Aug 272010
 

iPhone Dev Team has announced earlier today that they won’t be releasing the jailbreak for iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch or iOS 3.2.2 for iPad.

Apple released iOS 4.0.2 two weeks back, which fixed the security vulnerability in iOS 4 and iOS 4.0.1 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iOS 3.2.1 for iPad that was used by JailbreakMe – the web-based to jailbreak iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

iPhone Dev Team explained the reason for not releasing the jailbreak for iOS 4.0.2: Continue reading »

Aug 262010
 

One of my favorite jailbreak iPhone apps for iPhone OS 3.x.x was Lockdown, which gives users the ability to password protect their iPhone apps.

ipodtouchmaster, developer of Lockdown has released Lockdown Pro, which is compatible with iOS 4 or later.

But it is no longer free. It costs $1.99 on Cydia or Rock Your Phone store. Lockdown Pro comes with the following new features: Continue reading »

Aug 262010
 

The unofficial release of PwnageTool for jailbreaking iOS 4.0.2 is now out in the wild. It can jailbreak iPhone 3GS (with old bootrom only) using iOS 4.0.2 custom firmware. There is of course no need to update to iOS 4.0.2 if you have iOS 4.0.1 (jailbroken using JailbreakMe) and PDF Patch installed from Cydia. But in case you have updated to iOS 4.0.2 accidently on your iPhone 3GS (with old bootrom), you can jailbreak it again using this version of PwnageTool for Mac.

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Aug 262010
 

The iPhone Dev-Team has just posted an update on their official blog, giving warning to all those with newer devices like iPhone 4, iPad (on iOS 3.2.2), iPhone 3GS (New bootrom) and iPod touch 3G / 2G (MC-Model) to not update to iOS 4.0.2 as they wont be wasting another exploit for this minor firmware update. Instead, the focus will now be on finding a new exploit which could be used on the next major firmware update i.e. iOS 4.1. I’ll say that is a good move on their part given that final version of iOS 4.1 could be out as early as next week.

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Aug 262010
 

We knew this was coming and here it is: the Netflix application, heretofore reserved only for iPad users, has trickled down to iPhone and iPod touch devices. Version 1.1.0 makes the TV show and movie streaming app universal — so long as your universe is known as iOS — and looks to massively expand the available audience for Netflix’s mobile effort. What are you waiting for, go get it already. Continue reading »

Aug 262010
 

Who knew that credit card processing would be the new hotness for smartphones? The Square mobile payment system has been making waves by letting small businesses receive credit card payment directly on their smartphones. Now, mophie and Intuit are looking to get in on the same action with their Complete Card Solution for iPhone. It’s a $179 package that includes both mophie’s card-swiping phone case and the 3.0 version of Intuit’s GoPayment app. After a quick application users are said to be approved (or, erm, declined) within 15 minutes and can immediately start accepting payments. Full details, including just how much users will be forking over in fees, after the break. Continue reading »

Aug 252010
 

According to The Register, Google is planning to release their search-by-sight feature, Goggles to the iPhone, which is currently available for Android phones.

Google Goggles will allow users to search the web using the camera on their iPhone.

It can recognize languages, books, album covers, artwork, landmarks, places, logos, and more. The Register reports that David Petrou, a Google engineer working on the Goggles project talking at Monday’s Hot Chips conference at Stanford University in California confirmed that Google is working on an app to bring their search-by-sight feature to the iPhone: Continue reading »

Aug 252010
 

It was only yesterday when a woman named Melissa Thompson used one of those new Samsung Galaxy S smartphones to beat the Guinness World Record for fastest texting using Swype keyboard pre-installed on the device. She wrote a textually challenging phrase:

the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human

in just 25.94 seconds. The record was previously held by an American named Franklin Page who wrote the same exact sentence, also on a Samsung phone in 35.54 seconds in March of this year.

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Aug 252010
 

It’s been promised for years and was said to have gone into production before, but it looks like this time it’s for real — that’s the very first iControlPad fresh off the production line pictured above. No orders are being taken just yet, but that’s promised to be announced soon on Craig Rothwell’s Twitter feed (linked below), and the first run is said to be limited to 3,000 units, which are expected to sell out fast. It looks like that’s just the beginning for the peripheral, though — Rothwell is also promising to support additional phones in the future, which can be accommodated simply by swapping out the two side pieces. Need to get up to speed on the whole saga? Head on past the break for a brief history in video form. Continue reading »

Aug 232010
 

iOS 4 brought tons of new features to both the iPhone and iPod touch, the major one being multitasking or task switcher. But if you prefer Exposé style of multitasking in OS X, then Multifl0w is for you! We covered this app last year as well for iOS 3.x, but this new version which has just been released is compatible across all iOS based devices, including iPad on iOS 3.2.x and iPhone on iOS 4.x.

Exposé-like multitasking for iOS! Works with iOS4, and iPad! Totally rewritten for speed, reliability, a redesigned interface, and iOS4! Multifl0w shows all open apps (up to 9) on the same screen, for easy and quick task switching. The tabs are re-arrangeable, just drag an drop! In iOS4, Multifl0w can work alongside or totally replace Apple’s task switcher! Also compatible on iOS 3.1.X, just be sure to install the free app Backgrounder. Also, on iOS4, Backgrounder enables more customization so you can get the multitasking style you want.

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