TidBITS has a great how-to article on the new feature in iPhone 3.0, called Find My iPhone, that lets you locate your iPhone. This feature requires a MobileMe account, which costs $99 per year (and which I recommend), but there's no other cost. (MobileMe constantly syncs your computer and your iPhone in the background automatically.
I've been meaning to write for a while now about Scott Mullin's blog, PowerCycle, as he bicycles solo from Florida to Alaska, and specifically about how much gear his iPhone has replaced. Last night my wife and I hosted four bike tourists on their way to DC, also with an iPhone, so I'll take that as a sign that it's time to write!
I’ve finished (thoroughly) testing my six A2DP headphones with the new Bluetooth stereo support of iPhone OS 3.0 (OS3 for short), along with their traditional mobile phone headset functionality.
(the stereo headphones, all paired with my iPhone)
(in-call view: as can be seen, you can dynamically switch from the Bluetooth headset to the iPhone.
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.