Greenpois0n Jailbreak Released!

•October 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The Chronic Dev team has announce the release of Greenpoison Jailbreak tool for iOS 4.1 running on  iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (3rd and 4th gen only) and the iPad (iOS 3.2) Additionally, they have also announced that a future update will also include a jailbreak for the Apple TV (2010) and the 2nd generation iPod Touch.  This tool is available now for Mac and windows so grab it  via the download link

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iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Now Available (Windows Only)

•October 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment

For all you looking to jailbreak your iPhones runing iOS 4 and 4.1 look no futher. The rockstar Dev geohot came out with his limera1n jailbreak tool over the weekend. This can be used to jailbreak devices like the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd Gen, iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Gen running iOS 4.0 and 4.1. He is said to be working on mac and linux versions so you guys just hang tight. To download this tool just follow the download link.

iPhone 4 720HD video Sample

•June 24, 2010 • 1 Comment

Note that these videos are slightly compressed by YouTube so you don’t get the same video quality as you would in the raw file. Remember to hit that 720p button for maximum resolution.

FaceTime Missing From iPhone 4 After Restore (and Fix)

•June 24, 2010 • 2 Comments

This is an issue I came across after restoring my iPhone 4 from a backed up 3GS running iOS4 Gold Master. I don’t know if It has to do with GM or anyone who is restoring from a previous device running iOS4 will some how overwrite the FaceTime feature to the extent where it’s missing from the phone app and also excluded from the settings where normally you would enable or disable it. I have found that restoring your and setting it up as a new Phone corrects this issue. I am currently working on that will update if it works!

UPDATE: So I have found that restoring your iPhone 4 and setting up as a new phone corrects this issue. FaceTime is now available in settings and in the phone app. Just remember that if you chose to do this you will lose all your custom phone settings and app specific data. If you have your phone syncing to an Address book, picture folders and calendars all your contacts , photos and events with be synced.

iPhone 4 Impressions

•June 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment

So like most of the people who pre-ordered I received my iPhone 4 early and have been playing with it ever since. Here are my first impressions:

The first thing I noticed taking it out the box was it’s new slim design, everything feels sturdier and well constructed. It looks slimmer than the 3GS on both it’s front and side profiles and is also a bit heavier, making it sit better in your hand. It’s front and back sides are made of hard glass chemically strengthened to be 30 times harder than plastic making it more scratch resistant. Truth is I won’t test any of that, I’ll just take their word for it. It’s also rapped with a stainless steel, pretty nice stuff.

Next was the retina display, now this shit is amazing, remember how you felt the first time you saw full HD next to standard definition? Well this feels even better! The text, pictures and UI generally look better, sharper and vibrant. I think it’s great.

I’ve taken a bunch of pics and videos, without a doubt the iPhone 4 takes better pictures than the 3GS in poor lighting conditions , and with the flash it’s even better. Video is also great, capturing up to 720p HD video at 30fps. Lots of sample pics can be found all over the web so I wont bother posting.

As for FaceTime video calling I’m still yet to test that because non of my friends have received their phones yet. So no comment yet! Stay tuned.

This iPhone 4 comes with a gyroscope, an accelerometer and a compass. This allows for 6 axis motion tracking and these features have been taken advantage of by apps like Real Racing GTI. They have also updated their app to take advantage of the amazing retina display and it looks great!

The phone feels faster, runs smoother and is an all round win. I haven’t found any drawbacks yet, maybe when I drop it on concrete I will. All that I have found is that there is a little bit of screen discoloration on some handsets on the lower right corner but good thing is Apple replaces defective handsets no questions asked those are just factory defects and don’t take away from the actual phone.

Give it a try and see for yourself. All in all iPhone 4’s new hardware coupled with iOS 4 is without a doubt the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone and this changes everything, all over again 😛

Don Lucho Paper House Gallery is Awesome!

•June 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I’m one to appreciate the arts, being a visual artist myself I am drawn to any exhibition of creativity in that realm. This is a rather interesting exibition.

The “Superphone” : Nexus One

•January 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The Nexus One Google branded HTC phone was just released a couple of days ago and is currently shipping to consumers through Google’s online store. Well that’s all great news for Google, however I am more concerned about how Google chooses to classify their new device. Google’s self-proclaimed Superphone in my opinion is in no way super if compared to the existing smartphones like the Palm Pre and iPhone 3GS. Google’s definition of a Superphone, basically boils down to a  high-end smartphone. Well if that’s the case the Nexus One is not the only high-end Smartphone out there and shouldn’t be presented like it’s a device that has redefined how we use our smartphones. There is nothing the Nexus One can do that a Jailbroken iPhone can’t, hence nothing is redefined. One might say well you have to Jailbreak the iPhone first and on the Nexus the functionality comes stock. All jailbreaking really does is give you access to your root folders on the phone, allowing you to do whatever you want to it without Apples tight restrictions.  My point being that if Apple wanted to offer any functionality seen on the Nexus One and Android 2.1 for the most part they can on the iPhone 3GS.

 Being super encompasses more than just adding a faster processor and a 5 mega pixel camera and duplicating functionality seen on the iPhone. Sure they had some cute UI tweaks and introduced voice text input throughout the phone. Those are some nice innovations that I applaud Google for. However they haven’t done anything that puts them in a class of their own. A friend of mine and a huge Nexus One enthusiast said that it’s not an iPhone killer but its more like the Android version of the iPhone if that makes any sense. Well, if a “Superphone” can’t kill a smartphone then I don’t know what can. The moral of the story is Google, shut your mouth when grown folks talking! You might have redefined the way we search but thats about it as far as redefining goes. If you don’t belive me Google it!