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I, too, remember that one. Also, hi. 813 Views / 24 Replies  
I, too, remember that one.


Also, hi.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Aug 25, 2008 at 08:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ive never heard of GSM interference affecting LCD... 1,261 Views / 5 Replies  
Ive never heard of GSM interference affecting LCD monitors. They're typically shielded well enough to reject most EMI.

If possible, see if any other GSM phones (from ATT and T-Mobile in the US)...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Dec 3, 2007 at 02:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sorry, no offense was intended. If I came off... 652 Views / 9 Replies  
Sorry, no offense was intended. If I came off aggressively, it's because I honestly misunderstood your tone and the events. Apologies.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Nov 21, 2007 at 10:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes, you probably should have called apple to... 652 Views / 9 Replies  
Yes, you probably should have called apple to tell them the loaner was rough. Do not assume that the peon stuffing things into boxes is paying attention or even cares.

Also, something smells...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Nov 21, 2007 at 06:41 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's quite possible that AT&T simply has poor... 1,204 Views / 10 Replies  
It's quite possible that AT&T simply has poor coverage where your girlfriend is, or that her building is blocking/interfering with GSM signals (CDMA tends to perform better indoors).
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Nov 21, 2007 at 10:17 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't know how I feel about a number that's... 809 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't know how I feel about a number that's engraved on the back of my phone, and already sent along the network with every GSM transaction, being used in a web query.

Look, all we know for...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Nov 19, 2007 at 11:06 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
FYI, The only published security fix is the... 1,686 Views / 24 Replies  
FYI, The only published security fix is the libtiff patch. It's possible there are others, but I think Apple only publishes vulnerability patches with CVE numbers.



Not I, try restoring your...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Nov 13, 2007 at 08:59 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Nice, but I'm at work, and I don't wanna restore... 1,686 Views / 24 Replies  
Nice, but I'm at work, and I don't wanna restore and lose all my music on it. I'll just wait 'till I get home.

(and the size of the iPhone with FW in it would make you wish it wasn't there ;) )
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Nov 9, 2007 at 12:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
IIRC, it's some of the chemicals in the battery... 882 Views / 5 Replies  
IIRC, it's some of the chemicals in the battery reacting with the air.

I'd say it's lithium oxide, but lithium oxide is white. :P May also be a silicon compound of some sort.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Nov 9, 2007 at 08:46 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Also, iTunes will set the Album's artwork to be... 1,087 Views / 4 Replies  
Also, iTunes will set the Album's artwork to be the artwork of first song with art on that album.* If you download art from iTunes, it stores it in a separate database and only references it from...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Nov 8, 2007 at 10:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
50% now I'm hungry. 941 Views / 10 Replies  
50%




now I'm hungry.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Nov 6, 2007 at 09:23 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No, I mean login. It is the default policy on... 1,604 Views / 7 Replies  
No, I mean login. It is the default policy on Mac OS X that root login is completely disabled, and the only way to escalate to root privileges is through a program suid 0, such as sudo. No password...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 30, 2007 at 11:44 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
bigger question: Why is there a root login at... 1,604 Views / 7 Replies  
bigger question: Why is there a root login at all?
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 29, 2007 at 11:49 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
yes, but only while roaming. 530 Views / 7 Replies  
yes, but only while roaming.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 23, 2007 at 12:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't know about you, but that's how I've... 1,613 Views / 38 Replies  
I don't know about you, but that's how I've always run all of my machines, and I've never been hac^$#NO CARRIER
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 18, 2007 at 10:14 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
ghporter, I hate to do this to 'ya, man... and... 357 Views / 2 Replies  
ghporter, I hate to do this to 'ya, man... and it's partly the poster's fault for a less than adequate topic, but...
...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 18, 2007 at 08:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Actually, a native remote-control app for iTunes... 1,613 Views / 38 Replies  
Actually, a native remote-control app for iTunes would be flippin sweet......
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 17, 2007 at 03:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's been known since the first iPhone security... 597 Views / 1 Replies  
It's been known since the first iPhone security analysis, and it's what ultimately enables all these hacks on the phone.

My guess is that since Apple didn't intend on 3rd party apps to be running...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 17, 2007 at 01:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Excellent.... most excellent.... I wonder... 1,613 Views / 38 Replies  
Excellent.... most excellent....

I wonder how the implementation will look though.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 17, 2007 at 01:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Google maps has routing on it, but no support for... 488 Views / 4 Replies  
Google maps has routing on it, but no support for GPS.

Personally, it's great for me; I almost always know where I am and just need directions on how to get somewhere. But, if you need GPS...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 15, 2007 at 11:42 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
To be fair, there's been no evidence that Apple... 881 Views / 18 Replies  
To be fair, there's been no evidence that Apple was intentionally bricking phones with the 1.1.1 update. If you're phone's been restored, it needs to be reactivated. That cannot happen without an...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 10, 2007 at 12:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, IIRC: The original jailbreak worked by... 881 Views / 18 Replies  
Well, IIRC:

The original jailbreak worked by halting the restore process, thereby obtaining full r/w access to the filesystem. This doesn't work anymore because the file system is...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:50 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This relies on the TIFF exploit. It will be... 881 Views / 18 Replies  
This relies on the TIFF exploit. It will be broken in the next security update.

This may be an important step in finding a more permanent solution, but by itself isn't really praiseworthy.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:13 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've heard, and I'll try to find the source, that... 1,370 Views / 16 Replies  
I've heard, and I'll try to find the source, that the iPhone has a higher signal threshold to display a network as available than is typical.




GAH! The iPhone would seize up under that load!
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 10, 2007 at 09:51 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
also: Apple - iPhone - Feedback... 788 Views / 16 Replies  
also: Apple - iPhone - Feedback (http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html)
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 9, 2007 at 09:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I do not expect this kind of change anytime in... 788 Views / 16 Replies  
I do not expect this kind of change anytime in the near future. Apple has yet to allow canceling a SMS being sent, or sending a SMS with multiple recipients.

I just rattled a possible UI method...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 9, 2007 at 01:40 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
True, but that's not particularly helpful when... 788 Views / 16 Replies  
True, but that's not particularly helpful when trying to queue more than one message.

I really don't see why the iPhone can't just queue the message, and give some form of feedback in the message...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 9, 2007 at 01:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, these "iPhone Dev Team" (honestly? the... 594 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, these "iPhone Dev Team" (honestly? the hubris...) folks aren't the only ones probing around the iPhone for security flaws, so there's no certainty that keeping mum would save them any grief. ...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 9, 2007 at 09:39 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
As long as they don't come out with a software... 457 Views / 13 Replies  
As long as they don't come out with a software update that turns my ARM into an Intel... :rolleyes:

3rd party apps will be broken 15 times before then. Then fixed. Then broken again. Then...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 9, 2007 at 06:51 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If it's not being promoted, it's probably because... 787 Views / 14 Replies  
If it's not being promoted, it's probably because it doesn't need promotion.

Apple's not going to waste money on advertising if the potential added sales aren't worth it.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 5, 2007 at 02:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, apparently you can force a downgrade to... 1,635 Views / 19 Replies  
Well, apparently you can force a downgrade to 1.0.2, but I donno if the unlock still works.

I doubt they'll be an unlock for 1.1.1 and later, as the method relied on a security hole in the system...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 4, 2007 at 10:46 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The Apple Store (U.S.) - iPod Radio Remote... 1,623 Views / 37 Replies  
The Apple Store (U.S.) - iPod Radio Remote (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=6E4139CD&fnode=home/shop_ipod/ipod_accessories/extras&nplm=MA070G/C)

Not...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 3, 2007 at 01:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
conceivably, Apple could add A2DP and other... 14,291 Views / 45 Replies  
conceivably, Apple could add A2DP and other profiles... at their whim, of course.

Assuming that the board even has a BT controller chip, which is still a matter of complete speculation.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 1, 2007 at 09:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Touche, drfun... touche.... 22,748 Views / 16 Replies  
Touche, drfun... touche....
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 1, 2007 at 04:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
presumably, it's these: The Apple Store (U.S.) -... 22,748 Views / 16 Replies  
presumably, it's these: The Apple Store (U.S.) - Apple Component AV Cable...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 1, 2007 at 11:01 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Quoted because he's right. The new video... 22,748 Views / 16 Replies  
Quoted because he's right.

The new video cable attaches to the dock connector and has component video out. The old style cables that fit into the headphone jack won't work, as there are simply...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Oct 1, 2007 at 08:53 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah, and I'm definitely filtering all this... 479 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, and I'm definitely filtering all this through my own experiences as a dev; for example, I can't count the number of times I've been absolutely certain some code I wrote worked correctly, yet as...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 28, 2007 at 05:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
no. 1.1.1 is locked down much tighter than... 641 Views / 1 Replies  
no. 1.1.1 is locked down much tighter than before, similar to the iPod touch. It'll be a while before anything like jailbreak works again.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 28, 2007 at 04:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I find it hard to believe they're intentionally... 479 Views / 6 Replies  
I find it hard to believe they're intentionally bricking unlocked phones. Trying to re-lock maybe, yes... but I doubt they'd intentionally brick one.

Why remove the potential for the phone to be...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 28, 2007 at 04:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, there's always the FCC... iPhone: 90... 1,219 Views / 45 Replies  
Well, there's always the FCC...

iPhone: 90 Days Later - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) (http://www.tuaw.com/2007/09/28/90-days-later/)
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 28, 2007 at 03:14 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, with a finger maybe not - but I've... 4,716 Views / 80 Replies  
Well, with a finger maybe not - but I've definitely put it into a pants pocket without locking it first, only to take it out and see my contacts page.

Not saying it wouldn't be useful, but I think...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 28, 2007 at 01:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
very true. I misread his post. though, going... 4,716 Views / 80 Replies  
very true. I misread his post. though, going to a screen where you can make a call without unlocking the phone, seems to miss the point of locking the phone.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 28, 2007 at 11:47 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Settings -> General -> Home Button -> Show iPod... 4,716 Views / 80 Replies  
Settings -> General -> Home Button -> Show iPod Controls -> On/Off
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 28, 2007 at 11:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Reports are that people who used iPhoneSIMFree... 1,635 Views / 19 Replies  
Reports are that people who used iPhoneSIMFree are able to re-activate their phones, provided they have a valid AT&T SIM card, though not re-unlock them (no jailbreak yet). I've yet to see...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 28, 2007 at 07:29 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just do the restore from the get-go. The end... 4,716 Views / 80 Replies  
Just do the restore from the get-go. The end result is the same (all apps/music wiped), but you save yourself a few steps since it doesn't even try to update the phone and just purges without...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 27, 2007 at 04:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
clearly, you need a better office. ;) 4,716 Views / 80 Replies  
clearly, you need a better office. ;)
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 27, 2007 at 02:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I just made sure I had a recent backup on my... 4,716 Views / 80 Replies  
I just made sure I had a recent backup on my office mac :D
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 27, 2007 at 02:47 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I had Installer.app on my phone, but that's it... 4,716 Views / 80 Replies  
I had Installer.app on my phone, but that's it (on AT&T's network).

Upgrade/restore went fine. No babies eaten. Happy to see iTunes Plus tracks on WiFi Music Store.
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 27, 2007 at 02:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ok, I'm gonna try and nip this one in the bud;... 693 Views / 5 Replies  
Ok, I'm gonna try and nip this one in the bud; before a whole "thing" breaks out.

Here's the deal with the update warning:

There are two different ways to modify your iPhone:


The first,...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 25, 2007 at 09:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You can join 2 (or more) tracks together when you... 518 Views / 2 Replies  
You can join 2 (or more) tracks together when you encode the album on iTunes. Pop the CD in, select the tracks you want joined, and Advanced > Join Tracks. The option is only available while...
Posted by Earth Mk. II, on Sep 25, 2007 at 05:52 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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