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The first real(!) iPhone 3GS video camera enhancer released!

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The first real iPhone 3GS video camera hack released!

I've just released the 3G S version of my previous iPhone 4-only camera hack (see http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/how-you-can-make-your-iphone-4-much-more-versatile-video-camera ; please check out the iPhone 4 manual for more info on how the GUI works. The 3G S version is only a bit different from the iPhone4 one, so, your learning curve won't be so steep as when starting from scratch.).


The tool allows for greatly increasing resolution and fine-tuning data rate (in Simple view) and fine-tune all parameters (in Advanced view).



A quick tip: terminal emulators and programmatic password changing for iOS

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Back in 2008 and 2009, I've already introduced (see THIS and THIS) MobileTerminal (by Allen Porter), a local, Cydia-based (sorry, jailbreak is required!) terminal emulator you can use for a lot of things; among other things, changing the root password from the default „alpine” to something (if you do install OpenSSH) less dangerous.



This is how you can make your iPhone 4 into a much more versatile video camera

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(Note that this article, as with most of my stuff, shows you not only how the camera can be reconfigured, but also shows you - how you can play back a YouTube video frame-by-frame; - how you can create and upload packages to your Cydia [an alternative to Apple's AppStore] repository and, last but definitely not least, gives you a full source-level explanation of the entire app that I've written to quickly switch between the different iPhone4 camera configurations. No one has released anything similar for the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 3GS [for which I'll also release a very similar utility in a few days] before!)



Coding tips: creating PNG (JPG) and QuickTime files – a benchmark video generator for iOS + OS X

UPDATE (09/12/2012): I've created two truly 1080p versions of the counter video. They're HERE (non-streaming-optimized) and HERE (optimized for streaming with Subler). The former has a H.264 level of 4.2 (the latter is 4.1) and, consequently,  can't be played in their Web browser. (Neither 4.1 nor 4.2 1080p60 can be synched to iOS devices directly. Playback from third-party apps using hardware decoding works, of course.) HERE's a 4.1-level version of the same file.



Loop Business Expo in Boston 6/1

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Phone Life magazine will be giving away free issues at the Loop Business Expo & iZone Expo on Wednesday June 1st, 2011 in Boston. If you are in the area stop by and check it out, admission is free! Below is a description for the show's organizers:

 



iOS Intelligence Party: WWDC June 6th San Francisco

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Are you attending WWDC? iPhone Life is proud to sponsor the iOS Intelligence Party, Monday June 6th, San Francisco (with iPad DJ Rana Sobhany). Stop by our table to meet iPhone Life magazine publisher and executive editor Hal Goldstein and get a free copy of our latest issue.  Below are the event details from the organizer:

If you're going to be in San Francisco on Monday, June 6th, either for WWDC or for other reasons, I'd like to invite you to the iOS Intelligence Party.

 

You can RSVP from the event web site:

http://www.smallsociety.com/wwdc11party/



App Developer Names Gone Wild!

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I hate to give publicity where it's not deserved, and thereby promote an unworthy app, but when I saw this app, and more significantly, the developer's "name", I had to write about it:

The app name: "Talking Justin Bieber"

The company name:  "All Americas Super Hot Video Games & Amazing Talking Cell Phone GPS Tracker 3D Guns Game Club Music Security Alarm Sound Board Angry HD Pics Booth Buttons App Services Company and More"



Breakdown of iPhone components: Assembled in China for US$6.50!

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Every once in a while, there’s an economics professor who manages to put together a research paper that appeals to gadget geeks and iPhone nerds.



Sneak Preview: Samurai Girl – Gaming Giant CJ E&M Calls for Beta Testers

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Calling all beta-testers! CJ E&M, the gaming behemoth behind Netmarble is preparing to launch Samurai Girl for iOS. In line with the company’s usual attention to detail and its end-user focused philosophy, CJ E&M is calling for beta-testers for this epic new game experience.



Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference

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iPhone Life is a proud sponsor of the Voices that Matter: iPhone Developers Conference in Seattle, WA. If you are in the area check it out. It promises to be a great event.  We will be giving away free issues of iPhone Life magazine. Also use our promocode below and save $100. Below are the details on the event: 

Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference

April 9-10, 2011 – Seattle, WA

www.iphonespring2011.crowdvine.com



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