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5Mar/125

ImHuman Api 2.0

I have just published the new, more robust, secure and easier to use ImHuman Api 2.0. Here are the bullet point facts.

  • RESTful api.
  • NO more flickr, image unavailable bullshit. All humanizers are settled in house from now on.
  • I have specified the ouput as javascript for you to test and debug from your browser easily.
  • No user, key or authentication needed (at least to use the api)
  • No error Api, Api will make the decisions now and restful structure used in order to prevent curious attacks
  • Flexible language support

So how do you utilize the new api? Just click http://api2.elxsy.com/getTest/3/en/ and that is it. This will fetch you a test struct, containing your word in english, your answer hash and 3 humanizers. Here is the output for one random test.

ImHuman API 2.0

ImHuman API 2.0

New API Rules in brief:

  • minimum 3, maximum 9 humanizers. If you provide smaller than 3 will be defaulted to 3. If you provide more than 9, you will see 404
  • API will decide on how many humanizers should be selected depending on the given count.
  • currently en/fr/br/ru/pl supported but will add more upon request thanks to google translate

Important bits;

  • I will update the API documentation and remove the unnecessary pages soonish
  • I will implement the new humanizer selection and voting system into the public API page as well instead of elxsy
  • The old API v1.0 will be functional till 1 month time. I will take down the API at mid April 2012. Please upgrade, doesn't require too much effort on your side.
  • V1 is api.elxsy.com V2 is api2.elxsy.com, when v1 is depreceated v2 will become api as default
  • V1 api served over 4 million humanizer test requests by the way and still serving :)
8Jul/100

Recycling your old mobile phones

Well we tech geeks sure love tech stuff and gadgets and me specially love mobile devices, smart phones. Unfortunately technology always evolves and we put our eyes to the new fancy devices. What happens to the old ones? well they are not so old to throw away, but not so fancy to sell either, they just dust in a corner with a dying battery.  Besides not being old throwing away a mobile phone or any new techy device is harmful to the nature as you may not now. I decided to do something with my old toys and gone for the best thing recycling them.

I knew there were couple of websites around for this job but I never used them and I did not like the idea of check. I was looking for decent money and bank transfers then I came across cash for phones website. You know the system, you simply type in phone make/model, state your condition, they state your price and that is it basically. They send you all the information with a special envelope to send back your phone (do not forget to delete all your personal information beforehand) once you send your phone and if it is in the promised shape viola money is in your bank account.

You can do something for the environment, world resources with your dusty mobile phones and make a decent money to spend on yourself  :)

19Dec/096

Yahoo is good old yahoo except the constant spam problem

After my emails to the yahoo yahoo sent me a nice reply about the situation and resolved my issue. Although the constant spam remains same like any other mail providers around the world I am happy to see that they did not lose their user end touch to the scene.

if you ask me as a customer for nerly 10 years what is the public relations among big companies. I would answer it is yahoo > microsoft > google.  Google is just being a douche in most cases.

Hello Yuksel,

Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Mail.

While we cannot fully exempt your mail server from our SpamGuard technology, we have however, made appropriate changes to this IP address in our database. This should help with delivering mail to the appropriate Yahoo! folders. Let us know, if we can be any further assistance.

15Dec/090

is new yahoo mail becoming the new hotmail?

I have been a yahoo user for over 10 years now and always been happy with them until recently. I am receiving the same damn spam message from same damn sender(s) with the same damn subjects over more than a year now. Everyday I woke up open my email to see constant 7 number in my spam box. Seriously what else a user can do other than tagging the freaking thing spam? What else do you need yahoo? I have to go and create a filter for you to just the trash the damn thing?

Here is the other deal and where the title comes from. As some of you may know, in like 4-5 years before webmasters used to ban hotmail accounts because it was so stupid, none of the posted emails made it to people's inbox not even spambox. Well most of the so called webmasters did not know what was going on so they just banned hotmail as a solution.

Now I have a small social network and a forum on this server. People gets notified by email if they choose to. Analyzing my server resources and user complaints I found out that yahoo emails always getting a 2 day defer at least! Now I have to explain tons of users why they can not recover their passwords or did not get notified although they so wanted to be. Here is the log from the mighty yahoo.

host in32.mxauth.yahoo.com [202.86.5.24]: 421 4.7.0 [TS01] Messages from
*.*.*.* temporarily deferred due to user complaints - 4.16.55.1;
see http://postmaster.yahoo.com/421-ts01.html

Well no user with right mind will click notify me and then say this is spam! I opened the postmaster support page to see the error is not actually that but my server is always sending them stuff so they are suspicious it may be spam or bulk. Suspicious?? wtf ?? check the freaking mail contents at least huh, ever seen a 1 kbyte spam mail??

I fill in the necessary fields with all the explanations they need, send in the support ticket 14 hours later the reply comes FROM A MACHINE. Sending me the same page contents I read before filling in the ticket form, only in text format this time. Seriously yahoo, whats up with you recently? so here is my sad reply against the new winds in yahoo.

Hello

Your automated system just replied to me with the same information on the yahoo website!
As I stated before yes we have huge activity (social network) and users choose to get notified by email.
Yahoo always deferring my emails and making my mail queue amazingly long, wasting my resources.
Poeple can not recover their passwords or registration operations due to defers.
If you are going to judge my server based on its constant activities and not solve the problem then I am afraid I will have to ban yahoo email usage and notifications.
I have been a yahoo user for nearly 10 years, while people were banning hotmail I never thought I will have to ban yahoo emails one day.

Regards,
Yuksel Kurtbas

And you know what is the ironi in all this? Well check out my mailbox and where the support mail from original yahoo landed while spams made their way into my inbox.

Yahoo Mail Fail

Yahoo Mail Fail

Huh you say what about hotmail? it is still a joke what about it.. good for msn only

10Dec/090

chck.us online global file checker and tracker is released

First let me explain to you the problems of uploading and downloading as a user who does both of them alot!.

You upload some files to share with your friends, community whatever it is, post your links to your friends. Everything is fine until your hosting decides to delete them. You do not get any kind of information that your files have been deleted by them... woah thats bunch load of bs. You have to go back to your friends, websites and track down what has been deleted, who could not download what. Plus when something is wrong with your upload again you have to go back and check if everything worked out or to see feedbacks, requests. If you shared your files more than one place (thats what most of the uploaders do) well then good luck hunting down your posts in thousands of forum posts, blogs, comments. If you still have patiance for all and you reuploaded your stuff, then there goes the updating of your links in all places.

So you decided to download some files. You click on post, blog or email to get your friend's link click on the file just to see "haha we deleted the file you wanted. pwned!". More annoyingly, lets say your friend shared a game dvd. That has min of 80 parts in it or so, you download 70+ part just to see that 72nd one was deleted ages ago! Now how the hell you were suppose to know it was gone. So you begged the uploader to upload new one and he did, but you dont know it because you forgot mb you were lost in billions of posts.

12Oct/093

Improve your iPhone signal strength with 6 useful tips

I guess every iPhone user came across to this, bad signal strength in some areas. US users are less fortunate because as I know from my friends AT&T coverage really sucks in the US. Plus I don't think iPhone has good quality signal elements like celluar and wifi. My Nokia seems to be doing a far more better job when it comes to getting celluar and wifi signals.

As I was sick of just using the iPod feature on the phone even when I was just entered the tube station(!) and seeing other people not even texting but talking on the phone in the tube!  It just makes you want to throw the phone away when you need to finalize a meeting via sms or a call. After a quick googling around I came across to these 5 useful tips,
Bad iPhone Signal Strength? Watch how you’re holding it and 5 more tips. I really did not know they put the antenna at the bottom of the iPhone, where I usually hold it as a palm device.

First tip of holding the device like some kinda dirty underwear - well that pic really made me feel like that - made the trick for me in tube stations. Although still no signal in the tube. Rest was not a problem in UK or in my case at least. Last tip; taking your phone to airplane mode and back really triggers some signal search.

27Sep/090

Do not update your iPhone to OS 3.1 via iTunes

As DevTeam expressed, Apple's work on disabling jailbreaking taking effect. With the new (just bs release imo) release you may lose your jailbreaking and sim unlock "privileges" if you update your phone directly via iTunes using official Apple firmware. This rule includes 3G phones, you are advised to use custom firmware's made by pwnage tool. Pwnage tool works on mac as u know, there is no official windows version. They will release when they have time. As with 3GS and other new gen IPOD Touhes, you are advised to be patient and wait if you want to jailbreak your phone in near future or use another sim card. Of course SIM rules does not apply to SIM FREE iphones.

25Sep/090

How to solve push problem in hacktivated iphones 3.0

Well many of you may realize that you don't get any push messages in IM or other applications even though you have OS 3.0 and push supported apps running. The problem occurs in hacktivated phones, translation, you bought your phone with contract, depending on one operator's sim card and you activated the phone via jailbreak not from itunes.

Solution is simple, use your legit sim card (at&t, 02, vodafone etc) to activate your phone and then ultrasn0w it and use your other sim card. You can use any of your friends legit sim card as well. Just activate the phone with a legit sim card then do your stuff. Works like a charm ;)

19Sep/090

No emails in last 3 weeks :(

Well I was busy with reconstructing the house and the main bathroom and in this period nameservers of my server went down, so I did not get any emails sent from websites :( so if you sent an email in this last 3 weeks period, please do send it again. I read and reply to all emails since your emails are valuable to me :)

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1Sep/090

LG 42LH4000 Review for XBOX 360 HD Gaming

I am back to my family house for a limited time and my old TV set got busted :( Well I don't watch TV but hey whats gonna happen to my xbox? It was CRT but colors and screen size was perfect for SD gaming and movies.  Well when I was down, thanks to my friend he offered to me his new LG LCD HD TV set for my personal pleasure.

TV looks really nice. Shiny - glossy black, slim, with background color, table deck and nearly invisible speakers. Well first things firts, hooking up xbox HD is pretty easy and you have multiple of everything nearly. TV works amazing with 1080p settings with the fastest and really good looking games. I had made my visual tests on my favorite + best looking driving games. Colin McRae Dirt and Grid,  both from codemasters :) Well after busted TV view, HD 1080p Dirt was amazing in 42 inch! Then PES 2009, Fear 2, Resident Evil and so on with perfect viewing and nice surround sound. Integrated sound system really makes this TV for HD gaming, you don't look around to hook up your 5.1's to the console. Remote was faily big for a TV but I got big hands so bigger is merrier for me :). Settings and input selection was like a walk in the park.

I did not experience any of the TV flaws described in this expert review. But to be fair I never used the TV for watching TV :) and can not say anything - btw I have a SD satellite subscription, no sense reviewing a HD TV in a SD test. But plays most of the HD Vidoes on my hard drive perfectly. Anyways most of the expert reviews are always too  technical and cruel to the product.  In this case TestFreaks website and user reviews are more helpful because you got to hear the real home users opinions about the TV. I agree with the 9.0 rating. I don't have an eagle eye but I know what quality viewing is. If a product satisfies your needs more than expected, technical details are just gibberish numbers. Enjoy your TV if you buy one.

1Aug/093

Who is going to send me 500 SMS to crash me down?

I know this will sound funny after I have complained Appletards not fixing the sms exploit BUT Downloading whole 3.0.1, restoring then Jailbreaking with 3.0 and performing cydia upgrades, then personalizing the phone, adding applications all over, customizing ringtones and music is too much hassle for me to do for two phones now. I mean who is going to send 500 text messages to me to crash my stupid phones, I barely use them and only my close friends have my new numbers plus I don't have that much of a jerk friends :) or enemies. So until a worth for it update, it is a pass from lazy me.

PS: Title is not a challange it is an actual question :)

1Aug/092

How to Jailbreak and Unlock Iphone OS 3.0.1 – SMS Virus Patch

You know the previous post, by the way they been warned a month ago not 6 days.  Google (Android) and Microsoft (Windows Mobile) phones were affected as well but they patched this very quickly after the exploit warning. Well finally Appletards released the 3.0.1 patch early after their phone hijacked and crashed like live on tv news :)

What you need to do for Jailbreaking Iphone OS 3.0.1 is:

  1. Have a copy of 3.0 firmware downloaded on your pc for your device (I bet you do already because of 3.0 jailbreak)
  2. Connect your jailbroken device iTunes and update to 3.0.1
  3. Launch Redsn0w and choose the 3.0 firmware for jailbreak instead of 3.0.1
  4. Follow the Redsn0w steps normally.

Well it works because nothing changed from OS 3.0 except the SMS patch, but can cause trouble in the future so I suggest you guys should (and that is what I am going to do) wait for an official Redsn0w release for 3.0.1 from dev team or an announcement at least to go on. Although they say no difference in the OS  (Yeah we need to download whole OS just to fix something, how lame is that!) I don't trust them because Appletards wants to make jailbreaking illegal and impossible with 3.x firmware releases. and Dev Team announced the same thing adding that you can Jailbreak with this method safely.

Unlocking Iphone is still same steps I described and via ultrasn0w. Works with 3GS also.

31Jul/090

Iphone SMS Virus

And finally it happened, Charlie Miller will release an exploit today about how to hack an iphone with simply sending  SMS to the victim and resulting in full control of the victim's phone. Coolest part is that he warned the Apple about this security exploit like 6 weeks ago and of course Apple did nothing :) Left millions of people in vulnerability while kept on selling how to divide 50 dollar bill into 5 applications.

Protection ( haha funny!)

  1. Remove the permissions of SMS application via SSH so you can't send/receive SMS
  2. Take your phone into Airplane mode
  3. Shutdown your phone

Details are listed here. Of course I believe Iphone Dev Team will be faster than appletards and release a patch soon. I wonder what appletards gonna whine about when Jailbreaking saves their useless asses.

29Jul/097

Free SIP-VoIP on iPhone 3G networks with patched Fring

Since I have been using my SIP and VoIP integrated Nokia my sister got jealous and wanted to use (my old) her new iphone as an internet phone as well. I have installed Fringe for SIP and Skype just to face that you can only use them if you are connected to WiFi.. well that sucks!

As you all know by now, Fring has made it’s way onto the AppStore two days ago. The big limitation that most of us found out is that it’s main functions of interest that made it stand out of the crowd, it’s VOIP capabilities, could only be accessed using Wifi. Most operators would very much prefer not giving the opportunity to its users to get a hand on VOIP Apps over their network. Why? They might lose money.

Well sorry for them since there’s now a way to Patch Fring so it can be used over the 3G or EDGE networks that’s been explained in detail on Fring’s message board.

His way will not work and SSH way is tooo long.

So here is my way.

  1. Download the patched Fring from http://www.iphonetechzone.com/2008/10/a-patch-released-to-use-fring-over-3g-networks/
  2. Have or Install AppSync 3.0 for iphone OS 3.0
  3. Sync with iTunes

you are set to go ;) Well of course quality and delay depends on your network speed. In my test over vodafone 3G UK network with Iphone 3G, I had received good results with skype.. Not much delay or noise at all, and btw I live in a crappy reception zone.

24Jul/096

ImHuman in Russian

Thanks to fdzkuz, ImHuman API and its wordpress plugin speaks Russian now. WordPress plugin owners who wants to use the new language for their tags, here are the steps for version 0.0.9, latest stable one.

Open the Editor and select Imhuman.php to edit.

Go to Line 149, Where you will see

$lang = array('en'=>'ENGLISH','fr'=>'FRENCH');

Change that line into

$lang = array('en'=>'ENGLISH','fr'=>'FRENCH','br'=>'Brazilian Portuguese','ru'=>'RUSSIAN');

Save your file. Go to your plugin settings and update your language choice.

15Jul/092

ImHuman with Ruby (on Rails)

Thanks to Kristof Marussy and his efforts for Ruby implementation, ImHuman has a rubygem now. You can access the files and Kristof's work from this link. http://github.com/kris7topher/imhuman/tree/master.

9Jul/09112

Installing ImageMagick on Windows and Using with PHP – Imagick

As most of your know ImageMagick is like the photoshop on your console demand. Best with their explanation.

ImageMagick® is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

It is very powerful and supports all platforms with tons of different languages and implementations. Because my hosting solutions did not suppot it (many of them dont do as well) I always used awesome GD library to process images on my projects. Well now my hosting does support and I am going to use it so I needed to install it to my development environment which is windows. I am going to install and use Imagick also because using IM from native PHP is much more faster than using it from console via exec.

Well first of all ImageMagick on windows with PHP is a really pain in the ass, if you have the commitment and time go for it otherwise use it from console. Here are the steps and todo's to install for PHP 5.2.x, ( I dont know if it works with PHP 5.3.x or below, you will need to test for yourself. I am a happy camper for now ).

UPDATE

Just to make things clear, all the PHP dll files (librarires) are 32 bit, so if your system is 64 bit and you will still need to download and operate 32 bit ImageMagick, Apache, etc.

5Jul/090

ImHuman in Brazilian Portuguese

Thanks to Lucas Dillmann, ImHuman API and its wordpress plugin speaks Brazilian Portuguese now. WordPress plugin owners who wants to use the new language for their tags, here are the steps for version 0.0.9, latest stable one.

Open the Editor and select Imhuman.php to edit.

Go to Line 149, Where you will see

$lang = array('en'=>'ENGLISH','fr'=>'FRENCH');

Change that line into

$lang = array('en'=>'ENGLISH','fr'=>'FRENCH','br'=>'Brazilian Portuguese');

Save your file. Go to your plugin settings and update your language choice.

4Jul/091

Nokia Ovi Store Problem Solution and Nokia Messaging

Ovi store worked for me only once, after then it is always download failed. It is annoying that everything works fine, you already have content for the phone but you can not get it because of the store error. Fortunately problem only occurs in the Phone Ovi Store. Here is the the solution.

  1. Go to Menu then Settings
  2. Select Application Manager
  3. Select Installed Apps.
  4. Scroll down to Ovi Store and Select it
  5. Tap on Options then Uninstall
  6. Tap on Internet then enter www.ovi.com
  7. Select the Store menu
  8. Enter your details, and download the applications from there via browser.

In my review I said email client is integrated with messaging centre as usual, It works integrated with phone but lacks of Iphone kinda features. Well Nokia has Nokia Messaging application again free which covers all the missing stuff. Supports push on all emails Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Your personal emails etc. It only lacks the Email icon on the top like the other Email application. I believe they will put that in following days with home widget support also.

  1. You can download from Ovi Store
  2. You can open and download from http://email.nokia.com
4Jul/092

Nokia Handwriting Calculator

Nokia already is experimenting with the new touch screen options. Beta labs produced a nice application called handwriting calculator, it is basically what we all dreamed about. You write the equations on the paper/screen and put an equal at the end and viola application does the operations and gives you the result :) Even for the complicated recognitions. Here is the examples I took, sorry for the quality they are captures with Iphone camera. Lol the irony. You can install it from the Ovi Store free.

nokia2

Nokia Handwriting Calculator

nokia1

Nokia Handwriting Calculator

3Jul/095

Nokia N97 Versus Iphone 3G Review and Comparison

This is actually my response to a yahoo answers question.

I just got my Nokia n97 and as an Iphone 2G and 3G user. I wanna go over some aspects.

N97 is new and not many applications and games developed for it yet but it already has large list of existing symbian applications. It has free download application already and Ovi store. Filled with some nice apps already in 1 week time. Compared to the appstore which happened 1 year later (copy catting the installer - jailbreak / hack - idea ) and 1 year old. Do not expect dumb applications such as bill divider or metro maps, Nokia will say you have a mind and calculator. Iphone users are mainly dumb - me too - it spend 1 years before you can even use a IM application on it. Iphone came to this point in 2.4 years while Nokia - Symbian phones did everything for years.

As a user development part should interest you also, why? Because apple sells the Iphone SDK and training, meaning you need to pay apple in order to develop some application or game for it! While symbian is open and used for years. Anybody can do anything with it, if they set their mind to it. If you really want touch and view experience I suggest you to wait 2 more weeks and get the HTC Hero Phone. It is bringing the Android OS - developed by Google for Mobile Devices - which beats the crap out of Iphone experience. In couple years Android and Andro Phones will grow much more than Iphone closed SDK.

Touch screen is pretty accurate. You can touch with anything unlike iphone you are suppose to touch with your bare skin. Comes with its special pen, which is pretty good in handwriting. Makes writing a lot faster. Supports double clicking. Sliding, scrolling is not as fancy and smooth as Iphone. You are suppose to point click and scroll like in PC environment, not with the whole screen.  N97 keyboard is nice and enough spaced to let you write fastly. Symbols and numbering options are not user friendly as IPhone's though.

26Jun/0919

ImHuman WordPress Plugin 0.0.9 Test Run

IPhone Output

IPhone Output

IPhone Output

IPhone Output

Today with the feedback about empty forms and skipping the check for registered users, I have compiled a brand new version of the plugin as 0.0.9. This version is currently running under elxsy in order to test now. Please drop a comment to test it.  As usual functions with Mobile browsers and WPtouch seemlesly.

Features:

  • Complete AJAX comment posting and error reporting without any hack or modification to your current WP
  • Choice to skip the security check for registered members.
  • So Post contents will not be lost even wordpress fails to retrive them from cookies
  • Secure new set of humanizers for each fail as it should be in a secure form
  • Timeout support
  • Eliminates multiple posting
26Jun/090

IM+ 3.1 with Push made it through Apple Review

Finally it made it through. Agile is on the way also :)

With widest support of IM networks including Skype™ chat and even Twitter and coming Push there's absolutely no need to look elsewhere.

Get the most reliable and feature-rich instant messenger.

• New! Twitter
• New! Skype™ Chat
• Facebook® Chat
• Yahoo®
• AIM® / iChat / MobileMe®
• MSN® / Windows Live®
• ICQ®
• Google™ Talk
• MySpaceIM
• Jabber®

25Jun/090

ImHuman multilanguage and new wordpress plugin

While trying to overcome problems at SuperNo's blog which were mainly due to older PHP version, I had the chance to put the project into second gear thanks to SuperNo. ImHuman now speaks french :) ! all you need to do is to add

lang=LANG_CODE

Parameters in to your request string where LANG_CODE can be en or fr for now. If you would like to see it in your own language contact me.

I am going to update the repository in couple minutes. New wordpress plugin features are:

  • Requires PHP5, reduced in size.
  • works with AJAX, Jquery mandatory.
  • No more manual imhuman_render() insertion anymore
  • Supports Multilanguage (English and French only for now)
  • No more cache or back key problems if you guess the answer wrong and go back in your browser
  • You can customize your instruction message in your own language or format also
25Jun/090

Nokia N97 coming to UK stores tomorrow

Nokia N97

Nokia N97

Finally long expected Nokia N97 coming to UK stores tomorrow (26th June 2009). Currently Vodafone UK and Orange UK has the Nokia N97 deals. Vodafone offers extra pre-order features and discounts also. It is so tempting to go for it now, but I have to wait for financial solutions before acting all childish and geeky :)

You can see the phone details at http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/devices/nokia-n97#/main/landing. Check out the tours and guides to learn about its capabilities!

Online deal at http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop/mobile-phone/nokia-n97. You will have to make at least £40 contract for two years to get the phone free. SIM free choices will cost much more because of the internet usage and phone price. It is £400 I guess.

This is not Apple, this is Nokia. You dont get the phone for X and a stupid cable for 2X. Box comes with everything you will need to enjoy your phone because it is a real SmartPhone not a phony one. Oh by the way this comes with a real HD camera :) and Video Players, Flash Players and Office and Integrated GPS maps + routing.

Specifications

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - American version
Announced 2008, November
Status Available. Released 2009, June
Size Dimensions 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm, 88 cc
Weight 150 g
Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 360 x 640 pixels, 3.5 inches
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- Handwriting recognition
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes, with stereo speakers
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Internal 32 GB storage, 128 MB RAM
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB
Data GPRS Class 32
HSCSD Yes
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash, video light
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, VGA@30fps
Secondary Yes, VGA@15fps
Features OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
CPU ARM 11 434 MHz processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS, Visual radio; FM transmitter
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors White, Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Nokia Maps
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
- Digital compass
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ music player
- WMV/RealVideo/MP4 video player
- TV-out
- Voice command/dial
- Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF viewer)
- Video and photo editor
- Flash Lite 3
- T9
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh (BP-4L)
Stand-by Up to 432 h (2G) / 408 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 9 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 6 h (3G)
Music play Up to 40 h
23Jun/090

Finally BeejiveIM 3.0 with Push for iPhone OS 3.0

You could only use one application at a time in iPhone just because apple wanted to save its crappy battery life. After 2 years now they put push support in the OS and now today Beejive comes with Push. What push means? It means you will receive messages or stay online even though you press the home button and doing something else.

Beejive is now using their own licencing and blacklisting service so bad news for the freeloaders. Second best is the IM+ in my opinion and then the best one for mobile for long years Agile Messenger. They are both coming with PUSH support in couple of day be patient :)

23Jun/090

Mobile Maps Australia & New Zealand – Turn-by-Turn Voice Guided GPS Navigation

Mobile Maps Screen

Mobile Maps Screen

Sygic GPS navigation software turns your iPhone into a real-time, turn-by-turn voice guided navigation system.

Crystal-clear animated 3D maps, fast and intuitive address search, precise route calculation, lane assistant, signpost information, notifications about upcoming petrol stations and restaurants – Sygic Mobile Maps 2009 for iPhone - is featuring all of these innovations to guide you precisely to your destination.

All maps included

The package includes the latest maps from Whereis, the leading map provider. There are no monthly fees or hidden charges.

Smooth real-time guidance Since all maps are on your device, there is no need to download data from a cellular network. The navigation is smooth and free of any interruptions.

23Jun/090

How to Unlock Iphone 3G with ultrasn0w

Dev Team did it again and released the ultrasn0w today finally. Here is simple steps to unlock your iphone and use with any sim card freely.

  1. Ensure you have upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0
  2. Jailbreak your iPhone 3G using redsn0w or PwnageTool (this will also install Cydia/Icy)
  3. Run Cydia or Icy
  4. Please add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com to Cydia or Icy. That last “o” is actually the number zero “0”! If you use the letter “o” you’ll get an error.
  5. Search for ‘ultrasn0w’ in cydia or icy and install ultrasn0w
  6. Reboot your iPhone 3G
  7. T-Mobile USA users should disable 3G before using ultrasn0w
  8. Enjoy

Details can be found on the Dev Team Blog

23Jun/090

MobileNavigator for Iphone OS 3.0 Turn-by-Turn GPS Navigation

MobileNavigator Screen

MobileNavigator Screen

NAVIGON is introducing the first professional navigation solution for the iPhone!

Turn your iPhone into a first-rate navigation system with MobileNavigator. Try the feature for yourself and enjoy the excellent user control and superior design that allow simple and intuitive operating. The application includes the latest map material from the market leader NAVTEQ and can be used without an Internet connection, which is of enormous benefit abroad, for example, as no extra charges are incurred. With MobileNavigator you can turn your iPhone into an equally handy and convenient route guidance system.

3D display

3D display

Features and range of functions:

  • 2D and 3D map displays
  • Can be used in portrait and landscape format
  • Precise voice announcements
  • Intelligent address entry
  • Reality View Pro (realistic display of motorway interchanges and exits)
  • Lane Assistant Pro
  • Real signpost display
  • Speed Assistant with adjustable audio-visual warning
  • Day and night mode for map display
  • Direct access and navigation to contacts saved in the iPhone's address book
  • The latest NAVTEQ map material including more than two million (EU version) places of interest (POIs)
  • Navigation is automatically resumed after an incoming phone call
  • Quick access to user-defined POIs in the area and along the route
  • Take Me Home function with a single click
  • Automatic language selection to match the iPhone's user language
22Jun/0915

Installous on Iphone OS 3.0 with Icy

Many of you guys are having problems during installation of installous. Although hackulo.us Repository is overloaded and causing errors, cydia is having problems also in iPhone OS 3.0.  If you are receiving errors like below

  • size mismatch ....
  • Hash Sum ....
  • iphoneguide.nl ...
  • Cannot find executable

You can install Icy and continue installation from there. Icy is another application works like cydia but faster and more lightweight compared to cydia. Here are the steps to install Icy then Installous on the Iphone OS 3.0

  1. Launch Cydia
  2. Go to "Manage" then tap "Sources"
  3. Tap "Edit"
  4. Tap "Add"
  5. Type in http://apt.ripdev.com and Tap "Add Source"
  6. Search and Install "Icy"
  7. Go to Home screen and Launch "Icy"
  8. Tap "Sources" at the bottom
  9. Again Tap "Edit" then "Add"
  10. Type in http://cydia.hackulo.us and Tap "Add"
  11. Tap "Refresh" on top left
  12. Go to "Categories"
  13. Search for "Installous" and Install it
22Jun/090

Javascript cross library programming

Javascript were generally used amateourly to provide animation effects before web 2.0 attack and xmlhttprequest api. Nowadays many open source libraries are published in order to write less and do much much more.  Jquery, Prototype, Mootols, Dojo, Ext are some of the popular ones.  So why we love them, just to write less? Noo, mostly they have powerful selectors.  As usual first internet explorer then Safari do not obey the language rules and change them in their personal favor. These libraries mostly eliminate the cross platform issues also.  Finally, they all wait for the document to be ready in order to be fire an event. Thus eliminates all weird AJAX and DOM actions that is dependent on DOM content. They added fancy effects to old boring text content! That is why we love and can not do without them now.

But they have created another problem. Lets say you are publishing some class, web software, plugin for some CMS. You may use one of these libraries but the target client may use another one or not use at all.  Furthermore this libraries are version dependant. Updates in the library may require you to update your software also. Making your software dependent on one of them decreases the product compatibility. They all have different APIs and structures no way to globalize them under a roof.  So what should you do? Make your software compatible with all of them.

20Jun/090

Turn-by-Turn Satellite Navigation on Iphone 3G via xGPS

xGPS

xGPS SatNAV Screen

Lots of you already know about xGPS but this post is for newbies. xGPS is the "currently" only "not apple supported" navigation solution for Iphone. As usual of crappy apple, device has GPS and google maps but no navigation!! And does not work without internet connection! What is the point of having a GPS in the device some really wonders.

Anyhow Tomtom is making a satnav application for Iphone but of course like Adobe making flash player, it is still making... and still will be making I guess. Plus you will need to buy Tomtom deck and software inorder to use it.

Fortunately we have xGPS. Lets go with the xGPS in short bullet features.

  • You need a jailbroken phone to use it
  • It is FREE!
  • It supports offline usage also meaning you do not need to be connected to the internet
  • It is pretty accurate ( not as much as commercial SatNavs cos apple's internal GPS sucks like all of its features)
  • You can also use it with external Iphone GPS mods and casings.
  • You can download maps from google, meaning you are uptodate with free updates and do not need any map packs.
  • Supports routing, rerouting, zooming, searching, history
  • Provides graphical interface with voice instructions (only in english I guess)
  • It also comes with a manager so you can download and manage maps from your pc to iphone wirelessly.
  • Track your positions and create roadmaps
  • It is just great for you in an unknown city :)
20Jun/09343

How to install Installous cracked apps on Iphone 3.0 OS

There are minor changes to installous on iphone 3.0. Follow the steps below as usual to get the installous up and running  from cydia. You need a jailbreaked iphone and cydia of course. If you do not know what are they well google is your friend.

  1. Open Cydia, tap on "Manage" at the bottom
  2. Tap on "Sources"
  3. Tap on "Edit" on top right then tap on "Add" on top left
  4. Type in http://cydia.hackulo.us Cydia will warn you about copyright information just tap ok
    1. hackuolo.us repository is very crowded and they lack donations so it is down very ofthen. You may try the new brotherhood project repository http://cydia.install0us.com/. That is a ZERO not an O
  5. Wait for repo to be added and updated.
  6. From search or hackulo.us repo directory
  7. Install Appsync for OS 3.0 do not install miPatch on os 3.0! If you do not download then sync cracked apps from PC/MAC/iTunes you may skip this step.
  8. Install Installous
  9. Restart your phone
  10. Launch installous and have free fun.

Thats it, simple tap steps.

Appsync will allow you to sync the hacked apps through itunes, otherwise it will give out invalid application signature error.

For downloading from PC and syncing your apps with iTunes use www.appulo.us

Appulous is a free iTunes App Store in short created by people by sharing their applications from all over the world.

Troubleshooting

If you experience any problems during the installation or application installation steps, you may try this checklist.

  1. Perform update on all cydia related packages. It will ask you to update first, do not skip it and update.
  2. Do not forget to restart your phone
  3. Install a free application from app store like "facebook" before installing applications from installous
  4. First select download, wait for it to finish (100% complete) then tap "Downloads" section and install. If you do not see your app in that directory, then it is not complete yet. Double tapping on download may corrupt your downloaded file.
  5. Make sure the file you are downloading works fine. Sometimes cracked apps may fail, so try another application or package to make sure everything works fine before searching for help.
  6. If you encounter problems during application installation like package or executable not found etc make sure the following packages exists in your cydia, if not install them or re-install them to make sure everything is solid and packages are not corrupt. Installouse is dependent on these sub package libraries.
    1. Erica Utilities
    2. core utils
    3. grep
    4. Darwin CC Tools
    5. UUID Generator
    6. unzip
    7. gawk
    8. Curl (not sure if it was listed on packages but installous dependent)

If you still can not manage to solve your problem, drop a comment below including your problem. Me or someone else will try to help you for sure.

FAQ from Jackian about installous & install0us

Ok first of all a short summary of the whole thing, then some more in detail questions and answers

One day a developer named puy0 started work on a project called Installous 1.0, he was a part of Hackulous and was releasing it with support from Hackulous. This 1.0 version did nothing but install .ipa's you'd placed in its folder. And then before we know it along comes version 2.0, it allowed downloading from Appulous and then installing it directly on your device.

Now there was a big long wait time after version 2.0 while puy0 thought of what he could do in Installous 2.5 and 3. He finally began work on Installous 2.5. Now at this time there were lots of things going on among the staff. Eventually puy0 couldn't take the rivalry and arguments and split from Hackulous. He renamed Installous to Install0us and made his own site install0us.com http://install0us.com/

2.5 went into beta on his site, the testers were a mix of donators and handpicked well known community members (I was included). The new app was way better than 2.0 and soon it was released publicly. Then work began on version 3, Install0us 3 BETA1 really was a breakthrough. It had native searching for apps and an update notifier. Then along came BETA2. BETA2 was even more amazing, in the apps that you came to, people could make "plugins" that added little buttons to search for that app on other sites or in some cases go directly to it!

Ok Q&A time and also some app descriptions!

Installous 2.x.x

Great app that surfs Appulous and lets you easily download and install .ipa's

Where can I get it? From the official Hackulo.us cydia source, http://cydia.hackulo.us/

Install0us 2.5

Complete rewrite of Installous with a completely different much better install method and also the ability to download multiple apps at the same time and select the site you wish to browse.

Where can I get it? From the official Install0us.com cydia source, install0us.com, http://cydia.install0us.com/

Install0us 3 BETA2

Supports "plugins" allowing you to on finding an update tap on a number of .ipa sites to search them for the update

puy0 decided to make Install0us 3 BETA2 available as a public beta for a limited time. Please note that if you are one of the people with the Christmas open BETA, it will auto expire soon.

Where can I get it? It's currently in BETA testing, if you're a tester login to http://install0us.com and read the Beta forum for instructions on getting it.

I heard about this Christmas BETA thing, what is it?

puy0 decided to make Install0us 3 BETA2 a public beta for a limited time at Christmas. Enjoy using it because it will self expire very soon!

HaHa! You're all silly! I have this awesome leaked BETA copy!

Guess what? On launching a leaked copy your UDID (Unique Device Identifier) is recorded and banned from using the public versions of Install0us 3 when it becomes available! Also that version will expire soon that you have so enjoy it.

So which should I get?

Completely up to you, Install0us is more up to date and offers more features, but Installous 2 is nice and easy to use so ideal for beginners.

Can I get both apps?

Sure, they won't conflict with each other so feel free to install both

Ok first of all a short summary of the whole thing, then some more in detail questions and answers

One day a developer named puy0 started work on a project called Installous 1.0, he was a part of Hackulous and was releasing it with support from Hackulous. This 1.0 version did nothing but install .ipa's you'd placed in its folder. And then before we know it along comes version 2.0, it allowed downloading from Appulous and then installing it directly on your device.

Now there was a big long wait time after version 2.0 while puy0 thought of what he could do in Installous 2.5 and 3. He finally began work on Installous 2.5. Now at this time there were lots of things going on among the staff. Eventually puy0 couldn't take the rivalry and arguments and split from Hackulous. He renamed Installous to Install0us and made his own site install0us.com/' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow'>http://install0us.com/

2.5 went into beta on his site, the testers were a mix of donators and handpicked well known community members (I was included). The new app was way better than 2.0 and soon it was released publicly. Then work began on version 3, Install0us 3 BETA1 really was a breakthrough. It had native searching for apps and an update notifier. Then along came BETA2. BETA2 was even more amazing, in the apps that you came to, people could make "plugins" that added little buttons to search for that app on other sites or in some cases go directly to it!

Ok Q&A time and also some app descriptions!

Installous 2.x.x
Great app that surfs Appulous and lets you easily download and install .ipa's
Where can I get it? From the official Hackulo.us cydia source, http://cydia.hackulo.us/

Install0us 2.5
Complete rewrite of Installous with a completely different much better install method and also the ability to download multiple apps at the same time and select the site you wish to browse.
Where can I get it? From the official Install0us.com cydia source, install0us.com/' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow'>http://cydia.install0us.com/

Install0us 3 BETA1
Native searcher of app store, update notifier plus all the features of Install0us 2.5
Where can I get it? You can't get it as its expired and archived

Install0us 3 BETA2
Supports "plugins" allowing you to on finding an update tap on a number of .ipa sites to search them for the update
puy0 decided to make Install0us 3 BETA2 available as a public beta for a limited time. Please note that if you are one of the people with the Christmas open BETA, it will auto expire soon.
Where can I get it? It's currently in BETA testing, if you're a tester login to install0us.com' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow'>http://install0us.com and read the Beta forum for instructions on getting it.

I heard about this Christmas BETA thing, what is it?
puy0 decided to make Install0us 3 BETA2 a public beta for a limited time at Christmas. Enjoy using it because it will self expire very soon!

HaHa! You're all silly! I have this awesome leaked BETA copy!
Guess what? On launching a leaked copy your UDID (Unique Device Identifier) is recorded and banned from using the public versions of Install0us 3 when it becomes available! Also that version will expire soon that you have so enjoy it.

So which should I get?
Completely up to you, Install0us is more up to date and offers more features, but Installous 2 is nice and easy to use so ideal for beginners.

So where do I get support for these apps?
You can get support for Installous 2.x.x right in this forum here, Install0us 2.5/3 support is available at install0us.com/' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow'>http://install0us.com/

Can I get both apps?
Sure, they won't conflict with each other so feel free to install both

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