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Jul 1, 2007, 10:40 AM
 
Just something I noticed thats not really important but useful on the iPhone...post those things you noticed that may help others but not really too important....heres mine

the calendar icon changes to the current date on the home screen unlike the computer version of iCal
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Jul 1, 2007, 10:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by stevesnj View Post
Just something I noticed thats not really important but useful on the iPhone...post those things you noticed that may help others but not really too important....heres mine

the calendar icon changes to the current date on the home screen unlike the computer version of iCal
I just saw that this morning, cool.. I wish now they'd do the same with the weather icon. They could like it to the top choice in your weather list.
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Jul 1, 2007, 10:51 AM
 
When you hold your finger on text you have typed, a magnifying glass pops up. You can then drag your finger left or right to place the curser where you like.
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Jul 1, 2007, 11:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by stevesnj View Post
Just something I noticed thats not really important but useful on the iPhone...post those things you noticed that may help others but not really too important....heres mine

the calendar icon changes to the current date on the home screen unlike the computer version of iCal
iCal does that too.

It just has to be running.
     
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Jul 1, 2007, 11:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
iCal does that too.

It just has to be running.
I know that thats the point i was making
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Jul 1, 2007, 11:53 AM
 
Anyone know if there is a "mass delete" available in mail or for messages? I wonder if that's a fix that they'll address?
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Jul 1, 2007, 11:55 AM
 
This morning I used the delete function of iPhone's Mail for the first time, and thought the animation was pretty nifty. When you tap the little trashcan icon, the lid opens, and the email folds and flows into the can. A great example of using animation to provide visual confirmation of the user's action (a somewhat similar effect was used in the Newton as well).
     
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Jul 1, 2007, 12:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by UnixMac View Post
Anyone know if there is a "mass delete" available in mail or for messages? I wonder if that's a fix that they'll address?
I would love to know how to do that too. Please post if you find out.
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Jul 1, 2007, 01:37 PM
 
I see updates for the mail app...its gonna be a popular app next to Safari and iPod. so they better refine this the most...MMS, IM, can wait IMHO
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Jul 1, 2007, 01:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by UnixMac View Post
I just saw that this morning, cool.. I wish now they'd do the same with the weather icon. They could like it to the top choice in your weather list.
Yes, I would like that too. Same goes for time. Both would require an optional feature to set a "home" as default for that icon.
     
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Jul 1, 2007, 03:05 PM
 
If you hold your finger on a link in Safari it'll popup a black tooltip (like Maps tooltips) with the full link.
     
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Jul 1, 2007, 03:57 PM
 
Anyone notice that the clown fish wallpaper in the iPhone ads is not actually on the iPhone?
     
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Jul 1, 2007, 04:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cadaver View Post
Anyone notice that the clown fish wallpaper in the iPhone ads is not actually on the iPhone?
Yes - I looked for it after I saw one of the commercials again. I have been using the default planet earth one. I kinda liked the fishies!
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Jul 1, 2007, 08:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cadaver View Post
Anyone notice that the clown fish wallpaper in the iPhone ads is not actually on the iPhone?
Yeah, the same goes for the ring tone they used in the ads. I was looking forward to using it. Oh well, I guess I'll have to settle with "old phone."

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Jul 1, 2007, 08:16 PM
 
Here's a link for the original iPhone Wallpaper (clown fish):

http://iphonelive.org/wallpapers/ima...er_320x480.jpg
     
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Jul 1, 2007, 09:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Yeah, the same goes for the ring tone they used in the ads. I was looking forward to using it. Oh well, I guess I'll have to settle with "old phone."
Hey, that's what I'm using too.
     
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Jul 1, 2007, 10:52 PM
 
I posted this somewhere else, but just in case.....

While it won't sync, it will charge using a firewire iPod cable.
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Jul 2, 2007, 03:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman
Yeah, the same goes for the ring tone they used in the ads.
Is the ringtone from the ads the same as the one used during the keynote? If so, that's "Marimba," which is the default sound on the iPhone.
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Jul 2, 2007, 09:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by DigitalEl View Post
Is the ringtone from the ads the same as the one used during the keynote? If so, that's "Marimba," which is the default sound on the iPhone.
Actually its not the mirimba its some digital ring and its not on the list hmmm weird
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Jul 2, 2007, 10:47 AM
 
Here's a couple things I discovered:

1. Prolly common knowledge, but when you're typing (and still clumsy like me), you can hold your finger down until you reach the right key, then release.

2. Quicktime movies from web sites actually play in a full screen window which, unlike Youtube or itunes content, can play landscape mode OR vertically. Also has the same zoom functions as other motion media. Doesn't have to be h.264 or mpeg4 btw- plays sorenson encoded media, haven't tried others.

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Jul 3, 2007, 11:16 AM
 
3. Although you can't cut and paste, you CAN send someone a link to a web page. Click on the web address and click "share", which will open up a new email with the address embedded. Also works in YouTube: the button is next to the Bookmark button.

4. There's an option in general prefs that alllows capslock, which is turned off by default. When enabled, double tap shift key to lock (turns blue), then you can easily send sms' with OMG or THIS FONE ROXX.

5. Here's a quick way to mass delete all those spam messages in one fell swoop: Simply delete the mail account on your phone -- as long as you're next to your syncing computer--, resync and it will automagically re-appear. Also, on a spam note, I can't recommend spamsieve enough. I keep it running on a computer at home. If you tell apple mail to "Remove copy from server when moved from inbox" on pop accounts. No spam will come through because spamsieve sends them to a separate folder. Check your spam at home every once in a while if you need good deal on cialis.

6. If don't have time to record info from someone's biz card, take a snapshot using your camera. Edit the photo later to blow it up (so you can read it), then add the info. I like to take snapshots of menus for takeout - that way you always have a copy of the menu with you

7. Google maps will cache driving directions for you if you know you won't have a signal. When online, create route and do the step by step directions. Each image will be cached for each turn. Don't believe me, turn on airplane mode and check it out. I'm not sure of the cache size but if you need more data for your trip, scroll around at the zoom level you like and it should keep it cached for you.

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Jul 3, 2007, 01:09 PM
 
Does the iPhone download lower quality movies from YouTube when it is connected to the Edge network? I bookmarked that skateboarding dog video seen in the iPhone ads. When I played it over WiFi, the quality was amazing. I played it again at work (no WiFi, Edge only) and the video quality was significantly lower.

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Jul 3, 2007, 06:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Does the iPhone download lower quality movies from YouTube when it is connected to the Edge network? I bookmarked that skateboarding dog video seen in the iPhone ads. When I played it over WiFi, the quality was amazing. I played it again at work (no WiFi, Edge only) and the video quality was significantly lower.
Yes, I believe that this is true, as you have seen. Kinda wish there was a way to save videos from YouTube to the iPod videos folder.... But, that's a different thread!
     
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Jul 4, 2007, 01:13 PM
 
A quick way to insert a comma or period is to press and hold your fonger on the [.?123] key and then slide your finger to the key you want and then lift your finger. The keyboard will automatically switch back to the qwerty keyboard.
I've been playing with this typing method today and I find it works really well.
     
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Jul 4, 2007, 01:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by mdc View Post
A quick way to insert a comma or period is to press and hold your fonger on the [.?123] key and then slide your finger to the key you want and then lift your finger. The keyboard will automatically switch back to the qwerty keyboard.
I've been playing with this typing method today and I find it works really well.
nice tip
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Jul 4, 2007, 08:28 PM
 
When you are in Safari and you want to type in a new url, it seems you have to scroll all the way to the top. You don't. Just touch the very top of the screen, by the time/battery, and it will jump to the top where you can enter the URL or search Google.
     
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Jul 4, 2007, 09:05 PM
 
AHHHHHHHHHH - this is a great tip (the period thing) Thank you.

I was a "double-space=period" guy for the last 3 years, and while I still wish they'd implement that, this is much better than 'stop typing, hit 1,2,3, hit period, hit abc, keep typing'

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Jul 4, 2007, 11:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
Here's a link for the original iPhone Wallpaper (clown fish):

http://iphonelive.org/wallpapers/ima...er_320x480.jpg
That link no longer seems to work, but here is a high-res version.

http://iphone-scene.com/forum/topic/20
     
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Jul 5, 2007, 01:24 AM
 
FYI, trying to load the "Hot Babes" thread located in the lounge will freeze your iPhone.

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Jul 5, 2007, 12:24 PM
 
google maps and youtube links will open in the youtube and google map iPhone applications.

Does anyone know if it's possible to open a link in a new safari window?
     
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Jul 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
 
As far as I can tell, you can't purposely open a link in a new window.
     
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Jul 5, 2007, 01:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by mdc View Post
google maps and youtube links will open in the youtube and google map iPhone applications.

Does anyone know if it's possible to open a link in a new safari window?
That was one of my minor gripes, so I coded up a small workaround.
     
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Jul 5, 2007, 01:56 PM
 
Wow, I can't wait to try that on my iPhone!
     
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Jul 5, 2007, 02:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by doctyper View Post
That was one of my minor gripes, so I coded up a small workaround.
I am confused... does this "toggle" a setting that causes all links to open in new tabs once you click this bookmarklet in Safari? Or does it literally open every link on the page you are currently on? I am assuming it is the former, but I want to be sure!

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Jul 5, 2007, 02:04 PM
 
It's a toggle. And it appears to work very well. Thanks, doctyper!
     
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Jul 5, 2007, 02:10 PM
 
Cool - I can't try until I can resync my iPhone at home this evening!
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Jul 5, 2007, 02:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by doctyper View Post
That was one of my minor gripes, so I coded up a small workaround.
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Jul 5, 2007, 02:49 PM
 
Just like on Safari on a Mac, typing in an address like apple/trailers will automatically put in the .com in the correct place for you. Based on this you don't have to press the .com button to enter urls. Just type in the domain and safari will automatically .com it for you.

If you're listening to music and the iPhone plays an audio notification it will fade your music down, play the audio notification, and then fade in the music. Very cool.
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