Archives for November 2008

Warning – MobileMe Trial Subscription Ending

Many of you know that when MobileMe ( was launched, you were able to sign up for a free trial to test out the new service. When you signed up for the trial subscription you were required to enter credit card information. Well, it seems that the MobileMe trial has come to an end. We received an email today, from Apple/MobileMe, stating that our credit card will be charged $95.00 on December 7th. So, as we warned you in our post about signing up for MobileMe’s trial subscription, you will need to go into your MobileMe account and cancel your subscription in order to avoid being charged the yearly fee. However, there is one catch that we were not expecting. [Read more…]

Pangea Software App Sale!

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

App Store Pangea Software is having a Black Friday sale and most of their applications are on sale for $0.99 for one week (until December 2nd). This includes; Enigmo – normally $1.99, Cro-Mag Rally – normally $1.99, Billy Frontier – normally $7.99, Bugdom 2 – normally $7.99, Nanosaur 2 – normally $7.99 and Antimatter (new game).

Note: I apologize, I wrote this post on Black Friday and then forgot to post it!

Enigmo Enigmo – “Enigmo is a 3D puzzle game where you direct animated streams of flowing liquid so that the droplets get to their destination. Water, Oil, and Lava fall from Droppers and bounce around the walls of the puzzle. You move and rotate various types of bumpers, sliders, accelerators, and sponges in order to divert the flow of the falling droplets. The faster you complete each of the 50 levels, the more bonus points you receive.”


Cro-Mag Rally Cro-Mag Rally – “Cro-Mag Rally is the wildest racing 3D game since man invented the wheel! You are a speed-hungry caveman named Brog who races through the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages in primitive vehicles with primitive weapons!”

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Doom – Ported to the iPhone and iPod Touch

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Doom Well well, after a week-end of travel, I sit down to get back to work and what do I find, a Doom port! Very cool! The port is of the shareware version of Doom. When you open the application, you will come to a screen where you will need to tap Play. This will bring you into the game. The controls are on the screen. You can use the arrows to move the direction the arrow is pointing. Yes, there are two right arrows and yes, they do the same thing…move your guy to the right. To shoot, use the gun button in the upper right. To walk, just tilt your iPhone back. To stop walking, tilt your iPhone forward. The Open button is what you use to open doors. [Read more…]

MyChristmas – A Christmas Collection of Games, Music & More!

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

MyChristmasNow that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to bring out the Christmas apps. A lot of the features in this app are basically apps within the app. There are a few countdowns, the eBook “A Christmas Carol”, music & lyrics, games and entertainment. Most are pretty simple but built well with nice design. [Read more…]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at! We hope everyone has a great day full of relaxation and time spent with family! Doug and I traveled all last night and are spending today with family! YAY!

Side Note: Doug broke his iPhone while we were traveling last night (updating Installer…do not ask me why he updated Installer!!) and had to restore to firmware 2.2 with no computer to sync with iTunes (we brought my laptop). So, his iPhone isn’t jailbroke and he is feeling very sad!

iPhone 101 – Episode 11

Apple iPhone SchoolAlthough this was recorded in HD, it has been resized and compressed to make it a smaller file size. The file is still large because of the length of the recording. If none of those excuses are acceptable, I blame it on a PC. Someday I will have a mac…

Black Mamba Racer 1.2

Available In: App Store       Price: Free or $1.99  

Black Mamba Racer The fella’s over at StarByte are proud to present Black Mamba Racer! This game is a pretty challenging game about racing in teeny cars amongst many different race tracks. When you first open the app, it asks for your name. This will be your profile name throughout the whole game however, you can change it in the Options menu. Once you enter a name, it takes you to the main menu where you can select from; Play, Options, or Help. Help will bring you to a screen where the Black Mamba Racer gives you a few tips on how to play, and strategies on how to win. Options brings up the normal options, such as Game Volume, Name Change, and others. Play will bring up the level select screen. Levels are set up in 2 races. The first is a time trial to see if you can complete the track in the allotted time. The second one is where you actually race against 4 other drones (Blue one is the toughest opponent, then Green, then Yellow, and White is not so good ;) ). [Read more…]

WinterBoard Themes

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

WinterBoard There are a couple new theme options available in Cydia. One really interesting new theme is called Styld (via iSpazio). It is actually a very unique theme and does a fair amount of modding. The only catch is that in order for the theme to look aesthetically pleasing, you may need to rearrange your icons. Which usually makes me confused because I have mine memorized so, I go to hit Photos and I end up in Mail or something like that. But, if you don’t mind rearranging…it is a pretty cool theme. If you are looking for a color scheme theme, you might want to check out My Orange Theme (via iSpazio). Screenshots below!
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New Poll – Have you Upgraded your iPhone or iPod Touch to Firmware 2.2?

AiS Time for a new poll. The last poll was – How many pages do you use for organizing applications on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Below are the results based on when we added the poll a week ago.

* One (1%, 15 Votes)
* Two (6%, 94 Votes)
* Three (15%, 242 Votes)
* Four (18%, 282 Votes)
* Five (15%, 241 Votes)
* Six (7%, 119 Votes)
* Seven (6%, 100 Votes)
* Eight (4%, 57 Votes)
* Nine (7%, 120 Votes)
* I use the Categories application to organize my apps! (16%, 251 Votes)
* WHAT organize…who organizes their applications!?!? (5%, 83 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,604

I am totally with the 16% that use Categories to organize their applications! Though, it does seem to get pretty messy before I break down and start putting apps in their correct folders. I guess that is what happens when you download and test a ton of apps…things get messy! Doug uses Categories on his iPhone too. You can still vote on this Poll in our Poll Archive page. You can also vote/view all the past polls on the Poll Archive page as well. Below is the new poll.

Have you upgraded your iPhone or iPod Touch to firmware 2.2?

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Street View Enabler – Street View on the iPod Touch

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Street View Enabler One of the coolest new features of firmware 2.2 is Google Street View. Well, as many of you already know, the iPod Touch did not receive this new feature with the update. Though, I did hear that the iPod Touch got a nice processor increase making it faster than the iPhone! Very cool! Anyway, no need to sulk over not having Street View on your iPod Touch any longer! Last night, Street View Enabler showed up in Cydia. It seems that if you are on firmware 2.2 (BE SURE YOU ARE ON FIRMWARE 2.2, or newer, BEFORE INSTALLING!!) you can install Street View Enabler and join in the fun. If you gave it a try, let me know in the comments how it is working for you.
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Firmware 2.2 Feature – Screenshots of Lock Screen

Apple I’m sure many of you keep finding new features of firmware 2.2 as you use it more and more. There are actually quite a few nice new features! One feature that was brought to my attention is that you can now take screenshots of the lock screen with firmware 2.2! You could already take a screenshots of your iPhone or iPod Touch’s screen by hitting the Lock button and the Home button at the same time. However, this feature did not work smoothly on the lock screen. Well, it seems Apple has taken pity on us and made this feature work on the lock screen as well. Which means, no more trying to trick your lock screen into getting a screenshot or using lengthy processes to get a screenshot of your lock screen.
[Read more…] Updates

Ais Doug has updated our Jailbreak Page with the latest information about jailbreaking firmware 2.2. He has also updated our Firmware Page to include firmware 2.2 for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Also, for those of you who haven’t seen it…he recently updated our Twitter Page as well. Check it out!

WinterBoard Mods

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

WinterBoard Below are a few WinterBoard mods that are available in Cydia. The theme, Tinker Bell (via BigBoss), changes just the basic icons and also adds a wallpaper to the Tinker Bell wallpaper to the lock screen. There is also a nice SMS mod called Winter Night SMS (via BigBoss). If you are starting to winter/Holiday itch…you might want to check out this SMS theme. Speaking of holidays…the last mod is Christmas Ringtones (via BigBoss). If you install Christmas Ringtones it will add three ringtones (Holly Jolly Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch) in with your stock ringtones. This is a very easy way to add ringtones to your iPhone! Holly Jolly Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer are the traditional renditions of the song and have great audio quality. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch does not work (at least I can’t get it to).
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WinterBoard Update

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

WinterBoard The is an update for WinterBoard in Cydia. There are no visual changes or changes in the UI with the update but, it does include an update for firmware 2.2, some bug fixes and some behind the scenes improvements. Below is a list of the changes for version 0.9.2636-1.

Changelog for version 0.9.2636-1
    • Support Default.png on OS 2.2
    • Fixed Instillation Reboot Bug
    • Removed Empty “Unlocked” Theme
    • Serious Speed Improvements
    • Simpler, More Powerful Hook
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Pwnage and QuickPwn Available for Firmware 2.2

Dev Team The Dev Team has released jailbreaks for firmware 2.2. You can get all the info HERE. Make sure you read all the instructions very carefully. We will be jailbreaking our iPhones soon and will post instructions and our experience once we have finished.