AppSnapp, the single-click method to JailBreak iPhone & iPod Touch OS v1.1.1 released by the iPhone hacking geniuses late on Sunday night has generated overwhelming demand.
It is being reported that it has been used more than 144,000 times since it was released late Sunday night. Nicholas “Drudge” Penree, one of the key members of iPhone hacking group responsible for AppSnapp’s development, has told iPhone Atlas that he thinks the figure represents about 100,000 actual devices.
It is not surprising as its by far the easiest jailbreaking solution we have seen so far and the best part is since its a web-based solution you can perform the jailbreak from your iPhone or iPod Touch without having to worry if this jailbreaking method will work on Mac or Windows.
In addition to jailbreaking the iPhone, AppSnapp also installs the cool Installer app and more importantly also fixes the security exploit which was used to jailbreak the iPhone OS v1.1.1 in the first place.
With Installer app one could then also use the AnySIM app, a GUI-based tool developed by the iPhone Dev Team to unlock iPhone; making it also the easiest two-step process for unlocking the iPhone OS v1.1.1.
For more details on the single-click method to JailBreak iPhone or iPod Touch OS v1.1.1, click here.
Folks, don’t forget to tip them for their effort by clicking the donate button at this link, as apparently they have only collected $1500 so far for all their great work.
If you have a Palm OS, Windows Mobile or BlackBerry smartphone and are planning to buy an iPhone and thinking of the pain you will need to endure while manually entering all your contacts into your new iPhone, then there is some good news for you.
Mark/Space has announced that they will be releasing the Missing Sync for iPhone so that you can get your contacts, calendar and phone camera photos from your Palm OS, Windows Mobile or BlackBerry smartphone onto your Mac, and then sync them to your the prized new gadget. And that is not all, Missing Sync for iPhone has a lot more to offer. More details available after the jump.
Google Docs Blog had announced couple of weeks back about Google Docs for mobile phones especially the iPhone, it means that you will now be able to view your docs, spreadsheets and presentations that are optimized for the iPhone.
However, the current optimized iPhone edition is only available in read-only, allowing you to view your documents, but not to edit them.
You can access the docs using the regular link; but you will soon notice that it is rather difficult to use as the UI is cramped up and this is even before the keyboard is activated.
To check out the read-only version of Google docs, point your iPhone’s Safari browser to http://docs.google.com/m.
If you are not happy with the option of only being able to view Microsoft Word documents with your iPhone and would like to edit them as well then you can check out Glide Write 2.0 iPhone version which brings powerful mobile document creation and collaboration features to your iPhone which I had reviewed in September.
These are still early days and I am sure we will soon we able to edit Google Docs from the iPhone. Google seems to be making all the right moves with regards to apps for the iPhone as I think they realize the potential of the jesus phone. They have now launched a slew of products optimized for the iPhone starting with the killer iPhone Apps like Google Maps, YouTube and others like Google Calendar, Gmail and now Google Docs.
Will Google be to iPhone/mobile phones, what Microsoft has been to PCs?
We have already seen many solutions to jailbreak iPhone OS v1.1.1 and if you have been reading the feedback about these solutions from readers here @ iPhone Hacks, you would have observed that in some cases it worked very well and some cases it didn’t.
All that could be history, as the latest jailbreaking solution from the iPhone hacking geniuses seems to be the mother of all Jailbreaking solutions for iPhone or iPod Touch OS v1.1.1. It’s called AppSnapp and is a single-click method to JailBreak iPhone and iPod Touch OS v1.1.1 which also installs Installer app so that you can then install just about any of the unauthorized third-party iPhone applications you like.
The rumor mongers on iPhone’s launch in Canada are back again, this time it is folks at Boy Genius Report who have got hold of an alleged leaked advertisement (as seen in the thumbnail) which suggest that Rogers could be launching the iPhone on its network in Canada on December 7th. If you are to believe the leaked advertisement, iPhone will sell for $499 CAD on a 3-year contract and that the pre-orders will start from Nov 20th.
However, Canadian readers before you start planning on lining up outside the Apple stores on Dec 7th to be first to get your hands on the iPhone (in Canada legitimately of course) lets hear it officially from Apple on this one as we had already seen one rumor which claimed that iPhone is coming to Canada in mid-Oct.
The other issue is with the image, if you check out Roger’s website; Roger’s logo in the leaked advertisement does not match the logo on their website suggesting that the advertisement is more a Photoshop job (but must admit is quite nicely done).
The only reason why the iPhone’s launch in Canada seems to have been delayed is due to the trademark dispute over the iPhone name, so till we don’t hear that the dispute has been settled, the launch date seems far fetched. What do you think?
We have already seen a large number of companies releasing web apps specially optimized for the iPhone UI since its launch, one such iPhone application to be released and recently listed by Apple on their application directory under Productivity is Files2Phones from 1stWorks Corporation, a powerful application management, content delivery and display software, presenting your desktop data on request on your iPhone or your iPod Touch.
If you are one of those whose biggest complaint of your iPhone is that you need to keep recharging it on a regular basis then you will find this article useful.
Apple claims of 8 hours of talk time, 6 hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback or 24 hours of audio playback and finally 250 hours of standby time.
However, thanks to the revolutionary features of the iPhone where you can do more than one thing at a time i.e use the internet and also listen to music at the same time, you might be experiencing significantly lesser battery life then that mentioned above.
Hence you could use some of the tips mentioned here to optimize settings to extend your iPhone’s battery life between charges.
Even though Apple numbers for the iPhone seemed to have been towards the high end of analysts expectations thanks to the 250k unlocked iPhones, they seem to be leaving no stone unturned in their cat and mouse game against iPhone hackers.
Their last firmware update v1.1.1 had given quite a body blow to the iPhonce hacking effort though the latest is that the hackers are back on top with the unlocking methods also released for iPhone OS v1.1.1.
Apple is now looking to crack down on the resale of iPhones by
restricting iPhone sales to just 2 per customer from 5 and only
allowing you to buy them if you have a card.
However, Apple spokeman as quoted by Associated Press says that the
reason behind this move was to “ensure that there are enough iPhones
for people who are shopping for themselves or buying a gift.”
So it means that Apple is either running into supply problems with the
iPhone going into the holiday season or as mentioned earlier; Apple is
trying to clamp down on the unauthorized resellers who are unlocking
the iPhone to sell them in countries outside of United States where it
is still not available but unlocked iPhones constituted to roughly 18%
of the iPhone sales so far.
I am not sure if its good news either way you look at it.
It will be good to hear your thoughts on Apple’s latest move in the comments.
Xavier over at iPhoneSlide.com was kind enough to drop in an email to inform me about their new service for iPhone users.
iPhoneSlide.com is a nifty web service for all those want to upload photos that you have taken from your iPhone’s camera to Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Picassa and more, all in one go.
More details on iPhoneSlide.com available after the jump.
One of the easiest way to add custom ringtones to your iPhone in OS v1.0.2 was to use popular iPhone Applications like iToner for Mac and iPhone RingToneMaker for Windows. However, with the now infamous v1.1.1 firmware upgrade both these programs had become unusable.
It was only last week that Ambrosia SW, the developers of iToner released the latest version of their app which worked with iPhone OS v1.1.1, not to be left behind today we have Efiko Software, the developers of iPhone RingToneMaker, announcing the release of iPhoneRingToneMaker 1.4, the preview release for iPhone OS v1.1.1 support.