The iPhone Is Amazing

I know I have said this time and time again but it really is and it can only get better and better.

Yesterday I went out of town to go shopping before all the last minute hustlers and bustlers ruled the road as well as the mall. I cant stand to be in the mall or on the roads with too many people that are aimless. I mean I see them walking in the malls like zombies with no clue as what they are doing there other than to be in my way. Same goes for the roads. I saw several drivers that failed to yield or even stop at stop signs. It was a mess.

This is how it is year after year. I started Christmas shopping early several years ago to avoid this mess but this year I have slacked a little. Luckily before the week of Christmas I am done.

Anyways back to why the iPhone is amazing, I was traveling yesterday and I had this song rattling in my head for several days now. I had this song in my collection at home once but I have somehow lost it. The day before this trip I looked hard for it as I was preparing my iPhone and my USB Flash DriveUSB Flash Drive full of music to listen to while traveling.

My car stereo is amazing too. It can receive music from my iPhone over bluetooth as well as play music back from a USB flash drive.

So I had just about shuffled through all of my music and I was still thinking about that song that I didn’t have that I really wanted to hear.

As I was traveling down Interstate 240 and cars were zooming all around like it was the Autobahn or Indy 500 I did a semi dangerous thing and decided to use my iPhone while driving, and launch the iTunes app within it (which I never use) and see if I could find that song and say what the hell and purchase it if I found it. Can I do this while driving down the road? You bet your jiggawatts you can and with ease too! Just a few clicks and 4 minutes is all it took.


Here is the song. Its Amerie 1 Thing. Very catchy tune.

I think later of course used my TomTom app on the phone to navigate to another store. Listing to music while navigating, and I get a phone call in the middle of it all and the music fades, I answer the call over the stereo that is also kick butt, and after the call, the TomTom app goes right back the where it was, and the music resumes.


This phone is just amazing!!!

Operation Chokehold

attfailOperation Chokehold: Hey its worth a shot right?

I’ll tell you something — I’m really sick of the sorry ATT network as of late. It is extremely pathetic. I hear the engineers are friggin livid. And, because they’re engineers, and they can, they’ve come up with a plan to teach AT&T a lesson. They’re calling it Operation Chokehold. Last night I got this email that they’ve been sending around inside Apple, encouraging people to join the crusade:

Subject: Operation Chokehold
On Friday, December 18, at noon Pacific time, we will attempt to overwhelm the AT&T data network and bring it to its knees. The goal is to have every iPhone user (or as many as we can) turn on a data intensive app and run that app for one solid hour. Send the message to AT&T that we are sick of their substandard network and sick of their abusive comments. THe idea is we’ll create a digital flash mob. We’re calling it in Operation Chokehold. Join us and speak truth to power!

If anyone has ideas, use the comment strings. Tell your friends. Get people involved. We have a few days to create a movement and plan a major assault.

Remember to turn OFF your Wi-Fi during that hour. There would be NO point if a bunch of people are browsing YouTube in their office or home and they are using their daily Wi-Fi without knowing. This would not affect ATT in the least bit.

Turn off your Wi-Fi, if you have no better choice, just browse through the YouTube app

Remeber folks this is to be done at NOON pacific time, that’s 1 p.m. Mountain time, 2 p.m. Central time and 3 p.m. Eastern time.

I myself plan on watching some YouTube videos or listening to Slacker radio for an hour.

Now With More iPhone Goodness! just became more easily visible on most cellular devices, especially the iPhone.

Check it out


Try it now! Visit the site from your iphone.

Stay tuned…. I have lots of drafts that are about to be published here on the site, some really good stuff that I am excited about.

Anti-Glare Film for Iphone

I think it was over two months ago that I was in the Apple Retail Store and saw some Anti-Glare film sets for the Iphone all generations. I had seen these before on a friends Iphone and it looked great. There was no glare like a mirror and it resisted fingerprints and face oils usually left on the screen.

I recently installed the Tom Tom navigation application on the Iphone and thought that the Anti-Glare would make it easier to see in the day time.

I picked up a set of two for around $16 and that was the best money I have ever spent. To this day the one that I put on my phone is still as pristine as that day I applied it. My wife who is using the other one feels the same way. It is in and out of her purse all day long and there is not a mark on it. Fingers rub across the screen with ease, no dragging on the glass. I love it!

Now if only I could get compensated by Apple for expressing my feelings for a wonderful product in my blogs.

Check them out here

Power Support Anti-Glare Film Set for iPhone


Transfer Voicemails from the Iphone to your Computer

Question: How do I get my voicemails off my iphone onto my computer?

Answer: There are two ways to go about this, the file transfer way and the manual record way.

The File Transfer Way
This will require your phone to be jailbroken.

Don’t know what Jailbreaking is? Read here use the iphone browser tool from Google to look through all the nooks and crannies of my iphone

Once you’re connected to the device using the iphone browser tool, browse to /private/var/mobile/Library/Voicemail/ to view the list of VM files.

From here you can right click the file and save it to your computer.

They’re saved as .AMR files, which QuickTime can play.


The Manual Record Way

If you’re iPhone is not jailbroken (or not even an iPhone at all), you can also utilize your phone’s headphone jack and your computer’s line in.

Connect the phone to the computer using an audio line, usually a 1/8 male to male easily picked up at Radio Shack, and fire up your favorite recording software.
Play the voicemail and record the result with your favorite recording software.
Note, however, that not all phones have standard headphone jacks out—the first generation iPhone has the recessed jack, and other phones often use non-standard headset jacks, too.

As for recording software, the standard windows recorder will not quite work for long messages.

I think it is limited to one minute.

Some great Audio programs to use would be Audacity, or VLC player.

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