AptBackup Takes Backup of Jailbreak Apps

AptBackup Takes Backup of Jailbreak Apps

Whenever you upgrade to the latest firmware version there is no
issue syncing the iPhone apps downloaded from the App Store as iTunes
takes care of taking backups
and syncing it for you after a firmware
update.

However, in case of the jailbreak apps, the painful part of upgrading to the latest firmware is that
you also need to start from scratch and reinstall all your favorite
jailbreak iPhone apps one by one via the Installer app or Cydia.

AptBackup developed by Chris Featherstone is trying to address this problem,
its a backup and restore solution for Cydia-installed iPhone
applications.

Apple Rolls Out iPhone App Store Changes to Address Loopholes

Apple Rolls Out iPhone App Store Changes to Address Loopholes

Apple has made some changes to the way the listing and reviews of iPhone apps are handled in iTunes in an attempt to address loopholes that were being exploited by some developers.

Apple has addressed one of the concerns raised by iPhone developers where anyone was allowed to leave "Customer Reviews" for an app, even though they had not purchased it. This used to result in many complaints about the pricing rather than reviews of the iPhone apps.

PdaNet Turns your iPhone into a Wi-Fi Router

PdaNet Turns your iPhone into a Wi-Fi Router

June Fabrics Technology has released their popular application for Window Mobile phones and Palm OS phones, PdaNet, for jailbroken iPhone.

PdaNet turns your iPhone into a Wi-Fi router for your MAC or PC, and allows your laptop to surf the internet wirelessly using your iPhone’s 3G/Edge data connection.

PdaNet is similar to iPhone Apps such as iPhoneModem developed by Addition and
Nullriver’s NetShare which made a brief appearance on the App Store
only to be banned by Apple possibily due to pressure from carriers like
AT&T.

iPhone App Store Deals

iPhone App Store Deals

Apple’s iTunes App Store has been a resounding success, Steve Jobs had reported during Apple’s Special Event earlier in the month that more than 100 million iPhone Apps had been downloaded within two months of its launch.

You might have already read about some amazing success stories from iPhone developers.

However, with increasing competition, it is also becoming harder for developers to get their applications noticed. So some developers have started reducing prices to boost sales or to keep the momentum going.

You can checkout some great deals on iPhone Apps after the jump.

Software Method to Unlock iPhone 3G Progress Report

Software Method to Unlock iPhone 3G Progress Report

The iPhone Dev Team have been working tirelessly since the iPhone has been launched to bring us the latest iPhone hacking tools. They have been successful in jailbreaking and unlocking the 1st generation iPhone and jailbreaking iPhone 3G as well.

However, they still have couple of challenges, the first one is the much awaited software method to unlock iPhone 3G and the more recent one is to jailbreak the 2nd generation iPod Touch.

They have recently published a post on their blog to update us on their progress in unlocking iPhone 3G.

iPhone Firmware 2.2 Reveals Tweak in iPhone Safari’s User Interface

iPhone Firmware 2.2 Reveals Tweak in iPhone Safari’s User Interface

I had mentioned that Apple had not provided much information about the changes in the first beta version of iPhone firmware 2.2 (Build 9M2611) that was seeded to developers yesterday other than a note that it is for "compatibility testing".

However, iPhone Atlas has published a screen shot which reveals that iPhone Safari’s user interface could get a tweak in iPhone firmware 2.2.

Tip: Easier Method to Rearrange iPhone Apps Across Multiple Home Screens

Tip: Easier Method to Rearrange iPhone Apps Across Multiple Home Screens

You might have realized that as the number of iPhone apps have increased on your iPhone and spawned over multiple home screen, it has become more frustrating to arrange the iPhone apps across multiple home screens.

In case you have not figured it out already, there is a very easy method to rearrange iPhone apps across multiple home screens.

Apple Seeds 1st Beta of iPhone Firmware 2.2 For Compatibility Testing

Apple Seeds 1st Beta of iPhone Firmware 2.2 For Compatibility Testing

Apple has seeded developers of its iPhone Developer program with the first beta version of iPhone firmware 2.2 (Build 9M2611).

Apple has not provided much information about the changes in the beta firmware other than a note that it is for "compatibility testing".

Did Apple Block Ad-Hoc Distribution of Podcaster?

Did Apple Block Ad-Hoc Distribution of Podcaster?

The rejection saga for Alex Sokirynsky, the developer of Podcaster, an iPhone app that
manages and plays podcasts continues. His app was first rejected by
Apple because "it duplicates the functionality of the Podcast section
of iTunes."

So, Alex decided to bypass Apple and distribute the app via ad-hoc App distribution to an iPhone user who donated $9.99.

However, Alex has run into trouble with Apple again, he had posted (post has been removed) on this blog that Apple has rescinded his authority to provision new ad-hoc licenses for his iPhone app. So did Apple really block ad-hoc distribution of Podcaster?

Fix: iPhone Users Reporting Problems Retrieving Mails in the Background After Upgrading to Firmware 2.1

Fix: iPhone Users Reporting Problems Retrieving Mails in the Background After Upgrading to Firmware 2.1

As per this Apple Discussion thread, there are quite a few iPhone users reporting that their iPhone’s mail application fails to retrieve mails in the background when push is enabled and regardless of the interval that is set after upgrading to iPhone firmware 2.1.

If you are facing this issue then you can checkout the solution (after the jump) that might help fix the problem.