Monday, March 28, 2011

Sure, there is a slap-happy work around for using Google Voice with the official app on the app store, but who wants that when they could have native texting and calling from the native messages and phone app that you already know and love. This leads to the GV SMS extension on the Cyida App Store that you will download, the only prerequisite is that you are jailbroken. This app costs a modest $2.99 but could potentially allow you to not ever need a messaging plan ever. This along with the Phone GV Extension, for potentially unlimited minutes, you will not need voice or SMS on your phone plan! Only data!

Here are the links, post comments below!
SMS GV Extension
Phone GV Extension

Monday, March 14, 2011

After several hours of browsing, I have finally found an easy way to replace system fonts on my Mac so I could get the awesome font, Calibri.

Just leave a comment here with a valid way of communication and I will drop you the file. Then take the font in the folder and copy it into the aliases that are also provided in the download. Have any questions, post below!

In just a few months, Verizon will reveal their new data plans. For better or for worse there WILL be tiered data plans involving prices based off of usage and speed. These will be particularly aimed at the iPhone 5, since it will presumably not be using Verizon's LTE network. We will just wait and see what Verizon allows us to do on our future smartphones.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

There is an easy solution for your special iDevice using new software called greenpois0n.

Here are the steps:

1. Turn off your device and plug it into your computer.
2. Download greenpois0n software and install. (here)
3. The instructions in the window will tell you how to get your device into DFU mode.
4, Press jailbreak and it will automatically show you what to do.
5. After it is finished, there will be a Loader icon on your iDevice. Click it.
6. Install Cydia and you are now jailbroken!

Good Luck!

Post questions in the comments

So most of us out there probably aren't able to afford the iPhones and the Androids. Google voice is still a viable option for others who use what we call "Dumbphones."

One could set up Google Voice and tell all of their contacts to call/text this number. This means that no matter what phone or phone service you use in the future, you will always have the same number. It is ingenious!

On your iPod Touch, you could install the iPhone messaging app and then use GV SMS Extension to text natively from your iPod. Where ever there is wifi, you can now text for free, then when not on wifi, use your phone to forward texts to your contacts.

This is the solution I have found to be viable and if you feel like this would work for you, post your questions in the comments!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Here is a fix for when your stubborn iPhone or iPod Touch decided not to appear in your sidebar for iTunes. I first encountered this issue about a month ago and it took me until now to find a fix. The problem arrises from a Mac OS X 10.6.6 software update but may also work on a previous version.

Here's the fix. Open up Software Update, if you don't know where that is, click on the Apple icon on the top left of your screen, then Software Update, after that, wait for it to load up all your updates. When it has finished, scroll down until you see the iPhone SDK Compatibility Update. This small 6KBish update will be the fix for all those syncing woes you have encountered. Download and install the update and viola! Now your iPhone and/or iPod Touch will sync with iTunes now.

Any questions? Post them in the comments below!