[FaceDialer on iTunes] FaceDialer lets users create speed dial icons for their homescreens to call, sms or mail favorite contacts via one single touch! The new release adds the handy feature to add icons for FaceTime contacts directly to the homescreen. FaceDialer 1.1 also adds support for iPod touch devices. FaceDialer features an intuitive and […]

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admin on January 18th, 2010

UICallOutView is a private class in UIKit that produces “annotation views” as pictured on the left. These can be very useful (even outside MapKit). Unfortunately as UICallOutView is private Apple rejects applications using this class. Searching for a replacement I found this thread on stackoverflow. Ed Anuff programmed a nice replacement class that is free […]

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I ran into a pesky problem after I installed the iPhone SDK (before that I installed XCode 3.2 from the Installer DVD) under Snow Leopard: My iPhone/iPod Touch was neither detected by Xcode nor by iTunes anymore. It seems that the iPhone SDK for Snow Leopard (downloadable at developer.apple.com/iphone and released in June 2009) installs […]

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[See Demo] [eCurrency on iTunes] eCurrency is an intuitive, easy-to-user currency converter providing up-to-date exchange rate information. The ideal accompaniment for overseas travel and shopping, as well as business trips abroad. Features: Appealing, easy-to-use interface All major functionalities in one screen Designated keypad for fast number entry Reverse currency conversion with one touch Reliable functionality: […]

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admin on March 10th, 2009

While developing an iPhone App I ran accross Pinch Media. This company is offering free “application usage statistic tools” for iPhone developers. All you have to do is register and integrate a library provided by Pinch Media into your iPhone app and you get live statistics of your application’s usage (sorted by country, time of […]

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The just released 2.0.2 firmware update seems to improve the 3G reception for iphone 3G owners. But what does it bring to the iPhone 2G?   Some things I found out so far: It seems to be a bit more snappy (lag in typing and adressbook scrolling is less) The build-number is 5C1 The baseband […]

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While you could already disable backups completly using DisableBackup 1.0 (or the some terminal commands) and iTunes 7.7, the updated iTunes 7.7.1 includes more  hidden options to configure the behavior of the iTunes Backup proccess. With iTunes 7.7.1 a hidden option was introduced to disable only automatic backups. Using the context menu for your device (as […]

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Disabling the slow iTunes Backup on Windows is a little more tricky, but it works. First of all close ITunes and then follow these steps: Locate your iTunesPrefs.xml file. It’s usually located in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes or C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes. Hint: If the folder Application Data does not show up, […]

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For those of you not familiar with the terminal I wrote a simple application, that lets you disable and enable backups for the iPhone/ipod touch with a single mouse click. Download DisableBackup Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher   This only works on the mac. Windows Users click here. Tweet This Post Send Gmail Ping […]

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admin on July 26th, 2008

If you have installed a lot of applications on your iPhone, the backup can take forever. Itunes does not back the application data only, but the whole application binary everytime. To disable the slow back up type defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true in the terminal. If you want to enable it again type: defaults […]

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