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Shake & shuffle your music

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Even the music in your favorites list can get old after a few months. If you want to skip a song you’ve heard too many times, you can always tap on the Next button in iPod’s Now Playing screen. But with OS 3.0, it’s even easier. Simply shake your iPhone or iPod touch while you are listening to music and the iPod app will skip to the next song. This feature also works with videos and audiobooks.

Note that you must be in the iPod app for this feature to work. You can’t be listening to music in the background while you’re using another app.

iPhone 3GS: A Killer of "Killer Devices!"

Replaces camera, camcorder, GPS and radio!

iPhone3Gs4ViewsIn the two years since the introduction of the iPhone, a number of “iPhone killers” have been released. None of these smartphones have been able to stop, or even slow down, the iPhone’s momentum. With the release of the iPhone 3GS and OS 3.0, the iPhone has become a more powerful and feature-rich device. So much so, that it is moving beyond the “smartphone” niche and becoming more of a phone/pocket computer combo.


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Get animated with Animoto

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    There’s nothing the matter with rediscovering things, and that’s the way I feel with Animoto’s (free) iPhone app, you know it really doesn’t get any easier to crank out some pretty fun and impressive video, take a look at the following video I made with my iPhone 3G of an iPhone 2G rebuild I did and turned into a video – of course set to the tune of Verdi’s Rigoletto.  This just goes to illustrate how powerful Animoto is for creating very fast, very aesthetic videos which, as mine starts to lead one, to educational purposes – or at least rebuilding a smashed iPhone.



Set timer to stop playing music

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 It’s easy to fall asleep while listening to music or watching a video late at night. If you find yourself doing this a lot, you can set a sleep timer that will stop playing music or video, and close any other open app after a specific period of time. Here’s how you do it:

No sound on iPhone or iPod touch?

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 Note that the iPod touch 2G has built-in speakers, but the first generation Touch does not. You must use the earphones that came with the device. If you can’t hear any sound coming from your device, check out the obvious things first:

YouTube enhancements in iPhone OS 3

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).



TVU Player a killer app!

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Ok, is it just me or is TVU (iPhone app and OS X beta player) just an excellent little window to the world? 



Convert videos to play on the iPhone or iPod touch

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The iPhone and iPod touch supports video formats encoded using the MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs; video files encoded in these formats end with .m4v, .mp4 or .mov file extensions. If you have videos in other formats, you need to convert them to a compatible format before you can play them on the iPhone or iPod touch.

Veoh now has iPhone interface

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Veoh, one of the more popular websites for video, has just launched a new iPhone-optimized version of their site. Just point your Safari at www.veoh.com, and it will automatically serve up the iPhone version. You can read more on the Veoh blog.



Videoconferencing may be coming

A post on the Wired blog reports that Apple's recently approved patent for the iPhone interface hints that videoconferencing may be coming to the iPhone. Apparently the patent specifies a lens that can be rotated backward or forward, with the touchscreen being used as the viewfinder. The blog post includes a schematic image from the patent application and relevant text related to the videoconferencing feature.



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