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  1. Velodog2

    Thoughts on Bumper

    Well as a newly-acknowledged Apple fanboy I have to talk about my latest product from them - the Bumper - even if no one actually reads my ramblings, lol. My freebie arrived Friday. Early, as is par for the course these days. As a fanboy I am of course impressed. People call it a $29 rubber...
  2. Velodog2

    This is a really good ad

    http://gizmodo.com/5598449/new-droid-x-ny-times-ad-thumps-iphone-4-bumpers Unfortunately it's good for Motorola. They do a good job of playing on the perception that the iPhone 4 doesn't work properly, regardless of the reality, and also take advantage of Steve Jobs' tacit acknowledgment of the...
  3. Velodog2

    How many have gotten a free Microcell from AT&T?

    There was a very brief news flurry about this, then some stories of people being denied them, then nothing. Are they still being given out? How many people have gotten them? I was expecting to hear more about this as there are certainly a lot of people who could benefit from them. As it...
  4. Velodog2

    Attenuation videos

    Has anyone watched these on Apples website? It's some funny stuff! Like 4 other phones, including the 3GS behaving EXACTLY like the iPhone 4. I'm taking this stuff at face value assuming that Apple isn't fudging the results or vids in any way. No doubt they picked and chose the the clearest...
  5. Velodog2

    Free Microcell!

    I can't believe no one has posted about this yet but I got my letter from ATT yesterday telling me I was getting a free femtocell. Free. Come pick it up when I feel like it. No charge because I had a choice and I chose ATT. So it's a consolation prize for being a good idiot :-) So I guess...
  6. Velodog2

    So if FaceTime is VOIP why can't all calls use it?

    This facetime thing is strange. It's Apple certified VOIP and it's free and it's transparent and it's good. But the caveats - has to be two iPhone 4's, both have to be on wifi - seem artificial. Yeah ok those things apply if you both want to use your cams, but I feel like I'm being teased here. I...
  7. Velodog2

    Will next yrs phone have a glass back? What else will change?

    When I found out that the back on this thing was glass my heart kinda sank. I know glass and (as we have seen already) it breaks regardless of what foofoo dust is sprinkled on it. But I figured that since the signal has to escape and they wanted to get away from plastic, it was a reasonable...
  8. Velodog2

    This whole signature required thing...

    My phone is shipping UPS. I just talked to the local agent and they said that if the shipper requires a signature then there is nothing I can do to override that. They will leave a note and I can pick it up at the depot or try again the next day for delivery. And there is no way for them to tell...
  9. Velodog2

    Screw this.

    I'll check back tomorrow, maybe.
  10. Velodog2

    Fail

    When I booted up this morning at 7 I could get to the ATT preorder site, but as predicted elsewhere, the white was listed as "Coming soon". The Apple online store was "We'll be back soon" when I clicked preorder. Now at 8:30 the Apple store alternates between a "back soon" message and and...
  11. Velodog2

    Broken glass

    See this: http://gizmodo.com/5559977/first-broken-iphone-4-shows-new-glass-isn't-that-resistant Not surprised. Glass breaks. The interesting thing is HOW the glass broke. It was due to an impact to the edge and NOT the glass. I worked for Corning for 17 yrs and am trained in glass break...
  12. Velodog2

    How do you think the gyro will be used?

    This feature took me by surprise. According to Apple it's the only phone that has one. I guess it could be a big deal if the right apps are found. The only use right now that I know of would be from within maps. I know that most good GPS units use a gyro to extrapolate position in between...
  13. Velodog2

    Un-purchase TV show episode so I can buy entire season?

    I won't go into how much I dislike iTunes. I bought a couple of episodes of Dexter and liked the show so I now want to purchase the entire first season. Each episode is $2.99 and the entire season (not HD) is $23.99. There are 24 episodes so the savings is significant. However now when I...
  14. Velodog2

    Surprise! 3G!

    Yeah when I got to work today I immediately noticed a lil ol' 3G icon on top of my phone where a simple E had previously been for lo these many months. Thought it was a glitch at first but nope, the 3G fairies had been to visit our local tower overnight it seems. And the signal was also...
  15. Velodog2

    Had enough of the crApp store. I'm jailbreaking again.

    My friend bought an iPhone a couple days ago and I was like Oh cool, what apps can I recommend for him? And I realized that there were damned close to zero that I thought were actually useful. I was jailbroke w my V1 phone and very happy with it's general functionality. I've given the...
  16. Velodog2

    Apps for Pilots! WTF?

    Firstly, I'm mildly surprised by the sheer number of apps appearing that are designed specifically for airplane pilots. Although I've never given much thought to it, I didn't realize that there was so much calculating going on in the ****pit! Secondly, how many of us want our pilots using the...
  17. Velodog2

    "The application cannot be opened"

    I am getting this message every time I try to open some of my apps. So far I've discovered it with Cubes and Oscillator. These are both apps that previously worked fine. I synced with iTunes but it didn't help.
  18. Velodog2

    I think I like this add on battery

    http://www.mophie.com/products/juice-pack-iphone-3g Anyone used one for their V1 phone? I'm not sure when it will be out for the 3G. It's a bit pricey, but has a number of advantages I think. It's a BIG battery - 1800 mAh. It looks pretty sleek and well designed, and it seems to integrate...
  19. Velodog2

    OMG Purchaser of my V1 re-locked it, asking for help!

    Lol, too funny in a way. Nice Italian man visiting the states paid top dollar ($610) in an auction for my new, unlocked V1. It was delivered yesterday morning, he was very happy, but I get a frantic email this morning saying that last night he connected to iTunes and did an "automatic update"...
  20. Velodog2

    Whao. I think this is new.

    I could b wrong of course, and I have had a few beers tonite I admit, but I swear I've never seen this documented anywhere before. I just opened an email with an embedded .jpg image. When I tapped once on the pic I got a popup menu asking if I wanted to save the image or cancel. Whao. That's...