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Jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3GS with Blackra1n and Blacksn0w November 3, 2009

Filed under: Apps,free stuff,iPhone,Scary stuff,tools — Geeky Chick @ 22:24
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blacksn0wWell, I did it. I jailbroke my iPhone 3GS using blackra1n (RC3) and unlocked it with geohot’s blacksn0w.

Used the super clear and concise tutorial on

Mostly seems to be working OK so far – especially Skype over 3G, using VoIPover3G, which is the main reason I took the plunge.

Plus the fact that I’ll be in the UK soon and can’t wait to see if the unlocking worked.

Only thing right now, is I don’t seem to be able to send text messages…come on, Rogers, give me a break, I’ve got unlimited texts/ MMS anyway. Jeez.

UPDATE: Text messages now working – took about 30 minutes for the Rogers network (Canada) to play nice. No more red exclamation points. Woo hoo.

Also, visual voicemail wasn’t working at first, but I called myself, left a voicemail and once it came through (about 10 minutes later) all my visual voicemail data was there.


How do you use an iPhone when it’s sub-zero outside? October 29, 2009

Filed under: iPhone,Lifestyle — Geeky Chick @ 10:45
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I love my iPhone. I love the ski resort where I live (Whistler in Canada).

But I’ve been wondering over the past couple of days, especially now the temperature has dropped and it’s started snowing,  how am I going to answer that phone when it rings and I’m, say, on a chair lift? With no exposed finger flesh to swipe to answer?

Looks like iLounge has been asking the same questions and has found a possible solution: Dots Gloves!

Dot glovesFor $15 – $20 you get an acrylic glove with special material at three of the fingertips so you can swoosh to answer that call or press to play that tune on your iPod as you’re skiing down the hill.

However, I’ve got my eye on the $25 sub-zero protection model with nylon shell and fleece lining. Apparently they’ve got drop-proof handling due to the ‘microfiber grip palm’. Here’s hoping…

Dot glove D200


iKeepass for the iPhone and iPod Touch October 28, 2009

Filed under: Apps,iPhone,tools — Geeky Chick @ 10:51
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iKeepassiKeepass, the iPhone/iPod Touch version of the free and fantastic Mac/PC personal password aggregator, was finally approved for the Apple app store last week. It’s taken me this long to mention it because it’s taken me this long to get it working.

Now it IS working so I thought I’d share a tip, offered by another user on the iKeepass blog, on how to make it work in conjunction with using your Mac.

According to the iKeePass blog, for iKeepass to function you need to:

  1. Enable the option “Web Sharing” in the Sharing Settings.
  2. Copy your KeePass database file into the directory “Sites” (it is in your user home directory).
  3. Set the server name in your iKeePass application to your ip adress, eg

However, the IP address alone is not enough. Oh no. You need to add your username to the end of the IP address. This is not made clear in KeePass’s configuration guidance.

So, using the IP address example above, enter the following – including the tilde (the ~ character) – for the server address:

Now ‘add’ your database file and ‘open’ it. Once you’ve entered your password should be up and running.

As far as the app goes, it needs copy and paste and a search function, but I guess they’re coming in a later version? And not quite sure why the icon is yellow when it is usually blue…

Buy iKeepass ($0.99) from the app store.