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Apps: Bar-Code By Roberto Sonzogni

I know this might not be the most exciting app out there but if you're looking for a barcode scanning app this is it: Bar-Code . I've tried several others and this is the best one to date.

I love its simplicity and the ability to scan continually.  You can set the delimiter and store the barcode as an image.  When you're done you can send it off as an email.  For me its perfect I use it to scan serial numbers, MAC addresses, tracking numbers, and just about anything with a barcode.

Barcodes are everywhere so having the ability to grab it quickly and search, store, or email is simply indispensable.

It supports a ton of barcode formats:

EAN-8, UPC-E, ISBN-10, UPC-A, EAN-13, ISBN-13, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 39, QR Code, Code 128, Code 93, Farmacode, GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 2-digit add-on, GS1 5-digit add-on, EAN/UPC composite.

I hope you find it as useful as I have!

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Captain Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) digs the iPhone!!!


More unlocked iPhone woes…

iphone-hackIt looks like the unlocked SSH vulnerability has struck again.

This is the first time a worm has been reported in the wild for the Apple iPhone. According to a report by Sophos, the worm, which exploits users who have installed SSH and not changed the default password, hunts for other vulnerable iPhones and infects them. Users are advised to properly secure their jailbroken iPhones with a non-default password, and Sophos says the worm is not harmless, despite its graffiti-like payload: 'Accessing someone else's computing device and changing their data without permission is an offense in many countries — and just as with graffiti there is a cost involved in cleaning-up affected iPhones.

[Via Slashdot]

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NASA releases iPhone app

iphone-nasaNASA has released a great looking new app for the iPhone. If your interested in everything going on at our favorite space agency give it a try!

Among the outstanding features brought by this application are new images from the Hubble Space Telescope, live tracking of space missions such as the Mars Rovers and live feeds about upcoming developments in the International Space Station.

Check it out at the iTunes Store.


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Unlocked iPhones being pwned by Dutch hacker

iphonehackJust saw this over at macnn.  It looks like he hacked into their phones using SSH and dropped them a message stating they had been hacked, and was "nice" enough to offer to secure the phone for them, for a small fee.  This is a good lesson in security always change the default password for accounts on any connected device.  It appears to be an unlocked phone hack, so unlockers beware.

[Via macnn]


Free turn by turn GPS from Google possibly coming to the iPhone? Hold the phone!