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How Will In-App Payment Affect Crackers?

May 10, 2009

iphone30So if you use an iPhone or iPod Touch,  I’m sure you have heard of  ‘cracked apps’; these are App’s that have been legitimately purchased but then been cracked so that it can run on a modified device with no cost.

But with the release of iPhone OS 3.0 drawing ever closer, how will the cracks work with In-App payments?

Because if an App comes with just the bare-bones of the App and you must pay for the extras then using the cracked App in theory will not work, seeing as In-App payments will be done server-side and not in the App.

So if an App gets cracked and used then will In-App payments work or will they work a way out to crack those too. Anythings possible but just an interesting theory.

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The New iPhone Ideas

April 30, 2009

iphone30So with WWDC rolling ever closer we’re expecting the release of a new iPhone. With the references found in the firmware and the release of the new iPhone OS 3.0 all arrows are pointing to a new phone. But what will change and what will remain.

  • The screen on the device will most likely remain the same, or at least the same resolution as all the App’s for iPhone and iPod Touch are programmed to a certain size so it’s unlikely they change the screen size.
  • Improved battery life, this will be a great impovement, hopefully the new iPhone software has some tweaks to keep usage down and maybe a better battery in the new device.
  • A better camera is almost certain seeing as Apple want to compete with other phones on the market and the fact they orderes 3.2 and 5 megapixel sensors.
  • More RAM, so that we can have App’s running without crashing.
  • Faster CPU, the iPod Touch 2G has a faster processor than the iPhone so it’s time for an upgrade for it to run games and App’s more smoothly and quickly. However, this will mean that hacking the device will take longer as it did for the iPod Touch due to the new processor.
  • Video Recording has been rumoured with screenshots and is technically possible as shown by Cycorder, the jailbroken video recording App.
  • Bigger Capacity, 8GB will probably be dropped and 16GB and 32GB brought in.
  • Zoom on the camera, due to the fact if they have a bigger sensor the image won’t look as bad.

All of these are just based on rumour or idea of what the new iPhone will have. Now we just have to wait till June time for more info on the possibility of the next iPhone.


How To Use iPhone OS 3.0 Beta Without Activation

April 16, 2009

iphone30For some people they are too eager to try the new iPhone OS to wait, you may have read of the problems that many of them run into but here’s a way round it.

The way we stop the verification is not disconnecting from the internet each time but stopping iTunes contacting the verification server.

Note: this is a Windows tutorial not Mac.

First of all open Notepad.

Click on File > Open and ensure that your viewing All files and not just .txt files.

Now go to   C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

Now find the file ‘hosts’ and open it.

Go to the bottom of the file and paste the following:

127.0.0.1    albert.apple.com

Now save the file making sure iTunes isn’t open.

Note: this will just stop the verification, you can still use the iTunes store.


Apple Seeds iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 3 to Developers

April 14, 2009

SDK 3.0 Beta 3Apple has today seeded out the Beta 3 of their iPhone OS 3.0 and the SDK to developers, no word on whats changed yet.

I’m sure within the next few days, or maybe even hours the Dev-Team will have cracked this beta and allow the Dev’s and those lucky enough to get a working copy of the firmware to jailbrake it.


Hacker Enables Tethering in iPhone OS 3.0

March 19, 2009

Steve Troughton-Smith of Ireland, whilst he “was hacking around with APNs in the Carrier.bundle itcc file” managed to work out how to tether his iPhone 3G over USB.

Tethering Homescreen
Thethering Prefs


Apple did confirm that Tethering was in OS 3.0 but that it was dependent on carriers choice to weather or not it would be enabled.

For people who are unaware of what tethering is, it’s using the iPhone’s EDGE or 3G connection and using it on a computer which the phone is either attached over USB or Bluetooth, sharing the connection so that if you have no WiFi and you don’t have a 3G card you could just plug in your iPhone and browse away.


Tethering, Video Publishing & Find MyiPhone found in OS 3.0

March 18, 2009

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Numerous online sources have confirmed that USB tethering, publishing video to MobileMe & Find MyiPhone are in the iPhone OS 3.0.

Tethering we knew may be included but it will depend on the carriers, to weather of not it is impletmeted.
Find MyiPhone would be very useful if you left your phone somewhere accidently, I assume it will use the aGPS, Cell Tower and WiFi triangulation to find the phone via MobileMe.
The fact that you can post video shows promising ideas for the future, however with no video recording app, unless jailbroken, this feature won’t be of much use.


iPhone 3.0 OS Already Jailbroken!

March 18, 2009

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The Dev-Team have confirmed that the iPhone 3.0 OS has already been jailbroken on all devices, meaning there won’t be a wait to update for Jailbroken users.