Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Catch Me On iPhone, iPad or Facebook in Real-Time




Five Talents and Beyond has announced an upgrade to its real-time location tracking iPhone application - Catchif. The new version features a user-controlled background running mode for both iPhone and iPad (iOS 4.2 required). It gives you both tracking and sharing capability on iPhone or/and iPad in real time globally. Using Catchif is just like remotely watching your friends/families driving on a map, and their driving is not distracted at all.

Without an iPhone or iPad, you can still track your friends and families from Facebook. Catchif is highly integrated with Facebook, from which you can send "Where are you" request and look up your Facebook friends' locations and movements through any web browser with Catchif Facebook plugin.

Shaofeng Yang, the founder of Five Talents and Beyond, Inc., the designer and developer of Catchif said, "Catchif was born to make everybody's life easier, better and safer. It's real time, very accurate and efficient, very personal, intimate and fun."

Do you plan to travel during this holiday season? Are you meeting an old friend or someone new and special? Do you have elderly family who like to walk outside and you always worry about them getting lost? Are your children just grown up and exited to go out without you? Are you getting lost somewhere? Or if in case you are in the situation where you really have a safety concern and need help?

Catchif not only makes your life easier, better, romantic and fun, it's also capable of making it safer for you, your family and friends. A "Catch me if you can" request could potentially be a "Help!" signal with your current location and real time movements without saying a word.

You never need to worry about losing your privacy with Catchif , because you always have full control over who can track you and when you'd like to be tracked. You also have the choice to allow or deny a "Where are you" request, as well as the freedom whether you'd like to track others when you receive a "Catch me if you can" request/invitation, meanwhile, you can send out "Where are you" request or "Catch me if you can" invitation to someone whenever you like. The Silent Mode will make you invisible from any friend whenever you want. A Block List is in place as well if you need to block the location information sent to you.

If a friend you want to track or share your location with does not have Catchif installed, you can easily send him/her the Catchif reference with the Invitation tab on Facebook or a gently touch on the Invite button of iPhone and iPad. Thanks to Cathif's super powerful service, you and your loved ones will never get lost and will always stay close and stay safe, no matter where they are or where you are.

Supported Languages:
* US English and Chinese

Pricing and Availability:
Catchif 1.4 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.



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A List of Improvements in the New Cydia




ModMyi has put together a list of improvements found in the new version of Cydia.

Commenting on the release Saurik said, "some of my long term performance plans are 'hitting pay dirt', and Cydia is much faster than it was before; that said, it isn't done yet: there's one more thing that I think is going to make a huge difference that isn't even in there yet but should be for the final release."

What's New:
● reduced loading changes time
● section remapping optimizations
● faster reloading data
● faster, native search
● uses public SDK classes whenever possible
● rewritten, faster web views with zooming support
● changes badge works again
● more stable webviews (no crashes when queueing)
● redesigned settings page
● redesigned stashing page
● faster scrolling of table views
● bug fixes
● ads no longer break the package views until restart
● much better queueing UI
● stabler refreshing bar

iPad improvements:
● landscape
● popovesr
● modal views that cover only a portion of the screen
● less annoying errors with bad internet connections downloading packages
● updated section mappings, less typo'd sections

This version of Cydia is included in the latest release of RedSn0w and can also be downloaded directly from here.


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Mobile Profiles Lets You Create Custom Profiles for Your iDevice




Mobile Profiles is application by Aaron Wright that lets you create custom profiles for your iDevice to easily toggle system settings on the fly.

• Create Custom Profiles
Mobile Profiles allows you create custom profiles with settings that you define. You can change the ringtone, system volume, screen brightness, and all of the low-level services on the iPhone.

• Quick Profiles
You can also quickly enable or disable iPhone services such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, Location Services and many more with Quick Profiles. Other features include a shake to toggle Quick Profiles visibility.

• Quick Services
Change system settings on the fly.

• Share notifications
Optionally send out notifications to Twitter and Facebook

Mobile Profiles is available from the BigBoss Cydia repository. The iPhone edition is $2.99 and the iPad edition is $3.99.











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iOS 4.2 Supports New Tech That Reduces Network Congestion




Nokia Siemens, one of the world's top suppliers of cellular infrastructure, claims that iOS 4.2 ships with a new technology called network-controlled fast dormancy which better optimizes how the phone connects to the network. Furthermore, Nokia Siemens claims that network-controlled fast dormancy provides better battery life and less unnecessary network utilization.

Nokia discovered the technology in the OS by conducting its own tests and not by working with Apple on implementing it. Nokia Siemens was also quick to point out that it had implemented the technique in all of its smartphones starting earlier this year.


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Wait a sec, did nokia say they have implemented something apple created into their devices also while not working with apple, and while testing ios to imitate it's features in it's own os??

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Like Facetime But For Whiteboards




39 a Miami-based development company, has announced SyncPad 1.0, the first-ever iPad application that allows users to share their drawings on a whiteboard in real-time, from anywhere in the world over the internet.

While many whiteboard apps tried to explore the collaboration between multiple iPads, none of them worked remotely, and each required the users to be a few feet from each other. SyncPad, on the other hand, brings your whiteboard to the cloud, making it easy to share with clients and coworkers. Would you like to share your ideas with a coworker but you are out of town? Don't worry, just create a room with your SyncPad and share the name of the room with your co-worker, who can access it with his SyncPad or with any modern browser by visiting SyncPad online.

"The idea came from a personal need to be able to quickly share ideas and feedback on current projects with our clients," said Davide Di Cillo, founder of 39, Inc. "With SyncPad, now I can quickly import a mockup from my photo library and add my notes while the client is sitting at his desk in another continent. He can also participate as well adding his own notes in real-time."

Features:
* Multiple colors
* Eraser
* Ability to import pictures from your library
* Live sharing connection with another SyncPad, SyncPad Reader or any browser
* Multi-user rooms
* Share via e-mail

Pricing and Availability:
SyncPad 1.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Di Cillo promised that more features and improvements will be coming soon, with an update already waiting to be approved by Apple.








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Steve Jobs Says Third Party AirPlay Support is Coming in 2011




Steve Jobs says AirPlay support for third party apps and Safari is likely coming in 2011. This comes via a response to an email from a MacRumors forum member

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Hi, I recently updated both my iPhone 4 and iPad to 4.2. I think my favourite feature is airplay. This is seriously amazing and makes sharing content seamless. I just purchased Apple TV and was wondering are you ever going to make airplay video work for videos in safari and 3rd party apps? I hope to get a response. :)
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Yep, hope to add these features to Airplay in 2011.

Sent from my iPhone

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For those jailbreakers who can't wait for Apple to enable this feature you can install AirVideoEnabler from Cydia.




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Project Mag for iPad is Now Available in the App Store




Project Mag for iPad, a magazine designed especially for the tablet by Virgin Digital Publishing, is now available in the App Store.

A revolutionary multimedia magazine built specially for your iPad – packed with international culture, entertainment, design, business and travel. And nuclear weapons. Oh, and Jeff Bridges.

Download the reader App for free, then get Issue No.1 – a full month’s worth of updating content – for $2.99 or £1.79.

Issue 1 Features:
● DUDE! Jeff Bridges reboots Tron – featuring exclusive “electrified cover”, videos and an audio interview on his best-known roles.
● SPEED! Jaguar’s 205mph hypercar... has jet engines. Want to hear it in action?
● GODZILLA! Take our in-depth 3D video tour of Tokyo
● EARTH 2! How the search for a slightly nicer home planet is going
● FORAGING! The superchef who serves soil
● MUSIQUE! The world’s coolest record label is... French?

You can download Project from the App Store for free.










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How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]


These are instructions on how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3G on the 4.2.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac.

If you want to use Redsn0w to jailbreak a lower firmware version you can find the appropriate tutorial here.

IMPORTANT FOR UNLOCKERS
During this process you can update your baseband to the 06.15 version. If you are on 05.14 or 05.15 or higher you will need to do this to unlock. You do not need to do this for jailbreak only. Please read the following very carefully before deciding whether to do this. You can find out baseband version here.

1. There is no way to come back down from 06.15, and there’s no hiding the baseband version from Apple. You’ll be voiding your warranty in a very obvious way.
2. If some future baseband comes out with a critical fix, you won’t be able to update to it if it remains down in the 05.xx sequence (then again, you wouldn’t update to it if you wanted to keep your unlock anyway).
3. Starting with FW 4.2.1 if you have 06.15 on your iPhone you won’t ever be able to restore to stock firmware (it will fail). You’ll need to only restore to custom IPSWs (then again, if you’re unlocker you should already be doing that).

Don’t update to 06.15 if you don’t need to! Only do this if you need the unlock and you’re stuck on 05.14 or 05.15, and you’re willing to assume the above risks. If your baseband is already unlockable and you are on a lower firmware version then use PwnageTool to update to 4.2.1 without upgrading your baseband.


Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 4.2.1 firmware from below and place it in the same folder. 

4.2.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw

Extract the redsn0w app from the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.


Step Two
***If you are already on iOS 4.2.1 you can skip this step. If you are on an unlockable baseband and on a lower firmware you should use PwnageTool instead to update without upgrading your baseband.

Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes. 


Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Option and click the Restorebutton. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPhone.


Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.2.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choosebutton to continue. 


Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the desired firmware open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.


Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button


Step Five
Select the 4.2.1 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.


Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.


Step Seven
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data


Step Eight
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like.


Verbose boot displays detailed information on boot of your device and is generally only needed by developers and advanced users.

Make sure Cydia is selected. 

*Remember the rules for boot logos are: RGB or Grayscale format with Alpha channel and dimension below 320x480. 

Notice that RedSn0w can Enable multitasking, Enable homescreen wallpaper, and Enable battery percentage. If you do not need multitasking we would recommend deselecting it as it makes your iPhone 3G run very slow.

If you read the warning above and you would like to update your baseband to the 06.15 iPad version for unlock then check Install iPad Baseband. Click Yes when prompted to confirm your decision.


Click the Next button to continue


Step Nine
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button


Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here


Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.


Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.


Step Eleven
RedSn0w will now download the iPad baseband and your iPhone will now reboot


Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.


Step Thirteen
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button. When your iPhone finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.



Unlock
You can now follow this tutorial to unlock if so desired.

*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.



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