After seeing the demo that Epic Games previewed at the Apple Keynote, I was stunned how well it looked. Thanks to the kind people at Epic Games and Apple, you can follow the link to check it out on your iOS device (iPhone 3gs, 4, iPad, or iPod Touch 3). Link after the jump.
Handtec has the TomTom iPhone kit priced and available for pre-order. How much you ask? £113.85 that’s how much. Ouch, is all I can say. Considering you can get standalone TomTom units for about that price, or even less if you shop around, I’m not sure a iPhone TomTom kit represents all that much value if it ends up at that price (official pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed). Sure it’s meant to include the software, maps and a cradle with GPS enhancer/power, but when you get to the price of a standalone then the value of such a purchase really comes under pressure. When it comes to something for a car, having a dedicated device isn’t really a problem as storage isn’t an issue.
For those who aren’t sure what I’m on about check out the promo-video below:
The answer is yes, for all those with more money and/or more iPods/iPhones than sense. The Parasync dock supports up to 20 of Apples pride and joys simultaneously allowing you to get your sync on. Now I can see this being useful for museums or attractions that dole out iPod touches to attendees with guides on them, but for the rest of us, simply why you would ever need that many is mind boggling.
Hit the jump for a promo-video of the dock in action Read On
Have you been craving some NFL action on the go but Field Goal Frenzy just wasn’t enough, then Gameloft might just have something up their sleeve for you. Coming soon to the App Store (unless Apple has some beef with it, you never know these days), NFL 2010 promises to be the first ‘full football simulation’ game on the App Store and will feature ‘full team rosters’ so you’ll have the option of playing with your fave NFL franchise. Slated to be available by the end of the month for an unknown price (likely to be around the $6 mark).
As game developers where quick to embrace the iPhone and App Store as a platform for games, so too have other media producers. Bands have launched music apps that let you explore additional content from art to videos and interviews, authors have been selling books as stand alone apps and now comic artists have also started to embrace the iPhone as a distribution channel.
Today we’ll be looking at a new series of comics called Fallen Justice, which is based around a league of Guardians that protect the people and help the less fortunate to build and develop their homes and societies. The Guardians are lead by Justice Theta, a super hero who’s addicted to helping people but is suffering from overload with too much to do. Read On
The iPhone Dev Team is reporting that the SMS patch 3.0.1 didn’t change anything other than fix the SMS vulnerability and therefore a jailbreak in similar fashion to 3.0 is possible. An updated redsn0w will be available soon but in the mean time for those wanting to update and jailbreak should update to 3.0.1 and then run redsn0w 0.8. When it asks which IPSW to point at select 3.0 (not 3.0.1) and it will work fine leaving you with a jailbroken 3.0.1 all fixed up against those nasty haxors.
You can re-use redsn0w v0.8 we released a few weeks ago to jailbreak today’s 3.0.1 update. Just let iTunes update or restore you to official 3.0.1 then run redsn0w. The only “trick” is that when redsn0w asks you to identify the IPSW used, point it at the 3.0 IPSW instead of the 3.0.1 one. After the jailbreak, reinstall ultrasn0w 0.9 if you need the unlock.
I can confirm that the jailbreak works fine so all those holding off it’s all gravy.
In a post from MacRumors.com, people have discovered that the 3.1 beta disables tethering. This has made a couple of people nervous about wether or not they should update to 3.0.1 to prevent the infamous SMS hack or deal with it to keep their internet tethering capabilities.
Well, I took the plunge and I’m happy to report that internet tethering still works.
The patch to solve the SMS vulnerability of the iPhone firmware up to 3.0 is live and available in iTunes. So get on and download the patch (some 280Mb!) before some joker hijacks your phone. Currently Redsn0w is not able to jailbreak it but it seems like just a verification error. Hopefully we’ll get an update for that soon, till now, update to protect yourself or run the risk (although pretty minor) that someone might hi-jack your phone.