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The Apple Iphone – Why?

The Apple Iphone – Why?

In January of 2007, Apple announced that it was entering into the portable phone market with the development and launch of the iPhone. Scheduled for release in June of 2007, the Apple iPhone will be able to play music like an iPod, surf and browse the web, take pictures, showcase videos, send text messages and emails, and, maybe, make or take a phone call or two.

Big deal.

For every new cell phone or cell phone company that introduces itself to the market, proclaiming that their particular model of cell phone can, say, play music, there are dozens of other names and brands, some popular, some not, that can do exactly the same thing. What’s the catch? What’s the hook? Where’s the innovative technological design that’s supposed to make the public stand up and take notice?

Now, the Apple iPhone does have complete virtual touch-screen. There are no raised buttons to press and push, and everything is operated with the sense of a finger. Now, that actually is a cool feature, but, it might not be completely practical. Why? Simply because when I look at my hands, I see chubby fingers that are not going to be able to accurately press any button on a small touch screen. Now, unless that screen is 6″ across, which, if that were the case, might defeat the entire mobility purpose of the phone.

Why does Apple feel the need to develop and create their own portable phone? Could it be that they really want to revolutionize portable communication? Do they want to make the world a better place? Can they offer something that no one else can?

Look at it this way: why does Lindsay Lohan think she could sing?

Because it’s another revenue stream to be mined, that’s why? Now, there’s no doubt that the iPhone is cool, and will find a popular and receptive audience. But, like Lohan’s singing attempts, it doesn’t really improve the world and the world wouldn’t notice it if it weren’t around. It’s just there, and it will make money. Partially because of its features, partially because of curiosity seekers, and partially because of people loyal to the brand name.

No one is begrudging Apple for getting in on the portability craze. After all, Apple may have taken that craze to incredible heights with the development and release of the iPod. So, it makes sense, then, to fuse the iPod with a cellular phone. But, it’s already been done before.

Maybe the real issue is that if Apple released a phone without web, email, video player and other bells and whistles, that it simply wouldn’t sell and just sit there on the shelves. If Lindsay Lohan had to sing on her own merits, she might be joining that lonely phone. But, add some studio effects, create some stylish videos and surround her with talented musicians, and she becomes passable and tolerable.

In today’s ultra-connected world, it seems that no one will buy a cell phone for the expressed purpose of having a phone with you while on the go. You need to have everything or your will appear to be nothing.

What You Need to Know About a Personal Digital Assistant

What You Need to Know About a Personal Digital Assistant

Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that are small in size so it can be brought when a person needs to go places. Also known as a “small computer,” “palmtop computers,” “palm tops,” “palms” and “palm pilots,” the PDA enables someone to do things that can be done using a personal computer.

Today, more and more manufacturers come up with newer models that have modern and updated features. These changes come in sizes, colors, and audio capabilities of the PDA. In fact, in the market today, most of the models have colored touch screens, higher definition of and audio components, and lighter, slimmer appearance.

Majority of which can also be double as a mobile phone, a portable media player with high storage capacity, and can even serve as a web browser because they can have access to the Internet through built-in intranets and extranets, through wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi), and through Wireless Wide-Area Networks (WWANs).

PDA 101

Although there are so many guides in using PDA, it greatly helps a lot if the user finds time to know its history and the movement of its progression. Did you know that the very first PDA was released 21 years ago? In May 1983, the CASIO PF-3000 released by GO Corp. penetrated the market and made the breakthrough. But, its fame did not materialize until John Sculley, the Chief Executive Officer of Apple used the term “PDA” at the Consumer Electronics Show which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1992, referring to the “Apple Newton.”

What makes that PDA a hit is that its touch screen means of entering any data, the large capacity of data storage through the memory card, and wireless connectivity such Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and IrDA. One unique feature about PDAs is that its software enables it to have a customized calendar for appointments and scheduled activities, an organized “to-do-list”, an easy to use address book that has large capacity of memory for saving names and other details of contacts as well as a program that lets you take down some notes.

But, what makes it truly a hit for many people is its touch screen feature. Even the first batches of palms have touch screens for user interaction. This feature only has a few numbers of buttons that serve as shortcuts for specific programs. Although touch screen phones can operate using the bare hands, manufacturers came up with a “stylus” to make the touch screen feature more effective. Here, interaction is made easier and faster by just tapping the screen itself for the menu choices to appear. And just by tapping the screen, the stylus can easily activate the buttons you need for any program to work.

Aside from the touch screen feature, PDAs also have stroke recognition wherein there are a predetermined number of strokes which corresponds to the characters needed to be used. Other PDAs—especially those that are being used purely for business purposes—offer thumb or scroll wheels as well as full keyboards to make entering the data and navigation easier and more accurate.

For the personal digital assistant to work, it needs an operating system or OS. This is predetermined depending on the maker of the PDA.

Common PDA operating systems include the PalmSource’s “Palm OS”, Microsoft’s “Windows Mobile Professional” and “Classic” for Pocket PCs, Apple Inc.’s “iPhone OS”, and Research In Motion’s “BlackBerry OS” among others.

iPhone Keyboard Tips And Tricks

iPhone Keyboard Tips And Tricks

Every time that you have a new technology it requires you to learn how to use it. However, this can sometimes be extremely difficult, especially when there aren’t very many resources to help you learn new techniques. A great example of this is with the new Apple iPhone. When you first purchase an iPhone, than you have probably spent many hours getting familiar with the various technologies that are inside this amazing cell phone, however, there are some tips that aren’t learned by simply playing around with the phone. In order to learn about these tips, than you must first learn them, and one of the best tips concerns the keyboard.

When you have such a unique feature as the touch screen keyboard, than there are several tips that you must know in order to keep your messages flowing. When you follow these tips than you will be able to type quicker and error free, as well as being able to type easier than ever before. The first of these tips concerns actually typing the letters into the iPhone. When you want to enter a letter, you tap on it; however, the letter isn’t placed onto the screen until you lift your finger off of it.

Thus, if you touch the wrong key than you can simply fix this error by sliding your finger to the correct letter. Then when you have found the right letter or number, you can lift your finger and the letter will be placed onto the screen. This tip helps fix the majority of errors, and will save you time.

Many people have found that the auto-correction feature within the keyboard is a great way to keep your writing clear and easy. However, it is very easy to accept a word that you didn’t want to type. If you want to steer clear from this confusion than you need to learn how to accept and reject a suggested word. When you want to accept a word than you will want to tap either return, space or tap a punctuation mark. However, if you want to reject a suggested word, than you will simply want to finish typing the word you want and then you will have to tap the completed word.

A reminder, if you write a full word out two different times, and then tap on them both times, the iPhone will actually add the word to its dictionary. It takes a couple of weeks to store all of your most used words into the dictionary, however, once you have done this typing on your iPhone will be extremely fast.

The last tip has to deal with the capitalization of words. If you want to capitalize the first letter of a word, you simply tap the shift key and then tap the letter you want capitalized, but what happens when you want to capitalize the entire word? This is very easy, and doesn’t require you to tap the shift key before each letter. You will want to go to settings and then tap general after that tap keyboard. From there you will tap “Enable Caps Lock,” and then when you double tap the shift key it will light up blue, and now you will be able to type in all caps.

Surfing on the Run with iPhone

Surfing on the Run with iPhone

There are some people who just can’t get enough of
surfing on the Internet. After all, it’s a plethora of
information and news, and it’s the easiest and fastest
way to find out anything that you want to know.

But with other cell phones, they expect you to use a
magnifying glass in order to read what you find on the
Internet. That’s not true with the Apple iPhone.

When you have an Apple iPhone, the technology that is
included with your cell phone allows you to zoom in on
the Safari webpages and see them very clearly. Zooming
in is easy as well.

Just tap the handy Multi-Touch touchscreen with your
finger and you can see your favorite webpages the way
that you want to see them.

Of course, no Internet ready cell phone would be
complete without the ability to go to your favorite
websites, right? Apple has thought about that to.

That’s why they have included the ability to create
Web Clips that appear right on the Home screen of your
iPhone. This means, of course, that your favorite web
applications and websites are right there at your
fingertips, ready to view when you need them.

Do you want to organize your Web Clips? You have the
ability to customize up to a total of nine Home screen
pages. This makes it easy to organize the Web Clips by
personal, business, or any other way that you choose.
You don’t have to worry about searching through
countless Web Clips to find the one that you want.

Download A Free Movie For Your Iphone

Download A Free Movie For Your Iphone

Ever since it became apparent that it was possible, many owners of Apple’s new Iphone have been doing all they can to download free movies for their Iphone. The general consensus is that using Itunes and other download sites is becoming too expensive, with many owners preferring to get their downloads for free. If you like the sound of free downloads, read on to find out more.

A simple Google search regarding Iphone movie downloads will soon give you an idea of just how many sites claim to offer free downloads. At first this seems great, the only problem being that a good percentage of them are not as they seem, so you need to be very careful. Follow these guidelines to help you spot which sites are trustworthy and which have ulterior motives.

Firstly, you’ll need to be prepared to pay. Obviously, the fact that you may have to pay can make it seem like you aren’t going to be getting any “free” movies for your Iphone, but you’ll find that the most trustworthy sites will charge you a membership or admin fee to give you access to their downloads. This isn’t as bad as it sounds, as you are usually only looking at around $30 – $50, and in most cases this will cover you for life. You will literally be downloading things in two years time from that same membership fee. It’s easy to see the value when you think of it like that.

Secondly, avoid sites with spyware/adware. It can be easier said than done, so make sure you have reliable and up to date security software, this is essential, and also a good tip is to avoid any sites with those annoying popups etc. You’ll often find that the sites with popups and things are the very same ones that will install spyware etc, so try to avoid these sites for maximum safety.

Thirdly, be sure to avoid the torrent or P2P sites, also known as file sharing sites. These first came into popularity five or so years ago, and should be avoided for a couple of very good reasons- first of all, downloading stuff from sites like this is illegal in most territories, so check your own local laws first. Second of all, these sites can be a real haven for hackers and spammers etc. All the files are uploaded to the sites by other users, and mostly there is no supervision which allows them to upload whatever they like. This means you could be happily trying to download the latest Brad Pitt movie only to find that the file you download contains nothing but a nasty virus!

If you have an Iphone, you’ll already know what an excellent device it is, and hopefully this article will allow you to get even more enjoyment from it. Thanks for reading.

A Ton of Tunes on iPhone

A Ton of Tunes on iPhone

No matter where you are going, you want to be able to
take your music with you. It used to be that you would
need to carry around a CD player with you.

When you add the time it takes to decide on what type
of music that you want to take with you and the
bulkiness of the CD player, it can get to be a real
hassle.

But those days are gone, because with the Apple iPhone
you have all of your favorite music right there at
your fingertips.

The Apple iPhone makes finding your favorite music
easy. With a touch of a single finger, you can quickly
browse through your playlists, albums, artists, or
songs.

If you can’t think of the album name but can picture
it in your mind, Cover Flow makes it easy for you to
find albums according to the artwork on the album
cover.

Do you want to sing along with your favorite song but
aren’t completely sure of the right lyrics? If you
have added the songs with iTunes, you can have the
lyrics displayed right there on the screen.

It’s almost like having a karaoke machine right there
in front of you all the time.

Customers who have the Apple iPhone don’t have to
worry about bringing a separate MP3 player with them,
because all of the music they know and love is right
there on their cell phone. It’s ready to play when
they are ready to listen to it.

How To Put Movies On Iphone

How To Put Movies On Iphone

If you own an Iphone, you’ve probably already worked out how much fun it is to use it to watch movies-it has that nice big screen, and the sound quality is surprisingly good too. Now imagine if you knew how to download Iphone movies without having to pay.

As you may imagine, downloading Iphone movies for free can be very difficult unless you know exactly how to do it – not only that but you can get yourself into some serious trouble if you download from the wrong place. Use the following guidelines to help you avoid any problems.

1-Take the time to find a site you can trust. Hopefully your downloading relationship with this website will be a long and fruitful one, so it makes good sense to pick a site you can live with. A good way to find a reputable site is to ask around, or maybe search on the internet for some reviews or customer points of view.

2- Always keep in mind that many websites will be falling over themselves trying to get you to visit them. What’s more, many of them won’t be too subtle about it, so you’ll be faced with a million popups in some cases, and in most cases it can prove very difficult to negotiate your way out of there. Generally speaking, you are usually better off just steering clear of sites with lots of popups like that.

3-Forget about using the torrent sites, P2P sites or whatever they are called these days. There have been numerous famous sites like this over the years, with several being taken to court etc. The simple fact is that downloading from sites like this is completely against the law in most places. If you do insist on getting your free downloads from somewhere like this, please be sure to check all applicable laws for your area, as people really do go to jail for things like this. Is it worth jail to get the new Matt Damon?

4-The last tip for downloading Iphone movies is to get ready to pay. There are a few new sites around these days that will give you access to huge download databases, and totally free downloads, but not before you pay their admin fee. This fee usually gives you totally free downloads, and sometimes it lasts for your whole life too, so it’s pretty good value. As with anything, there are good and bad sites like this, so it’s definitely worhwhile for you to look around before you take the plunge.

These tips can really help you build up quite a sizeable Iphone movie collection, but only if you are smart. Don’t break the law, and make sure your computer is secure- happy downloading!

How To Put Music Onto Your Iphone

How To Put Music Onto Your Iphone

If you’re lucky enough to own an Iphone, it’s just about guaranteed that one of the first things you will want to know once you got it is how to put some music on it. It’s a valid question, as what could be cooler than having all your music and movies in one place, not to mention an internet connection. Check out the rest of this article to find out exactly how to get the music onto the Iphone

It’s generally taken as a given that with any Apple portable entertainment system, there are two ways to get music onto it-the first being from your existing CDs or MP3s, and the second being to download them from the internet. It’s a little easier to get the music from CDs at this point, as it doesn’t require any kind of internet connection etc.

All you need to do is obtain some “ripping” software to take the music from the CD and store it onto your computer (you can get free ripping software quite easily, just Google it). It’s a simple process, and once done, Itunes will happily transfer the music onto the Iphone. It’s not a tough process, and it’s pretty fast too as modern rippers are much faster than old ones.

Obtaining music from the internet is a little trickier, but it’s still pretty simple. The most obvious way, and the way used by most people is to simply connect their computer to the internet and use the Itunes software to purchase and download whatever music takes their fancy. It’s then possible to “sync” the software with your Iphone or Ipod, and it will be updated with whatever new downloads have arrived. This is pretty much the given way of doing things, and while efficient it can be expensive.

An altogether more cost effective idea is to try one of the newer download sites that are emerging. It seems that Apple no longer hold the monopoly on such things, as there are numerous sites emerging which offer you lifetime music downloads after a one off flat fee, of usually something like $50. It doesn’t take a genius to work out where the best value is!

You should now have a much greater knowledge of how to put music on your Iphone. There are a few different options to you, and like most things in life, each method will suit different people. The best thing to do is make up your own mind about which method feels best to you. Good luck!

Download free Iphone games

Download free Iphone games

In order to download some free games for your iphone, there will be a few things you need. Number one is an Iphone, obviously, so congratulations if you managed to get your hands on one. On top of the Iphone, you will also need a computer, and an internet connection. The computer doesn’t have to be the most hi tech in the world, anything in the last 5 or 6 years should be fine.

Having said that, a five or six year old internet connection will probably not cut the mustard here. The slower your connection, the longer your downloads will take. That’s not to say it won’t work-if you are stuck with a dial up connection, you can still download things just fine, it will take a little longer is all.

Something else you will need is a hard drive large enough to take the downloads, and don’t forget the game will be ending up on your Iphone, so you’ll need enough space on that too. Once you’re sure you have all the required stuff, you are about ready to start downloading free Ipod games.

The hardest thing about this is knowing where to find the games. Over the last few years it seems like the whole world has gone crazy for torrent or P2P sites-it seemed like everyone I knew was downloading everything from there. True, you could get free stuff like that, but it’s pretty dangerous, and is it worth getting into trouble with the law just for a free game or whatever? The other main problem with the torrent sites is that a lot of hackers etc, upload files there under false names, so you may think you’re downloading sonic the hedgehog only to find that you are downloading some kind of virus or trojan which will give the hacker access to your computer. Not too cool huh?

For some reason, a few people still do access the torrent sites for their downloads, even though there are some pretty cool safe alternatives around these days. The way these new kinds of sites work is that you pay a one of joining fee, say $35 or $50, and then you get access to their downloads. The downloads are super fast, and you usually get unlimited downloads too.

As you’ve seen, there’s more than meets the eye if you are looking to download games to Iphone, but hopefully this article has given you some ideas.

Iphone Downloads

Iphone Downloads

If you own an Apple Iphone, you may have noticed that one of the most fun uses of it is for downloads. The Iphone is pretty amazing, surely the most advanced cellphone/MP3 player yet seen, and the fact that it has internet connectivity built in only adds to its allure. Not only that, but you can also use it to watch movies and video clips, all stored on its huge onboard memory. Pretty clever stuff.

In order to take full advantage of the Iphone downloads that are available, there are several things you will need to make sure you have. If you haven’t got all this stuff, it doesn’t matter too much as it’s soon expected to be able to download music etc direct to the Iphone itself, but as of time of writing, you will still need a computer to do this. The spec of the computer is not too important as long as it isn’t ancient, although a large hard drive can be useful if you are planning on downloading lots of large files. The only other thing you will need is pretty obvious, and that is an internet connection for the computer, the faster the better. It’s pretty hard downloading anything without being connected to the net!

You can download things for your Iphone from all different places, literally hundreds and thousands of different sites on the net. This is where the danger lies however, as not all of these sources are 100% trustworthy and reliable. Many people obtain their downloads from P2P/ torrent sites also known as file sharing sites, and though they can seem very useful, sites like this can actually cause lots of trouble. One of the main problems with using sites like this is the law – it’s illegal to download anything from them, so you really could end up in jail or with a large fine. The other big problem is that sites like this have no governing of what is uploaded, and this makes it easy pickers for hackers etc to upload viruses and things, for you, the innocent user, to download. It’s all too common for someone to download something only to find that it isn’t what was described and that they now have a virus or trojan horse etc.

On the more positive side, there is finally a good alternative to sites like this. There is now the opportunity to pay a one off membership fee to certain sites, and then get access to their database of downloads. This will mostly include MP3s, movies, games etc, and all kinds of other bits and pieces. Also in many cases, your membership fee will cover you for life, so for less than $50 or so you can enjoy these free downloads indefinitely.

Hopefully this article has helped you learn that with the speeds of modern internet connections, it’s never been easier to get access to unlimited Iphone downloads.