While the iPhone still doesn't support Exchange-sans-IMAP, Apple has posted a Knowledge Base document explaining how to set up a corporate mail server for IMAP so that you can use iPhone to retrieve your email from that server. Per the document "These key steps will need to be completed by the IT support team or network administrator to enable access from iPhone to the corporate mail server."
A clever hack from iPhone developer NateTrue lets you put speed dial numbers on iPhones running software/firmware 1.1.3. Here's how it works:Enter the URL: (phone number).tel.QLNK.net in MobileSafari then go to the page. This is a custom server from NateTrue that essentially makes bookmarklets out of the entered telephone number. You'll get a "Call" popup -- hit cancel. Now you will be at a Web page with the URL you entered in step 1. Tap the " " button at the bottom of the screen, then tap "Add … Read more
Here's a minor usage tip for iPhone software/firmware 1.1.3: switching between multiple home screens doesn't require swiping (or "flicking") your finger across the display. You can also tap the area directly to the right or left of the small dots at the bottom of the screen.
As described by iPhone Atlas reader David Alford:
"As you add additional home pages to the iPhone, multiple dots start appearing just above the icon dock that by default displays the main functions of the iPhone. (Phone, Mail, Safari, Ipod) You can easily move from one … Read more
iTunes 7.6 adds a great new feature for iPhone users. You can now manually manage media on the device. This means you can drag and drop music and videos onto the iPhone icon to copy them to the device, or delete music and videos directly from the device while it is connected.
In order to enable this option, click on your iPhone in the left-hand pane of iTune 7.6, then click "Summary." Make sure the option for "Manually manage music and videos" is checked.
Although the iPhone can playback H.264-encoded YouTube content through the YouTube application, the device's Safari browser cannot pick up and display embedded YouTube content. When it encounters embedded YouTube media, MobileSafari simply displays a blue question mark, indicative of unrecognized media. Unlike Google Maps content, which is routed through to the Google Maps application, embedded YouTube content simply cannot be viewed in any fashion (by default) on the iPhone. This is one of the most frustrating aspects of browsing the Web on the iPhone.
A new bookmarklet from Joe Maller changes that. Here's how it works:Drag … Read more
While Apple gears for the launch of its own, official software development kit (SDK) for the iPhone, the unofficial application development community continues to thrive. In addition to the continuing surge of new third-party applications available through Installer, the community continues to make headway with regard to more accessible development tools.
Following in the footsteps of Lucas Newman, who developed the first unofficial iPhone SDK and was subsequently hired by Apple, Ben Stahlhood has created a complete guide to building native iPhone applications using XCode 3.0 under Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). Included are instructions for setting up … Read more
Mac OS X and Windows are no longer the only options for iPhone synchronization. As first noted by French iPhone blog Le blog iPhone, Ubuntu has posted a community document explaining how to wirelessly sync music with the iPhone (or iPod Touch) from within the Ubuntu 7.10 distro. The sync mechanism includes functions for editing and playing songs and playlists, and requires an iPhone that is enabled for third-party applications (jailbroken).
How it leaked is still a mystery, but iPhone an firmware revision numbered 1.1.3 is in the hands of a lucky few. Our new hands-on look at the forthcoming release reveals some previously undocumented features and some interesting notes on the usage of Google Maps location triangulation, home screen icon movement and more.
Quasi-GPS: how it works You can now triangulate your approximate location in the Google Maps application (usually within several hundred yards) by tapping the small "target" icon that appears on the lower-left portion of the screen. You can then tap "Directions," … Read more
One of the most commonly requested features not available by default on the iPhone is the ability to send text messages (SMS) to multiple recipients. Thanks to a new third-party native application created by Shawn Chain, you can now do just that. Dubbed iSMS, the new application also allows you to view messages by category (Inbox, Sent, Draft) and search text messages directly on the iPhone.
Here's how to use this beefed-up SMS application:If your iPhone isn't yet set up to receive third-party applications, follow our applications guide and make sure you install Community Sources (as instructed). … Read more
While other forays into the procedure for sending files from one iPhone to another have been made, none have make things quite as easy and elegant as the new release of an application called DropCopy, which uses Apple's Bonjour technology to automatically locate other devices on the local network that can receive files. Here's how to use it:
If your iPhone isn't yet set up to receive third-party applications, follow our applications guide and make sure you install Community Sources (as instructed). Next, launch Installer and install DropCopy from the "Utilities" section.
Launch DropCopy, and … Read more