Posted on 19 February 2008 by Abby
Apparently some iPhone owners are having issues with their signal strength which is due to the SIM card not fitting all that well. Which can be catastrophic, at least in our minds, we can't have any of that weak signal holding us back. No one likes to repeat themselves fifteen times.
Posted on 16 August 2007 by Chris Davies
How fast are your fingers? Prior to the iPhone's launch - and a hot topic in the days following - was the potential speed (or lack of) of the handset's on-screen keyboard. Smartphone addicts wept like fresh dental surgery faced with hot coffee, trying to balance their need for the latest in Apple-land with their familiarity with a proper - ... continued »
Posted on 10 August 2007 by Chris Davies
Edit: Looks like my cynicism was warranted. The story's a hoax, and everyone's fingers & thumbs are unchanged. Hoorah for living as nature intended.
Having not seen photos of the supposed end-result, I'm dubious about the story, but The North Denver News is reporting that Denver resident Thomas Martel has, so frustrated with inaccurate touchscreen prodding, had his thumbs surgically "whittled" so that ... continued »
Posted on 25 July 2007 by Chris Davies
Despite having a healthy turnover of cellphones myself, I don't really like answering the phone. That goes double for when I don't recognise the number calling; I tend to let it go to voicemail and decide after that if I should call them back. Here's a quick tip if you're like me (crazy and paranoid, some might say): if you ... continued »
Posted on 18 July 2007 by Chris Davies
Remember David Pogue's mildly amusing video review of the iPhone? Well, while he covered the basics of the handset in that, he's obviously been saving the really good stuff for his new book - iPhone: The Missing Manual. Published by tech-friendly imprint O'Reilly, Pogue has filled it with tips, tricks and general common-sense instructions aimed at the kind of gadget-bemused populous who ... continued »
Posted on 17 July 2007 by Vincent Nguyen
Security researchers at SPI Labs Inc. are warning iPhone owners not to use a special feature allowing you to dial phone numbers over the Internet using the iPhone’s Safari browser.
While this feature was created for our convenience, it’s also very easy for attackers to exploit a bug in this feature to trick unknowing victims into dialing expensive “900” numbers or ... continued »
Posted on 15 July 2007 by Vincent Nguyen
Did you know that there are roughly twenty-five Bluetooth profiles? iPhone only supports the Hands-Free Profile (HFP) and Headset Profile (HSP). You’ve heard my bellyache over the lack of support for Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP). If supported, these two profiles would stream music wirelessly from the iPhone to any supported Bluetooth headsets (i.e. Etymotic ... continued »
Posted on 14 July 2007 by Interns
Ryan is very proud of the video he produced on how to clean the iPhone. Unfortunately, Apple clearly stated not to use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPhone. It has always been common sense (at least for me) to steer clear of any and all of the cleaning solutions mentioned ... continued »
Posted on 12 July 2007 by Vincent Nguyen
I’ve been getting copies of sent emails from Gmail but really didn’t know why until now. The clever folks over at TUAW suggested turning off the “Use Recent Mode” setting.
So here’s how: Go to Settings -> Mail -> (Your Gmail account) -> Advanced. Switch "Use Recent Mode" from ON to OFF. Don’t start freaking out if Gmail ... continued »
Posted on 09 July 2007 by Vincent Nguyen
Let me start by saying that “I love you iPhone, but your battery life totally sucks a big one when Bluetooth is turned on!”[MEDIA=55]I don’t know if it’s a bug or what, but when Bluetooth is turned on, it seems like my iPhone doesn’t know when to stop searching for new devices to pair up with. Consequently, this drains ... continued »
Posted on 09 July 2007 by Chris Davies
It's well-documented that it's easy to whiz around a webpage thanks to the flicks and gestures Safari on the iPhone supports, but anything that cuts down on clicking and dragging is a Good Thing to my mind and so here's a handy surfing tip. If you're reading a page that lacks a "return to top" link at the bottom then ... continued »
Posted on 07 July 2007 by Vincent Nguyen
I received a formal complaint from Mr. Right Thumb that he was being overworked, so he’s going on strike. Oh gosh, what am I going to do? Gesturing totally relies on the ability of the thumb working in synch with the index finger – right? Wrong.
Moments later, Mr. Left Thumb came to my rescue. What a relief! ... continued »