Installing OpenSSH Allows you to login to your iPhone on the command line.
You can do all sorts of things like
your iPhone as an internet router.
ssh is a bit geeky, so you can AppleShare instead.
Browsing your WiFi will show the iPhone as plain as day.
It’s the next best thing to the “disk mode” that old iPods have.
- video recording
Either live over the internet via Qik,
or locally using
or “VideoRecorder for iPhone”.
- playing old arcade games
There are now both an NES (non-super Nintendo) and Gameboy Advance emulators for the iPhone.
I wonder why
hasn’t been ported yet?
Archive for August, 2008
On Saturday I successfully shared my iPhone’s 3G internet connection with two laptops we brought with us to Thorold.It was a bit tricky, because the iPhone seemed to latch on to the WiFi connection provided by the peer-to-peer network created on the laptops.
The trick turned out to be running Safari on the iPhone, which would kick it into using the 3G network (since the peer-to-peer network had no route to the internet). Once the iPhone was on the 3G network, I ran NetShare.
Both laptops set the iPhone’s IP address as their SOCKS proxy, and we were off to the races (although Firefox was a bit stubborn about it – I had to use Safari to browse). So it’s good to know that should we ever need internet access in Thorold, we can use the iPhone.
We can probably also use it in Wasaga, but I suspect that we would only get EDGE networking there, which is 10x slower than 3G. I should note that even if you don’t have the NetShare iPhone app, you can achieve the same thing (on a jailbroken iPhone)
I also found another major reason to jailbreak your iPhone: running AppleShare.
My iPhone now shows up under AppleShare over the WiFi network, which allows me to transfer files back and forth with ease.
(Sorry Mike!) It’s pretty cool to bring up a network browser and see “Reid’s iPhone” in the list of available file servers. :-)
So they seem to have worked out the kinks with the beta Qik client for the iPhone.
Actually, the kinks were in their website’s handling of iPhone-originated video.
and see my short masterpieces.
Plus, if I happen to be recording at that moment, you can watch it live!
Ooooh, ahhh. I will embed the video I just took at work for your edification and amusement. :-)
This is just a note about living with a jailbroken iPhone. I think I’ll update it over time.Current jailbreak tool is PwnageTool_2.0.2.tbz,
which works with the first iPhone 2.0 update, 2.0.1. If you find you can’t use WiFi after jailbreaking, try:
- removing your WiFi network and adding it back again
- use BossPrefs to “repair user dir permissions”
- manually installed; it was pulled from the App store
- NES emulator
- play tons of old games!
- Quake 1
- Lets you tweak lots of stuff, including jailbreak-specific things like “SSH Server” on/off
cribbed from MacRumors forums.
My Installed Apps Here are links to my 9 app screens:
Using an SFTP application (I use Cyberduck), drag the
NetShare.appfolder from the desktop into the iPhone’s
Open a terminal window, and open an SSH session with the iPhone:
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
(replace the IP address above with your iPhone’s IP Wi-Fi address.) The default root login password is “alpine”.
Next, go to the NetShare.app folder:
# cd /Applications/NetShare.app
and change the access file mask of the main application file:
# chmod 755 NetShare
Reboot (or re-spring if you know how) your iPhone.
 Fun, eh?
click for larger image
The main difference between them is that one uses 32 GB of flash storage, while the other uses 120 GB of hard drive storage.
Both support an external SDHC slot (and you *can* shoot video to SDHC using the hard-drive model) for both video and still pics, which are 1920×1440. I’ve been waiting a long time for an affordable, decent-quality HD camera.
The old, tape-based (HDV) camcorders had excellent quality, but only 1440 horizontal resolution (1920 compressed to 1440 and then expanded back to 1920 for playback).
Tape is also very slow.
The more recent AVCHD cameras have lots of good features, but the basic video quality has always been lower than that of HDV. This increase to the maximum bitrate allowed for in the AVCHD spec should finally allow it to apprach and maybe surpass HDV in terms of quality.
Note also that AVCHD can play directly in most Blu-ray players.
Engadget Jul 22 2008
HDCamcordersBlog Jul 25 2008
Digital Cameras (pics) Jul 27 2008
gizmodo.com Aug 7 2008
CamcorderInfo Aug 7 2008
Electronista Aug 7 2008
blog.reodica.org Aug 8 2008
gadgetell.com Aug 8 2008
gayakuman.com Aug 9 2008
crave.cnet.co.uk Aug 12 2008
for the camera. Update Fri Sep 5 2008:
grabbed the following specs table from the Canon USA site.
I’ll leave the Japanese one below it for comparison. :-)
|Power Consumption||3.8 W (SP Mode)|
|Image Sensor||1/3.2″ CMOS Sensor, RGB Primary Color Filter|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 3.3 Megapixels|
Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Still Image: Approx. 2.76 Megapixels (1920 x 1440)
|Maximum recording time||
120GB Internal Hard Disk Drive
LP (5 Mbps) 45 hours 55 minutes
SP (7 Mbps) 36 hours
XP+ (12 Mbps) 21 hours 40 minutes
FXP (17 Mbps) 15 hours 45 minutes
MXP (24 Mbps) 11 hours 05 minutes
Greater recording time is possible by adding an SDHC Memory Card
Zoom Ratio 12x Optical/200x Digital
Focal Length f=4.8 – 57mm
Zoom Speed Variable/3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0mm
Filter Size 37mm
|Focusing System||Instant AF, Through the Lens/Manual Focusing Possible|
|Programmed AE||Auto, Program, Av, Tv, CINEMA, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000, 1/500 (card)|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)|
|White Balance||Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Flourescent, Flourescent H, Auto, Manual|
|Minimum Illumination||Night Mode .2 lx (shutter 1/2 sec.)|
|Image Stabilization||SuperRange Optical (lens shift)|
|Viewfinder||.27″ (approx. 123,000 pixels)|
|LCD Screen||2.7″ Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD (approx. 211,000 pixels)|
|Microphone||Built-In, 3.5mm stereo mini jack, Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe|
|Recording Media||Internal Hard Disk Drive (120GB) or SD/SDHC Memory Card|
|USB Terminal||mini B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed supported|
|Video Terminal||component (output), composite (output)|
|Audio||Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)|
|HDMI Terminal||Type C 480i / 480p / 1080i Format Supported|
|Microphone Terminal||3.5 mm Stereo mini-jack|
AV Mini Terminal
|3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack|
|Operating Temperature range||32Â° – 104Â° F (0Â° – 40Â° C) relative humidity|
|Dimensions||(WxHxD) 3.1 x 3.0 x 5.5 in. (80 x 77 x 139 mm)|
Weight (not including
lens and battery pack)
|1.1 lbs. (490g)|
|Weight (fully loaded)||1.2 lbs. (540g) (BP-807, including memory card)|
Note: 1920 x 1080 movie recording requires a Class 4 or higher memory card. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128 MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images.
Below is a massaged version of the Google translated version of
the Japanese specs.
Apologies for weird ALL-CAPS terms that seem to make no sense. :-)
Model name iVIS HG21 Applied media Hard drive (1.8-inch, 120 GB), SD Memory Card â€» / SDHC Memory Card â€»
- * Video and still images can be recorded
- SD card is kind of operation following the Video Recording rough time please.
Video Recording Mode Standard Record: AVCHD standard (high profile)
How Video Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard audio compression method: Dolby Digital 2ch / sampling frequency 48kHz
Video Recording Time MXP (high-definition + +) mode: about 5 hours 11 minutes (about 24 Mbps â€»)
FXP (+ high quality) mode: about 15 hours and 45 minutes (about 17 Mbps â€»)
XP + (high quality) mode: about 21 hours and 40 minutes (about 12 Mbps â€»)
SP (standard) mode: about 36 hours (about 7 Mbps â€»)
LP (long) mode: 45 hours 55 minutes (about 5 Mbps â€»)
- â€» average bitrate. “IVIS HG21” built-in hard drive (120 GB) recorded cases
- * MXP mode is more than nine hours, or other mode is more than 13 hours of continuous recording. When you hit the prescribed time automatically stops recording.
- * MXP / FXP Video Recording mode is 1920×1080 pixel resolution. In other modes of 1440×1080 pixels
Imaging device CMOS sensor 1/3.2 type (read lesser)
Total pixels: about 3.31 million pixels effective pixels
Video Recording: Approximately 2.07 million effective pixels resolution still picture / record: Approximately 2.76 million pixels (4:3 mode)
Effective pixels / record still images: Approximately 2.07 million pixels (16:9 mode)
Filter RGB primary color filter Configuration signal NTSC-compliant system, 1080/60 i system Scanning system Progressive Images Recorded
- Recording media
- Built-in hard drive, SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card
- Recording system
- The total number of recorded images
- L (2048×1536 pixels)
- LW (1920×1080 pixels)
- M (1440×1080 pixels)
- SW (848×480 pixels)
- * Movie mode (simultaneous record) only when
- S (640×480 pixels)
- JPEG format (compression rate: SuperFine/fine/normal)
Minimum illumination Approximately â…• lux (night-time mode, shutter speed 1/2Â½ seconds)
About 3 lux (Easy/P mode: When OTOSUROSHATTAON Tv mode: the shutter speed of â…Ÿâ‚ƒâ‚€ seconds when selected)
Illumination range Approximately â…• lux to about 100,000 lux Lens
- Lens Construction
- 9 group of 11 pieces (two aspheric lens use, adopt a gradient ND)
- Focal length
- 4.8 – 57.6mm F1.8 – 3.0 (See time/hours and still images)
- 35mm equivalent
- Video: Approximately 42.9 from 514.8 mm
- Still pictures: Approximately 39.3 from 471.6 mm (4:3 mode)
- Still pictures: Approximately 42.9 from 514.8 mm (16:9 mode)
- The shortest distance shooting
- 10mm (AF-linked, wide end)
- Variable-speed (15 stages) compatible power zoom and slide lever system
- Video: optical 12x, 40x in conjunction with digital/200x
- Still pictures: optical 12x
- Video hours
- â…Ÿâ‚ƒâ‚€ to â…Ÿâ‚…â‚€â‚€ seconds (Easy/P mode, OTOSUROSHATTAON) â€»
- â…Ÿâ‚†â‚€ to â…Ÿâ‚…â‚€â‚€ seconds (Easy/P mode, OTOSUROSHATTAOFU) â€»
- â…›, â…Ÿâ‚â‚…, â…Ÿâ‚ƒâ‚€, â…Ÿâ‚†â‚€, â…Ÿâ‚â‚€â‚€, â…Ÿâ‚‚â‚…â‚€, â…Ÿâ‚…â‚€â‚€, â…Ÿâ‚â‚€â‚€â‚€, â…Ÿâ‚‚â‚€â‚€â‚€ seconds (Tv mode)
- PF24è¨å®šæ™‚ã¯é™¤ã Except when setting â€» PF24
- Â½ to â…Ÿâ‚…â‚€â‚€ seconds (Night mode)
- When still images
- â…Ÿâ‚â‚… to â…Ÿâ‚…â‚€â‚€ seconds (Easy/P mode, OTOSUROSHATTAON)
- â…Ÿâ‚ƒâ‚€ to â…Ÿâ‚…â‚€â‚€ seconds (Easy/P mode, OTOSUROSHATTAOFU)
- Â½, Â¼, â…›, â…Ÿâ‚â‚…, â…Ÿâ‚ƒâ‚€, â…Ÿâ‚†â‚€, â…Ÿâ‚â‚€â‚€, â…Ÿâ‚‚â‚…â‚€, â…Ÿâ‚…â‚€â‚€ seconds (Tv mode)
- Â½ to â…Ÿâ‚…â‚€â‚€ seconds (Night mode)
Vibration reduction Optical (lens shift system) LCD monitor 2.7 inch wide color LCD (approximately 211,000 dots)
- * Wide viewing angle/gamut support, hard court surface treatment AR
Finder 0.27-wide color LCD (approximately 123,000 dots), adjustable diopter AF mechanism High-speed AF (TTL-detection system and external video signal measuring the phase differenceè·æ–¹expression) and normal AF (TTL-video signal detection method) are available Exposure control
- Auto iris control
- AE mode
- Easy, P, Av, Tv, cinema â€», SCN (Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, beach, sunset, spotlights,æ‰“ä¸Šã’èŠ±ç«)
- ã‚·ãƒãƒžãƒ¢ãƒ¼ãƒ‰ã¯ã€å‹•ç”»æ™‚ã®ã¿ â€» cinema mode is only when the video
- Metering system
- Evaluative metering
- Center-weighted average metering
- Spot (still images recorded only)
- Metering None (æ‰“ä¸Šã’èŠ±ç«)
- The record still images * P, Av, Tv when only 1. Three. Selectable
- Exposure Compensation
- +11 From -11 to 23-step exposure compensation is possible
- * Easy, except modeæ‰“ä¸Šã’èŠ±ç«
White Balance FURUOTOOTO / set / preset functions Built-in microphone Stereo microphone (EREKUTORETTOKONDENSAMAIKU)
- * Wind cut feature (Auto/Off), Mike ATT, and MAIKUREBERUMETA
Auxiliary light source Built-in flash Inputs and outputs MINIKONEKUTA HDMI (type C 19-pin: output only), AV mini-pin (Ï†3.5 mm 4 pole minijack: output only), external microphone input jack (Ï†3.5 mm MINISUTEREOJAKKU), headphone terminals (Ï†3.5 mm mini stereo Jack, AV mini-port terminal), a component terminal (Terminal D special: output only), USB terminal (mini-B, Hi-Speed USB), memory card connectors (special multi-pin), the battery terminals (special 4-pin) , DC input jack (Ï†3.4 mm jack) Power DC7.4V (battery pack), DC8.4V (DC IN) Power consumption BYUFAINDA used: about 3.7W (quality: SP, use the built-in HDD, recording, AF Focus)
Using the LCD monitor: about 3.8W (brightness: normal and quality: SP, use the built-in HDD, recording, AF Focus)
Size Approximately 80 (W) Ã— 77 (H) Ã— about 139 (D) mm (excluding GURIPPUBERUTO) Mass Body only: approximately 490 g
The total mass shooting: approximately 540 g (battery pack BP-807, Memory Card)