4 new reasons to jailbreak your iPhone: copy & paste, spaces, video upload & xgps

If you have been reading the apple iPhone jail breaking news latly then you know that apple is trying to say that if jailbreak your iPhone it’s against the law. Now I’m not about breaking laws but my iPhone is jailbroken and I love it, also jail-breaking my iPhone shouldn’t be a crime either.

But as of right now it’s not a crime and here are four new reasons to jailbreak your iPhone.

#1. Copy and paste: I’m using an app called hclipboard and there’s another hack called clippy. hClipboard even has a template feature to save items in a clipboard to copy when needed.

#2. Tapsb is the app and it’s not even out yet but people are already blogging and post tweets about it. Tapsb brings spaces to your iPhone and makes it easy to jump between your springboard.

#3. I think or hope most people know that with a jailbroken iPhone you can live video stream and record videos but it’s limited for direct video recording to work with Youtube. Now with a new pixelpipe video enabler you can record videos and upload them to vimeo, viddler, flickr (up to 90secs) and other services that pixelpipe support. Please note pixelpipe is in the app store but the video enabled is in cydia.

#4. xgps is a turn by turn gps voice navigation app that is currently at version 1.1. It created some buzz a few weeks ago when a Youtube demo showed the new features for 1.2 which enables the voice navigation and more. The 1.2 was supposed to come out today but they pushed it back.

Now when you think about it all these features should be enabled when you buy the iPhone brand new. Come on Apple, trying to say it’s a crime to jail break my iPhone is like saying it’s a crime to put some 22s on a cadillac.

What is your favorite jailbroken iphone app?


Valentine or the NBA on your iPhone?

I hope everyone had a great valentine’s day. Did you download one of the few valentine iPhone apps to create an iPhone heart to email to send to that special someone or if you’re a NBA fan and you have a special someone to take out to dinner tonight you may want to download the NBA All Star app so you can keep up with all of the weekend activites. Lucky for me the wife and I decided to stay home and watch the NBA all star weekend shows together, then watch a movie later.

Still I wanted to check out the NBA all star app in the app store.

The NBA all star app links to the live videos showing behind the scene action, plus links to past all star weekend videos. The NBA app has a cool mini video preview window at the top right that gives the app a unique kind of picture in picture feature.

Take a look at the screen shots.

Google week: Are you reading books on your iphone?

What a week it has been for google, first google latitude, then google books and now dual windows in gmail with labels. I’m all for google latitude and dual gmail windows but I’m wondering how many people are reading web based books on their iPhone.

I shouldn’t be suprised if people are reading books on the iphone as some could say to me, how many people are writing blog post on their iPhone.

What are your thoughts on google books? Have you read a book on your iphone before?

A look at google sites on the iPhone, latitude coming soon

Google recently launched gmail task and it’s already formatted for the iPhone as a stand alone web based task site. I wasn’t surprised when I saw the iPhone version of gtask because like almost all of google’s sites have an iPhone version.

Now google has launched a new location based app called google latitude and it will be interesting to see if google adds the latitude feature to their iPhone google native app or launch a new app or keep it web based. What do you think will happen?

Update: Per Google blog post, Google latitude will be added to their native google app. Read here.

Here’s a look at google search, gtask, docs, reader, calendar & gmail on the iPhone.

If you go to the google latitude site on the iPhone it says coming soon.

The Linkedin iPhone app needs an upgrade

I’m now finding myself using the Facebook iPhone a lot more recently and was looking at the Linkedin iPhone app the other day thinking how much I don’t use it. The Linkedin app is basically a status reader with a profile search that has limited features. I can’t check my inbox, approve new connections or access groups in the app either. Even the good old MySpace iPhone app has more features than the Linked app. There’s a few screenshots below. Do you use the Linkedin iPhone app? If so how?

Day 4: Still no word from ma.gnolia.com

It’s day 4 and still no word from http://ma.gnolia.com/ about their data loss that happened on Friday. Yes, I’m one of their sad users but I’m really hoping for the best because I had some very important bookmarks saved with them.

I woke up this morning checking the site out and their Twitter account for an update on my iPhone, but still saw the same message from Friday. I really hope they post some good news today. Good luck http://ma.gnolia.com !

Non iPhone update: Ma.gnolia posted this message to twitter 11 min. ago.