Finger Painting on the iPhone Using Brushes

June 23, 2009 8 comments

It’s been ages since I last posted an article on digital painting and my Wacom tablet has been gathering dust. But ever since I saw that particular cover on The New Yorker, I immediately downloaded the iPhone application that was responsible for creating it.

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Tutorial: How to Fix Installous Problems in iPhone 3.0

June 22, 2009 159 comments
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Update 2: Latest is Installous 3.1.10. This already includes all the programs I listed below including AppSync so you don’t have to install them separately. Make sure you’re on iPhone OS 3.0 and up. You may get some error messages during the installation of Installous but just ignore. If you have problems installing an app, […]

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Tutorial: Upgrade Your iPhone Firmware 2.x to 3.0 Using PwnageTool 3.0

June 20, 2009 43 comments

Update: PwnageTool 3.01 is now available and is said to fix the PPC issue on Mac OS X and the Icy Installer bug. This guide will help you upgrade and jailbreak your iPhone v2.x to 3.0 firmware using PwnageTool 3.0 created by the iPhone Dev-Team. This tutorial is specifically for the iPhone 2G (1st Generation […]

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Waiting for iPhone Dev-Team’s Tools for iPhone OS 3.0 Firmware

June 18, 2009 0 comments
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The iPhone OS 3.0 Frrmware has been released by Apple officially a few hours ago. For those with unmodified iPhones, upgrading is as simple as doing an update from iTunes. But for those with unlocked and jailbroken phones, it is recommended that everyone wait for the iPhone Dev-Team to release their tools. If you are […]

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Things Just Don’t Add Up

June 14, 2009 3 comments

Update: Edited the typeface and some visual design I just joined a contest at SlideShare… it’s about posting a story using a presentation software like PowerPoint or Keynote in 30 slides or less. I just learned about it 3 days ago while surfing the net and unfortunately the deadline is tomorrow, 15 June. Grand Prize […]

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Google Analytics Plugin Problem in WordPress 2.8

June 11, 2009 21 comments
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WordPress 2.8 “Baker” is now available for download. If your upgrading from a previous version, you should do an Automatic Upgrade from the wp-admin of your WordPress blog or site. WordPress 2.8 looks and feels like 2.7 but with many improvements to themes, widgets, taxonomies, and overall speed. There are over 790 bug fixes. This […]

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Hitman to Pacman: “Same move everytime”

June 2, 2009 0 comments

What do you do when you know something is coming to destroy you and yet you are helpless to stop it? I’m not talking about a an asteroid hurtling towards Earth… but that must be the closest thing to Ricky “Hitman” Hatton the night he bumped into a human asteriod—Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao—as he felt the […]

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How to Reduce the Size of Your iPhone’s “Other” Files

June 1, 2009 6 comments
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When your iPhone is connected to your computer, iTunes displays a color-coded capacity bar at the bottom. The problem often occurs with the Other category that is colored orange. These are the rest of the files that do not belong to the other displayed categories like Video, Photos, Apps, etc. Examples are the Operating System […]

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My New Blog Theme: Thesis for WordPress

May 31, 2009 1 comment
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Hey, it’s been a year since I moved my blog from to and I felt it’s also time to change how it looks. The old theme called “Statement” from has served me well despite the birth pains of customization and monetization that face most noob bloggers. The good news is, I won’t […]

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Update Your Hackintosh to Mac OS X 10.5.7

May 13, 2009 19 comments
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Apple released today the Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update recommended for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The best thing is, if you have built your Hackintosh using Apple’s Mac Leopard OS X Retail DVD, then just like all Macintosh users, you can use Software Update to update from a previous version. Easy, don’t you think? […]

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iTunes Authorization Looping Problem When Syncing iPhone

April 28, 2009 15 comments

I don’t know how often this happens to others but it happened to me. I just downloaded a video file to iTunes and was about to sync it to my iPhone when the dialog box above popped up.

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Skype Crashes on a Jailbroken iPhone (Fix)

April 1, 2009 7 comments

If you tried the free Skype app from the App Store, you may be frustrated to find out that it crashes on your jailbroken iPhone. To fix it, you just need to update the Mobile Substrate file from Cydia. That’s it!

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Update Your Hackintosh to Mac OS X 10.5.6

December 17, 2008 10 comments
hackintosh 10.5.6

If you have followed my tutorial “Hackintosh Tutorial: Install a Mac Leopard OS X Retail DVD on a PC“, then you shouldn’t have any problems upgrading your Mac OS X Leopard to the latest versions using “Software Update”.

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How To Save and Read Your iPhone Text Messages On Your Computer

December 4, 2008 176 comments
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This tutorial will help you save all those important and juicy text messages on your iPhone to your computer for later reading.

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How To Recover Your iPhone Files, Photos, Contacts, Notes, SMS, Call History, Etc.

December 2, 2008 211 comments
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If for some reason, you lost some important information on your iPhone, whether from 3rd party applications, your photos, contacts, notes, SMS, call history, calendar, etc., and doing a restore from iTunes is futile, don’t give up yet! As long as you have performed a backup in iTunes recently, your data is safely tucked away […]

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Looking for Mobileinstallation 2.2? Use AppShare and Installous in Cydia!

November 24, 2008 98 comments

After upgrading your iPhone to 2.2, you found out that you can no longer run your test ipa apps that were installed using the mobileinstallation mod. So you searched the net in the hopes of finding a mobileinstallation upgrade for 2.2, right? Ok, I can give you a link to such a file (yes, it […]

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iPhone App Review: Remote Control Your iPhone With Your Computer Using Veency

October 21, 2008 16 comments

There’s Mocha VNC for the iPhone to remote control your Mac or PC from your phone. Now, there’s Veency to remote control your iPhone from your Mac or PC. But first, you need to have a jailbroken iPhone to install Veency on your phone. You can check out my iPhone jailbreaking tutorials in the iPhone […]

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What You Need To Know When Installing Firefox 3.1 Beta 1

October 16, 2008 4 comments

So you’ve heard about the latest 3.1 Beta 1 release of Mozilla’s popular browser, Firefox, and you’ve also heard that it’s blazing fast. Exciting, isn’t it? Ready to download and replace your current stable version? Well, go ahead… but better read this first!

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iPhone App Review: Caissa Chess Versus Chess Classic

October 14, 2008 13 comments

One of the great things about having an iPhone (especially because of its large viewing screen) is that it allows you to do something worthwhile, if not productive, during what would be idle times, such as riding in a bus on a long trip or just sitting alone waiting for someone or something. Instead of […]

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Make Your iPhone Apps Run Uninterrupted in the Background

October 8, 2008 4 comments

The iPhone SDK prohibits third-party applications from running in the background. This basically made instant-messaging applications pretty much crippled as it won’t be able to collect messages while you are doing something else. You also cannot listen to radio or streaming music applications like Tuner while surfing the web or sending SMS.

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