A couple of colleagues and I have been having a discussion about whether or not the iPhone is crippled. So, is the iPhone "crippled" by AT&T, as are most handsets?
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Here are seven ways Apple could improve iPhone in software:1. WiFi Reception & FunctionalityWhen using WiFi, iPhone is amazing.
Now that the iPhone has been shipping for a couple of weeks you can expect a flood of accessories to appear. We've already discussed the case or no case debate, and I'm all about keeping my iPhone in a case.
The Wall Street Journal published a story this weekend about how blogging just turned 10 years old in which they give credit to Jorn Barger for starting the first blog in 1997. WSJ also mentions David Winer, father of Dave's Scripting News, and Cameron Barrett, who started CamWorld saying "by widespread consensus, 1997 is a reasonable point at which to mark the emergence of the blog as a distinct life-form.
One thing that I hear from a lot of people with iPhones is "I wish that it had (insert program here)."While I agree that the iPhone needs third party applications, or at least widgets, the void is being filled by an increasing amount of slick Web applications that run on iPhone's Safari browser.
If you were hoping to add cool ringtones to your new iPhone (like the CTU ringer that the office phones emit on 24) you've undoubtedly been disappointed that Apple doesn't give you the ability to do so. Well no more.
One thing that I've been remiss at using on iPhone is video. With the exception of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (which I purchased for "reaserch" when the iTunes Store began selling movies) and an episode each of 30 Rock and The Dave Chappelle Show my iPods and now my iPhone have pretty much remained devoid of video content.
Since getting my iPhone I've been charging it every night for fear of being on a long road trip and running out of juice. But just before docking it on my nightstand last night I had an epiphany.
Another software release that I didn't mention while I was getting drunk on iPhone was Flock 0.9.
Ok, ok, enough with the iPhone coverage already. I hear you!