Another good source of iPhone/iPad info…


I came across this site recently and have found it to be a useful source of information with PodCasts and Blogs about iPhones and the iPad.


iOS 4.2 is out!


Finally, the promised and MUCH anticipated iOS 4.2 software/firmware upgrade for Apple iPhones, iPad & iPod Touches has been released. It was out yesterday and brings the version up to 4.2.1. Be brave and prepared for a process which takes about 30 minutes; it’ll be worth it… so I hope, I’ll blog very soon about what all the fuss over the latest 4.2 upgrade has been about. Oh and iTunes had an upgrade too, now at v.10.1. Watch this blog… 🙂

iPhone voting app


As if our iPhone doesn’t do enough, they’re now bringing out an app that will enable you to vote from your iPhone for shows such as X Factor.
The Register have recently announced that Ofcom has said that voting apps will be approved, as long as viewers are warned about the cost. Also the app won’t be allowed to add features; such as it having an advert for a specific platform, something Nokia will have to take on board when it considers adding voting to its (Symbian) X Factor application.
A smartphone voting app is an obvious development, which would have arrived years ago if the premium-rate industry wasn’t still reeling from the scandals of a few years ago. Technically the process is trivial – all the popular platforms (including the iPhone, Android etc) can send an SMS from within an application, allowing the developer to present pictures of, say, The X Factor finalists and inviting viewers to tap on the face they’d like to vote for. A warning might pop up, but that’s a minor thing compared to the complexity of sending a specially-formatted text message, or sending a message to a finalist-specific number – something that’s beyond a surprising number of viewers! The development is a small one, but the impact will be great, and it will be interesting to see what difference it makes to future show results.

WCA (Analogue) Clock for iPhone


Having already got a nice add-on digital clock for my iPhone 4, the other day I was looking in the app store for an analogue clock and came across: WCA.
It’s a nice looking analogue clock with a good sized clock face with second hand, as shown in the screenshot. The app is free and also features the functionality of alarms.
Although there are many other analogue apps in the app store, this particular one took my fancy.

WordPress App for Symbian OS


Having the facility to ‘Blog’ from your smartphone is, I think great. Ok, maybe it’s because I’m a power user of smartphone devices aka geek! 🙂 But! it enables you to post a quick blog whilst being mobile, without being tied to your desktop/laptop PCs.
iPhone and Blackberry users have had a unique WordPress app for some time now. Now it’s come to the Symbian community and is available from the Ovi Store. WordPress have yet to announce it! could only find mention of support for iPhone and Blackberry OS devices.

Blackberry OS 6


Ok, so the latest software/firmware version for Blackberry smartphones is out now at v.6.0. So what enhancements do you get? Better Music player/management, better Photo management, Video thumbnails for easier searching, Video player sizes include Original, Fit to screen, Full screen. YouTube video uploader. Enhanced Camera controls. New Podcast App to search, subscribe and play podcasts. Overall, much of an enhancement to the Multimedia experience for Blackberry users. You may be reading this, already having the upgrade, if not, select the ‘check for update’ within the Blackberry Desktop Manager. That is of course if your older Blackberry smartphone can take onboard the upgrade. Good luck.

iPhone 4 Time Change & Alarms!


So pleased to have just heard on BBC Watchdog that the time change / alarm problem is a generic fault on supposedly ALL iPhone 4s!!!
Apparently, last weekends (31st Oct) ‘Auto’ time change from BST to GMT hasn’t worked with Alarms! on iPhone 4s 😦 When my iPhone 4 Alarms didn’t work properly on Monday morning 1st Nov, I refreshed them ALL, still no good! 😦 I’ve since deleted all my alarm’s and re-created them but they’re still not working! Urgh!
BBC Watchdog say that Apple will release a bug fix! 🙂 SOON I HOPE………..