One of the revolutionary features of the iPhone is its seamless integration between different applications which has been possible thanks to OS X. One of the examples of this is the click-to-call feature, where the feature gives iPhone users a simple way to dial phone numbers listed on web pages. Unfortunately, the feature is under threat from attackers who could exploit a bug in this feature to trick you into making phone calls to expensive "900" or overseas numbers without your knowledge. The security warning was issued by security researchers at SPI Labs.
The iPhone hackers at iPhone Dev Wiki are claiming to have partially unlocked the iPhone using an application called iASign. It doesn’t unlock the iPhone fully so you can use it with other companies but the breaking news is it will allow you to use any of the existing prepaid Cingular, AT&T, and AT&T’s MVNO’s SIM cards so you don’t need to get a 2-year contract with AT&T.
One of key features missing from the iPhone is that it does not support the popular corporate mail system, Microsoft Exchange. This was the reason many critics started questioning if the iPhone is really the ideal smartphone for business users. Synchronica, a provider of mobile synchronization and device management solutions, has released Mobile Gateway 3.0 which supports over-the-air synchronization between Microsoft Exchange and the newly launched Apple iPhone to bring Microsoft Exchange support to the iPhone.
Folks at AppleHound have just published a comprehensive list of reproduceable bugs after spending around 40 hours with the iPhone. The good part of the news for those who have already bought the iPhone is that overall they found the OS X graphical interface and applications extremely solid.
The lack of instant messaging in the iPhone seems to be getting a lot of attention from the iPhone hackers or developers, we first had GearLive publishing a tutorial to help you run IRC on the iPhone, then it was Cerulean Studios inviting iPhone users to join their beta test program for Trillian Astra on the iPhone, we now have Next3 launching their own instant messenger for the iPhone, dubbed FlickIM.
One of features missing in the iPhone is internet streaming music and it is safe to assume that Apple will not be offering it anytime soon. Doesn’t matter cause SeeqPod has just released an iPhone-friendly user interface to bring internet streaming music to your iPhone.
You might be wondering how well will it work on the iPhone which uses AT&T’s Edge network, Katie at MacRumors.com tried out SeeqPod on her iPhone over Wi-Fi and over EDGE. Here is a snippet of what she had to say:
"I tried this over the Wifi at my house and over EDGE. Wifi was fine and fast, just as expected, but over EDGE, that was a different story. The MP3 files take a good long time to download, so I wouldn’t really recommend using this site via EDGE unless you’re horribly, terribly, impossibly bored. It’s a little bit faster than dial-up. Frustrating, but doable, but "rather not"-able."
So if you are not satisfied with your collection of songs on your iPhone synced from your iTunes library, then here is a cool alternative to listen to music on your iPhone. Point your iPhone to SeeqPod.com/iPhone and start listening.
When you are playing music on your computer, have you got frustated that every time you want to change the song or pause it you need to go back to your computer. Alloysoft has release Signal, the ultimate media player remote so that you can wirelessly control iTunes.
Hit the jump for more details and also to see more images of the UI.
[Information & Images courtesy Allysoft]
You might also be interested in reading about the following killer iPhone apps:
WebEx’s PCNow brings Corporate Email, Skype via remote desktop
Native iPhone App "Connect" makes it easier to login to Wi-Fi Hotspots with your iPhone
Edit, Format and Share Word Documents using your iPhone with Glide Mobile
Want to take control of your home PC or MAC using your iPhone? TightVNC (with some modifications) for the PC (Wintel) and Telekinesis for your MAC seem to be the answer at least for now.
More details and images available after the jump.
[Information & Images courtesy Telekinesis & Cre.ations.net]
If you are one of those who does not like the ringtones that are available on your iPhone, then there is good news for you. This week we had the news of hackers gaining full access to iPhone’s filesystem and I had mentioned that it throws up a host of possibilities.
I was right, folks at HacktheiPhone.com have used these iPhone hacks and have published a step by step guide to help you achieve iPhone ringtone freedom.
For more details available after the jump.
Folks at WirelessInfo.com have published a number which if dialed brings up the iPhone Field Test Mode, which will give you a peek in to AT&T‘s network by providing information about the cell tower in your area, signal strength, EDGE network, and lots more.
So how do you get into the Field Test mode on your iPhone??