Despite their differences, Apple and Google do work well together when it comes to email. Gmail is free and it has great spam protection. But the Gmail web interface is a bit clunky. Apple mail is very nice to use and you can set it to use a Gmail account. Here’s how to use Gmail from Apple’s mail app and also how to set up Gmail on your iPhone or iPad.
Telstra has released an iPhone app called ‘Telstra 24×7′ which allows you to check your Telstra account balance. The problem is it doesn’t work for Telstra business accounts!
Telstra also has an iPhone app called ‘Bigpond’. It doesn’t work for business accounts either!
Thankfully there’s a great little alternative called consume. It’s not free, but it could pay itself back very quickly by helping you stay under your monthly call limit.
To connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your home stereo you just need a 3.5mm to RCA cable like this cable here. The RCA cable plugs into the rear of your stereo and the 3.5mm plugs into your iPhone headphone jack. Continue reading »
If you’ve smashed your iPhone and you need a quick reliable place to repair it, I recommend fixpod. They have the simplest system I’ve seen, you just select your phone model, click on the problem, it gives you a price. You book in your phone for repair, and they guarantee to repair it within 24 hours! You can either drop it in in person, or post it in. If you want some more views on fixpod check out this forum where there are lots of happy users! Here’s where to find them.
When you have more than one computer and more than one iPhone or iPod there are various ways to sync your iTunes songs across all your devices. This article outlines them all.
Quite often I want to SMS 10 or 20 people at once to let them know something, but it’s painful on the iPhone – you need to select each contact one by one each time. This great little app called ‘Peepo‘ lets you create a group (it calls them ‘peepo circles’) and then easily email OR SMS everyone in the group.
Just a quick post:
This is worth getting. Free for a day. It uses the gyroscope so it’s very accurate and doesn’t need calibrating. Only works on iPhone 4.
This is clever – timed video recording:
This is useful – magnifier:
BBC news highlights:
Yesterday Telstra turned on internet tethering for the iphone! (I think they are the only carrier in Australia to do this.)
Tethering is where you use your iPhone as a wireless modem to connect your computer to the web. It’s useful if you are out with your laptop and you don’t have access to the web. Just plug your iPhone into your laptop via USB and it acts as a wireless modem! Here’s how to get it going. NOTE: Apple have now changed this to be called ‘Personal Hotspot’ instead of ‘Internet Tethering’. It works the same though.
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