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iPhone in New Zealand

Posted in General I.T by Ratnakar Garikipati on March 18, 2008

was speaking with one of my colleagues about how he got his iPhone and unlocked it to work in NZ etc, the conversation got me so intrigued that I started digging deep, in the process, I came across these blogs that are quite popular and informative, one’s about where not to buy it and the other one is about where to buy and hack it to get it going in NZ…
http://www.half-geek.com/blog/2007/11/where-not-to-bu.html
http://www.half-geek.com/blog/2008/02/buy-iphone-for.html 
These blogs led me to another useful New Zealand based site (http://www.kiwi-ise.co.nz/) where a bunch of iPhone enthusiasts seem to share fixes, patches, hacks, mods for iPhones and iPods.There’s apparently some issues with the browser (Safari) authenticating Gmail and Facebook, a colleague of mine (a big thanks to him) has worked out fixes for these and has some useful posts at this link –
http://www.ben.geek.nz/iphone-google-reader-gmail-facebook-cookie-fix/

Some other useful links for the hacks – 
 
http://www.ziphone.org/ 
http://ipluspwns.com/

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Crossbow – the new & exciting new windows mobile 6.0

Posted in Uncategorized by Ratnakar Garikipati on March 1, 2007

the code word for windows mobile 6.0 according to some sources at Microsoft is “Crossbow”.

Unlike windows mobile 5.0 some suggest that the new windows mobile 6.0 is going to be much more stable and faster. There’s no doubt that this is a big relief to users like me. I have been using Windows 5.0 for almost a couple years and I have lost count of how many times it crashed in a very untimely manner.  

This new version of the mobile o/s has Vista looks, improvised calendar, email search capabilities, view and edit office attachments, windows live etc.  

I don’t want to brag about it but if you are interested, visit the below link to know more about it: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/6/default.mspx