View exchange rates on the iPhone

From MacOSX

I think it's a real shame that the iPhone doesn't have an Exchange Rate widget. Perhaps someday there will be, now that Apple is opening up the platform. In the meantime, I looked for a Exchange Rate web-app for the iPhone at the Apple site. I could only find one, which isn't too bad, but I was hoping for something with charts, etc., a la the Stock widget.

Then it struck me: since the Stock widget is getting its feeds from Yahoo!, I should be able to use their special codes for the FX market. Voila ! Here are the ones I use:
* GBPUSD=X $US / £UK * GBPEUR=X €EU / £UK * EURUSD=X [...]

Instant iPhone and iPod touch jailbreak! Just navigate to

This new one-touch jailbreak opens your iPhone for full disk access and installs so you can add pretty much any third party application you like. All you have to do is navigate from your iPhone or iPod touch to the page, read the directions, scroll down, and tap the button. Wait until the "slide-to-unlock" screen appears (30 secs)

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iPhone and iPod Touch SDK in February

"Third Party Applications on the iPhone

Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically [...]

One way to sync Address Book smart groups to iPods etc.

For all of you who use your iPods to get you address book contacts here is a way to get the smart groups on them.I got my iPod touch last week, and I realized that, even if it can sync my contacts and groups correctly from Address Book, it cannot sync smart groups.... Then use this script:tell application “Address Book” repeat with the_person in every person in group “SMyGroup” add the_person to group “SMyGroup” end repeat save addressbook quitend tellRepeat those steps for each smart group to be put into a standard group, and in the AppleScript, just add more repeat loops. [...]

Use Gmail with any IMAP client, including the iPhone

On the iPhone, set the Incoming Mail server to the IMAP account in step one above [hostname:; user name: jshmoe; password: whatever it is]9. On the iPhone, set the Outgoing server to the Gmail account in step two [hostname:; user name:; password: whatever it is]Please note, the iPhone by default will use secure SSL encrypted ports if they are available, which is always a good idea.What do you get after all this nonsense:1.... better to do that from the Gmail web interface.Variation 1:If you are happy with having as your email [...]

Email address entry timesaver for the iPhone

I don't yet have one and am still not sure if I will get one but this tips looks pretty cool. I'm often frustrated by the fact that the “.com” key exists for entering URLs, but not when entering an email address in a form on web pages.Now instead of pressing the “.?123” key to get the period (.), I just hit the space bar twice followed by the delete key, then type com. I know it's the same number of taps, but this technique is certainly faster.

Apple Puts Refurbished iPhones on Sales as well

I just went over to the refurbished store on and noticed that the iPhones are $349.99 thats $50 off the retail version.... I am going to get the iPod Touch when it is release later this month (Ships by September 28th). I really don't want to leave Verizon Wireless,it has the best phone service in the area I live in and most everyone I speak to on the phone is with Verizon Wireless.