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AppStore Secrets

Feb 22 2009 Published by under Apple,iPhone

iPhone AppStore Secrets – Pinch Media

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iHome -Releasing your Home Button and more

Feb 22 2009 Published by under Apple,English,iPhone,Mac,OS X

if you want to feel the power of the capacitive touchscreen we’re using, why not use the iphone exclusively without the home button?  Apple did not provide a way to do so, but now we got it!


  • Slide Area

  • Home State

1. Short slide from right to left -> Jump to the first page of your apps, just like single press on Home button
2. Long slide from right to left -> Open iPod Control Dialog if it’s playing, like double press on Home button
3. Short slide from left to right -> Open Power Dialog, which includes Lock, ReSpring, Reboot, Power Off and other options
4. Long slide from left to right -> Lock Screen
5. Long press 5 seconds to trigger Screenshot

  • Application State

1. Short slide from right to left -> Open Exist Dialog, which includes back Home and iPod control if it’s playing
2. Long slide from right to left -> Quit from the current app, like single press on Home button
3. Short slide from left to right -> Open Power Dialog, which includes Lock, ReSpring, Reboot, Power Off and other options
4. Long slide from left to right -> Lock Screen
5. Long press 5 seconds to trigger Screenshot


  • Jailbroken iPhone
  • Cydia


Author mj(马骏)’s Home page

iHome 0.2 Release page (in Chinese)

Bug Report page (in Chinese)

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Mini vMac – Mac Plus emulator for iPhone

Feb 22 2009 Published by under Apple,English,iPhone,Mac


  • 4MB Mac Plus
  • Full screen or scrolling
  • Full simulated keyboard
  • Sound


  • Jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch
  • iPhone OS 2.x
  • Mac Plus ROM image
  • Mac disk images

More Links:

Mini vMac

Source Code

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The Most Good Looking iPhone App – Groups

Feb 10 2009 Published by under Apple,English,iPhone

Groups: Drag & Drop Contacts Management

Groups takes contacts group management to a totally different level. With a highly innovative user interface, you get to manage your contacts the iPhone way; drag them, drop them or trash them. As they say, “Drag & Drop is worth a thousand operations”… or something like that!

It is the most good looking app I’ve found on App Store so far. It makes the build-in ‘Contacts’ looks like a piece of …..

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Time to say Goodbye to QuickSilver?

Jan 12 2009 Published by under Apple,English,Mac,OS X,Software

QuickSilver is our favorite application on the Mac. The great developer of this awesome tool – Nicholas Jitkoff has made it opensource and went to work for google more than a year ago.

Today, the same Nicholas Jitkoff from Google has introduced The Quick Search Box. Which I would believe is a replacement for QuickSilver from now on.

The good things are:

  1. Same awesome developer and more
  2. Still opensource
  3. Google

Go ahead grab it for yourself at:

Some tips:

  • If you have hard time on adding Google Account, please try capitalizing the first letter of your username and domain name, such as ‘Libin.Pan’ and ‘’

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25 Years of Mac

Jan 12 2009 Published by under Apple,English,Mac

25 Years of Mac: From Boxy Beige to Silver Sleek (WIRED MAGAZINE: 17.01)

25 Years of Mac.
Click on the image to see the full-sized timeline of Apple products.

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MacRuby: Ruby for Mac

Nov 06 2008 Published by under Apple,English,Mac,OS X,Ruby

Laurent Sansonetti from Apple

Will MacRuby support IPhone?
I don’t answer this question, next question please.

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iPhone NDA is over!

Oct 01 2008 Published by under Apple,English,iPhone

Beside “National Day of China“, there is another reason to celebrate today:

Apple has decided to drop the NDA for released iPhone software.

We put the NDA in place because the iPhone OS includes many Apple inventions and innovations that we would like to protect, so that others don’t steal our work. It has happened before. While we have filed for hundreds of patents on iPhone technology, the NDA added yet another level of protection. We put it in place as one more way to help protect the iPhone from being ripped off by others.

However, the NDA has created too much of a burden on developers, authors and others interested in helping further the iPhone’s success, so we are dropping it for released software. Developers will receive a new agreement without an NDA covering released software within a week or so. Please note that unreleased software and features will remain under NDA until they are released.

Thanks to everyone who provided us constructive feedback on this matter.

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No iPhone today

Jul 11 2008 Published by under Apple,English,iPhone,OS X,WordPress

After a year long waiting, still no iPhone today. Pretty unhappy. Damn you, Rogers!

Anyway, take a minute updated my blog to have a better view on iPhone/iPod Touch.

Welcome to visit on your iPhone/iPod Touch! :)

Want to do it too?

Start from here:

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Coda 1.5 entering limited private beta

Jul 08 2008 Published by under Apple,English,Mac,OS X,Ruby,TextMate

One of my favorite editor on Mac is Coda, the most important part for me is in their tagline:

Compare with my another favorite editor, TextMate, every time I open it, I will open three more windows at the same time:

  • Terminal for running application
  • Terminal for mysql
  • Browser for view my pages and documents

Coda has all of these and even more:

Text editor + Transmit + CSS editor + Terminal + Books + More = Whoah.

But, on another side, leaking of version control and no powerful bundles as TextMate keep a lot of Ruby developers out of it.

Things may change:

After a lot of work, we’re finally ready to work with some people to test Coda 1.5 — the next major release of Coda — and prepare it for the general public.

To enter Coda 1.5 limited private beta, go to:
If registration is still available, the registration link will be in the upper-right corner of the page. (If there’s no link, we’re full.)

So what’s new in Coda 1.5?

  • Better Search and Replace?
  • Source Control Support (SVN or Git)?
  • Custom Books? Add more Ruby Document in it?
  • Better Support for more than one languages mix together in one file?

Stay tuned. :)

* Unless you want to use more than one window. Which is totally cool.

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