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SSH into your (Jailbroken) device [How To]

Posted by Stu On January - 13 - 2010

Secure Shell or SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices.   Used primarily on Linux and Unix based systems to access shell accounts, SSH was designed as a replacement for Telnet and other insecure remote shells, which send information, notably passwords, in plaintext, leaving them open for interception.  The encryption used by SSH provides confidentiality and integrity of data over an insecure network, such as the Internet.”

What SSH’ing your device will allow, is customizing almost every part of your device.

A working Wi-Fi connection will be required for this guide.

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Jailbreak Your Device on 3.1.2 Firmware [How To]

Posted by Stu On January - 6 - 2010

Jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch couldn’t be easier thanks to geohot.  This jailbreak will work for iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPod Touch 1st 2nd & 3rd Gen.  If your SIM Card is not legit, (ie. unlocked) do not attempt this.

I’m using an iPhone 3G for this guide so the steps depicted herein will be iPhone 3G.

Why Jailbreak?

Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to run unofficial code on their devices bypassing Apple‘s official distribution mechanism, the App Store. Once jailbroken, iPhone users are able to download many applications previously unavailable through the App Store via unofficial installers such as Cydia, Rock App, Icy, and Installer. Cydia is popular with users whilst Rock App has a small catalog of mainly paid apps. Icy and Installer are officially unsupported by their developers and rarely used. Cydia founder Jay Freeman estimates that 8.5% of all iPods and iPhones are jailbroken.[1] A jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch is still able touse and update apps downloaded and purchased from Apple’s official App Store.”


Basically put, Jailbreaking your device breaks the Apple shackles and opens a whole new world of apps, themes, sounds & much much more!

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Dragon Voice Dictation iPhone App Rocks!

Posted by Adam Chavez On December - 17 - 2009


I just downloaded the free Dragon Dictation iPhone app. It is really cool.

Here’s how it works:

After installing and launching the app, you tap a button that says, “Record.” You then speak your message — there’s a limit of about 20 seconds, perfect for a text or quick email recording. After you’re done recording the message, you click done, & then your message is sent to Dragon’s servers, where it is translated into text and then a few seconds later, delivered to your phone.

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Windows Forums on the iPhone and iPod Touch

Posted by Rich On October - 18 - 2009

Windows Forums on the iPhone 1If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, you can now use Windows Forums on it. In this guide, you’ll learn how to set your iPhone up to browse the forums.

There was some previous interest for Windows Forums on the iPhone and to be honest, I was hoping something like this would come along because I didn’t want to customize the forums myself only to find a professional solution was in the works. I have no idea how long this app has been out, but after a search for “phpbb” (the software on which Windows Forums runs) on the Apple App Store, this was the only solution I could find.

Please note: In this guide, I show you the Lite version of the app. You can buy the normal version for $0.99 USD, which enables private messaging and removes the “Posted with TouchBB Lite” message at the bottom of each post (well, probably, but I haven’t tried.) Read the rest of this entry »

How to Remote Desktop into Windows from the iPhone

Posted by Adam Chavez On September - 28 - 2009


I wish I could say that this is free, but none of the free options were high enough quality for me to recommend. That being said, it is by far the best solution for remoting into your Windows machine. Whether you are a gadget lover who likes having the coolest toys, the productivity geek who needs to have multiple solutions to every problem, or even the Windows SYS Admin who wants to be prepared…. just in case; if you need the best solution to remote in, I recommend Jaadu. It’s 25 bucks, which for an iPhone app isn’t cheap, but if you need remote desktop access it’s 25 dollars well-spent.
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How to keep notes synced between the iPhone and Windows

Posted by Adam Chavez On September - 22 - 2009

Evernote is an amazing tool to keep all of your notes in one place, & synced up between iPhone, PC, & with online access. Whether you’re recording a voice note on the road to avoid “texting while SMSing,” taking a picture, or writing a traditional note, Evernote is in my opinion the best way to keep track of notes between all devices.

Setup is simple & after you’re finished you’ll have access to your notes on the PC, online, or in your pocket.

To setup Evernote for the iPhone & the desktop, do the following:

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