Friday, August 20, 2010

Telescope with iPhone?

Pair up your iPhone 4 with a telescope and with the help of a tripod, you might just be able to capture the moon.. or perhaps even the stars =D

Sunday, August 15, 2010

iPhone 3GS Jailbroken on 4.0.2 (Snowbreeze)

 Jailbreaking on 4.0.2 seems to be possible for iPhone 3GS but it's only for old bootrom. We are still not sure when it will actually be released to the world.

The jailbreaking is done via Snowbreeze 2.0.
Actually, there is no point of updating to iOS 4.0.2 as the only thing it does is to fix the PDF exploit problem. You can always fix it using "PDF Patch".

Friday, August 13, 2010

PDF Patch (no need 4.0.2)

Saurik had just updated in Cydia the patch to prevent potential hackers via the PDF bug problem noted earlier..
Go to Cydia and search for "PDF Patch". It will automatically remove the "PDF Warner" if you had previously installed them.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

iPad (iOS) vs Slate (Windows 7)

Came across some interesting video comparison of iOS vs Windows 7.
Basically the video shows a pretty nice comparison in terms of useability. We know that the iPad can't pretty much replace a normal notebook or netbook but in terms of user interfaces and internet browsing, the 9.7" display is one of the current hottest gadget in the market.

How does HP Slate running on Windows 7 perform in this league comparing to iPad which is running on Apple native iOS?
Interestingly, the video shows mostly Slate outperforming the iPad. Nevertheless, Windows 7 is never designed for touchscreen flexibility on a 10" display. Check out the video and decide for yourself..

Saturday, August 7, 2010

PDF Exploit in Safari After Jailbreaking with JailbreakMe

Lots of news have been circulating around saying that the iPhone is being risk of potential hackers due to the nature of Jailbreakme jailbreaking method.
Jailbreakme 2.0 makes use of a PDF vulnerability which is present in iOS Mobile Safari. With the same method, hackers can also make use of this exploit and make user donwload PDF file from Safari. The targeted PDF may contain malicious codes which could have potential of extracting information from your iOS devices. No permanent solution from Apple yet so far but we could expect it to be fixed in the upcoming 4.1 firmware.

Temporary countermeasure would be to install the package call "PDF Loading Warner". It actually warns you whenever there is a PDF file that you are about to download. Just make sure that you only download the PDF which you know is from a safe source. It is more like a pre-warning before you download.

You can get this in Cydia by searching for PDF Loading Warner.

Jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 (Jailbreakme 2.0)

This is a relatively simple jailbreak. I would say it's even much simpler than the previous Spirit jailbreak.
It works for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 as well regardless of the bootrom.

Step 1:
Sync your iPhone with iTunes for backup purposes

Step 2:
Update your iTunes to the latest version (9.2.1)

Step 3:
Update the firmware of your iPhone to 4.0.1

Step 4:
Once the update is completed, go to Settings > Safari  and make sure JavaScript is ON and clear History, Cookies and Cache (this is to prevent you from getting stuck at the purple screen later on)
Step 5:
Launch Safari and go to

Step 6:
The jailbreakme screen as above will be seen on your Safari. Just slide to jailbreak. That's bascially it. It will now download the Jailbreakme program and then jailbreak by itself. Once done, you will be prompted by a message saying that Cydia is added. Tap OK and look for the Cydia app on your phone. Done!

You can also look at this video from Redmond Pie for better illustration.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Fancy making your iPhone a table lamp?
I am not sure who will actually want that but take a look at the rendered picture of how the iLamp would be like on the flexible docking system..

Obviously this is not a real thing... will there actually be a buyer for this? Who knows..