News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in July 2007
I Loved My iPhone But I Had To Return It
Commentary  |  7/31/2007  | 
As you may recall, I finally snagged an iPhone a few weeks ago. At the time, I was less than pleased with my experience. I had problems syncing my iPhone with my PCs. Many of you wrote in with some advice on how to better connect my Jesus-phone with my laptop and desktop. While I appreciated your help, it wasn't enough. After 10 days, I returned my iPhone.
7 Apple Briefs
Commentary  |  7/31/2007  | 
Learn to control iTunes using keyboard shortcuts that work in any app, take decent photos with your iPhone, and make a Wi-Fi hotspot on the fly using just your MacBook and a hard Internet connection. Also: Eminem sues Apple (again), the Adium IM client reviewed, and more.
Daddy, I Want A Gold iPod!
Commentary  |  7/30/2007  | 
For the geek who has everything: An 18K gold iPod Nano, with accompanying golden docking station, remote control, and earbuds. The vendor, Xexoo, removes the case of the device, and replaces it with one made from 100 g of gold.

Rumors Flying About Potential New Apple Products
Commentary  |  7/30/2007  | 
Rumors are flying about products that Apple might introduce soon including a sixth-generation iPod, possibly as soon as early August. Other possibilities: A redesigned iMac, or ultrathin notebook. The rumors were triggered by two little words at last week's Apple earnings conference call: "Product transition."

8 iPhone Briefs
Commentary  |  7/27/2007  | 
Here are some of the best information, tips, and links about the HarryPotter-phone. Learn how to troubleshoot problems, customize ringtones, use non-Apple headphones with the iPhone, and more.

AT&T's iPhone Sales Disappoint Stockholders -- EVERYBODY PANIC!
Commentary  |  7/25/2007  | 
AT&T yesterday reported robust early sales for the iPhone -- but not robust enough. Investors expected more, and the price of Apple stock dropped as a result. But the figures represent a single datapoint, with no bearing on the long-term outlook for the iPhone.

Make Your Own iPhone From Paper Or Sand
Commentary  |  7/25/2007  | 
Like to have an iPhone of your own, but think they're too expensive? You can wait until the price comes down. (We'll call this the "less desirable" or "not crazy") option. Or you can do as these hobbyists have done and make your own, from paper or from sand.

25 Days With An iPhone
Commentary  |  7/23/2007  | 
Like our reviewer John Welch, I've been living with the iPhone since it first came out, so I was very eager to read his in-depth review of the device "Review: Two Weeks With An iPhone," which was a follow-up to my earlier iPhone review, written after living with the device for just one weekend.

Why I Really Need A Mac To Enjoy My iPhone
Commentary  |  7/19/2007  | 
After weeks of waiting, I finally got my hands on my very own iPhone. Playing with my iPhone has been so much more satisfying than using my neighbor's iPhone. I have one big problem with my new toy, though. It doesn't sync very well with my personal PC.
Needleworkers Knit iPhone, Nintendo, And Sew Full-Sized Ferrari
Commentary  |  7/19/2007  | 
Why shell out big bucks for a real iPhone, Nintendo, or Ferrari, when a homemade replica that you knit or sew is just as good in every way? Except of course, for the minor point of being completely useless?

Drive Your Mac With Mouse Gestures Using FlyGesture
Commentary  |  7/16/2007  | 
Mouse gestures are a means of controlling your computer by stepping your mouse through a series of movements. FlyGesture is free Mac software that lets you create your own mouse gestures to control the Mac.

Why Do You Need Third-Party Software Just To Turn Off Your iMac Display?
Commentary  |  7/16/2007  | 
Turning down or off the display isn't just a matter of saving energy for Mother Earth. It is also necessary to produce a condition known to interior designers as "darkness." And the iMac, for some reason, lacks that most simple of hardware amenities: An on-off switch that controls just the display.

Scrivener: Writing Software For The Mac
Commentary  |  7/12/2007  | 
Careful readers of the InformationWeek blog know that I write science-fiction in my spare time, and inflict it on science-fiction magazine editors, who giggle merrily as they reject it. Recently, I've been playing around with various writing software, as a way of both enhancing my writing experience, and procrastinating from actual writing. I've been using software called Scrivener for the past couple of days, and I like i
Use Your iPhone As External Storage
Commentary  |  7/12/2007  | 
Smartphones are the multi-tools of electronic gadgetry. I used to use my Palm Treo as a memo pad, storage device for my electronic passwords, shopping list, and of course an Internet access device and PDA. That kind of versatility is the iPhone's big lack. It's great at what it does, but you can't even transfer memos from the iPhone to your desktop.

Will EDGE Kill The iPhone In Europe?
Commentary  |  7/12/2007  | 
Prior to the launch of the iPhone in the U.S., there was speculation that the slow data speeds of AT&T's EDGE network could impact sales of the iPhone. Obviously, that didn't happen. Now it's seems
Will Steve Jobs Launch The iPhone In Europe Next Week?
Commentary  |  7/12/2007  | 
Earlier this week my colleague Richard Martin blogged about a possible iPhone launch in Europe. His post was triggered in part by a set of rumors that claim Steve Jobs has been hanging around London, especially in the Apple store. What's Steve up to?
Hell Hath No Fury Like An Apple Fanatic Tweaked
Commentary  |  7/11/2007  | 
Since the iPhone is one of the most hyped, overanalyzed, and lathered-up technology products ever introduced, and since InformationWeek reaches millions of people who buy and use technology products for a living, we asked one of the top CIOs in the world to assess the iPhone's viability as a business tool. And boy oh boyzee, were the Apple faithful agitated by what that CIO wrote.
Introducing The "Apple Unvarnished" Blog
Commentary  |  7/11/2007  | 
Apple is white-hot. Mac sales are outstripping Windows at a time when rival Microsoft is stumbling with Vista. iTunes has roared into the marketplace to become the third-largest music retailer in the U.S. And then there's this thing called the "iPhone" -- perhaps you've heard of it?<
The First Eight Things I Did With My Neighbor's iPhone
Commentary  |  7/11/2007  | 
Somehow, I utterly failed to snag an iPhone. On the fated date of June 29, I waited in line at several AT&T stores as well as one Apple store, but to no avail. While everyone else in the mobile blogosphere played with their iPhones, I waited and sulked with envy. In fact, I am still waiting. I have one on order and soon I will taste the sweet, sweet joys that come from owning the it phone of 2007. However, I did get my hands on one last night. So now I get to tell you about the first ei
iPhone Vs. Blender (Guess Who Wins?)
Commentary  |  7/10/2007  | 
I've seen fire and I've seen rain. And now after watching videotape of the "Will It Blend?" guys dismantling an iPhone, I've seen a good waste of $500.
7 Applications You Can Run On Your iPhone
Commentary  |  7/10/2007  | 
I've got my eye out for applications for the iPhone. These are Web sites that have been optimized for the phone's tiny display and AJAX implementation. Read on for bookmarks to apps that find cheap gas near you, locate movie times, and even a full-fledged word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentation suite.

The iPhone Makes Watching Video More Like Reading A Book
Commentary  |  7/3/2007  | 
The novelist John Irving made that observation years ago about the VCR, and each generation of video technology brings watching and reading closer together, making video more private and more under the user's control.

The iPhone Is Actually Pretty Inexpensive
Commentary  |  7/3/2007  | 
Most of the press about the iPhone talks about its high price. Even my iPhone review describes it as pricey. But if you actually think about all the things it can do, it's a bargain.



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