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Posted by ros-mari

Thanks a lot for oyur ideas !
I'm looking at those recommended by you
The thing is here it is almost impossible to find them in "real life", so I have to trust the web images and comments......


Posted by voda_jon
@ros-mari... i have the iFrog case in black and green and its never scratched the phone once... it has a felt material lining so wouldnt scratch and is very hard wearing!

Posted by ros-mari

I have ordered this one.....in rapsberry purple
http://www.more-concepts.com/fashion/handwoven.php
I hope it is as comfortable as my magenta incipio feather but a bit more protective..not that I plan on dropping my iphone (Dear God no!)
[ This Message was edited by: ros-mari on 2009-10-30 19:37 ]


Posted by Supa_Fly
Great choice.

So what applications are you all using?!
What accessories are you all enjoying?

I'm surprised these topic haven't been mentioned in the last few pages (aside from cases).

Posted by masseur
the tomtom car kit is now available on the tomtom website, and its only 99.99 and that doesn't include the software!

you can buy a tomtom one for less than that and it does include the software!

Posted by Supa_Fly
Has anyone seen this stereo or the video of it?? I think it is the very first to allow portrait and landscape orientation for iPhone and iPod touches to show off cover flow.


Posted by ros-mari

WOW, amazing speaker.
I am looking for something with excellent quality but small size, not too heavy either...I'll be checking the forum in case you know of something like that (YOU ARE THE BEST)
[ This Message was edited by: ros-mari on 2009-11-01 14:29 ]


Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2009-11-01 15:28:12, ros-mari wrote:

WOW, amazing speaker.
I am looking for something with excellent quality but small size, not too heavy either...I'll be checking the forum in case you know of something like that (YOU ARE THE BEST)
[ This Message was edited by: ros-mari on 2009-11-01 14:29 ]



Thanks. I figured that since it was hard for me to get a deskstand speaker system that there MUST be more powerful speakers out there for the iPhone/iPod/iPod_Touch devices.

it the B&W introduce the Zeppelin Mini
video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfcITZx86UQ

key features:
* Acts as a dock.
* works for PC/Mac speaker system
* No reliance on DSP sound cards - does its own digital to analog conversion (supposedly better sound quality).
* Frequency Range: -6dB at 38Hz and 20kHz
Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) site link:
http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/display.aspx?infid=4361&terid=4365

Still though search around for your ideal iPod speaker/dock combination - don't forget to try it out in a stereo store (your choice) if you have the chance.

I'm hpoing that iPhone next summer will bring LED and a 5MP camera, larger memory sizes starting at 64GB - 128GB, stereo speakers, and hopefully multi-tasking even if limited (for those that must have it).

Posted by masseur
3.1.2 unlock will be available this week

Blacksn0w iPhone unlock complete, launching November 4th (BGR)

youtube video


Posted by masseur
Scared of flying? Press the fear iButton

SYDNEY (Reuters) - People scared of flying can now press a button on their iPhone to help them deal with their panic.
Long-haul airline Virgin Atlantic Airways has launched an application, or app, for its Flying Without Fear course which boasts a success rate of over 98 percent.

click to see the app in iTunes




Posted by masseur

On 2009-11-01 21:16:30, masseur wrote:
3.1.2 unlock will be available this week

Blacksn0w iPhone unlock complete, launching November 4th (BGR)

youtube video


woohoo! its available now and worked perfectly on my 3GS with 3.1.2
I've tested with my Aussie Telstra Sim card and I've made and received calls without issue

if you need it, here is a tutorial. its dead easy


[ This Message was edited by: masseur on 2009-11-03 19:52 ]


Posted by Supa_Fly
@Masseur,

Nice work! And many thanks for the info. I'm still chicken sh*t to hack my iphone - which is VERY strange as I've done it to every SE phone and S60 phone I've ever owned. It's not like I'm very busy during the days.

Posted by masseur
I've been jailbreaking and unlocking since the iphone 2g so I can use my aussie sim when needed on trips back home, and this is by far the easiest.

when you think what Apple are doing to prevent this activity its laughable how easy it is actually!

Posted by procterdc
I'm thinking of upgrading to the Iphone 3GS and was wondering what software there is to be able to convert and watch films on it? And do they play well?

Posted by whentheleveebreaks
os x or windows.

On OS X ive been using VisualHub for a few years now, they've stopped developing the software now but tbh all the newer ones dont come close to it.

Not sure about windows though.

Posted by masseur
quicktime can convert quite a bit for the iPhone but I use DVD Catalyst because its sofwtare I've had since the WM days and they're still updating it for new devices and it does a pretty good job too

Posted by anonymuser
I used DVD Catalyst on the PC, it's a nice and easy (and free) solution.

Now I've got a Mac, I've been experimenting with Handbrake (also free) and intend to use that, although to be honest I haven't gotten around to using it in anger yet.

Edit - just reread Masseur's post - can Quicktime really do this all by itself? I'll have to try that.
[ This Message was edited by: Boinng on 2009-11-04 11:15 ]


Posted by masseur
actually, I have quicktime PRO now I come to think of it... but I'm sure I read they enhanced the free version lately to include more iphone/ipod touch conversions

Posted by whentheleveebreaks
Quicktime can do this but im not sure how with AVIs

Posted by DickySnapples
now that blacksnow is available i wanted to update to 3.1.2 but when i try i get this message..



any ideas?

Posted by SE-Naz
I use a free programm called KVIP.

All you do is drag and drop

Simple and easy to use

Cheers
ENJOY

Posted by AbuBasim
I use Nero 9 to convert DVDs to MPEG4. Excellent audio and video quality. Nice to sit and watch your favorite movies in the airplane while the rest have to suffer through old recordings of Mr Bean.
[ This Message was edited by: AbuBasim on 2009-11-04 12:30 ]


Posted by anonymuser

On 2009-11-04 12:20:50, masseur wrote:
actually, I have quicktime PRO now I come to think of it... but I'm sure I read they enhanced the free version lately to include more iphone/ipod touch conversions



I think you might be right - I certainly remember something about it having been re-written and made more powerful in Snow Leopard (which I have), but I haven't explored it much yet. I'll try it tonight and report back, if anyone's interested.

Posted by masseur
so... the app store has more than 100,000 apps now!

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/11/04appstore.html


Posted by Supa_Fly
QuickTime (the standard) in Snow Leopard will export videos (made by iMovie/iPhoto > iMovie slide shows) to iPhone or iTV. Not sure about its ability (even with mpegshow or ffshow codecs) to convert AVI/DIVX videos to iPhone.
* QuickTime Pro updates just shortly after the standard QuickTime and you MUST purchase the Pro license again after upgrading - not fun at all; but offers so many benefits that I've read about.

Personally I cannot convert on my TiBook its just way to slow - so I rely on the WinXP machine I have.

Curious ... is anybody using the MobileMe &/or Mac OS X's Calendar, Notes, Bookmarks sync'ing?

Posted by DJ_NeO2

On 2009-11-03 23:24:46, Prom1 wrote:
@Masseur,

Nice work! And many thanks for the info. I'm still chicken sh*t to hack my iphone - which is VERY strange as I've done it to every SE phone and S60 phone I've ever owned. It's not like I'm very busy during the days.



Well, don't be scared, the thing is, at any moment, you can bring it back to the original, so just try it, and if it doesn't work, you can contact me, cuz I've had so many shitty problems, I can help you if you want immediate response:) Just don't worry, and trust me, jailbreaking is SOOO worth the trouble:D

P.S.

I've been using HandBrake for DVD files and iSquint for any other files to convert to iPod/iPhone. Don't know about windows
[ This Message was edited by: DJ_NeO2 on 2009-11-04 17:30 ]



Posted by masseur
the only problem I have experienced since the unlock was that wifi wouldn't find any access points, but a quick google confirmed a few people have had this problem and all you need to do is Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings and then reboot. I've had no problems since.

Posted by DJ_NeO2

On 2009-11-04 12:47:22, dicky wrote:
now that blacksnow is available i wanted to update to 3.1.2 but when i try i get this message..



any ideas?


Are you sure you did an update to 3.1.2?

Posted by ofiaich
Easy question for all those who have done a jailbreak..

If I do, and want to use my Voda contract sim, how easy is it to find the settings, and then input them?

I am thinking with SE phones, I can go to the website and send settings for most carriers to the SE phone.

Is this a fiddly process for the iPhone?

Thanks,

Ofiaich


Posted by masseur
the thing about settings is that generally, its phone independant. i.e. the settings are a set of values depending on your provider, whether you're on a contract or payg etc.

Once you know the settings for your service, its just a matter of finding where to put them in each phone.

In the iPhone its in Settings > General > Network

Posted by Superluminova

On 2009-11-04 20:27:10, ofiaich wrote:
Easy question for all those who have done a jailbreak..

If I do, and want to use my Voda contract sim, how easy is it to find the settings, and then input them?

I am thinking with SE phones, I can go to the website and send settings for most carriers to the SE phone.

Is this a fiddly process for the iPhone?

Thanks,

Ofiaich




Punch this in on your iphone and you'll be able to go online and send mms on vodafone

Cellular data
APN: internet
username: web
password: web

MMS
APN: wap.vodafone.co.uk
username: wap
password: wap
MMSC: http://mms.vodafone.co.uk/servlets/mms/
MMS proxy: 212.183.137.012

Posted by masseur
...and hopefully there will be settings for visual voicemail when the vodafone iphone is released (any word/rumour on that Superluminova? dates/rates?)

so settings haven't changed since I spent many years with vodafone then... I never had to use the username and password for internet APN, it worked with or without

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2009-11-04 18:22:54, DJ_NeO2 wrote:

On 2009-11-03 23:24:46, Prom1 wrote:
@Masseur,

Nice work! And many thanks for the info. I'm still chicken sh*t to hack my iphone - which is VERY strange as I've done it to every SE phone and S60 phone I've ever owned. It's not like I'm very busy during the days.



Well, don't be scared, the thing is, at any moment, you can bring it back to the original, so just try it, and if it doesn't work, you can contact me, cuz I've had so many shitty problems, I can help you if you want immediate response:) Just don't worry, and trust me, jailbreaking is SOOO worth the trouble:D

P.S.

I've been using HandBrake for DVD files and iSquint for any other files to convert to iPod/iPhone. Don't know about windows
[ This Message was edited by: DJ_NeO2 on 2009-11-04 17:30 ]



Many thanks. I'll give it a whirl this coming week as there are a few themes I'd love to try out. Yes I will be PM'ing you around Monday-wednesday.

Masseur, Visual Voicemail is to DIE for! I keep forgetting about this feature. You can delete voicemails and they stay on the phone; for which you can permanently delete. I have no idea how we all did without this feature for so many years.

PS: Contact Vodafone and speak to a level 2 or top tier tech support rep. Ask if they've upgraded their Glenayre voicemail system to the new ICE version - this is visual voicemail, if I'm not mistaken.

Posted by DickySnapples

On 2009-11-04 18:39:35, DJ_NeO2 wrote:

On 2009-11-04 12:47:22, dicky wrote:
now that blacksnow is available i wanted to update to 3.1.2 but when i try i get this message..



any ideas?


Are you sure you did an update to 3.1.2?



yup, currently on 3.0 when i open itunes it tells me theres an update available and asks if i want to download it. when i press yes, that message appears

Posted by DJ_NeO2

On 2009-11-04 22:01:10, dicky wrote:

On 2009-11-04 18:39:35, DJ_NeO2 wrote:

On 2009-11-04 12:47:22, dicky wrote:
now that blacksnow is available i wanted to update to 3.1.2 but when i try i get this message..



any ideas?


Are you sure you did an update to 3.1.2?



yup, currently on 3.0 when i open itunes it tells me theres an update available and asks if i want to download it. when i press yes, that message appears


try downloading the software from the net, then do a SHIFT-RESTORE on iTunes and select it, it should work like that


On 2009-11-04 21:20:50, Prom1 wrote:

On 2009-11-04 18:22:54, DJ_NeO2 wrote:

On 2009-11-03 23:24:46, Prom1 wrote:
@Masseur,

Nice work! And many thanks for the info. I'm still chicken sh*t to hack my iphone - which is VERY strange as I've done it to every SE phone and S60 phone I've ever owned. It's not like I'm very busy during the days.



Well, don't be scared, the thing is, at any moment, you can bring it back to the original, so just try it, and if it doesn't work, you can contact me, cuz I've had so many shitty problems, I can help you if you want immediate response:) Just don't worry, and trust me, jailbreaking is SOOO worth the trouble:D

P.S.

I've been using HandBrake for DVD files and iSquint for any other files to convert to iPod/iPhone. Don't know about windows
[ This Message was edited by: DJ_NeO2 on 2009-11-04 17:30 ]



Many thanks. I'll give it a whirl this coming week as there are a few themes I'd love to try out. Yes I will be PM'ing you around Monday-wednesday.

Masseur, Visual Voicemail is to DIE for! I keep forgetting about this feature. You can delete voicemails and they stay on the phone; for which you can permanently delete. I have no idea how we all did without this feature for so many years.

PS: Contact Vodafone and speak to a level 2 or top tier tech support rep. Ask if they've upgraded their Glenayre voicemail system to the new ICE version - this is visual voicemail, if I'm not mistaken.



If you wish, I can tell you which themes you should try, because I'm very picky about themes, and I have a few of them that I really loved:D
[ This Message was edited by: DJ_NeO2 on 2009-11-05 20:32 ]


Posted by ofiaich
thanks very much masseur and Superluminova!

If the Voda sim that I want to use is the one from my BlackBerry Bold, should there be any issues to think of?

I.e. BB data services? I will search after breakfast !

Now need to get the courage to jailbreak!

Ofiaich
[ This Message was edited by: ofiaich on 2009-11-06 07:46 ]


Posted by masseur
You vodafone sim will work fine though I don't know that BB services are available on iphone, but you will be able to get normal 3g data

anyway, all I can say about jailbreaking and unlock is:-





Posted by Supa_Fly
Ok ... I almost got pulled into SE products again. Only for my daughter, thats it. I just love the iPhone TOO much.

Oh here is a review of the Bowers & Wilkins Zepplin Mini (B&W) that I posted in this thread previously.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.[....]/bowers-wilkins-zeppelin-mini/


Here is the Mini above the Zepplin:


Posted by anonymuser

On 2009-11-06 09:26:20, masseur wrote:
anyway, all I can say about jailbreaking and unlock is:-







Sorry but there's one extra thing to say about jailbreaking - just be careful and make sure you know what you are doing, because the first known iPhone worm is out and targetting unsecured jailbroken phones -

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8349905.stm

If you have jailbroken, make sure you've changed the default passwords and, preferably, shut down any SSH that may still be running on the phone. The current virus is only an annoyance, but the author has published full source code meaning that there will be more dangerous versions adapted by other people very soon. The "Ikee" virus only messes with your wallpaper, immediately letting you know its there, but the next one could silently steal your contacts, passwords, SMS, whatever the author wants.

Even if you've changed passwords etc, the growing amount of traffic "sniffing" out SSH connections on these phones is likely to start impacting battery life for jailbreakers (unless you permanently shut down SSH).
[ This Message was edited by: Boinng on 2009-11-09 12:45 ]


Posted by masseur
I did read about that the other day but as I don't use SSH I wasn't concerned, and even then the simple fix is, as you say, to change your passwords.

But I guess people who want to jailbreak and unlock and don't know too much about technical stuff probably won't have a problem with that issue as they won't know what SSH is about and will probably just bypass it if they see it.

but its a good warning for those that do


Posted by anonymuser
There seem to be quite a few users with jailbroken phones who got hit with this, didn't actually know what SSH was or whether/why it was running, and barely understood what the jailbreak was for anyway - http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1315624

PS - this is different to the dutch guy who was scanning for open connections last week - this time it's a full blown worm spreading from device to device.
[ This Message was edited by: Boinng on 2009-11-09 12:54 ]


Posted by masseur
well I am surprised! and I'd say they are careless

just about all the instructions I have seen for SSh cilents tells you what password to use and for me that triggers an immediate response that it must be a default password if it can be written like that.

but perhaps there are people who do need to take care after all

mind you, I guess most intrusions only come when someone finds them, writes malicious code for them and people get caught. Before then, we're all mostly none the wiser.

Posted by Barachus
dont understand why anyone that bothered to jailbreak doesnt take time to understand a few basic rules, like turning SSH off when not in use, apart from the security implications it drains the battery if you leave it on


on another note, UK users if you like your footie, download skyplayer and watch all sky1,2,3 matches right on your iphone!
the catch? well its 6 a month subscription but if you text SKY to 2020 you will a code for 3 months free subscription!

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2009-11-09 13:41:00, masseur wrote:
I did read about that the other day but as I don't use SSH I wasn't concerned, and even then the simple fix is, as you say, to change your passwords.

But I guess people who want to jailbreak and unlock and don't know too much about technical stuff probably won't have a problem with that issue as they won't know what SSH is about and will probably just bypass it if they see it.

but its a good warning for those that do


Well I still haven't looked into Jailbreaking as of yet. Now this SSH ... WHY is it turned on by default in the first place, and also what passwords am I changing??? Not ALL the guides even state what advantages or disadvantages of jailbreaking give a user (vs normal use and using iDisk/MobileMe). How does it affect gmail via exchange settings by Google? also what other solutions are necessary to protect your phone?

Posted by SE-Naz
The other option you have is to uninstall SSH, especially if you don't use it... it has no significance other then being able to access your iphone remotly...

Cheers
ENJOY

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2009-11-09 18:09:50, SE-Naz wrote:
The other option you have is to uninstall SSH, especially if you don't use it... it has no significance other then being able to access your iphone remotly...

Cheers
ENJOY



And if you remove it, how does this affect MobileMe's ability to wipe your phone? Or if you wish to wipe it via an Exchange ActiveSync implementation?

Posted by SE-Naz
@Prom1

See this link for information about OpenSSH, which should help you.

OpenSSH

Cheers
ENJOY

Posted by Barachus

On 2009-11-09 20:16:37, Prom1 wrote:

On 2009-11-09 18:09:50, SE-Naz wrote:
The other option you have is to uninstall SSH, especially if you don't use it... it has no significance other then being able to access your iphone remotly...

Cheers
ENJOY



And if you remove it, how does this affect MobileMe's ability to wipe your phone? Or if you wish to wipe it via an Exchange ActiveSync implementation?

Those are completely unrelated processes, ssh has nothing to do with MobileMe or exchange
[ This Message was edited by: NoKia on 2009-11-10 07:43 ]


Posted by masseur

On 2009-11-09 14:37:52, NoKia wrote:
snip...
on another note, UK users if you like your footie, download skyplayer and watch all sky1,2,3 matches right on your iphone!
the catch? well its 6 a month subscription but if you text SKY to 2020 you will a code for 3 months free subscription!


more on this...
Live UK football for iPhone users

Posted by Barachus

On 2009-11-10 12:54:48, masseur wrote:

more on this...
Live UK football for iPhone users



typical of O2 and Apple, this has been limited to WIFI only on the O2 iphone while other networks can watch over 3G, so we thank God for jailbreaking because unrestrictor removes this limitation


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