www.iJailbreak.com is My New Home

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Well, I haven’t been here in a while! As you know I kinda put Green Candy on the back shelf, while I worked on a few other sites. I’ve been writing over at www.iEvolution.ca, for a while, as well as www.iPhoneinCanada.ca, www.iPadinCanada.ca, and even did a short stint at www.RedmondPie.com.

Well, on to yet another venture. The founder of iEvolution has acquired www.iJailbreak.com, and this is where I will be writing all me jailbreak posts, from now on. The site has been launched for about a week, and it’s already off to an amazing start. Hope you all join me there.

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Check me out, being a Nerd on CBC

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I went down to Seattle for the launch of the Apple iPad, and while waiting in line I did a short interview with Nancy Wilson, on CBC, over Skype, from my MacBook.

Steve Jobs Bluntly Says, “No”, to Tethering on the iPad

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There have been few few reports around the web today saying Steve Jobs replied to someone who sent him an email, asking about tethering, with the iPad. His answer, simply, was No.

Here’s the email that was sent, according to iEvolution:

I’ll keep it short.

I’m Jezper from Sweden, a long time Apple fan, currently about to replace the very last computer at home with a brand spanking new iMac i7. I’m also awaiting the release of the iPad. However, I have one question:

Will the wifi-only version somehow support tethering thru my iPhone?

Two devices, based on the same OS, with already built-in technology to share one data plan suggests a secondary contract could possibly be redundant.

From the look of your keynote, where the iPad sits well between my MacBook Pro and my iPhone, I was hoping the three of them could interact as seamless as possible.

All the best,
Jezper Söderlund

…and Mr. Jobs reply:

No.

Sent from my iPhone

This makes me laugh! I still have questions, though. Does this mean I cannot connect on my iPad, from my iPhone, or the other way around? Ideally, I would like to just buy the WiFi iPad, and use the data I already pay for on my iPhone. Jailbroken iPhone owners will have no trouble with apps like MyWi, available in Cydia, which turns your iPhone into a WiFi hotspot.

Less than a month until some lucky folks get their hands on the new device. Then we’ll really see what the thing can do!

Apple’s iPad Launch Date Announced: April 3rd, in US

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I woke up this morning, and start visiting a few sites that I usually do, but when I get to Apple.com, something looks a little different. My eyes are still blurry from waking up, so I rub them and refocus. Something is different! There is a launch date for the iPad!!

Looks like Apple’s latest device will officially launch, in the US, on April 3rd, with pre-orders beginning March 12th. This is just the WiFi model. The WiFi+3G model does not have an official date yet, but will be available later in April.

No official date for Canada, yet, but Apple has given “late April”, as the expected time of release. Hopefully, Canadians will be able to pre-order, as well.

Pre-orders can be done at the online store, or you can reserve an iPad for pick up, from an Apple Retail Store.

Gelaskins Announces Official Marvel Comic Skins

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Gelaskins have been have been a major player in the portable device “skin” market, for a while now. Today, they are introducing official Marvel Comics licsensed skins!

They have numerous Marvel designs for a lot of the devices they cover, from Spider-Man, Iron Man, and X-men, and more. The designs are brilliant, high resolution images, some taken direct from some of the most classic and iconic issues ever released.

If you’re a comic book addict, then you have to get one of these. I’m not much into comics anymore, but I used to read all the oldies. I just ordered this skin for my MacBook:

The Marvel Gelaskins range in price from $14.95 to $29.95, depending on what device you want to cover.

Final Fantasy I and II Released for iPhone

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Square Enix has released their iPhone ports of their classic games, Final Fantasy 1 and 2.

“Initially released in Japan in 1987, the original FINAL FANTASY amazed audiences with its rich story and stunning graphics.

Players guide the Warriors of Light as they set out on a quest to restore the crystals to their former luster. Its side view battles, choice and promotion of character classes, and sprawling world explored with fantastic vehicles quickly became standards of the series. This game set the stage for all FINAL FANTASY games to come.

This edition also contains the bonus dungeons added to later editions of the game–the Soul of Chaos and the Labyrinth of Time.”

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“The highly anticipated follow-up to the original FINAL FANTASY, released in Japan in 1988.

FINAL FANTASY II features the bitter and beautiful tale of four war-orphaned heroes who become embroiled in the conflict between the hostile Empire of Palamecia and the rebel resistance. Eschewing conventional leveling for a proficiency system that allows players to tailor their characters’ growth, and incorporating a key term memory system that makes dialogue integral to gameplay, this game sparked the spirit of innovation for which the series has become known.

This edition also contains the bonus dungeons added to later editions of the game–the Soul of Rebirth and the Arcane Labyrinth.”

I have only played a few minutes of Final Fantasy I, but I will say, this looks like a nice port of this iconic video game. I can’t wait to play it more. I made a quick video, so you can see some of the gameplay.

Gull1hack Confirmed Fake

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The supposed Gull1hack team released their jailbreak tool, that was, apparently, supposed to jailbreak all Apple touch devices, on OS 3.1.3, on all bootroms. It turns out the whole thing was a fake, according to this message you receive, upon running the program:

Seems it was just some smart ass kid trying to prove a point. This program has nothing to do with jailbreaking any Apple touch device.

So, to repeat, this jailbreak is a fake. DO NOT update to OS 3.1.3 in iTunes, if you don’t have to.

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