iFuntastic Makes Custom Ringtones and More Easy and Fast

Though the software has only existing for a little over a week, bitSplit, the creator of iFuntastic, has just released version 2.0. iFuntastic is a straightforward, easy to use, completely GUI based application that makes modifying your iPhone a breeze. Most importantly, it makes iPhone customization available to less technically inclined users who most likely were scared off by the hands on approach to modding your iPhone.

Take custom ringtones for example. When custom ringtones first became possible on the iPhone, initial tutorials included a 23 step process to perform the required hacks and get custom ringtones in place. With iFuntastic, it's all drag-and-drop simple. And, it's quick! No terminal work, no multiple pieces of software to install and setup.

Don't be mistaken, you're still hacking your iPhone, only iFuntastic is doing it for you.

So what's new in version 2.0? In addition to custom ringtones, you can also use iFuntastic to change your carrier logo or even reorganize the order of your home screen icons. All with the same ease as adding custom ringtones.

Apple: iPhone Sales are Fine, iPhone in Europe Q4 2007

As we predicted yesterday, Apple released sales figures today that calmed some of the uproar over AT&T's lower-than-expected iPhone activation numbers, which AT&T published yesterday. Apple reported that it sold 270,000 iPhones over the first two days that the iPhone was available for purchase.

The misplaced worry that resulted from AT&T's activation numbers for the same two days (146,000) and led to more than an 8% drop in AAPL share prices yesterday has been relieved by the Apple clarified sales figures. Currently, Apple share prices have rebounded are are up almost 6%.

As mentioned here, the discrepancy in the Apple and AT&T numbers most likely results from a lag in iPhone activations caused by technical difficulties experienced by AT&T and Apple during the iPhone launch weekend.

Apple brought more good news to the table, as well. The company confirmed that it will launch the iPhone in Europe during the fourth quater of 2007. According to

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Hacked iPhone now running Apache, Python, Vim

When hackers announced that they had compiled, installed, and run the first third party program on the iPhone, the 'Hello World' application, the typical consumer probably didn't get all that excited. After all, what's the big deal about a program that simply prints out "Hello World".

Though not very exciting, it was very significant. The running of that first application signaled the success of iPhone hacker Nightwatch's toolchain and hinted and things to come. Well, here they come.

Using Nightwatch's toolchain, iPhone hackers have now compiled and installed working versions of Python, Vim (a popular terminal text editor), and Apache. That's right, Apache. In other words, you can now run a webserver on your iPhone.

The reality brought forth by these recent developments is that full fledged third party applications are going to happen for the iPhone whether Apple

Hacked iPhone Tethers EDGE via WiFi

Mostly because it's relatively not that exciting, we've been a bit lazy in getting this story posted. The other day, via a new third party application called srelay (a SOCKS proxy server), you can now tether your iPhone EDGE connection to your laptop or desktop via WiFi. Yes, it could come in handy in a pinch, but sharing an EDGE connection with a full fledged PC isn't nearly as exciting as it would be if the iPhone were 3G.

Of course, this application and functionality is only available to you if you've hacked your iPhone. Like all other iPhone hacks, you need to start with the jailbreak hack. Once completed, you can then install srelay on your iPhone, set up a direct computer to computer WiFi connection, and off you go. The video below provides a HOWTO and demonstration of the process.

iPhone Tip: Dummy Plugs Protect Your iPhone from Dust and Dirt

With the iPhone's beautiful and vibrant LCD, the last thing anyone wants to do is risk damaging or negatively affecting it. One of the most typical problems with LCD screens on mobile phones, smartphones, and PDAs is dust and dirt getting behind the screen. In many cases, what users identify as dead pixels is actually dust or dirt.

If you're like us, with the iPhone's two big, wide-open inputs, you might be feeling a little paranoid about dust and dirt getting inside the iPhone itself. If you carry your iPhone in your pocket, chances are every time you pull it out you'll find a bit of dust or pocket lint lingering in the dock connector. More worrisome, perhaps, is the headphone jack. When the LCD screen is illuminated, it's easy to see just how far down inside the iPhone offending particles can travel via the headphone jack.

The good news is that there's a neat and tidy solution to the problem - well, at least part of it. For usually less than $5, you can pick up a rubber dummy plug that protects the dock connector from unwanted particles when in your pocket, a purse, or wherever.

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