You can now Opt Out of iPhone’s Data Plan

You can now Opt Out of iPhone’s Data Plan

If you mostly use iPhone’s revolutionary Internet capabilities over Wi-Fi and can do without EDGE then you could save $20 a month as per the latest iPhone news.

It seems like you can now remove iPhone Data plan from your plan. To do this you need to login to your AT&T myAccount page, go to the Add/Remove Features section and opt out of the data plan as you can see in the screenshot below.



That amounts to a saving of $240 per year, however do remember that removing the data plan would be at the cost of Visual Voicemail and internet access on the go wherever there is no Wi-Fi available.

[via Tuaw]

iPhone App: Funambol brings Wireless Contact Management to the iPhone

iPhone App: Funambol brings Wireless Contact Management to the iPhone

If you have just bought the iPhone and are not too pleased at the
fact that you have to manually enter and update contacts on it from
your older phone or were looking to wirelessly sync contacts from Outlook, Yahoo,
etc then you will like Funambol, an Open source messaging
service that has recently released their Contact Management App for the
iPhone.

Interestingly, Funambol is providing iPhone owners not one but two options i.e. an iPhone web app or a native iPhone application to always access and use up-to-date
   contacts on their iPhones.

iPhone App: Mobile Google NoteBook

iPhone App: Mobile Google NoteBook

Google seems to be steam rolling the mobile computing space with mobile apps roll out. They have recently released an HTML version of Google Notebook optimized for mobile phones.

Google Notebook is one of my favorite apps and it was great to hear about this. Access your notebooks on your iPhone by pointing the Safari browser to http://google.com/notebook/m.

In the mobile version, you have a new notebook called "Mobile Notes" where you can add notes directly from the homepage.

However, the current mobile version has its limitations like you cannot edit the notes from the iPhone, even the mobile notes, there is currently no search option, nor can you add labels or change settings.

If these shortcoming are addressed which I would assume Google is already working on; then Google will have another killer iPhone application.

iPhone Games: iPhone Hackers Release Game Boy Advance Emulator

iPhone Games: iPhone Hackers Release Game Boy Advance Emulator

Though we have seen a good amount of activity from the iPhone hacking community with respect to the release of native iPhone applications, we haven’t seen much or any activity in the iPhone games after the release of Nintendo Emulator for the iPhone.

In fact, I just realized that it has been almost two months since I had written any article on iPhone games so the release of gpSPhone by the iPhone Hacking community is indeed welcome news to take us away (for a bit) from the series of news with regards to iPhone firmware v1.1.2 which was officially released by Apple earlier in the week.

Add any Audio file as Ringtone to your iPhone using Fission and MakeiPhoneRingtone v1.3

Add any Audio file as Ringtone to your iPhone using Fission and MakeiPhoneRingtone v1.3

One of the victims of the now in-famous iPhone firmware v1.1.1 were iPhone applications which allowed you to add custom ringtones for free or for a one-time charge. One of the popular ringtone applications that was affected was the MakeRingtoneMaker.

Now that you can once again add custom ringtones to the your iPhone for free with the latest firmware i.e. v1.1.2 and iTunes v7.5, makers of MakeRingtoneMaker, Roge Amoeba have released the updated version of their Ringtone application so that it works with iPhone firmware v1.1.2.

iPhone Firmware v1.1.2 is Officially Released via iTunes

When I had written the article on iPhone’s latest firmware v1.1.2 it did not appear as though it was officially released as when iPhone users clicked on "Check for Update" button in iTunes, they got a message informing them that "This version of iPhone software (1.1.1) is the current version".

However, not any more as on Monday night, Apple had finally made the latest iPhone firmware v1.1.2 available via iTunes so you no longer need to download the file and use the manual procedure to update to the latest firmware.

Here is the link to Apple’s website which lists down some details of the latest firmware with the most visible bug fixed is the TIFF exploit which was used to JailBreak iPhone firmware v1.1.1.

In case you have just joined the iPhone community or a new reader here at iPhone Hacks, here is the article which first announced the news of iPhone firmware v1.1.2 release and then a follow up article which explains All That You Need to Know Before You Update to iPhone Firmware which if you have hacked or unlocked your iPhone will find useful in deciding whether or not to update to the latest firmware.

Its still a mistery as to why Apple waited this long to release it officially, folks any thoughts?

TouchFree – GUI based Tool to JailBreak iPhone Firmware v1.1.2 Released

TouchFree – GUI based Tool to JailBreak iPhone Firmware v1.1.2 Released

Conceited Software has just released an updated version of TouchFree, a GUI based tool to JailBreak the latest iPhone firmware v1.1.2.

It hasn’t taken too much time for the iPhone hacking geniuses to release a JailBreaking method for iPhone firmware v1.1.1.

However, there is a catch to JailBreak firmware v1.1.2 with TouchFree, find all the details of the Jailbreak for iPhone firmware v1.1.2 after the jump.

iPhone Firmware v1.1.2 & iTunes v7.5: Simple Hack to Add Custom Ringtones to your iPhone for Free is Back

iPhone Firmware v1.1.2 & iTunes v7.5: Simple Hack to Add Custom Ringtones to your iPhone for Free is Back

One of the readers over at Tuaw has figured out that with iTunes 7.5 and iPhone’s latest firmware v1.1.2 you can once again add custom ringtones to the your iPhone for free using the simple hack without requiring any unauthorized iPhone Applications like iToner or iPhone RingToneMaker or changing the value of a parameter in m4a metadata.

Details of the hack available after the jump.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Downgrade iPhone Firmware from v1.1.2 to v1.1.1 Published

If you had not read my article All That You Need to Know Before You Update to iPhone Firmware v1.1.2 and are regretting about upgrading your iPhone firmware v1.1.2, then here is some good news.

The good folks @ Hackintosh forums, have posted instructions so that you can downgrade your iPhone firmware from v1.1.2 to v1.1.1. In fact this will also be useful to all those new iPhone owners in UK and Germany who want to join the iPhone hacking world for the cool third party iPhone Applications they have been hearing about for the last few months since its launch in US.

All That You Need to Know Before You Update to iPhone Firmware v1.1.2

I had reported earlier today that iPhone and iPod Touch firmware update v1.1.2 is available, however it is not automatically available using iTunes and the only way to update to the new firmware is to use the restore option.

However, before you update your iPhone to the latest firmware it is recommended that you run through the observations post update to find out all you want to know based on which category you fall under. If you still want to update to the latest firmware and confused on how to start then you can check out the hands-on-guide to update to iPhone Firmware v1.1.2 after the jump.