Posts tagged "experimenting"

Apple Experimenting With Batteries Capable of Only Needing a Monthly Charge?

Recent patents reveal how Apple may have made increasing a device’s total battery life one of its top priorities. Any improvement would be a good thing, but there is a chance that we may see an iPhone sometime in the next few years or possibly even months with a battery

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Things We Like: Phone-O-Scope Adapter Lets You Use SLR Lenses on an iPhone

Ever taken a look at your digital SLR and wondered if your iPhone might be a tiny bit jealous of its ability to swap lenses? If so, photography hack extraordinaire Bhautik Joshi has exactly what you need. He's essentially taken an iPhone case and added an SLR lens coupler to it. From there you just slip your iPhone into the case, attach your favorite lens, and bingo — wacky iPhone photography can commence.

The resulting photos are a little more lomographic than a regular iPhone picture would be, but it's pretty cool. Just imagine attaching a big-ass lens to this thing. Cool; yes. Practical; who cares. Check it out!

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Icy Mod Installer Updated To 1.4.1, Adds 3.0 Compatability

The team at Ripdev has updated their iPhone theme installer Icy to version 1.4.1, adding several updates focusing on OS 3.0 compatability. The new version of Icy can be downloaded and installed for free using either Cydia with the http://apt.ripdev.com source or in Installer under the System category. You can learn more about Icy here. Full changes list after the break.

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iPhone Hacking: Enable Japanese Emoticons (AKA Emojicons) [Updated with simpler method]

Last week's 2.2 software update included quite a few goodies for most iPhone owners, but one in particular is only available to those in Japan. Unbeknownst to most of us in the States, Apple's added emojicons (or Japanese emoticons), although they're only available to customers in Japan. Thankfully Steven Troughton-Smith has figured out that a simple property list edit is all that's required. For the full instructions, read on. You'll need a jailbroken iPhone and enough knowledge to grab the correct file, edit it properly, and put it back without pulling your hair out.

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Camera Mod Takes Close-Up Pictures

Like most cameraphones, the camera used in the iPhone is a simple 2-megapixel one. As we've explained in the past, it has the advantage of being small, since it can take decent pictures in broader light conditions and without zooming. On the downside, that means it can't zoom. One user decided to do something about it, and modded his camera to take close-up macro shots using no external add-ons.

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iPhone 2G Modded With Glowing Logo

I've been an avid MacBook Pro user and fan for some time, so this is probably one of my favorite mods yet. A group of Russian iPhone modders were apparently not satisfied with the iPhone's shiny chrome Apple logo, and decided to modify an iPhone 2G's back case to make the Apple logo glow, and pretty darn bright , too.

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