Archive for July, 2008

AIM over here

July 23, 2008

I installed the AIM iPhone app while walking to my car. I have got to be the most destracted driver in California.

I have a little more time in my commute. So, let me review my experience. AIMing to a txt is slow. AIMing to a Mac with iChat is fast. I’m assuming that when I close the AIM app, I’m logged off the AIM network, but I didn’t ask. Graphically, the app looks great. I think I’ll hang onto it for those bored and lonely moments… Like at the urgent care waiting room. 😉

Upgrade to iPhone 2.0

July 22, 2008

Last night, I updated my iPhone software to v2.0. I have mixed feelings.

This version broke my Wi-Fi, but added tons of new features to my 1st gen phone. The theory I’ve heard is that this version of the firmware/OS has trouble detecting the wi-fi hardware. It is also rumored that Apple is working on a v2.0.1, which should be available soon.

On the positive side, the new Apps Store is amazing. This is the second blog post that I’ve authored with the WordPress app. I’ve also installed “Remote” by Apple, which will allow me to use my iPhone to remote control any iTunes or Apple TV within wi-fi reach. So cool! There are tons of apps available, some excellent, some lousy. But, Apple had enough foresight to add a user-review system to the App Store.

Aside from the apps, I can now sync my phone with the Exchange server at work. And,I can also save images from web pages or emails to my phone.

Bottom line, Apple, fix my wi-fi, and I think you’ve got an unbeatable mobile device.

WordPress on iPhone

July 22, 2008

I’m sitting in a meeting, and I’ve just installed a Woespress application on my iPhone. Looks pretty nearo-completo; however, I don’t expect many long blog entries to be authored from my phone.