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Apple Patent reveals Plans for Double sided iPhone Nano

A recent patent filing unearthed by MacNN reveals Apple plans for a double sided iPhone nano.

The full face-side of this device will be nothing more than a display, much like the iPhone is today, while the back-side will be primarily dominated by a force-sensitive touch based surface. Your fingers, which act as a cursor, control the face-side UI by the back-side etched controls.

The dramatic design will offer users a variety of interfaces or modes to work with including one for a phone, text messaging, a traditional iPod, a camera mode and more. The design may also, according to Apple, simply offer consumers with a dual-sided display option in lieu of a force sensitive controller surface.

According to the report, it is unclear how the etched controller idea would work. Would they be interchangeable or preset or could the back surface change itself.

Apple credits John G. Elias part owner of the former FingerWorks as the sole inventor of this patent application. Elias is now working at Apple on other touch related patents.

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Charlie Miller to Demonstrate iPhone SMS Hack at Black Hat Conference Today

Almost a month ago we linked to an Engadget report on Charlie Miller and his SMS exploit for the iPhone. Well, today is the day he intends to show it off at the Black Hat conference.

Thanks to some last minute media attention, however, the general iPhone user base seems to be getting a tad nervous. And rightly so. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, in an ideal world, NSA expert come iHacker Charlie, who’s claim to current fame is using Mac exploits to win Pwn2own contests and free laptops, would work with companies like Apple and Microsoft (yes, it looks like Windows Mobile has an exploit as well), and those companies would patch the exploits as immediately as possible, before any “research” was publicly disclosed and any bad guys decided to use them as attack vectors.

TiPb will update post-Miller’s Black Hack disclosure, and hopefully Apple will roll the security fix into a quick 3.0.2 firmware release, or hurry 3.1 out of the gate.

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~post taken from ipodtouchfans

Looks like they might fix this exploit soon. But until then, all iphones are in danger. To prevent this, if you get a text message with a single square character… Turn your phone off ASAP to prevent damage!

~prankster163

FiveIrows does not conflict anymore with FiveIconDock!

Yes, that is right!

The popular add on for the ipod/iphone is now fixed and is now compaitable with the five icon dock addon.

What the problem was is that when you had FiveIconDock installed, it caused the icons above the dock to get messed up and bunch up in a corner and have blank spots and so on.

But not anymore.

So feel free to download and install FiveColum springboard, FiveIrows, and fiveicondock 😀 with no problems

GPower, the “Power off” extender.

What GPower looks like

What GPower looks like

GPower extends your power down screen to include options for restaring SpringBoard, and rebooting.

If you’ve ever been in a situation where you need to respring your iPhone but can’t get to the proper app to do so but you can get the power off slider, GPower simply adds the ability to respring, reboot, as well as power off your iPhone. It does it by adding two extra sliders under the power off slider giving easy access to those functions. Perfect for someone who needs to respring a lot.

source to obtain this great add on is: http://apt.bigboss.us.com/repofiles/cydia/

Preview of Firmware 3.1 Features/Enhancment list

From the editor: Here’s what we can expect from the upcoming 3.1 firmware

New Features/Enhancements To Firmware 3.1 CONFIRMED

  • Firmware updated to 3.1 7C106c **
  • Updated modem firmware to 5.08.01 *
  • Updated AT&T profile to 4.5 **
  • iPhone vibrates when moving icons *
  • Voice Control now works over Bluetooth, meaning wireless headphone now will work *
  • MMS now only allows a maximum of 5 photos sent at once **
  • Improvements to OpenGL and Quartz, 15 new options to play with *
  • APIs to allow third party apps to access videos and edit them *
  • MMS buttons are back in the Messages app for AT&T customers but still don’t work *
  • Fraud Protection Toggle in Safari Settings *
  • Copy/Paste functions works in the address book and in the numeric keypad of the phone application *
  • Imporvement in the performance of the Compass on the 3GS **
  • Directional orientation in Google Maps is now more accurate **
  • Developers can now monitor/debug their apps over Wi-Fi **
  • The ability to save video attachments to your photo album **
  • The “Save” and “Save as Copy” options have been changed to “Trim Original” and “Save as New Clip” for clarity **
  • Faster Launch/Boot Times/Speed Boosts **
  • Improved battery life, iPhone 3G & 3GS only **
  • Bug fixes **

New Features/Enhancements To Firmware 3.1 UNCONFIRMED

  • More accurate showings on the batter %
  • Battery % for all devices-toggle
  • Password protecting the “Find my iPhone”-toggle
  • Now iTunes store icons will move back to their default position after closing the app
  • iPhone/iPod Touch Firmware 3.1 available for download on Late July – Early August

WARNING #1: Since the iPhone baseband will be updated to 5.08.01 from the previous 4.26.08, this will mean that the ultrasn0w unlock method will be blocked. For those who want to have an unlocked iPhone on 3.1 DO NOT UPGRADE to 3.1 until ultrasn0w has been updated to work on 3.1 iPhones.

WARNING #2: Since AT&T updated the carrier profile version, 4.5 from 4.0. This is will terminate the popular IPCC tethering hack that has been going around on the internet because of the arbitrary-looking “signatures” that are now attached to MMS and VVM.

* Indicates that this was included in iPhone 3.1 Beta 1
** Indicates that this was included in iPhone 3.1 Beta 2

Apple preparing ipod touch with a microphone and camera

Another rumour to spill out of the rumour mill, this one again is the iPod Touch 3G, with Camera and Mic. According to a “well connected source” at Wired, They have received word of that new iPod Touch’s are being made now with these new features included.

Here is the Wired article.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wired
Rumors have swirled about Apple readying a new version of the iPod Touch with a camera and microphone, which, combined with a Skype account, would pretty much obviate the need for a home phone line once and for all.

A well-connected source tells us those rumors are on the money, and that Apple’s factories in China are already manufacturing iPod Touch models with integrated cameras and microphones. An Apple spokesman declined to comment when reached by phone.

If iPod Touches with cameras and microphones go on sale “in two to three months,” as our source expects them to (and which corresponds with our expected timeframe), they will transform the entertainment-oriented iPod Touch line into a voice communications tool wherever WiFi is available.

In addition to these voice-over-IP capabilities, which should have telephone providers quaking in their boots, the microphone (and camera) would enable the iPod Touch to understand voice commands, capture video and images, and work with a wider variety of programs in the App Store.

(Plus, as some Wired commenters have suggested, one could combine a microphone-equipped iPod Touch with the Verizon MiFi personal hotspot creator to enable — at long last — the iPhone experience on Verizon’s network.)

WHERE HAVE I BEEN?!?!?

Well, if you guys don’t know… I have not been posting any videos, tweets, or anything really. thats because i’ve been busy with ging to NJ and with friends and family. I will be posting more when i get back from jersey but until then, ill be hiatus.

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