Monthly Archives: November 2007

A spirit level for the iPhone

I think this picture says it all:   P.S.: this darndest thing works in all three dimensions! 😀

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iPhone Notes.app syncing

Notes written on-board the iPhone using dinkum Apple software cannot (yet) be synchronized to a computer. Many people far more knowledgeable than I have posted hacks and workarounds online, regarding this un-feature of Notes.app, but none succeeds elegantly because iPhone … Continue reading

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clashing iPhone apps

This afternoon I had the slightly terrifying experience of a rather massive iPhone malfunction. I don’t know what caused it, but I think the “ScreenShot” app and the “Term-vt100” app clashed horribly for several minutes. The symptoms included crazy changing … Continue reading

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Summerboard and Customize

Two excellent innovations for the iPhone from the hacker community: Summerboard – an amazingly cool improvement of the Springboard – and Customize, which allows modifying look and feel. In particular, using Customize it’s possible to move icons around. Moving locations … Continue reading

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iPhone customization

Finally I managed to get Customize v1.18 to work! It required that MobileNotes.app be installed (and I think Launcher too). There’s a boatload of great 3rd party apps for iPhones. My current fave add-ons are: MobileContacts, V[oice]Notes, TextEdit, Sketches, Services, … Continue reading

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Transparency of Leopard’s menu bar

For some reason, legions of loyal Mac users are honked off about one new feature of Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5). The menu bar at the top of the screen has become transparent. This simple little free app does the … Continue reading

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iPhone-optimized web page

Turns out it’s ridiculously easy to modify a basic static web page to render very prettily on the iPhone. For my iPhone bookmarks page, it was as simple as replacing a few lines in the header, like so: Of course, … Continue reading

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iPhone Mods, Part 2

This afternoon I managed to hack my iPhone all by myself, resulting in a clean upgrade to firmware version 1.1.1. My unit had been shipped with v1.0.2. (The announcement of the Apple release of firmware v1.1.2 yesterday lit a fire … Continue reading

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IMAP for Gmail

At last, Gmail rolled out IMAP. (Although, not soon enough for me: to make 3 email bins work well on the iPhone, $50 got sunk on two Fastmail accounts first…) For a week I couldn’t figure out why neither of … Continue reading

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