BeeJive, makers of the popular BlackBerry instant messenging client, JiveTalk, have released an iPhone version of their software. Though not as fully featured as it's BlackBerry counterpart (partially because it is a web service, partially because it is only an alpha release), BeeJive for iPhone is one of the most featured IM clients available for the iPhone thus far. It also does an excellent job of matching up with the existing iPhone applications aesthetically.
Yesterday we posted about the recent breakthrough by iPhone hackers which now allows the addition of custom ringtones to the Apple iPhone (albeit through a 23 step process). Unfortunately, one of the limitations of the instructions was that the required software to complete the 23 steps was available only on Intel mac platforms. Well, apparently that is no longer the case, a couple hardworking individuals ported the Jailbreak program to Windows. Now, custom ringtones are available to mac and Windows users alike.
Those of you who don't have your finger on the pulse of the internet at all times might not yet have heard of Seeqpod. Seeqpod a search engine that returns playable results. For the most part, this means MP3s. This might not sound exciting at first, but once you've taken more than a few seconds to visit Seeqpod, you'll realize just how monumental this is.
Custom ringtones for the iPhone are here! Well, sort of. They're here if you a) don't mind a laborious 23 step process in order to get custom ringtones on your phone and b) don't mind taking actions to unlock and access your iPhone's filesystem - actions which could potentially void your warranty with Apple, and c) are an Intel mac user. So, those few nagging items aside, custom ringtones are here!
On July 4th, the United States' Independence Day, hackers announced they had achieved iPhone independence from AT&T and Apple - at least for the purpose of activating the phone. Owners who had purchased the iPhone but refused to initiate a service contract with AT&T were able to download a tool provided by the iPhone Dev Wiki which would unlock their iPhone, changing it from an "iBrick" into a useable iPod and WiFi device. Still, much remained to be done. There was no direct access to the iPhone's filesystem and thus no ability to use non-AT&T iPhone SIM cards or install third party software.
Though hackers who have tasked themselves with the unlocking of the iPhone still have much to do, recently a big leap was made towards the ultimate goal of a fully unlocked iPhone. Less than a week after unlocking the iPhone's activation process, the iPhone Dev Wiki team has released a new software tool called iPhoneInterface which allows full access to the iPhone's filesystem. As proof, a picture of an iPhone with the Safari icon moved on the home screen was provided.
So, what does this mean for the average iPhone user? Well, for those not attempting to