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09/27/2007

I was syncing my iPhone this evening and decided to check for an update. I have been anxiously awaiting the firmware update that allows the iPhone access to the iTunes WiFi Store. Guess what?! It was available!

I downloaded and installed it just now but haven’t had a chance to play with the new store yet. I was too excited and just had to blog about it. Anyway, it’s available. It may have been available, who knows… Obviously, I didn’t. I have it, am gonna play with it, and will report back later to tell you how great it is. Yes, I sad great… I mean, come on, it’s by Apple, it has to be good!

Until next time…

UPDATE: Apple has also changed the appearance of the Calculator application’s icon. Why?! Who knows…

09/27/2007

Today I was working around in Safari on my iPhone and it just locked up. I couldn’t get the home button to respond. I couldn’t hold down the Sleep/Wake button to get the “Power Off” prompt… Nothing… I did some searching and found this article which enlightened me on two different features I didn’t know about. I’ll share them here.

Obviously, we’ve already covered that if you hold down the Sleep/Wake button (this button also silences incoming calls when you don’t want to deny the call but just want it to quit ringing aloud) on your phone for a few seconds, you’ll be prompted to move a slider to power off your phone. To power the phone back up again, press the same Sleep/Wake button.

The next tip that the article told me about was this. If you have an application lock up on you, where your iPhone seems frozen, you can hold down the Home button (the round button at the bottom of the phone with the white rounded square in it) for six seconds and it will terminate the frozen app and return you to the iPhone’s Home screen. I did not know what…

And, the last trick this article told me was how to do a hard reboot of the phone. Basically, you just hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button simultaneously for a few seconds and the iPhone will power off. This is what saved me in my situation earlier. Again, to power your phone back on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

I hope this helps someone out there. I take no credit for determining these tricks on my own. reference the article I mentioned in the first paragraph for my source.

Until next time…

09/06/2007

Well, well, well… I woke up bright and early this morning at 7:15AM and went to the good ole’ MacBook and had a message from a buddy of mine from Spain. He sent me a message about the iPhone being $399.00 USD. Well, I looked it up and here is the proof. How disgusting! I mean, like, 40-45 days ago I paid $200.00 USD more than that for the 8GB iPhone… Oh, well… I guess you have to pay to play…

While I was digging around on Apple’s Web site I noticed that they did unveil another iPod called the iPod Touch.. This is an iPhone without the iPhone. Nice! Great design though… I mean, if the iPhone is beautiful then this little device is beautiful… It just looks really bare without the additional icons that the iPhone has… Again… Oh, well….

$399.00?!?!?!?!?!???!!!?!??!!!!?!?!!!oneone

Until next time…

09/03/2007

Yes, it has been quite sometime since I have blogged about anything… I admit, my life has been very crazy lately between work, personal life, and my own business, Fruitful Solutions. Anyways, I just wanted to post a quick little bit of iPhone news for the record…

I have been a long time fan of the Bejeweled (this link will allow you to play online) puzzle game since I downloaded it a while back on one of my many Nokia phones. I think every phone I have had in recent years has had this game installed, except for my E61.

Well, since you can’t install third-party applications on the iPhone, PopCap Games has given us iPhone users the next best thing. There is a version of this game that is strictly Web based without using the Flash Player plugin. You can play it by pointing your iPhone’s browser to http://static.popcap.com/iphone/. Actually, I played a game earlier on my MacBook using the Firefox Web browser, so you can more than likely play it on any OS and browser combination.

Until next time…

08/20/2007

This is such a waste of my time to post, and a waste of your time to read, but I feel it needs to be posted.

I have been using my iPhone for a few weeks (a month or so?!) and love it!!! There have been some cool Web based apps released for it and I will post more about that later… Ok, here’s a teaser: iBloglines: an iPhone formatted version of the popular Bloglines RSS reader.

Ok, so tonight I was trying to write a message to a friend, and I wanted to write a common curse word for “fecal matter”. I accidentally typed “sgit” and the iPhone promptly showed me the correct spelling of this word. When I pressed space, the proper spelling of this common curse word popped in there and I was quickly completing my sentence.

I know I shouldn’t be typing in language like that. It’s wrong and I don’t condone it in anyway. As a matter of fact, I have already washed my thumbs with soap and told them how bad it is.

Anyway, I thought it was funny that the iPhone will autocorrect profanity when sending messages in e-mail or SMS.

Until next time…

 

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