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by TCP staff · October 15, 2012
As every parent knows, babies are exactly like a ballistic force waiting to destroy your iPhone. The threat timeline ranges somewhere between the natal event and leaving for college. Deep within every adorable tiny baby soul lurks a destructive power eager to rain raw entropy down on your iPhone.
Just to be sure we’re clear on this point, here are 5 reasons every smart parent should use a smartphone case. Trust me on this: I’m learned the hard way.
1. It’s hard to play Angry Birds through a thick coat of slime.
Whether we’re talking about snot, drool, tears, or other emissions, babies provide a neverending source of ooze. It’s all very cute and adorable ooze; I never thought I’d be such a perfectly content person, cleaning up someone else’s bodily fluids.
But my iPhone feels differently on the matter. Clogged ports, smeared screens and eternal spots all cry out for the protective covering of an Otter Box. Especially when it actually req...
by doctor paradox · October 8, 2012
When iOS 6 hit the ground running, a swift, desperate cry arose from iPhone users around the world. The Google-powered maps application went missing, replaced with a much less effective Maps app by Apple.
Oh, sure, the new Maps boasted plenty of attractive features that made it sound good. But the reality is that the new Maps gave bad directions, difficult directions, and even some downright wrong directions.
You can get it back, though. It’s fast and easy to put Google Maps right back on your iPhone or iPad in a few easy steps, using iOS 6’s new Add to Home Screen feature.
1. Open Safari
2. Navigate to maps.google.com3. Click the Share button on your browser.4. Select Add to Home Screen5. Confirm the name. By default, iOS will call it Google Maps.
And that’s all it takes. Now you can touch the Google Maps icon to bring up the web app right from your home screen.
What’s really happening is that the icon launches a specific web address on...
by doctor paradox · July 25, 2012
Because I’ve had to look this up so many times now in some obscure forum somewhere, thought I may as well post the Incoming Server settings you want to use to set up a Google Apps mail account in the Email app on an Android device:
User name: email@example.com (i.e., your full email adress on your Google apps domain)
POP Server: pop.gmail.com
SSL : checked
You’ll need to enable SSL on the Outgoing Server details page also if it’s not already selected.
by doctor paradox · July 8, 2009
Some of these might have to haggle over who was truly “first," but the interesting point is it took so little time for them to appear after the launch of the video camera-capable iPhone 3GS. Those who hate on the relative lack of “image quality" including haters of the Flip Mino series really miss the point here — it’s about convenience, ease of use and the empowerment of a new breed of digital creatives. Much like the falling cost of recording equipment spawned a surge in bedroom production from talented (and untalented…) unknowns and amateurs in the realm of music, so too will we continue to see an uptick in compelling and relevant video productions from unexpected places. We’re lucky to be witnessing the era of read write culture kicking off.
Below is a track by Kenny Mosher set to video produced by Showdown Productions. After the break is “Love, Love, Love" by Reyna Perez.
Music Video Shot on iPhone from Kenny Mosher on Vimeo...
by doctor paradox · June 10, 2009
Current iPhone 3G users are up in arms about not getting the same discounted iPhone 3G S price as new customers would. Their argument is that AT&T should be “rewarding them" for being loyal customers. Man, I sure wish the world worked that way. I’ve been a “loyal customer" of Time Warner High-Speed Internet for over 6 years and my monthly plan keeps going up, not down, even as infrastructure upgrade costs fall. I’ve been a loyal customer of Apple for years too, and don’t get any special discount on my next MacBook Pro simply because I’ve bought one before. And phones don’t work that way either.
I wonder if the current spate of anger relates to two things: 1) a conflation of the general hatred being levied towards AT&T right now over their completely craptastic reception and service, and 2) a new market of iPhone 3G owners who have never previously purchased a smartphone, and thus don’t have much direct experience with how cell phone subsid...
by doctor paradox · November 18, 2008
Head to head BlackBerry Storm vs. Apple iPhone 3G comparator on Obsessable
So it’s official — I’m seriously sweating the BlackBerry Storm. This is made only slightly troubling by the fact that I have about 10 months left on my iPhone contract with AT&T. Having owned multiple phones on different carriers before there are pluses and minuses to consider:
You are almost never without service
Take advantage of free in-network calling on multiple carriers
Have extra voice minutes on one phone or another almost all the time
If you forget to charge one phone you probably have the other one available in the meantime
Get to play with two gadgets! You can take advantage of the best features of each and use each one for what it does best.
Starting with the most obvious: two phone bills every month
Either deal with the hassle of carrying both phones around at all times, or deal with the inevitability of people calling you on the ph...