There was plenty of speculation regarding iCloud. Apple was going to deliver a Cloud service done right and music was going to be at the forefront. With deals completed with Sony, EMI and others, everything was in place for Monday’s announcement at WWDC. Both Amazon and Google had already launched their services. Google’s Music Beta is as the title suggests is an invite only beta. Amazon offers no clear method of listening to music in your “cloud drive” from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Both of those services have gaps and certainly aren’t geared for iDevice owners. Surely Apple […]
Next month, everythingiCafe (formerly everythingiPhone), will celebrate our fifth anniversary. Call us crazy, but we started the site in May of 2006 with the hope that Apple would one day announce a phone. That day came in January of 2007 and ever since then, we’ve been a bustling iPhone community with a membership of over 126,000 members. For the past seven months or so, we’ve been working on creating an entirely new forum experience for readers and members alike (Not a member, join today). Today we’re pleased to announce the new everythingiCafe forums.
Two threads have popped up in our forums, with people noting that the iPhone 4 proximity sensor turns on the screen too easily, which means buttons are pressed with your face, and accidental hangups. Here are what a few people are saying: Eninety2: They moved it from the 3GS and it’s not acting right. It’s sensing my ear and mashing the dial pad while in a conversation. You really have to press it against your ear. neo: I have hung up on people 3 times already while holding the phone to my ear with my shoulder (hands full). hitnrun: Has […]
There’s an interesting thread going on at the Apple Support Forums from a number of users who are finding that their iPhones seem to be transmitting data in the wee hours of the morning. Somewhere between 1 AM and 4 AM users are reporting late night data usage from a couple of kilobytes to 75MB and no-one really knows why. It’s far too large to be from visual voicemail, push notifications, or crash reports, and it seems to be hitting people consistently. Without official word from AT&T or Apple, it’s not known what’s causing this data drain. One possible explanation […]
If you catch even a little bit of technology news in passing, you’ve probably heard headlines touting the explosion of apps in Apple’s App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch. At the time of this article, the App Store recently surpassed the 100,000-app milestone. While many of these apps aren’t unique or even particularly useful (you’ve probably heard of the plethora of fart, flashlight, and tip calculator apps available), there are quite a few fantastic ones on those virtual shelves. This installment in our Learning iPhone series will go over finding and downloading them right on your iPhone while […]
I camped out for the iPhone 3GS launch so that I could be near the front of the line. The Apple employees greeted us at the store doors with fanfare and applause and made me feel like a desired, appreciated customer, and a part of something bigger than me, something to remember. Unfortunately, the iPhone 3GS comes cuffed to one of the dumbest companies on the planet. It is amazing how iPhone 3GS contract problems can sour my experience with Apple.
David Pogue of the New York Times lauds the new iPhone model as “substantially improved,” citing the improved speed provided by updated internals as making “a huge difference.” With an increase to a 3-megapixel sensor in the new model’s camera over the 2 megapixels of the previous iPhones, pictures are better and Pogue states that “color and clarity are definitely improved, especially in low light.” Interestingly, the new feature auto-focus feature that allows you to tap on the are on which to focus has a substantial effect on the color and brightness of the resulting image. Video capture works very […]
Microsoft apparently wants to help pay for your Apple iPhone 3G S, or iPhone 3G for that matter. One of our iPhone forum members discovered that AT&T is a willing participant in Microsoft’s BING Cashback program. Once you join (and it’s free), you can receive 35% cashback on purchases at AT&T. We went through the process and it appears to be on the up and up. We’re just waiting to confirm that our 35% cashback award will get deposited after purchasing a $399 iPhone 3G S. That would mean a cashback bonus of $139.50, meaning the iPhone 3G S will […]
I love my iPhone. It is a very good product but I am not happy with its signal reception. On my 20 minute commute to work,it will lose reception in 3 seperate locations, making it nearly impossible to carry a conversation on my drive home. I had been looking for some way to get better reception. I had also been looking for a cradle kit for my car so I could drop my phone in it and listen to my music from my cars audio system, while being charged. In my search I found Wilson Electronics. Wilson Electronics Inc. is […]
I have spent the last couple of months attempting to find the perfect iPhone Car integration kit. I was looking for a solution that would work with an iPhone 3G with InCase Slider case, but wasn’t sure such a kit existed. I’m happy to report that I see a light at the end of the tunnel. The solution works with the Incase or for that matter any hardshell case.