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Google Mobile App for Iphone

I just love my Iphone 3G. I have installed many applications from the app store onto it one of them being the Google Mobile App which is very handy. It allows you to search with your voice so you don’t have to type, search using your location making finding businesses, weather, and movie info easy, suggestions appear as you type to save you time, and you can launch Gmail, Google News, and more from one place.

Recently discovered that there is a hidden settings panel called “Bells and Whistles” that lets you customize the colors and sounds. To reveal the new pane, go into Google Mobile’s Settings area, scroll to the bottom of the page, and swipe up several times until the “Bells and Whistles” entry appears. Then tap it to set the applications theme color, sounds (chicken or monkey), and turn on a live waveform for voice search.

How To Share iPhone Applications with Other iPhones


Ok so I finally upgraded cellphones and got myself one of those new flashy 3G iPhones, and I must tell you its a great little device. I really really like love it. My wife also got one and she was a super blackberry power user reluctant to get rid of her Blackberry Curve, but once she messed with the iPhone for a little while, she too fell in love.

There are soo many great things about it that I could write for what seems like forever, but today I just wanted to cut to the chase about sharing applications that you have purchased from the app store.

See recently Apple opened up 3rd party apps in the app store. This means the other people can write apps and with  Apples approval, they will get published in the app store. The coders that make these apps offer dozens and dozens of new apps daily for pay or for free. Yes free….there are tons of apps for the iPhone for free. Why bother with jailbreaking these days? Oh sure maybe hacking it will allow the forwarding up sms messages or copy and paste, but thats coming in the next update anyways and updates come along often.

Ok back to the topic.

I have lots of free high quality apps on my phone right now. However there are some that are not free and I bought them. One evening I found scrabble in the app store and decided to get it. It was really neat and I discovered that I could play another user over wifi. Since my wife has one I asked her to purchase it and we could both play. She did and without a hitch it worked wonderfully and was a lot of fun.

Two weeks later I discovered she had another game that I used to really like. It was bejeweled. Unfortunatly it was not a free game and I wanted it. Me being the penny pincher that I am, my wheels started turning. I was thinking that when she backs up her phone the app is on her computer. How could I get that app onto my phone and not pay for it? At first I was thinking there was some file I would have to transfer over, but there is a much easier way.

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How to temporarily fix your wet cell phone

Oh My God!!! I just dropped my cell phone in my drink! Its ruined, what will I do now!!!

Has this happened to you yet? Have you dropped your cellphone in the toilet, a cup of tea, or washed it in the laundry?

If has not happened to you yet it may, after all they are making them smaller and smaller these days and we can easily forget they are in our pockets at times, or let them slip out of our fingers easily.

So what is your plan if this happens? Do you have phone insurance? For some of us the answer is simple, phone insurance, but you are limited to how many times you can “mess up” with cellphone insurance. Then there is the iPhone which you may or may not can get insurance on. I am uncertain at the time of this writing.

Today I just wanted to give you a fall back option if you are in a pinch somewhere and you need to get back to talking asap.

Visit a local Target or Walmart store and go to electronics and look for a GoPhone.

What is a GoPhone?
GoPhone is the trademark for AT&T Mobility’s pay-as-you-go (PAYG) service.
With a GoPhone, you can pick the plan that works best for you, or pay as you go. Either way, there’s no annual contract or credit check.

You can pick one up for as little as $18 and on up to $99 for the moto razr v3 model.

The GoPhones come with a sim card that must be activated after you have left the store and powered it up to begin your first phone call.

What is a sim card you ask?
A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) on a removable SIM Card securely stores the service-subscriber key (IMSI) used to identify a subscriber on mobile telephony devices (such as computers) and mobile phones. The SIM card allows users to change phones by simply removing the SIM card from one mobile phone and inserting it into another mobile phone or broadband telephony device.

Ok so now you know where to get a GoPhone and you know what a sim card is.

Armed with this information you can take your damaged cellphone that you dropped in the toilet or in a drink and remove the sim card from it. Now put that sim card in the GoPhone and power it up.

Now you can make calls once again. It really is that simple. This will allow you to keep on going untill you can get your better phone serviced.

Most of the time you will have your contacts and all intact as well. If not I suggest that you take this time right now to copy your contacts to your sim card right now so that if this does happen to you, you will have your contacts on your sim.

This varies from phone to phone on how to copy your contacts to your sim, so check your manual. I may do a write up later about how to do that at a later date.

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