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  1. Peter000

    iPhone 4

    Yep! I'm looking forward to that as well, as an uncle, not a mom.
  2. Peter000

    Are you upgrading to iPhone 4?

    Pre-ordered my iPhone 4 32 GB today. I'm upgrading from a 3G, and it was feeling pretty sluggish lately. I'm excited about the better camera, 720p video, and greater speed and more memory (OS memory, not storage which I'm excited to get more of as well.)
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    Cool iPhone apps

    I just downloaded an app called "Voice Band," and it's probably the coolest app around. Basically, it lets you create a song on the iPhone by just singing into it. It has different instrument samples and you can layer them all for a very great rock band effect. Check out this youtube video for more... (and I'm just a user, no connection to the developer/s)
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    iPhone apps store: how much should apps cost?

    I'm thinking $10-15 is the sweet spot. If I use an app more than once a week, it's worth it to pay that, depending on what it is. I've already donated money for a couple of j/b games I play several times a day to unlock all the features (backgammon and pool). Palm apps are considerably more expensive, running in the $20-30 range, depending. Many games are $20. I think we'll see many shareware apps on iTunes. Free to try, but crippled and "paypal the developer $10 for full functionality" kind of thing. That way they don't have to share revenue with Apple. I'm looking forward to some apps that are cross platform, ie, they have a web interface, native interface, and a desktop interface. So they're usable offline, but you can get the benefits of online as well. Say fitness tracking software that has a huge online database to draw from so it doesn't all need to be on the phone.
  5. I was having the same issue of the update showing up again and again in the updates. I finally followed the "more information" link in the update, and learn that the updater is only downloaded to the Applications/Utilities folder. In order to install it, that updater has to be started manually. I did this, and was prompted to shut down my computer, which I did. When I restarted I was presented with directions on how to install the update. Here are the basics, if you don't want to have to restart twice, as I did.. Run the updater in the Applications/Utilities folder Shut down the computer when prompted. Then hold down the power button until you hear a long, loud beep, or the sleep LED pulses. The computer will start up again and install the update, you'll see a progress bar. Then the computer boots up normally and give you a "this update has been installed" screen. That's it! Hope this helps!
  6. Peter000

    Ringtone Workaround

    There's no real "workaround" needed. You can use Garageband '08 to import your sound, edit it, and export directly to your iTunes ringtone directory. If you're using Windows, import the edited file into iTunes, convert it to AAC, then delete it from iTunes (but NOT the file from your computer), rename the extension of the converted file to .m4r, and re-import it into iTunes. It should automatically be put in your ringtones directory, ready to be synced to the iPhone.
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    Unable to purchase a ringtone

    I wouldn't call it "insultingly" easy. There are people out there with no audio editing (or any kind of media editing) experience or skills at all. All many people want is a one click solution to download and install ringtones. Apple would clean up selling pre-made :30 sec ringtones, just like tunes. That being said, there's now a ringtone export included with the latest update of GarageBand, specifically so people can make their own ringtones. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure it gives much more flexibility than creating something in QT pro (which not everyone has either).
  8. Peter000

    Turn off edge

    ATT also offers overseas data packages too. I'm not sure how much they cost though. But they'd certainly be more reasonable than roaming charges otherwise.
  9. Peter000

    headphones for the iphone.

    I'd suggest looking at some 3rd party headphones as well. And there are adapters you can buy with full iPhone functionality. I have a pair of Rivet headphones, they work great if you like in-ear phones. http://www.amazon.com/Rivet-Stereo-Headset...8600&sr=8-1 They're on sale for about $15 at Amazon.com right now! Regularly they run between $25-30. I'm tempted to get a back-up pair at that price.
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    Gmail on iPhone

    Has anyone else, in the past couple of days, had a problem with gmail messages not displaying content on the iPhone? If a problem messages appears in the list, it will display below the subject "This message has no content" and if I try to view it it says "This mail has not been downloaded from the server" (close to that). The messages aren't anything special, usually just text messages from family/friends. It seems to happen randomly one out of every 5 or 6 emails. They're fine when I view them on my computer's Safari, and I forward everything to a Yahoo account on my iPhone, and it displays fine there. Help!
  11. Peter000

    Skitch Invites

    Hm. It did in a jpg extension. The only difference was the one that didn't work was hosted on my .mac account.
  12. Peter000

    Skitch Invites

    I'm a newbie to the MacCast forum, but have been hearing on the Loop and on the MacCast how Adam raves about Skitch. I've been a beta tester for awhile now and it's every bit as good as Adam says it is. I'm gonna buy it as soon as the beta ends. I have a bunch of invites to burn up, so if anyone wants one, just PM me your e-mail address and I'll shoot one your way. (BTW, I tried to post an image and got this message... can anyone tell me what exactly a "dynamic page" is?)
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