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October 3, 2008

Nothing says Happy Birthday like shiny new tech

Filed under: General Geek, iphone — digitalboy75 @ 1:52 pm

For a birthday somebody very dear to my heart gave me a new 3G iphone. Since I already had the first gen phone, I very nearly turned them down, but some crappy phone connections that weekend made me stop by the AT&T store to pick up a new one.  So I’ve been using it about 3 or 4 days, and I already have my impressions

1) It was worth the upgrade, but I wouldn’t have spent my own money on it.
The external speaker is MUCH louder. Ringtones actually get my attention now, and I have to turn the speakers down when listening to iTunes without my headphones. The headphone jack plugs into everything wthout an adapter. Call quality is better (marginally) and the 3G network downloads apps/internet faster. But, I’m almost always around a Wifi, so that’s not a big difference.

2) The bastards at Apple need to learn to be backwards compatible.
The cables I’ve had forever for my old iPod and 1G phone won’t work to charge the new phone. Some do seem to work, so I’m not sure what all works and what doesn’t, to be honest. I have a mix of new, old, and old old cables. My Apple Hi Fi will play music, but not charge the new phone. That irks me, a lot.

Otherwise, not much difference. Oh yeah, there’s more storage, but I keep my itunes pretty lean. I still love the iPhone itself though, and I’m glad to have my 1G phone around for a backup.

October 1, 2008

You say potatoe, I say Audacity

Filed under: iphone — digitalboy75 @ 1:45 pm

I saw this video for making ringtones from within Itunes itself, and I thought it was interesting. I don’t do it that way, I downloaded a small piece of software called Audacity (which is great, but required a little tweaking to save files as Mp3s).  But this is a good start for less technosavy peoples. If you want Audacity tips, get ahold of me.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13549_7-10056954-30.html

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