Snapture is a great little app for bringing useful functions to the rather useless and basic iPhone camera, it’s nothing new and has been around for quite some time. Recently Snapture’s been updated, version 2.0, as always it will give your camera a great all-round functionality boost, such as digital zoom, delay timer, toggle auto rotation, burst mode, color modes, leveler, etc…

The latest version seems to be even better and works with iPhone firmware 2.x. As you know, Steve Jobs took no concern for an upgrade to a better camera in the latest iPhone 3G, so this latest update which will work in firmwares 2.x would help improve your all-round iPhone 3G digital photography experience! There is also a new QuickView system which allows users to view and delete recent pictures directly on the viewfinder. Bowei, the founder of Snapture claims that the feature would cut the average photo taking session in half!

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Update (14/09/2008): The subsequent version of the iPhone firmware, version 2.1 can now be jailbroken, unlocked! More details – Roundup of jailbreaking, unlocking the iPhone 2.1 2G and 3G…
It’s been sometime since our last round up for jailbreaking the latest iPhone firmware, this latest round up will summarise for you the latest you need to know for jailbreaking the latest iPhone firmware, firmware version 2.0.2.

Since Apple’s update was released in an attempt to fix some of the issues relating to 3G on the iPhone well over a week ago, there have since been version updates released for various jailbreaking tools such as the Pwnage Tool, WinPwn and QuickPwn… So let’s get cracking!

  • Pwnage Tool

So let’s first talk about the latest Pwnage Tool from the iPhone Dev Team, it’s latest is now version, this latest release includes an updated Installer app. Though it’s the newest from the iPhone Dev Team, it will only jailbreak and NOT unlock the iPhone 3G running iPhone firmware 2.0, 2.0.1 or the latest 2.0.2. If the first gen iPhone (2G) is the one you have, this latest Pwnage Tool will jailbreak and unlock your iPhone running either firmware 1.1.4 or 1.1.5 or 2.x including iPhone firmware 2.0.1 and 2.0.2.

The latest Pwnage Tool will also include multi language support, these include, German, French, Hungarian and Russian. Please be aware that Pwnage Tool is only compatible for Mac users and not Windows users (use the tools below if you’re running Windows).

Download the Pwnage Tool version here

  • QuickPwn Tool 2.0.2

The Previous version of the QuickPwn Tool did not support Mac users and was originally made for just Windows users. The latest version 2.0.2 supports both OS now, and can be used to jailbreak the latest firmware 2.0.2 by anyone. Don’t be confused, QuickPwn Tool is not a replacement for the Pwnage Tool. Think of QuickPwn as the little brother of Pwnage Tool, err… In other words, the Pwnage Tool is still much more powerful.

As we mentioned in previous posts, QuickPwn makes it quicker and easier to jailbreak iPhone as it does not need iTunes based full restore. Pwnage Tool on the other hand is more powerful, because it allows you to create custom iPhone firmware versions which can then be used to pwn the iPhone to jailbreak it.

The Mac version of QuickPwn Tool will work on iPhone running firmware 2.0.2 and it’s interface is similar to the Pwnage Tool. The latest Windows version of the QuickPwn Tool has now been updated to work on iPhone running iPhone firmwares 2.x (2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2).

Just like the Pwnage Tool, QuickPwn Tool will only jailbreak and NOT unlock the iPhone 3G. If the first gen iPhone (2G) is the one you have, it will jailbreak and unlock your iPhone.

Download QuickPwn 2.0.2 for Mac here and here

Download QuickPwn 2.0.2 for Windows here

  • WinPwn Tool 2.5

The WinPwn Tool to me has never attracted as much attention in comparison to the creations of the iPhone Dev Team, especially now that QuickPwn is available. Nevertheless for Windows users, the latest WinPwn Tool, version 2.5 is available to jailbreak your iPhone running 2.x (2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2).

WinPwn 2.5 can be used to jailbreak, unlock and activate first gen iPhones running firmware 2.0, 2.0.1 and 2.0.2. It can also be used to jailbreak iPhone 3G running firmware 2.0, 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 but cannot unlock iPhone 3G.

The latest version of the tool comes with an all new user interface and includes the following features:

  • QuickPwn Support for iPhone firmware 2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2
  • Root partition resize support
  • Installer support
  • Basic / Expert modes
  • Wizard style interface
  • Automatic updater
  • Support for WinXP and Vista 32/64bit

You can use WinPwn in either Basic or Expert mode. The basic mode is like the easy mode where it uses default settings. All you need to do is build a custom firmware image and restore your iPhone using that custom firmware via iTunes. The expert mode as the name suggests gives you more control over the process.

You can download WinPwn 2.5 here. You must uninstall any older version of WinPwn before you install the latest version.

Should you choose to use WinPwn, here are some links in case you require further support:

[via Fosfor, iPhonehacks, Gizmodo, WinPwn]

You can also check out our previous roundups for jailbreaking the iPhone here:

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Just came across a site and thought it was quite deserving of a quick mention. iPhone Theme maker, helps you create a custom theme for your iPhone in three simple steps, its free and pretty fun too. With a live preview on the left, you can see what the theme you’ve created will look like when applied before actually downloading it. Within the theme maker, you can change what you want to be displayed in three main areas, the wallpaper, dock and of course the status bar.

Here’s a screenshot of what I’ve just created in under a minute’s time…

There’s also the extra option to download a whole bunch of extra icons, like these… the iPod Nano ones would look pretty cool if used to replace the original one from Apple!

Click here to head over and create your own unique iPhone theme for free now!

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Though the iPhone has already got many fun and entertaining games to offer. Many have always doubted whether the iPhone could really become a gamer’s best friend (maybe not the best, even just a friend) right from the very start when it was launched. With just a touch screen and literally no buttons at all, let’s admit it, the iPhone isn’t necessarily regarded as a proper games console. But now, what you see in the picture below, may be a piece of gadget that may turn that belief around.

Enter the iControlPad, a device that wraps itself around your iPhone and provides some tactile controls to software. Touch Arcade’s got more on how it works and pictures of another rumored device. Buttons that you can see work via delivery through the serial port, the great news is that jailbroken apps already support the pad, with full code and SDK support to come.

Though not yet available for sale, iControlPad is planning on selling for a good affordable price of $30 USD, good price for what it can offer. If the gaming pad does go on sale, it can expect alot of competition from other gaming gadget firms that will follow its path…

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Check this out, is it magic? I’m sorry, unfortunately not. This is just a new application developed by David O’Reilly, while it may look 3D and it may look to be real, it’s just making use of anamorphosis, a very simple painting technique that has been used by old masters since the 15th century!

iHologram combines anamorphosis and the iPhone’s gyroscopes to achieve this awesome visual magic trick. Anamorphosis is a way to draw things distorted so, while watched at a certain angle, they pop out of the 2D surface as if they were real.

David’s application assumes a constant viewing angle of 35 to 45 degrees, which is the usual angle when anyone watches the iPhone screen. Knowing that angle, the application calculates the orientation of the screen relative to the viewer using the iPhone’s motion sensors, so when you turn it around, the 3D world perspective gets skewed accordingly.

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Soon to arrive in September, the next version of the iPhone app for Facebook, version 2.0 looks to be quite impressive. Many have said this next version really feels like using Facebook itself, in a quick summary, here are some of the things it will be able to do…

  • Profiles will use tabs and the combined Wall/Mini-Feed from the site’s latest redesign
  • Be able to search for people outside of your friends,
  • Make / approve / ignore friend requests
  • Search your inbox and sent folder
  • Notifications will also arrive in real time while the app is running!

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Today have reported what looks to be like the first screenshots of Nike’s upcoming kit for the iPhone. I’m not entirely certain what it will be, some are saying its an interface while others application. I’m sure it won’t take very long for this to be revealed. Meanwhile, what we can see from the screenshots below is that ‘iPhone Nike’ looks to be a tool that suits those who are serious about their exercise. Things such as performance charts, tracking your progress, find your way presumably using GPS, what’s more is that it also features calories calculation which everyone loves to see these days. Though no info on date of availability from Nike, if you’re looking to get organised about your exercise routine, then you wouldn’t want to miss it when it arrives…

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