iPhone Home Screen Layout

I have far too many apps, And organizing them is a pain. Currently if you want to start from scratch there is an option in:

Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout

However this setting simply resets the default Apple apps on the first screen to the way a new iPhone would be and then arranges all other apps alphabetically starting on page 2.

This is pretty much useless. And would only take a small change to make it worlds more useful.

My thoughts is instead to keep the reset action the same for the first page. but then toss all apps into folders Alphebeticly based on the application’s category in teh App store.

  • Books
  • Business
  • Catalogs
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Food & Drink
  • Games

And so on…

Then, place all apps in each category Alphbeticly in each folder. if you fill up a folder you make another Games, Games 2, Games 3, etc. This would make organizing apps on the iphone so much easier. Thoughts?

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limera1n verified on 4.1

Verified limera1n Jailbreak works with iOS 4.1 today, I’ve been running 4.0.1 for some time, and I decided tonight to upgrade to 4.1 to get HDR Photographs and GameCenter on my device.  I was a tad worried about trying the upgrade but fairly confident I could revert to 4.0.1 since I took the time to store my SHSH keys with Cydia (http://www.saurik.com/).

So if your currently running 4.1 on your iPhone and want to jailbreak it for any reason at all feel free to use limera1n (http://limera1n.com/). Its extreamly easy to use simply run the application plug in your phone and click the “Make it rain” button. then follow the instructions on the app until it tells you its finished.

After the app tells you its done, your iPhone will be off. Turn it back on, and run the limera1n app, you can then install Cydia and uninstall limera1n from your iPhone. Happy Iphone hacking =)

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EPICWIN! – Level up your life.

In my experience I’ve found one small problem with to do applications on the iPhone. At least for me I never actually use it. and since I never open it I forget about things I need to get done. Epic Win ($2.99) fixes that, it combines your to do list with RPG style gameplay. When you add a new item to your to do list you can assign it an XP value to reward you with when you complete that item. Gaining XP causes your character to level up and gain loot. Thus encouraging you to actually work at doing the things on your list of items to do.

Check out the Epic Win Pre-Release Trailer

I have to admit I think its highly worth the $3 price tag. This little app will be sure to remind you to take out trash, Send that Birthday card and visit the Gym on a regular basis. With Epic win you get to watch your avatars stats develop based on your real life actions.

Every time you complete a task from your task lice you move forward on the quest map, every location will uncover new rare items.

Give Epic Win a try today, and start Leveling up your life!

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Using Secure Passwords.

Everyone has to use them; they protect our privacy so when it comes to something that grants access to things like bank accounts and private files why risk it?

Working in the IT field I can’t tell you how often I see passwords such as “123456” or “Password1” when a good password should never be a sequence of numbers or something based on a word found in the dictionary.

In fact when the application developer RockYou’s login credentials were left exposed because of a SQL injection bug  in RockYou’s website the top 10 passwords  used were listed as the following:

  1. 123456
  2. 12345
  3. 123456789
  4. Password
  5. iloveyou
  6. princess
  7. rockyou
  8. 1234567
  9. 12345678
  10. abc123

A good password should be something along the lines of “7ufebuHU” hard to remember? Yes it is but its also hard to guess and not going to be cracked in a dictionary based attack. If you really hate remembering passwords grab some kind of password database application, never settle for storing your passwords in a text or word document. I personally use 1Password (Mac Only) at home because it offers the ability to sync with the 1Password companion app on the iPhone. It also stores my passwords using AES the same encryption algorithm used as the national standard in the United States, 1Password uses 128-bit keys to encrypt your passwords. Which basically means it would take years to decrypt your data using a brute force attack, negate this altogether by changing your master password every few months.

If you don’t want to fork out any cash for a good password database, then check out KeePass which is a free alternative, which also offers encryption. A nice future the KeePass team came up with, if you don’t want to even remember the one password to decrypt your password database is the use of keyfiles, you can toss the keyfile on a flash drive and keep it with you while leaving the password database one your computer, to decrypt the database to retrieve your passwords simply plug in the flash drive and point the KeePass application at the keyfile.

With both of the above applications you can copy the passwords directly to your clipboard to paste in whatever application you need, and both also have the ability to clear your clipboard after a set number of seconds. KeePass even has the ability to automatically clear the clipboard as soon as you paste it.

So now if you’re going to store everything in the password there is no need to keep them simple, both programs offer you the ability to generate random passwords. If you don’t have ether application handy and need to generate a password, you can use a nifty tool up at the PC tools page to generate up to 50 passwords all at once.

The moral of the posts is that by making a little effort at using a secure password makes a big difference at keeping prying eyes out of your private information.

Also as a final note, looks like 1Password has already made plans and released Mockups for the iPad Interface =) I’m looking foward to that release.

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iPhone OS 3.0?

If you’be been up all night mashing F5 (on your PC, since its useless on the mac for refresh) you can stop. All the research I’ve done points toward the actual Release being around 10AM PST (1PM EST).

Want a quick trick to keep an eye on what versions are available? ok this tip takes advantage of geektool, what? never heard of it… What kinda geek are you, no don’t try to expain just go get it now! http://projects.tynsoe.org/en/geektool/

shell

In case your wondering:

GeekTool is a PrefPane (System Preferences module) for Panther or Tiger to show system logs, unix commands output, or images (i.e. from the internet) on your desktop (or even in front of all windows).

Use File mode to monitor MacOS X activity with /var/tmp/console.log or /var/log/system.log, or Shell mode to launch custom scripts or commands like “df” to check space left on filesystems, “uptime” to monitor load of your machine… FInally, Image mode helps you monitor bandwith usage, CPU loads, memory availability of your server, via tools like MRTG or RRD.

Ok, once you have it installed head over to the PrefPane and hit the New Entry button then select Shell from the drop-down, enter the following text

curl -sL http://phobos.apple.com/version | grep -i restore | grep _3 | sed ‘s/[[:cntrl:]]//g’

Lets break this down incase your wondering. Curl grabs the latest version of http://phobos.apple.com/version, the -s option tells curl to be quite and not show the progress while -L option simply tells curl that if the page has moved to a different location (indicated with a Location: header and a 3XX response code) to go ahead and retry the action with the new location.

Next we parse that page with 2 grep searches the first one for all lines with the word restore in it. and then we search those results for all lines that have an _3 (for the 3.0 software).

Finally the sed command simply cleans the finished product a bit by removing any white space or tabs from the results

Font

ok your final task is to hit the colors and Font button and adjust them to something thats readable against your background.

and heres your final result,

iPhone OS

And finally for a quick explanation of what your looking at. the model number indicates which hardware unit has downloadable firmware, as of right now only 2,1 has firmware to be downloaded, 2,1 being the new 3Gs, please do not download this firmware and try to install it on your 3G it will not work, once you see 1,1 (First gen) and 1,2 (3G) in the results you know the firmware is available. (yes the 3G is a revision of the first gen) the default settings have geek took update every 10 seconds so just keep an eye on your desktop and you’ll see it as soon as its ready =)

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