Like me, maybe you’re not big into Japanese literature other than some graphic novels. When I read this story, I had no idea who Ryu Murakami was until I read that his list of works includes Audition.
Audition, in case you don’t know, was adapted to film by Takashi Miike; it’s one of the most uncomfortable and graphic horror movies that I’ve ever seen, … but I digress.
Murakami’s latest work, titled A Singing Whale, is set to make its debut solely on the iPad; it will involve no other publishers at all. It will appear on the Japanese App Store at around US $17, and thirty percent of that purchase price will go to Apple. The rest will go to Murakami, composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, and the software company that is making the book.
Sherif Hashim, the guy who found the exploit to unlock 05.12.01 / 05.13.04 baseband on iPhones running iOS 4 is back with a video, which shows us how to activate iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G without the original SIM card.
You can use any SIM card you like ! iPhone 4 users though will have to cut SIM to micro-SIM card size before using it.
Here is the description:
instead of telling everyone who hasn’t got the original sim that activation of the iphone is easy using a phonebook sim card, i made this video to show u all how it works , Use any phonebook sim card, they are there in radioshak, mobile phone shops or any mobile tech moles , any phone book simcard will do the trick, no need for programmable sims, all those phonebook sims used to save ur contacts and transfer them have a universal ICCIDs preprogrammed so they all work
and here is the how-to video in action:
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Lots of folks are happy that the new iPhone 4 has an improved camera, coming at us at a snazzy 5MP, a whole two more than its predecessor. But, alas, it’s still just a camera in a phone, with a teeny-tiny lens with no manual focus or zooming options. But … what if you could put an adjustable lens over that teeny-tiny lens to get what you want?
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I just got off the phone with Victor Agreda, a call I made on my iPhone 4 using a third-party rebranded AT&T SIM. As you can see from the screen shot above, I wasn’t using a standard iPhone SIM. Instead, I placed my call via a $10 Best Buy SIM, which displays as O2 in the US.
How did that happen? After all, a standard SIM doesn’t fit in the iPhone 4. I used a Noosy SIM cutter provided by MicroSIMCutter to resize the card to microSIM proportions.
As you can see, I did achieve success with the cutdown SIM — but things did not go entirely perfectly. The cutter works with a pre-measured slot. You slide your normal SIM into place and then squeeze the cutter to pop out the micro-sized version. That went flawlessly. But the newly cut version of the card itself was just ever so slightly too big.