Saturday, December 11, 2010

Find my iPhone or iPad for- free service

We all have been there at least once, yes that big moment that we understand that we are missing something very important, in the old days it was our home / car keys, then it was our laptop and today its our iPhone or iPad.
I just came from my friend house after spending more then 1 hour trying to help him find his iPhone (the phone was set to vibrate only).. after we spent 1 hour with no luck, my friend remembered he installed the "find my iPhone" service.
2 min after that we have been able to find his iPhone :)

Apple has decided to come to the help and "give away" freely their find my iPhone or iPad service.
With the new service (that off course you need to register first to use it) you can
  • Locate your iPhone or iPad and see it on a map on Apple web site (mobile me)
  • "Ask" your device to play a sound - even if the device is set on Vibrate
  • Send your device a message that will show on the screen , even if the screen is locked
  • Wipe your device remotely
  • Set a Pass code remotely
One request based on Apple web site, is that you have iOS 4.2 running on your device and off course have an iDevice with a built in GPS.

To see this working, check this video

Here is a step by step guide from Apple web site describing how to set this up.

Have a nice weekend,
Haim Chibotero
iPhone in Israel & more

Friday, December 03, 2010

The history of internet

Check this amazing picture that summarize the history of internet.
lot of information that was put into one place. lot of facts I think most of you don't know.

Real fun to read and see where all started and how far we are this days.
There is some stuff that is so obvious today, that is really strange its so old.
Double click the picture to see it in full screen (Sorry !)


Thursday, December 02, 2010

All about iPhone (History from the first day till today)

Check out this detailed & informative picture talking about couple of iPhone facts from the day it was published till today.
Stuff you can find here include:
  • Hardware specifications of all iPhone hardware versions
  • iOS speces
  • Sales info
  • Dates of specific events related to iPhone
  • Some info about the AppStore 
  • Some other info I wasn't aware of - like "The iPhone has moisture sensors to know if the device was damaged by water"
Please click the picture to see it in full screen (Sorry about the small image)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

What is WWW and web browser - by Google

Check this very nice online book made by google explaining what is WWW and what are web browsers and how it all works in only 20 pages.

Seems they have lot of free time in their hands to create this :)

But I think this is a better way to explain this
Happy Reading
Haim Chibotero
iPhones in Israel & more

Monday, November 08, 2010

Check out this new book

Hi all,
I just recieved a new book named My iPhone (fourth edition) from QUE publishing that is 544 pages long !
the book was released on September 2010.
I can tell you , I really like this book !
It's so easy to read , it's in color , it has screen shots to most of the stuff explained in the book which makes you want to read more and more....

The book covers also iPhone 3G,3GS and 4 running iOS 4.

You might think you already know it all, but reading it made me understand there is lot more to learn.
The book covers:
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:

•Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, other iPhones, iPods, and iPads
•Manage your apps with the iPhone’s new multitasking capabilities
•Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more
•Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts and calendars
•Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more
•Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one inbox
•Listen to music, subscribe to podcasts, and watch video–including movies and TV shows
•Capture photos and HD video
•Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and your contacts or share them via email, MobileMe, and texts
•Find, download, install, and use iPhone apps, including the amazing iBooks to read ebooks

Haim Chibotero
iPhones in Israel & more

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

iPhone bug in iOS 4.1 - bypass any lock screen

As more and more people are using iOS 4.1, more and more users are also trying to bypass the security mechanism the iOS is supplying.
A new bug has been found that allows people with iOS 4.1 to bypass the locked screen and reach some apps.

To bypass any lock screen simply hit "emergency call", then enter three pound signs, hit the green call button and immediately press the lock button and you will have bypassed the security feature on the iPhone. "That simple procedure gives a snoop full access to the Phone app on the iPhone, which contains the address book, voicemail and call history and even your photo album (now that this bug is on the wild , maybe other people will find that they can reach more apps and do more stuff)
To get to your photo album, selecting "share contact" and then the camera icon will give you access to the photo album.

Bug no iOS 4.1 from Salomão Filho on Vimeo.

Haim Chibotero
iPhones in Israel & more

Friday, October 22, 2010

Change your iPhone fonts

Let me start with an oppolgy of not updating the blog for awhile now (any case not in the same frequency I have been used to)  - I got tied with new projects at work , new Android phone that I got and upgraded to last OS version 2.2 (this wasn't easy as doing a jailbreak on unlock !!)

Any case, I have seen that an application I am using today named FontSwap (@ Cydia) that is allowing me to use other fonts on my old iPhone running OS 3.x will not work on iOS 4.x .

You can see an example on what I am talking about in this video.

Looking on this fact that I should get my iPhone 4 any day now, I was disappointend I can't change its fonts.
While browsing and looking around I came across this web site, that is explaining you what you should do in order to change the fonts on your iOS 4.x device. :)

This site is full of fonts you can use for your iPhone.

Haim Chibotero
iPhones in Israel & more