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Alternative iPhone App Stores Merge into Mega Jailbroken App Store

Jailbroken iPhone users rejoice: the two largest unofficial iPhone app-stores haves merged after Cydia acquired popular rival Rock Your Phone. In order to experience the new merged app store you don’t need to change anything you do, simply login to Cydia and their app catalog has been expanded to include all the app offerings from Rock [...]

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iPhone Jailbreakers & Unlockers: How to Backup your “SHSH Blobs” with TinyUmbrella

What is an SHSH blob? SHSH blobs or ECID SHSH is a unique identifier from Apple for a device. When you attempt a restore, iTunes authenticates the device to Apples server, and cross references the firmware you are trying to install to the recommended version. If the firmware you are attempting to install is not [...]

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Apple Event Summary – September 2010

In case you didn’t catch the news from the Apple Event today where Apple announced some new products, new iOS versions, changes to the iPhone, iTunes 10 and a slew of application updates (serious games are coming!) then Chris Hunkele has summed it all up for you (pics from Engadget live event coverage for easier [...]

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Netflix iPhone App Released

In an effort to become the first company in the world that literally has no downside to owning a subscription, Chris Hunkele sends in news that Netflix has released their official iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app today. Preliminary streaming results show that the app is really intended to be used over WiFi as 3G gives [...]

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Foursquare and Gowalla iPhone Apps Sending Passwords in Plaintext

Martin Kou did some Wireshark’ing this morning on the Foursquare iPhone application and found out it is logging you in to Foursquare by sending your password in plaintext over the wire. Foursquare replied and said they are rolling out an HTTPS authentication-based login today which is good news, but seriously, 1 million users later and [...]

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Native MMS Enabled on iPhone 2G Kills Battery Life

We wrote a “How to Enable MMS on your 2G iPhone w/ 3.1.2 Firmware” guide a few weeks ago when reader SEA-LegS popped into the comments that he had been running the Native MMS app after following the guide and his battery life had been cut in half or a third of what it used [...]

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US Govt Legalizes iPhone Jailbreak & Unlocking

Update #1: The world-famous Chris Hunkele has summarized the new rules for us: Allow owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers. Allow people to break technical protections on video games to investigate or correct security flaws. Allow college professors, film students and documentary filmmakers [...]

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How to Enable MMS on 2G iPhone with 3.1.2 Firmware and Native MMS

If you have the original “2G” iPhone (EDGE-only) and have the 3.1.2 firmware installed on it and want to get MMS working, this is the guide for you. Alternatively, if you have the original 2G iPhone and don’t have the iPhone 3.1.2 firmware on it yet, but want to know how to get it on [...]

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How to Update iPhone 2G with Firmware 3.1.2, Jailbreak and Carrier Unlock Guide

REMINDER: This guide is for folks with the original “2G” or EDGE-only iPhone (pictured above). If you have an iPhone 3G, try our iOS 4 guide to get updated to the latest iPhone OS! Introduction If you are like me and own an original 2G/EDGE iPhone and feel sad that you can’t install iOS 4 [...]

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iPhone 3G iOS 4 Jailbreak and Carrier Unlock Guide

IMPORTANT: Due to changes in iTunes 9.2+ iOS verification model, you have to backup your “SHSH blob” first before continuing. Fortunately we have a dead-easy step-by-step guide for you guys. Once you are done, come back and continue. Welcome to the world’s first iPhone iOS 4 Jailbreak and Carrier unlock guide. Let’s just dig right [...]

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iPhone App Give Away: Pocket Valentine

The folks over at eyedip have given us 4 free promo-codes for their Pocket Valentine iPhone app to give away. Just just a comment on this story why you would like the app and make sure to leave your real email address in the “Email” field of the comment (which is private) and we’ll email [...]

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iPhone's Share of Mobile Web Users Is Absurd

Clicky is one of the best and most popular click-tracking services out there. I prefer it to Google Analytics and I know a lot of other folks do as well. One of the things that Clicky does that is pretty fun to peek at every once in a while is compile reports on general browsing [...]

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The Anti-Snuggie, ShamWow and iPhone

Update #1: From the same author, the “Jesus Christ Sponge”: Update #2: Thanks to Ben Vanik for sending this one in, the new iPhone:

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How to Install iPhone 3.0 Firmware on Jailbroken and Unlocked T-Mobile iPhone

NOTE: This is an update to our Firmware 2.2.1 Guide, which was an update to our Firmware 2.1 Guide, which was an update to our Firmware 2.0 Guide. Update #1: For 3G iPhone users, you have to turn off 3G before enabling WiFi right before unlocking in last section. Instructions updated. Update #2: For quick [...]

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AT&T Cell Network Sucking Hard for the iPhone Recently?

AT&T invented illegal wiretapping, monopolies and crushing corporate power, but what they also bring to the table is exclusive rights to Apple’s much-desired iPhone. When the iPhone was first announced on the AT&T network, I still remember the following response from a group of friends about 20-strong: 50% – Sweet! I’m getting one! 50% – [...]

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How to Install iPhone 2.2.1 Firmware on Jailbroken and Unlocked T-Mobile iPhone

Update #1: There is now a guide for installing, jailbreak and unlocking the iPhone 3.0 Firmware. NOTE: This is an update to our Firmware 2.1 Guide, which was an update to our Firmware 2.0 Guide. Outline Introduction Who is this Guide For Details You Should Know Getting Started Applying the Firmware Update Unlocking the iPhone [...]

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iPhones Could Soon Get OBEX File Transfer Protocol Added to Their Bluetooth Profile

An article published today on Ars Technica, reports that the iBluetooth Project announced that they will soon be adding OBEX to the current set of Bluetooth profiles on the iPhone. In their 6th status update, they write: We can now release which profile will be available first: (could I get a drum roll?) -OBEX push [...]

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Vodafone BlackBerry Storm Review

Laurence Hartje just sent in a mini-review of the BlackBerry Storm on the Vodafone network, here it is in it’s entirety: I’ve been lusting after a Storm, and since it launched in England before the US (and I’m over here at the moment) I thought I’d swing by a Vodaphone store to play with one. [...]

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Please Fix the iPhone – Vote on iPhone Issues for Apple

What you see above is a screenshot of the “Please fix the iPhone” (PFTI) site. The website is very much like Dell’s Idea Storm site in that it asks for community input on what things they want from Dell, allowing others to vote up or vote down those ideas and leave comments about them. The [...]

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How to Install iPhone 2.1 Firmware on Hacked T-Mobile iPhone

Update #4: There is now a guide for installing, jailbreak and unlocking the iPhone 3.0 Firmware. Update #3: We have completed an updated Guide to installing the iPhone 2.2.1 Firmware on a Jailbroken/Unlocked iPhone. Update #2: This is an update to our previous article covering how to install the iPhone 2.0 Firmware on your T-Mobile-enabled [...]

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Syncing iPhone Contacts with Google Contacts using iTunes 8

Apparently this popped up in iTunes 7.7 but I didn’t notice it until 8.0 and I haven’t seen anyone write anything up about it online. It looks like iTunes added the ability to sync to Google Contacts (thank the gods) from iTunes when syncing your iPhone (or iPod) with your computer. Unfortunately in 7.7 when [...]

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iPhone Sync Issues

Our friend Grant has been complaining for a couple of weeks on how long it takes to sync his iPhone, and the newly released update 2.1 offers no help. It seems as though many people are having the same problem. But this takes the cake….. for Brandon Lusk it takes 8 hours!   Seriously Apple? And [...]

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DeviceAnywhere Brings the iPhone(tm) 3G To Life for Mobile Application

For the developers out there, DeviceAnywhere has launched mobile device support in it’s DeviceAnywhere Studio product for the iPhone 3G, full announcement after the jump.

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How to Install iPhone 2.0 Firmware on Hacked T-Mobile iPhone

Update #4: There is now a guide for installing, jailbreak and unlocking the iPhone 3.0 Firmware. Update #3: We have completed an updated Guide to installing the iPhone 2.2.1 Firmware on a Jailbroken/Unlocked iPhone. Update #2: We have added a new guide for installing the iPhone 2.1 Firmware. Introduction This quick guide covers the process [...]

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