Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Posted by Baktou at 12:26 AM
Onlookers may already be impressed with your stable of sexy Apple products, but perhaps its time to replace those bland blacks and grays with something more meaningful. HunterGatherer’s InCase products for the iPhone and and 15-inch MacBook Pro are “a purposefully fake version of something natural,” according to designer Todd St. John. “I also enjoy seeing it as a wrapper for a concentrated brick of technology.” How poetic. For the MacBook, the $60 sleeve is simply a clutch for safekeeping, while the iPhone’s $50 slider case is a new skin in its own right. And if your friends still aren’t jealous, tell them HunterGatherer has worked for Nike, VH1 and the New York Times. If pure technology doesn’t fill them with envy, name-dropping surely will.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Posted by Baktou at 8:11 AM
Here's how to play WoW on your iPod or iphone.Is not hard!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Posted by Baktou at 8:34 AM
Walk the sand.
Write a message in a bottle and cast it into the sea. Where will it wash up and who will discover it?
Walk along an endless beach and find messages in bottles launched by people from all over the world...each from their own distant shore. What will they have to say and how will you respond?
Distant Shore by The Blimp Pilots
- Communicate with people from all over the world
- Beautiful 3-D graphics
- Soothing ambient sound effects
- A fun new way to express yourself
Distant Shore is the newest application from The Blimp Pilots, creators of Koi Pond - the #1 Paid App of 2008.
***Note: iPod touch users need a WiFi connection to use Distant Shore.
Posted by Baktou at 8:19 AM
Above picture was a PS version of iPhone 4G, it designed idea come from the mix of MacBook Air and iPod Touch.The shape look nice and smooth, but it will not slim as the what you see now when in production. Keen to know the latest function of it...
Monday, February 9, 2009
Posted by Baktou at 9:51 AM
Valentine's Day is a festival that cherishes love and romance. The festival falls on February 14 every year and is celebrated in several countries across the world including US, UK, Canada, Japan, France, China and India. Though the festival commemorates the martyrdom of a Christian saint called St Valentine, the festival as it is celebrated today has little religious significance. In present times, Valentine's Day has assumed a secular and global flavor and is celebrated by people of all ages and races.
As we all know eBay is the place for buying almost anything imaginable. However there are things that we must watch out for if we intend buying on eBay. Never forget the rule caveat emptor, or buyer beware. As in all facets of life this rule rings true and even more so on eBay. There are steps you must take to be sure that you know what you are buying, do that and you will really get a great deal on an iPhone. On the other hand if you are not careful you can have great disappointment and lose your money. So listen up and take notes.
Firstly, know exactly what you are buying and if you don't know, ask the seller. They are obliged to answer your questions. Watch out for conflicting information between the title and the extended description. As an example there was a listing for an unlocked 16 GB iPhone, at least that was what the title said. In the description it said that, and it was clearly stated the phone is locked, then they stated that they are using it with a carrier other than AT&T so it clearly must have been unlocked. You could ask the seller for clarification of the issue, but my reaction would be to look for another phone.
Do you know the difference between unlocked and locked? We will give you a brief rundown here. If the phone is unlocked, it means the firmware has been hacked and now you can insert any chip that will work on your chosen mobile network. Different countries have different carriers so you should find out what is available to you and what services they are offering. Some features of the phone can be lost if you go away from Apples recommended carriers. Where your iPhone will work has nothing to do with the chip but with wiring of the phone and the radio frequencies of the carriers.
The terms "unlocked" and "new, unopened box" are incompatible. You have to open up the box and hack into the firmware in order to unlock the iPhone. Apple does not ship unlocked iPhones. In order to hack into the iPhone you must open the box, and hook the iPhone up to a computer. This is hardly unopened. Locked means that the firmware that Apple shipped the phone with is intact and untouched. These phones will only activate and work on the AT&T network. However, a locked phone has no issues or troubles with any firmware upgrades whereas an unlocked phone must be careful when updating to be sure they do not re-lock the iPhone.
Three very important words to look out for when purchasing anything on eBay are, refurbished, new and used. If an instrument has been refurbished, hopefully by the manufacturer, it has been take from not performing the way it should to an as new state. Find one of these and you should get a decent phone at a realistic price. If the seller is for real he will declare what the phone is, either new or refurbished, but watch for those les scrupulous sellers that may not disclose this fact. As always if you're not sure ask. If in doubt shop elsewhere.
There are many phones that are similar in appearance to the iPhone, but clearly are not. There is only one iPhone. You will see phones called A88 iPhone, PDA, cell phone. This is not an iphone but a look alike. Make sure that any phone you are considering as an iPhone is the Apple brand.
Very important when buying on eBay, make sure that you know the sellers return policies and only pay through PayPal using your credit card. Some will ask you to pay direct to their account.. I never do that, I go somewhere else. Never ever pay with cash or checks or wire transfers or money orders. No, no, no, just don't do it. Stick with Pay Pal and if a dispute arises you have recourse through that company. Sorry if that sounds like a plug for Pay Pal, but we are opening ourselves up to the scammers of the world when we shop on eBay and I have found not safer way. So if you find a seller who does not take credit cards or Pay Pal then I would be most suspicious. Remembered "caveat emptor" and go somewhere else to buy.
eBay tries their hardest to make it safe for you to shop, but you must do your part by educating yourself and giving yourself the best chance of getting a good deal.
Before you buy an iPhone on eBay do your due diligence and research what you want and don't be disappointed.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Posted by Baktou at 1:43 AM
Coca-Cola has launched “Spin the Coke”—a new application for iPhone users.
The brand describes the game as a way to “break the ice or to give that someone special a not so subtle hint.” The application can be downloaded at the iTunes store for FREE.
"Coke is about bringing people together," said Freddie Laker, director of digital strategy at Sapient, the Coke roster shop that created the app. "It is about youth culture, and sitting around playing spin the bottle epitomizes that."
It joins another free application Coke created for the iPhone. The Magic Coke Bottle app is a twist on the Magic Eight Ball. Users can shake their iPhone's Coke bottle image to get answers to life's burning questions. Players can choose from five backgrounds and two themes, with each background having different music. They can also customize the bottle between the classic Coke and the modern version.
Coke joins several big name brands like Target and Nike looking to connect with users through the popular Apple phone. Some are emphasizing utility, others whimsy. The goals are the same: get users to bring their brands onto their phones and with them at all times.
Nike has gone the utility route with a recently released application for Nike Training Club, its third and most advanced iPhone app. The app, developed by digital agency R/GA, lets users design workout plans from videos on NikeWomen.com, which are then transferred to the iPhone. The idea is for women to have a customized workout plan, which is combined with a calendar function. Users get points for completing workouts, part of an effort to motivate them to continue.
A challenge for brand applications is they compete with many other similar offerings from developers. Brands, including Coke and Nike, have a spotty track record on Facebook creating applications with much staying power.
Spin the Coke, for instance, is just one of several spin the bottle applications available in the iTunes store. The Magic Coke Bottle, likewise, competes with other Magic Eight Ball-type applications. Apple has approved an estimated 16,000 applications for the iPhone.
"It's gotten to the point now that you actually have to put something out that can cut through the clutter and it has to be promoted properly," said Laker.
Coke will promote the application on its own properties and via blogger outreach, he said, with the goal being to reach the list of the top 25 free apps for the iPhone.
Posted by Baktou at 1:08 AM
This is a CT scan of an iphone. Perhaps someone knows something about what some of these parts are?
This is a CT scan of an iPod. The LCD screen is seen in pink. Behind the screen and to the most cephalic extreme of the body, a gray battery pack can be seen. Various other electronic components can be visualized including the control sensor array which is arranged in a circle below the LCD screen. Note the headphone jack in the upper right part of the image proximal to the battery pack.
Posted by Baktou at 12:31 AM
It has been revealed that yellowsn0w (the popular iPhone unlock tool) has reached version 0.9.8, being capable of unlocking even iPhone 3Gs under firmware 2.2.1. While not announced on the iPhone Dev Team's blog yet, the makers of the tool tweeted the news just hours ago.
The iPhone Dev Team's post reads, “iphone_dev: yellowsn0w 0.9.8 is on Cydia for those who were seeing wifi or slowness issues with 0.9.7. This is NOT anything related to 02.30.03 baseband.”
At least one user confirms that “the Wi-Fi issue is gone on [his] UK O2 prepaid 3g 16gig running an O2 Germany and Swisscom SIM.” The post ends with a sincere “thanks” going out to the iPhone Dev Team.
An extended description of the update, as posted over at the hackint0sh forums, goes a bit like this:
“The 0.9.6 version worked for many but it had a hard-coded address for the airplane mode call. The hard-coded address changes depending on FW version (2.2 vs 2.2.1 so far). The 0.9.7 version tried to make it universal and applicable across all future updates. Although it worked for most people, it did have the side effect of keeping wi-fi off after the toggle. The 0.9.8 version fixes that at the expense of going back to hard-coded addresses. That affects us more than you.”
Monday, January 19, 2009
Posted by Baktou at 10:14 PM
The release of yellown0w, scheduled for New Year’s Eve, was postponed a day due to a small problem and finally, it has been released into the wild.
Yellowsn0w is the first working iPhone 3G unlock program that doesn’t need any tampering with your SIM card. In fact, you won’t notice any difference in your iPhone’s operation, except of course that your 3rd-party SIM now works after installing.Yellowsn0w can be installed using both Windows and Mac systems, and easily uninstalled using Cydia, iTunes or the good old Command Line
According to the DevTeam, v0.9.6 of Yellowsn0w should “should fix EVEN MORE problems,” although they did not go into specifics of this release. So if the previous versions of this unlock hack did not work for you, try this one out…. or wait for the final v1.0 to come out, which probably should not take too long to arrive judging by how fast new versions are coming out.
As before, Yellowsn0w is available via Installer.app/Cydia at the following repositories: http://apt9.yellowsn0w.com (Cydia) or http://i.yellowsn0w.com (Installer.app).
And, of course, prior to being able to use it, you will need to
Installation instructions and additional notes are below…
To use it:
1. Install BossPrefs and Yellowsn0w from Cydia/Installer
2. Disable everything in BossPrefs
3. Reboot your iPhone using BossPrefs
4. Wait for the iPhone to boot up
5. Take out your SIM card and reinsert it back in
6. Wait a moment or two
7. In settings turn on Airplane mode
8. Turn off Airplane mode
9. All done!
- As of v 0.9.4 there’s no longer a one-minute delay step. If you don’t see your carrier when your homescreen comes up, you may still need a SIM reinsert (for now).
- If you are in the U.S. and are trying this with T-Mobile, you must turn off the 3G switch in Settings.
- No PIN support yet
- The unlock will silently quit on anything other than baseband 02.28.00. It detects the wrong version and just quits to avoid any damage. Please double check your Modem Firmware setting in Settings->General->About....