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  • Soviet Apple trying to keep the Iron Curtain alive

    "Chapter 2: Apple opens the App Store, an online catalog of cheap or free programs that you can download straight to the phone. Programmers all over the world write 70,000 apps for it that perform every amazing feat you can name.

    Chapter 3: One of them is Google Voice, a front end for Google’s amazing free phone-management system. Among its many features: it lets you send free text messages and make 2-cent international calls, right from the iPhone.

    Chapter 4: Apple mysteriously rejects this eminently useful app, refusing to list it in the App Store.

    Then it goes even further: it actually deletes from the App Store two similar programs called GV Mobile and Voice Central, which have been there for months. That is, Apple changes its mind retroactively — and won’t give the developers any logical explanation.

    Chapter 5: The blogosphere goes nuts. There’s only one possible reason that Apple might delete these apps: because AT&T demanded it.
    http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/06/is-google-voice-a-threat-to-att/?em

    Well, the dog can't bite the hand that feeds it.

    But not only the operators are going to lose big. Also Skype will be a lot more expansive than Google Voice or any other apps like that.

    Another question is if Google can go into the telecom business without becoming a conglomerate or falsifying the competition. Apart from the fact that for example the European Commission has left Apple do things with its OS and iphone that it would never have been accepted from Microsoft.

  • Iphone 2.0 unlocker is out - if you need it, you should hurry

    the servers are going down and on and down and.... so patience

    this is the posting

    PwnageTool 2.0.1

    Well, the response was overwhelming. :) The downloads brought down several of our servers, and some of them have yet to recover!

    It seems that some people have been having problems with our initial release, so we have PwnageTool 2.0.1 for you. It addresses the following issues:

    • It auto-finds the bl39 and bl46 files better, if they’re on your computer
    • It creates the ~/Library/iTunes/Device Support/ folder if not present, which should help with some 1600 errors people have been having.
    • Many people have reported the PwnageTool not starting up at all (the icon never stops bouncing). This issue should be resolved now.
    • The Sparkle AppCast URL is fixed in this version, so automatic updates should work for future releases.

    Because of the AppCast URL fix, we recommend that everyone who downloaded PwnageTool 2.0 get this version, if they want to stay up to date automatically.

    N.B: if PwnageTool 2.0 pwned your phone correctly the first time, you do not need to pwn again with 2.0.1.

    The file can be found on _BigBoss_’s repository, or at our friends at Hackint0sh. If you choose to download it from other mirrors, you may want to verify that the SHA1 of the file is 10b6c7dc22286e7b70c3d5a92cda7d117426fda9.