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iPhone OS 3

Well, everyone’s writing about it I’m sure. But what other purpose does this blog serve? It’s slow. It’s really slow. Horribly slow. Can type several words in a text message, URL, etc, before any words appear on the screen slow. Not all the time, mind. Maybe about a quarter of the time. Often enough to [...]

iPhone 3G

The O2 store down at the Horsefair end of Broadmead had some in stock the other day, so I went and waited in a line of 3 people for over half an hour: the purchasing procedure has been made a lot more complicated since the original iPhone came out. Still, I passed the time chatting [...]

A better deal

Hoorah – O2 is upping the limits on the number of minutes and txts included each month. Basically, the base tariff goes from 200 mins & txts to 600 mins and 500 txts a month. Existing users get transferred onto the new levels automatically. The only thing I did notice was that on O2′s page [...]

iPhone round-up for 2007

It’s been a little while since I last posted – I thought it’d be more useful just to use the iPhone for a bit and see if features I thought were great turn out to be gimmicks that wear off. The feature that’s faded most for me is the keyboard. While I still think it’s [...]

Now here’s something odd. I’m changing to new IMAP server software at Watershed (more on that later), and so during the testing phase I’ve got the old server listening on the standard port of 993, and the new one listening on 10993. And I thought I ought to test the new server, Dovecot, on different [...]

Mail crashed

Lying in bed, not feeling well at all (took the afternoon off work), woke from my dozy slumber and decided to check my email using the iPhone, to see if any major disasters had happened without moving. No problem – launched the Mail app and got it to connect. I think then a series of [...]

The keyboard

A phone keyboard is not just about the key size and layout. How easy is it to get at the symbols? How easy is it to go back a few characters and correct a mistake? How easy is it to touch type? The qwerty keyboards I’ve had on phones are: Treo 270 Treo 600 XDA [...]

Talking to iPhone support (updated)

O2 claim they have a special iPhone support line – dial 2302 free from your iPhone. Indeed, apparently they hired 1400 extra staff to man the lines. I have no idea where they got them. When phoning up to ask: Is there any way of finding out how many characters I’ve typed in an sms [...]

The first of a few iPhone reviews. Now, obviously the iPhone is better than my old phone, an XDA Exec hopelessly laden down with the crud that O2 load onto it. But the reason for its inclusion here is so no-one gets the impression I’m leaping on an Apple bandwagon. I’d love to have waited [...]

iPhone unwrapping photos

As I said, I activated this in the pub with the aid of Stewart’s MacBook Pro and his 3G phone. Here are some photos (mostly of me grinning inanely)… Opening ceremony: Activation: Activated! Comparing old & new: