Tag: iphone

  • How to rotate iPhone video on a Mac

    I ran into what is apparently a not uncommon problem with iPhone video: you start to take a video while phone still thinks it’s in portrait orientation (long axis of the phone vertical) and then the rest of the video is stuck that way, even if you took 99% of it in landscape mode (the […]

  • Getting the most data speed out of your cell phone

    You may have noticed there have been very few posts here. There’s a reason for that. The first and foremost is that sending my rants in to the void has not been as personally cathartic as I’d hoped. My other goal for the blog, which actually has been somewhat successful, was to simply provide a […]

  • Why you should stick with AT&T if you have an iPhone

    It was just announced that Apple will finally port the iPhone over to Verizon’s network early next year. The conventional wisdom being that AT&T is an incompetent foil to Apple’s engineering genius, the only thing holding back the iPhone from true greatness, virtually everybody I know with an iPhone (and many waiting) say that they […]

  • First impressions of the iPhone 4

    I had the honor of being the last person to get an iPhone 4 in Cambridge on launch day, wandering in to the Reserved line at 8:59, stupidly thinking the store closed at 9:30 instead of 9. Am I glad I braved the line and the self-loathing attendant with standing in line to buy a […]

  • iOS 4 significantly slows down the iPhone 3G

    Just a quick post to warm people that the iOS 4.0 upgrade will significantly slow down an iPhone 3G. I don’t know if it’s the slower processor or the lack of RAM, but I very much regret making the upgrade. The only useful features of iOS 4 that are enabled on the 3G are folders […]

  • A new problem with the iPhone: stress cracks

    I noticed a crack in the back of my iPhone, between the mute button and the metal bezel. It just appeared, not caused by a drop or anything. Looking online, this is happening to a lot of people. The reason why this is happening, I think, is that Apple bonded a plastic back to a […]

  • Apple’s iPhone 2.1 software: Lipstick on a pig

    Among the myriad problems the 2.1 firmware was supposed to solve was poor 3G reception. How did Apple achieve this? Apparently by simply artificially displaying more bars, at least in part: In their release notes for the update, they list “improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display.” That’s just corporate speak for “we can’t […]

  • More news from the iPhone public beta: Don’t count on the alarm!

    I had plenty of time to write this, because I missed class today. The reason I missed class was that my iPhone’s alarm never went off. When I woke up this morning, my first thought was “You know, I feel way too good for a guy who’s only gotten four hours of sleep.” I then […]

  • Remote test post from iPhone

    Thought I’d try posting directly from the iPhone for the fun of it. I can see this being useful if I actually did interesting things with my life. As it stands, however, I’m currently sitting in Newtowne park in the square, and here’s what’s going on at the moment:

  • How to quit your job with an iPhone 3G

    In ten easy steps: Purchase an ‘R’ rated movie from the iTunes music store. Pause movie during particularly noisy sex scene, preferably one involving farm animals. Turn off phone. Go to important meeting with your entire staff, including boss. Turn off ringer using mute switch and put phone to sleep. Think you’re safe. Innocently pull out […]