Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ZiPhoneGUI : GUI app to unlock iPhone (upto firmware version 1.1.3)

ZiPhoneGUI is a nice easy to use GUI application for windows which can fully unlock your iPhone. It performs all Jailbreak, Activate and Unlock operations whithin a single button click. Also includes an advanced section which you can perform advanced operations on the iPhone. (But most users wont need it)

Open source project:


A screenshot of ZiPhoneGUI:


ZiPhoneGUI is a wrapper for Zibris ZiPhone project which is a command line utility for all iPhone unlocking tasks. For both Windows and Mac.


Download ziPhone (no GUI):

I personally didn't test it. But it defenitely seems good.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Use Skype through Pidgin

Pidgin is an open source IM client that supports various IM protocols such as Google Talk, Yahoo and MSN. By default it doesn't have the skype support. But there is a plugin which can add the support so u can chat and call skype users from pidgin.

The plugin uses the Skype public API. So to use this plugin, Skype have to be installed. Check this link:

For windows
  1. Download this file:
  2. Copy it to the Plugins folder where you installed pidgin.
For Linux
  1. Download this file:
  2. Copy it to /usr/lib/purple-2/ or ~/.purple/plugins.
  1. Restart Pidgin.
  2. Now you can create a new Skype IM account in pidgin. (Skype has to be running to use this plugin)
  3. Skype will display a confirmation message.

Then u can use pidgin to chat with and call to skype contacts.