Friday, August 22, 2008

latest set-up and new firmware

so here's the new app set-up with some ideas... Gmail is good for composing because you can do it in landscape...the standard apps should all be able to operate that way. att needs to rollout a faster network and the wi-fi in this device needs to be speeded up as well .. the new firmware update seems to improve battery life at the expense of wi-fi availability.. MobileMe continues to be a disaster... error messages when I boot the main computer here telling me that the sync has stopped working and so forth...checking for a solution and closing the program.. email delivery continues to be slower (by far) that the Bberrys I used for years.. all that said, I really like the phone...the speakerphone could be louder and this and that... but the apps and functionality is great.. if I were responding to 100's of emails a day like the old days this would be nothing but a novelty... I remain surprised apple let this get out the door with so many bugs... landscape viewing needs to be added to ALL apps....especially email....did I already make that point???

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Google/Remote on iPhone

this darn phone is just super... if i were doing 100's of email's a day I likely would get tired of the cramped touch-pad (coming from years of using a Blackberry)(u can do email via Gmail and on the web can use the landscape view to expand the keyboard), but here's the best thing I've makes an app called "remote" that let's you control your iTunes over your airport extreme/express network.... we have four systems in the house we live in now and I can control the music experience and apple TV from the phone with no real set-up and very little intelligence.... very cool.

The screenshot on the top is the remote view..just like iPod and below is Reader from the Google mobile app... nice ball game below... if you like slugfests!... Go Sox!

iPhone is here...some nice apps and shots... hold down the home and power key briefly to take screen shots....