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iPhone 3GS - Tips, Tricks, Help, Suggestions?
« on: October 26, 2009, 04:07:49 AM »
So I have just purchased myself a new iPhone 3GS 32gb. So far, so good - is hard to get used to considering i've had a nokia all these years.

Anyway, can people suggest:
  • what applications I should download?
  • any tips on use, shortcuts etc?
  • anything esle to get me started?


one thing I am having trouble with at the moment is the bluetooth - doesn't want to accept things from other devices (i've checked all the settings etc).

any help is appreciated....!

Rob

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 04:45:43 AM »
Hey Rob,

I have an iPhone since one year so i can help you if you need :)

I have a lot of apps so that depend of what you need, i have Twitterrific, Facebook, Myspace, Shazam, Liveradio, Sports.fr, France24, SoTV, Velib, RATP (Paris Metro), Premiere (Movies and theatre), Aroundme, Wapedia, IM+, Fring, Translator, Ebay, Pianist, Guitarist, XE Currency, Conversions, Lightsaber, Polarize, Yellow Pages, Taxi, etc

I have also many games like Holdem, Blackjack, Tetris, Check, Chess, Mastermind, Crash Kart, Monkey Ball, Labyrinth, Guitar Hero Tour, Midnight Pool, Let's Golf, Real Football

About the bluetooth you can only use Apple bluetooth device for the moment i know it suck.

Otherwise you don't need special tips because it's so easy to use it and it's really the best smartphone i ever used i couldn't antyhing else now !

But if you want my advice :

Save your battery i mean always turn off 3G and Wifi when you don't use it because it will ruin your battery during the day, i only turn on when i need it for use internet and after i turn off otherwise your battery will not finish the day.

Next tip use wifi if you have a hotspot near you because it's speedest and use less battery than 3G when you go  on internet.

You don't need to turn on the both use only one in the same time for internet because only one connexion is needed.

Ask if you have some others questions ;)
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 06:04:48 AM »
thanks anton, very helpful.

do you know of a way to use the iphone as a USB disk at all (as you can do with ipods)? I don't want to jailbreak my phone, but i want to use it as a disk.

Also, is there a way to access all your iphone photo gallery's through your PC?

Seems that simple things are a little difficult...

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 07:59:57 AM »
I didn't jailbreaked my iPhone neither because there is no need anymore with the appstore and that i don't need to desimlock my phone.

You can use your iPhone like a USB disk with the application Air Sharing, this one cost 3$ but you can find others app for free who do the same but i think this one is the best, compare and make your choice.

For your iPhone photo gallery i don't know i never tried before yet because i uploaded them all on internet by email and facebook/myspace so if i need to get them they are on my online account.

There is probably a process but i didn't searched :D

If you have a car and want to use the GPS you have to know that your iPhone use Google Maps but there is no voice and traffic or others things than do a real software so i suggest you to buy a better application on the app store i suggest TomTom or Navigon but i didn't buy them because i don't have a car.

But except this point you really don't need to buy applications because there are so many free applications but that depend of what you need.

And you will see the iPhone is really cool and the landscape mode for your text/email/safari is really helpful for your screen you know you only have to move the iPhone on the side :)
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 08:03:03 AM by Anton »
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 09:51:28 AM »
is air sharing compatible for PC?

thanks so much anton - you're a good resource!! very helpful.

merci beaucoup, tres bien!

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 10:17:15 AM »
Air sharing is compatible PC.

You're welcome my kangourou ! Don't hesitate to ask if you have another questions.
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2009, 11:31:02 AM »
anton, i'm reading reviews of air sharing, but I can't find this one detail:

 - does it work via bluetooth/wi fi, or by plugging the phone into my PC via the cable? I'm only really interested if it's via the cable. also, will multiple computers recognise the disk - or only one?

thanks
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2009, 12:21:13 PM »
Quote from: acwk;36253
anton, i'm reading reviews of air sharing, but I can't find this one detail:

 - does it work via bluetooth/wi fi, or by plugging the phone into my PC via the cable? I'm only really interested if it's via the cable. also, will multiple computers recognise the disk - or only one?

thanks

Air sharing work via wifi  and you don't need to plug the cable, i heard it could work with the cable but i never tried that way.

The nice thing is you don't need internet or wifi on your pc because it's the iPhone and the app Air Sharing who manage the network it's very easy take a look at the How to :

http://rdsbc.wordpress.com/2008/09/21/air-sharing-transfer-file-from-pc-view-document-on-iphone-over-the-air/
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 12:23:49 PM by Anton »
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