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iPhone Tip: Fix Contact Specific Ringtones

Posted December 26, 07 7:00 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Tips 

IPhone Atlas reports on a problem afflicting users in which ringtones selected for certain contacts do not play. When that contact calls, the default rintones play instead.

A possible problem is the formatting of numbers. For example, if the number is local but stored as an international format, the ringtone won’t play.

A drastic measure is to erase that contact and enter the information again or reset all settings located in General > Settings.

Via: iPhone Atlas


iPhone Tip: Cycle Through Variations Of Letters

Posted December 11, 07 7:00 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Tips 

When typing something using the iPhone’s on screen keyboard, touching and holding a letter can cycle through the different variations of that letter. Give it a try.


iPhone Tip: iPhone Atlas Offers Brief Troubleshoot Of Internet Problems

Posted December 5, 07 7:00 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Tips 

Can’t connect to the Internet? Stumped that EDGE isn’t working? IPhone Atlas has a summary of some steps you can take to get out of your wireless woes and back on track.

Via: iPhone Atlas


iPhone Tip: Customize Your Dock

Posted December 4, 07 7:00 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Tips 

The Dock already included on your iPhone looks something straight out of Dashboard in Leopard but if you want to spice it up, Apple has you resort to your imagination plus any hallucinagenic drugs that might even add crazy visuals well.

The less painful and habit forming way is to use Customize. This App (which relies on the BSD subsystem) allows a user to tweak any part of the Interface he or she so pleases, including the Dock.

Theme files and Dock images can be downloaded via Installer.app under “Themes (Customize).” Customize can be downloaded through Installer.



iPhone Tip: Change Your Wireless Carrier Name

Posted December 3, 07 9:31 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Patents Tips 

The iPhone was intended to launch on Cingular but after being gobbled up by AT&T, the cellular carrier’s brand was no more. Now you can relive the notagia with a very simple utility called MIM.

MIM or MakeItMine allows a user to to change their wireless carrier name to whatever they so please. If you won’t to play a bit of irony you can switch it to Verizon. Want to proclaim your freedom from Apple and AT&T? Just switch it to “Free and Not Wiretapped.” whatever floats your boat.

You can download MIM through Installer.app.


How To: Install AFP On Your iPhone, Mount As Removable Disk

Posted November 13, 07 7:00 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Hacks News Tips 

One thing that lacked was a removable disk option for the iPhone. Its absence was a means to deter hackers from gaining access to the core of the device so easily but all of that has changed. Erica Sadun reports that a developer going by the handle “Core” has implemented AFP for the iPhone, this opens up a world of possibilities.

AFP, if you are unfamiliar, is the AppleTalk Filing Protocol which has long been replaced by TCP/IP networking. AFP, even though obsoleted, still resides in OS X and is used to communicate with AppleShare file servers. Although it’s outdated, AFP has found a new home on the iPhone which will allow users to once again appreciate the would be defunct protocol.

Erica Sadun has posted a brief yet easy to follow guide on how to install AFP. However, if your iPhone has yet to be modified with third party hacks, you might need to install adittional Software. Before proceeding, you’ll have to set up an FTP connection to your iPhone. This can be done first by installing the BSD Subsystem and then OpenSSH (assuming you have already Jailbroken your iPhone).

Once set up, turn on WiFi and… more...

iPhone Can Read Back Leopard Mail Notes…Sorta

Posted November 5, 07 7:00 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Tips 

imageApple may have pulled Note syncing to the iPhone from Leopard at the very last moment but with a bit of effort you too can sync Notes to and from your Mac… kinda.

A note created in Mail.app under Leopard can be saved either to your Mac or to any Mail account and keeps in Sync by mailing them around. I chose to save a sample note I made onto my IMAP account and Synced my iPhone. It didn’t appear in the Notes App but instead in a folder called Notes on my email account.

I can access Synced notes but cannot edit them. I can on the other hand forward them back to me edited. It’s not the prettiest solution but it works.


iPhone Tip- Can’t Call With A Dead Strip?

Posted November 2, 07 7:00 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Tips 

I recently encountered a problem where a dead strip appeared on my iPhone across where the 4, 5 and 6 buttons leaving me with a functionless dial pad. So how do I call?

There are other ways to type numbers on your iPhone without using the dial pad. For me I had to call Apple and schedule a repair so after Googling the support number, it came up in Safari and I could call it from there.

Another way would be emailing a list of numbers to yourself directly from the iPhone. The numbers are callable from Mail.


iPhone Tip: Take Advantage Of Jailbreaking Your iPhone

Posted October 30, 07 7:00 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Tips 

image It has gotten easier and easier to jalbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch. But what can you do with a jail broken iPhone? Quite a bit actually.

Jailbreaking is a term used to describe the process of opening the iPhone’s file system to hackers. This ability to read and write to the iPhone’s internals allows a plethora of customizability and additional features, namely 3rd party Apps.

For Firmwares 1.0.0 through 1.0.2 it’s easy to jailbreak an iPhone to install 3rd party Apps. Firmware 1.1.1 on the other hand is locked down so securely, conventional means are blocked. Luckily a jailbreaking method has emerged which makes this process extremly easy.


iPhone Tip: Backup Your Settings For A Clean Leopard Install

Posted October 29, 07 7:00 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Tips 

imageApple’s next generation Operating System, Leopard is pouncing onto Macs everywhere. But with any OS upgrade, you might encounter some problems or you just want to start fresh and backup your data, but what about your iPhone?

If you erase your data including your iTunes backup data or your iPhone, you’ll run into some trouble namely iTunes trying to resync your iPhone with nonexistent data.

If you want to backup your backup data (and then you can backup your backup of your backup using Time Machine) navigate /Library/Application Support/Mobilesync/Backup and drag those files to a secure location. Once your upgrade is complete, drag those files back and you’ll be good to go.

Credit to Duncan Davidson for noting the location of iTunes backup data.


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