Monthly Archives: August 2008

oDTV and TWiT VoIP info

A new project taking shape in the TWIT Army Canteen provides captured (raw, unedited) netcasts as downloadable videos on demand. The web site is intended for TWiTs who miss both live and rerun netcasts that they want to see, including … Continue reading

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Cydia jailbreak apps I can’t live without

In no particular order:- iLocalis MakeItMine BossPrefs Backgrounder PdaNet Netatalk Docs Poof! Insomnia BiteSMS Cycorder Qik Flashlight AppFlow GRiS Five Icon Dock Searcher Safari DL Patch CToggle BossPrefs addon file:// Schema in Safari attachment= for mailto: Podcaster MobileTerminal OpenSSH, and … Continue reading

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Re-Pwnage for firmware 2.0.2

Two days ago I used the brand-new Mac version of PwnageTool to handle the new firmware, PwnageTool 2.0.3.   I then had a day of lost calendars and address  books, four mail accounts that I couldn’t see because of wrong passwords … Continue reading

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TWiT Army Canteen

These have been a momentous few days at TWiT. First there was Wednesday’s wonderful FLOSS Weekly #37 in which Randal Schwartz and Leo Laporte interviewed Evan Prodromou, the founder of open source microblogging tools laconica/identi.ca. Then on Friday afternoon Leo … Continue reading

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Offline Google maps

Another promising-sounding jailbreak app is OfflineMaps. The idea is that you can view the google maps that you put in /var/mobile/Media/Maps even when you don’t have 3G, EDGE or wi-fi reception.

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2.0 Safari Patch

The good jailbreak app developers have come up with a neat patch for Safari: it enables viewing of local files! This is fabulous news. Find it on Cydia.

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TapDial

I just noticed a sweet little app on Cydia called TapDial. It allows you to put any number of one-tap quickdials on the springboard for calling particular contacts! And it’s free. (Take that, 1 Click Call and other “legit” non-free … Continue reading

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TimeMachine and FileVault

Yesterday I had a moderately large shock at the annoying properties (read: missing features) of TimeMachine. I needed to reconstruct a two-week old log file. The problem? I don’t normally back up my Library folder, and I had my entire … Continue reading

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App control: Poof and AppFlow

Got my iPhone apps much less cluttered using a great tip from Gina Trapani, saint geek of Lifehacker.com. Jailbreak, and use Poof! To hide all apps except those in active use daily. Much better!

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Rogers 3G: not so fast

An interesting little app from the App Store (ie, legit) called speedtest revealed that Rogers is not especially speedy. But even one tenth of my home speeds is not too shabby. An illegitimate (but non-free) app named Intelliscreen is really … Continue reading

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