Feb 25, 2012

Calculator Safe For WP7: Disguise/ Password Protect Photos & Notes

The most-used way of protecting your personal data on your Windows Phone 7 is setting up the universal password, but that might not always be the thing you need. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to have an extra layer of protection for your privacy, specially for sensitive data like photos and notes. There are many apps which let you do that, like Private Video, but what if you don’t want to make it too obvious that you are trying to hide something? Luckily, there’s an app for that, named Calculator Safe. Using this app, you can protect your photos and notes, and anyone who launches the app will see nothing but a simple calculator.

Calculator Safe provides triple layers of security. First of all you have to choose a new pass key upon the app’s launch. You are only allowed to pick a numeric combination, as the app’s password input area is a fully functioning calculator. The passcode you select can be entered in the calculator straight away, and tapping the = key will take you to the protected area, while another way of opening it is to perform a calculation which amounts to the set password. The app adds an extra layer of security, titled Secure Password, and you have to enter it again even if the app goes into lock screen. This password can be different from the first one, and allows alphanumeric values.

Calculator Safe lets you store photos and notes within the app. Notes cannot be imported to it, and you can just write or copy/ paste text in the app’s own text editor. However, for photos, you can hit the import button, and then choose any image stored in the Pictures hub.

Calculator Safe is a pretty nice app, and you can get it for free by heading to the web Marketplace link below.

SiriPort: Get Siri On Older iPhone Without iPhone 4S Certificates [Cydia]

The quest for the perfect Siri port to older iOS devices continues, and after Spire, AssistantConnect, H1Siri and a host of other attempts, SiriPort has now become the latest addition to the list of methods which you can use to get Siri on iDevices other than iPhone 4S. Most Siri ports for older iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices require complicated setting up of proxy servers, or provision of a certificate from an actual iPhone 4S. With SiriPort, however, there are no such needs. You just need to download the package from Cydia and after a few simple steps you are good to go.

Here are the steps you need to follow in order to get SiriPort working, but before you do anything, make sure that you uninstall any other non-functioning packages related to Siri, like Spire. Once you have cleansed your iDevice of such packages, you are good to go.

  1. Go to the Cydia store, and in the Manage tab, go to Sources.
  2. Add the following new source URL repo.siriport.ru
  3. After the repository has finished loading the packages, search for a tweak titled SiriPort.
  4. Make sure that you are on a good Wi-Fi connection, and install the searched tweak. It is more than 250MB in size, so be prepared for a long wait while everything is downloaded and installed to your iPhone.
  5. Your device will reboot when the package has been installed successfully.
  6. Now from your web browser go to the following link, and download the file found there (titled 1.cert) siriport.ru/1.crt
  7. Now email the file you have just downloaded to yourself, and open the attachment from the stock Mail app.
  8. You will be taken to an installation page, hit the Install button, followed by Done.
  9. Reboot your device.
  10. When your device comes back on, long-press the Home button to launch Siri, and then say “Hi Siri”.

After that, Siri will be activated and you can enjoy a lovely chat with the talking assistant. In case it fails to activate, reboot the device, and then try step 10 once again. You have to keep repeating until Siri responds to your Hi. SiriPort hasn’t worked for every user who has tried it, but still, it’s worth a shot. Do let us know in the comments section if using SiriPort finally gave you Siri on your older iDevice.

Update: Here is theYouTube video of installing SiriPort

[via iPhone4Jailbreak.org]

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