Apple iPhone Firmware v1.1.3 is Official and is Now Available

Apple iPhone Firmware v1.1.3 is Official and is Now Available

The much awaited Macworld 2008 keynote address has been delivered by Steve Jobs, and if you ask me one of the best things to be announced is the iPhone January update (aka iPhone Firmware v1.1.3). It was a year back when Steve Jobs had announced the revolutionary iPhone so probably the expectations were very high.

If you have been a regular reader of iPhone Hacks then there are not too many surprizes as the breaking news of iPhone Firmware v1.1.3 Leaked published on December 31st was spot on (except for a couple of features).

Read about all the new features in the latest firmware as well as the
effects it will have on unlocks and third-party applications after the
jump.

iPhone Web App: Google releases Optimized version of iGoogle for the iPhone

After revamping the homepage and launching Mobile Google Notebook for the iPhone last month, its the turn of iGoogle.

Google offers you the ability to create a personalized iGoogle homepage to display your latest Gmail messages, headlines from top news sources or RSS feeds from across the web, weather forecasts, stock quotes, and movie showtimes, bookmarks for quick access to your favorite sites.

Google has released an optimized version of iGoogle for iPhone users so you have access to your personalized iGoogle homepage not only from your computer or laptop but also from the iPhone.

The iPhone optimized version of iGoogle lists all feeds and gadgets in one column with content apparently scaled to the screen with individual tabs available at the bottom of the page.

You can check out optimized version of iGoogle for the iPhone by pointing your iPhone’s Safari browser to this url: http://www.google.com/ig/i

iPhone Audio Recognition App: Find out What’s Playing on Radio using “Listen”

iPhone Audio Recognition App: Find out What’s Playing on Radio using “Listen”

You are going to love this native iPhone application developed by none other then iPhone hacking legend Erica Sadun.

Have you ever liked a song on the radio only to feel helpless that you cannot find out what song it is? You won’t have to feel helpless anymore if you have "Listen" as the name is aptly called installed on your iPhone as all you need to do is put your iPhone near the speakers and Voila! the native iPhone application will display the song, artist, and album.

In my opinion it is easily one of the coolest iPhone application, so go ahead check out the details after the jump.

Native iPhone App: CameraPro brings Professional Camera features for your iPhone

Native iPhone App: CameraPro brings Professional Camera features for your iPhone

Folks, Welcome to the New Year!!! We have already seen that in the last six months since the iPhone launch, there have been tons of cool iPhone hacks, native iPhone Applications developed by iPhone hacking geniuses.

I guess it is safe to say that 2008 will be even more exciting.

We start of the year with an interesting native iPhone application developed by Makayama. The native iPhone application is called CameraPro and as the name suggests it adds professional camera features for your iPhone.

Native iPhone Game: DOOM gets an Update

Native iPhone Game: DOOM gets an Update

One of the most exciting news on the gaming front since the iPhone launch was to see stepwhite, an iPhone hacking guru get DOOM running on the iPhone.

psychochromatic, an iPhone hacking genius and a friend of stepwhite has picked up from where stepwhite had left by taking control of the project and he has recently released a new version of Doom with on-screen touch controls.

iPhone Firmware v1.1.3 Leaked?

iPhone Firmware v1.1.3 Leaked?

We have breaking news on the iPhone firmware expected to be released around the time Macworld kicks off a little over two weeks from now.

Gear Live with help from Natetrue, now an iPhone hacking legend has revealed details on the iPhone firmware v1.1.3 which apparently has been leaked.

Read about all the new features in the latest firmware as well as the effects it will have on unlocks and third-party applications after the jump.

Native iPhone App: iSMS – Allows you to Send SMS to Multiple Recipients and to do lots more

Native iPhone App: iSMS – Allows you to Send SMS to Multiple Recipients and to do lots more

The SMS application in the iPhone is quite basic in functionality. If you are a heavy user of SMS then one of the features you would probably be missing would be the ability to send SMS to multiple recipients.

Not anymore as there is good news for you, as iPhone hacker Shawn Chain has released a native iPhone application called iSMS which will let you just that and lots more.

iPhone Hack: PlayStation Emulator for the iPhone released

iPhone Hack: PlayStation Emulator for the iPhone released

One of the popular categories here at iPhone Hacks since the launch has been games for the iPhone. The reason for this has not been because Apple has been rolling out terrific games for their revolutionary gadget but due to the hard work put in by iPhone hacking geniuses who have brought us the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator, the Game Boy Advance (GBA) emulator and more recently ScummVM, the emulation engine that allows you to play popular LucasArts and Sierra games on the iPhone.

The good news on the native iPhone games continues as MacNN has reported recently that one of the independent software developer, ZodTTD, has released the first public version of the Playstation (PS1 or PSX) emulator for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

iPhone Software/Hardware Hack: LocoGPS – GPS Add-on for the iPhone

iPhone Software/Hardware Hack: LocoGPS – GPS Add-on for the iPhone

One of the features missing from the iPhone’s rich feature list is a Global Positioning System (GPS), we have already seen Navizon release its virtual GPS product "Navizon" as a native iPhone application as an alternative to the lack of the GPS feature in Apple’s iPhone.

However, if you are not too convinced of its accuracy due to the methodology used like many readers here @ iPhone Hacks then you will find Part Foundry’s hardware/software GPS add-on called "LocoGPS for the iPhone" an interesting solution to the lack of GPS feature.

iPhoneRingToneMaker 2.0.1 Introduces 2 Exciting New Features: Ringtone Shuffling and Volume Boosting

iPhoneRingToneMaker 2.0.1 Introduces 2 Exciting New Features: Ringtone Shuffling and Volume Boosting

One of the easiest way to add custom ringtones to your iPhone in OS v1.1.2 is to use popular iPhone Application iPhoneRingToneMaker for Windows.

Tunji Afonja, Product Manager at Efiko Software has been kind enough to drop in a note to inform me that they have just released iPhoneRingToneMaker 2.0.1 with two new exciting features: Ringtone Shuffling and Volume Boosting.