Turned on safari’s debug console to find errors and I found a cool feature. Safari’s debug console reports tips as well as errors.

Never had that in a phone.

iPhone = iCrash

November 12, 2008

I’ve had an iPhone for under two weeks and I’m about to name it crash bandicoot. Every app I use crashes more and more each day.

At first I wrote it off as a safari problem, but every app crashed now. Fortunately it’s random, and not constant. Tonight I’ve had the following apps crash : pandora, safari, app store, and twinkle.

I’m hoping to finish this post before seeing the all too familiar black screen of crash.

Name that tune

November 8, 2008

If you don’t have Shazzam installed yet, go to the App Store and get it. Shazzam takes a 10 second sample of a song and returns all the information available. Song name, all the expected metadata, plus links to iTunes, YouTube, album art, and sharing options.

I had a call in service like this years ago, but it wasn’t free and you only got song and artist info. Shazzam is going to be the perfect tool for helping me fix all the messed up ID3 tags in my music library.

I’ve only tested it next to my stereo, so I need to test it in public. I’ll be keeping this app for a while.

blogging on hold

November 7, 2008

I am currently on speakerphone and writing this at the same time. Never owned a phone that could do this.

iPhone FTW

Let the phone check email

November 6, 2008

Today’s productivity helper is to let the phone check email. I use Gmail for all accounts, so I have to stop what I’m doing to check email. This doesn’t sound like a big deal but it’s the tangeant factor that gets me. New email or not, chances are I’m going to stop thinking about work, and that’s a roadblock.

Now I just use the iPhone’s push capability to check Gmail each hour. I realize there are plenty of desktop email solutions, but that would take resources from my machine. This setup makes use of my data plan, as well as let me know exactly when email waiting for me.

Plus I really dig hearing the phone beep and vibrate every so often. In fact I love getting that notification at any time, not just during business hours. Just one more thing I can stop thinking about.

I just wonder how long until the iBurnout sets in.

Awesome ringtones

November 5, 2008

The iPhone is the first mobile phone I’ve had that comes loaded with awesome ringtones. Usually phones come with crappy midi files, or weird song loops.

Here is part of the ringtone list. I don’t have a favorite, but I am enjoying digital.

Today I learned the iphone can vibrate
and ring at the same time. This is a feature I’ve been missing on my last four phones. That was the price I payed for not sticking with Nokia.

I officially love my new “phone”. Here is the screen that holds this cherished feature of mine.