Originally Posted by DaCocoBrova
Don't knock it before you've tried it. I've used it for about a year, give or take. I turn on 'dim background image' in winterboard, which makes the icons brighter and easy to see.
Oh didn't think of that. I was just playing devil's advocate but that setup seems worthy of a try.
Er, back to actual news?
AT&T: Donít Blame Us For The iPhoneís Google Voice Ban
Google Voice app GV Mobile ported to jailbroken iPhones, web app version in the works
The message below was written by Glenn Lurie, AT&Tís President of Emerging Devices and Resale.
Your letter concerning Appleís decision on the Google Voice iPhone app was forwarded to me since I work closely with Apple.
While weíre very proud to offer the iPhone 3GS along with the thousands of apps available through the App Store, AT&T does not manage the App Store Ė and we are not involved in the approval process for apps in the App Store. I recommend in this particular case that you express your concerns to Apple.
Iím glad youíre enjoying your iPhone and hope that you continue to be an AT&T customer. We appreciate and value your business.
Steve Frank, of Panic, is quitting the iPhone, says the Google Voice fiasco is the last straw
So well-mannered, straight-laced iPhone users got a pretty big slap in the face yesterday by way of Apple's (and AT&T's, no doubt) total Google Voice rejection. Looks like jailbreakers are picking up the pieces, as GV Mobile developer Sean Kovacs -- whose app was in the iTunes store for some time before being yanked yesterday -- has ported the Voice client over to Cydia free of charge, although donations are gladly accepted. Even more interesting, but less concrete, Kovacs said he was already working on a web app version, possibly for submission to Palm's app catalog. No word on the fate of GVdialer, an app that was also unceremoniously pulled, but we wouldn't be surprised if it followed in similar footsteps.
...But after an entire year of continuous bad decisions that are hostile to developers and consumers alike, weíve moved on from ďworking out the kinksĒ to good old-fashioned getting fucked...
...After evaluating the available options, Iím doing three things until thereís a resolution:
1) Converting my iPhone SIM into a DataConnect SIM for use with a laptop. For now, at least, Apple canít dictate which Mac applications I can run. And should the day come that they decide to try, Iím off the platform.
2) Switching to a Palm Pre for voice and light data usage. I looked at the Pre and the G1. The Pre is (very) slightly better at what I need. They are both lousy in comparison to the iPhone. And Sprintís coverage sucks in my neighborhood. Iím going to completely hate using it. I am voluntarily going to make my own life a bit worse because I believe in certain principles. But Iím going to love not supporting a rotten app store. (Palmís app store is still in a beta lock-down ó they havenít had a chance to screw it up yet. If they do, itíll be time for Plan C.)
3) Not buying any future iPhone OS based devices, including the ďtabletĒ, should it ever surface, until the issues with app store policy are demonstrably improved.
RoughlyDrafted Magazine provides a history of multitasking* by Apple, Microsoft and Palm in The Palm Pre/iPhone Multitasking Myth
And the Top 10 Funniest iPhone Videos
Even more shocking, however, is the conspicuous lack of attention to the reality that the Palm Pre, currently running on Sprintís CDMA network and expected to reach Verizon Wirelessís CDMA network early next year, canít do simultaneous voice and data. This isnít a limitation in Palmís operating system, but rather a major lapse in Qualcommís CDMA/EVDO network technology.
CDMA (voice) and EVDO (3G data), unlike UMTS/HSDPA, canít perform simultaneous voice and data at once. It also lacks GSMís inherent ability to conference multiple parties at once into the same call. ĒEVDO rev Aď has the technical capacity to handle a voice and data connection at once, but this requires handling the voice conversation via VoIP as data rather than a normal cellular voice circuit, something the Palm Pre canít do (and apparently no other Sprint or Verizon phones can do either).
The iPhone has been a source of a lot of jokes and parody these past two years. Here are 10 of the funniest videos involving the iPhone.
2. Steve Ballmer Scoffs at iPhone
3. Cell Phone Reunion
4. Rejected Voiceover
5. Smudge Proof
6. No Flash
7. Elizabethís Mom
8. Store Room
9. Director David Lynch
10. Xiaxue Reviews the iPhone
Honorable Mention: Steve Jobs and the Rotary Dial iPhone
Joke gets set up about 1:22 in.
Honorable Mention 2: Get the Blackberry on the iPhone
Brilliant financial advice from TheStreet.com.
* PS from the roughtlydrafted piece
In fact, the main reason Windows users complain about iTunes is because it spawns a variety of independent processes that work fine on Unix but cause Windows to kneel over and beg for mercy because it isnít designed to handle multitasking with the same level of modern sophistication as Mac OS X.
dude doesn't pull punches