My sister asked me for help, and I am at a loss for answers. Their friend took an iPhone to Europe, and took a lot of photos as they traveled. When they view and edit the photos on the iPhone, the phone displays the embedded geolocation information (in the form of latitude / longitude) with an approximation of the nearest city of town – Bergen, Norway, as an example.
Having driving across America west twice this summer, and as someone who likes to drive because I like to go to twisty roads, I am someone who relies on maps and, these days, my iPhone and iPad for navigation more and more. But not all navigation apps are the same, and at all times, using data isn’t always necessary.
I decided to bite the bullet tonight and upgrade the software on my iPhone. Doing that, of course, re-locks the phone and means that my SIM chip and phone number won’t work. Which is fine — I can unlock it / jailbreak it. Why upgrade the software if it re-locks it and means I have to re-jailbreak it? Well, version 2.1 is said to impact battery life. Which is good. When the upgrades come out, I don’t do them immediately, but wait to read 1) what’s in the upgrade (and is it worth it), and 2) how many hours
Know what I really want for my iPhone? Batch files. I want a pretty button on my main screen that, when I hit it, toggles on/off WiFi and Bluetooth, and then updates / synchs with iTunes (to include updates to apps); synchs mail, calendars, etc with my Mac; and then plays a nice little jingle when it’s all done, so I can press the button again and go back into battery-saving mode. Surely, I can’t be the only one with these kinds of wants – more than just this combo, but this capability. Why can’t we have this?
When I was in Atlanta the other day, I stopped by the Apple store to talk about my new (to me) iPhone. It’s tax-free weekend here in GA, so the store was swamped.? So much so that they emptied out the nerds from the back to help customers up front.? I ended up with just such a nerd — a guy who toils away in the back repairing the broken things folks bring in. So, I asked him.? I keep my iPhone in this little pouch, but do I need something more to protect it?? Yes.? This. A hard