Well I’m back again, sorry for the lack of posts coming from me as of late. I finally made the trek across the midwest from Missouri to Indiana. I made it safely and am just about all moved in back at school. This would help explain my absence over the last few days. I’ve been soooo incredibly busy so far. I’ve been training and trying to eat and rest and get my exercise in. I also got some ultimate frisbee in today. All in all a very busy day today. I’ve got another day of the same ahead of me tomorrow so wish me luck. Anyway I wanted to get into this new sort of series, and talk about things I want Apple to add to my iPhone 3G!
After slowly rolling out its first software update, the recent 2.0.2 release is getting major play on Apple’s web site.
It’s Apple’s latest attempt to patch some of the holes that are keeping its customers from full iPhone 3G bliss. The complaints about the 2.0 software include keyboard freezes, reception issues, and program crashes.
About a month ago Apple released 2.0.1, the first patch that included what Apple called generically “bug fixes.” But most forums indicated that it didn’t solve much of an issues. Some of the same bugs and other problems seemed to resurface a few days after the download.
Let’s take one step back for just a minute. Our lives are ruled by technology, everything we do from waking up to working relies so heavily on our technology. What would we do if all of the worlds power were shut off for one week. Even better what would happen just for one day if we only relied on ourselves to get things done. Total Chaos is the answer!! For if we didn’t have technology some of our professions wouldn’t exist. Off the top of my head creative jobs like photography, broadcasting, video, would not exist without these things. Our lives revolve around it constantly all day. Checking email as soon as we get up like I do, then on to Twitter, then into Photoshop, or perhaps Final Cut for that day.
Apparently through an email sent by the real Steve Jobs, or atleast someone who answers emails for him, there is an update coming in September that will cure all our iPhone 3G woes. But do we believe our old faithful Apple on their word? The recent launch mishaps of the iPhone 3G and MobileMe make me a little weary on Apple’s timing. It’s true they did release the 2.0 software on time and switch to MobileMe on time. But were both launches really ready? The 2.0 software has already seen 2 quick updates to it. MobileMe on the other hand has been up and down as they try and fix it. Really deep down I still have my faith in Apple to deliver on their word. Atleast you’ll know they’ll have angry customers if they don’t. Apple’s been very generous lately giving away MobileMe for just about free, given all of the problems they’ve had. Personally that’s about the price it’s worth so good job Apple. But iPhone 3G issues, let’s discuss those.
Welcome again to my wonderful world of iPhone posts. I actually have a little surprise for you at the end of this post, so if you read all of the post you will be able to see the last sentence in BOLD type and know what the surprise is. Trust me, I’ve installed code on this post that will not display the last line if you just scroll to the bottom hoping to beat everyone. You may be asking, is he for real right now? Well… I’ll never tell. Anyway you’ll get the code at the bottom of the page if you read my following review of this pretty sweet iPhone case. Let’s get started…
Jesus is everywhere, that’s what the Bible teaches, so when the iPhone was invented he knew all about it. He knew before Steve Jobs was even born that the iPhone would be his creation. Jesus had setup up Apple just for us tech nerds that love a great computer or gadget. So is it really any surprise that there are Bible applications for the iPhone? I think not, Jesus had it all planned out….:)
I’ve just got to tell you about this app called Simplify Media today. This is a great new tool for us music lovers out there. Have you ever wanted to have access to your iTunes from anywhere. Well this is what Simplify Media does. It lets you connect to your iTunes, and friends iTunes, through your iPhone or iPod Touch. How does this happen you ask? Well I’m sure it’s very complicated. I’ve done something like this before where I setup my Wii to access my iTunes library and it wasn’t fun at all, but the people at Simplify Media have really lived up to their name. This really is a very simple way to get access to your iTunes library with your iPhone. I’ll take you through it step by step, so get your iPhone and iTunes ready. If you still can’t get it to work I’ll post a video at the bottom for your viewing pleasure. I know some of us are visual learners. Ok, let’s go!
No, this isn’t Keanu Reeves talking, but have you seen Speed? I know the sequal sucks, but it’s not true about the Speed I’m talking about. This is a full blown iPhone app. It’s just been updated from it’s first version and it is rockin’. If you can’t guess it yet the app Speed, does just what its’ name implies… IT MEASURES YOUR SPEED! Just tap on Speed’s icon while you are walking, while you are in the car (not driving), while your on the boat (not driving again), and even check your speed on your bicycle. Anything that you can think of where you just sit up and wonder, “How fast am I going?” Speed is good for.
If you remember waaayy back in the day when I did my first review of two flipbook animation apps, then you’ll be ready for this review today. If you haven’t read the first article then please do go back a few weeks or so and read it HERE. After writing the article the developer of the Flipbook application contacted me and wanted to send the full blown application to me to test. Of course I agreed and told him I would review this app thoroughly and I’m even posting a video at the end of the article to give you a little visual stimuli for your eyes. So I went and spent a little over a week with this app really trying to get a feel for it. I believe I got pretty friendly with it, except I keep trying to double tap to bring up my tool menu. You’ll see that in the video. Now let me go over the pluses of the app Flipbook.
Tris – available for free from the iPhone App Store and created by developer Noah Witherspoon – is a fantastic iPhone implementation of Tetris – the classic game of falling tetrominoes, and one of the best and most addictive iPhone games to be released to date.
Unless you’ve lived on another planet for the past twenty years, you’re familiar with Tetris. If not, here’s a quick refresher from Wikipedia:
Tetris (Russian: Тетрис) is a video puzzle game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in June 1985, while working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow. He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix “tetra-”, as all of the pieces contain four segments, and tennis, Pajitnov’s favorite sport.