Imagine if a car reversed into you and then the other driver claimed his damages against your insurance by reporting that you rear-ended him instead, then you could be in a weak position to prove the truth if you have no witness!
Safeguard yourself! Invest in an in-car Video Camera! For merely a couple of hundred bucks, you protect yourself against false or unfair accident claims by other drivers.
Recently I was involved in an accident which was caused because the other driver was speeding and didnt stop to check for traffic at the stop line. At first he was apologetic at the scene and told me to send my car to his workshop (this is a common practice for those party who are at fault and wants to settle this privately). However to my shock later on, the driver turned around and wanted me to pay for his damage, possibly after going home and thinking of a good way to skive the damages caused!
I resolved to myself that I should invest in an in-car video camera to protect myself against such asshole drivers in future and promptly went back home and surfed my usual shopping site Qoo10. It led me to this Blackvue DR400G-HD II which I previously heard about. Though it is slightly more expensive than others in the market, I believe for an in car video camera to prove its usefulness is to gather good and reliable evidence. Those cheap cameras in the market, some even less than $50, may not be able to capture sharp enough videos to see even the number plate of the other car! Why save the little money now and regret later right?
In the end I purchased from this seller at the link below (but I bought it at a much higher price as there was no promotion then!). The delivery was quick, less than 3 days, as I chose DHL option. As this seller is selling a domestic version meant for Korean market, the default language is in Korean. However, the seller has already installed the necessary firmware to make the product "English speaking". Hence, to avoid screwing up this firmware, do not try to update your BlackVue (purchased from this seller) by downloading the firmware updates from the official Blackvue site! Just open up and use, its that easy!
Product was easy to set up. Just peel off the 3M sticker, wipe your windscreen first, then paste it on. Just make sure you get it right the first time as 3M sticker is VERY STRONG! Plug in the power cable to your car's light socket and pop in the MicroSD card and you are now protected against dubious claims!
Videos taken by this model are sharp, even at night. There is a parking mode which is energy saving mode, if you leave it on when you park your car. That means the video cam continues to capture video but it does not write to the memory card unless it feels an impact to your car (using its gyro-sensor, similar to our smartphones) . Once there is an impact (maybe someone hit your parked car), it will write the video captured starting from a few seconds before impact and after impact into your memory card to store it for your review when you return in horror to your damaged car. Same applies even to driving mode, and event recorded is stored into the memory card for your retrieval later on.
I highly recommend this model especially at this price because it used to cost about $400+ here in Singapore. It is now half the price and has good specifications for an in car camera.
***ALL iPhones & iPads running up to iOS 6.1 can be jailbroken***
Jailbreak iOS 6.1! Jailbreak iOS 6.0!
The latest untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0 to 6.1 is out!
Evasi0n 1.0 is the tool you would need to jailbreak your iPhone/iPad running on iOS 6.0 to 6.1!
The entire process is very simple even if this is your first jailbreaking attempt.
All you need is to start the tool on your computer/mac, click on the jailbreak button, follow the instructions which involve simple action on your part like sliding to unlock and then tapping on an icon.
What you would need -
Latest version of iTunes installed in your computer
If you are using Windows, please make sure that you can run programs as Administrator
Plenty of time
Any iPhone or any iPad running iOS 6.0 to 6.1
Note : If you are running an unlocked device, please wait for Ultrasn0w to be released, do not proceed with this jailbreak.
Disable Passcode Lock on your device
Backup your Apple device on iTunes
Connect your device to your computer
Download the latest version of evasi0n jailbreak for your OS (Mac/Windows) from this link (source : iphonehacks.com)
Unzip the downloaded file into a directory and click on the evasi0n.exe file. If you are a Windows user, right click and select "Run as Administrator"
Follow the instructions on the screen as prompted by evasi0n software
Click the Jailbreak button
After clicking on the Jailbreakbutton, you will be given a progress update on the various stages of the jailbreak process. Please wait patiently while the jailbreaking process is running, don’t start iTunes or Xcode in the meanwhile. The process may take 5 minutes. Once the process is complete, you will get a message informing you to unlock your iPhone/iPad.Do not close the evasi0n application at this point! Unlock your iPhone/iPad and then tap on the newly pop up Jailbreak app (the one with the evasi0n icon) on your iPhone/iPad.
When you launch the evasi0n app, the screen will go black for a second and exit. Don’t worry, this will start the next stage of the jailbreak process. The tool will again give you progress update on the next stage of the jailbreak process. Once it is done, it will give a message informing you that the “Jailbreak complete! The device may restart a few times as it completes the process”.
The rest of the jailbreak process will now take place on your iPhone/iPad. You will see the evasion logo on your iPhone/iPad with the status as the jailbreak process is going on such as Patching kernel, Loading Cydia, Rebooting, Initializing offsets, Cleaning up…, Done! Continuing boot. Note:The Patching kernel step can take as much as 18 minutes, so please be patient. After your iPhone/iPad has rebooted, you’re done. It has been successfully jailbroken and you should be able to find the Cydia icon on your iPhone’s home screen (it may not be on the first page so search for it to locate it).
Please note if the process gets stuck in the middle, it’s safe to restart the process, hardware reset your iOS device (if necessary by holding down Hold and Home until it shuts down), and rerun the process.
What to do after jailbreak
It is important to secure your jailbroken iPhone/iPad by changing the default password of your Jailbroken iPhone after jailbreak. To learn how to do it, go to this link.
Make use of your jailbroken iPhone/iPad by downloading apps from Cydia. If you are new to jailbreaking, here is a list of "exclusive to Jailbroken devices" apps you can install.
Enjoy! All credits to the team who brought us Evasi0n and iphonehacks.com for being the first to tell us about it.