How A Student Uses The iPhone

March 29, 2010 by Ryan Ray · Leave a Comment 

Now this might be something entirely new, I wanted to make a big list. It’s something I’ve yet to really try out, but I wanted to give it a shot. I’m a full time student majoring in Marketing, Music Business, and Video/Cinema production! Besides that I love my iPhone, so what’s better than combining those two somehow. I always find it intriguing the way that people use their iPhones to help get things done, so as a student let me give you my perspective. This is how I use my iPhone to make my life just that much easier…

How To Use The iPhone As a Flashlight

August 1, 2008 by Ryan Ray · 1 Comment 

You’ve used your new iPhone for everything over the past two weeks. It’s got GPS, it’s got push email and calendars, it’s got a scientific calculator, it’s got 3G speed, it’s even got a IM application. We’ve all worn out every new feature of the iPhone. But have you thought about the iPhone replacing all the flashlights you have in your house? If you haven’t you should really consider it. I mean the iPhone already replaces a lot of devices for people, what is a silly flashlight to you? Now there are three absolutely free flashlight apps in the app store. For Pete’s sake they even have paid flashlight apps. Let me tell you, if you buy a paid flashlight app then you deserve to loose those 99 cents. So let’s go over three iPhone flashlight applications and pick the winner.

Own the ‘Phone’ in iPhone 3G

July 24, 2008 by Derek Walter · Leave a Comment 

You walk out of an Apple or AT&T store with your brand new iPhone 3G. So of course you want to call your buddies and share your good fortune with them.  But if you’re an iPhone newbie, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. For all the cool apps the iPhone provides, it’s easy to forget that it’s also a phone. The unusual phone interface might be intimidating if you have never used it or any smart phone before.

But fear not. Soon enough you will be loading up your contact list, checking your voicemail; even doing it all with a Bluetooth device. While it’s different, Apple’s predictability for user-friendly design shines here. You will find five icons with labels.

Landing the elusive iPhone 3G

July 23, 2008 by Derek Walter · 1 Comment 

So you want an iPhone 3G. The problem is, so do thousands of others who have yet to land one. How to get yours? I offer some tips from my recent successful (though long and frustrating) journey.

First, decide how badly you want a particular model. The 8GB black and 16GB white models have been available daily at most Apple stores. But if you want the black 16GB iPhone, then you are going to have some serious competition. This one has been harder to find both at Apple stores and through AT&T. Depending on how diligent you want to be in this quest, you have two ways to go.