With over 5 million downloads, AroundMe must be one of the more popular apps. It's free, and it directs you to the nearest banks, bars, coffee shops, gas stations, hospitals, hotels, movie theaters, parking, pharmacies, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, taxis, and theaters. Plus it gives you three-day weather and other features. It's amazingly easy to use.
When one has tasted it [watermelon] he knows what the angels eat.
YouTube support has been considerably enhanced in iPhone OS 3.
1, now, when you exit a clip (tap Done), instead of returning to the list of clips you were at, you’re presented two brand new tabs:
A, an “Info” tab with the list of the comments and other info (tags, category, date, description).
It also has a button “Rate, comment or flag”. As you may have guessed, this allows for rating and commenting (too bad the latter doesn’t work in landscape).
While the iPhone’s built-in Web browser, Safari, is a pleasure to use, it still has some missing functionality. Some of these:
It is a funny thing that has happened to me. I have become greedy about the real estate on my iPhone. Not just any app will do. If an app is lucky enough to get a shot on my iPhone, it has to be special. I have certain criteria that must be met before I will even think about cluttering my screen with yet another app.
PCWorld has a helpful article titled "iPhone 3.0 Update: 10 Hidden Features." These features include: tapping and holding a URL in Safari to open it in a new tab, special characters in messaging, more ways to access the search function, adjusting the song scrolling speed, and having an unlimited number of apps installed.
I travel quite a bit, and love to listen to my iTunes music and audio programs. Trying to listen on planes and other noisy environments with standard earphones takes away much of the pleasure. I’ve been tempted by the ads for the $300 noise reduction headphones, but that seems awfully steep.
Attention product developers at MacNally, Belkin, etc. For the love of all that is holy can someone please develop a foldable, portable external keyboard for both the iPhone and iPod touch. Am I the only one who has been dying for one of these to be out on the market? I know that MacNally had created a bluetooth external keyboard last year that never made it to the market due to the fact that it required a Bluetooth connection which was not available until this past week when the iPhone 3.0 was released.
If there's a gotcha in this, please don't blame me. I'm too chicken to try it myself. But, the fact is, iPhone 3.0 users have figured out that it's very simple to enable tethering (that is, using your iPhone to enable your laptop to connect to the Internet wherever you can get a signal). CrunchGear tells two methods of doing it, one simply entailing pointing your iPhone's Safari at a particular website.
I’ve long been complaining about the lack of any “find in page” functionality in most mobile Web browsers.