iPhone

  • INdependence rocks: 1.1.1 cracking in 10 minutes

    If you’re planning on upgrading your 1.0.2 iPhone to 1.1.1, use the iNdependence method found in the program’s help file. Compared to the tortured, laborious process I had to go through before, it’s a walk in the cake, so to speak. The process still requires you to downgrade and/or re-virginize your phone but it works great with a fresh, out-of-the-box model of any… Read More

  • Sad clown: No cross Mail.app/iPhone transmission

    So maybe everything isn’t totally rosy in Leopard world. Apple promised we’d be able to sync notes from our iPhones to Mail.app but it turns out this is impossible. The new Mail.app has a sort of “Note to self” feature which is actually an email generated to look and act like a little note. The notes appear in your mailbox as a mail message, provided you’re not… Read More

  • Apple: 250,000 unlocked iPhones in the wild

    Just how many iPhone have been unlocked by pesky AT&T haters? Apple’s guessing a quarter of a million, which comes out to one out of every six of the 1.4 million that have been sold. If you ask me, that sounds low. I know not one, not two, but four unlockers, and they’re the majority of the iPhone owners I know. Granted, the group I run with tends to be a little geekier than… Read More

  • iPhone re-virginizer released, iFuntastic now works: God, these guys are good

    Another day, another iPhone hack. This one returns your iPhone to its pristine, pre-1.1.1/AnySIM/hacked state, allowing you to upgrade slowly and methodically to 1.1.1 and unlock your iPhone sans drama. Amazing work. Oh, and popular Jailbreak/modding app iFuntastic now works with 1.1.1. Anything else you guys need? Maybe an iPhone finger condom? Download Page via TUAW Read More

  • iPhone better than ground control, National Weather Service

    Readers at FlyerTalk are outraged at the new iPhone commercial featuring a pilot who uses his iPhone to check the weather and inform the control tower that things were clearing up and he should be able to fly. I’m actually getting kind of tired of these “real person” ads, actually. Not sure why, but they don’t sit right with me. Oh well. Now you’ll know what… Read More

  • Video: Apple genius doesn't buy kid's "my iPhone broke" story

    Fake Steve Jobs is the man. He completely calls out this tool who brought his non-functioning iPhone to an Apple Store to get it checked out. Judging by the comments found on blogs left, right and center, the guy was just hamming it up for his hidden camera, possibly thinking he would become the newest YouTube sensation. The Apple guy told him to take a short walk off a long pier. Hats off… Read More

  • Bonjour works on iPhone, iPod Touch


    I see you see me Erica from TUAW got Bonjour up and running on her iPhone and iPod touch. At this point it’s really just a proof of concept—all it can do is send pictures from the iPhone to the Touch—so it’s yet another example of doing something for the sake of it. That’s right now, at least. In the future, with a little more tinkering, Erica says it could… Read More

  • Mac sales up, PCs are stupid and dumb


    Hot ladies love the Apple! Hey, stupid Windows users, look at us! Wheeee! We’re high on the hog! Livin’ off the fatta the land! We’re riding the peace train all the way to funky town because Apple sales are up 34 percent and many of those were sales to new Mac users. In your FACE Vista! WOOOOT! Although this won’t affect our lives in any way. It’s actually just… Read More

  • The iPhone/Touch TIFF exploit explained in the cold poetry of code


    Remember that weird TIFF exploit they used to get the iPhone/Touch to jailbreak itself? Neither do we. However, here is the source code for generating the improper and massive TIFF that is needed to get write access to your iPhone. If you go through the code you can see where the TIFF actually patches the filesystem to allow read/write access to the internal memory. Very cool. Source Read More

  • Kid wakes from coma, realizes he missed iPhone launch

    Geoff Evila recently awoke from a 4-month coma and realized that he’d missed camping out for the launch of the iPhone. His buddy Steve dropped by the Chandler, Arizona Apple Store and relayed Geoff’s story of an almost-deadly car crash turned 4-month coma and convinced the store’s employees to do their best to recreate the excitement of June 29th, the iPhone’s… Read More

  • The most asinine iFone accessory known to man

    Oddly enough, I’m almost 100 percent positive that Biggs uses this when he’s at home by himself. Seriously, though, who comes up with this nonsense? Condoms for your thumb and index finger so you don’t smudge your precious iFones. This is more or less a clear indication that the world is teetering on the verge of collapsing around us. The Phone Fingers are textured (and… Read More

  • Strange iPhone tricks: Installer.app shows up automagically?


    I don’t know what happened, but on or around last Wednesday afternoon my iPhone got sick and hiccuped up Installer.app in the 1.1.1 firmware. Here’s what happened. I installed 1.1.1 last week had been using for a few days. I installed Installer.app by hand, just copying it via SCP to the iPhone’s Applications folder. It didn’t show up, as was expected, and I… Read More

  • France's iPhone to come unlocked

    We’ve been talking about Orange as the go-to cellular carrier for the iPhone in France for a little while now, and while it’s a done deal, one remarkable fact is being overlooked: the French iPhone is unlocked. France has a reasonable law on the books stating that cellphone sold in the country have to be unlocked, allowing customers to choose a carrier. Not that Orange will lose… Read More

  • iPhone SDK hits next February

    Apple has officially announced an SDK for the iPhone. Now developers will easily be able to make uniform applications designed specifically for the iPhone. Thank goodness too, because I’m sure plenty of us were getting sick of these Web 2.0 iPhone “apps”. Not only will the iPhone SDK help coders with the iPhone, it’ll also be used for designing iPod Touch applications. Read More

  • Break out the bad Star Wars graphics, iPhone 1.1.1 unlocked

    If you’re planning on buying a new iPhone, feel free to update to 1.1.1. You can do the anti-AT&T nasty all by your lonesome thanks to a new version of AnySIM. Remember: if you’ve unlocked your older iPhone then you might have some issues until the Dev Team figures out how to return your phone to its virgin state. If you used iPhoneSIMFree, however, you’re golden… Read More

  • iBrick Latest: Free Unlock Now Available

    Good news for those looking for a free solution to unlock an iPhone with the latest firmware version 1.1.1: help has arrived. The latest version of AnySIM now unlocks iPhone’s. More at CrunchGear here. In the mean time though there are other practical uses for a bricked iPhone, as the video above demonstrates. Namaste to regular TechCrunch commenter Fake Steve Ballmer for the video. Read More

  • T-Mobile, Treo get popped by iPhone sales


    Ceci n’est pas un iPhone According to NPD, current iPhone owners are three times more likely to have owned a Sidekick — after you see the LX you’ll probably just go back to the Sidekick, BTW — and that T-Mobile was the hardest hit during the initial wave of defections. When it comes to carrier switching, Alltel and T-Mobile took the biggest hit from Apple and… Read More

  • iPhone does not kill fawn pee pees, you


    I put a call into Apple yesterday but I couldn’t get anyone but it looks like Macworld beat me to the punch anyway. Here is what Apple had to say about the Greenpeace video that circulated yesterday suggesting that the iPhone contained PVC and BFRs, two products that could make you lose your ween. “Like all Apple products worldwide, iPhone complies with RoHS [Restriction of… Read More

  • Symbian S60 Touch interface: Durrrr

    Durrr… Hi. I’m a phone manufacturer/mobile OS programmer. Durrr… urm…. durr. Hold on. I just had to make pasgetti. So I sawed a man in the Apel stor who had a cool fone called the apelphone. it had a big screen… ICE CREAM!… and it was touch swansitive. You could move your finger on the screen like you were pushing boogers off of the screen and he had a boogie… Read More

  • Your iPhone doesn't want to get wet

    I have lost more than one cellphone to water damage. I once actually sent a phone of mine through the wash on accident. That was embarrassing. Normally, though, one could take the phone into their carrier’s store and feign ignorance. “It just stopped working, I dunno?” and walk out with a replacement. Don’t try this with the iPhone. The iPhone, as well as the iPod… Read More