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Taking the Apple plunge

Switching from a PC to a Mac, and becoming an iPhone application developer

I hadn’t touched a Mac since fifth grade. After all, Macs are for graphic designers, not programmers like me, right For the last ten years I’d been using Windows PCs to create Web sites and develop applications. I didn’t want a Mac, and a plain old cell phone—without Internet capability—was all I really needed.


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iPhone Celebrity Update

Before the iPhone 3G made its way to retail outlets, celebrities like Hilary Duff and The Hill’s Spencer Pratt were both spotted with shiny and sleek black 3G’s. Duff had previously been a Sidekick LX user, while Pratt rocked with the first generation iPhone in earlier seasons of The Hills. After showing her love for the iPhone in her music video for “Spotlight,” I thought for sure that Jennifer Hudson would be sporting a 3G well before the rest of us.


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UI Does Matter!

Designers need to make all aspects of the UI easy to understand & use

Just as “a great carpenter isn’t going to use lousy wood for the back of a cabinet, even though nobody’s going to see it” (Leander Kahney quoting Steve Jobs, in Leander’s book Inside Steve’s Brain), developers need to pay attention to the minute details of their application’s interface.

This article takes a brief look at two popular free programs available on the App Store, and makes a couple of suggestions on how the UI can be improved.


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Create separate folder for photos to use as wallpaper

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There are two ways to set a custom image as the wallpaper of your opening “unlock” screen:

Double-tap on Home button

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Home button screenPressing the Home button takes you back to the Home screen from any other iPhone or iPod touch screen, and if the device is in sleep mode it takes you to the “Slide to Unlock” screen. However, the Home button does other things as well.

Gaming Now.., and Where It's Going

Great puzzle, board, 3D sims, card game appss point to the future of iPhone gaming

BejeweledOver thirteen million iPhone owners are carrying a device which legendary game designer John Carmack considers comparable to the Sega Dreamcast. The iPhone’s CPU, graphics processing unit (GPU), memory, and storage all significantly outperform the older technology in the PSP and the DS.


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4 Tips to Reduce Dropped Calls

 It’s no secret that the iPhone has been having problems with dropped calls and sound quality. Interestingly, the problem has increased since the 3G came on the scene. Although Apple and AT&T have been improving the situation bit-by-bit, dropped calls are still a reality. Because of this, I thought I would share a few tips that may help reduce the number of dropped calls and improve overall sound quality.


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No Buttons=Greater Adaptability


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Mission iPossible: Scouring the iTunes App Store and Bringing You The Best Of What We Find.

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Hi, everyone.  Welcome to my new space here at iPhone Life.  I just wanted to take a minute to let you all know what I am hoping to do in this space.  



Spb Wallet for iPhone and Touch Review

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 Spb Software, true to form as always, includes a strong feature set and a variety of sync options in this exceptional e-wallet program. If you must store critical information like passwords, credit card and personal data on your iPhone or Touch, this one offers AES 256bit encryption and many more goodies.

 



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