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My water damaged iPhone and the repair….

My water damaged iPhone and the repair….

Water and iPhone don't mixA few weeks ago I commented on Twitter (which i have since left) and Facebook about how I was unfortunate enough to have my iPhone fully submerged in a swimming pool – long story but I was thrown in at a party during drunken antics!. I also read a similiar post of someone else as unfortunate. As a result, I thought the phone was lost. It was saturated after all and refused initially to switch on at all (I know I shouldn’t have attempted that straightaway) but hey you live and learn. Continue reading

VoCal – voice reminder app for the Iphone……

VoCal – voice reminder app for the Iphone……

It’s no news I like to blog iPhone apps. I use some daily and as I’ve said in previous posts, I like some moreso than others, especially the useful ones and this is one good example!. I’ll use it anyway. It’s been thought up I would say to compete with the Android market. As to my knowledge, thus far, the iPhone doesn’t have some of the voice capability apps that Android does, suprisingly (Google voice for example). They’re coming though. Well, this is a start and a good one too!. Ok, it’s only a simple personal voice reminder app but I think more apps like this are to come and best of all, this one is free. And we like freebies and very little in life is after all. voCal lite is available at iTunes, available to download here.. Continue reading

Foursquare and the auto check in app: Checkmate…..

Foursquare and the auto check in app: Checkmate…..

I managed to get out for a night out this weekend and whilst doing so thought it would be a good opportunity to test out Foursquare’s new offering, the Checkmate app. I had done some reading on the auto checking app prior on the Mashable site and knew at some point, someone would come up with the idea but I was skeptical it would/could work accurately. Not to be too cynical I bought in and thought why not?. It works on the basis of once set, automatically checks the user into a venue without their intervention (actually checks in at 50 metres currently). My first thoughts were it would undoubtedly ping ‘false positives’, or simply, nothing at all. It works using the phones inbuilt GPS. The application works on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 and eventually will add support for other checkin services. Continue reading

How good is the iPhone in my opinion, really…..?

How good is the iPhone in my opinion, really…..?

Current - Apple iPhone 3GSI’ve just received my upgraded mobile phone and was in the market for a smart phone and after enquiring about the Motorola Droid (Milestone as it’s known in the UK) purely for it’s multi tasking abilities and finding it difficult to get (only available on T-Mobile and some deals are rubbish), I rather reluctantly opted for the ever popular iPhone through 02. I knew I would it was enevitable. It’s Apple’s third phone in the series. I’ve heard recently whilst hunting deals for the iPhone there is an upgraded version on the way, including an upgraded O/S (V4) which will allow multi tasking. Hmm it’ll be interesting to see but sounds very appealing to me. I’m sure I’ll be able to upgrade the O/S on mine when the time comes regardless.I have the 3GS model. Continue reading