Entries tagged as iphone
|iPhone||Android (esp. Nexus One)|
|It's from Apple.||It's NOT from Apple. (or: It's from Google.)|
|can change keyboard layout on the fly||keyboard language related to GUI language (not independently configurable!), but different input methods (not only keyboards) downloadable/switchable on the fly|
|~150.000 Apps (most are gimmicks though)||~30.000 Apps and growing, some well-known web-based services still missing as a native App|
|Apple decides which apps get onto the phone/in the AppStore||very loose controlled Market store
can install apps via USB or web download, even from Linux
|only syncs with one single iTunes, i.e. no Linux support at all, no sync at multiple places||supports USB HDD mode where you can use the microSD-card like a flash disk|
|can sync with local software (e.g. Outlook) via iTunes||syncs mostly with Google services or Exchange, but custom apps available for ActiveSync, SyncML, Outlook, etc.|
|supports Push Notifications via Apple servers||Push Notifications are a bit complicated and not native (e.g. IBM MQTT) but can use Jabber/XMPP messages via Google Talk for notifications|
|Tethering depends on network carrier / paid||Tethering via different methods from free to $30|
|cheap iPhone OS upgrades in the future (OS2 → OS3 for iPod Touch was $9.95), new versions still support (almost) all old devices||Android updates depend on cell phone maker|
|Apple forbids downgrades of software, even from 3.1.3 to 3.1.2 is not possible --- even when they have broken a feature||You even get the instructions from them...|
|you are limited to those service providers Apple cooperates with ("exclusive contracts")||open for all network service providers|
|can't replace/change battery||spare batteries are available|
|Apple's sense of security is not the best: h-online.com|
|iPhone's Headset has only 1 button (push once to Play/Pause; push twice to Skip Track)||Android Headset has 3 buttons (Last Track; Play/Pause; Next Track)|
|only one App can be used at a time||Multitasking!|
|Apps are limited to their own files (+Pictures/Camera), i.e. you can't access file stored with a different App||Apps have access to all files in your Home directory, i.e. Images, Music, etc.|
|somewhat sloppy (3G)||blazing fast|
|can only have App icons on the Home screen, nothing else is configurable
up to 11 pages with 110 Apps (more can be run by searching)
|Home screen can have Widgets, Icons, Subfolders (for more Icons) and you can change the wallpaper (even to an animated "Live Wallpaper")
5 pages, but folders allow for more Apps; also "All Apps at once" view integrated; searching is also available
|syncs fine with Exchange||doesn't sync Exchange calendars|
|have to check Inboxes of each mail acct||Unified inbox available|
If you want to sync your iPhone primarily with an Exchange server of your company but do want to have your (private) Google Calendars with you, you can add them as CalDAV calendars (since iPhone OS 3.0).Continue reading "Google Calendars"
This should be a list of apps I use for specific tasks and why I use them:Continue reading "My Applications for iOS"
If you have to problem that some apps crash directly after running them, i.e. you see the app "popup" but it immediately disappears leaving you back at the home screen, it might be a problem with Apple's DRM. This can occur if a Sync with iTunes is aborted or the connection was lost.Continue reading "iOS and Crashing Applications"
PreparationsContinue reading "iOS Firmware Unpacking"
There is a way to install and activate the most recent BETA firmware without registering the device's UDID as a developer.Continue reading "iOS Firmware 3.0 BETA without registration"
Mark mail as unreadContinue reading "Tips & Tricks for the iPhone"
There are quite a few messenger applications out there. Most people prefer BeeJive or IM+ - not only because they promise you to keep you online 24 hours a day - even without having the application open on your iPhone.Continue reading "Messenger apps for iOS"
- Homepage: http://xgps.xwaves.net/
(You need a jailbroken iPhone for this.)
xGPS is a navigation system which uses Google Maps for routing and display of the map. It can download map tiles for offline use and can use the "normal" map as well as the terrain map of Google Maps. Your current position is shown centered together with your route and you'll get turn-by-turn directions from a synthetic voice. It can recalculate the route if you get off it.Continue reading "Navigation for iOS"
You need a jailbroken iPhone for this.
- use Cydia to install the OpenSSH package
- enable WLAN access and find your iPhone's IP (see Settings → Wi-Fi → \
→ IP Address)
- under Linux type:
ssh <IP address> -l root; for Windows use PuTTY
- (the first connection will need about 20-30 seconds1 before you'll be asked to accept the host key)
- use the following password:
alpine(older iPhones used
most probably the iPhone will generate some encryption keys here ↩︎
- Homepage: appulo.us
Appulous is a special AppStore for jailbroken iPhones. The problem of the original AppStore is that you can't test the applications. You are mostly dependent on the reviews - if there are some.
Appulous lets you test drive most applications from the AppStore.Continue reading "Appulous"