Top 10 Most Useful Free Apps for iPod Touch

Posted on the August 30th, 2008 under Editorial by

With the new 2.0 firmware and the new App Store on iTunes you can get most of the functionality that you need without jailbreaking.

The following list are the apps that I use daily and can’t live without. As an added benefit, all of these are also free apps available from the iTunes Music Store.

Privacy Series: The Right and the Expectation of Privacy on the Internet

Posted on the August 14th, 2008 under Privacy by

Do you have a right to online privacy?  Do you actually have online privacy?  Most people who use the Internet have no idea of how little privacy they actually have.  The searches you perform are not private.  These are saved by the major search engines.  The sites you visit are not private.  Your visits are recorded in the site’s log files.  The ad companies use cookies to track your interests by keeping records of your surfing habits.  No privacy there.  So do you actually have privacy on the Internet?  If you are like most people, the statements I just made will scare you or simply piss you off.


iTouch Emergency Medical Procedures Manual

Posted on the June 2nd, 2008 under Software,Technology by

The following text describes how to restore a non-responsive iTouch after a failed jailbreak attempt.

Symptoms of diseased iTouch:

  • History of failed attempts at jailbreaking
  • Non-responsive to touch
  • Displays pages of scrolling white text before hanging
  • Only displays black screen
  • Permanently displays restore icon

If your iTouch is presenting with any of the preceding symptoms or other similar signs, proceed with the following proceeds until the patient responds to treatment.

Twitter Killer or just another Social Networking Toy?

Posted on the June 1st, 2008 under Editorial,Software,Technology by

Low-karmer plurk creatureI was checking out my twitters and noticed a post by Leo Laporte ( about a new social service called Plurk.  My first reaction is that this is extremely cool!  My second reaction is that i’m not sure it knows what it wants to be when it grows up.

Jailbreaking 1.1.4 iTouch on Windows in 1 Simple Step!

Posted on the April 15th, 2008 under Editorial,Software,Technology by

Ok.  It simply doesn’t get any easier than this.  I’ve gone through all the backflips (you can read about them on my blog) and have downgraded, upgraded, sidegraded and jailbroken iTouches in just about every way possible on Windows.  I’ve read about the ZiPhone jailbreak and have periodically checked the status of that but on previous visits, it looked like it was a work in progress for Windows anyway.  So, I tried it tonight…and it worked so quickly I wasn’t even sure it was jailbroken, but sure enough, the Installer icon is on my home page ready for me to add any apps that I might want.  So here’s what you need to do…

Hulu Embed WordPress Plugin

Posted on the March 15th, 2008 under Software,Wordpress by

This plugin simplifies the effort involved in embedding videos for TV shows and movies from into your wordpress blog.

Theme Gallery for Jailbroken iTouch

Posted on the March 2nd, 2008 under Editorial by

The following images are some of the cooler themes that are available for a 1.1.3 jailbroken iTouch running Summerboard.


1984 Theme 3dee Theme Black Blue Theme Black Vista Theme Blueprint Theme Bright Acrylic Theme

Breaking out of Jail Again: Simple iTouch Jailbreak to 1.1.3 on Windows

Posted on the March 2nd, 2008 under Software,Technology by

1.1.1 Jailbroken iTouchYes. I know 1.1.4 is available. I’m working on it…but i’ve spent quite a bit of time experimenting with the different techniques for a smooth 1.1.3 jailbreak on Windows and this seems to be the best by far. This article explains the easiest step i’ve found yet for jailbreaking your 1.1.3 iTouch.

Apple iPhone SDK Event – March 6

Posted on the February 28th, 2008 under Editorial by

Apple has just sent out invitations to press and developers to an event hosting the introduction of the iPhone SDK. It’s about time!

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Amazon’s Secret Plan to Take Over the Internet

Posted on the February 28th, 2008 under Software Development,Technology by

Ok. So here is the question. Where can you buy books, music, movies and the infrastructure to build the next MySpace, Flickr or YouTube? has the worlds biggest retail site. That takes quite a bit of infrastructure to run a site like that…right? But an infrastructure like that is also a valuable commodity if you can monetize it…Amazon seems to be trying to do just that. They want to provide the infrastructure that will power the next wave of web sites. The amazing part of the Amazon Web Services offering is that there are no setup charges or other up-front costs required to setup a world-class scalable web application. If you can imagine it, you can build it…on the Amazon framework.

So here is what they are actually offering and what it means.

Amazon’s Web Services