Today marks a pretty big milestone for me as I have been reaching my goal of walking 6,000 steps a day for 100 days in a row, usually beating that goal by a few hundred to a few thousand steps. It’s a small achievement but an achievement nonetheless.
Ever wanted to check out your ClickBank accounts on the go? If so, you probably know what a pain in the ass it is, especially if you try to access multiple accounts. There is a new iPhone app available in the App Store called CB Stats that will allow you to check multiple ClickBank accounts in no time. It’s good, it’s fast, and it does exactly what it’s supposed to. But there’s still a few features missing.
A little over 2 years ago, I started a website called iPod Media Selection on which I wanted to sell iPod softwares through affiliate programs. It did pretty well for a while because I was marketing the hell out of it, mostly by spamming forums and blogs. I soon got tired of playing the cat and mouse game with forums so I completely stopped marketing it. Then came the iPhone…
How To Unlock Your iPhone 3G
For those of you that are not on top of what’s happening in the iPhone community, the Dev Team, the preeminent group of iPhone hackers, just released Yellow Sn0w, a software unlocking tool that can be run directly from the iPhone.
Yellow Sn0w is ridiculously easy to use, assuming you’re already on a jailbroken iPhone. If you’re interested in unlocking your iPhone so it can run on any cellphone carrier, then hop over to my iPhone blog where I wrote a post about how to unlock the iPhone 3G.
iPhone 2.2 Firmware Jailbreak/Unlock
Last Friday, Apple updated the iPhone firmware to 2.2, fixing a bunch of security holes and adding a few more features such as direct podcast download, Google street view and more… As usual when a firmware update comes out, I recommended to jailbreakers to wait for the GO from the Dev Team to upgrade. At the time, I also forsaw that it would take just a few days to the Dev Team to come up with a jailbreak method.
Well, it took about 24 hours for our favorite iPhone hackers to release updated versions of QuickPwn and PwnageTool, making firmware 2.2 jailbreakable again.
So I wrote a few tutorials over at my iPhone blog on how to do this. If you have any interest in dowbgrading, jailbreaking, or unlocking your iPhone, check any of these links:
For those of you who don’t know yet, I operate an iPhone blog that’s getting quite some attention lately. We average between 8,000 and 10,000 visits per day and I had to hire 2 co-bloggers (Alicia and Cody) to help me satisfy our readers’ hunger for iPhone news, tips, hacks and cracks.
I got in touch with the AllTop.com team to help them put together the iPhone page. I sent them a list of the best iPhone websites and resources out there. Obviously, they also included the iPhone Download Blog on their page.
It’s nice to be able to participate in the iPhone community and to make it better, little by little. If you go to the AllTop iPhone page, you will see that my blog is right at the top, in second position, which gives me PR5 links to 5 of my most recent posts as well as a link to the homepage. That’s some solid SEO juice!
Next step is to get my company’s franchising blog on AllTop but I’m going to wait a few weeks since we just launched the blog a few days ago and it doesn’t have much content.
Google Earth (or similar) for the iPhone
Earthcape developed a native version of Google Earth for your favorite phone/mp3 player/email/map/internet device (talking about the iPhone here!).
The demo (see video below) is of a mobile application in development that puts virtual earth software on the iPhone. The app runs locally on the phone, so you will have to download updated geo-spatial information over WiFi or 3G, which would take a ton of bandwidth and effect performance.
TechCrunch reports that:
What you see in the video is not Google Earth, although it looks very similar. Earthscape has created its own virtual earth program that it describes as a social geobrowser. As with Google Earth, it allows you to tag places with text, photos, restaurant reviews, and Wikipedia articles. It also lets you see different image overlays of the same spot during different seasons and different times in history.
The software is available only in private beta (sign up here).
The new iPhone is an “electric computer”
By analyzing thousands of U.S. customs records for Apple Computer, employees of the search engine for container shipment data ImportGenius.com identified a major spike in imports generated by a new product type.
â€œThey have never before reported this product on their customs declarations,â€ says Ryan Petersen of ImportGenius.com. â€œThe fact that they are importing millions of units, combined with dwindling stocks of the first generation of iPhones, clearly supports the Citi analysts predictions.â€
On March 19 Quanta delivered ocean containers of merchandise, described on the Bills of Lading as â€œelectric computers,â€ to Apple, Inc. Neither Apple, Quanta, nor any other company has ever used this product description for any shipments to the U.S.
The advanced features of the iPhone make it perfectly legitimate for Apple to declare the products as computers, rather than telephones.
This unusual large shipment of 188 containers could well be our new iPhones…
3G iPhone launch date confirmed for June 9
Want to listen your favorite radio station on your iPhone? well, you’re gonna have to wait until Apple adds a built-in FM radio to it…
However, while you’re waiting, you may want to check out FlyTunes.
FlyTunes is a free service that gives you portable music and talk radio thatâ€™s better than Satellite radio, easy to use, and works on the iPhone.
FlyTunes has over 375 unique channels of music, news, & sports that you can listen to and watch anywhere. Most FlyTunes channels work on the EDGE network, so you can listen even when thereâ€™s no WiFi around.
It is very fast to start the streaming and no hiccup so far…