Games, games, games, and more games. I finally got around to upgrading to 4.1 last night. I had been waiting for a clean and simple jailbreak for 4.1 before upgrading. It’s taken me through four operating systems before I got hooked on jailbreaking. I’m not a very hardcore jailbreak man, but I do like to be able to customize how my phone looks (on the screen, not physically). I also love to be able to create a hotspot wherever and whenever I want. None the less I bit the bullet and am running 4.1, a jailbroken 4.1
I’ve talked about folders on the iPhone a few times on this site. We all know how lovely they are to use. I rely on them almost exclusively on my iPhone. I keep some junk apps on the home screen. Apps like text, to do’s, calendar, etc… EVERYthing else goes into a folder and organized away. I can’t wait to get folders on the iPad. Definitely missing iOS 4 on it right now. Anyway let me show you my approach to folders on my iPhone, and see what you think about my thought process behind it.
By now most of the tech world knows of the Magic Trackpad. It was rumored to come out about 4 days before it actually did. It was launched with minimal fanfare and it really didn’t make a big splash. But if you examine it you might find some worth from it. At this point I am very intrigued by the device, I wish I knew a friend who has bought one. I’d just borrow it for a week and see how it works as a mouse right next to my keyboard. In my daily computing life I do a lot of typing, and often am either editing video, audio, or digging around in code for websites. The mouse is an important tool obviously with a lot of the way I interact with the interfaces in the apps I use. I do like the Magic Mouse a lot but I’m also interested in an enlarged trackpad. So what does this have to do with the iPhone?
It’s no secret to most that the iPhone 4 shoots HD video in 720. This doesn’t mean that the iPhone shoots video comparable to any professional HD camera. That should be a given. Just think, how could Apple squeeze in the optics and sensor, not to mention lenses, required to get something at least like a 7D into their iPhone. JUST CAN’T…YET hah. I say that in contrast though because it’s still a fun video camera to use, also super EASY to use.
To sum up this post about iPhone Folders, I LOVE THEM. Honestly if that’s all you want to take away from my post about iPhone folders, then that’s all you need. This is a great feature for any iPhone owner with multiple screens full of apps. That usually qualifies everyone a candidate for the beauty of folders on the iPhone. So follow along if you want to read a get a more in depth look at what I think about folders.
This is going to be quite the light hearted post. Just wanted to break the rhythm of reviewing apps, demanding this or that from Apple, etc… Today I wanted to talk about one of my favorite things about the iPhone and it’s app store. That of course is App updates.
We all know how important the developers are to the platform, and how awesome they are too! These developers work their magic and they work it often in the app store. Much faster than any other platform out there. Mac OS X updates for it’s software or for itself don’t even come close to coming this fast. This is one thing that is different and that makes the app experience on the iPhone lots of fun.
For us in the jailbreak community software updates are usually late coming for us. We make sure we can preserve our jailbreak status before even touching the newest software from Apple. We all know that upgrading will erase any notion of a jailbreak that you used to enjoy. With that said I’m very tempted to dump jailbreak for this new feature that will be coming along with the iOS 4.2 update.
Hands off? What do you mean hands off? Well sadly I am not a mainstream, fancy pants, blogger and can’t work my way into WWDC. This is where after the Keynote lots of high profile bloggers could get their hands on the iPhone 4 and see what it’s all about. Instead I get to look at their pictures and say ooo ahh until the day the iPhone comes out and I rush to get it ASAP. See I’m just a normal person like you! Haha, anyway thanks to Engadget for letting me poach their pictures so I could help illustrate my favorite parts of the new iPhone 4. That’s what we are going to do today, the last post talked about just the new hardware so now we’ll talk about what I’m really excited about on the new iPhone. Let’s get started shall we?
Read it and weep everyone the iPhone 4 has been announced. Not that most of you didn’t already know, it’s been TWO DAYS since it’s unveiling and I’ve yet to talk about my personal feelings for it. Before we get to that post though I should mention all of the specs, or at least the important ones, just so you know how great this new iPhone is. Ready?
Here we are again with another installment of the ever so popular series called, What The iPhone Needs. It’s simply a place where I can rant about what I think the iPhone should have. Really they are either stupid complaints or simple improvements on the existing iPhone. So today I wanted to rant/talk about the SMS app on the iPhone. I’ve never used any other texting app, although maybe I should do some research and see if any others solve my problem. I’ve always just used the standard, Apple supplied texting app. If you know of any better texting apps let me know, I’m open to trying something new.