Salty the iPhone emerged from the ocean with super powers, namely that he can dispense essential advice and spread the cooling salve of knowledge over all your hottest, itchiest, burningest questions. Pose your quandries at firstname.lastname@example.org, and check out his first round of infinite wisdom after the jump...
It's a picture of the web site on the web site, freaky man.
iPhone Software 2.0 brought us a nice utility that's been sought after for some time. Screen grabs.
To take a screen grab on your iPhone with Software 2.0, just hold down the home button, then tap the top button. Your screen will flash white signifying you have captured your screen.
The image will pop up in your camera roll in the Camera app or Photos app.
Wanna have fun with this new feature?
Grab a friends iPhone and take a screen grab of their home screen. Open the image and leave the iPhone on the victim's friend's desk. Next time they try to use their iPhone, they'll be perplexed that the buttons don't seem to work. Eventually, the menu for images will pop-up and you'll all have a good laugh. Hopefully.
Need to catch your little sister borrowing your Members Only jacket? Do you suspect your cat of having cocktail parties while you’re at work? If you’ve got an iSight or other Mac-compatible webcam, Periscope can be your eyes and ears while you’re away from your Mac, capturing images like a security camera would and providing multiple options for sending the pictures to yourself. Just be wary of the manual, which is deceptive.
Reason #432 to buy an iPhone 3G at the Apple Store.
In case you haven’t heard, the iPhone is coming. If I had a nickel for every time someone has asked me , “Hey, what’s up with the new iPhone?” I’d have a giant, heavy bag of nickels. So yeah, I guess people are pretty excited.
If you find yourself in a long line at an Apple store in your local Mall, you'll more than likely need a snack. If you are lucky, you might find a Chick-fil-A in the food court. Chick-fil-A has announced its answer to the iPhone 3G by announcing a new promotion held all day July 11. Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day by wearing a cow costume and you'll get a free meal. If you or any of your friends see a cow in line for an iPhone 3G on July 11 we want to hear about it. Send us a photo. Now get a moooove on ya hear!
There’s plenty to love in the world of gadgetry--and plenty more that makes you scratch your head. When a great idea marries up-to-the-minute technology, its offspring can be absolute genius. Think iPhone, iPod, or even the Swiss army knife. From simple to complex, the best gadgets are cleverly designed and born of a well-perceived need, while others, no matter how clever, seem to try to fill holes that don’t really exist. When ingenuity gives way to poor judgment, the results are often what we consider a waste of a perfectly good battery.
The intense secrecy surrounding every Apple product is legendary. Matt Hamblen of Computerworld found out just how secretive Apple is when he attempted to use the bathroom at Moscone after Monday's keynote. While waiting for a hands-on session with the iPhone 3G, Matt was told he couldn't go to the bathroom unattended and was issued an escort. Maybe Matt looked like a flight risk. You never know when a journalist is going to crack and start running into developer sessions and find out the real technology of Core Animation. (It's alien technology, but you didn't hear that from us.) When Matt had to use the bathroom a second time, he asked if he go to solo this time. No dice, once again he was escorted. As he returned to the press area he was asked to keep his voice down because Steve was conducting an interview behind a nearby curtain. Fortunately, he wasn't given detention for not using the restroom during the break. Read Matt's blog post about his experience. Meanwhile, Mac|Life has a friendly bit of advice for all journalists. Skip that second cup of coffee when you're dealing with Apple.
Our favorite non-Mac|Life tech journalist, Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo, whipped up the next great iPhone accessory. The Apple Videoconferencing Kit for iPhone 3G is sure to be a best seller with its sleek design and low $29 price point. Check out Jesus' entire post for maximum hilarity.