Unfortunately, there was never an original way to store and browse through files on your iPhone. That is until the App store came along. There are now quite a few ways to store documents and browse through those files and take them on the go. Essentially, a rather fancy jump drive. One useful app is called FileMagnet.
Simply put, FileMagnet is an application which allows you to store miscellaneous files on your iPhone. FileMagnet requires a WiFi connection to wirelessly transfer files to and from your phone. Additionally, to access the files, you have to have the FileMagnet desktop app that is required, which is a free download.
For those of you who are Windows users, you’ll have to try another App (AirSharing) because this app requires Mac. Once you have a Mac, open FileMagnet on both your Mac and iPhone, then drag your files over. Once everything is copied over WiFi, you’re free to close both apps. There doesn’t seem to be a limit as to what you can put on your iPhone like some apps.
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You say you’re a business man? You’ve got meetings and collaboration and some more meetings and all that other businessy stuff going on? You’re so businessy, in fact, the iPhone won’t cut it for you? Get ready to adjust that tie, rebutton your button down collar and rehike your black socks because Lotus Notes is available for the iPhone. For free.
That’s right business person you don’t have to haul out that rolodex while talking on your rippled RAZR while gazing longingly at that cool hip iPhone user over there. Just wishing you could be so care free as to have a phone without buttons for calling or typing. A bright screen to watch youtube videos and a ripped copy of Wall Street to relive the good old days are mere iPhone purchase (and subsequent activation) away. And you owe it all to Lotus Notes on the iPhone. Pretty sweet, eh?
On the even better news front: If you’re a Linux of Windows user you can get Lotus Notes Symphony for free. Check right here. If you’re a Mac person, well no luck.
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There are plenty of online options for all your spreadsheet needs when you’re using the iPhone. But what if you don’t want to use an online spreadsheet. What if you want to use a spread app on the iPhone? So far, you’ve been out of luck according to Softtalk because they’ve introduced what they say is the first spreadsheet for the iPhone. The program is cheap., $7.99 sports over fifty functions (if there is no arctan, that’s a deal killer) and you can save the spreadsheets of Excel friendly formats. Link for more info. Link to buy from iTunes.more...
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Have you ever heard that song on the radio and just needed to know what it was? Have you ever remembered the melody of a song and made yourself look stupid when you tried to sing it to a friend who has no earthly idea what you are humming or singing?
Meet Midomi. Midomi is a popular service that, like its competitor Shazam, is used to identify a song via your iPhone microphone. What sets this app apart is its ability to not only tell you what song is playing, but also the song you sing or hum into it. Using what Midomi calls “grabbing,” you can choose whether to sing/hum, say, type, or grab the actual song. The same case goes with the grabbing of the music off of a sound source. The typing a song function into a search box is awesome also, giving you acurate results.
The longer you record a song, or the larger amount of text that you input, the more accurate the app is with selecting the song. I am a music freak, so I am always looking… more...
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I have been waiting on Spore Origins for the PC for quite some time. When it finally arrived, I was unimpressed; however, the iPhone version of the game is wonderful.
Spore Origins was the most highly anticipated iPhone game since the announcement in March of this year. Spore Origins is a beautiful, fun, and I found myself not wanting to put my iPhone down at all. I even turned my phone to Airport mode to not have any distractions. Spore Origins is a high quality game that sets itself apart from the 900+ games in the App Store. How?
First of all, it is the most beautiful game I have played for the iPhone to date. Graphics are amazing. I almost thought I was playing the game on my desktop computer. Spore does not stop here. Audio is top notch as well. The graphical and audible effects as you get attacked or when you eat a smaller organism are very intense. I caught myself yelling and jumping, looking around to see if anyone saw or heard me.
The game is super easy. Of course,… more...
I know what you’re thinking, Chris Howard at out sister site Apple MAtters is bitching because Apple won’t some Apps on the iPhone. That is the easy conclusion from the title but wrong, wrong, wrong! Chris is more than a little upset because if you have to restore your iPhone you lose all the data that goes with the apps. Maddening indeed. From the article:
Hey, developers, how do you feel about that? How do you feel knowing I don’t want to use your apps because I don’t want to risk losing my data? I’m sorry, I know it’s not nice but I lost too much information I’d spent a lot of time keying in, not to mention time on games boosting my high scores.
Read the whole article (and get a little scared): No Backup, Why App Developers Should Boycott the iPhone
One question on a lot of people’s minds is, “how many apps can my iPhone actually hold?” One would think until memory is gone, however that is not true.
According to Dr. Macenstein, you can only have 9 pages of apps, which totals out to be 148 apps.
Just in case you cared, you can “only” have a max of 9 full pages of apps, plus the “Fab 4” in the dock for a total of 148.
However, the 10th page is an unknown secret that can actually be used to get rid of those permanent apps, such as Weather, Stocks, Safari…etc. For instructions, look here.
I don’t quite have 148 apps just yet, but if I keep reviewing and not deleting, then I’ll be there soon enough. I’m a “digital pack-rat” though, so I keep everything…just in case.
Are you maxed out?
Tech Crunch loves Earthscape when it cost 10 bones and now it is free. If it was great for $10 then it is fantastic for free. That means you should run not walk to your iPhone and download the app. And when you do, you’ll note (as I did) it says $4.99 in the App store. Well hit it anyway and $4.99 changes to free. Click free and, whoohoo, free earthscape! Here’s the App store link.
Who doesn’t love Talk like a Pirate Day? Well, perhaps real pirates who feel the stereotyping is wrong and hurtful. But outside of those guys, everyone loves talk like a pirate day! Maybe you have trouble saying “arrgh.” Or maybe rhythmically saying “Yo Ho Ho!” is just out of reach. And surely being asked to remember: “Batten down the hatches”,“Shiver me timbers”, “Avast Ye” and “Walk the Plank” is just too much to ask.
Good news, you can avoid the embarrassment of not being able to talk like a pirate on Talk like a Pirate Day (Sep 19) if you install Ayephone on your iPhone. For only $0.99 you’ll get all the phrases referenced above and a groovy skull icon. Surprisingly, you can get this App directly from the App store. Clearly it is redundant (like podcaster), you’ve got a mouth that can make a bunch of pirate noises (you might even have a parrot). It isn’t any funnier than Pull my finger and isn’t a lot more useful… more...
The iPod Summary tab in iTunes has offered a nice visual representation of how much space your music, video and photos take up, but other items, including applications have always been lumped together in the “Other” category.
It was rather annoying, wasn’t it? Well, if you have not noticed, iTunes 8 finally added an Apps category so you can see how much space everything you download from the App Store is filling up on your iPhone or iPod touch.
You can see how much of your iPhone or iPod touch’s memory is being used for third-party applications whenever your handheld is connected to your computer. Just select your device from the “Devices” list in iTunes 8, and then click the Summary tab. Now look for the green color strip. This should be your App usage.
By default, iTunes shows you how much space the files and apps on your iPhone or iPod take up. To see more information (like the actual number of files) just click on the capacity bar.
I have 6 pages of apps. How many apps and/or pages do you have?more...