iOS 4.2

November 10, 2010

Rumours have it that Apple are due to release iTunes 10.1 on Wednesday and iOS 4.2 on Friday. We are looking forward to the 4.2 release as we expect to see greater performance improvements for the 3G iPhone as well as aligning the iOS versions and functionality between the iPhone and the iPad. Since upgrading [...]

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3 Best Updates in iOS 4.1

September 29, 2010

Having now used iOS 4.1 since it was freely available, these are the top 3 updates myself and my users have found. 3G Performance – The performance of the 3G phone has improved drastically with 4.1. Whilst it does not have the snappiness and responsiveness of pre iOS4 days, it certainly does not have the [...]

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What is the Proximity Sensor?

September 27, 2010

The proximity sensor on the iPhone is supposed to deactivate the touch screen when you are on a call, so that your face or ears do not activate mute, or loud speaker or end the call when you are in the middle of a conversation. There have been reported issues with the proximity sensor failing [...]

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Game Center

September 8, 2010

Game Center is the new app that will let you play games with your friends on an iPhone running iOS 4.1 or the iPod touch.  If you have an iPhone 3G, you are out of luck. All you need to do is login to Game Center with your Apple ID, download any games you want [...]

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Cellular Data

August 13, 2010

When overseas with your iPhone you can be hit with extremely high data roaming charges if you are not careful.  One tip to avoid this is to simply turn Cellular Data off.  While you will not be able to download e-mail or use some of the other data functions on the iPhone at least you [...]

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iOS 4.0.2 is out

August 12, 2010

Apple has released 4.0.2 which fixes the vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files which was reported on last week.  This doesn’t appear to fix any performance issues on the 3G.  Our recommendation is if you are running iOS4 you should upgrade to it, however if you are still running 3.13 on the 3G, then [...]

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Using Folders on iOS4

August 12, 2010

One of the coolest features of iOS4 is the capability to use Folders, even on the 3G!  This is great method of grouping your common applications/games/utilities into separate folders. To create a folder, simply choose an icon and hold it lightly until it starts wiggling.  Then drag and drop it onto another icon that you [...]

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Downgrade iOS4 to 3.13 on the iPhone 3G

August 10, 2010

There have been many reported issues of the sluggish performance experienced by iPhone 3G users who have upgraded to iOS4, indeed we have reported ourselves here. If you have had enough, iPhone Hacks offers a tip on how to downgrade to 3.13. I have turned off Spotlight Search and had some improvement, although Calendar and [...]

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iOS4 Text Messages

August 5, 2010

There have been a couple of updates to Text Messaging under iOS4.    The first is you now get a character count when typing your text messages.  This is on by default, however if yours isn’t working go check under Settings, Messages and select Character  Count. You will need to type a line of text [...]

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iPhone Camera

August 3, 2010

The iPhone has become very successful in blending multiple devices into one,  and the camera is no exception. The iPhone 4 comes with a beautiful 5 mega pixel camera with flash for low light photos and a 5x digital zoom.  Additionally, you can activate the front facing camera with one tap and take your own [...]

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IOS4 on iPhone 3G

August 1, 2010

There have been many reports of sluggish performance on the iPhone 3G since users upgraded to iOS4. One recommendation one of my users suggested was to disable Spotlight Search. Try this yourself and see if there are any improvements. Settings, General, Home button, SpotlightSearch and turn off all the search attributes.

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