Another iPhone Hacks Screens In Times Square


We’ve already seen this before where some guy with some piece of tech uses his iPhone 4 to control the screens in Times Square. It was cool at first, but then it was agreed that the video was fake.

We now have another contender.

Adi Isakovic, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Toronto, reportedly built a real hack to stream live video, text messages and other content from his iPhone 4 onto the large video screen in Times Square.

On Tuesday night, Adi managed to hack the 5,000-square-foot screen and projected images of his honeymoon and miniature French poodle from his iPhone 4. Unlike the previous one, Isakovic’s video is real.

So the demonstration seems legitimate. If you’re wondering how the hack works, here is a brief explanation that doesn’t really tell you much about the technical side:

Adi Isakovic has been working on the technology with his own start-up TubeMote with his wife, Tania Nardandrea-Isakovic. The company intends to allow people to use their phones as universal remotes, controlling not only their televisions and home security systems, but also public screens in elevators, on stadium scoreboards and, of course, in Times Square.

It seems that this is real, based on the fact it’s being turned into a business, but considering the first guy that attempted this was a hoax, it’s difficult to choose what to believe!



  • Nick

    It isn’t a hack. He’s paid for advertising time on that screen, the screen has a web browser running linked to his TubeMote site, and he’s choosing the content with his iPhone. It’s not like any user will be able to just hijack a screen.

  • Neil

    Well.. if he’s CANADIAN.. its gotta be REAL 😛

  • JSR84

    Maybe someone should tell him NY to Cal is not half way around the world.

  • T.

    Sounds interesting so I signed up … the response time from playing a video to actually seeing that same video is extremely slow!

  • Red Star

    This has been done with the N95 years ago!!

  • Laserheart

    Who writes these articles and comes up with their bogus headlines? First the “radiation detection” app that was rejected by Steve Jobs himself, and now this!

    If you actually took the time to check out his website, you would find that he is merely using a website on his iPhone to tell another webpage to display a video. He paid some company to show his website on the screen for a minute or two in order to get publicity for this web service.

    With these bogus articles coming up with more frequency on iPhoneInCanada, I’m beginning to think it’s April Fools everyday.

    It is a time-waster for your readers to have to figure this out on our own. You could at least put a subtitle stating that it’s a publicity stunt!

  • MrAnonymous

    Where’s the “hack”? Only works on web-enabled screens with permission from the owner / company, which will most likely require some form of payment to stream your crap on their screen.

  • Guest

    this is true!