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So I have been using my model 755 Garmin gps that I bought when I arrived here in Switzerland. It gets you from one point to the other but the interface for a new model is not that great. If you have been using an Iphone for some time now you would understand.

Pro’s

– The normal gps functions, recalculate, recalculate oh shut up you piece of turd

Con’s

– Startup is good but for a new all powerfull machine not quick anough

– Why cant I disable the warnings in the begining, if you have seen it once then you know it…

– The touch screen is slow to respond and with the use of your finger its a pain. I think a pen is the best option. We took some friends to Engelberg and I by mistake press the wrong endpoint… a nice 2 hour route ended up in 4 hours

– Photos… haha they want you to take the gps and plug it into a pc and then attach photos to the locations what a waste of time. Put a 3MP camera in so that you can take a snap and then add it to the location.

So I have been waiting for the tomtom to bring out the car mount…. and its here at last. You can order it from the apple store and wait 3-4 days 150chf. The software cost 150chf and then you get all the maps. I am really keen to look into this but I would like to get some feedback from people that are using the app and the car mount.

Car mount price:

http://store.apple.com/ch-de/product/TX529ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDA0MQ&mco=MTMwODM1NDI

So if you are in Switzerland or any EU country some feedback would be great.

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So, If you are a bit of a nut about WOW then this free IPhone app that was lunched yesterday is the one for you. You use your logon details of your WOW account and you can get to all the news, caracter and more info. Its really impressive for a free and first try of the app.

I would say Super Blizzard, thanks for this free app.

http://www.wowarmory.com/iphone.xml

Install and have a look… it will keep you upto date to all the news and info before you get online.

Enjoy

Ok so I have been on IPhone software version 3.0 gold master release for some time. I have also unlocked the software function to allow me to use the tethering option on the phone.

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As I am on a Mac I find it much easier to use the tethering on the phone as to go and get a dongle and rely on 3rd party software to make my connection work. So I have the USB 3G dongle from Swisscom aswell and it works great but with the IPhone and the tethering its instant.

I had to jump though one hoop to get the software function working as its not enabled if you install 3.0 on the phone. So here goes.

First u update your iphone 3G to 3.0 software. After the restarts you mail this file to your mail account and install it. It will install as a package. You can do a restart but its not needed.

http://www.iphone-storage.de/CarrierBundle/ipcc/Swisscom_ch.ipcc

After the package is installed you can go to Setting/general/network/internet Tethering…

In you can enable the bluetooth one to pair with your Macbook or you can use it with your USB cable. It works really well and you do not have to install any software on you Mac.

Well I hope this helps

Enjoy

So tonight 8 o’clock South African time Apple started the event everyone has been waiting for. This was the release of the new IPhone software version 3.0. The new software will have about 100 new features so here we go..

Here is a list of new features that would intrest most of us….

1. CUT, COPY and PASTE between apps… so now most of the moaner can shut the hell up, oh yes SHAKE TO UNDO

2. Photos, you can send more then one via email.. this is a must

3. Landscape mode for all mayor apps… so you can now type email in landscape mode…

4. MMS support… dont really know who uses this but here we go… I have not even used it when I had a Nokia as its was just a pain.

5. Sending and receiving standard VCARD for address and phone numbers… now this is neat as it always a pain to send contact details.

6. Record voice notes via the internal mic or external mic… its also edible and sharable.

7. SEARCH, wow this is now available through all mayor apps.. like spotlight

8. Calendar, you can now have a personal, Exchange and Mobile me calendar and there is support for Google cal and Yahoo.

9. SHAKE TO SHUFFLE, this is a nice to have function on the Ipod

10. Stereo Bluetooth support… and A2DP support

11. VPN on demand support

12. “Find my phone” this allows you to find your stolen phone via apples location service.

Well that is the mayor info I got out of the events live feeds… I am looking forward to read more hidden features as soon as the developers start to play with the new software.

For Developers its available today and for use users it available USA summer for free. Oh and for Ipod touch users there will be a 9.95 dollar fee..

Oh and it will work on the first gen IPhone you might just not have the full bluetooth stack available.

Hope you enjoy this bit of tech update

Ok here I am testing my blog updating from my Iphone’s wordpress app. I installed this app sometime ago but never had the chance to give it a run. As I am off to Switzerland for 2 weeks I might use this to update my doings.
So I am going to try and keep my blog updated and my facebook acount. Oh and there is twitter.

So many places to update and I think I am noglt going to get allot of time to site around.

So here goes….

So the new version of IPhone software is out and ready for install.

Here are some details about the new software.

  • Enhancements to Maps
    • Google Street View: Street View takes you on a virtual walking tour: Navigate street-level photographs of places you’ve located in Maps.
    • Public transit and walking directions: Get walking directions, find public transit schedules, check fares, and estimate your travel time.
    • Display address of dropped pins
    • Share location via email: Tap the Share Location button to send an email that includes a Google Maps URL.
  • Decrease in call setup failures and dropped calls
  • Enhancements to Mail
    • Resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
    • Improved formatting of wide HTML email
  • Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network): Get access to millions of free podcasts on the iTunes Store via Wi-Fi or your cellular network.
  • Improved stability and performance of Safari: A new search-friendly user interface, better performance, and more stability make Safari even easier to use.
  • Improved sound quality of Visual Voicemail messages
  • Pressing Home button from any Home screen displays the first Home screen
  • Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings
Enjoy and its best to upgrade to the new version of Itunes 8.

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So you’ve got an iPhone at the Vodacom shop on a pay as you go so that you can use your MTN sim card in the device as Vodacom’s 3G network sucks, but would still like to get your voicemail? You are just as demanding as I am, but luckily there is a solution for us. 

Carry on reading for the fix….
Go to the dial screen on your iPhone, and dial the following string, then press CALL.

*5005*86*YOURVOICEMAILNUMBER#

In my case, it was the following, as my voice mail number is 100 for MTN South Africa:

*5005*86*100# MTN

Enjoy

Now this is a website I used when I was looking for nice apps for my MAC. They have now a new addition to the MAC applications site that look at all the IPhone apps and what people think of them.

So go and have a look at the top apps and start downloading.

Link: http://iphone.iusethis.com

So the new Iphone software is out and there are quite a few people that are having success in upgrading and using the new software. There are also a few problems with the new software as it upgrades the baseband version on the 3G phones. This is only for the 3G phones. The 2G phones they leave the baseband firmware alone.

I have also seen allot of talk of people upgrading not restoring but UPGRADING there 2G phones from a pwange 2.0.1 phone running software version 2.0 to the new software version 2.0.1 through Itunes without the phone being locked.

So there are now PWNAGE update tool out as yet. The PWNAGE 2.0.1 for MAC does not work with the new .ipsw software file so we have to wait for the DEV team to do there magic.

You can upgrade your 2G IPhone with Itunes without locking it again. You will loose your jailbreak software but not the sim unlock or activation.

The 3G phones cannot be sim unlocked as yet but the masters are busy working on that.

I might give the upgrade a bash over the weekend as I want to make sure that the guys tested it thoroughly.

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Again, a clarification in layman’s terms :-

  • If you own a first generation (2G iPhone), no matter what you do now, you don’t have to worry, the next PwnageTool will get you where you want even if it you prematurely updated. 2G is completely pwned at every conceivable level and you’ll always be OK.  But if you own a 3G iPhone and are looking for unlock in the near future, don’t use Apple’s update yet!
  • If your 3G iPhone is on a regular contract and you always plan to be with the carrier then you can update but you will lose the jailbreak and access to third party (non AppStore) applications.
  • If your 3G iPhone is not on a regular contract and you plan to use it on an alternative network to the carrier that supplied it then do not update unless you do it with the impending PwnageTool update.
  • PwnageTool v2.0.1 does not work with version 2.0.1 of the iPhone or iPod update from Apple.
  • We will release an update to PwnageTool when the testing has been completed and all applied changes have been checked for safety.

Enjoy

For those of you using iPhones on cellular (EGPRS/GPRS/EDGE/G3) networks that do not include unlimited data access, you probably want to disable Internet access through your service provider’s network, and use only wifi for Internet access. In the first generation iPhone, you could disable cellular Internet access by changing the APN (access point name) in the Settings utility on the phone.

In the new iPhone 2.0, however, Apple gave service providers the ability to disable this setting so you’ll automatically connect to the Internet through their network and incur their data access fees. Sneaky, and evil.

To change the APN in iPhone 2.0, with underhanded carriers that disable the option in the iPhone Settings, you need the iPhone Configuration Utility, which is provided for enterprise customers to deploy configurations within their organization. For your convenience, I’ve created a basic configuration profile that does just one thing: sets the APN to “NULL”, so that your phone won’t be able to use your cellular provider’s Internet service. Here it is.

To install it on your phone, simply e-mail it to yourself as an attachment, and open it on your iPhone. When you click on the attachment on your iPhone, it will prompt you about applying the new configuration, and warn you about no trusted signature (I didn’t pay Verisign). Once the profile is installed, it won’t be possible for your iPhone to use your carrier’s network for Internet access. If you wish to re-enable cellular data access, all you need to do is open Settings -> General -> Profile, and remove the profile. The phone might require a reboot after removing the profile.

Enjoy!