Siri vs. Cortana – Happy Anniversary (Commercial)

I’ve recently been seeing this commercial from Microsoft about their Siri competitor, Cortana. Although I’m pretty sure I’ll never buy a phone from Microsoft (And I know no one that has one), this feature is really nice. Now I’m not sure how it works in real world scenarios but this seems impressive. Like Google Now, it adapts to your schedule, location, traffic and other information to make your life easier. Apple is behind on this one. There are location based tasks and Siri is really good at what it does but it doesn’t really seem to be getting much better lately. It needs to take a real leap to get ahead. What do you think? Also, according to the comments, the real Cortana voice doesn’t sound like that. [Read more…]

blackra1n RC2 Released – New Features, Clean Icy

##ICON_NAME## Last night, GeoHot has released blakra1n RC2. The jailbreak offers a few more features such as a tethered jailbreak for out-of-the box 3.1 firmware as well the new iPhone 3GS that ships with the new bootrom. The new version of blackra1n also includes a working version of Icy… the previous version of the jailbreak included an older version of Icy which was causing issues for a lot of people.

You can download blackra1n RC2 at There is both a Windows and a Mac version of the jailbreak. Below is a complete list of new features for blackra1n RC2.
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OS v1 – Wallpaper Pack

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

OS V1 crazy_cartoon_penguin OS v1 is a pack of 10 OS inspired wallpapers. This includes Mac, Windows and Linux wallpapers. There is also a random AT&T wallpaper in there as well. I have seen most of these before but, it’s an easy way to get them onto your iPhone or iPod Touch if you want them. Remember, when you install this wallpaper pack, the wallpapers are added to your stock Settings application under Wallpapers. You can get OS v1 via the MacCiti source.

Note: If you would like to manually delete some of the wallpapers once you install the pack, you can ssh into the Library/Wallpapers folder on your iPhone or iPod Touch and delete them from there.


Jailbreak now Available for Windows and iPod Touch (2nd gen)

##ICON_NAME## It seems the Dev-Team has updated their website to include a Windows jailbreak and 2nd gen iPhone Touch jailbrealk. Both of these use a jailbreak called redsn0w (simular to QuickPwn). Go HERE for the downloads. However, they have also updated some of their info…their 8 points have changed slightly so make sure you read them again. [Read more…]


MobileNukerSo while looking for info on Lights Off I found some other projects by the same developer. One is called MobileNuker. It’s a pretty simple app that allows you to crash a windows machine by entering it’s IP address. Here’s a video of it working:

Watch “MobileNuker” from your iPhone or iPod Touch

You can download the app at the Google code link below and SSH it onto your iPhone. Pretty sure it only works on 1.1.4 and below based on the last time the code was edited. I tried it on my 3G and it wasn’t good… [Read more…]

iPhone Running Windows XP

In the Citrix Application Delivery Conference in Melbourne, during the keynote titled Directions in Virtualisation & Application Delivery in the Dynamic Datacentre, XenDesktop was used simulate XP running on an iPhone. XenDesktop is “a next-generation desktop virtualization solution designed for a full desktop delivery experience in a VDI environment.” Basically it is a Unix application that allows Windows Sessions to be accessed over WiFi via a Citrix server. So, the iPhone isn’t actually running windows XP it just looks like it is. Here are some photos from the conference.

iPhone Running Windows XP

iPhone Running Windows XP

Via ZDNet Australia.