PC Mag has a list of ten iPhone secret powers up. The tips range from tapping to scroll to using the iPhone as a Wi Fi hotspot finder and likely stuff you’ve at least heard of but might not be using. Sure the tips aren’t on the level of Jovan Washington’s Tip of the Week (those are nice) but you might find something handy. Check it out.more...
Wired has a how to up explaining various ways to secure your iPhone. The post covers everything from enabling auto lock (who would’ve have thought of that) to remapping the home button (what the?) If you’re serious about securing your iPhone and keeping your data away from prying eyes this is a good place to start.
Don’t feel too secure because if you tune into an O’Reilly webcast on September 11th you’ll be instructed on how to bypass the passcode lock by hacker Jonathan Zdziarski. Don’t worry, your security efforts won’t be for naught, the technique uses a custom firmware bundle and likely won’t be as easy to implement as the double tap crack.
Now that iPhone users can bookmark websites with webclips, they will have cute little icons on their iPhone home screens. If you are a website owner you may want to have some control over what that webclip icon looks like on your readers’ iPhones.
Apple has some directions on the iPhone Dev Center page on how to create a Webclip Bookmark Icon.
iPhone and iPod touch allow a user to save a WebClip bookmark to your site on their Home Screen.
To specify a bookmark icon for all pages of a web site, place a PNG image named “apple-touch-icon.png” at the root directory of your web server - similar to the “favicon.ico” for site icons.
To override the site bookmark icon on a specific web page, insert a
element similar to
element of the page.
The bookmark icon dimensions should be 57x57 pixels. If the icon is a different size it will be scaled and cropped to fit.
Safari will automatically composite the icon with the standard “glassy” overlay so it looks like a built-in iPhone or iPod application.
A feature sorely lacking from the iPhone’s messaging Application is MMS (Multimedia Messaging System) support which even the most basic of bargain bin phones have. For the time being we are forced to rely on 3rd party Apps such as iSMS, a total overhaul to the default SMS Application. Another alternative lies in Apple’s Mail Application