I Loved My iPhone But I Had To Return It
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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.
Why Do You Need Third-Party Software Just To Turn Off Your iMac Display?
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
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
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.
The First Eight Things I Did With My Neighbor's iPhone
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?)
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
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.