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
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.
If you were looking for an easy way to jailbreak your iPhone running on firmware v1.1.2 then the latest version of iNdependence v1.3.1 which works with iPhone firmware v1.1.2 could be the solution as developers of iNdependence have worked hard to simplify the process of jailbreaking the latest iPhone firmware.
There are a few features missing from iPhone’s rich feature list such as 3G, GPS, video recording etc. Though we expect some features to be unlocked with future firmware releases in case of features like 3G, video recording, GPS we had accepted the fact that it will be available only in the next version of the iPhone.
However, iPhone hacker Drunknbass from Monster and Friends has other ideas, he is going all out to achieve the impossible. He is working on getting video recording working on the iPhone.
One of features missing from the iPhone’s rich feature list is a Global Positioning System (GPS), which is now rumored will be available only in the 2nd generation iPhone sometime next year along with 3G support.
Navizon had released its Virtual GPS product "Navizon" as a native iPhone application as an alternative to the lack of the GPS feature. However, after the 15 day fully functional trial period; you need to buy it for $24.99.
They have now released a freeware version of one of the popular native iPhone applications called Navizon Lite, which they claim is accurate to about 1500 meters (1 mile).
One of the complaints of the iPhone has surprisingly been iPhone’s low ringer volume. It seems to be well below the standard, in terms of volume, established by other mobile handsets.
Most of the users have blamed iPhone’s tiny speakers to be the culprit of this problem. However I had reported that the culprit in fact could be the audio itself and not the speaker and you could use a hack to fix this problem.
iPhone hacker, Tommy Svensson has released a native MMS application for the iPhone, thus addressing one of the major lack of functionality of the iPhone.
Once installed the unauthorized native iPhone application will allow you to send MMS messages via your iPhone.
You cannot receive MMS messages on your iPhone using this application, however the iPhone hacker is working hard to address this in future releases.
iPhone Firmware v1.1.3 Release End of This Week? Could Unlock Voice Recording & Storage Capabilities
Electronista is reporting that iPhone firmware 1.1.3 is expected to be released by the end of this week. There is some good news and bad news.
The bad news first, new firmware update means that we will have to go through the viscious cycle of first figuring out how to jailbreak the latest firmware which is important in order to install third party native iPhone applications.
Now for the good news, apparently the latest firmware unlike previous firmware version will be unlocking additional features such as Voice Recording and ability to use your iPhone for storage capabilities (similar to that available on the iPod where you have support to drag and drop all data transfers except iTunes media).
However, lets not forget you always have a choice not to upgrade to the
latest firmware till the time the iPhone hacking community have not published a step-by-step guide to help you customize your iPhone with the cool native unauthorized iPhone applications.
So far we have seen a couple of ways to JailBreak iPhone firmware v1.1.2, however the process has been somewhat complicated.
Folks at iPhone Atlas have posted a method, which they claim is somewhat easier to JailBreak iPhone firmware v1.1.2 which will work on Windows and Mac thanks to the work carried out by the iPhone Elite dev team.
The process apparently also does not require any third-party utilities other than what is included in the package from Conceited Software.
Links and more details to JailBreak iPhone firmware v1.1.2 available after the jump.
In case you have not yet noticed it, Google has revamped its homepage optimized for iPhone’s interface. The revamped version now has links to other Google applications optimized for the iPhone such as Calendar, Gmail and Reader on the top row.
If you are logged in and click on the any of the links, Google’s iPhone web-apps are displayed in a tab-style interface thus improving on the user experience in comparison to the older version.
The results of your search are displayed on the same page below the search bar and tapping on Images, Web, Local, and News links at the bottom of the search bar will display the relevant search results below the search bar.
The other feature that has been rolled out as part of the revamped version is that you now have a live "suggested searches" function that shows the popular searches, in real-time based on the input in the search field.
The latest update of its website for the iPhone seems to be Google’s attempt to give the webpages that were optimized for the iPhone an iPhone web-app kinda look and must say they have done a good job with it.
To check out the new version, visit Google.com from an iPhone.
Let me know what you think of Google’s new iPhone optimized homepage?[via iPhone Atlas]