, January 30th, 2009. 16:33

Firmware 2.2 released

Apple released new firmware version 2.2. Here are the direct links to all firmwares, including 2.2.

What's new in 2.2:

  • Enhancements to Maps
    • Google Street View - takes you on a virtual walking tour: Navigate street-level photographs of places you've located in Maps.
    • Public transit and walking directions - Get walking directions, find public transit schedules, check fares, and estimate your travel time.
    • Display address of dropped pins
    • Share location via email - Tap the Share Location button to send an email that includes a Google Maps URL.

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TouchTerm [AppStore, Free]

TouchTerm is a complete and fully-featured SSH terminal application, with an intuitive interface includes:

  • Translucent UI support allows typing while using the entire screen for displaying terminal output
  • Complete server, connection, and password management
  • RSA/DSA public key authentication
  • VT100 Terminal Emulation: Use top, screen, emacs, vi -- virtually any console application
  • Wi-Fi and EDGE/3G support: access and administer your servers from anywhere
  • Full special-key support including Ctrl, Esc, Tab, and arrow keys
  • Landscape mode support, configurable font size and color
  • A polished, iPhone-standard interface

This application is free for a limited time. The price dropped from $2.99 to 0. Here is AppStore link.

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Saturday, November 8th, 2008. 2:04

iTalk [AppStore, Free]

This is another free useful application for iPhone and iPod2 from Griffin Technology. It allows users to turn iPhone, iPhone 3G or Pod 2 into a recording device. iTalk's uncomplicated user interface lets you start/stop, choose Good/Better/Best sample rates, and manage the list of your recordings, all with just one finger.

  • High-quality handheld recording using your iPhone or 2nd-generation iPod touch
  • Easy, convenient user interface and controls
  • Drag & drop wireless file transfers to your computer
  • User-selectable 11.025 kHz, 22.05 kHz, or 44.10 kHz sample rates

Avaliable for free in AppStore (link).

You can sync recordings using iTalk Sync application that should be installed on Mac or PC.


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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008. 18:50

Veency: remote control your iPhone [Cydia]

This application is developed by Jay Freeman, the creator of the Cydia. Veency is a free app that allows iPhone owners to remotely control their iPhone from PC or Mac desktop via a VNC client.

Here are some of the features:

  • Launch applications on your iPhone
  • Reply to emails, text messages, and more
  • Rearrange icons
  • Lock/Unlock your iPhone
  • Browse through Photos and Contacts

Of course you cannot do two finger gestures with this app. All other actions can be done with the click of your mouse. The only area in which Veency fails tragically at is when opening any video recording application on the iPhone.

This application is avaliable for jailbreaked iPhones via Cydia installer.

Be sure to restart your iPhone after installing Veency and connect to the server using a Wi-Fi connection. We recommend using UltraVNC or TightVNC to connect your Windows desktop. If you're using a Mac, we recommend Chicken VNC.

Here is a video demonstration:

Remote access software or remote desktop software is software that allows you to access a remote computer.

via readwriteweb


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iDicto - limited time price drop [AppStore, Free]

iDicto (AppSore link) is a the most simple and easy-to-use powerful sound and voice recorder. Now you can enjoy this application free for limited time.

Other features supported by iDicto are:

  • Record, replay your ideas, notes, reminders on-the-go
  • Adjustable recording quality: Best (44.1kHz), Good (22.05kHz) and Low (8kHz).
  • Unlimited record time
  • Wi-Fi sync
  • Rewind during playback
  • Pause and continue during playback or recording
  • Rename recordings at any time
  • Group and sort your recordings
  • Show the date, time, recording length directly in the recordings list
  • Volume control
  • Auto saving
  • While transferring files you can select the time period during which auto-lock will be disabled.


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Friday, October 10th, 2008. 16:05

Firmware downloads (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

Here are the direct download links for the latest iOS 9.x firmwares:

iOS 9.2:

iOS 9.1:

iOS 9.0.2:

iOS 9.0.1:

iOS 9:

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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

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


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

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


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

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 1:54