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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: May 4, 2009

Want to get a hundred miles per gallon?

...the driver is the key to great mileage...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:31 AM | Tags (5) | gas | cars | miles | drivers | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 460 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


Monday: September 10, 2007

Give your iPhone a touch of the new iPod Touch.

Like that slick Leopard-ish style dock found in the new iPod Touch? Want to add it to your beloved iPhone? Well, now you can.

First things first, you need to grab Installer.app and get it running on your iPhone. A lot of people consider this a 'hack', but in all honesty hacking should not be this easy. This app is an absolute must if you are an iPhone owner. Installing it is an absolute breeze and it will give your iPhone many, many additional options to add more fun and productivity to your mobile life. To get started, just install the disk image and plug in your iPhone to get going. The application takes care of the rest. Install the Community Sources plugin and then make sure your list of applications is up to date (hit the refresh button on the bottom right hand corner).

Once you have that up and running install DockSwap from the list of applications. DockSwap enables you to change the image thats resting behind the bottom dock of your iPhone - it's just a PNG file. While there are already a handful of background images to use (that is of course if you install the DockSwap extra images app), there's nothing that really takes a crack at emulating the iPod Touch dock. To accomplish this, I decided to make my own background in Photoshop. It's not a true representation of the iPod Touch, this is what I could come up with just by eyeballing and testing out the image multiple times. If you have a better PNG file please post a link in the comments section of this article.

Download the above file to your desktop. Now comes the tricky part, we're going to have to get this file onto the iPhone for use with DockSwap. Actually, I take that back. This isn't really all that tricky. First you'll need to install a couple more applications from the Installer.app program. The ones you will need are BSD Subsystem and OpenSSH. The steps are pretty well outlined over at Gizmodo, except we will not be uploading Nintendo ROM files.

In summary, grab a copy of CyberDuck. Get the IP address of your iPhone (you'll need to be connected via WiFi to do this by the way). You can get this information by clicking on Settings > Wi-Fi. Then click the blue arrow to the right of your network. Write down the IP address and populate that for the Server field in CyberDuck. As for a username and password use 'root' and 'dottie'. Upload the touch.png file to the Library/DockSwap folder on your iPhone. Last step is to just fire up your iPhone, launch DockSwap, choose the new touch image and your good to go.

When all is said and done you will have successfully given your iPhone a little bit of the iPod Touch.

Update: There is a new update in Installer.app for DockSwap images. There are now multiple options for emulating the iPod Touch dock as well as some brand new options. Pretty much makes the whole process above ten times easier. Happy skinning.

Posted to Verbose filed in Apple @ 10:14 AM | Tags (4) | iphone | ipod | dock | emulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 3, 2007

Speed Dialer

Comic derived mostly from my experiences in showing off my iPhone to other friends when it first came out.

Posted to DotComic filed in Comics @ 1:00 AM | Tags (4) | iphone | apple | dotcomic | geeklikeme |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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