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5 years ago

Steve Jobs: There is no iPhone 4 reception issue

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Steve Jobs: There is no iPhone 4 reception issue

A new email, allegedly from Steve Jobs about the iPhone 4 antenna band problems -- where touching the stainless steel on the lower left side causes the signal to drop or go away completely -- seems to a offer a response either curtly dismissive or perhaps... encouraging?

rfbandit/Mark wrote:

I love everything about the phone except my signal issues

Steve Jobs supposedly replied:

There are no reception issues. Stay Tuned.

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5 years ago

Does iPhone 4 support the iPad camera kit?

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Does iPhone 4 support the iPad camera kit?

Does iPhone 4 support the iPad camera kit? Turns out no, at least not under iOS 4. I plugged mine in and immediately got the error you see above. Since I've gotten compatibility errors using other accessories in the past that turned out to work just find if I ignored said errors, I plugged in a camera to see if anything magical would happen.

It didn't.

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5 years ago

iTunes 9.2 beta expiring June 30

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iTunes 9.2 beta expiring June 30

Just a quick reminder to developers that the iTunes 9.2 beta released back at WWDC 2010 expires on June 30 (just over 4 days from now, Cupertino time).

So, if you haven't gotten around to updating with the general availability version released week before last -- it's expiring on June 30.

So go update.

[Thanks for the tip, anon!]

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5 years ago

How's iOS 4 ActiveSync (Exchange/Google Sync) working for you?

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How's iOS 4 ActiveSync (Exchange/Google Sync) working for you?

So how's iOS 4 Active Sync working for you? iOS 4 allows multiple ActiveSync accounts, meaning iPhone users can finally have their work Exchange setup alongside Google Sync, for example.

I've got both Exchange (2003) and Google Sync (Google Accounts) set up on both an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 3GS, and both mail and calendar are working fine (I don't sync Exchange contacts, never mind the mess that is Google contacts -- I use MobileMe for that).

Some users over on the Apple Support forums aren't having as much luck. Calendars in particular seem to be giving them problems where they weren't under iOS 3.x.

I did notice that, on my iPhone 3GS, the first time I added the second ActiveSync account the phone got hot and the battery started to drain so I deleted it, rebooted, and added it back and it hasn't happened again -- battery life has been surprisingly good.

What's your experience with ActiveSync under iOS 4?

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5 years ago

$99 iPhone 3GS - Apple's other huge smartphone launch

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$99 iPhone 3GS - Apple's other huge smartphone launch

Though it got completely buried under the hype and hysteria of the iPhone 4 launch, Apple also released another "new" smartphone last week -- the $99 iPhone 3GS 8GB running iOS 4.

Sure it's "last year's model" in many ways, but a week ago it was still the best iPhone on the planet, holding up extremely well to much newer devices running other operating systems on other carriers. Now it packs iOS 4 punch with multitasking, folders, unified and threaded email, and all the other bells and whistles, and it's $99.

It makes absolutely no sense when you consider the costs of the accompanying voice and data plans under a 2-year contract run into the thousands of dollars, but getting below the magical $99 price point smashes a huge psychological barrier.

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5 years ago

Glasshouse Apps talks the Early Edition RSS for iPad - TiPb at WWDC 2010

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Glasshouse Apps talks the Early Edition RSS for iPad - TiPb at WWDC 2010

At WWDC 2010 I had the chance to sit down with designer Graham Clarke and developer Nick Takayama Glasshouse Apps, makers of the Early Edition RSS reader for iPad, to talk about their latest app, and their impressions of iPhone 4.

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5 years ago

How to tether your iPad to your BlackBerry

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How to tether your iPad to your BlackBerry

Have a BlackBerry and an iPad and want to tether? Bla1ze over at CrackBerry.com found himself in just that situation, and so he put together a quick how-to:

The process requires you to download a cydia app called iBluever and a BlackBerry application called PDANet. After a few setting adjustments you technically should be up and running using your BlackBerry data plan with your WiFi enabled iPad. That said, you should keep in mind that anytime something is interacting with your carrier data, you could incur extra charges. if you decide to set this up, you do so at your own risk.

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5 years ago

iPhone live podcast #105: Special delivery

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iPhone live podcast #105: Special delivery

iOS 4 release, iPhone 4 hits the streets, features we like most, bugs with both, apps that have been updated and iPhone 3G... belated. Listen in!

...because we're done. Week over. That's it. That's all. We need some sleep!

(Feel free to chat away while we're unconscious though, pick any topic above or just talk the night away. We'll be zzzzzzz--)

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5 years ago

Updated for iOS 4: Bejeweled 2, Instapaper, iTeleport, Articles, Twitterrific, and Apple's Awesome iOS 4 apps

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Updated for iOS 4: Bejeweled 2, Instapaper, iTeleport, Articles, Twitterrific, and Apple's Awesome iOS 4 apps

We've been covering some of the new and notable iOS 4 updates as we find them going live in the App Store, but Apple's new Awesome iOS 4 Apps section in the iTunes App Store has just made that task a little easier.

Check them out to see Apple's favorites, and hit the jump to see some more of ours...

[iTunes via TechCrunch]

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5 years ago

Switching from BlackBerry to iPhone 4? Here's what you need to know

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Switching from BlackBerry to iPhone 4? Here's what you need to know

How to make the switch from RIM's BlackBerry to Apple's iPhone 4

iPhone 4 with its 960x640 retina display, easy-peasy FaceTime video calling, high quality 5 megapixel, back-illuminated camera that shoots 720p 30fps video, and the silky smoothness of iOS 4 convincing you to switch from RIM's BlackBerry to Apple's newest handset? Worried about moving over your personal data like contacts, finding apps, getting used to the differences? Wondering where to get help?

Stop. Smile. We're here to help. Follow along after the break for everything you need to know (more properly, everything the iPhone Forums have taught us) about switching from BlackBerry to iPhone 4 and iOS 4.

(And yes, we've done Android, webOS</a, and Windows Mobile switcher guides up later this week as well).

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5 years ago

Rumor: Apple releasing iOS 4.0.1 next week?

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Rumor: Apple releasing iOS 4.0.1 next week?

Apple Insider is reporting that, before being removed, a thread in the Apple Discussion Forums confirmed iOS 4.0.1 was being readied for release next week to address bugs -- including the dreaded antenna "hold different" issue (or "death-grip" if you prefer).

iOS (iPhone) 3.0.1 was released July 31, 2009. 2.0.1 was August 4, 2008. 1.0.1 was was July 31, 2007. So next week for 4.0.1? Unusual.

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5 years ago

iPhone 4: Everything you need to know in 10 minutes [video]

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iPhone 4: Everything you need to know in 10 minutes [video]

A quick, 10-minute video walkthrough of everything you need to know about iOS 4 on the iPhone 4

If you're aware of the iPhone 4 hype but haven't really gotten a handle on it yet we're here to give you a quick 10-minute walkthrough and show you everything you really need to know about Apple's latest mobile phone.

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5 years ago

For a good FaceTime call 1-888-FACETIME

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For a good FaceTime call 1-888-FACETIME

Apple has set up a service for new iPhone 4 owners who want to taste the glorious future that is FaceTime, but whose Luddite friends won't cooperate by getting iPhones of their own. Just call 1-888-FACETIME and cheerful Apple service representative will answer, initiate FaceTime with you, and walk you through the feature.

If you give it a try, let us know how it works for you. Just don't keep calling -- it's not iChatRoulette, okay?

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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5 years ago

iPhone 4 features: Using LED flash in low light video

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iPhone 4 features: Using LED flash in low light video

The new iPhone 4 is equipped with a much improved 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities. In addition, there is a built-in LED flash to help in low light situations. We have put the camera and the flash to the test in almost every way except when using the flash to illuminate a poorly lit room while recording HD video. That is, until now!

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5 years ago

My iPhone 4 has a hairline scratch - from normal use

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My iPhone 4 has a hairline scratch - from normal use

I have a hairline scratch on the screen of my iPhone 4 and I have no idea how it got there. I've had my iPhone for just over 24 hours and I'd like to think I've treated the little girl pretty well - it goes in my pocket, sure, but solo. I also have been using the bumper for most of the time. However, the bumper has been on and off and at some point I must have set it face down on a table with a bit of grit or something underneath there.

In other words, the phone has a small scratch from what I would definitely call normal use.

It's a tiny, hardly noticable scratch. With the screen on, it's invisible - but it's there and I can feel it. I've preordered the Case-Mate Clear Armor Screen Protector for iPhone 4 and am trying not to let the scratch on my shiny iPhone 4 become a scratch on my mind.

After the break, a slightly photoshopped version (just over-sharpened, really, to better show the hairline scratch.

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