Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Jailbroken Apple iPhone

The reason that I did not jailbreak my iPhone in the past is becoming very apparent. I did it this time in the hopes of being able to review some third party apps. I don't have much to report as far as apps go unfortunately. I jailbroke my iPhone and that was about as easy as I could have imagined, but then I was left with some extra wallpapers and themes that left much to be desired. None of the applications that I have tried to use work. It is possible that I do not know how to do it right, but it seems like a little instruction would be nice. I will get to tv bottom of this as soon as possible. I would really like to be able to review at least a fee applications. There was only one application that worked besides the themes. Navizon worked exactly as I could have imagined it working.

Navizon is supposed to be the closest thing that we have to GPS on the iPhone, but I really hope that they come out with something better soon. I tried it and the first couple of times it was able to locate me pretty accurately. The this time that I tried it it was off by about 10 miles. Can't figure out why it was off by so much , but it was pretty worthless at that point. Also, even if it worked accurately, it is nothing like GPS. True GPS would offer a way to navigate and give directions at a bare minimum. It was kind of a cool app to look at at first, by once the novelty wears off it had nothng to offer.

Hope to have more reviews soon.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Easiest iPhone Jailbreaking Unlock Ever

A great iPhone Jailbreaking option is now available. I decided just to check it out and start using these unlocks to review for those out there that are considering it. I will tell you how it works and help you find the things that I find most useful, and I will try to stay up with all of it.

The first thing you need to know right now is how to unlock or jailbreak your iPhone. There is an extremely easy way to do this now. All you have to do is go to, select install AppSnapp and it will load on to your iPhone. All you have to do is wait for the screen to say slide to unlock and it is done. Worst thing that could happen is that you would have to do a full restore through iTunes, but it will not get bricked. Enjoy!

I will have updates soon as to what apps I have found most useful.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mac OS X Leopard For The iPhone

Leopard is coming out this week and it is going to be awesome. Apple has working on this operating system for while now and delayed it a few times, but I am sure it is going to be worth it. Apple's products are always top notch and I have no reason to believe this will be any different. I wonder now how it is going to change the integration of the iPhone with your mac. There could be many new features that make the almost perfect syncing process even better. We will delve more into this after the release of Leopard.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Apple iPhone version 1.1.1 Hack is Finally Out

The new AppTapp Installer 3 is available for the 1.1.1 updated version f the iPhone. If you are looking to have third party software on your iPhone now, then this is where you need to go to find it. I might give it a try just to see how it is working these days, but the real deal is coming early next year when native third party applications for the iPhone are going to begin being released. I think there are so many awesome applications that can come out for the iPhone that we are going to have one great app after another. The question is, are you going to be able to wait that long to have other apps besides what Apple says you can have.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Google's New Cell Phone vs. The iPhone

It has been announced recently that Google is coming out with a cell phone that will go up against the iPhone. I hate to say it for all of yoi google lovers out there, but this is simply a rumor. It is possible that google is in the drawing room on this new phone, but very unlikely. Lets discuss why I feel that this is simply a rumor.

First, the rumor involves google producing an operating system for a samsung phone called a "Gphone" which seems pluasible enough at first glance. Then you let it sink in a little bit and you realize that if Google were to come out with an operating system for a phone, why would it only be on one phone? This would not be like google at all. Google would definitely want to do more than just one phone, they want to take over the whole world. So that leaves us with an operating system. This, I feel is a much more reasonable conclusion.

Google could make an operating system that would go up against PalmOS and Windows Mobile. The more I think about it , the more likely it seems that google would do this. However, google does not have a track record of developing full blown OS. They have mostly just web apps. However, thus would be the next logical step in mobile applications.

So, only time will tell what google will do. What do you think?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Use Your iPhone As An Umbrella

On rainy days, sometimes I think about how nice it would be f I could use my iPhone as an umbrella. There should be a button that you can push to release a 21-inch umbrella for all those times when you are stuck in a bind.

Seriously, there are a few things that I would like to get my iPhone to do that I think would make the iPhone ten times better for me.

1. True GPS. I know that there are companies out there that are trying to figure out how they are going o get GPS to work on the iPhone and that one day there is going to be a good way to have GPS on the iPhone, but I am impatient sometime and I want it now.

2. Flash on Safari. This is actually something that I see as a design flaw. There should definitely be flash installed into the browser so that you can view all of the websites out there that require flash. Apple is supposed to be working on getting this into the browser, but obviously it is not a priority since it has 3 and a half months since the launch of the iPhone.

3. 3G. I know this is a sore subject for most, and Apple has good reasons for not including it, but on the other hand it is what a lot of people want. I would be ok with charging my iPhone twice as much to have the ability to have faster Internet. It is very important to me to have the ability to have fast Internet. They could have just had the feature built in, but turned off by default. This way those out there that really found it useful and were willing to drain the battery a lot faster could use it and those that wanted more battery life could stay away. Oh well, I guess this will be on the next iPhone.

4. I want to use the Bluetooth on the iPhone to unlock things when I come within a certain range of them. Really there are only two things that I would like this to work with. I would like for my car to be able to be unlocked with my iPhone so that I do not have to use my key to get and even maybe if it started the car by just pushing a button. This is a little out of reach I would say, but the technology is out there, just very expensive and hard to find. If I could unlock my house the same way then I would not have to use keys at all. I would just have a couple spare with me just in case, but this would help get all of the clutter out of my pockets.

These are just a few things that I have been thinking about that would be nice if I could get working on the iPhone, but it is very unlikely that I will get any of these things to work. I do not have the time or money to do these things to my iPhone, but I might try to get one or two of them to work.

Do you have any great ideas for things that the iPhone should do?

Monday, October 8, 2007

Apple iPhone Hacked Again After 1.1.1 Update

It has been announced that there has been a major breakthrough in the jail breaking process for the iPhone after the 1.1.1 update. The process is not available to the public yet since is has not gotten all of the kinks worked out of it yet, but it should be very soon.

This means that most of the third party applications should begin to poor in again for a while. This is good for those that have become dependent on the third party apps.

This will likely be a short lived triumph since Apple has shown a lot of intent towards thwarting any third party activity on the iPhone. Nevertheless, hackers are going to be fighting to get the third party apps on the iPhone and that means that if you are willing to stay behind the Apple Software updates, then you can stick with the third party apps while you wait for the hackers to hack the iPhone again.

Don’t get too stressed, it is bad for your health.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

The iPhone is Amazing

I have been thinking about my iPhone lately and how much I actually use it. I have never used a device as much as I use my iPhone. Not only that, but I almost never get frustrated with it. This is huge when you compare it to my old T-Mobile MDA.

Lets just take a moment and reflect on what we have our hands on here. There have been many posts before this one talking about the features, additions, hacks, and news. When you boil it all down though, there is one thing that I take away from it all right now. I love the iPhone. Everything about it works flawlessly and seems completely intentional. This shows that Apple has created an amazing device. Sure there are things that could be added and that I would like to have, but when I use my iPhone, it hits me. This is the best phone, iPod, or PDA that I have ever owned. All of those devices that I have purchased in the past simply pale in comparison to the iPhone. So don't forget what you are dealing with here and don't let people talk to you about how the iPhone doesn't do this and the iPhone doesn't do that.

Congratulations Apple, you have done it again!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Third Party Apps Back on iPhone

It looks like there is still a way to get around the new Apple iPhone Software Update and get the AppTap installer back on the iPhone. You can read all of the details at iPhone Atlas. Basically, it is a way to trick your iPhone into using the outdated software update that is likely still on your computer. This is a very interesting attempt at appeasing those that have already switched their iPhones to the new software, but want the third party applications right now.

For me this has been too much hassle to do. It is very cool and I would love to have third party apps back on my iPhone, but it is a very time consuming passion to keep them on there and keep the iPhone up to date. Every time Apple comes out with a new software update, people are scrambling to fix their jailbreaking software and get the third party apps working again. This is going to be a constant battle between Apple and iPhone hackers. Maybe I will have time for this kind of stuff again soon, but not today.