The Apple Daily - Daily Apple News, iPhone News, Jailbreak Tutorials, Cydia Apps, Mac News. - Part 38

Free App to Use iPhone as Modem

There’s have been quite a few ways to use your iPhone as a Modem. Earlier methods were cumbersome and too complex for normal users.

Then came an easier way, an app called NetShare was launched which made things very easy.

I had also posted a Tutorial to Use your iPhone as Modem via the NetShare Application.

But NetShare was not a free application. An alternative to NetShare has just been released and is now available via Cydia !

The Application is named simply as “iPhone Modem” and promises to tether your iPhone within just 10 seconds !

I haven’t personally tried it yet, but from what I heard it works just as advertised and easy to use !

Get it now from Cydia.

About those wondering what Cydia is, Cydia is a AppStore like Application. You need to JailBreak your iPhone.

Download iPhone 2.1 Firmware

As promised, Apple has released the iPhone 2.1 Firmware Update today. This updates comes with many new bug fixes and enhancements. Some of which include Improved Calls, Application Stability and also Enhanced Security among others !

Interestingly this time Apple has provided a sorf of Official Changelog ! Check it out :

Download the iPhone 2.1 Firmware via iTunes 8 OR Follow this Direct Link to Download the Update.

iPhone 2.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 2.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw

Firmware 2.1 Wipes Data after 10 Incorrect Password Inputs

A major security Flaw in the iPhone was discovered a few weeks ago. This flaw bypassed the Lock and allowed access to Users private data. A workaround to fix that was posted here.

Apple has hence beefed up the Security in the new 2.1 Firmware and now provides a more secure option which Wipes all your Data if Incorrect Password is given 10 times in a row.

Check the ScreenShot below :

This option is currently available in the iPod 2.1 Firmware and I’m sure that it will be available in the iPhone 2.1 Firmware too.

iPod Touch v2 and iPod Nano 4G Box Shots

Along with the launch of the new iPods, Apple has also revamped its boxing and packaging style and now offers the iPods in a transparent plastic brick. This new minimalistic design does look pretty neat.

Check out some pics below : (Courtesy : EnGadget)

iPod Touch v2 :

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iPod Touch v2 Guided Tour and Ad (Video)

Apple has released a new Video to coincide with the Launch of its new iPod Touch. Apple has concentrated more on the Portable Gaming factor of the iPod. The “Funny” factor is specially highlighted as Apple calls it the Funniest iPod Ever.

The AD hence showcases a lot of games which include Moto Racer, Monkey Ball, Tap Tap Evolution among a few other top games. Check out the Video Below :

iTunes 8 : Review and Impressions

iTunes 8 was released yesterday at Apple’s Lets Rock Event. iTunes 8 is the first ever major Version upgrade this year. There’s have been countless iTunes 7.xx iterations.

iTunes 8 offers some major upgrades and some pretty interesting features.

Some Major Changes and Improvements iTunes 8 offers are :

1. Grid View :

As the name suggests, this view shows all your Music and Videos organized in form of a Grid. This indeed looks pretty amazing as seen in the screenshot below. The Media can be grouped by Albums, Artists, Genres or Composers. The Album Art Size can be adjusted via the Slider at the top right, using this the no of objects per line can be adjusted.

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iPod Touch v2 and iPod Nano 4G Released

Apple’s Lets Rock Event took place yesterday and as Kevin Rose had suggested the New iPod Nano 4G and iPod Touch v2 were launched along with iTunes 8 and Firmware 2.1 Announcement.

iPod Touch v2 :

New Changes that iPod Touch v2 brings :
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Download iPod Touch 2.1 Firmware

iPod Touch 2.1 Firmware is now available for Download !

To download iPod Touch 2.1 : Click Here

There are no detailed Changelogs as of yet. But Steve Jobs says that this is a big update and it fixes a lot of bugs. These “bugs” were to be fixed with battery life improvements, a fix for app crashes, faster back ups and fewer dropped calls.

Although this was said referring to the iPhone 2.1 Update, changes such as imporved battery life, improved Application Stability and less crashes should apply for the iPod Touch as well.

To download other iPhone/iPod Firmwares follow this link !