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BigBoss Releases SBSettings 3.0.2 for iPhone

BigBoss has released an update to his SBSettings application which lets you toggle preferences directly from the Springboard.

The processes button “Free Memory” apparently has never done anything for anyone at all! I had one user report this and no one else. I found this today while installing SBSettings on a friend’s iPhone and noticing that there was no free memory after hitting the button. So none of you have ever seen how awesome this is! It is fixed now. Turns out I packaged the 3.0.1 toggle pack up poorly and the file was copied to the wrong folder.

v3.0.2 of the app changes the way the window opens slightly. It now requires at least 50 pixels of swiping before the window opens. This is to help prevent accidental opens. You can swipe left to right or right to left, it doesn’t matter. You cannot swipe down. (Let’s see if this one generates me any mail).

SBSettings can be downloaded from the BigBoss Cydia repository.

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Apple News Apple Posts Support Document for Those With iPhone Wi-Fi Issues

Apple News

Apple has posted a support document to assist those having Wi-Fi issues with their iPhone or iPod touch.

You can read Apple’s fix suggestions below. Note that if all tips fail they suggest taking your iPhone in for repair.

Read More [via iLounge]

- The device shows no Wi-Fi address or Bluetooth address (Tap Settings > General > About and scroll down to Wi-Fi Address or Bluetooth).
- iPhone or iPod touch appears to be connected to a Wi-Fi network but cannot use Wi-Fi for checking email, surfing the Internet, or other data transactions.
- iPhone or iPod touch showing Wi-Fi or Bluetooth icon on device as grayed out.
- iPhone not able to pair with Bluetooth device or accessory.
- When you tap Settings > Wi-Fi and then tap next to the network, no values or entries for IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router, or DNS appear.

This can happen if, during the initial setup of the iPhone or iPod touch or after performing a software update or restore using iTunes, no Wi-Fi or Bluetooth address was registered.

Products Affected
- iPhone, iPod touch, iPhone 3G, iPod touch (2nd generation)

First, sync your iPhone or iPod touch to iTunes to backup your user information, Contacts, Calendar, and other data. Then try the following steps in order.

On the device, tap Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Check to see if the device now displays the Wi-Fi address or Bluetooth address (tap Settings > General > About and scroll down to Wi-Fi Address or Bluetooth). If there is a Wi-Fi address and a Bluetooh address, then you’re done with these steps and you can resync your settings and your media using iTunes.

If there’s still no Wi-Fi address or Bluetooth address, then continue to step two.

On the device, tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Check to see if the device now displays the Wi-Fi address and Bluetooth address (tap Settings > General > About and scroll down to Wi-Fi Address or Bluetooth). If there is a Wi-Fi address and Bluetooth address, then you’re done with these steps and can resync your settings and your media using iTunes.

If there’s still no Wi-Fi dddress or Bluetooth address, then continue to step three.

Restore the iPhone or iPod touch software (this erases all data on the device) using iTunes (see article 305744 for additional assistance).
After the restore is complete, sync your previous settings (mail settings, text messages, notes, call history, contact favorites, and so on).
Now see if your device shows a Wi-Fi address and Bluetooth address (tap Settings > General > About and scroll down to Wi-Fi Address or Bluetooth).
If there is a Wi-Fi address and Bluetooth address, then you’re done with these steps. If there is no Wi-Fi address or Bluetooth address, then continue to step four.

If there is no Wi-Fi address or Bluetooth address listed after doing the above steps, then your iPhone or iPod touch may need to be repaired. See the iPhone Service FAQ or iPod Service FAQ for additional service information.

Note: If the device shows an address in the Wi-Fi Address field and you are still having issues using Wi-Fi, refer to article 305715 for additional Wi-Fi troubleshooting tips. If the device shows an address in the Bluetooth field and you are still having issues using Bluetooth, refer to articles HT1843 and HT1664 for additional Bluetooth troubleshooting tips.

GPush to Provide Push Notifications for Gmail

TiveriasApps has announced GPush, an iPhone application which will provide push notifications for Gmail.

GPush is the missing link between GMail and the iPhone. For the first time, using GPush, iPhone users will be able to receive their GMail new message notification instantly and no longer have to wait up to an hour to be notified of new email.

- Instantly receive Gmail new message notifications on the iPhone
- Set it and Forget it: All you have to do is download the app and decide how you want to be notified of new email. You never have to open the app again after that.
- Improved battery life: GPush uses less battery since it relies on push notifications rather than data fetching (“pulling”)

- Ability to see emails on the standby screen just like text messages
- SSL Security Certificate used to ensure password security for GPush users

GPush has been submitted to the App Store for review. If it is accepted it will be available for $.99.

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WSJ Profiles the Chronic Dev Team

The WSJ has published an article on AriX, Chronic, Geohot and the Chronic Dev Team.

The article focuses on Ari, the 15 year old hacker who originally wrote iJailbreak. It tells the story of how he became interested in hacking the iPhone and how he joined up with Chronic and others to form the Chronic Dev Team.

Earlier this year, Ari and his team tried to hack more efficiently by working with another group — iPhone Dev Team, an invitation-only bunch in their 20s and 30s who have typically been the first to roll out iPhone hacks.

Members of the iPhone Dev Team worried about working in a large group. In part, they were concerned that if information leaked out about the security holes they were probing, others could exploit them first. Or, Apple could plug the holes. In March, the two groups stopped communicating.

The article also notes that GeoHot has been helping the Chronic Dev Team and that they have released the purplera1n jailbreak in spite of the iPhone Dev-Team’s desire to wait for firmware 3.1.

Mr. Hotz, who took a paid internship with Google Inc. in April, joined the hackers in early June. In emails, he says he has done the project on his own time and was happy to help “a bunch of cool guys with a good attitude.”

More than a week ago, both Chronic Dev and iPhone Dev said they figured out how to jailbreak Apple’s new phone. The iPhone Dev Team wanted to wait to release its software so Apple can’t plug the security hole in the device immediately.

But Chronic Dev and Mr. Hotz released theirs as soon as it was ready. “A lot of people bought their phones expecting to jailbreak their phones, and now that we have the capability to do it, we should let them,” Ari says. “A lot of people have thanked us.”

Much more in the article linked below…

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iPhone Duke Nukem 3D Screenshot Revealed, Coming Soon


While Duke Nukem Forever may be dead, or close to it, MachineWorks Northwest has been busy at work porting Duke Nukem 3D to the iPhone. Developed by the same company that brought us Prey Invasion [App Store], Duke Nukem 3D seems to borrow heavily from the control scheme of both Prey Invasion and 3D Hunting [App Store]. IGN broke the news this afternoon, and according to them-

Those wise-ass cracks, though? They are full intact.


IGN shares our concern over the controls, but describes the tap-to-shoot mechanic as “far more tactile — and enjoyable.” Either way, Duke Nukem 3D brings so much nostalgia to the table that fans of the series will no doubt find any control issues very easy to overlook.

I’ve emailed the developers, so hopefully we will have more information on the game before it’s released. Otherwise, IGN states Duke Nukem 3D will be on the app store “very soon.”

Your Feedback on Firmware 3.1: Battery Life, Speed and Improvements

Shortly ago, the developer Andrea Mazzoni wrote in an email which informed about the impressions of the Firmware 3.1 beta. In particular, here are some parts of the message:


The first thing you notice is the speed, significantly improved with respect to the application iPod.

It also noted some improvements with regard to signal reception Wi-Fi and battery life which, in some tests conducted by the undersigned, improves by 35%. Nevertheless, it remains a first beta version which is surely even more performance in the future.

It is also resolved, in part, the problem of overheating of the iPhone 3GS

As you know, I tested the 3.1 firmware on my 3GS and the Sermon on the battery are not, unfortunately, agree with Andrea. Instead, with regard to improvements in signal reception and WiFi overheating and had already spoken here and we can confirm with certainty.

If you want to leave your feedback, this is the place to do it.

GeoHot Releases iPhone 3GS Jailbreak

GeoHot has released a jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS called purplera1n. Currently it is windows only but a mac version is expected soon.

We will be publishing a tutorial momentarily. Please stay tuned!

Yes, this is what you’ve all been waiting for. A jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS. And it’s awesome. To get started right now, go to Download it. Make sure you have windows(but not 7), the latest iTunes installed, and an iPhone 3GS with 3.0 firmware. Connect your iPhone normally. Click “make it ra1n”. Wait. On bootup, run Freeze, the purplera1n installer app. Hopefully you’ll figure out what to do from there. Best tutorial gets linked to from purplera1n site. This tool is beta. Make sure to have everything backed up before running. Also if Cydia doesn’t show up after running Freeze, reboot.

If you need help email at gmail and attach your purplera1n.log file. Or call the purplera1n support hotline @ (650) 265-1210 Mac version is coming shortly.

Normally I don’t make tools for the general public, and rather wait for the dev team to do it. But guys, whats up with waiting until 3.1? That isn’t how the game is played. We release, Apple fixes, we find new holes. It isn’t worth waiting because you might have the “last” hole in the iPhone. What last hole…this isn’t golf. I’ll find a new one next week. Also your purplera1nyday files ensure that you can always get back to a jailbroken state, so if you have it it’s just a matter of tools.

Props to chronic dev for their help, and to kroo for writing v2 of Freeze. And props to Saurik for making an awesome package set. Note the binary size of purplera1n, it’s smaller than C++ hello world. No 20MB thing that needs to be torrented. And no IPSW to download. This is how jailbreak should be!

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Skype v1.1 for iPhone Adds SMS and Voicemail

Skype has released an update to their iPhone, iPod touch application which adds SMS and Voicemail capabilities.

Skype gives you free calls and instant messages to anyone else on Skype. You can also cal landlines and mobiles and send SMS anywhere in the world, at great rates. Skype is free to download and easy to use.

What’s New In This Version
- Support for the following languages: English, German, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Italian, French, Polish and Japanese.
- Send text (SMS) messages using Skype credit
- Voicemail support
- Improved dialing help when calling phones

Skype 1.1 is available free from the Apple App Store.

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Contest for 2 Free Toki Tori Codes

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We have received 2 promo codes for Toki Tori, courtesy of Two Tribes and Chillingo, to give away to our lucky readers. To win Toki Tori for free, leave a comment or email [email protected], naming the other two platforms Toki Tori has been on. (Read the review of Toki Tori for the answer.) If you leave a comment, please include your email address so we can contact you if you win. Some people want more privacy, so that is why we offer the option to email us. The contest will close on July 12th, and the winners will be announced soon after. The more people enter, the more contests we will have in the future, so enter and tell all of your friends!
Check out the review of Toki Tori, and if you do not win, support the developers and buy it, because it is worth it. 

iPhone 3G S with Activation Delays!

Several iPhone 3G S customers in the US are witnessing problems with activating their purchases. A message is given during the activation process, indicating that it may take up to 48 hours for activations to be processed.

Due to current iPhone activation volumes, it may take up to 48 hours to resolve your issue. We will send a confirmation to {e-mail address redacted} once your activation is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. You can set up your iPhone and enjoy features that do not require access to the AT&T network. To get started, please disconnect and then reconnect your iPhone.

Apple is now sending out emails to affected customers saying that they will be getting $30 worth of iTunes Store credit.

Dear Apple Customer, Thank you for your recent Apple Store order. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delay in your iPhone activation. We are still resolving the issue that was encountered while activating your iPhone with AT&T. Unfortunately, due to system issues and continued high activation volumes, this could take us up to an additional 48 hours to complete. On Monday, you’ll receive an email from Apple with an iTunes Store credit in the amount of $30. We hope you will enjoy this gift and accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this delay has caused. Thank you for choosing Apple. Sincerely, Apple Online Store Team