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NewChief
09-05-2008, 10:21 AM
My wife finally got her beloved iPhone. I admit that I can't stop playing with the thing either. Anyone have any favorite apps? I've downloaded some freebies: facebook, wikipedia, sports updates, flashlight.

What are some must haves that are actually worth paying for?

HC_Chief
09-05-2008, 10:23 AM
Pandora - streaming music; kicks ass, basically you build your own radio station
Where - Uses GPS to locate you then locates whatever you're looking for & plots course (restaurants, bars, museums, whatever)
Labrynth - Marble madness
Shazam - Identifies music by capturing a short sample
Video Poker - name says it all
Brain Tuner - answer simple math questions as fast and accurately as possible
Units - Conversion utility

NewChief
09-05-2008, 10:29 AM
Pandora - streaming music; kicks ass, basically you build your own radio station
Where - Uses GPS to locate you then locates whatever you're looking for & plots course (restaurants, bars, museums, whatever)
Labrynth - Marble madness
Shazam - Identifies music by capturing a short sample
Video Poker - name says it all
Brain Tuner - answer simple math questions as fast and accurately as possible
Units - Conversion utility

Sweet. I love Pandora on my computer, but I was curious how well it ran on 3G? I know it will do fine when on a wireless network.

QuikSsurfer
09-05-2008, 10:39 AM
Stanza
Labyrinth is a must
Pandora is great
Koi Pond -- i really like this :)
iProcrastinate
1337pwn Xbox live

irishjayhawk
09-05-2008, 11:08 AM
If you need something to keep you organized, I recommend Things. It cost $10 but it's awesome and the developers are pretty transparent and working hard.

I have to third Pandora.

A lot of people love Ambience for relaxing. And I've heard nothing but good things for MLB At Bat, which I wish the NFL would have something similar...

Shag
09-05-2008, 11:38 AM
HoldEm ($5, but worth it if you like Hold 'em)
Pandora
Simplify (streams music from your iTunes to your iPhone)
Yelp
Remote (control iTunes remotely)
Showtimes/Now Playing (not sure which I prefer yet)
Sportacular
Tap Tap Revenge
iSSH (for work)

KCFalcon59
09-05-2008, 12:08 PM
Just got the iPhone a couple weeks ago and can't put it down. Love the phone. I like the free and .99 apps. Some of the others are way too expensive. This is what I have downloaded so far.

Pandora works great.
Shazam is very cool.
Cannon Game
Labyrinth
Black Jack Run Lite
Hanoi
Scoremobile

KCFalcon59
09-05-2008, 12:10 PM
Sweet. I love Pandora on my computer, but I was curious how well it ran on 3G? I know it will do fine when on a wireless network.

I've run it on 3G and not had a problem at all. Works great.

HC_Chief
09-05-2008, 12:11 PM
My kids can't stop playing BreakClassic (basically it's Breakout). They actually prefer it to Wii and 360. :rolleyes:

MIAdragon
09-05-2008, 12:21 PM
Sports Tap.

'Hamas' Jenkins
09-05-2008, 02:14 PM
http://www.gp.lib.mi.us/information/about/Tools/sledgehammer.jpg

irishjayhawk
09-05-2008, 02:34 PM
Sports Tap.

I downloaded that one but never really used it. Maybe I will now that NFL season is here.

irishjayhawk
09-05-2008, 02:40 PM
Doesn't Applebees have killer apps? :p

Garcia Bronco
09-05-2008, 03:30 PM
Phone Saber dude. LOL

Garcia Bronco
09-05-2008, 03:31 PM
HoldEm ($5, but worth it if you like Hold 'em)
Pandora
Simplify (streams music from your iTunes to your iPhone)
Yelp
Remote (control iTunes remotely)
Showtimes/Now Playing (not sure which I prefer yet)
Sportacular
Tap Tap Revenge
iSSH (for work)


Is iSSH worth a crap?

Elwaysux
09-05-2008, 03:37 PM
Anyone having problems with the 2.0 upgrade? Today I tried again and once again it crashed my IPhone. I have to wait until 5:30 to get into tech support at the Apple Store to get it up and going again. This is the second time trying to download the upgrade has crashed it. Last time they said my Itunes were corrupted. I like the phone and the internet access but I cannot afford to be down for 5 hours when the download dumps it.

Shag
09-05-2008, 04:02 PM
Is iSSH worth a crap?

I just bought it the other day, but it seems to work fine so far. Digging around my linux servers a bit didn't uncover any issues. I wouldn't want to do any major work/troubleshooting on it, but having a pocket SSH client could prove to be a lifesaver for me for those relatively minor issues that pop up off-hours...

Silock
09-05-2008, 09:56 PM
Don't have an iPhone, but I do have an iPod Touch. I bought Lumen, and it's totally worth it.

Thousands of puzzles to solve in it, and some are incredibly hard. Granted, some are ridiculously easy, but since there are so many to choose from, I doubt you'll ever do the same one twice.

HC_Chief
09-06-2008, 08:36 AM
Phone Saber dude. LOL

They pulled that one due to licensing issues, which is total crap IMO. It's a FREE useless app. It's not like the developers were trying to rip off the Star Wars franchise. sheesh

Luckily I already had a copy of it. You can drag & drop the apps straight out of iTunes into a folder; that's the whole file! I copied it from my Mac to my wife's, then to her iPhone w/o incident. Simple drag & drop.

BigChiefFan
09-06-2008, 09:16 AM
Where do you get these applications from?

headsnap
09-06-2008, 09:16 AM
Aurora Feint - The game is super addictive, best $0 I ever spent!

NewChief
09-06-2008, 09:54 AM
Where do you get these applications from?

On the iPhone, there's an "Apps Store" icon. You connect to it, then then browse through the apps and select one. They then download onto the phone.

QuikSsurfer
09-06-2008, 02:29 PM
Where do you get these applications from?

App store is also on itunes.

KCFalcon59
09-09-2008, 09:46 PM
Just downloaded Air Sharing. It is free for the first 2 weeks. Allows you to wirelessly share files between your iPhone and computers. Pretty darn cool.

irishjayhawk
09-09-2008, 09:46 PM
Just downloaded Air Sharing. It is free for the first 2 weeks. Allows you to wirelessly share files between your iPhone and computers. Pretty darn cool.

As did I.

Also, sportstacular beats Sportstap.

KCFalcon59
09-09-2008, 10:02 PM
As did I.

Also, sportstacular beats Sportstap.

I like it too. Thought this past weekend it was having trouble accessing it's server. Scoremobile is nice also.

NewChief
09-10-2008, 05:49 AM
Just downloaded Air Sharing. It is free for the first 2 weeks. Allows you to wirelessly share files between your iPhone and computers. Pretty darn cool.

Oh damn. That's nice. Can you DL the files onto your iPhone?

That's my main issue with the iPhone at the moment, is that I want to be able to manage files with a finder and treat the thing like a hard drive if necessary. For instance, my wife uses a lot of .pdfs in her design work, and it would be nice if she could save them to the iPhone for quick presentation to people if necessary.

I know there are workarounds and apps that do it, but it annoys me that Apple didn't build that very basic functionality into it.

irishjayhawk
09-10-2008, 11:52 AM
Oh damn. That's nice. Can you DL the files onto your iPhone?

That's my main issue with the iPhone at the moment, is that I want to be able to manage files with a finder and treat the thing like a hard drive if necessary. For instance, my wife uses a lot of .pdfs in her design work, and it would be nice if she could save them to the iPhone for quick presentation to people if necessary.

I know there are workarounds and apps that do it, but it annoys me that Apple didn't build that very basic functionality into it.

You can read files on the iphone with AirShare.

KCFalcon59
09-10-2008, 11:58 AM
Oh damn. That's nice. Can you DL the files onto your iPhone?

That's my main issue with the iPhone at the moment, is that I want to be able to manage files with a finder and treat the thing like a hard drive if necessary. For instance, my wife uses a lot of .pdfs in her design work, and it would be nice if she could save them to the iPhone for quick presentation to people if necessary.

I know there are workarounds and apps that do it, but it annoys me that Apple didn't build that very basic functionality into it.

I transferred files between computers last night.

irishjayhawk
09-29-2008, 10:48 PM
Anyone try facebook 2.0?

Damn fine application.

NewChief
09-30-2008, 07:07 AM
Anyone try facebook 2.0?

Damn fine application.


HUGE improvement over the previous version.

HC_Chief
09-30-2008, 11:24 AM
FYI: new phonesaber out; still $0 :D

Fewer colors, but now you can choose saber based on character (5 diff from the new Star Wars game)

Fun, useless, geeky.

KCFalcon59
09-30-2008, 03:58 PM
They really improved the facebook app. If you like to keep track of stocks and your 401K. Download the Bloomberg app. Nice app.

QuikSsurfer
10-14-2008, 05:13 PM
Air Mouse is GREAT
I have a macbook hooked up to my living room TV and I can use my iphone as a mouse right from the couch. Left and right mouse buttons, scroll pad, and keyboard. This app works very well.

BWillie
10-14-2008, 05:53 PM
Steve Jobs likes rainbows

NewChief
10-24-2008, 12:15 PM
Shazam is possibly the coolest app I've ever seen. I have no clue of how it even works. Basically you launch it while a song is playing, and it will tell you title, artist, and album of the song. I listen to a lot of indy/college radio, and the DJs are bad about identifying song and artist. I can launch the app, and it takes about 10 seconds for the iPhone to tell me the info on the song.

I can't tell you how many times I hear songs out in public or on the TV or in a move, and I want to know who the song is by. Now I can use Shazam to find out. Very freaking cool.

The Rick
10-27-2008, 09:19 AM
Google Earth iPhone app was just released today. Looks pretty nice.

NewChief
10-27-2008, 09:51 AM
I want an app that finds the damned thing when it's stolen or lost. I lost my wife's yesterday. We think I set it on top of the car after we'd been on a trail. Within 30 minutes, it must have been found, becaues it had been turned off and was automatically going to the voicemail. :banghead:

Some bastard found it and knew what to do with it.

irishjayhawk
10-27-2008, 01:28 PM
I want an app that finds the damned thing when it's stolen or lost. I lost my wife's yesterday. We think I set it on top of the car after we'd been on a trail. Within 30 minutes, it must have been found, becaues it had been turned off and was automatically going to the voicemail. :banghead:

Some bastard found it and knew what to do with it.

I hope you find it.

NewChief
10-27-2008, 01:58 PM
I hope you find it.

We already bought a replacement, but we have 30 days when we can return the replacement if the old one shows up.

88TG88
10-27-2008, 04:30 PM
Google Earth iPhone app was just released today. Looks pretty nice.

meh, it's ok. Without streetview it's pretty much the same as the maps feature.

Marcellus
10-27-2008, 07:36 PM
We already bought a replacement, but we have 30 days when we can return the replacement if the old one shows up.

Are the replacements $199? I dropped mine don a big set of tile and metal stairs at work today and put a small crack in the corner of it. Still works fine but the crack will drive me nuts.

NewChief
10-27-2008, 08:35 PM
Are the replacements $199? I dropped mine don a big set of tile and metal stairs at work today and put a small crack in the corner of it. Still works fine but the crack will drive me nuts.

Afraid not. $400 for a replacement, unless you're due an upgrade on your account. Our iPhone showed back up. Unfortunately it had fallen off the car and been run over. I'm supposed to go pick it up from the guy who found it tonight or tomorrow. It still works, but he said it isn't in good condition, heh. I'm going to see about a repair through the apple store, but I imagine that I'm about to have a very expensive paperweight in the near future.

If yours is a small crack, you might be able to get it fixed. I've read some reports of people having luck at the Genius Bar in their stores.

QuikSsurfer
10-30-2008, 10:15 PM
Download the game "Trace" right now. It's free and on the "top 25 free" list in app store.

DaFace
10-31-2008, 07:11 PM
I saw this on digg today:

Opera Browser Not Allowed in iPhone App Store (http://www.macrumors.com/2008/10/30/opera-browser-now-allowed-in-iphone-app-store/)

I've always been amazed at how Apple can simultaneously be so in tune in setting new boundaries for computing while simultaneously not "getting it" at all.

irishjayhawk
10-31-2008, 11:20 PM
I saw this on digg today:

Opera Browser Not Allowed in iPhone App Store (http://www.macrumors.com/2008/10/30/opera-browser-now-allowed-in-iphone-app-store/)

I've always been amazed at how Apple can simultaneously be so in tune in setting new boundaries for computing while simultaneously not "getting it" at all.

Technically, they specified in the SDK that no one else could mount a separate javascript engine.

It's not the alternative browser, it's the engines underneath.

HC_Chief
11-01-2008, 03:16 PM
Download the game "Trace" right now. It's free and on the "top 25 free" list in app store.

rep for an excellent recommendation! :thumb:

patteeu
11-03-2008, 11:59 AM
Shazam is possibly the coolest app I've ever seen. I have no clue of how it even works. Basically you launch it while a song is playing, and it will tell you title, artist, and album of the song. I listen to a lot of indy/college radio, and the DJs are bad about identifying song and artist. I can launch the app, and it takes about 10 seconds for the iPhone to tell me the info on the song.

I can't tell you how many times I hear songs out in public or on the TV or in a move, and I want to know who the song is by. Now I can use Shazam to find out. Very freaking cool.

Wow, that sounds great.

Silock
11-13-2008, 04:17 AM
Flycast. This app owns my soul.

KCFalcon59
11-13-2008, 08:37 AM
Flycast. This app owns my soul.

Nice!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-13-2008, 08:58 AM
I want an app that finds the damned thing when it's stolen or lost. I lost my wife's yesterday. We think I set it on top of the car after we'd been on a trail. Within 30 minutes, it must have been found, becaues it had been turned off and was automatically going to the voicemail. :banghead:

Some bastard found it and knew what to do with it.

If you had sprint, they have a GPS locator you can enable that will show you where the phone is when it is on.

QuikSsurfer
11-19-2008, 01:49 AM
Adventure is up on the app store - for free!! Just like the original Atari game.
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=296563933&mt=8
I've also been LOVING "Quick Draw"
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=293619230&mt=8

DaFace
11-19-2008, 10:36 AM
If they could somehow make it so that Shazam could deal with simple melodies, I'd almost buy an iPhone just for that. I hate having songs stuck in my head and not being able to figure out what they are. If I could just hum the melody and it would tell me what the song was, that would be the coolest thing. Ever.

Cave Johnson
11-19-2008, 12:11 PM
If they could somehow make it so that Shazam could deal with simple melodies, I'd almost buy an iPhone just for that. I hate having songs stuck in my head and not being able to figure out what they are. If I could just hum the melody and it would tell me what the song was, that would be the coolest thing. Ever.

Ball's in your court.

http://www.topiphoneresource.info/midomi-iphone-app-sing-hum-or-whistle-to-find-music/

DaFace
11-19-2008, 09:47 PM
Ball's in your court.

http://www.topiphoneresource.info/midomi-iphone-app-sing-hum-or-whistle-to-find-music/

:eek:

Awesome!!! And it's not even iPhone specific. Cool.

I love technology.

irishjayhawk
11-19-2008, 10:14 PM
:eek:

Awesome!!! And it's not even iPhone specific. Cool.

I love technology.

Yes, but does it work? Is it accurate?

DaFace
11-20-2008, 09:40 AM
Yes, but does it work? Is it accurate?

No clue. I'll have to dig for my microphone to test it out. If any others are interested, you can use your computer to play with it on their site:

http://www.midomi.com/

Cave Johnson
11-20-2008, 11:40 AM
Yes, but does it work? Is it accurate?

From what I heard, you have to be able to sign the song decently for it to work.

NewChief
11-20-2008, 03:41 PM
From what I heard, you have to be able to sign the song decently for it to work.

After much research playing Cranium and being subjected to the "humdinger" offerings of both opponents and teammates, I have little faith in the majority of Americans to carry a tune.

KCFalcon59
05-02-2009, 05:47 PM
I went ahead and bought the MLB At Bat 2009. $10 seemed a bit high, but I love this app. You can follow all the games and also listen to them as well. Video replays available soon after it happens. Very nice. If I can't watch it on TV, this is the way to go. :thumb:

Silock
05-02-2009, 06:03 PM
Games:

Fieldrunners - Good desktop tower defense game.

Shredder - Killer chess app that automatically changes its skill level based on how well you play.

Baby Lee
05-02-2009, 07:28 PM
I love my Ipod touch level, surprisingly accurate.

Baby Lee
05-02-2009, 07:31 PM
Oh damn. That's nice. Can you DL the files onto your iPhone?

That's my main issue with the iPhone at the moment, is that I want to be able to manage files with a finder and treat the thing like a hard drive if necessary. For instance, my wife uses a lot of .pdfs in her design work, and it would be nice if she could save them to the iPhone for quick presentation to people if necessary.

I know there are workarounds and apps that do it, but it annoys me that Apple didn't build that very basic functionality into it.

Stanza is freeware, originally to make an Ipod a quasi-Kindle. It reads PDFs.

Jewish Rabbi
05-03-2009, 02:14 AM
I went ahead and bought the MLB At Bat 2009. $10 seemed a bit high, but I love this app. You can follow all the games and also listen to them as well. Video replays available soon after it happens. Very nice. If I can't watch it on TV, this is the way to go. :thumb:

This times a billion. Most of my shifts at work are 3-11, without easy access to a computer. I can still keep up on the Cardinals with the gamecenter, then sneak to the bathroom to watch the highlights. Great ap.

88TG88
05-03-2009, 07:02 PM
TextFree rox

QuikSsurfer
05-03-2009, 08:18 PM
Wolfenstein is great

beach tribe
05-03-2009, 08:34 PM
JUst got mine a couple days ago. Now I don't know how I lived without it LOL. Seriously though, I do love it.

Guru
05-03-2009, 08:38 PM
Wolfenstein is greatI'd like to see shadow warrior and duke on it. heh

QuikSsurfer
05-07-2009, 08:38 PM
Myst

Guru
05-08-2009, 12:09 AM
MystThat game needs to die a painful death.

KevB
05-08-2009, 12:10 AM
Orb is a winner. iShoot is addictive, that and Fieldrunners are the two games I find myself playing most often. Flickster is very cool for movies. Pandora ap is cool.

88TG88
05-08-2009, 01:05 AM
Orb is a winner. iShoot is addictive, that and Fieldrunners are the two games I find myself playing most often. Flickster is very cool for movies. Pandora ap is cool.

agreed on Ishoot

beach tribe
05-08-2009, 06:48 AM
Flick fishing is cool.

hishighness
05-08-2009, 07:08 AM
I'd like to see an app that would kill the iPhone. Mostly cuz I hate Apple and their smug ad campaign.

QuikSsurfer
05-09-2009, 12:21 AM
That game needs to die a painful death.

Someone couldn't get the puzzles :)

Guru
05-09-2009, 12:52 AM
Someone couldn't get the puzzles :)Not without a walkthrough. That game drove me nearly insane.

Frazod
05-13-2009, 02:12 PM
Well, I picked up an iPhone last night. I'll have to look into some of these apps.

Two of the first things I've learned, however, are (1) the damned battery drains faster than a bottle of Jack Daniels at ENDelt's house, and (2) the iPod charger I have at work doesn't work for the iPhone. No more playing until I get home tonight. :banghead:

QuikSsurfer
05-13-2009, 02:31 PM
Well, I picked up an iPhone last night. I'll have to look into some of these apps.

Two of the first things I've learned, however, are (1) the damned battery drains faster than a bottle of Jack Daniels at ENDelt's house, and (2) the iPod charger I have at work doesn't work for the iPhone. No more playing until I get home tonight. :banghead:

Just picked up my new 16gig 3g iphone yesterday and I'm loving the battery life... What kind of charger/cable do you have at work?? a firewire cable?

Frazod
05-13-2009, 02:38 PM
Just picked up my new 16gig 3g iphone yesterday and I'm loving the battery life... What kind of charger/cable do you have at work?? a firewire cable?

I have a dedicated iPod charger, but I think the cord predates the iPhone. It plugs in, but then I get a message saying the cord is incompatable. Battery isn't completely dead, but down to 20%. I obviously didn't leave it plugged in long enough last night.

I've ordered a couple of new cords from monoprice so I can have one for the office and one for the bedroom in addition to one I'll keep by the computer. Got a spare power pack as well.

Guru
05-14-2009, 05:27 AM
Just curious, will the iPhone work just like an iPod Touch if you don't have the service? I have seen several iPhones on ebay cheap from sellers with good histories. Has anyone used an iPhone without any service?

Frazod
05-14-2009, 08:19 AM
I obviously didn't have the phone fully charged (the meter must be like the fuel gauge on a Chevy) because I did basically the same thing this morning that I did yesterday and it's fine.

Guru
05-14-2009, 03:52 PM
IT will charge to 80% extremely fast. The final 20% takes a couple extra hours.

Nobody has any input on the Iphone question?

Frazod
05-14-2009, 11:18 PM
Jesus, I can't believe how many apps there are for this thing. I downloaded iFighter - that's a neat little game. Shazam is cool as hell, too.

Guru
05-14-2009, 11:23 PM
Jesus, I can't believe how many apps there are for this thing. I downloaded iFighter - that's a neat little game. Shazam is cool as hell, too.Good luck putting it down. My son has the Touch and I have to work to avoid it. Been considering getting one for myself but the price tag kills me.

Frazod
05-14-2009, 11:26 PM
Good luck putting it down. My son has the Touch and I have to work to avoid it. Been considering getting one for myself but the price tag kills me.

Yeah, that hurt, but damn this thing is neat. The multi-functionality is amazing, too. And God only knows what I haven't figured out yet.

Guru
05-14-2009, 11:28 PM
Yeah, that hurt, but damn this thing is neat. The multi-functionality is amazing, too. And God only knows what I haven't figured out yet. Unless you are jailbreaking it you probably won't.

I just keep grazing through the free apps. Most of the paid apps I have seen are not worth it even at .99 cents. The only paid app we forked out the money for is Text Free unlimited.

I just wish the Touch was a thick as the iPhone. Just seems a little flimsy to me. would rather have a deactivated phone and use it as a touch.

KCFalcon59
05-15-2009, 09:41 AM
Jesus, I can't believe how many apps there are for this thing. I downloaded iFighter - that's a neat little game. Shazam is cool as hell, too.

The MLB app is great. It is a bit expensive at 9.99, but you can listen to any game and choose which teams announcers to listen to, plus video replay, boxscore, follow baserunners and pitch counts. When you are not in front of the TV watching it in HD, it is the next best thing IMO.

NewChief
05-15-2009, 10:11 AM
IT will charge to 80% extremely fast. The final 20% takes a couple extra hours.

Nobody has any input on the Iphone question?

My understanding is that it will work like a touch. I have the same issue. Wife's first iPhone broke the screen on it and shelled out money for 2nd. We still have the first, and I may fix the screen for $125 and use it as an iPod touch. Throw Skype on it, and I have a phone in wireless zones.

Guru
05-15-2009, 03:13 PM
My understanding is that it will work like a touch. I have the same issue. Wife's first iPhone broke the screen on it and shelled out money for 2nd. We still have the first, and I may fix the screen for $125 and use it as an iPod touch. Throw Skype on it, and I have a phone in wireless zones.I've heard both ways on it actually. I've heard they won't work at all once deactivated and they work once they have been activated once.

been all over the net and can't find a straight answer to the question. I figured there would have been quite a few that owned an original and upgraded to the 3g that would have done this already. Guess not though.

Guru
05-16-2009, 08:53 PM
Stickwars is pretty damn fun.

QuikSsurfer
07-19-2009, 06:38 PM
Any Simplify Media users?

BWillie
07-19-2009, 10:54 PM
Why the hell doesn't the HTC 6800 have apps? That really is the advantage of the i-phone. It's not like it's head and shoulders better than other phones on the market as far as how powerful it is. It's just the user interface is one that you can add programs very easily and it is user friendly as far as I can tell.

NewChief
07-20-2009, 05:35 AM
I've heard both ways on it actually. I've heard they won't work at all once deactivated and they work once they have been activated once.

been all over the net and can't find a straight answer to the question. I figured there would have been quite a few that owned an original and upgraded to the 3g that would have done this already. Guess not though.

Just an FYI. I fired up my wife's old phone, and it works fine on wifi. Says "no service" all the time, but if you're in a wifi network it works just like a touch.

dj56dt58
07-20-2009, 11:02 AM
Just an FYI. I fired up my wife's old phone, and it works fine on wifi. Says "no service" all the time, but if you're in a wifi network it works just like a touch.


I work for ATT Wireless...It will work for a while but eventually the system will recognize what's going on and it will stop working

Guru
07-20-2009, 03:10 PM
I work for ATT Wireless...It will work for a while but eventually the system will recognize what's going on and it will stop workingIf that is the case, why gimp the hardware just because somebody isn't using their old phone as a phone. Thats just dumb.

Cave Johnson
07-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Any Simplify Media users?

Yep, should be under jonpitts. What's your id?

Cave Johnson
07-23-2009, 04:39 PM
I work for ATT Wireless...It will work for a while but eventually the system will recognize what's going on and it will stop working

At which point I would imagine jailbreaking it would fix the problem.

Guru
07-23-2009, 06:49 PM
Yep, should be under jonpitts. What's your id?What is the point of simplify media anyway? Wouldn't it be easier to just put the songs you want on the iphone rather than stream?

Cave Johnson
07-23-2009, 07:01 PM
What is the point of simplify media anyway? Wouldn't it be easier to just put the songs you want on the iphone rather than stream?

Storage, for one. I have roughly 30 gigs of songs and a 16 gig iPhone. If you have a 32 gig 3G S, this probably isn't much of a problem. You also apparently can access music other people's music.

Also, for me, since 3.0 went live, I can't play songs through the iPod function on my Sony dock. Pandora and everything else works, but not the ******* iPod.

Guru
07-23-2009, 08:24 PM
Storage, for one. I have roughly 30 gigs of songs and a 16 gig iPhone. If you have a 32 gig 3G S, this probably isn't much of a problem. You also apparently can access music other people's music.

Also, for me, since 3.0 went live, I can't play songs through the iPod function on my Sony dock. Pandora and everything else works, but not the ******* iPod.I downgraded back to 2.2.1 on my Touch. I didn't like 3.0 at all. Once they get the bugs worked out I'll go back.

Fish
07-23-2009, 09:28 PM
Why the hell doesn't the HTC 6800 have apps? That really is the advantage of the i-phone. It's not like it's head and shoulders better than other phones on the market as far as how powerful it is. It's just the user interface is one that you can add programs very easily and it is user friendly as far as I can tell.

WTF retarded shit are you smoking? I'm not trying to take away from what the iPhone can do, but that's a terribly ignorant statement. Windows Mobile has far more apps than the iPhone does. The iPhone is hot shit right now, but your HTC 6800 is far more versatile than even the most current iPhone. I'm a huge Apple geek, but the iPhone is just now getting features that Windows Mobile has had for years. Windows Mobile is the most flexible mobile OS ever. And it's dominantly been that way for over 8 years, while the iPhone is just now catching up with WinMo features.

I don't think you understand what all you can actually do with your Mogul. Less than a few months ago.... this was absolutely true:

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7721/windowslivewriterwhywin.jpg

That's absurd for the price difference between them at the time. Apple has since solved MMS, C+P, and a few other features that the iPhone has been stupidly slow on implementing. But still. Think about it.

The iPhone is definitely a very very cool phone. But it has had to overcome some serious shortcomings. And it hasn't done it gracefully. Stuff that WinMo has done for years.... Plus it's outright expensive as ****. I could configure your phone to do 98% of what the iPhone does for a mere fraction of the cost both service plan and software purchasing wise. If you think your Mogul is limited application wise, you are clueless as to the extended funcionality of your phone. I used to own one.

Seriously. Start a Windows Mobile thread, and I'll help you to get your Mogul to do whatever you want. Your phone is capable of so much, it pains me to think you believe it's limited compared to the iPhone.

Read this: http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/information/why-windows-mobile-rules-iphone-vs-windows-mobile-part-2/

Maybe it will lift your spirits... because most of it is still true...

And go here and look around:

http://www.xda-developers.com/
http://www.ppcgeeks.com/

Just about all the shit you will see there is possible on your phone.

[Sorry to threadjack.... let's talk about the iPhone.....]

Saulbadguy
08-06-2009, 01:50 PM
Ok, so far i've gotten Facebook, ESPN score thingy, and of course pandora.

What are some of the best FREE apps?

KCFalcon59
08-06-2009, 02:17 PM
Ok, so far i've gotten Facebook, ESPN score thingy, and of course pandora.

What are some of the best FREE apps?

Depends on what type of app you're looking for. You can control your iTunes library with "remote". Works great.

Shazam is a good app.

I have Grocery IQ which is nice for grocery lists. Though I paid for this one. It is only .99

The weather channel

Guru
08-06-2009, 02:48 PM
Get Pandora Box. It lets you know all the price drops to free. I have picked up several quality apps thanks to that little app.

NewChief
08-06-2009, 04:38 PM
Ok, so far i've gotten Facebook, ESPN score thingy, and of course pandora.

What are some of the best FREE apps?

Showtimes is good for movie showtimes. Also, check out Shazam if you're a music fan. Very cool app.

irishjayhawk
08-06-2009, 07:45 PM
Grocery IQ is a pretty good app and it's made by Lawrence natives too. (Before sold to coupons.com)

Simplenote is really good but it is $2.

KevB
08-06-2009, 08:15 PM
Ok, so far i've gotten Facebook, ESPN score thingy, and of course pandora.

What are some of the best FREE apps?

I like Flixster and The Weather Channel

DBOSHO
08-06-2009, 11:23 PM
TWSS button. kinda immature but its awesome. chad johnson tweeted today about a cool app called runpee that tells you ahead of time about parts in a movie that dont matter and gives the times so you can run to the bathroom real quick. its a buck but i thought it was interesting

BigRedChief
08-07-2009, 11:29 AM
Ok, so far i've gotten Facebook, ESPN score thingy, and of course pandora.

What are some of the best FREE apps?
Around me.

Find the nearest resteraunt, bar, hospital, retail store and just about anything.

Google

Urbanspoon

Guru
08-07-2009, 02:39 PM
Not free but GET ragdoll Blaster. Best $1.99 I ever spent.

Guru
08-14-2009, 02:53 AM
Wolfenstein 3D down to .99 cents
Doom: Resurrection down to 2.99

This weekend only.

also stumbled on this website with some really great reviews.

http://appadvice.com/appnn/category/reviews/

Fish
08-14-2009, 07:06 PM
I just found out that work will soon provide me with a 32GB iPhone 3Gs....

:toast:

Guru
08-14-2009, 07:09 PM
Star Defense is down to .99 as well.

QuikSsurfer
08-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Star Defense is down to .99 as well.

Great game

Tits McGee
08-15-2009, 12:46 AM
Trapster. The one app you really need.

Tits McGee
08-15-2009, 12:47 AM
Well, I picked up an iPhone last night. I'll have to look into some of these apps.

Two of the first things I've learned, however, are (1) the damned battery drains faster than a bottle of Jack Daniels at ENDelt's house, and (2) the iPod charger I have at work doesn't work for the iPhone. No more playing until I get home tonight. :banghead:

Disable 3G=longer battery life

Guru
08-15-2009, 02:07 AM
ifps and dropship free right now.

The Rick
08-16-2009, 11:20 PM
TomTom GPS app is out now. $99.

Swanman
08-17-2009, 07:50 AM
Atomic Fart rules all. Best free app ever.

BigRedChief
08-17-2009, 08:37 AM
Atomic Fart rules all. Best free app ever.
yeah, I got that one too.:clap:

Fish
08-27-2009, 12:07 PM
Ha ha..... moral introspection and caution...

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/2278/61401217189235569140402.jpg

Silock
08-27-2009, 12:33 PM
PowerPros - baseball app. Really cool and simple. Wish it were MLB teams, but oh well. Love it.

NFL 2010 - Can't get the hang of it, but it's a pretty good football sim.

Civilization Revolution - Fucking awesome. Not too dumbed down, but works brilliantly.

Huffmeister
08-27-2009, 04:09 PM
Anyone know of a better way to rearrange app icons? It's a pain trying to drag an app from one page to a couple of pages away. It'd be nice if you could drag and drop with a mouse from iTunes.

irishjayhawk
08-27-2009, 05:03 PM
Facebook 3.0 hit the store today.

Guru
08-27-2009, 05:23 PM
Anyone know of a better way to rearrange app icons? It's a pain trying to drag an app from one page to a couple of pages away. It'd be nice if you could drag and drop with a mouse from iTunes.There are rumors that the next firmware update will allow for rearranging apps through iTunes

Fish
08-27-2009, 06:31 PM
Sporting News Pro Football App

Very nice for a free app. Schedules, scores, stats, rosters, news.... all nicely done.

Also versions for MLB, NBA.

irishjayhawk
08-27-2009, 06:35 PM
There are rumors that the next firmware update will allow for rearranging apps through iTunes

Slight correction.

Current rumor is that the next version of iTunes will carry this feature, rather than the next firmware. Which means Sept 9th it should be announced. But as always, rumor.

QuikSsurfer
08-27-2009, 06:48 PM
Sporting News Pro Football App

Very nice for a free app. Schedules, scores, stats, rosters, news.... all nicely done.

Also versions for MLB, NBA.

Downloaded and deleted. Updates are incredibly slow to live games.
ScoreMobile ftw

KCFalcon59
08-27-2009, 07:57 PM
Facebook 3.0 hit the store today.

It's really slick too. Major upgrade from the earlier versions.

Fish
09-02-2009, 10:28 PM
Here's a few great apps I've recently discovered...

AroundMe: Absolutely essential navigation app.
OmniFocus: GTD manager.
Flixster: Movies, Theater showtimes, DVDs.
Awesome Note: Outstanding Notes app.
Intelliscreen: Lockscreen customizer. The shit.
Jaadu RDP/VNC: Remote Desktop apps.
StickWars: Really fun game defending a castle against stick warriors.
FlightControl: Game of airport runway management. Addictive.
MotionX GPS: GPS utility on steroids. Breadcrumb/Waypoint Mgt/etc.
Sportacular: Scoreboard/Standings/News app but with customized Push alerts that can update every 30 seconds. Push alert capability is really nice.

Silock
09-02-2009, 11:15 PM
If you like Flight Control, try Harbor Master.

OnTheWarpath58
09-03-2009, 08:03 AM
Here's a few great apps I've recently discovered...

AroundMe: Absolutely essential navigation app.
OmniFocus: GTD manager.
Flixster: Movies, Theater showtimes, DVDs.
Awesome Note: Outstanding Notes app.
Intelliscreen: Lockscreen customizer. The shit.
Jaadu RDP/VNC: Remote Desktop apps.
StickWars: Really fun game defending a castle against stick warriors.
FlightControl: Game of airport runway management. Addictive.
MotionX GPS: GPS utility on steroids. Breadcrumb/Waypoint Mgt/etc.
Sportacular: Scoreboard/Standings/News app but with customized Push alerts that can update every 30 seconds. Push alert capability is really nice.

Can't seem to find Intelliscreen in the appstore.

Shag
09-03-2009, 08:16 AM
Can't seem to find Intelliscreen in the appstore.

You have to have a jailbroken iPhone to use Intelliscreen - it's not an app store app.

OnTheWarpath58
09-03-2009, 08:19 AM
You have to have a jailbroken iPhone to use Intelliscreen - it's not an app store app.

Ah. Thanks.

Fish
09-04-2009, 10:05 AM
Can't seem to find Intelliscreen in the appstore.

Oops... yeah. I forgot that Intelliscreen is only installable after a jailbreak. But it's well worth it to jailbreak your phone for this app alone. It's a huge advantage to have that info on your lockscreen, and to be able to view and edit it, or mark messages read/unread. You can click on your calendar event, e-mail, SMS, or weather and it will pop up in a little Quickview screen which is scrollable and gives you further options. Here's what it looks like by default, except for the custom background.

http://www.intelliborn.com/screenshots/IntelliScreen.png

dj56dt58
09-06-2009, 09:54 AM
At which point I would imagine jailbreaking it would fix the problem.

possibly..doubt everything would work correctly though.

Guru
09-08-2009, 11:49 PM
The shuffle function really stinks on the Ipod Touch. Just recently started using it in my car and it repeats crap to no end. I really don't like having to setup playlists all the time just to avoid repeats. Why it can't handle such a simple function is beyond me.

dj56dt58
09-08-2009, 11:51 PM
The shuffle function really stinks on the Ipod Touch. Just recently started using it in my car and it repeats crap to no end. I really don't like having to setup playlists all the time just to avoid repeats. Why it can't handle such a simple function is beyond me.

if its the same as the iphone just use the on the go playlist..it shuffles all of the songs randomly

Guru
09-09-2009, 12:04 AM
if its the same as the iphone just use the on the go playlist..it shuffles all of the songs randomlyIve tried that as well. The problem with that one is that it puts songs from the same artist back to back all the time.

the other annoyance is that the ipod doesn't always remember the last song I was playing even though I rarely turn it off. Then I have to restart the shuffle causing more repeats.

EDIT

I even set up a playlist of my favorites and still get the same problems when I shuffle it.

Saulbadguy
09-09-2009, 07:00 AM
I'm loving Stanza at the moment.

patteeu
09-09-2009, 07:27 AM
Ive tried that as well. The problem with that one is that it puts songs from the same artist back to back all the time.

the other annoyance is that the ipod doesn't always remember the last song I was playing even though I rarely turn it off. Then I have to restart the shuffle causing more repeats.

EDIT

I even set up a playlist of my favorites and still get the same problems when I shuffle it.

How many different artists do you have on your ipod? How many different songs? I don't have an iTouch, but I don't seem to have that problem on my iPod. I don't use shuffle for my entire library very often though. I usually use shuffle either on an artist or on a genre. When I use it, it generates a randomized playlist that includes every song in the group only once.

ChiefaRoo
09-09-2009, 08:06 AM
What exactly is "jailbreaking" your iphone?

Shag
09-09-2009, 08:35 AM
if its the same as the iphone just use the on the go playlist..it shuffles all of the songs randomly

Odd - I don't have that problem on my iPhone. I shuffle my entire library just about every day, and don't recall any issues with repeats. In fact, I think it may be designed so that won't happen...

When I select "shuffle all", I get a counter at the top - "1 of 1613". This would seem to indicate that the iPhone will create the entire play order initially, and then just step through them like a normal playlist. This should eliminate any duplicates, unless you have duplicates on your device. That's a bit of conjecture, but that's how it appears to work...

I do often get back-to-back songs from the same artist or album, but I'm guessing it's a truly random shuffle, not an intelligent shuffle.

patteeu
09-09-2009, 08:48 AM
Odd - I don't have that problem on my iPhone. I shuffle my entire library just about every day, and don't recall any issues with repeats. In fact, I think it may be designed so that won't happen...

When I select "shuffle all", I get a counter at the top - "1 of 1613". This would seem to indicate that the iPhone will create the entire play order initially, and then just step through them like a normal playlist. This should eliminate any duplicates, unless you have duplicates on your device. That's a bit of conjecture, but that's how it appears to work...

I do often get back-to-back songs from the same artist or album, but I'm guessing it's a truly random shuffle, not an intelligent shuffle.

I think this is how it works as well.

dj56dt58
09-09-2009, 08:55 AM
Odd - I don't have that problem on my iPhone. I shuffle my entire library just about every day, and don't recall any issues with repeats. In fact, I think it may be designed so that won't happen...

When I select "shuffle all", I get a counter at the top - "1 of 1613". This would seem to indicate that the iPhone will create the entire play order initially, and then just step through them like a normal playlist. This should eliminate any duplicates, unless you have duplicates on your device. That's a bit of conjecture, but that's how it appears to work...

I do often get back-to-back songs from the same artist or album, but I'm guessing it's a truly random shuffle, not an intelligent shuffle.

Mine worked like this at first and for some reason after a few days it started repeating..

patteeu
09-09-2009, 09:00 AM
Mine worked like this at first and for some reason after a few days it started repeating..

Have you tried resetting it?

Fish
09-09-2009, 09:05 AM
What exactly is "jailbreaking" your iphone?

Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPhone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone) and iPod Touch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Touch) users to run unofficial code on their devices bypassing Apple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.)'s official distribution mechanism, the App Store (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App_Store). Once jailbroken, iPhone users are able to download many applications previously unavailable through the App Store via unofficial installers such as Cydia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cydia_%28iPhone_OS%29) and Icy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icy_%28application%29). It's estimated that 4 million (out of 40 million) iPods and iPhones are jailbroken. <sup id="cite_ref-0" class="reference">[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jailbreak_%28iPhone_OS%29#cite_note-0)</sup>
Jailbreaking is distinct from unlocking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIM_lock#Unlocking_technology), which is the process by which a mobile device is made compatible with telephone networks it was not specifically licensed to be used with.
Essentially, you're replacing the iPhone firmware with a custom one that allows for a whole new world of flexibility and customization for your iPhone. And before you start thinking of terrible legal repercussions, jailbreaking your phone is not currently illegal, but it could void your warranty if you're really really stupid about it. In normal cases, it's very hard to actually void your warranty due to jailbreaking, as the jailbreak can be easily removed and your phone will be back to normal state in a matter of minutes. The US Copyright office currently has an exemption for jailbreaking, but Apple is still trying to fight it. There's a court date sometime in the future, but Apple is not expected to win. So jailbreaking is free and legal. And jailbreaking doesn't mean stealing software. You can jailbreak your iPhone and still pay for applications like you always have(if you so choose). Of course, there are sources available for installing any and all applications you would find in the App Store, and with a jailbroken phone you will not be charged for the app at all, but that's a matter between you and your conscience. There are plenty of reasons to jailbreak other than free software though. And some of the software that's only available on jailbroken iPhonse still requires payment.

Here's a decent article about just some of the advantages of jailbreaking...

http://www.simonblog.com/2008/10/05/why-jailbreak-top-5-reasons-to-jailbreak-iphone/

If you have any other questions about it, let me know.

BigRedChief
09-09-2009, 02:11 PM
Essentially, you're replacing the iPhone firmware with a custom one that allows for a whole new world of flexibility and customization for your iPhone. And before you start thinking of terrible legal repercussions, jailbreaking your phone is not currently illegal, but it could void your warranty if you're really really stupid about it. In normal cases, it's very hard to actually void your warranty due to jailbreaking, as the jailbreak can be easily removed and your phone will be back to normal state in a matter of minutes. The US Copyright office currently has an exemption for jailbreaking, but Apple is still trying to fight it. There's a court date sometime in the future, but Apple is not expected to win. So jailbreaking is free and legal. And jailbreaking doesn't mean stealing software. You can jailbreak your iPhone and still pay for applications like you always have(if you so choose). Of course, there are sources available for installing any and all applications you would find in the App Store, and with a jailbroken phone you will not be charged for the app at all, but that's a matter between you and your conscience. There are plenty of reasons to jailbreak other than free software though. And some of the software that's only available on jailbroken iPhonse still requires payment.

Here's a decent article about just some of the advantages of jailbreaking...

http://www.simonblog.com/2008/10/05/why-jailbreak-top-5-reasons-to-jailbreak-iphone/

If you have any other questions about it, let me know.
Which is illegal, isn't it?

patteeu
09-09-2009, 02:24 PM
Which is illegal, isn't it?

He says in his post that it's "not currently illegal".

Fish
09-09-2009, 02:39 PM
Which is illegal, isn't it?

Which part?

The jailbreak is perfectly legal. The US Copyright Office agrees. See here: http://www.eff.org/files/filenode/dmca_2009/EFF%2BRM%2Bproposals.pdf

If you take your jailbroken phone to the Apple store, and they happen to identify a jailbroken app they can void your iPhone warranty. But that's all they can do. And if you jailbreak, and then you have problems, you can just remove the jailbreak in a matter of minutes if you have to take it to the store and they will have no way to tell it was ever jailbroken.

Downloading paid apps for free isn't legal, but that's not required to jailbreak. Most jailbreak app authors actually encourage paying for whatever app you use. I included a pic a page or so back where a jailbreak app was encouraging "moral introspection and caution" when dealing with an untrustworthy jailbreak sources that may be distributing copyrighted work.

It's akin to buying a Toyota vehicle, and having Toyota tell you that you can only have it worked on at the Toyota dealership. That's the simplest explanation I've been given.

Like I said, Apple is trying to fight it, but they're not going to win. It's currently legal, and I fully expect it to stay that way.

The Rick
09-09-2009, 02:57 PM
Sweet...Madden NFL 10 for iPhone ($7.99) released today!

http://www.eamobile.com/Web/iphone-games/madden-10

Silock
09-09-2009, 09:10 PM
Chipotle ordering app.

LOL

Gonna get me in so much trouble.

BigRedChief
09-09-2009, 09:11 PM
He says in his post that it's "not currently illegal".key word, currently. Much like downloading music, gambling online etc. at least thats what I hear. They will go after the jailbreakers.

Silock
09-09-2009, 09:13 PM
So what? It's still not illegal.

Silock
09-10-2009, 02:16 AM
FLICK FUCKING FISHING

Can't... stop... playing...

Guru
09-10-2009, 02:18 AM
key word, currently. Much like downloading music, gambling online etc. at least thats what I hear. They will go after the jailbreakers.I doubt they will ever make Jailbreaking illegal. The majority that do jailbreak do not download the illegal apps that are available through nefarious vendors. They do it only to unlock all the extra features that should have been available in the first place. Number one being THEMES.

Huffmeister
09-10-2009, 06:03 AM
I doubt they will ever make Jailbreaking illegal. The majority that do jailbreak do not download the illegal apps that are available through nefarious vendors. They do it only to unlock all the extra features that should have been available in the first place. Number one being THEMES.
This is exactly why I jailbroke mine a couple of nights ago. Being able to actually have a background on the SpringBoard, 5x5 icons, and Categories made it completely worthwhile. All things that should have either been there from the beginning, or at least added in the 2+ years that the iPhone has been out.

Guru
09-10-2009, 09:40 PM
This is exactly why I jailbroke mine a couple of nights ago. Being able to actually have a background on the SpringBoard, 5x5 icons, and Categories made it completely worthwhile. All things that should have either been there from the beginning, or at least added in the 2+ years that the iPhone has been out.It amazes me that Apple still has not set it up to allow themes yet.

Cave Johnson
09-11-2009, 02:53 PM
In no particular order, here are some apps I've recently discovered or use a lot.

Text Plus - The recipients have to send texts to a number rather than your name, but otherwise it's a solid free texting app.

Around Me - A lifesaver for finding a specific store or type of store while traveling.

Skype - Bulletproof VOIP (over wireless) and a $3/month unlimited plan.

Inside Redbox - Allows you to see titles at specific machines and the relevant promo codes.

Yahoo FFL app - Haven't used it much... just came out.

The Public Radio block - NPR Addict (probably the best), Public Radio, NPR News (new), and KCRW (based in LA, great music).

Fish
09-11-2009, 03:02 PM
Anybody tried ESPN Fantasy Football 2009 app yet? Not the draft kit, the actual team management app...

http://www.cellfanatic.com/2009/09/09/espn-mobile-launches-fantasy-football-app-for-the-iphone

Looks very cool, but I'd like to know if it's actually worth $5.... It's gotten some poor reviews, but it looks like those are from idiots who can't operate it.

Cave Johnson
09-11-2009, 03:06 PM
Anybody tried ESPN Fantasy Football 2009 app yet? Not the draft kit, the actual team management app...

http://www.cellfanatic.com/2009/09/09/espn-mobile-launches-fantasy-football-app-for-the-iphone

Looks very cool, but I'd like to know if it's actually worth $5.... It's gotten some poor reviews, but it looks like those are from idiots who can't operate it.

ESPN charges for their app? Phftttttt.

KevB
09-11-2009, 04:19 PM
CBS Sports finally has their fantasy football app up and running (and it's free).

Guru
09-11-2009, 11:06 PM
The shuffle function really stinks on the Ipod Touch. Just recently started using it in my car and it repeats crap to no end. I really don't like having to setup playlists all the time just to avoid repeats. Why it can't handle such a simple function is beyond me. I just started using the Genius function and it can't even get it right. I have 3 THREE Peter Gabriel songs on my entire iPod and it puts two of the back-to-back. That is exactly what it did on that previous post too when it was just shuffle.

Obviously, iPods like Peter Gabriel.

Guru
09-12-2009, 03:00 AM
Hanoi is pretty good but I have gotten myself stuck at level 9.

DBOSHO
09-12-2009, 10:41 AM
dont know if this has been posted yet but...

the "i am tpain" app is freakin sweet. its a voice recorder but it puts it in autotune.

Cave Johnson
09-13-2009, 10:29 AM
dont know if this has been posted yet but...

the "i am tpain" app is freakin sweet. its a voice recorder but it puts it in autotune.

If they had anything other than terrible T-Pain songs, I might consider it.

Guru
09-18-2009, 05:12 PM
Monkey island is down to 3.99

Duke Nukem 99 cents.

I don't care for the controls on Nukem at all though.

Saulbadguy
09-18-2009, 05:12 PM
Monkey island is down to 3.99

Duke Nukem 99 cents.

I don't care for the controls on Nukem at all though.

The controls for Monkey Island suck ass as well from what i've heard.

Guru
09-18-2009, 05:19 PM
The controls for Monkey Island suck ass as well from what i've heard.I haven't played it long enough to have an opinion yet. I never owned the game on PC so this is new to me.

I kind of regret getting Duke now. Why can't all FPS on the iphone just adopt what wolfenstien did for crying out loud.

Param
09-18-2009, 07:18 PM
Im sure it's been mentioned, but the Apple remote is pretty cool. You can control your itunes music from your phone.

88TG88
09-18-2009, 10:16 PM
Im sure it's been mentioned, but the Apple remote is pretty cool. You can control your itunes music from your phone.

Ya, im using it right now

QuikSsurfer
09-18-2009, 10:16 PM
Don't get Duke Nukem.. the controls are awful!

Space Invaders: Infinity Gene FTW!!!

Guru
09-18-2009, 10:27 PM
Don't get Duke Nukem.. the controls are awful!

Space Invaders: Infinity Gene FTW!!!Where were you 8 hours ago man!!! I already blew the buck on it. What a waste.

QuikSsurfer
09-18-2009, 10:44 PM
Where were you 8 hours ago man!!! I already blew the buck on it. What a waste.

Well shitfuck!
I'm sure there will be a update that'll fix it... probably not though.

www.toucharcade.com is a great site, btw.

Dick Bull
09-19-2009, 12:21 AM
So let's talk about this jailbreaking thing. I assume, and please correct me if I'm wrong, that this enables your phone to customize etc. My question is can you screw up your phone doing this? Are the benefits worth the risks?

Guru
09-19-2009, 12:36 AM
So let's talk about this jailbreaking thing. I assume, and please correct me if I'm wrong, that this enables your phone to customize etc. My question is can you screw up your phone doing this? Are the benefits worth the risks?You can't screw up your phone doing it. Just follow the instructions. Worse case scenario, something goes wrong and you just reinstall the official firmware and try again.

Fish
09-19-2009, 10:25 AM
So let's talk about this jailbreaking thing. I assume, and please correct me if I'm wrong, that this enables your phone to customize etc. My question is can you screw up your phone doing this? Are the benefits worth the risks?

It's pretty painless. And yes, you can customize the hell out of it afterward. Do a full backup beforehand, so if anything does go wrong, you can zap the phone back to the exact same state and you won't lose any contacts, apps, settings, etc. You can't harm it. Like any computer application, you can uninstall the jailbreak if you want to and your phone will be exactly the same as it was beforehand. There's really no risk, and the benefits are incredible.

Wa-Z
09-19-2009, 02:09 PM
Is there information on emulators in this thread?

Dick Bull
09-19-2009, 06:52 PM
okay so it's jailbroken, i went to cydia to download some stuff thus far. What are the must haves for customization etc. I have no intention of downloading the 3.1 update just because I'm using tethering as my internet connection. What are the greatest things you've come across because it reads pretty technical on that sight. I can hold my own when it comes to pcs but apple got me fucked up

splatbass
09-19-2009, 09:57 PM
WTF retarded shit are you smoking? I'm not trying to take away from what the iPhone can do, but that's a terribly ignorant statement. Windows Mobile has far more apps than the iPhone does. The iPhone is hot shit right now, but your HTC 6800 is far more versatile than even the most current iPhone. I'm a huge Apple geek, but the iPhone is just now getting features that Windows Mobile has had for years. Windows Mobile is the most flexible mobile OS ever. And it's dominantly been that way for over 8 years, while the iPhone is just now catching up with WinMo features.



I had a Samsung phone with Windows Mobile. The biggest piece of shit OS there is. Made Vista look good. For example, it kept telling me it was out of memory even when it wasn't. I wanted to take a picture at a Thanksgiving beach party and it wouldn't even run the camera app, and it had plenty of both RAM and storage memory. There were numerous other problems as well. Total crap.

Fish
10-08-2009, 08:27 AM
WunderRadio. http://www.wunderradio.com/

How is it that I hadn't heard of this app before? Very cool. I'm now streaming 610, 810, 96.5, 98.9, 101.1, etc. on my iPhone. Nice having access to Royals broadcasts and Chiefs broadcasts over Edge, 3G, or wifi.

Works with any radio station that provides an online stream. Also emergency scanners, NOAA scanner, police scanners, etc.

Very cool.

Dave Lane
10-08-2009, 09:09 AM
So let's talk about this jailbreaking thing. I assume, and please correct me if I'm wrong, that this enables your phone to customize etc. My question is can you screw up your phone doing this? Are the benefits worth the risks?

I've been jailbroken for a year with no problems. Also u can get Installous which is the shit!! All apps for free :)

Fish
10-08-2009, 10:00 AM
okay so it's jailbroken, i went to cydia to download some stuff thus far. What are the must haves for customization etc. I have no intention of downloading the 3.1 update just because I'm using tethering as my internet connection. What are the greatest things you've come across because it reads pretty technical on that sight. I can hold my own when it comes to pcs but apple got me ****ed up

My "Must haves" for customization:

Winterboard (http://www.iphone-hacks.com/tag/winterboard/): Customizations galore. Themes, backgrounds, sounds, reflective dock, 5 item dock, lockscreen customizations, etc. Just about everything is customizable.

SBSettings (http://www.iphonehacks.com/2009/02/sbsettings-offers-faster-method-to-manage-your-iphone-settings.html): Gives you a quick access menu to turn on/off wifi, 3G, phone, adjust brightness, or kill processes. Activated by swiping the status bar at the top. Very handy.

[/URL][URL="http://www.theiphonespot.net/2009/07/30/intelliscreen-2-93-1-crack/"]Intelliscreen (http://www.junefabrics.com/iphone/index.php): This app you have to pay for, despite the jailbreak. But it's really worth it. I think you can hack it with some in-depth work so you don't have to pay, but you're an ass if you do.

Cycorder (http://www.simonblog.com/2008/08/25/turn-your-iphone-into-video-camera-with-cycorder/): Record video. (Not 3Gs compatible though)

ToneFXs (http://iphonepk.net/2009/08/17/tonefxs-v1501-cracked/): Complete customization of iPhone sounds. Another pay app, but well worth it if you like to customize your sounds. Again, you can hack it, but just pay for it...

Installous (http://hackulo.us/forums/index.php?showtopic=651): It's a hacked app store. Get any app for free. Leave your morality at the door.

iMobileCinema (http://imobilecinema.com/install.html): Very powerful plugin for iPhone Safari. Allows you to play flash videos and a host of other stuff.

Terminal (http://www.hoboes.com/Mimsy/hacks/command-line-terminal/): It's a terminal client for iPhone. I use this a lot. Others may not.

jidar
10-08-2009, 10:39 AM
I read a lot of books so for me the killer app is going to be the Kindle support.

As soon as I'm eligible I'm going to upgrade my current AT&T phone to an iphone.

The Bad Guy
10-08-2009, 11:12 AM
What is the downside to jailbreaking? I want to do that to my wife's IPhone but did not know if it had any negative effects.

Fish
10-08-2009, 11:25 AM
I read a lot of books so for me the killer app is going to be the Kindle support.

As soon as I'm eligible I'm going to upgrade my current AT&T phone to an iphone.

They will never have Kindle support on the iPhone. Kindle makes it's money from the expensive Kindle readers, not the ebooks that it uses. And they will restrict Kindle books to the Kindle readers for that reason.

But there is still Stanza. Which is the shiznit. Stanza will allow you to read just about any format of ebook. It's very very well done and makes ebook reading easy on the iPhone. You can transfer ebooks from your desktop to your iPhone. You won't miss Kindle much when you see what Stanza can do.

http://www.lexcycle.com/

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Fish
10-08-2009, 11:36 AM
What is the downside to jailbreaking? I want to do that to my wife's IPhone but did not know if it had any negative effects.

Not much really. It can void your warranty if you take your iPhone to the Apple store, and they see evidence that it's jailbroken and feel the need to pursue voiding your warranty over it. But you'd have to be pretty dumb for that to happen. You can zap your iPhone back to it's exact pre-jailbroken state quickly and easily, and Apple would never know. It doesn't do anything permanent to the iPhone. I've heard lots of people say that they took their obviously jailbroken phone to the Apple store and had it worked on with nothing ever said too.

The Rick
10-08-2009, 11:36 AM
They will never have Kindle support on the iPhone. Kindle makes it's money from the expensive Kindle readers, not the ebooks that it uses. And they will restrict Kindle books to the Kindle readers for that reason.
Pssst...there's an Amazon Kindle iPhone app in the App Store. And it's a free download. Works great with the whole Kindle ecosystem.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_83811991_3?ie=UTF8&docId=1000301301&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=right-1&pf_rd_r=1Y9JWXWTW0HRT1QNHZTW&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=493501431&pf_rd_i=133141011

Fish
10-08-2009, 11:39 AM
Pssst...there's an Amazon Kindle iPhone app in the App Store. And it's a free download. Works great with the whole Kindle ecosystem.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_83811991_3?ie=UTF8&docId=1000301301&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=right-1&pf_rd_r=1Y9JWXWTW0HRT1QNHZTW&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=493501431&pf_rd_i=133141011


Well sumbitch.... I do stand corrected.....

The Bad Guy
10-08-2009, 11:44 AM
Not much really. It can void your warranty if you take your iPhone to the Apple store, and they see evidence that it's jailbroken and feel the need to pursue voiding your warranty over it. But you'd have to be pretty dumb for that to happen. You can zap your iPhone back to it's exact pre-jailbroken state quickly and easily, and Apple would never know. It doesn't do anything permanent to the iPhone. I've heard lots of people say that they took their obviously jailbroken phone to the Apple store and had it worked on with nothing ever said too.

What about updating through ITunes or downloading legit apple store apps?

Fish
10-08-2009, 12:11 PM
What about updating through ITunes or downloading legit apple store apps?

Most generally when you update the OS, like from OS 2 to OS 3, it will undo whatever jailbreak you've previously done. And you'll have to redo the jailbreak part after updating to a new OS and resync any jailbroken apps. But that's not much of a problem. You may have to wait for a few weeks after a new OS is released before you install it to allow the hackers to create a modified version of it for use with jailbreaking, but that's usually not an issue.

And you can continue to use iTunes exactly like you normally would, and download and pay for all the apps you normally would through iTunes. It doesn't affect the way you connect to iTunes at all, it just adds other methods to connect to the phone other than restricting it solely to iTunes.

The Bad Guy
10-08-2009, 01:02 PM
Any links to recommend for jailbreak?

Fish
10-08-2009, 01:18 PM
Backgrounder app for jailbroken iPhones. Let's you run any app in the background for true multitasking. It's harsh on battery life the more you use it, but that's expected and the reason Apple left it out to begin with. If nothing else, it will allow you to chuckle at your friend bragging that his Pre is the only mobile that has multitasking.....

http://gizmodo.com/5058234/iphone+backgrounder-hack-brings-true-background-multitasking-to-iphone-apps

iPhone-Backgrounder (available for jailbroken iPhones via Cydia) brings another much-desired functionality that Apple's not allowing for legit apps—the ability to run in the background. After installing the extension, simply hold down the home button on the app you want to preserve, and it will keep running until you tell it to stop with another home button press.

Fish
10-08-2009, 01:21 PM
Any links to recommend for jailbreak?

What version iPhone and what OS is it currently running?

You will also need a computer to do the jailbreaking from, and it depends if it's a PC or a Mac as far as what utility to use. Will you be using a PC or a Mac?

The Bad Guy
10-08-2009, 02:00 PM
What version iPhone and what OS is it currently running?

You will also need a computer to do the jailbreaking from, and it depends if it's a PC or a Mac as far as what utility to use. Will you be using a PC or a Mac?

3G. I just updated to the most recent OS.

I'll be using a Mac.

Guru
10-08-2009, 02:14 PM
WunderRadio. http://www.wunderradio.com/

How is it that I hadn't heard of this app before? Very cool. I'm now streaming 610, 810, 96.5, 98.9, 101.1, etc. on my iPhone. Nice having access to Royals broadcasts and Chiefs broadcasts over Edge, 3G, or wifi.

Works with any radio station that provides an online stream. Also emergency scanners, NOAA scanner, police scanners, etc.

Very cool.I will have to check that out.

Fish
10-08-2009, 02:56 PM
3G. I just updated to the most recent OS.

I'll be using a Mac.

That's a good combination.

Be sure and do a complete backup before you do it. You likely won't need it, but it's nice to have just in case. Here's how to create a complete backup: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766?locale=en_US

When you're ready to jailbreak, here's your step by step guide: http://www.iphonehacks.com/2009/09/step-by-step-guide-to-jailbreak-iphone-3g-running-iphone-os-31-using-pwnagetool-31.html

I've used this guide on several 3G iPhones running 3.1, so I know it works.

Now keep in mind that since you've already upgraded to OS 3.1, you won't be able to "unlock" your iPhone for use on other carriers like T-Mobile. But it won't affect the jailbreaking ability at all. So don't let that confuse you.

Otherwise, follow the instructions carefully and you'll be jailbroken in no time.

Buck
10-08-2009, 05:45 PM
WunderRadio. http://www.wunderradio.com/

How is it that I hadn't heard of this app before? Very cool. I'm now streaming 610, 810, 96.5, 98.9, 101.1, etc. on my iPhone. Nice having access to Royals broadcasts and Chiefs broadcasts over Edge, 3G, or wifi.

Works with any radio station that provides an online stream. Also emergency scanners, NOAA scanner, police scanners, etc.

Very cool.

Fuck they need this for Blackberry. It says check back soon.

KCWolfman
10-08-2009, 06:25 PM
**** they need this for Blackberry. It says check back soon.

Not available for android yet either. Sucks

splatbass
10-08-2009, 06:52 PM
They will never have Kindle support on the iPhone.

They already do. I have it on my Ipod Touch. It is from Amazon. Do a search for "kindle" in the app store.

kysirsoze
10-09-2009, 12:26 PM
I want to jailbreak my 3G but I'm using windows and I've already upgraded to 3.1. What can I do?

Fish
10-09-2009, 12:44 PM
I want to jailbreak my 3G but I'm using windows and I've already upgraded to 3.1. What can I do?

Well..... the easy answer is to get a Mac, or borrow one from a friend. Right now the only way to jailbreak OS 3.1 is with PwnageTool 3.1 on a Mac. Or at least the important part of creating the custom firmware must be done on a Mac.

The only way to update to iPhone firmware 3.1 and preserve baseband is by using the PwnageTool 3.1. PwnageTool is only available for Mac (http://www.iphonehacks.com/2009/09/step-by-step-guide-to-jailbreak-iphone-3g-running-iphone-os-31-using-pwnagetool-31.html#), so Windows users who want to unlock their iPhone 3G should either get the custom firmware created by the PwnageTool on a Mac from someone they trust or borrow their friend's Mac (http://www.iphonehacks.com/2009/09/step-by-step-guide-to-jailbreak-iphone-3g-running-iphone-os-31-using-pwnagetool-31.html#) and follow this guide. http://www.iphonehacks.com/2009/09/step-by-step-guide-to-jailbreak-iphone-3g-running-iphone-os-31-using-pwnagetool-31.html

But word is that there will be a Windows version released soon.

I might be able to send you a firmware I created on a Mac that would work for your 3G if you're really interested.

kysirsoze
10-09-2009, 12:58 PM
That would be awesome....I PM'd you my E-mail address.

Fish
10-09-2009, 01:04 PM
That would be awesome....I PM'd you my E-mail address.

It's way too big to e-mail. Check your PMs...

kstater
10-11-2009, 06:32 AM
Keep the suggestions coming. The touch is probably the greatest thing ever for me. Keeps me occupied while sitting in a deer stand without lugging a book out there. For all the e-book readers, do you pay for all the books, or is there a site that has some decent free books. I've found some free books, but they're all 50 years old and out of copyright.

Guru
10-11-2009, 06:46 AM
Keep the suggestions coming. The touch is probably the greatest thing ever for me. Keeps me occupied while sitting in a deer stand without lugging a book out there. For all the e-book readers, do you pay for all the books, or is there a site that has some decent free books. I've found some free books, but they're all 50 years old and out of copyright.

Check out Wattpad. It has a little more selection

KCWolfman
10-12-2009, 02:43 AM
**** they need this for Blackberry. It says check back soon.

See if flycast works and is available. I have about 6 of my local radio stations with this program. Somewhere around a 50 second delay.

Oh, and its free

Guru
10-12-2009, 09:15 AM
See if flycast works and is available. I have about 6 of my local radio stations with this program. Somewhere around a 50 second delay.

Oh, and its freeCan't get any of my local AM stations with that at all.

Silock
10-12-2009, 10:29 AM
Two more games to add to the list:

Fling! (good puzzle game)

and

Animal Kingdom (kinda like chess, but ... not... awesome game)

Talisman
10-13-2009, 06:45 PM
Dropbox recently released a free touch/iPhone app so you can keep all of your files organized on multiple computers/gadgets. If you haven't heard of Dropbox, it's basically a folder you put your files into and they get synced with any other computers you have Dropbox on. It also backs up anything within the folder/s to getdropbox.com so you can access it from anywhere.

You can get a 2GB account for free, or...

[shameless plug] you could use this link:

https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTIzMjA0NjY5

and we could both get an extra 250 MB of space. [/shameless plug]

Guru
10-21-2009, 12:58 AM
Anybody tried this?

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Fish
10-21-2009, 08:30 AM
Anybody tried this?

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No, but I'm going to now... that looks cool. Thanks.

Guru
10-21-2009, 09:44 PM
No, but I'm going to now... that looks cool. Thanks.Let me know what you think of it.

BigRedChief
10-24-2009, 05:32 AM
Theres an app that will tell you how much you made while taking a crap at work. I think every market for an app is covered now.

KCFalcon59
10-24-2009, 06:48 AM
Theres an app that will tell you how much you made while taking a crap at work. I think every market for an app is covered now.

I don't know. I wonder if they have one for people who take smoke breaks every 30-40 minutes?

Guru
10-26-2009, 10:29 PM
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Guru
10-27-2009, 02:17 AM
Would highly recommend Gunrazor too. Free right now.

KCWolfman
10-27-2009, 02:47 AM
Can't get any of my local AM stations with that at all.

2 am on my list that are local. Call your stations and ask what it would take to add them.

irishjayhawk
10-27-2009, 06:19 AM
I don't know if I mentioned it but Instapaper is glorious. Use it all the time.

Param
10-27-2009, 11:33 AM
air mouse pro is pretty good. You can turn your iphone into a mouse/keyboard and control your computer.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
10-27-2009, 02:48 PM
Keep the suggestions coming. The touch is probably the greatest thing ever for me. Keeps me occupied while sitting in a deer stand without lugging a book out there. For all the e-book readers, do you pay for all the books, or is there a site that has some decent free books. I've found some free books, but they're all 50 years old and out of copyright.

That would probably be why they're <b>free</b>. Because they're out of copyright and in the public domain.

Books in copyright that are free are usually pirated copies, (certain exceptions do occur . . . see Cory Doctrow and Baen Books for examples).

Fish
10-29-2009, 11:38 AM
FYI....

Apple To Verizon: Can I Hear LTE Now?

By Om Malik (http://gigaom.com/author/om/) | Sunday, April 26, 2009 | 10:00 PM PT
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USA Today reports (http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/phones/2009-04-26-apple-verizon-iphone_N.htm?csp=34) that Apple and Verizon Communications entered into high-level talks that would allow iPhone to come to Verizon’s network. USA Today speculates that this could means a CDMA-based iPhone. I don’t buy it. Around the world, the CDMA ecosystem is slowly but surely contracting. To spend development dollars on a protocol with the limited future wouldn’t make sense. Instead, I think if there is indeed an agreement with Verizon, it will be for devices for the Long Term Evolution (http://gigaom.com/2008/02/22/dreaming-of-wireless-broadband/) (LTE) 4G Wireless networks (http://gigaom.com/2008/08/13/countdown-to-4g-whos-doing-what-when/).

Verizon has plans to launch its LTE network in a handful of cities by the end of 2009 (http://gigaom.com/2008/12/10/verizon-speeds-up-lte-launch/). By 2010, Verizon hopes to have 25-30 cities LTE-ready (http://jkontherun.com/2009/02/18/verizon-plans-3-lte-areas-in-2009-25-to-30-in-2010/). Apple is smart enough to realize that, just like PCs needed processing power gains, data-centric wireless devices need wireless bandwidth gains to increase their utility. Trials show that LTE networks can run at speeds of between 50 Mbps to 60 Mbps. More importantly, LTE is a global standard, allowing Apple to sell the same 4G version of its device across the planet. LTE is expected to sweep the planet by 2012 (http://gigaom.com/2008/02/19/ericsson-expects-mass-lte-deployment-in-2012/).

AT&T’s plans for a 4G rollout are currently behind Verizon’s plans. The company, which currently has an exclusive on the iPhone in the United States, plans to stick with HSPA up until 2011 then transition to LTE (http://gigaom.com/2008/04/03/open-access-restrictions-may-have-undervalued-spectrum/). But any chance of Apple giving up on the iPhone partnership — even a hint of a deal with Verizon — is going to spur AT&T into accelerating its LTE rollout plans. The company is increasingly reliant on Apple’s iPhone to show growth in sales and profits. The company is losing nearly 10 percent of its wireline customers a year and is increasingly looking at wireless as its future.

http://gigaom.com/2009/04/26/apple-to-verizon-can-i-hear-lte-now/

jidar
10-30-2009, 07:30 AM
I just started using the Genius function and it can't even get it right. I have 3 THREE Peter Gabriel songs on my entire iPod and it puts two of the back-to-back. That is exactly what it did on that previous post too when it was just shuffle.

Obviously, iPods like Peter Gabriel.

allow me to speak for programmers everywhere

*siiiiiiiggghhhhhh*

irishjayhawk
10-30-2009, 08:00 AM
allow me to speak for programmers everywhere

*siiiiiiiggghhhhhh*

I feel ya.

Guru
10-30-2009, 09:42 PM
allow me to speak for programmers everywhere

*siiiiiiiggghhhhhh*I would think that if Sansa can get it right on the lowly Clip then Apple should be able to to it on the Touch pretty easily.

NewChief
10-31-2009, 05:57 AM
I would think that if Sansa can get it right on the lowly Clip then Apple should be able to to it on the Touch pretty easily.

I could be wrong, but I think they're making fun of you. Programmers tend to get touchy about humans questioning algorithms. The same thing was always said about the shuffle feature, btw. People would say, "My shuffle plays the same songs over and over." or "My shuffle really likes this artist." I listened to an NPR special on it, and they had programmers and psychologists on there. Basically, the shuffle was truly random, but human minds strive for pattern recognition. As such, we'll impose or see patterns in things, even if they're truly random.

All that being said: my Genius has moments of genius, but it also has moments of stupidity.

JD10367
10-31-2009, 12:59 PM
I barely used my Touch on the bus, and I swear I'd :hump: the thing if I could. Just checking my e-mail, using ESPN ScoreCenter, Facebook, the Map app, and the Weather Channel app--not to mention launching the Safari browser to post here--made it worth it. I haven't even tried a game yet, but I'm writing all these suggestions down.

I did use an app called FreeWiFi which tells you of the WiFi spots around your current location, in case you have a Touch and not a Phone and want to know where the next place is that you can mooch off of. :)

Guru
11-01-2009, 08:35 AM
I could be wrong, but I think they're making fun of you. Programmers tend to get touchy about humans questioning algorithms. The same thing was always said about the shuffle feature, btw. People would say, "My shuffle plays the same songs over and over." or "My shuffle really likes this artist." I listened to an NPR special on it, and they had programmers and psychologists on there. Basically, the shuffle was truly random, but human minds strive for pattern recognition. As such, we'll impose or see patterns in things, even if they're truly random.

All that being said: my Genius has moments of genius, but it also has moments of stupidity.Believe me, I know they are making fun. What they don't get is Sansa is kicking Apple's ass with their shuffle algorithm. I have a playlist of about 200 songs I love on my ipod and it constantly repeats songs while my Sansa has over 300 songs on it and it will NEVER repeat a song until it has played every last one. They went through a lot of trial and error with the end users and finally came out with a firmware to permanently remedy the issue a couple of years ago. If Apple is so damn good, why can sansa do something perfectly and they cannot?

they can make fun all they want but they are not even trying. They are just resting on their laurels.

Guru
11-02-2009, 09:48 PM
Don't know about killer but interesting...

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irishjayhawk
11-03-2009, 08:31 AM
I barely used my Touch on the bus, and I swear I'd :hump: the thing if I could. Just checking my e-mail, using ESPN ScoreCenter, Facebook, the Map app, and the Weather Channel app--not to mention launching the Safari browser to post here--made it worth it. I haven't even tried a game yet, but I'm writing all these suggestions down.

I did use an app called FreeWiFi which tells you of the WiFi spots around your current location, in case you have a Touch and not a Phone and want to know where the next place is that you can mooch off of. :)

Which one? I searched for FreeWiFi and came up with like 10.

irishjayhawk
11-03-2009, 08:33 AM
Believe me, I know they are making fun. What they don't get is Sansa is kicking Apple's ass with their shuffle algorithm. I have a playlist of about 200 songs I love on my ipod and it constantly repeats songs while my Sansa has over 300 songs on it and it will NEVER repeat a song until it has played every last one. They went through a lot of trial and error with the end users and finally came out with a firmware to permanently remedy the issue a couple of years ago. If Apple is so damn good, why can sansa do something perfectly and they cannot?

they can make fun all they want but they are not even trying. They are just resting on their laurels.

Well, there might be a simple difference. Apple has true shuffle whereas Sansa is remembering what song's you've played already and shuffling the rest until it goes full circle.

I'm assuming you'd like the latter. But to say that it isn't true shuffle is not true. Personally, there are a couple gripes I have with Apple's ipod functionality on the Touch. One is that, and one is the fact that it won't remember - even when you're not shuffling - what point it was in the playlist when you did something else or went elsewhere on the touch.

JD10367
11-03-2009, 11:38 AM
Which one? I searched for FreeWiFi and came up with like 10.

It's just called "Free WiFi", but the main screen says Global Free Wi-Fi and it's done by Jiwire. Not sure if it's any better or worse than another, though.

I recently downloaded iHandyLevel, which is pretty cool. Don't know if I'd use it to build a building, but it seems decent enough for quick uses.

Another good one if you have kids is Offender Locator. I don't have kids, I just thought it would be interesting to find the perverts in my area. No, my name didn't come up, LOL.

Also like Planets. Tells you when they're visible, gives you little graphics of them (although for some reason I can't scroll past Jupiter). Neat.

Fish
11-03-2009, 11:51 AM
If you want to do any stargazing on your iPhone, definitely check out Starmap. I can't praise this app enough. I have the Pro version, and it's worth every penny.

http://www.star-map.fr/

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Guru
11-03-2009, 09:46 PM
Well, there might be a simple difference. Apple has true shuffle whereas Sansa is remembering what song's you've played already and shuffling the rest until it goes full circle.

I'm assuming you'd like the latter. But to say that it isn't true shuffle is not true. Personally, there are a couple gripes I have with Apple's ipod functionality on the Touch. One is that, and one is the fact that it won't remember - even when you're not shuffling - what point it was in the playlist when you did something else or went elsewhere on the touch.That is my secondary gripe as well.

BigRedChief
11-16-2009, 10:08 AM
Well..... the easy answer is to get a Mac, or borrow one from a friend. Right now the only way to jailbreak OS 3.1 is with PwnageTool 3.1 on a Mac. Or at least the important part of creating the custom firmware must be done on a Mac.

http://www.iphonehacks.com/2009/09/step-by-step-guide-to-jailbreak-iphone-3g-running-iphone-os-31-using-pwnagetool-31.html

But word is that there will be a Windows version released soon.

I might be able to send you a firmware I created on a Mac that would work for your 3G if you're really interested.

Apple battles 'jailbreakers' over iPhone control

By Brian X. Chen, Wired<SCRIPT type=text/javascript>cnnAuthor = "By Brian X. Chen, Wired";</SCRIPT>
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WIRED (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/11/jailbreak-community/)) -- When he was 17, George Hotz poured hundreds of hours of his summer vacation into a special project: learning the iPhone's secrets. His unpaid labor eventually paid off.

With the help of a soldering iron, he was the first to unlock the iPhone, delivering the handset to international networks before Apple had a chance to.

He got some perks, too. His unlock catapulted him to internet stardom, catching the eye of an entrepreneur who traded his Nissan 350Z car for Hotz's restriction-free iPhone.

Hotz, now 20, makes a living as a "hacker for hire" of sorts -- getting paid to break into different types of gadgets. He gets to spend his free time unofficially attending a college, where he pretends to be a student just to socialize.

What's best, Hotz didn't think unlocking the iPhone was even hard.
"It did take 500 hours, but thinking back to some of the stuff I've done now, the first iPhone was incredibly easy," Hotz said in a phone interview.
But what was an easy task for a curious teen has turned into a persistent headache for Apple, one that the company has been trying to cure for over two years, with little success.

With each new version of the iPhone operating system, a small army of independent programmers and hackers get to work prying it open, removing restrictions and making their iPhones do things that Apple CEO Steve Jobs never intended.

To stay faithful to agreements with telecom partners, Jobs in September 2007 declared Apple was playing a "cat-and-mouse game" to disable unlocked iPhones. Apple regularly issues software updates to disable hacked, unlocked versions of the handset. But within a few weeks, new hacks emerge, freeing the iPhone from carrier restrictions again.
In fact, Hotz just last month released the easiest hacking solution for the iPhone to date.

Named "Blackra1n," his software can hack and unlock an iPhone in just two minutes. All the user needs to do is plug in an iPhone, launch the application and click a button.

It's safe to say this is a game where the mouse has outrun the cat, and it's unlikely Apple will catch up anytime soon. That's because Apple is up against a lot more than an individual hacker.

The iPhone and its App Store not only gave birth to a new digital frontier for mobile software, but created an entire underground ecosystem: the Jailbreak community.

In addition to multiple iPhone hacker groups pumping out different unlocking solutions on a regular basis, there are several stores hosting unauthorized iPhone apps and programmers developing software strictly for hacked iPhones.

Hackers adopted the word "jailbreak" to describe the act of overriding the iPhone's restrictions to install unauthorized software in the device. Jailbreaking is the first step an iPhone owner must take in order to later execute the hack to unlock the handset, enabling it to work with any carrier.

The original iPhone was extremely insecure and thus very easy to jailbreak, according to Hotz, and hackers almost immediately broke into the gadget after it debuted in June 2007.

Jailbreaking accelerated quickly. Soon, hackers reverse-engineered major parts of the iPhone API, and they opened doors to creating and installing third-party apps for the device.

Games, utilities and even custom themes and wallpapers enhanced the capabilities of the handset. To Apple enthusiasts, this was exciting: The iPhone at the time had no App Store, so jailbreaking was the only way to get more than the handful of basic apps provided by Apple.

In August 2007, Hotz announced he had unlocked the iPhone with the Dev Team, a group of hackers that posts jailbreak tools and instructions. Soon after, Hotz released software that anyone in the world could use to make their iPhone work with any carrier's SIM card.

When Apple in July 2008 opened its official App Store, the urge to jailbreak got less exciting. The App Store grew quickly -- with 100,000 apps to date -- making the act of jailbreaking seemingly irrelevant to the average iPhone owner, who could download Apple-sanctioned apps without risk.

Reformation
But the App Store didn't stop the Jailbreak community from proliferating. Now that the App Store exists, jailbreakers have shifted their focus to creating work-arounds for the iPhone's many restrictions. Most share an open-software philosophy, giving consumers full ownership rights over their product, or the ability to do whatever they wish with the gadget they paid for.

Jay Freeman owns Cydia, an unauthorized app store open to jailbroken iPhones, which distributes iPhone apps Apple would otherwise forbid. Before opening his store, Freeman played an instrumental role in setting up the early groundwork for the jailbreak platform.

Often referred to as "Saurik" in the Jailbreak community, Freeman admitted he was initially reluctant about the iPhone due to its stifling limitations.
"Apple seems to have spent very little time looking at previous phones, and left out many features that users, such as myself, have come to expect," said Freeman, reflecting on the original iPhone. "However, [a friend] insisted to me that jailbreaking was the future. The software it comes with doesn't matter; I can just rewrite it all to my liking."

The need for an underground app store became more clear after Apple rejected several iPhone apps. The company faced severe scrutiny when it rejected the official Google Voice app, which would enable consumers to use a single phone number to ring all their phones, send free text messages and make cheap international calls.

The move stirred so much controversy that even the Federal Communications Commission investigated the rejection.

Unauthorized app stores served as a way of circumventing Apple's censorship. And some programmers are even making money coding forbidden iPhone apps.

"People are so annoyed by Apple and their shit, and if you give them opportunity to go around it, then they'll even pay for it," said Kim Streich, a developer whose app 3G Unrestrictor earned $19,000 in sales in just two weeks through Cydia.

With more than 10 million jailbroken iPhones registered, Freeman's Cydia store is the most popular underground app store. Icy and Installer, two previous unauthorized iPhone software distributors, have been discontinued.

Whenever Apple releases an iPhone update, the new software usually erases unauthorized apps and disables unlocked iPhones. In response, the iPhone hacker group Dev Team continues to post regular updates on its blog with instructions and new jailbreak patches for newer iPhone software. The Dev Team's main jailbreak weapon is called Pwnage Tool, which creates a custom (hacked) patch for Apple's iPhone firmware and then installs it on the device.

To further combat jailbreaks, Apple has attempted to claim to the U.S. Copyright Office that jailbreaking is illegal.

However, the Dev Team skirts around copyright issues by not copying and providing Apple's software, according to Eric McDonald, a member of the Dev Team. Instead, the Pwnage Tool requires iPhone users to download Apple's legitimate firmware, and the Pwnage Tool patches it with jailbreak code.

Hotz, who was kicked out of the Dev Team after prematurely publishing information on iPhone hacks, still hacks away the iPhone on his own. Hotz doesn't demand money for his work, though he does accept donations.
He isn't shy about showing his face to Apple or the world, either: When running Blackra1n, the iPhone temporarily displays a photo of Hotz styled as an angel from a Caravaggio painting (above).

"Blackra1n is only 600K, and 200k of it is my picture," Hotz said, laughing.
Though the Jailbreak community persistently issues new hacks for iPhone updates, Apple is continuing to fight. A recent Apple job listing reveals the company is seeking an iPhone OS security manager to help prevent exploits, which could block future jailbreak solutions.

Hotz doubted a security expert could block his efforts. In fact, he said he's already discovered a brand new exploit that will jailbreak and unlock Apple's fourth-generation iPhone -- presumably due in stores summer of 2010 -- even though he hasn't touched it.

"Personally I love that Apple keeps the iPhone closed," Hotz said. "This is a personal hobby; it'd be no fun if Apple didn't have it closed anymore. Get a Jailbreak cop and then I'll show them what I can really do."

Guru
11-16-2009, 03:32 PM
Well, Apple could just start doing some of the thing these hacked phones can do.

BigRedChief
11-17-2009, 07:21 AM
Well, Apple could just start doing some of the thing these hacked phones can do.It's the same BS Microsoft pulls. They have to be prodded by comopetition or they won't release new features or options.

bishop_74
11-17-2009, 08:56 AM
All Konami apps $0.99 today!

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2009/11/all-of-konamis-games-are-on-sale-for-99/

Guru
11-17-2009, 03:36 PM
All Konami apps $0.99 today!

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2009/11/all-of-konamis-games-are-on-sale-for-99/But are any of them worth it?

irishjayhawk
11-17-2009, 04:16 PM
It's the same BS Microsoft pulls. They have to be prodded by comopetition or they won't release new features or options.

:rolleyes:

Look at their ipod department. They didn't have to do shit to that line to keep their ungodly market share. Yet, they completely cannibalized their sales with the Touch. And they added feature after feature pretty much every year on every iPod line they had.

There are plenty of things wrong with the iPhone and it's ecosystem but no new features because of the lack of competition is not one of them.

Guru
11-17-2009, 09:44 PM
:rolleyes:

Look at their ipod department. They didn't have to do shit to that line to keep their ungodly market share. Yet, they completely cannibalized their sales with the Touch. And they added feature after feature pretty much every year on every iPod line they had.

There are plenty of things wrong with the iPhone and it's ecosystem but no new features because of the lack of competition is not one of them.Hell, I just wish they would add themes to the iPod Touch. I hate the basic one they have now. I don't just mean the screen saver screen either. I'm talking about the entire springboard setup.

Fish
11-30-2009, 09:25 AM
Today only.... 1Password Pro for free! Very handy password app.

http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-news/692893-1password-pro-free-until-december-1st-appstore.html

I thought this was a worthy note, considering this app is usually $9.99. Since this isn’t the 1Password Pro they intended it to be, there will be an update to include organization tools like folders and favorites, syncing over-the-air with MobileMe and WebDAV, etc. At that time, the price will be raised to $14.99. About a week ago Agile Web Solutions decided to celebrate their release of 1Password 3 for Mac by offering the PRO iPhone version for free until December 1st. Available in iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/1password-pro/id319898689?mt=8).

1Password lets you store important information you otherwise wouldn't keep on your iPhone, essentially becoming a digital safebox. Or as they dub it "A Safe in Your Pocket". This makes it feel a little safer to save things like Website Login information, membership information, and notes. All the data is encrypted with one or even two passwords.

Although this app is free, be sure to take note there are some requirements to get a few of the syncing features in this app to work. Some of these features require 1Password For Mac which is a $40 application for MacOS X. Nonetheless, this can be rather useful even without the application.

From the Developer:
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Saves web site login credentials, personal identity information (such as names, addresses and telephone numbers), a variety of information that you might find in your wallet (licenses, social security numbers, credit cards, etc.), and freeform secure notes to store any data you'd like to keep safe from prying eyes.
Locks your data behind both a four-digit unlock code and a master password, both of which you configure. Even if your mobile device is stolen or misplaced, your 1Password data is safe.
Has a browser built right into it. Tap a saved login and you're immediately taken to the site, your credentials filled in, ready to be submitted.
over a WiFi connection, provided both the mobile device and the Mac are on the same network. The sync is two-way, so new information can be easily added on your mobile device and synced back to your Mac! To read up on how to sync you can check it out in the 1Password for Mac User Guide.
[B]Data backup Version 2.1 added the ability to download your data to your Desktop (Mac or PC), enabling you to backup all your important information and restore it if needed.
Copy and Paste 1Password Pro adds the ability to Copy and Paste information. This enables you to copy passwords into other applications as well as copying Credit Card numbers into purchase web forms.
Better Safari Integration 1Password Pro provides enhanced integration with Mobile Safari. Using a bookmark from within Safari, you can launch 1Password to quickly find your Login information, copy the password, and be automatically taken back to Safari so you can login.

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Agile Web Solutions (http://agile.ws/)
1Password iTunes AppStore (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/1password-pro/id319898689?mt=8)

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Guru
11-30-2009, 01:51 PM
Today only.... 1Password Pro for free! Very handy password app.

http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-news/692893-1password-pro-free-until-december-1st-appstore.html

I thought this was a worthy note, considering this app is usually $9.99. Since this isn’t the 1Password Pro they intended it to be, there will be an update to include organization tools like folders and favorites, syncing over-the-air with MobileMe and WebDAV, etc. At that time, the price will be raised to $14.99. About a week ago Agile Web Solutions decided to celebrate their release of 1Password 3 for Mac by offering the PRO iPhone version for free until December 1st. Available in iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/1password-pro/id319898689?mt=8).

1Password lets you store important information you otherwise wouldn't keep on your iPhone, essentially becoming a digital safebox. Or as they dub it "A Safe in Your Pocket". This makes it feel a little safer to save things like Website Login information, membership information, and notes. All the data is encrypted with one or even two passwords.

Although this app is free, be sure to take note there are some requirements to get a few of the syncing features in this app to work. Some of these features require 1Password For Mac which is a $40 application for MacOS X. Nonetheless, this can be rather useful even without the application.

From the Developer:
Quote:
<table width="60%" border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td class="alt2" style="border: 1px inset;">

Saves web site login credentials, personal identity information (such as names, addresses and telephone numbers), a variety of information that you might find in your wallet (licenses, social security numbers, credit cards, etc.), and freeform secure notes to store any data you'd like to keep safe from prying eyes.
Locks your data behind both a four-digit unlock code and a master password, both of which you configure. Even if your mobile device is stolen or misplaced, your 1Password data is safe.
Has a browser built right into it. Tap a saved login and you're immediately taken to the site, your credentials filled in, ready to be submitted.
over a WiFi connection, provided both the mobile device and the Mac are on the same network. The sync is two-way, so new information can be easily added on your mobile device and synced back to your Mac! To read up on how to sync you can check it out in the 1Password for Mac User Guide.
[B]Data backup Version 2.1 added the ability to download your data to your Desktop (Mac or PC), enabling you to backup all your important information and restore it if needed.
Copy and Paste 1Password Pro adds the ability to Copy and Paste information. This enables you to copy passwords into other applications as well as copying Credit Card numbers into purchase web forms.
Better Safari Integration 1Password Pro provides enhanced integration with Mobile Safari. Using a bookmark from within Safari, you can launch 1Password to quickly find your Login information, copy the password, and be automatically taken back to Safari so you can login.

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Agile Web Solutions (http://agile.ws/)
1Password iTunes AppStore (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/1password-pro/id319898689?mt=8)

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irishjayhawk
11-30-2009, 02:20 PM
1password is a must have, IMO.

bishop_74
12-07-2009, 09:15 AM
If any of you like DJ'ing or electronic music...

http://amidio.com/dj/

BigRedChief
12-30-2009, 01:29 PM
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2009/12/drunken-driving-tests-among-new-iphone-apps-in-time-for-new-years-eve/1

If you're worried you've had too many drinks to get behind the wheel on New Year's Eve, fear not: There's an app for that.
Just reach for your iPhone, because several apps are now available to tell someone when they've reached their legal limit.
"R-U-Buzzed (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/browserRedirect?url=itms%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252Fvi ewSoftware%253Fid%253D338979239%2526cc%253Dus%2526mt%253D8)," a free application released Dec. 2 from the Colorado Department of Transportation, (http://www.dot.state.co.us/) allows you to quickly determine your blood alcohol level. Simply spin the wheel to your weight, how many drinks you've had and the amount of time you've been drinking and the app will tell you if you're safe to drive.

Buck
01-05-2010, 03:28 PM
I got an app called Mobile Air Mouse for my iPod Touch.

You can get it for iPhone too.

Its so awesome. It acts as a mouse for your laptop computer. Its on sale for $1.99 or $0.99 cant remember, but its normally like $8.

You guys shoudl get it.

http://www.mobileairmouse.com/

Guru
01-05-2010, 04:32 PM
how does it connect to your computer? Blutooth or wifi

Buck
01-05-2010, 04:42 PM
how does it connect to your computer? Blutooth or wifi

Wifi

Its pretty awesome if you ever hook your laptop up to your TV and you dont already have a wireless keyboard/ or mouse. It can act as both, but the typing isn't that great. It can also use the ipod's accelerometer to make it like a wand so wherever you point on the screen the mouse cursor moves there.

QuikSsurfer
01-05-2010, 05:50 PM
I got an app called Mobile Air Mouse for my iPod Touch.

You can get it for iPhone too.

Its so awesome. It acts as a mouse for your laptop computer. Its on sale for $1.99 or $0.99 cant remember, but its normally like $8.

You guys shoudl get it.

http://www.mobileairmouse.com/

One of my favorite apps. works great