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As said before, I’ve been putting together a little framework to talk to the MetaWatch.

Well, here it is, as promised, it works on both, Mac OSX and iOS (jailbroken)

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I’m putting together a Cocoa framework that’s going to work on both, iOS (jailbroken, using btstack) and Mac OSX (using IOBluetooth or TTY directly)

Here’s a video showing an iOS demo App.

code coming soon. see MWKit for more info, source-code and repository.

What’s a MetaWatch ?

Well, it’s a watch obviously, kind of a smart watch but not actually that smart, basically it’s a remote display for other devices to write to, connections are made via Bluetooth using SPP (a serial port protocol).

Still, leaving it rather dumb was a smart move, so I don’t really know what to call it, it’s pretty cool that’s for sure 🙂

Anyhow, after few delays, my MetaWatch (which I had originally pre-ordered back in May) finally shipped and I had almost a week now to play with it, here’s what I came up with so far. Read More

I really fell in love with SickBeard lately, so I made this little launcher App.

How to use

Simple, just download the app and start it. A dialog will show up prompting for your SickBeard install path, click choose path, select it and you’re done.

I’ve never posted this so here it is,
the full version of a review paper on Jailbreaking iOS, I’ve posted a while ago.

It’s not totally up to date anymore, but it covers the history of jailbreaking, the reasons it exsists, the technical background as well as the inner workings of some of the most recent tools which at the time of writing this paper have been Star or greenpois0n.

I didn’t’ really follow the recent developments in this field since writing this, so feel free to drop a comment if you have anything to add or feel like something needs to be updated.

With GadgetConnect, Reemote for Airfoil and Reemote for Boxee on my iDevices, or things like tablets, smartphones and htpcs in general life already feels a little like living in the future to me, and I love it ! But I’m not really satisfied yet.

Today I finally managed to fix my broken openAMI system and again it felt like moving one step closer to living in the future, not really the hyped smarthome future with a talking avatar you know from tv, but rather a future where your smartphone is the gateway to pretty much anything, not only the outside world but also your home.

I think this is the way to go, it’s possible right now and doesn’t have to cost a fortune see for yourself.

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