Over the weekend, AppSnapp -- a tool that makes it drop dead simple to install third-party applications on iPhones -- underwent a significant overhaul. Among the enhancements:The jailbreaking and pushing of Installer.app to the iPhone are now logged to var/root/Media/AppSnapp.log (on the iPhone). This means that if something goes wrong, you can see where and how. AppSnapp now checks what firmware/software version you are using, and will not run on devices that are not running version 1.1.1 (the only version with which AppSnapp is currently compatible. "Improved reliability." The … Read more
Apple has released iTunes 7.5 with the following release notes:
"iTunes 7.5 features the ability to activate iPhone wherever service is offered and support for Phase, a new interactive music game designed exclusively for iPod nano (third generation), iPod classic, and iPod (fifth generation). This release also includes bug fixes to improve stability and performance. "
The new release is available as follows:Mac OS X: 41.1MB download Windows: 51.8MB download
Apple has released QuickTime 7.3 in the following editions:QuickTime 7.3 for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) [52.6MB] QuickTime 7.3 for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) [49.3MB] QuickTime 7.3 for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) [51.5MB] QuickTime 7.3 for Windows [20.3MB]
iPhones sold for use on the O2 network in the UK -- starting November 9th -- are reportedly already running software/firmware version 1.1.2, according to T3, which got its hands on an review unit (see the image below, which displays firmware 1.1.2). The publication claims update 1.1.2 sports the following enhancements:"more keyboard character sets [...] full support for French and German, with special keyboard lay-outs on the ready to tackle accented characters." "addresses security issues and minor bugs"
This update will likely close a TIFF image-based security flaw that … Read more
It's a bold statement to be sure, but we think we've found the coolest Web app yet for the iPhone. Dubbed "vtap," the service lets you search for videos from around the Internet, then -- get this -- encodes them on the fly and puts them in a format that can be played on the iPhone (H.264). vtap searches YouTube, MySpace, Dailymotion, news sites like the Associated Press and Reuters, even ESPN. (Think SeeqPod but for videos)
In other words, it's not constrained by the lack of Flash, Windows Media Player, etc. support on … Read more
You can now purchase a $60-per-month -- on top of your current bill -- add-on to AT&T iPhone service that will afford you 50MB of international GPRS (EDGE in the United States) data transfer (20MB will set you back $25). This is still expensive (over $1 per MB), but better than the previous international data roaming scheme which was billed at $5/MB in select countries ("DataConnect Global" countries), and nearly $20/MB in other countries, resulting in some ridiculous bills.
The demand for unofficial third-party applications on iPhones is, by at least one account, staggering. AppSnapp, a Web-based script that jailbreaks (allows read-write access to the filesystem) iPhones running firmware/software 1.1.1 and places Installer.app -- a native iPhone application for cataloging and installing other native applications directly on the device -- has been used about 144,000 times since it was released late Sunday night. Nicholas "Drudge" Penree, one of the programmers crucial to AppSnapp's development, told iPhone Atlas that he thinks the figure represents about 100,000 actual devices.
AppSnapp is by … Read more
First came news that Apple was limiting iPhone purchases to two per customer. Next came word that the company had stopped accepting cash and gift certificates for iPhones. Now it seems that the company is tracking how many iPhones each customer is purchasing in an apparent attempt to crack down on unofficial resellers who are purchasing phones, unlocking them, then selling them to customers internationally.
Customers who attempt to purchase more than a certain number of iPhones on a single credit card or otherwise trip the wire are receiving this message from Apple Store customer support:
"It appears that … Read more
A new process for jailbreaking and allowing the installation of non-sanctioned third-party applications to the iPhone has debuted. It's called AppSnapp, and is unique in two respects: it automates the process on iPhones running software/firmware 1.1.1 (previous methods were multi-step), and it can be completed purely using the iPhone; no interaction with a Mac or Windows computer (as with previous methods) is required. The process will jailbreak the iPhone or iPod Touch then push Installer.app to the device, which contains a catalog of native applications that can be installed directly over a WiFi or EDGE … Read more