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Thanks to this discussion on the Apple forums, I ran across and verified a little performance tip. If you You Tube videos seem to load slowly, even over WiFi, try clearing Safari’s cache. Go to your iPhone settings, then click Safari, then click the Clear Cache button at the bottom.
When connected to the microcell, I can lay in bed on my back and cause the signal to drop from 5 bars to 1 bar. If I turn on my side, it goes back to 5 bars. I can only surmise that my body is blocking enough signal to cause the iPhone to give up… Continue reading More on iPhone 4 signal strength
My wife and I travelled to Canada over the weekend to visit family and I had the chance to test the iPhone 4 on the road. My wife drove up so I was able to test the iPhone 4 during the 5 hour drive from Portland to Vancouver, BC. I used the phone until the… Continue reading iPhone 4 Road Trip Report
How long will it be before we have ScreenTime? Start a FaceTime call and switch to showing what is my screen (sans the image of the other person). Would be useful for support, no?
Looks like Apple support is about to get very interesting. See bolded, red text in the bottom right corner. Shop Online | Find a Store Everything you need to know about your iPhone. Find the iPhone User Guide bookmark in Safari on your phone. Select it, then tap the plus sign to… Continue reading Apple offers support via FaceTime – let SupportRoulette begin!
According to this Engadget story, Steve Jobs has responded to a customer’s email about the reception issues, telling the customer to “avoid holding it that way” Uh, hello? Later in the article, Apple claims that cases will help the issue, but my brother has reported that the Apple-sold bumper case did not help in his… Continue reading Jobs tells users to hold phone differently
A lot of people are talking about FaceTime, Apple’s new iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 video chat. I’ve had three calls now and all were very successful. The video and audio quality is amazing. The wifi range on the iPhone 4 is incredible, allowing me to cross the street, when my Airport Extreme N (100baseT)… Continue reading On FaceTime
Here is a screenshot, showing my connection to the microcell. however, notice how clear this screenshot is? Now imagine it on a tiny screen. yeah, super sharp. Update:Drag n drop from mail to MarsEdit caused the PNG to be converted to a jpg. Here is an even better version.
I hate having had to pay AT&T $150 for a Cisco 3G Microcell, but I did so out of frustration with the crappy signal we have here in north vancouver, washington. After authorizing the device, I added my wife’s and my cell number to the account. Then I plugged the Microcell into power and my… Continue reading First call on the AT&T Microcell with iPhone 4
Fantastic. Never before have I had such a strong, quick bluetooth signal with any combination of headset and phone. This same headset would connect slowly to the iPhone 3GS, or sometimes make a lot of static and then disconnect. Not with the iPhone 4. I talked for almost two hours to various people. The quality… Continue reading Jawbone Prime on the iPhone 4
I’m one of the lucky ones to get an iPhone 4 and also run into the issue where touching the stainless steel band/antenna on the sides causes signal degradation. Here is what I can tell you: The signal degradation happens when the overall signal is weak. I may have 5 bars, but as soon as… Continue reading On touching iPhone 4 metal reducing signal quality
I tried updating 6 apps via the iPhone 4 today. 4 updated, 2 did not. They have the empty progress bar badge across their icons. Rebooting the phone asks me for my iTunes password, but they won’t update. Fun! Update: Never mind, it is updating Navigon at 1.5gb on the last page.
So my new iPhone 4 can’t make calls. On 3G, I get 1 bar or no service. On my 3GS, things were not great, but I could make calls, but they might drop. AT&T now says my closest tower is 3.5 miles away, with heavy terrain blockage, while the second tower is 4.8 miles away… Continue reading AT&T iPhone 4 woes
Tech blogs are abuzz about the “select lucky few” getting their iPhone 4’s early. I don’t have an exact count, but I’d bet it is in the thousands. I ordered my phone as soon as the Apple Store came online, so I know I was in the early bunch. Delivering a product early is unprecedented… Continue reading On receiving my iPhone 4 a day early
Looks like my iPhone is arriving a day early! I just received this email from Apple: Dear Apple Store Customer, You recently received a Shipment Notification email from Apple advising you that your iPhone has shipped. This email is to confirm that your delivery will occur on June 23rd. Although Apple and FedEx tracking information… Continue reading iphone 4 arriving june 23rd!
Ars has reviewed iOS4 and you’d be kind to yourself to use the Safari Reader to read the article. It’ll stitch all of the pages together for you. Click the Reader button in the address bar:
Dan Frakes does an excellent job explaining the new wireless note syncing in this MacWorld article. Check it out. Notes sync via your IMAP email account (like gmail) so you can enter them easily in Mail.app on your mac and they’ll instantly show up on your iDevice!
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You can now pre-order the iPhone 4, and Apple has shipped a new Mac Mini. See Mac Mini Page