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Breaking News: iPhone Dev Team Will Release Tools To Unlock iPhone OS 4.0, iPhone OS 3.1.3

June 6th, 2010 06:22 admin View Comments

Jailbreak tool for beta 4 iPhone OS 4 for iPhone 3GS

We had reported yesterday that Blacksn0w, an extremely popular tool to unlock iPhone for iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPhone OS 3.1.2 had been successfully ported to work with the latest beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 and baseband 05.11.07.

However, since it worked only with baseband 05.11.07, it meant that users who had accidentally upgraded to iPhone OS 3.1.3 or iPhone OS 4.0 (when it is released) will not be able to unlock their iPhone.

It also meant that users who bought an iPhone with the latest iPhone OS (iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later) won’t be able to use Blacksn0w to unlock their iPhone.

MuscleNerd from the iPhone Dev Team has just tweeted some good news for users who fall in this category:

People still ask, but sure, with both 4.0 & iPhoneHD coming out this month, so too will the 3.1.3/4.0 carrier unlocks :)

So looks like they’ve managed to unlock baseband 05.12.01 that was bundled in iPhone OS 3.1.3 and also the new baseband bundled in the latest beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 – iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4.

I think they'll first get their hands on the next generation iPhone (might be dubbed iPhone HD) to see if their hack can also unlock the new iPhone before releasing the carrier unlocks.

Are you waiting to unlock your iPhone? As always, we’ll keep you posted if there are any further updates so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via MuscleNerd]

Source: Breaking News: iPhone Dev Team Will Release Tools To Unlock iPhone OS 4.0, iPhone OS 3.1.3

AT&T Announces New Data Plans And iPhone Tethering; Kills Unlimited Data Plans

June 2nd, 2010 06:46 admin View Comments

MobileProtect Insurance Plan for iPhone

AT&T has announced major changes to its data plans for smartphone users and finally given details about iPhone tethering.

AT&T will not be offering the unlimited data plans to new smartphone users from June 7. It will introduce two new data plans to replace its current $30 unlimited smartphone plan.

AT&T will be introducing two new data plans from June 7. They are as follows:

DataPlus

200MB of data for $15 per month. AT&T says this will be enough data to meet the needs of 65% of its smartphone users. If you go over the 200MB cap, AT&T will charge you $15 per 200MB if you go over the limit.

DataPro

2GB of data for $25 per month. According to AT&T, only 2% of its smartphone customers manage to consume more than 2GB of data per month. AT&T will charge you $10 per GB if you go over the limit.

In addition to the changes to data plans for new smartphone users, AT&T has also announced that iPhone tethering will be available when iPhone OS 4.0 is released. AT&T is offering iPhone tethering for $20 per month. However, there is a catch. The iPhone tethering option seems to be available only to customers who opt for the DataPro plan. Users will also have to share the 2GB between your iPhone and their laptop.

If you’re an existing iPhone customer with unlimited data plans then there is some good news and bad news. First the good news, AT&T has clarified that existing iPhone users are not required to switch, even when it's time to upgrade to the new iPhone. However, the bad news is that if you opt to stick with the unlimited data plans then won't be able to opt for the tethering service as it is available only for users who have opted for the DataPro plan.

AT&T states that 98% of their smartphone customers use less than 2GB of data per month. So most users should be able to save money by switching to the new data plans. However, these changes will definitely make quite a few iPhone users very unhappy as we believe that the 2% that consume more than 2GB will be mostly iPhone users.

With Apple’s WWDC 2010 next week, the timing of AT&T announcement is quite interesting.

Let us know your thoughts about the changes in data plans announced by AT&T.

Thanks Ryan for the tip!

[via AT&T]

Source: AT&T Announces New Data Plans And iPhone Tethering; Kills Unlimited Data Plans

iPhone 4 Beta Shows AT&T Tethering

May 19th, 2010 05:52 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader found news that will strike fear into the hearts of every 3G user in NYC. “Apple released iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 on Tuesday evening and it wasn’t long before developers found the strongest evidence yet that tethering for US-based iPhone customers may happen sooner than later.”

Source: iPhone 4 Beta Shows AT&T Tethering

iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 Released To Developers

May 18th, 2010 05:34 admin View Comments

iPhone OS 3.2 SDK - GM Seed

Apple had seeded developers of its iPhone Developer Program with the fourth beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 but seems to have pulled it after two hours.

Apple has released a new beta version of iPhone OS 4 every two weeks (Beta 1, Beta 2, Beta 3) since it gave a preview of the next generation iPhone OS at a special event in early April.

iPhone OS 4.0 includes 100 new features for iPhone users such as multitasking, folders etc and more than 1500 new APIs for app developers.

It looks like Apple has made several changes to networking behavior for suspended apps for the multitasking feature, which is relevant to the developer of the iPhone app based on initial reports from developers who were able to download the latest beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 SDK.

As you would expect, the new beta version of the iPhone app includes many bug fixes.

We will let you know if the latest beta version of iPhone OS 4 beta 2 and SDK reveals any interesting new features.

Apple might announce the release date of iPhone OS 4.0 during WWDC 2010 Keynote address.

Source: iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 Released To Developers

Apple Releases iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 3 To Developers; Then Pulls It

May 4th, 2010 05:45 admin View Comments

iPhone OS 3.2 SDK - GM Seed

Apple had seeded developers of its iPhone Developer Program with the third beta version of iPhone OS 4 but seems to have pulled it after two hours.

The second beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 was released two weeks back.

iPhone OS 4.0 includes 100 new features for iPhone users such as multitasking, folders etc and more than 1500 new APIs for app developers.

It is not clear what’s new or has changed in the new beta version of iPhone OS 4.

Apple seems to have temporarily removed the new version due to an issue with installation of the revised SDK tools.

Based on initial reports it looks like Apple has fixed the screenshot issue in the new beta version of iPhone OS 4.

We will let you know if the latest beta version of iPhone OS 4 beta 2 and SDK reveals any interesting new features.

Source: Apple Releases iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 3 To Developers; Then Pulls It

How To Turn Your iPhone Into A Wireless Camera For Your iPad

April 10th, 2010 04:51 admin View Comments

Turn your iPhone Into Your iPad's Camera

Still complaining about the lack of camera on your newly purchased iPad?

If you also own an iPhone 3GS, here is a simple way to pair up your iDevices together so that you can turn your iPhone into a wireless camera for the iPad.

Camera A (iTunes link) and Camera B (iTunes link) are two apps that can help you in this regard. To get started, users need to download the Camera A app to their iPad and Camera B app to their iPhone 3GS. Once done, turn on the bluetooth to connect the iPad with the iPhone and then launch the two applications. You will now see that the Camera A app on your iPad is able to display images from your iPhone's camera. 

To capture a picture on your iPad, simply tap on the camera icon at the bottom of the app screen. This will save the image transmitted from your iPhone camera to your iPad. Additionally, users can also choose to simultaneously save the images on the iPhone by turning the 'Save To iPhone Library' setting on.

Turn your iPhone Into Your iPad's Camera

The app does not actually transmit images directly from the iPhone camera. Rather, images from the camera are displayed on the iPhone screen and the apps simply mirror the iPhone's display on to the iPad's screen thus allows user to view and take photos on their iPad. 

The Camera B app will work only with an iPhone 3GS. Camera A app for the iPad is priced at $0.99 while the Camera B app for iPhone can be downloaded for free. 

It's quite a lame and expensive solution (cost of an iPhone + $0.99 for the app) to add a camera to the iPad, which ideally should have been built-in. This solution could be better used (only if you have both devices) to bring video conferencing capabilities to the iPad. 

[via Gizmodo]

Source: How To Turn Your iPhone Into A Wireless Camera For Your iPad

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iPhone OS 4.0 Allows You To Search Web And Wikipedia Directly From Spotlight

April 9th, 2010 04:48 admin View Comments

iPhone OS 4.0

Engadget has discovered that the Spotlight for iPhone has been updated in iPhone OS 4.0.

In iPhone OS 4.0, you’ll be able to search for content on the web and Wikipedia directly from Spotlight and won’t need to launch mobile Safari.

Apple had introduced the Spotlight feature in iPhone OS 3.0, which is essentially the iPhone version of the universal search feature that is available on Macs.

As of now, using Spotlight you can search for:

  • iPhone Apps

  • Contacts

  • Calendar

  • Email (To, From, Subject but not message content)

  • iPod (Music, Video, Podcasts, Audiobooks)

  • Notes

  • Messaging (SMS / MMS)

Currently, to search for content on the web, you need to launch mobile Safari browser, tap on the search field (on the right side of the title bar) to type a word or phrase that describes what you’re looking for.

Engadget has discovered that you can search for content on the web and Wikipedia directly from Spotlight in iPhone OS 4.0 without the need to launch mobile Safari browser.

As seen in the screenshot below, you’ll see the following options while typing a query into the iPhone Spotlight search in iPhone OS 4.0:

  • Search Web

  • Search Wikipedia

iPhone OS 4.0

This is one of the 100 new features included in iPhone OS 4.0, which Apple previewed at a special event yesterday.

It’s a minor but a useful tweak. Let us know your views on this new feature in the comments section.

[via Engadget]

Source: iPhone OS 4.0 Allows You To Search Web And Wikipedia Directly From Spotlight

Breaking News: iPhone OS 4.0 Already Jailbroken

April 9th, 2010 04:44 admin View Comments

iPad Jailbroken

Apple gave a sneak peak of their next generation iPhone OSiPhone OS 4.0 yesterday with more than 100 new features and 1500 new APIs and released iPhone OS 4.0 Beta to developers of its iPhone Developer program.

And not surprisingly, the iPhone Dev team  has taken less than a day to jailbreak iPhone OS 4.0.

MuscleNerd from the iPhone Dev Team has announced the breaking news with the following tweet:

Something you'll only find on JB 4.0: VNC :)

He has also posted a video, which shows that he has managed to get Veency (a VNC server), a jailbreak app and Cydia to work on iPhone OS 4.0.

However, don’t expect iPhone Dev team to release tools to jailbreak iPhone OS 4.0 until the latest iPhone OS is released to users in summer.

MuscleNerd also recommends users to avoid betas:

BTW don't bother with betas, they're *very* buggy!

As always, we’ll keep you posted if there are any further updates so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via MuscleNerd’s Twitter page]

Source: Breaking News: iPhone OS 4.0 Already Jailbroken

iPhone OS 4.0 Features Revealed: Bluetooth Keyboards, Customize Homescreen Wallpaper, Multi-Core Support

April 8th, 2010 04:08 admin View Comments

iPhone OS 4.0

iPhone OS 4.0 Beta that has been seeded to developers of iPhone Developer program has already revealed features such as digital zoom, spell checker etc that Apple had not announced at today’s iPhone OS 4.0 event.

Developers continue to discover more features in iPhone OS 4.0.

Bluetooth Keyboards:

As you can see from the screenshot below, iPhone and iPod Touch will finally be able to pair with a Bluetooth keyboard. Apple had introduced this feature for the iPad in iPhone OS 3.2.

iPhone OS 4.0

Customize Homescreen Wallpaper:

Users will also be able to change the wallpaper on their iPhone homescreen in iPhone OS 4.0 (screenshot below).

iPhone OS 4.0

Multi-Core Processors Support:

MacRumors is reporting that they’ve discovered references, which indicate that Apple could use the multi-core processors in future iPhones.

MacRumors reports:

Apple has also integrated Grand Central Dispatch into the iPhone OS — a technology introduced with Snow Leopard to ease the use of multi-core processors. The current iPhone currently only has single core processors, though there have been long-standing rumors that Apple might use the multi-core Cortex A9 in the future.

iPhone OS 4.0 looks fantastic. Let us know what you think in the comments.

[via MacRumors, TUAW]

Source: iPhone OS 4.0 Features Revealed: Bluetooth Keyboards, Customize Homescreen Wallpaper, Multi-Core Support

iPhone OS 4.0: First Video Walkthrough Of Folders

April 8th, 2010 04:09 admin View Comments

iPhone OS 4.0

Folders was one of the major features announced by Apple in iPhone OS 4.0 at today’s special event.

With over 185,000 iPhone apps on the App Store and the subsequent increase in the number of apps users purchase and install on their iDevices, a better app management feature like Folders was very much needed.

So how does the Folders feature work? Users will be able to organize iPhone apps on their home screen into folders. Users will also be able to drag and drop apps into folders with intelligent naming.

However, nothing describes this feature better than the video below. The video also gives a demo of the multitasking feature, which shows how you can close apps running in the background.

Categories has been one of my favorite jailbreak apps to organize apps but Apple’s implementation of Folders just blows it away.

iPhone users will be able to install 2160 apps instead of the current limit of 180 iPhone apps on their iPhone or iPod Touch.

Let us know what you think about the Folders feature in iPhone OS 4.0.

Source: iPhone OS 4.0: First Video Walkthrough Of Folders