Thursday, February 05, 2009
The new version 2.2 of iPhone brings about a lot of new things that can more than justify the hassle of the update process. The v2.2 software improves battery life (so so so important for a non-replaceable battery), better network management, fewer Safari crashes, faster loading of Contacts and Messages and a scientific calculator (I love it!).
If any of these free improvements sound appealing to you, it’s time to pull your iPhone and cable out! Follow this simple procedure to upgrade your iPhone:
First, download the new iTunes 8 software from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/.
Do not bother with the e-mail address or the Newsletter preference, just click Download Now and install it. The next step is connecting your iPhone SECURELY to the computer and run iTunes. Make sure the cable is plugged in firmly on both sides or you risk “bricking” (making it a non-booting brick of electronics) the iPhone. Now if you have more than one iPhone connected to the computer, remove the not-for-upgrade one from the computer, then choose the remaining, for-upgrade iPhone from the DEVICES on the left side of iTunes. In the iPhone Summary pane, press the “Check for Update” button, then click “Download and Install”. The software will be streamed to your iPhone automatically. Make sure that everything is done before you unplug the iPhone.
Original Article: http://www.plemix.com/hints-tips-Apple-iPhone-3G-Software-Update-version-2-2
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
The package comes with the earphone, different sizes of rubber sleeves, a carrying case, a charger, a clip and a multi-lingual manual. The clip can be quite handy when the cable is too long for you. It holds the cable securely round the neck (not round the back!) by clipping a part of the cable on your shirt.
The case seems too luxurious for a plain-looking Bluetooth headset. I don’t think the design of this case would lose to any of the jewel cases I have seen before.
Well that’s it – the whole unit. No extra large blinking receiver. No huge microphone that extends from your left ear to your mouth. The main receiver and the mic is of the same size of an ordinary wired handsfree, and it comes with a clip too.
The tiny red/green indicator light tells you the status of the Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800. From charging, pairing, calling to power level, you can know everything with the not-too-bright lamp. The silver action button is equally versatile: pairing, pausing music and answering calls can be done with a press of this button. The headset supports auto-pairing, just enable Bluetooth discovery on your phone, turn on the headset and it will automatically pair up.
Charging the Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 cannot be easier – pull the head of the right ear bud to reveal the power socket and it can begin sipping power from the charger. Fully recharging the device requires approximately 2.5 hours.
This wireless handsfree has three excellent features – stereo sound, unsuspicious design, and a dedicated charger. While its price is somewhat higher than the rest of the pack, it is worth every penny.
The Momax CR-19M Smart SIM card reader is actually a SIM card and storage card reader. It supports a variety of cards with its extra slim body. The all-white design is adorable and it should fit well with other gadgets on your desk.
The microSD/T-Flash reader and SD/miniSD reader are placed on the bottom. The best thing about this card reader is that you can plug your microSD cards directly into the card reader without searching for the microSD-SD adapter (ah, this reminds me of countless nightmares…).
The SIM and Memory Stick (and its variants) readers are located on the top. Note that there is no compact flash/microdrive reader. You can access all the SIM card contacts by opening the plain text file.
The cable is hidden inside the body, so you don’t have to worry about bringing the right USB cable (proprietary/mini-USB/…). It can get enough power from the USB port so there is no need of a power adapter as well.
The Momax CR-19M Smart SIM card reader is a well designed all in one card reader. It supports all the major mobile phone storage cards. The ability to back up your SIM contacts is a nice extra.
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