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Let's Make the Best Smartphone Even Better!

The iPhone was 'Designed by Apple in California', but it can be improved by iPhone Life readers in cyberspace! 

Don't get me wrong... I love my iPhone and it is almost always attached to my hip.  But over the years, I have owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, a Nokia e62 and more. I love technology and my allegiance is to whatever device offers the most convenience, ease of use, quality, reliability, value, and overall experience. That might mean Sun Solaris, Linux, Windows, or a Mac, all of which I use everyday.



iPhone Image Storage Locations

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The Camera and Screen Capture capability of the iPhone is extraordinarily handy, but only useful if you can then use the images (which generally means getting them onto your desktop/laptop computer).



iPhone 2.2 Firmware Released Today

Apple has quietly released new firmware for the iPhone and iPhone 3G today. The new revision, 2.2 has minor bug fixes to improve stability and add new updated features to current built in applications. The official list of updates are:



It's Official: Everybody Loves the iPhone

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According to a recent J.D. Powers study, the iPhone tops the smartphone list with the highest overall customer satisfaction among business users.

The Apple iPhone was scored at 778 on a 1,000 point scale and received high marks in the categories for physical design, ease of use and handset features. Following behind the iPhone by 25 points is BlackBerry, which has been the celebrated smartphone amongst business users for years now.



Google voice actuated search is out. Go get it.

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Google voice actuated search is out. Finally. Its pretty good. Works just like in the promo film. A few tips though, make sure you speak clearly and slowly. Do not blur your words together.
Another tip, say ‘Maps …. Berkeley’ to get maps up. When you click on the first return, it will give you the option to take that search to google maps.  There is a search ‘maps’ option, but it does not take you to maps.  Bummer.



iFun lets you use your iPhone like a wii controller for your PC

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This is just plain sweet.  Now first off, I could not get the sync to work for me, most likely because this just came out and servers are over loaded, but I get the idea well enough.



Google Earth Now on iPhone!

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Due to what I imagined must be the enormous computing power required, I didn't think I'd see the day very soon when one of my favorite Applications, Google Earth, would see the light of day on the iPhone.


How wrong I was. The wizards at Google have done it again and the results are nothing less than spectacular!



While waiting for the Google voice app, I started playing with Jott

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I found Jott while checking into Google’s new speech recognition app and its not bad.



Bloomberg Mobile: My Everyday App

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Bloomberg Mobile is a free app for the iPhone and iPod Touch bringing you financial information from the world's most trusted source for financial information. This is the only application that I use every day on my iPhone.



Top Tap Tip

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Reading almost any document, given the small screen size of a handheld device, usually requires lots of scrolling.



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