New iPhone LinkStuff Edition

by Mike Holman

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I got an iPhone this week – finally joining the mobile wireless internet crowd.  I have to say that it wasn’t as expensive as I thought it would be and the surfing is pretty good.  Full review coming up soon!

On with the links

Michael James had a great post on fine print in advertising – particularly car ads.   Some of the crap they say is so stupid it’s no wonder they all went bankrupt.
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mike Piper

Thanks for including my posts.

I have yet to join the mobile internet crowd. I fear I’d become borderline OCD with checking, well, everything–email, twitter, blog states, etc. Also, I like my tiny little phone. :)

2 Michael James

Thanks for the mention. Looking at the fine print in car ads was more fun than I expected.

3 Canadian Capitalist

Thanks for the mention Mike!

4 Jordan

Jailbreak that thing! http://www.blackra1n.com it’s free and takes all of 2 minutes. There are quick tutorials on youtube, search for “iphone blackra1n tutorial”

There are so many AMAZING addons that apple will never allow on the phone. One of the best is being able to run multiple apps at once and swipe between them like the Palm Pre! And run VOIP apps on your 3G connection (ie. free Skype calls)

I’m an iPhone junky so I have so many apps I have an addon that lets me put them into categories instead of swiping between a dozen pages of apps, plus I have a hack so I can display 5 columns of icons for greater density. My lock screen also shows me my todo list, latest emails, weather, calendar, push notifications, sms msgs, voice mails all without having to unlock the phone.

Good luck, have fun!

5 Four Pillars

Holy crap Jordan – you are scaring me!

First I have to learn how to use the basic functions of the phone…then I’ll move on from there!

6 Jordan

Also a tip if you want accessories never buy them in local retail stores, they are an absolute rip off. Shop amazon, ebay and dealextreme.com (direct from china). Case in point I bought extra wall plug chargers & usb cable… on dealextreme I think it cost $3 + 2… at futureshop I’ve seen it advertised “ON SALE” for $25 + 15 + tax. A clear stick on screen protectors is absolutely necessary and cost $1-2 online, or $15-30 at local stores, it’s an insanely stupid rip off.

If you get hooked like me you’ll find yourself with a computer dock + speakers, bedroom alarm clock/stereo dock, car stereo hookup (and car charger since we’re a 2 iPhone + iPod touch family), extra wall chargers, carrying cases, soft silicone ear buds, etc.

Let me know if you want some good iphone app/game recommendations.

7 Mrs Pillars

Now, Jordan, you are scaring me too!

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