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And he said... BOOM!

Here we are again!When Steve says something it usually happens...So what do we have here?A video.Yes a stupid nasty video which can crashANY iPod/iPhone.A different version of this videocan even crash many pc applications.Apple was contacted and a mailwas sent to bugtraq mailing list.Only a Forbes journalist showed up.You will read about it on Forbes on monday.Later that day the video will be postedhere for further "booms"Clicking on the picture above after monday will crash your iPod/iPhone but it won't harm it.

Secrets..oh secrets!

Picture by erregiro
Secrets, hidden things, I really hate this.It's common practice nowadays for companiesto sell devices that can do many things butlocked and constrained to do only one or two.So, when you buy a device you don't knowthe many things it can do.Let's see an example:Sierrawireless produces astonishing 3G cards;AT&T disables the top 7.2mb/s speed and theinternal GPS (yes! AC881 and 881U do havean internal GPS unit!).On such units there are a lot of undocumentedcommands (AT commands).If you happen to have one of these cards,try this from hyperterminal, putty orany terminal program connected to the cardAT command port:AT!HSDCAT=8 (for 7.2mb)This will set the HSDPA category to 8.The default is 6 (3.6mb/s)There is also a command to set the HSUPA category:AT!HSUCAT=5 (2mb/s upload)andAT!HSUCAT=3 (1.4 mb/s upload)
About the GPS, things are a little more difficultbut I could enable it on any card with a simpleone-click program.Stay tuned.Zibri