iPhone

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Best iOS 7 Enhhancement - DYNAMIC TYPE

For years iOS has had a ‘system-wide’ font size option that allows you to set a font size of choice. Apps that support it will use the larger font size. Of course virtually no apps ever did support it and my aging eyes have been yearning for the larger screen Android’s out there. I have

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Fine Tip–Tip Calculator

Buy in the iTunes App Store – $0.99 I’m delighted to announce that the Apple App Store accepted my first iPhone app, Fine Tip – Tip Calculator, on my first try. You can use Fine Tip to quickly calculate your next restaurant bill’s tip and grand total. It’s fast and easy to use. Take a

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Apple’s New ‘Podcasts’ App a Disappointment

Years have passed with no significant changes made to the podcast functionality built into the iTunes (now Music) app.  As a daily consumer of podcasts, I had high hopes for Apple’s newly released (June 26, 2012) ‘Podcasts’ app. While some improvements were made – namely the ability to directly subscribe to podcasts from within the

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I Was Eligible for the Free 25GB SkyDrive Upgrade

Yay, I was eligible for the free 25GB Skydrive upgrade (vs 7GB for new users). To see if you are eligible for the free Skydrive upgrade click here. Because I used Windows Live Mesh in the past (or maybe because I tested out Skydrive in the past, I don’t know), I was eligible for the

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iOS 4.0.1 Fixes iPhone 3G Performance Problems Somewhat

Since upgrading to iOS 4 a couple months back my iPhone 3G has ran as slow as molasses. So frustratingly slow that I have been considering replacing it with an Android (though Android handset choices in Canada are few). Today iOS 4.0.1 was released. As you can see below it purports to include iPhone 3G

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New iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS) Features

As with the rest of the world, I have upgraded to iOS 4. Straight from the update install screen itself, below is the list of new features included in this update. See Also: TiPb’s terrific iOS4 Walkthrough. * Requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 3rd generation ** Requires iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, or

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How to Get U.S.-only iPhone Apps with Hotspot Shield

With a few easy steps that take only minutes to complete, iPhone users the world round can get access to some (but not all) of the iPhone Apps that are only available in the U.S.. I’m surprised it took me so long to try this.  I just used it to d0wnload the Lose It! which

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New iPhone 3G S Announced – Available June 19

$199 for 16 GB in U.S. – $299 for 32GB version (on contract of course) pricing only available to new AT&T customers $700 Upgrade fee for current AT&T iPhone users [June 10 Update: Rogers has announced that Canadian pricing will be the same as U.S. pricing – in Cdn $. So, $199 and $299 Cdn

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How to Listen to Video Podcasts with the iPhone Display Turned Off

While listening to audio-only podcasts, iPhone users can press the ‘Sleep/Wake’ button to turn off the display, yet still continue listening to the podcast. iPhone users can also click the iPhone’s ‘Start’ button when listening to audio podcasts, use other iPhone apps, and continue listening to the podcast uninterrupted. Not so with video podcasts. Clicking

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Bell & Telus Announce Canada-wide HSPA/GSM Network Starting 2010

  Bell and Telus have announced the joint development of a long-rumoured, fast, nation-wide, HSPA wireless network to begin service as early as 2010. In the near term, the network will support both existing CDMA mobile handsets used by current Bell and Telus customers, plus GSM–based handsets.  GSM is the global standard currently used by

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Three iPhone Relaxation and Sleep Apps Reviewed

Sometimes I have difficulties falling asleep – I can’t seem to shut the mind off. For years I’ve considered purchasing rather high-priced sleep assist devices such as this white noise machine.  The idea is to help you fall asleep by distracting the mind with pleasing, relaxing sounds. But they always seemed too expensive and I

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How to Sync ‘Work’ and ‘Home’ Email Addresses Between the iPhone and Outlook 2007 – Error Free

When adding contacts into each of the iPhone and Outlook 2007, there are built-in, distinct ‘home’, ‘work’/’business’ and ‘mobile’ telephone number fields. Yet, surprisingly, Outlook 2007 does not provide built-in, discreet ‘home’, ‘work’ or ‘other’ email address fields. Yet, the iPhone does! As a result of this disparity, you can get very odd results when

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iPhone’s iPod Touch Features NOT Bricked with SIM Removed

Back when I was doing my Rogers iPhone research, see here, I asked numerous representatives from Rogers (both on the phone and at the Rogers store) whether I would be able to use my iPhone as an iPod Touch-like device if/when I cancelled my iPhone service. The uniform answer was no! – that the iPhone

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Best Demos at Techcrunch50

I just listened to the TWiT podcast 161 were Jason Calicanis described two of the most interesting demos shown at the recent TechCrunch50 conference – tonchidot and swype.  I also briefly mention the contest winner – yammer. Tochidot: This demo, by Japanese “tonchidot”, got the best audience response at the recent Techcrunch50 show. Watch the

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iPhone App Development - Where to Start

[October 4, 2012 Update] On September 27, 2012, Apple accepted my first app, Fine Tip – Tip Calculator (buy it here, read about it here) into the app store. For reasons I won’t get into, I abandoned iPhone app development back in the fall of 2009. In August 2012, I took up the torch again.