How can I pick which iPhone apps appear on the 11 'home' screens? I have an iPhone 3gs, running iPhone 3.1.2. I have about 20 more apps installed than will fit on the 11 screens. I know that rearranging apps in iTunes 9.0.2 is supposed to be possible, but nothing happens when I try to drag the icons in the Applications tab in iTunes. Thanks!
posted by lukemeister
on Dec 26, 2009 -
I'm being offered an iPhone for the same price as an iPod Touch, which I've been planning to get; which one should I get? What's the difference? Also, I may be switching from AT&T to T-Mobile soon; if I do, will I be able to use the unlocked iPhone without incurring charges for the internet like AT&T does automatically? [more inside]
posted by hotdiggitydog
on Dec 26, 2009 -
Why (and what) is my iPhone transmitting while switched off? My (Australian bought, legitimately carrier-unlocked, T-Mobile-SIM'd) iPhone 3GS is switched off (hold down top button, swipe red switch on screen) but connected to wall power and sitting on top of a poorly shielded computer speaker. Almost exactly at 5:00am it uttered the characteristic "dit dit de-dit dit de-dit dit de-dit" of a GSM phone chatting to a cell tower.
I switched it off
ffs, the GSM radio shouldn't be active! What is it sending to the tower and why? [more inside]
posted by m1ndsurfer
on Dec 25, 2009 -
Hello, I'm wanting to get iPhone (or use my Blackberry Worldphone) in Korea and other countries; however, I do not know the best way to do this. From my understanding I would likely have to buy an unlocked phone and then get hooked up with a carrier on a pay-as-I-go plan or something? What do most nomads do for phones besides things like Skype?
posted by Knigel
on Dec 24, 2009 -
How does my iPhone battery charge?
I'd like to understand how my iPhone and its battery work better. [more inside]
posted by hokie409
on Dec 22, 2009 -
How can I use the normal web version of Google Translate from my iPhone? It's automatically redirecting me to their iPhone-optimized version, which doesn't have all the options I need. [more inside]
posted by greenmagnet
on Dec 18, 2009 -
I want to play some iPhone music apps live on stage with my band. I'd like to plug my iPhone into an amp. However, I have the iPhone 2G (The original) which doesn't have a normal headphone-out. This output is going bad, anyway. Is there a cable to get sound from the dock connector so I could feed it to the amp? [more inside]
posted by ejfox
on Dec 17, 2009 -
I'm a clutz, so my iPhone needs protection. What are the best cases for shielding an Iphone 3GS from drops and spills? Do I need other accessories, too, like screen protectors - and if so which ones?
posted by shivohum
on Dec 17, 2009 -
What are some multiplayer iPhone games that don't require players to be actively using their phone to play? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es
on Dec 14, 2009 -
My home computer bit the dust and I want to transfer everything on my iphone onto my laptop. Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by madred
on Dec 13, 2009 -
Are you considering the iPhone or the Droid? Which one did you get and how did you decide? I am already a Verizon customer; also my sister has an iPhone and is willing to add me to her plan if I choose the iPhone.
posted by sandra194
on Dec 12, 2009 -
Restored my iPhone to factory settings (after backing it up) in an attempt to fix an app updating issue. Now I can't restore all my previous stuff because iTunes says "the backup session failed." Please help. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian!
on Dec 10, 2009 -
iPhone...first generation used or 3G new, or wait for a while?
A friend might sell me an iPhone 1G for $50. Should I buy that or upgrade? I am eligible to renew my AT&T contract. It doesn't give me the iPhone option, so I would have to go to a store, but that is not an issue here. As I understand, the 1G iPhone's data plan is ten dollars cheaper than the 3G data plan. Over a year that would be $120 in savings, plus the phone being $50 cheaper than the cheapest 3G, adds up to $170 savings over a year. I am a bit cash strapped, but is it worth buying an older used phone for saving that much?
posted by spacefire
on Dec 6, 2009 -
My current iPhone was purchased in Washington. I live in Oregon. Under Government Fees & Taxes, I have a WA State Telecom Tax line. Is there a Telecom Tax for OR State? [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade
on Dec 5, 2009 -
Which app is best for dragging and dropping Word/PDF files from my laptop to get them on my iPhone so I can email them to my office? [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant
on Dec 4, 2009 -
I'm an Australian who is holidaying in the US and Canada in December -- from Sunday! I have an iPhone and I would like to know whether I can use it for 3G data while I'm there. [more inside]
posted by robcorr
on Dec 2, 2009 -
What's a good iphone case that will keep the phone safe and out of the way while I workout but will allow easy access to the screen and phone functions? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus
on Dec 1, 2009 -
Yesterday I accidentally bought the same season of a show on DVD that I already owned, because I forgot I'd already owned it. Faulty memory aside, it made me wish I had a mobile-accessible library of things like that I own. What options do I have? iPhone-specific for me, but other suggestions for the benefit of the hive are welcome. Bit more inside. [more inside]
posted by quixxotic
on Nov 30, 2009 -
What is the potential risk, and legality, of my idea for a prank: sending the entirety of Romeo and Juliet in text messages to a friend. [more inside]
posted by Askiba
on Nov 25, 2009 -
My 2-year cell phone contract with AT&T Wireless is complete, and I'm looking for advice on how to handle the next part. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea
on Nov 24, 2009 -
How to get a 3G SIM card for a 1 month trip to India w/out signing a 1 or 2 year contract? [more inside]
posted by Kerim
on Nov 22, 2009 -
Audio/mobile phone idea/question:
I was at my kid's band concert recently, trying to record some of it for Grandma. I only thought of it after we got there so I was using my iPhone. Not a bad recorder, but it's hand held. It picks up me moving in my seat, people fidgeting, etc. Why isn't there an app/service where I could record the concert on my less-than-professional-equipment, and a bunch of OTHER Dads and Moms record the same thing from other vantage points (with other noise!) then put 'em all together subtract the noise and end up with a beautifull, clear, stereo recording. With the iphone's bluetooth/wifi/gps the iphones should be able to figure out where they are relative to each other.
Is the doable? Am I nuts? Does it already exist?
posted by davereed
on Nov 20, 2009 -
I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone.
Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl
on Nov 17, 2009 -
I'm looking for a productivity app that can help me manage both my projects and my time. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Nov 15, 2009 -
Switching to Verizon, buying a Droid, paying AT&Ts early termination fee, and then selling my 16GB iPhone 3Gs on Ebay to cover my costs and break even (or better) seems like it's too easy. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Nov 12, 2009 -
Where can I find .gp4, .gp5, or .ptb tab files (preferably free) ... because they work with this awesome guitar iphone app thing I just impulse-bought! Although, if there is an amazing outlet, I'd pay a membership. Don't want to buy them piecemeal though. [more inside]
posted by metajc
on Nov 9, 2009 -
Does anyone make a waterproof bluetooth speaker that I can use in the shower to listen to audio books from my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by Joleta
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Any recommendations for iPhone apps or Web apps that will be useful in a basic science lab. [more inside]
posted by roofus
on Nov 4, 2009 -
An app for that? I want to give my iPhone a list of things I want to collect data on. "How many of the last n days have I completed x" is exactly want I want to know. It's not a goal, it's not a habit, I'm not trying to hit a target weight, and I'm not trying to quit smoking. [more inside]
posted by phritosan
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Yet another series of questions about iPhones in the UK:
A lot of information has just come out about the potential limitations with the new Orange plans, but I have some questions before I finally give in and perhaps get a miraculous iPhone [more inside]
posted by Megami
on Nov 4, 2009 -
I'd like to keep track of iPhone/iPod app prices. Are there any websites that display price info, such as whether an app has gone up or down in price?
posted by ellighi
on Nov 2, 2009 -
I just moved in Tokyo, where I'll stay for a year. I need a cellphone and I'm leaning towards getting an iPhone. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by remi
on Nov 1, 2009 -