New Cydia Tweak Adds Speedometer to iPhone Maps App

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cydia, Hack, iPhone, Jailbreak

Numerous noteworthy Cydia tweaks out there that let customize iPhone’s user interface but few are available for the Maps stock app. Here is a new tweak in Cydia, Speed for Maps, a simple tweak that adds a speedometer overlay, very unobtrusively, in the bottom corner of the stock

No new icon is added, but you can configure the output in the settings app. Changing between MPH, KPH, FPS, and even Knots. Speed for Maps is available free in Cydia. Go get it. This is one of the little things Apple should have thought of.

LulzSec Hacks Into The Sun With Murdoch Death Notice

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Featured, Hack, lawsuit, News, Rants & Raves, Scandal

Hacker group LulzSec has just hacked into one of Rupert Murdoch‘s paper’s websites, putting the mogul’s death-by-palladium note on The Sun page. The group announced the hack with a tweet, saying:

We have joy we have fun we will mess up Murdoch’s Sun: | Hi Rupert! Have fun tomorrow at the Parliament! #AntiSec

Murdoch‘s papers of course, and several of his lieutenants have been implicated in the massive hacking scandal that began earlier this month. Murdoch is scheduled to appear before the British parliament tomorrow.

Despite previous claims of retirement, LulzSec claimed in a tweet that visits to The Sun‘s homepage redirected to the Murdoch death notice page, though that no longer appears to be the case. And in case it gets taken down soon, here’s the full text:

Media moguls [sic] body discovered

Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly been found dead in his garden, police announce. Murdoch, aged 80, has said to have ingested a large quantity of palladium before stumbling into his famous topiary garden late last night, passing out in the early hours of the morning. “We found the chemicals sitting beside a kitchen table, recently cooked,” one officer states. “From what we can gather, Murdoch melted and consumed large quantities of it before exiting into his garden.”

Chemicals found in house

Authorities would not comment on whether this was a planned suicide, though the general consensus among locals and unnamed sources is that this is the case. One detective elaborates. “Officers on the scene report a broken glass, a box of vintage wine, and what seems to be a family album strewn across the floor, containing images from days gone by; some containing handpainted portraits of Murdoch in his early days, donning a top hat and monocle.” Another officer reveals that Murdoch was found slumped over a particularly large garden hedge fashioned into a galloping horse. “His favourite”, a butler, Davidson, reports. Butler Davidson has since been taken into custody for additional questioning.

Here’s the full page image caught by Gizmodo before it pulled down:


iPhone and PS3 Hacker GeoHot Spotted at iOSDevCamp

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Hack, iPhone, Jailbreak, lawsuit, News

George Hotz, the famous iPhone and PS3 hacker, who was the first to unlock iPhone back in 2007, was spotted at iOSDevCamp on Saturday. iOSDevCamp is an annual not-for-profit gathering to develop applications for iOS, set up to encourage collaborative development for the platform. Its currently being held at the PayPal HQ.

George “Geohot” Hotz has indeed been pretty quiet these days, and we’ve all thought that he’s been taking a break from his iOS work to focus on his new job at Facebook. That doesn’t seem to totally be the case, as he’s been spotted coding away at the iOSDevCamp in San Jose, CA.

The above picture was tweeted by a student iOS dev, Max Weisel, which sowing Geohot coding on a MacBook Pro with the tagline, “Geohot’s learning to code all over again.”

After Jailbreaking the Sony PS3, Geohot was put in trouble and suied by Sony where the lawsuit later been settled. Its nice to see Geohot back in his zone. Perhaps he’s got a few things he’s working on for the jailbreak community?

[via iDB]

Anonymous Hacker Group Could Unleash “Literally Explosive” Material on Bohemian Grove

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Conspiracies, Hack, News, Rants & Raves, Scandal, Sony

The hackers’ collective Anonymous may have obtained “literally explosive” information concerning Bohemian Grove, an annual gathering of power brokers from the US and Europe set to meet this week in California, which many see as an avenue through which elitists secretly manipulate world affairs.

Bohemian Grove is a privately owned 2,700 acre compound in Monte Rio, California surrounded by giant old-growth redwood trees. Once a year it plays host to a bizarre confab attended by some of the most powerful people in the world, including many US politicians and government officials, during which participants embroil themselves in a heady mixture of plutocratic plotting and occult pagan ritual ceremonies.

Anonymous and Lulz Security (LulzSec), which has recently retired, groups have been responsible for millions of dollars worth of damages to many institutions worldwide, including the CIA, U.S. Senate, Nintendo, Sony and others. They took down the CIA’s website, hacked Sony’s servers, released sensitive documents from the Arizona state government and attacked the U.S. Senate’s website.Sony and the International Monetary Fund.

The Anonymous group has already announced its intention to occupy the entrance to the Bohemian Grove compound as a protest against the group’s secrecy, may also be about to leak a whole treasure trove of information about the organization as part of what has been dubbed “the biggest day in Anonymous’s history”.

As part of a series of hacks conducted to protest the treatment of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, to whom Anonymous has attached itself, the collective says it is about to unleash “literally explosive” material on a number of organizations, including the London Metropolitan Police and other agencies connected to the UK judicial system.

The hacks are timed to coincide with Assange’s appeal hearing against extradition, which begins today.

According to a report in the Guardian, one of the targets of the hacks could well be the Bohemian Grove club.

“Speculation centers around material claimed to have been obtained last week from contractors relating to security and secrecy of “former world leaders”, or plans to target a senior leaders’ retreat at Bohemian Grove, California,” write the Guardian’s James Ball and Charles Arthur.

Alex Jones made history in 2000 when he became the first journalist to capture on video the ‘cremation of care’ ceremony, where Grove members dressed in Eyes Wide Shut-style hooded capes make a mock child sacrifice to Moloch, the pagan owl god, represented as a 50 foot statue carved out of a hollowed redwood tree.

Although the establishment media routinely claims the event is little more than a holiday camp, in 1942 it was the setting for the birthplace of the Manhattan Project, which led to the creation of the atomic bomb, a story often retold by Grove members who are proud of the fact that the most important scientific development of the 20th century was conceived there.

Watch the video below in which Anonymous announces its attention to protest the secrecy surrounding Bohemian Grove by occupying the entrance to the compound.

[via infowars]

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