If you find that you have forgotten your power adapter when travelling or away from home. One standby way do charging your phone is using the USB port in a TV. Probably not the quickest way but better than a flat phone.
I tried this out and it does work.
Using Spotlight to find things on my iPhone and iPad is the easiest way for me to navigate through apps, mail and contacts. It’s been my go to way of doing things for a long time. Simply swiping down from will reveal the Spotlight search box.
Spotlight also makes it really easy to find all the apps on your devices. By simply searching for a “.” it will bring up a list of all your apps.
After a quick test it seems you can use most keyboard symbols or punctuation marks to get the same results.
To find apps that you have previously installed on your devices open the App Store app. On the iPhone go to Updates – Purchased. You have the options of All and Not on This Phone. Pull down the screen to reveal the search box.
On the iPad the Purchased option is at the bottom of the screen. Select this and then you have the same options of All or Not on This iPad. You also have another option to view iPad Apps or iPhone Apps.
This is a list of some of the iPad and iPhone apps I’ve tried. Some apps I use a lot and some have been tried and quickly deleted. I have found that some apps I have are no longer available in the app store so if you can’t find an app in the list this may be the reason.
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ABC iview – now available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
ABC News for iPad
AccuWeather Free for iPad
Adobe Photoshop Express
Advanced Bubble Level Free
AFL Aussie Rules Live HD 2011
Air Sketch Free
All Things Digital
Allrecipes.com.au Dinner Spinner Recipes anytime! Amazon Mobile
Analytics for iPad
Angry Birds HD Free
Angry Birds Lite
Animal Sound Board Game HD Free Lite – for iPad
ANZ Property Tracker
AppDeals for iPad
Appolicious for iPad
AppStart for iPad
Art Of Glow
ArtStudio – draw, paint and edit photo LITE
ArtsView : Sydney
At Once – Type while walking!
Atkins Diet Recipes
Augmented Reality Studio
Australia Post Mobile
Australia Votes 2010
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation for iPad
BeFunky Photo Editor
Bluetooth Photo Share
Bluetooth Walkie Talkie
Bubble Breaker 2 (Bebbled)
Bubble Wrap (FREE)
C25K (Couch to 5K)
Cali Lewis Tech & Gadget Videos
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
Calorie Counter by MyNetDiary
CamViewer for Foscam Webcams
Card Shark Solitaire
Chicktionary for iPad
Citrix Receiver for iPad
Clinometer HD – bubble level and slope finder
Compass for iPad (Free)
Convert Units for Free – #1 Unit Conversion App
Cows In Space
Crack the Code Free
Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus – Free
Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus – HD iPad
Discover Wikipedia in a Magazine
Discovr Apps – discover new apps
Discovr Music – discover new music
Discussion Forum for iPad Users
Documents Free (Mobile Office Suite)
Domain.com.au Real Estate
Domain.com.au Real Estate App for iPad
Doodle Booth HD Free
Doodle Buddy – Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch – It’s Addictive!
Doodle Buddy for iPad Doodle Jump – BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive!
Draw for iPad
DrawCast – Drawing/painting/sketching/doodle eBay
eBay for iPad
Echofon for Twitter
Endomondo Sports Tracker
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
Eureka Skydeck 88
Explore The Rocks
Facebook for iPhone – Friends Planet Lite
Find My iPhone
Flickit – Flickr uploader for iPhone & iPod Touch
FlickStackr for Flickr
Focus for Facebook
Fotolr FX Camera-Live
Four in a Row âœ¯
Foxtel Guide for iPad
Frames & FX for Photos
Free Noughts and Crosses
Free Wi-Fi Finder
FreeAppADay Store: Paid Apps For Free Daily + Game Reviews & Trailers
Friendly for Facebook
Friendsheep HD: The Insanely Popular Party Game
Frommers Travel Tools
GetGlue for iPad
GiftBox Holiday Shopping List
GodFinger for iPad
GoodReader for iPad
GoodReader for iPhone
Google Apps Browser by G-Whizz! – The #1 Gmail, Talk, Facebook & Twitter Client + Lots More! Google Earth
Harbor Master HD
Healthy Recipes – By SparkRecipes
HelTweetica for Twitter
Hong Kong Travel Guide – Lonely Planet
HootSuite for Twitter
iCademy – discover your iPhone
iLoader for Facebook
iLoader for Facebook Lite
IMDb Movies & TV
The Impossible Maze
iPronto To Do Lite HD
Jewel Craft HD Lite
Jewel Quest Deluxe Lite
Just Light Flashlight
Lasoo for iPad
Leme Camera Lightsaber Unleashed
Line Up FREE
Lock Screen Designer
LogYourRun Free – running GPS pedometer
Lost Chicks Multiplayer- The Insanely Popular Multiplayer Game
Made in the Now
Mashable! for iPad
Melbourne “At a Glance” City Guide – Free
Melbourne Travel Guide Lonely Planet
The Menu Book
Miso – Social TV
Mobile FOXTEL from Telstra
Mondo Travel Diary
MoneySmart Financial Calculator
MyGumtree Free Local Classifieds
MyPad – for Facebook
MyPad+ – for Facebook & Twitter
National Gallery of Victoria
New York City Travel Guide Lonely Planet
Night Fast Snap!
A Ninja vs Zombies (iAd supported)
NYC Way – Everything NYC
NYTimes for iPad
Oz Radar HD
PAC-MAN Lite for iPad
Percolator Perth Street Map Lite Pho.to Lab
PingChat! – The Ultimate Cross-Platform Messenger Pixel Perfect: FREE for limited time
Pizza Hut Australia
Plastic Bullet Camera
Pocket Weather AU
Pocket Weather AU HD Lite
Pop Art Lite
Pop Pop Bubble
Print n Share for advanced printing
PrinterShare – print from iPhone to anywhere
Pulse News for iPad
Pulse News for iPhone
Qrafter – QR Code Reader and Generator
QuickofficeÂ® Pro HD
Read It Later Free
Real Solitaire Free for iPad
Remote Desktop Lite – RDP
reMovem Christmas Edition
Ringtone Maker – Make free ringtones from your music! ROBOnoVIEW
Rope’n’Fly 2 Lite
Shadow/Highlight Retouch Photo Editor Free Shazam
Shazam for iPad
Sheep Launcher Free!
ShopShop – Shopping List Shrek KartTM FREE Silent Film Director Simple Resize SketchyPad SkyGrid
Snap Send Solve
sobees lite for Facebook
Social News Free
Social News Reader
The Specials Board
Star Walk – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide
Star Walk for iPad – interactive astronomy guide Steply
Sticky Notes with Alarms and BumpTM Sharing Sunrise
SuperPopCam – Swipe to Effect
Sydney – Travel Guide
Sydney “At a Glance” City Guide – Free
Sydney City Travel Guide – GuidePal
Sydney Map and Walking Tours Sydney.Spot-OnTM
Talking Tom Cat
Talking Tom Cat for iPad
Teewee for Twitter
Tic Tac Toe Free HD
TiltShift Generator – Fake Miniature
TiltShift Generator Free – Fake Miniature
Time Out Sydney
Tiny Planet Photos
TripAdvisor Hotels Flights Restaurants TumbLiking -Tumblr client-
TuneIn Radio Pro
Tweet – iPad edition for Twitter
Tweetbot – A Twitter Client with Personality TweetDeck for iPad
TweetDeck for iPhone Tweeterena 2 for iPad
Twitter Client Twezr
TwitBird for Twitter
Twitterrific for Twitter
Twuner – The Talking Twitter Client
UpNext 3D Cities
Urbanspoon for iPad
USA TODAY for iPad
VehiCal – Car Expense Management
Viator Tours & Activities
Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD
VLC Media Player
WA Vehicle Registration – Perth
We Rule for iPad
We Rule GOLD for iPad
The Weather ChannelÂ® for iPad
What’s On at Fed Square
White Pages Australia
WiFi Photo Transfer
Wired Product Reviews
Words With Friends
Words With Friends HD Free
Words With Friends Helper: Lexeme Free
WorldMate The Travelers Value Pack
Write Now LITE
WWF Helper – Anagram and Word Lookup for Words with Friends
XE Currency for iPad
XtremeMac Alarm Clock
Yellow Pages Australia
Yoink! Free recycling and reuse network
Zigzag HD Lite
Zite Personalized Magazine
1 million FREE Books Read Kobo eBooks!
100 Cameras in 1
100 Cameras in 1 Free Version
123 Sticker: Musical Sticker Book (With New Halloween Sticker Scene) 360 Bali
A few weeks ago I discovered a really cool new gadget for the iPhone called a Pop Video – a mini projector for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
They had not been released at this stage and I could place a pre-order with the planned release date of June 1 2012. At a cost of $99 plus postage I thought I would place a pre-order but soon discovered that they weren’t shipping to Australia. Eventually I found a way to get it to Australia and it arrived last week.
The projector is a neat little device that is very easy to use and nice and small to carry around.
When you attached the Pop Video to your iPhone it will ask to download the required software.
I found that one iPhone gave me download option but when using it on a different iPhone it didn’t, but it was just a matter of searching the app store and downloading it manually.
Once downloaded it a simple matter of starting the app and away you go.
The menu options include The Camera Roll, Videos, YoutTube, Web, Facebook, Camera and Battery level
This shows you on a small scale how the projector works.
It’s a bit hard to show how big the image was so to give you some idea of the scale I took a photo of my ceiling. The part of teh ceiling at the bottom left handside of the image is where I projected the image. It filled this whole area. The images of projection aren’t very clear but hopefully will give you an idea of the size of the projected image. The bottom two images are from the Coldplay video for their song Paradise.
Pop video state that the optimal projection range is between 13 and 130 centimeters and I had no troube at all getting a clear imaage as big as 130cm. Having its own Lithium-ion battery means that it doesn’t drain the power from your phone while you are using it.
Specs: It has a built in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery that when fully charged lasts two hours. Charging is easy with the supplied micro usb cable and takes about 4 hours to charge. The size of the pop video is Depth – 1.7cm, Width – 4.8cm Heigh – 11cm so it is small enough to put in your pocket.
All in all it is a very good little projector and at the price of $99 a bargin as far as I’m concerned.
You can find more information on the Pop Video website and I’m told that it won’t be long before shipping internationally is available.
I’d just like to say a special thank you to Darren Holm at Micron for being so helpful and answering all my questions.
Instagram being acquired by Facebook and releasing an Android app has resulted in users looking at whether they want to still use the service and if not, how to get a copy of their photos and delete their accounts.
If you decide to delete your instagram account make sure you have a copy of your photos before you go through the deletion process. When the account is deleted so are your photos and the same user name cannot be used again.
To download a copy of our photos or even cancel your account here is the easiest way to do it.
There are a couple of sites that make it easy to download all our photos from intagram. I’ve used instaportand the process is very easy, your photos are downloaded in a zip file.
Copygramis another site offering the same sort of service
Instabackupis a Mac app that runs on your desktop
To delete your account simply go to instagram delete and deactivate instagram account once your account has been deleted all your photos will be deleted and your username will no be able to be used again.
Other iPhone apps to share photos include Streamzoo EyeEM and Flickr
In my post Change of Focus I mentioned that I now the proud owner of an iPhone and intend to write some posts
“to share my experiences, post tips, review Apps for the iPhone” “The App reviews will be restricted to Apps available in the Australian App store.”
So here they start. iPhone applications can really enhance the user experience of the iPhone, they are easy to install and many of apps have a free and paid version. Try out the free version and then if you want more features buy the paid version.
Getting started with Apps:
To download apps you need an iTunes account. I created a free account so I don’t have to hand over payment details, I can buy iTunes credit when I need and am not tempted to spend more than I should. Once you have your iTunes account set up you can download apps directly to your phone (wifi connection is best) or with your Mac or PC. Just be aware that if you are downloading with your phones data plan this can blow it out, some apps can be large and take a while to download.
To set up a “free” iTunes account open iTunes on your PC or Mac go to the App store. Find a free application to download and then create your iTunes account. Having selected a free app should mean you don’t have to enter payment details.
The App Store
Using the app store on your iPhone is very easy. Simply open the App store icon on your home screen. From here you can browse and search for apps. Each app has a description and if you scroll to the bottom it will tell you the version, date created, operating system it will work on. If the app has user reviews it is a good idea to read these also.
Featured: includes New, What’s Hot & Genius.
Categories: includes Top 25- Top Paid, Top Free & Top Grossing.
Search: Look for apps
Updates: Shows updates for your apps, simply click to download & update your apps.
One thing to note with apps is that the prices can change, it can be worthwhile checking in to see of an app you were after but found too expensive has been reduced. An example of this is Jamie Oliver’s app which started out around $25. and is currently available for $5.99.
To finish off here is my list of 7 must haves.
Allows you to keep track of you phone and data usage and more. This app has a free QuotaLite and paid Quota version. The free app restricts you to one account. The paid app ($3.99) has many features and allows you to check you phone, ISP usage, SmartRider balance, Fly Buys and many more. There are many similar apps available but I have found this one very reliable and was a little swayed seeing it was developed in Western Australia. This sort of app is a must have to make sure you don’t go over you phone limits.
Ping has a free and paid version. It let’s you send free SMS to other iPhone users. You need to create a Ping id, let your friends know the id and then you can send each other free SMS. It also works on iPod Touch.
This is an easy to use app that will save you going over your phone limit.
Yoink! is a easy to use app that is a iPhone version of it’s online website.
They say: “Get free stuff from your local area and give things away you don’t need.” and this sums up what it is all about.
Once you become a member (free) you can start Yoinking. Yoink! lets you give things away or get thinks for free. The map makes it very easy to find things and if you Yoink! it before anyone else its yours. You can then message and arrange to pick up the item.
It’s a great way to recycle, get rid of things you don’t want anymore and help each other. You can also use the web version of Yoink! Yoink! is another app by a West Australian Developer.
4. Capdase USB Chargers.
Your iPhone comes with a Charger but I found I needed more than one. This one is made by Capdase. I have 2 of these one has two USB ports and the other has four USB ports. There are a must if you have more than one phone/device to charge. They also come with international adapters.
5. Duracell Instant USB Charger.
This must have provides you with charge for you phone when you are out and about. It is Instant USB Charger made by Duracell. It is small enough to fit in your pocket or purse, you charge it by USB and once charged use your iPhone cable to connect and charge your iPhone. Instant USB charger. Claims to provide up to 3 hours of backup phone charge. With the iPhone it may not be as efficient. I found it took about an hour to charge from 25% to 80% charge while I was using the phone all the time. So charging without using the phone would be a lot quicker.
6. Belkin Retractable iPhone cable.
To make life easy with all of these charging devices I have a Belkin retractable iPhone cable. It is small to carry around and doesn’t get tangled around everything.
I hope these tips are helpful, the more you use and play with your iPhone the quicker you will find it’s many features.