iPhone 4 Australia Release May Be Delayed

I just saw a channel 9 news story that the highly anticipated iPhone 4’s Australian release may be delayed. This is due to the highly publicised issues with the flawed antenna design.
There are so many reports out on the Internet that prove this issue, videos etc.
CEO Steve Jobs has reportedly said that ‘your holding it wrong’ and ‘it’s just a phone, get over it’

Now I don’t know about you. But if I had bought the iPhone 4 only to find that I cannot hold it a certain way because the signal would drop, I would be pretty pissed off.
A ‘bumper’ case fixes this issue, it’s only available from apple and it cost $30, How Convenient!!

The news story mentioned a potentially recall. This would cost apple a whopping $2Bn!!!! Their share price has also dropped by 8% since the iPhone 4’s release in the US.

I hope they recall it, that way my contract would be closer for a free upgrade by the time they get around to fixing it.

Either way I just can’t understand how a fault like this could of been missed during it’s testing. Especially for a high calibre company like Apple.

I Can Has Wheelchair Access?

The new Apple store in Shanghai opened today. It’s been built in typical Apple pretentiousness. A glass tower, rising up from the centre of a round courtyard. A spiral staircase leads you down into the store.
If you have a look at the photo below, you will see what I mean.
In all honesty it does look pretty cool However if you look closely at the image, I cannot see anywhere for wheelchair access. So basically, if you have a disability Mr. Jobs doesn’t want you in his store.

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LockInfo with InfoShade and SnowCover

David Ashman recently updated LockInfo.
This is by far one of the best Jailbroke apps ever!
I love it!
It enables me to access Twitter, calendar, weather, SMS/mail/missed calls and loads of other things right from my lock screen

You can even hide it by double tapping the status bar.

Info shade allows you to access it from any app. Even the home screen.

It is compatible with QuickReply so I can reply to an SMS without having unlock or even leave the current app.

SnowCover is just a iPod skin for the lock screen. It also alows for gestures to pause, change volume and even tracks

All of these are availble from cydia on the BigBoss and ModMyI repos.

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iPwn

I’m writing this post because a lot of mates of mine have Jailbroken iPhones and are captivated by what i have done with my iPhone and the themes / apps / plugins i use to get the most out of it.

You can see all the images below.

Here is a list of the apps that i use, also below the images are instructions on how to install the apps that i use by using my backup file.

Grant recently backed up his iPhone using Pkg Backup.
These applications, installed from Cydiaยฎ, are:
Sources
Custom Sources – Add via Manage – Sources
Cydia Sources
Applications

Themes
My Matte UI Theme (extra folder for other icons) – Reorder them in Winterboard the way i have them listed for it to work.
If the are not in this order, the 8icon dock images will be too big. Winterboard works on a preference system, the higher in the list, the more priority it has.
Extract these files into your Winterboard themes folder in var/stash/Themes.xxxxxx/
Matte DockThe icons in this are 44×45 pixels so it works with the 8icon Dock setting in supreme preferences. simply add your own icons here as *app*.png for your dock apps
SBSettings ThemesContains 5 themes, extract in the folder private/var/mobile/Library/SBSettings/Themes

I know i dont have many instructions here, you can see some pretty cool stuff @ appleiphoneschool.com
Winterboard theme help
Or if you have any questions, simple comment on this post and i’ll endevour to help where i can!
Good Luck and happy Pwning

01 - Quick Gold02 - Universal Search
03 - 8 Icon Dock_Matte UI04 - qTweeter
05 - SBSettings 106 - SBSettings 2
07 - Kirikae & Backgrounder08 - Kirikae Favourites
09 - Orbit10 - Supreme Preferences
11 - Settings112 - Settings 2
13 - LockInfo 114 - LockInfo Plugins 1
15 - LockInfo Plugins 216 - Cydgets
17 - LockInfo Collapsed18 - LockInfo Expanded 1
19 - LockInfo Expanded 220 - Cydget Wiki
21 - Cydget Calc22 - iPodPop

upgrading the sin

Last week joseph from work returned my X-Box to me. Fully chipped, modified and with a whopping 200 jigga byte hard disk in it. haha yeah i said jigga byte ๐Ÿ˜› anywho….It cost me a whole 50bux, wich i thought was reasonable enuf, thats with me supplying the hard disk. What got done exactly was they installed a chip into it wich allows you to kinda dual-boot it like you can do with most pc’s. Press it once for the standard xbox dashboard, or hold it down for 2 seconds to boot it to the Evo X dashboard.

Its pretty awsome, i can use it as a fully functional media centre, wich is what ive wanted just without the large ATX computer case to go with it. I can also copy any xbox game to the hard disk for ‘no game disk required’ playback. So ive been goin crazy at the local video store hiring games to copy onto it.

I can also watch my movies, downloaded video and music on it too. I just log into it via FTP and i can upload whatever the hell i want, even pictures for handy slide shows. I’m slowly uploading all of my music, also handy for use at parties……….Its all very exciting!!

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On another note, i spent most of my day at work out in receiving organising customers products to be sent for a repair. One of wich was a Lexmark printer, i was on hold for over half an hour just for them to tell me to get the customer to call them and they will send a replacement! Ha get fucked, you can wait on hold while i call the customer and get his details and we organise it now. The poor guy has already waited over a week, and now they are giving him more inconvenience! Got all sorted and they are giving him a new machine.

Going to sydney this weekend with Jeff and Jason to watch the footy and pig out on Krispy Kreme donuts! omg have you ever had one?! julie from work brought some in this week from her trip on the weekend. they are to die for!! Anywho back to the trip. Were going up sat morning, checkin in to the hotel, probably go to the pub, hit the footy, drink at the footy, hopefully win the game, then go to the pub again. pass out in the hotel room, hopefully not to the sound of jeff or jason with the random in the room next……ewww lol. wake up sunday have a buffet breaky. then prob hit the pub again

As you can see, there is a bit of a pattern forming, basically it will involve alot of drinking and sports ahah. Gonna be AWSOME!! so pumped. Next post will be the ‘my drunk weekend in sydney’ if i can remember any of it

new computer

I know it has been ages, again!, since my last post, reason being is that i haven’t had the pc or tools to do it with. This is because iv’e been waiting on a brand spankin new pc!! oh yeah!! hehe. It’s pretty mad, ill roll off the specs later on for all those who want to know ๐Ÿ™‚

Reason why i haven’t had my new pc was because I was waiting on a power supply to be imported from the United States of we don’t give a shit! haha, was takin forever to get it here, so i just canceld my order and got a pretty decent one from pc case gear, one of my favourite sites.

Why couldnt i just use notepad to edit my html files you say? well im just too fkin lazy to do that, i prefer my macromedia dreamweaver to edit my site, speaking of wich ive got the new Macromedia 8 suite, pretty shnazzy.

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Other recent activity include buying new computer games to go with the new pc ๐Ÿ™‚ ive been playin Half Life 2, i know its an old game, but ive never played it. The graphic settings are all on High and it still runs ok, take a few of them down a notch and its runs very very smooth!!

About a week ago my mates band had their CD launch, they have been recording for quite some time now, wich means they have been off the live seen for ages!! It’s good to see them back out struttin their stuff on stage. Was a pretty awsome gig, was good to hear some new stuff along with the songs ive heard many of times befor. Their called accessory and you can check them out here.

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Johnny, the lead singer, has written an article called “10 Rules for a live performance” its a pretty intersting read and can be checked out here.

Ok now for the spec’s of my computer:

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-8N-SLi Pro – click here
    • NVIDIA nForce 4 SLi Intel Edition Chipset
    • Dual Core Processor Ready
    • Duall Channel DDR2
    • SLi Multi-GPU Ready
    • PCI Express x 2
    • PCI x 2
    • Serial-ATA x 6
    • IDE x 2
    • IEEE 1394b – Firewire x 2
    • USB x 10
    • Gigabit LAN x 1
    • 5.1 Sound Card
  • Graphics Card: Gigabyte 6600GT – click here
    • Silent Pipe II
    • 256MB DDR2
    • HDTV Out
  • Processor: Intel
    • Pentium 4
    • 3.4 GHz
    • Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Power Supply: Ultra X-Finity – click here
    • 500W Black – Mirror Finish
    • 1 x 20/24 Pin Motherboard Connector
    • 1 x 4 Pin +12V Motherboard Connector
    • 8 x 4 Pin Molex Connectors
    • 2 x 4 Pin Floppy Power Connectors
    • 2 x PCI Express Connectors
    • 4 x SATA Connectors
    • 1 x 8 Pin EPS Connector
  • RAM: GeIL
    • 512mb DDR2
    • 512mb DDR2
    • Total 1GB
  • Wireless
    • Netgear 802.11g/b RangeMax PCI Network Card
    • D-Link Indoor Directional Antenna – ANT24-0600
      • 2.4GHz
      • 6dBi
  • Case: Silverstone LC17 HTPC – click here
    • Black
    • Standard ATX
    • 5.25″ x2
    • 3.5″ x1
    • Cooling
      • Rear: 2 x 80mm Quad-Red LED Fan, 2500rpm, 27.4dBA
      • Front: 1 x 80mm exhaust fan, 2050rpm, 21dBA
      • Side: 1 x 80mm Slim-Line, 2500rpm, 25dBA
  • Hard Disk, Optical Drives & Card Readers
    • Maxtor 40GB ATA HDD – System Drive
    • Seagate 250GB ATA HDD – Video, Downloads, Data etc…
    • Seagate 300GB SATA HDD – Music
    • Lite-On DVD+-R/RW/RAM Dual-Layer
    • Imation DVD+-R/RW Single-Layer
    • Internal 3.5″ Card Reader – Black – click here
      • Memory Stick Pro Duo
      • Compact Flash
      • Micro Drive Card
      • Secure Digital
      • Mini Secure Digital
      • Multi Media Card
      • xD Picture Card
      • Smart Media
      • USB Port
      • 1394 Firewire
      • Headphone Jack
      • Microphone Jack

hard disk’s suck

No much to report this time around (yet again).

First off i would like to apologise to abs, sorry if i offended you with my last blog entry, that wasnt my intention at all..

…next the hard disk my mate sent back from Germany keeps friggen failing on me “Delayed Write Failure” grrrrrrrrr!!! so i have to now go back to ash’s for the 3rd time and get his music yet again! the things i do for friends, the hdd isn’t even mine! its Klaus’s and is to be sent back to germany to him once i have finished with it. shouldnt be too long now, it was supposed to be back in his hands last month, but due to matters outta my hands “Failures!!” it has taken longer than expected! oh well life goes on…

Got a fair few parties this month, one on friday nite at moni’s house, should be sweet, and then ash’s birthday this weekend also (nothing planned as yet) my mate Michelle is having her 21st next friday, with the sat being 6months wid my girlfriend tegan…shit 6months already!?!?! ๐Ÿ™‚ after that i have my cousin sarah’s 18th, then my parents go away at the end of the month!! And in between all the partying i have to fit work in, and managing my music collection, i have made some changes so i have to give the collection a major re-working, fun fun fun….