One of the most oft-requested new features in the iPhone 3G is modem access/tethering. Now that it has a chip capable of 3G data downloads, it stands to reason that you'd be able to connect your iPhone 3G to a MacBook and use it as a modem.
The Apple Core
Apple technology keeps gaining respect in the executive suite, with businesses and in the data center. Jason O'Grady and David Morgenstern deliver critical news and penetrating analysis that managers need to succeed.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 17 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
I just updated to Aperture 2.1.1 and noticed a couple of things.
The VMware Fusion team has rolled out VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 2.
What's in a trademark? More than you might think. After crunching 10 years worth of Apple trademark filings, a consultant group offers the community a dynamic view on Cupertino's shifting strategic focus.
On 10 June 2008 I wrote that the #1 missing iPhone feature was a keychain-type of application that stored passwords so that they could easily be entered into Web forms.I use that in the past tense because Apple has approved Agile Web Solutions' 1Password iPhone application for distribution in the App Store.
It's no secret that Apple's MacBooks are next in line for an update. The MacBook was speed-bumped on 16 February 2008 and its enclosure was introduced 16 May 2006 – two years and two months ago.
I've been having a lot of iPhone 3G trouble over the past two weeks, most notably:Forced backup of the entire phone on every syncContact lagThe horrible app update processI'm happy to report on what appears to be the magic bullet fix for the above three symptoms. At the advice of reader and PPUG member Todd Schneider, I simply restored my iPhone and set it up anew.
After all the problems with its MobileMe service since its admitted "rocky" start Apple has posted a status page at the behest of Steve Jobs that keeps affected users abreast of what's happening with the service.
Eat near your computer much?I wish that I could say that I never do, but in reality I eat around my computer a lot more than I like to admit.
If you're in the Philadelphia area I'd like to invite you to attend the Philadelphia PowerBook User Group (PPUG) meeting tomorrow at the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant. We meet from 12 noon to 3pm over lunch and fine local beer.