Archive for July, 2008

Misc iPhone Tips

July 21st, 2008 Comments off

Slow Response, especially in Contacts or Text

Some suggestions from around the web:

  1. It is probably caused by memory leaks in 3rd party apps.  You can close any app by holding Home button for 6 seconds.
  2. iPhone 3G was released with firmware 5a345 but iTunes 7.7 contains firmware 5a347.  Do a restore from iTunes to get the newer version. Make sure you have synced and backed up before doing this, since you are completely wiping the iPhone.  Lots of people are saying that helps.
  3. Rebooting the phone – hold power button for several seconds, it will ask you to slide to turn off.  Hold power button to turn it back on.  This is the same as rebooting any computer – you’re cleaning up the memory.

Battery Life

To extend the battry life, switch off WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth when you’re no using them. Hopefully someone will soon write a utility to do this easily and quickly from one place. I may even give it a go myself…

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Take screenshot on iPhone 2.0

July 21st, 2008 Comments off
  1. Hold Home button
  2. Press Lock button

The screen will flash and image will be saved to Camera Roll

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Save an image from the web on iPhone

July 21st, 2008 Comments off

With the iPhone v2.0 software you can now save an image from the web to the Camera Roll on the iPhone.  Tap and hold on an image in Safari and you’ll get a menu asking if you want to save the image.

Once it’s in the Camera Roll you can set it as wallpaper.

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Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

July 14th, 2008 Comments off

Useful OS X keyboard shortcuts, particularly if you’re switching from Windows.  It’s not exhaustive, but it’s got the ones I use regularly.

This page will be updated as I find new ones to include.

Read more…

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Restore a Minimized OS X Window

July 14th, 2008 Comments off

In OS X you can swap between applications in a similar way to Windows (Alt+Tab on Windows, +Tab on OS X) however there’s one important difference – Windows swaps between all open windows, but OS X only swaps between apps.  The problem is that in OS X you can switch to the right application but the window you want can be minimized.

To restore the window from the dock you need to:

  1. Hold
  2. Press Tab until the correct app is highlighted
  3. Hold
  4. Release
  5. Release

It’s a bit tricky but you soon get the hang of it and it’s easier than picking up the mouse :-)

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Recover Deleted Photos from Memory Card

July 6th, 2008 Comments off

This article is written from the point of view of recovering deleted photos from a digital camera memory card, but most of the software will work to recover any type of file from any disk drive.

The first thing you must do is stop using the memory card.  The more you use the card, the less likely that you will be able to recover the photos.

There are loads of free utilities that will recover photos, and I suggest trying them in the following order:

  1. Zero Assumption Recovery
  2. Recuva
    • Download here
    • Install it and follow the wizard which guides you through the recovery process
  3. Undelete Plus

If you’ve tried all of those and been unsuccessful, then I’m afraid it’s not looking very promising, but if you want to continue trying here are a few more utils:

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