11 November 2008
It is now November. With Christmas right around the corner many of us are already thinking about Christmas gifts. Being an iphone addict myself, the first place I turn to for answers about everything is iphone’s. A lot of people I know have iphone’s so when it comes to Christmas the shopping list gets a lot smaller when I can buy very similar gifts to all of my friends.
The good thing about giving iphone accessories as Christmas presents is that you can give people accessories which reflect their personality and hobbies. For example, my friend Tony is always complaining about having to answer calls whilst driving, so this year for Christmas I am going to be buying him a <a href=”http://www.iphone-accessories.com/product/6/2/Plantronics-Voyager-510-Bluetooth-Headset-with-Multipoint-Technology.html”>bluetooth headset</a> so answering calls won’t interrupt him driving to that meeting he’s late for.
I doubt you will be feeling generous enough to actually buy somebody an iphone for Christmas, so hopefully the accessories featured on this site will be enough for all your gift needs. However, if you feel a bit limited on things to buy then you should head over the Amazon. I have been a frequent user of Amazon for over 3 years and I have to say I probably buy 90% of my Christmas presents.
If you have any great ideas for iphone related Christmas presents then feel free to comment on this article.
08 October 2008
Are you one of the people who still hasn't Jailbroken' their iPhone? Well, perhaps now you have a reason too.
For some reason, (unbeknown to their customers) Apple will not allow application developers to let their applications run in the background on the iPhone. Only official Apple applications are currently allowed to this... But who cares about rules? We want background applications!
Thankfully, someone has decided to take a stand, and what better way of doing this then too code your own application which will allow you too run programs in the background. You can download Backgrounder from Google's code sharing site, but you must have a Jailbroken' iPhone to run it.
29 September 2008
One of the main complaints and issues people have with the iPhone is its battery life. Indeed, it was my main complaint; I would play music for a couple of hours whilst driving somewhere only to find my battery had died, and I would have to charge my iPhone every night whilst I slept. That was the case, until I got my iPhone JUICED!
The battery inside the first generation iPhone (4GB, 8GB, and 16GB) was soldered to the motherboard, thus making it extremely hard and dangerous to change your iPhone battery. The battery inside the iPhone 3G, however is not soldered but it is still almost as hard to access and replace it. However, iPod Juice thankfully houses a solution.
Although they do sell single batteries so you can change your own iPhone battery, they do not recommend this (you wouldn't want to go breaking that brand new iPhone now, would you?). But for a small fee you can send them your iPhone, they will replace the battery and send it back on the same day it arrives. Since taking up this service I am able to enjoy hours of music and video. I still charge my iPhone every night but when I come home to put it on charge it is on a significantly higher battery percentage then it was before I had the battery changed.
If anybody has had any experience changing their own battery feel free to comment here on how to do it and if it was a success.
11 September 2008
Although there has been some debate about what the new BlackBerry device will be called (some people are calling it Thunder), this new leaked image of the box the "Storm" will apparently be shipped in tells otherwise. I think it is quite probable that Verizon will name the device "Blackberry Storm".
From this box image the device does look aesthetically stunning, however this is not necessarily what the end product will look like. Styling is very important in the cell phone world, and it is not just the physical look of the phone which wins its users over. One of the reasons I love the iPhone so much is its user interface. The slick icons on the black background give the device an aura of modern beauty, and I think generally make the use of the product a more enjoyable experience.
Only time will tell if the BlackBerry Storm will live up to the iPhone's unique styling and innovative interface, and without any technical data there doesn't seem much point in trying to compare it. The Storm may or may not be better then the iPhone, but without a doubt it will revolutionise the BlackBerry product line and I think unless Apple are planning to release a similar new device around the same time, new users who are looking to buy a PDA may turn to the Storm as the latest and greatest super phone.