Review: iPhone 3GS
The phone program for the iPhone appears to have only a few minor tweaks to it. If a person calls you from their mobile or their home or their work number, a little indicator will let you know which of the numbers it was that called you.
One thing that's missing that really ticks me off is the ability to selectively delete call records from the call log. You can choose to delete ALL the calls in the log, or leave them all alone. You can't do line-item deletions of specific numbers. Most other phones can do this. Why Apple has left it out of the third version of the iPhone is beyond me.
The contacts app also has only seen a slight change. Numbers from the call log are more easily integrated with existing contacts. If you choose to add a new number to an existing contact, you don't need to "save" it. It just automatically is added to the contact. There is also a new button at the bottom of each contact that lets you email that person's contact information to someone else. The contact information is sent as a .vcf file.
If you use Apple's MobileMe suite, contacts can be continuously synced between your desktop, MobileMe account and iPhone automatically. You can also sync directly from the contacts application on an Apple computer via iTunes.
May 6, 2011
Microsoft has made available a software developers kit that will allow application writers to add Bing Maps to their iPhone applications. Developers can use the tools in the SDK to access Bing's road, aerial, and hybrid aerial maps.
Apr 25, 2011
Two consumers from Tampa, Fla., have filed a lawsuit against Apple for allegedly committing privacy invasion and computer fraud. The complaint comes after the recent revelation that the Apple iPhone tracks user location data and stores in on the host computer.
Apr 18, 2011
Dropbox today unveiled version 1.4 for iOS devices, including the iPhone. The new version of Dropbox, which is a cloud storage service, now has a dedicated uploads tab, the ability to bulk upload photos and video files, as well as import files from email for uploading to Dropbox.
Mar 22, 2011
Google recently rolled out a minor update to its iPhone Latitude application that lets Latitude users check into their location from their handset. Users must opt-in to use Latitude, and can manage privacy settings to control who sees what.
Mar 17, 2011
Opera Software today announced new versions of its two mobile browsers. Opera Mini 6 will soon become available to handsets running the Android, BlackBerry, Symbian/Series 60 and J2ME platforms.