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Microsoft releases free image-browsing app


In the news today is Microsoft's release of its first application for the iPhone: Seadragon Mobile, an image-browsing app. And it has raised eyebrows because the same app hasn't been released for Microsoft's own Windows Mobile platform.

Free wallpapers from Portable Themes


In our Best Sites page I list a number of sites that offer free wallpapers for your iPhone or iPod Touch. A new site that I heard about recently is PortableThemes, which has nearly 2,000 images that you can use as wallpapers.

Take screenshots with iPhone 2.0

The recently-released iPhone 2.0 OS allows 
iPhone users to capture screen images and save them in the Photo application. Say, for example, that you want to capture a screen image of a new game you just downloaded from the App Store. Do the following:

Get photos off your iPhone/iPod touch without iTunes

Both PCs and Macs will recognize your iPhone or iPod touch as a camera when you connect it. This means that you can offload your pictures to your computer without having to use iTunes. Here’s how you do it:


PCs (Windows XP)

  1. Connect your iPhone/iPod touch via the USB cable, open Control Panel, and go to Scanners and Camera >Apple iPhone (or iPod).
  2. Right-click on it and choose Properties from the menu.
  3. Go to the Events tab and choose “Camera connected” from the “Select an event” drop-down menu.

Pick one of three Actions:

Play a slide show of your photos


adjust slideshow settongs on iPod touch/iPhoneYou can easily play a group of photos in a slide show on your iPhone or iPod touch. Go to Photos and tap on an album, then tap the Play button on the bottom of the screen. You can stop the slide show at any time by tapping anywhere on the screen, which will display the photo controls (tap Play to start the slide show again).

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