Their work is free, too. Which gives it a much nicer feel than the wholesale pay-per unlock model the iPhoneSIMfree guys were trying to shop around. That just seems wrong, especially since their technology was based in large part on the work others were doing for free purposes.
Now above I’ve linked the iPhone Dev Team to the hackint0sh forum. I’m pretty sure that’s where they’re based from. The IRC server is an interesting place to lurk sometimes if you’re bored. I’d like to be able to verify that for sure for you, but the site is reeeeally slow right now. Which actually is a sign that they are in fact the go-to place right now.
Exciting stuff. Between the new $399 price and the possibility of using T-Mobile service the iPhone is looking more tempting than ever. Ah well. Thing is I really don’t need a phone.
Too bad really. Unlocking phones by usb-ssh sounds like fun.
It’s fun to read. I thought it was going to be one of those hub/traffic density maps, but instead of that it names major sites along the lines of what type of site it is. A bit of a test of your internet trivia knowledge: how many do you recognize offhand?
Something to look for also; right in the middle at the intersection of News and Money is the Wall Street Journal. According to the legend it’s a “Web 0.5″ site. Burn!
I was having some voip issues recently. During the early stages I’d been mucking around with the very low cost pay-as-you-go SIP providers, and there have been some questions recently from the family about jitter or disconnects.
I’m sure you all know as well as I do how a bad experience or two can prejudice people against a technology. Even if connection between the problem and the technology is perceived rather than actual. (Yes, I’m talking about WCF :) ) So I figured I had better try an affordable and solid provider before I was told the system had to come down.
So I spent an afternoon returning to the research and came up with BroadVoice. Plastic in hand, I signed up for an affordable level of service with no long-term commitment. Good thing too because it appears that the “timelessness” of material on the internet may have been a bit misleading. The reputation of that voip provider looks like it went to hell sometime in 2005.
Only loss is the nominal one-time setup cost. Now that it’s in place I might run with it for a month or two but I fully expect to switch to Telasip at some point.
My biggest fear hasn’t realized itself yet though. I haven’t had Comcast bring the packet-shaping hammer down on the voip experiment. Thing is I still have digital voice service with them so that may be buying me some wiggle room. Who can say.
That just kills me though. They packet shape to guarantee the quality of service for their users when some subscribers may be using excessive bandwidth on voip and other things like p2p file sharing, video, etc. But in the next breath they turn right around and use their internet service for the digital voice service they sell. I mean seriously. How can you reconcile that? Clearly they’re more concerned about which voip provider has the business than the impact on other subscriber’s internet.
The title says it all. From Engadget:
We understand that the “Gphone OS” (our name for it, not theirs) began development after Google’s very quiet 2005 acquisition of mobile software company Android, started by Danger cofounder and former-prez / CEO Andy Rubin. At Google, Andy’s team has developed a Linux-based mobile device OS (no surprise) which they’re currently shopping around to handset makers and carriers on the premise of providing a flexible, customizable system — with really great Google integration, of course.