iPhone Life magazine


Some Whistle Change



If you are a registered Whistle user like myself, thn you probably already received this email that they are limiting the calls to 20 minutes in length for the free users. After that, there is a small per minute fee. This does not affect me at all, as I do not use it for that long, at least right now anyway.

If you are not a Whistle user, I suggest trying this app out.

iOS muffs change to Daylight Savings Time


According to a report on Yahoo News, quite a number of users reported Sunday morning that instead of the time on their iOS device springing forward 1 hour, with the switch to Daylight Savings Time, it actually fell back an hour, putting their clock two hours off. If you have this problem, the simple fix is to either restart your phone or switch it to airplane mode and then back.

Editorial: Why I Jailbreak my iOS Devices


The views expressed herein are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else on the iPhone Life team. That said, I hope that readers will find this article informative and interesting, or at the very least thought-provoking.

Turning HDR on and off


HdrOnLaunch the Camera app. In the middle of the screen at the top, you'll see the HDR button. If it reads "HDR Off," tap it once to turn it on. Tap it again to turn it off.

Add PDFs to iBooks library


You can sync PDFs to your iOS device using iTunes and view them using the iBooks app (free, app2.me/2403). Simply drag the desired PDF from your desktop computer's file explorer to the Library panel in the upper left of the iTunes screen.

You can also view PDFs attached to e-mail or a Web page. Simply touch and hold the PDF icon and select "Open in iBooks" from the pop-up menu. This adds the PDF to your iBooks library and opens it.

App Review: Screenwriting (aka The Best Script-Writing App in the App Store)


As is evidenced by the fact that I write for iPhone Life, I am a fan of writing, whether it's for a site like this or for one of my many independent film projects. Not only can it be fun, but it's a terrific way to exercise one's mind. When @brianhere asked me via Twitter to review the new app Screenwriting, I jumped at the opportunity. Little did I know that I was about to experience what is probably the best writing app on the entire App Store.


Exclusive Interview with Paul Croft of Mediatonic

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Croft, the man behind the amazing game studio known as Mediatonic. The studio is responsible for many terrific games, not only on the iOS platform, but also on the PSP and PC. I've always been a fan of the studio's games - in particular, I absolutely love Must.Eat.Birds.

The full interview is presented below.


Dain Schroeder (iPhone Life):
Hello Paul,

The more things change, the more they stay the same



It seems that the mobile device wars are really beginning to heat up and all of the players are beginning to make allies and take sides.

Google has a new friend in RIM who has decided to support Android apps for their upcoming Playbook tablet. Today Nokia announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 development and rumors are swirling about Apple developing cheaper devices for mass appeal. I have my doubts about that last one though.

Challenging the Iphone’s dominance: Microsoft-Nokia, Sony-Google, but what about Nintendo?


Over a week where reports of Ipad 2G have been intensifying, it is also a stark reminder of Apple’s overwhelming dominance that news of an Iphone jailbreaking breakthrough (pun intended) of the iOS 4.2.1 has probably generated more forum interest than any of Nokia’s products in the past 6 months.

(Nokia-Microsoft picture taken from www.gossone.com


As I have written before on my blogpost 29 Dec 2010,

“Typically it seems that during their developmental process, Apple usually identifies 1 feature that would be game-

JOOS Orange Personal Solar Charger demo at #macworld2011


The JOOS Orange is super durable and waterproof, it reliably delivers power where and when you need it. They say it works in real-world light conditions (low light, in the shade and even light rain). Living in Iowa, I'd like to test that out, as we get weeks of very low light. But note, you can plug it in to charge it up. They say it charges at least 3.5x faster than any other portable solar charger at the same price. 

And currently it's the ONLY solar charger for an iPad! 

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