Category Archives: Technology

Using your iPhone as a portable storage device or thumbdrive

The iPhone is this year’s hottest gadget, and with a list as long as of features it is a shock to some new iPhone owners that the device lacks the ability to use the device as a massive thumbdrive. With a minium of 8GB and max of 16Gb storage capasity definatly isnt the limiting factor. It would seem that this would be a corporate limitation that has stopped this feature, although it seems strange that this feature can be found on older modes of the iPod and iPod shuffle. It could be that they feel this would open up the device to hackers, although the rule with hacking is not if, but when (its only a matter of time till something get hacked). Read on to find out how to turn your iPhone into a thumbdrive.

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iPhone 2.1 update to fix 3G

Just days after the launch of the 2.1 updated for the iPod touch Apple has released it for the iPhone. The list of claimed improvments is quite impressive however only time will tell of the degree of improvments, if any at all. Major points include 3G signal strength display and improved battery life. After I have road tested this update for a few days I will report back on my experiences. Continue reading for the full list of improvments.


iPhone 2.1 Software Update

iPhone version 2.1 contains many bug fixes and improvements, including the following:

•  decrease in call set-up failures and call drops
•  significantly improved battery life for most users
•  dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
•  improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
•  faster installation of 3rd party applications
•  fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes if you have lots of 3rd party applications
•  improved performance in text messaging
•  faster loading and searching of contacts
•  improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
•  repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
•  option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
•  Genius playlist creation

Google Chrome review

So today on the 3rd of September (2nd in Australia), Google has launched its browser after a false start yesterday. Google promised a browser which would be more secure, faster and better designed for today’s environment and boy did they deliver!

I must admit that I’ve only been playing around with it for a few hours now but so far this new browser is in serious contention to be my full time browser. And it’s not like I’m moving from Internet Explorer, I’ve been using Firefox since 2004. Let me present the features of Chrome (titles taken from the Chrome features page) and then my thoughts on what aspects of the browser I like.

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