Everyone Vote!

Okay, for all you smart people out thier im not talking about obama. even if i want him to win.
Im talking about somthing even more serious. “The Toggle of Auto Currection”. I tried to sound funny =(

Yeah well as most of you know the auto correction drives people nuts when it comes to texting, emails, or just searching things. This has become a really big deal. so big that theres a petition about it. Yeah thats right apple!
currectly 14,966 people had voted! that an amazing amount when you consider my website only gets… I dont want to talk about it..

Anyway.

Just sign here if you are fed up with steve’s ways. Steve, Comon man.

I do think apple sould of released it in 2.1(updated)
Vote.

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How to: Delete Apple’s Apps from your iPhone

OK, I teased briefly about the Hidden 10th iPhone app screen that would allow you to get past the 148 app limit on the iPhone, and I will reveal its secrets here in a tip I know many of you have been waiting for someone to tell you – namely, How to delete Apple’s official apps from the iPhone?

We all know that holding down an application’s icon on the iPhone will cause them all to wiggle – thus allowing you to rearrange the icons on your screen as well as delete 3rd party apps from your iPhone (by clicking that the little “X” icon in the corner). Apple’s official iPhone apps, however (Calculator, iTunes, Stocks, Phone, etc.), lack this button, and until now most of you likely just figured Apple’s default set of apps were undeletable – destined to stay on your home screens forever, taking up valuable real estate and mocking you with their “We ain’t going anywhere” smugness.

Well, this is not entirely true, as I have discovered that yes, removing these apps IS possible (sort of), and it involves invoking the iPhone’s hidden 10th Home page. Here’s how to do it:

OK, first things first. In order to get rid of an Apple-sanctioned app, you will need
1 – An iPhone
2 – A Wi-Fi connection and iTunes account
3 – About 5-10 minutes of time
3 – 9 pages of apps on your iPhone

What?! Yes, you read right. You see, the main trick in deleting Apple’s apps is that you need to first fill the final page (page 9) on your iPhone with applications. This isn’t as hard as it sounds as there are thousands of free iPhone apps on the app store now that you can temporarily use to pad out your iPhone (remember, you can always delete them later) and you needn’t have 9 FULL pages of apps. (In fact, you can in theory do it with as few as 25 – you can have just 1 app per page for the first 7 pages – but the more apps you have the more apps you can delete). Only the last page (page 9) needs to be full, and page 8 should be mostly full if possible.

Step 1: Move any Apple-branded apps you do NOT want on your iPhone (such as the iTunes Store, the Camera, the Phone (who needs a Phone on their iPhone?), Weather etc. to the 9th page.

Step 2: Arrange the apps so that the ones you wish to delete are the bottom right-most apps on the page

Above: By dragging Urban Spoon from page 8 to Page 9, I have moved the “Phone” app to the hidden page 10.

Step 3: Now, the key to deleting these apps is that you are not really deleting them so much as you are “banishing” them to the hidden 10th page on the iPhone. Kind of the iPhone version of Superman’s Phantom Zone, this 10th page is a virtual storagearea that Apple includes for holding apps that you download if you happen to already have all 148 spaces (9 pages) full of apps. In order to banish apps to the Phantom Zone, you simply need to start “pushing” the icons off the screen. As you may have noticed in the past, when you drag an application from one page to another, it pushes all the apps on that page down to the right 1 space. Well, that’s what we are going to do here. Begin by making sure Page 8 has at least 1 more application on it than the number of apps you want to delete on page 9. Now, press and hold an application on page 8, causing the apps to wiggle, and then begin dragging applications from page 8 to page 9. As you release each application, you will see the bottom right-most app disappear. Keep moving apps over, bumping apps to the hidden 10th page until you have gotten rid of all the apps you do not want.

Above: Who needs Phone, Stocks, Weather, Contacts, Calendar, App Store or iTunes?

Above: You can now consolidate pages.

Step 4:You can now rearrange your apps the way you’d like, consolidate pages back to a more normal number, and the Apple apps will not reappear.

OK, so, how do I get them back? Do I have to restore?

Oh, so now you wish you COULD use your iPhone as a phone, or you deleted “Camera” and now you want to take a picture? OK, well the good news is you need not restore your iPhone to get your apps back. All you have to do is power the iPhone off (hold the sleep button on top of the iPhone until the “Slide to Power Off” message appears, turn it off, then turn it back on (pressing the same button). All the banished official Apple apps will reappear back on the first available open apps slots on your iPhone. The only caveat would be if you had a full 148 apps on your iPhone, and no open slots for them to return into, in which case you’d need to delete a few apps and power off/on the iPhone to get them back. A sync in iTunes will also bring them back.

Above: Just turn your iPhone off and on or sync it to make the hidden apps reappear.

So, why would I want to do this?

Well, normally you wouldn’t, but there are some situations where you might. Number one is of course to screw with your friend’s iPhone by “deleting” the Phone app (incidentally, you can still receive calls when the phone app is hidden, and you could in theory make them if you have a double-tap of the Home button set to bring up your phone favorites). Other times this may prove useful is if you wish to restrict app store access or hide your e-mail or Phone access while lending an iPhone to a child or other untrustworthy individual.

Sadly, this hiding of apps is not permanent, as the odds are you will sync your iPhone or turn it off at some point, causing the Apple apps will reappear, but if you go long periods without doing so and you for some reason hate seeing the Calculator or any other Apple app on any of your screens (and are scared of Jailbreaking your iPhone to achieve similar results), this work around should do the trick.

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WinPwn 3.0 Update (09/14/08)

It’s been very busy for me recently at work and I haven’t had much time to spend on WinPwn.But i’m hoping that planet/squpid and I can get the latest version out soon. I will keep you updated!

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Iphone Firmware 2.1 Released!

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The iPhone 2.1 software is out.

Update includes:

Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
Significantly better battery life for most users
Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
Faster installation of 3rd party applications
Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications
Improved performance in text messaging
Faster loading and searching of contacts
Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
Genius playlist creation

Iphone firmware 3G

Iphone firmware 2G

Note to 2G users: If you upgrade in iTunes you will lose your jailbreak, but retain your unlock/activation due to the baseband not changing. If you restore, you will lose your jailbreak AND activation but remain unlocked.

Note to 3G Users – If you upgrade in iTunes to 2.1 and have intelliscreen installed (or other programs that modify your com.apple.springboard.plist) you WILL get the Spinning Wheel of Death after you upgrade and have to restore.

{ Via IpodTouched }

Update: What we’ve noticed so far:

Significantly improved reception (my iPhone went from having no service anywhere in my neighborhood to having 1-2 bars in my house, which rocks, btw)
The screenshot feature now makes a camera shutter noise
Typing on the keyboard is much smoother
App downloads can now be paused by tapping on them
Updated apps now stay in the same spot they were put in before they were updated

Bluetooth Chip Confirmed in iPod Touch 2G

Naked Ipod Touch 2g

At the top of the picture above the battery is a metal cover. Underneath the cover is a Broadcom BCM4325 Bluetooth chip. Yes, that’s right, Bluetooth! Apple has said nothing of this publicly.

This particular bluetooth chipset supports BT2.1+EDR. No word yet on whether the one Apple included supports A2DP, which would enable stereo headphones.

Quoted From ifixit

This is incredible news!!!  Bluetooth and a speaker on the new iPod Touch.  AMAZING!!!! I wonder what else Steve didnt tell us!

2G ipod touch unhackable?

Unfortunately, it looks like the current form of Pwnage won’t work with the new iPod touch (n72ap).
The device has a new GID key (I assume this is because it uses a different processor; the S5L8720x, rather than the S5L8900 used in the first iPod touch, iPhone and iPhone 3G), which means that none of the system images can be decrypted.
Each image contains a KBAG tag which is 0x20 long (64 bytes) that is decrypted by the hardware AES engine, then the resulting keys are used to decrypt the image itself.
Since the GID key differs from every other device, you can only decrypt KBAG tag data using n72ap itself.
Of course, this leads you to a dead end, since you use either the kernel or iBoot to gain access to the hardware AES engine (which usually cannot be accessed).
A new exploit will have to be found to allow access to the hardware AES engine first, so that the KBAG data can then be decrypted, which will then allow for images to be decrypted and modified.

So, we have to wait for a new low-level exploit or settle for something less than Pwnage (probably not possible, since 2.x is locked down).
Unfortunately, I don’t think this will happen very quickly, since the Dev Team is actually the iPhone Dev Team, and they don’t seem to prioritize the iPod touch.
Here’s to hoping though!

Props to Chronic and WEsTbAeR– for making the processor and model information available so quickly.
I assume that one of the two, or both, also discovered that there is a new GID key.

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