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Friday: June 19, 2009

New iPhone 3GS brings about another round of activation headaches for users.New iPhone 3GS brings about another round of activation headaches for users.

Some activations could take up to 24-48 hours to finalize. Yikes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:41 PM | Tags (5) | iphone | delays | activations | headaches | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Now you too can have a little bit of Family Guy on your beloved iPhone.Now you too can have a little bit of Family Guy on your beloved iPhone.

The 'Freakin' Sweet Family Guy' app will include up to 20 show clips, as well as the ability for users to build their own video mix. A link will also allow users to directly purchase full-length 'Family Guy' episodes from iTunes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:36 PM | Tags (3) | familyguy | iphone | apps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Gaming accessories might be coming soon to your beloved iPhone or iPod Touch.Gaming accessories might be coming soon to your beloved iPhone or iPod Touch.

With actual buttons too!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:04 AM | Tags (4) | accessories | buttons | iphone | ipod |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly nervous

Name: Vin (aka foot tapper)
How Vin feels today: Slightly nervous @ 9:45:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: To hope that a certain experimental web project I recently worked on does not come around to bite me in the ass today. Also, to get self organized then get to some serious coding for an uninterrupted period of time.

Music Stuck in Head: Easy Lover / Phil Collins
Laugh all you want but you know you've had this song stuck in your head at one point in your life as well.

Stuff to do today:

  • Mess around with new iPhone software
  • Cut and paste all sorts of things in celebration of having cut and paste
  • Fix older XML files that have since gone stagnant since launch of GLM 4.0
  • Fix previous fix that I just put in place that managed to bork all of my XML files
  • D'oh
  • Get a better umbrella to combat week of ensuing rain
  • Finish up reading the comments on this Reddit page when (and if) work slows down

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:45 AM | Tags (2) | dailygrind | iphone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, it's quite possible to enable iPhone tethering on AT&T accounts.Yes, it's quite possible to enable iPhone tethering on AT&T accounts.

Just three simple steps and you can be up and running in no time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:49 AM | Tags (3) | apple | iphone | tethering |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


MacWorld takes a look at the new iPhone 3.0 software from a corporate point of view.MacWorld takes a look at the new iPhone 3.0 software from a corporate point of view.

Sure it is, now let me finish this game of Peggle.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:24 AM | Tags (3) | iphone | corporate | software |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

Version 3.0 of the Apple iPhone software is officially available to the public.Version 3.0 of the Apple iPhone software is officially available to the public.

Congratulations to all my fellow iPhone users who finally now have the ability to cut and paste.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:55 PM | Tags (4) | iphone | software | apple | ipod |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A writeup on how to use the best forty features of the new iPhone 3.0 software.A writeup on how to use the best forty features of the new iPhone 3.0 software.

Everything you need to know to maximize your iPhone enjoyment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:47 AM | Tags (4) | iphone | firmware | apple | features |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

A comparison of iPhone users versus iPod Touch users.A comparison of iPhone users versus iPod Touch users.

Provides some interesting statistics which you may or may not would have guessed to be true.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:57 AM | Tags (6) | apple | comparison | iphone | ipod | stats | versus |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Want to tether your iPhone without the need of messy hacks or jailbreaks?Want to tether your iPhone without the need of messy hacks or jailbreaks?

Oh, and free too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 5:59 PM | Tags (3) | free | iphone | tethering |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tap Tap Revenge pulls the curtain back on iPhone push notifications ahead of Apple.Tap Tap Revenge pulls the curtain back on iPhone push notifications ahead of Apple.

You'd think someone over at the app store would have wanted this feature to be held back until the new firmware is officially available to the public.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:55 AM | Tags (4) | iphone | notifications | push | taptaprevenge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

An introduction to iPhone application  development. Thanks MIT!An introduction to iPhone application development. Thanks MIT!

This helps with the afformentioned need to learn XCode from two posts back.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | iphone | apple | development | xcode |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 121 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Free iPhone apps have the potential to make some money too. Who knew?Free iPhone apps have the potential to make some money too. Who knew?

Must learn how to use Xcode at some point in the near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:45 AM | Tags (3) | iphone | apps | free |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 5, 2009

Probably the coolest iPhone  doormat you'll see today.Probably the coolest iPhone doormat you'll see today.

Want.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:43 AM | Tags (2) | doormat | iphone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 499 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 21, 2008

GeekLikeMe on your iPhone.

I've updated GeekLikeMe to display better on an iPhone for my fellow Mac nerdites out there. This version removes all content of the normal site and just shows the weekdaily links (this seems to be what everybody wants these days anyways).

Want to make an iPhone version of your own website? Here are some quick tips. First and most importantly, you need to check if your visitor/user happens to be on an iPhone to begin with. This requires that you check the user agent string accordingly. Being that I code in a Windows world I am going to show how to do this check in two lines of code via ASP:

httpagent = request.servervariables
('http_user_agent')
if instr(httpagent,'iPhone') > 0 then iPhone= 'Yes'

See? Not hard at all. Then just modify your code accordingly to fit that condition. Yes, I'm sure there are much more efficient ways of checking the http user agent string but for a quick five minute update / verbose post - who really cares.

Special thanks to Tom of Optical Poptitude (which is an awesome blog that everyone should read daily) for giving me a heads up that this site was displaying not all that well on an iPhone.

Update: latest version of GLM breaks this post every way from Sunday. Will fix some point down the road.

Posted to Verbose filed in Apple @ 3:27 PM | Tags (5) | apple | geeklikeme | iphone | programming | servervariables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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