— updated 01.23.09
Since I got my Google Voice (GV) number I have been trying to figure out a way to utilize one of the best features of it with my iPhone, free text messages. Though as my mama always said, life is like a box of…wait wrong mama…there is no free lunch. Every SMS message that I forward from GV, either sent or received, I get charged by those rat bastards AT&T . I know there are applications such as TextPlus, Jelly SMS or AIM, but with those applications the other person must have the same app in order for the text to be sent and/or received, plus I have to recondition people to send me a text via whatever app that I am using or some other hokey method that most people wont care to use. Lest we forget, I am cool because Google Voice is by invite only, and I got one! I mean really who wants to download an app right away in an app store when I can get put on a waiting list for week. Also, how is Google to rule the world, if no one is willing to get their invite and NOT use the product I just waited a week to get and still dont know what to do with, but I digress. (more…)
iTunes 9.0.1 was released today with some minor bug fixes. Per Apple’s release notes, it fixes bugs browsing the iTunes Store, performance issues where iTunes becomes unresponsive, problems when syncing Podcasts in play lists with iPhone or iPod, fixes the bug where iTunes unexpectedly quits, improves application syncing with iPhone and iPod Touch. The bug fix that raised my eyebrow is the bug in regards to the iTunes Mini Player. (more…)
I am not sure how many of you were disappointed they didn’t announce an iMac bump and price drop at the Jazz, err I mean Rock and Roll, Event. I wasn’t surprised but I did really want a small bump and a price drop would have been nice. There were a few rumors floating around to this effect but it went they way of the camera in the touch. We may have some hope again.
Not sure how many of you used the green + button on iTunes to toggle between the mini player and a window that is easy to work with music. Personally I used it all the time. It is nice to have the mini player at the top of all of my spaces then when I wanted to change something just pop the + make the change and pop the + again. iTunes 9 has changed to a normal window function with the + however. This now will just swap between two different sizes of window but will not minimize down to the mini player size.
Google anounced via their blog early this morning that users can now send and receive SMS messages to via email. For example, you are sending a text message via your Google number to a friend. (more…)
It seems most of us have eitehr 100-150 iPhone apps or we jump above 300! Nicely done! With Snow Leopard out now lets see how well recieved it is. I am sure you have gotten it alreadly. If not go get it and let us know what you think 😉
A picture is worth a thousand words so not going to say much review wise other then 99 cents to throw some virtual smackdown on your friends, ex’s, co-workers is definitely worth it 🙂
Lately with the rumors of the tablet floating around I have been asking myself what is the future of touch technology? There is a lot of buzz around the touch technologies and how everything will be moving that direction. Everyone expects to see a touch tablet from Apple before the end of the year and maybe even as soon as the end of this month. We know OS X has been having more and more touch commands integrated in to the core OS. This, in fact, is one of the chief evidences that makes people think the new “iTablet”, should it actually come to fruition, will be a Snow Leopard 10” Macbook touch rather than a beefed up 10” iPhone. How useful is touch technology really though? Sure on my quick one off tasks it make sence but I don’t use any application on my phone for much of an extended time. The Word press app may be the one exception and I always wish for a keyboard. Is it something we would want to see make it into our actual desktops and laptops? Would it start replacing major peripherals on those machines?
One thing is clear. People who visit this site and are willing to take a Poll have a lot of iPods. 5 people have 6 and 3 people have 4. We have a new poll up on jail breaking. Lets see how many of you are hacking your phone. (more…)
What the hell Apple! What is wrong with you, and your overly weird denial of the iPhone’s crappy battery life? I mean we understand you don’t want battery life to suck, but it does when you start turning on all the fancy schmancy stuff like Wifi, bluetooth, email push, and push notifications. I have a solution I think you should really consider, it’s a little out there I know, but I like to call it SIMPLE USER MANAGEMENT. This idea revolves around the concept of letting the user manage their battery usage by giving them a simple way to access all the power hungry functions listed above in one place. This concept is hard to grasp I know, so I understand why you currently make us drill several layers deep into separate Settings panels just to get to these functions. (more…)