It seems that users always have to face problems with each release of iPhone, the early adopters at least. Users are reporting bad screens and a conspiracy theory is also on the rise about iOS4.
Some users have been reporting an error “Your iPhone activation session has expired” when they tried to activate their iPhone 4 via iTunes. The solution is very simple. Restart your iTunes and try, if that doesn’t solve your problem then restart your computer or MAC and that should do the job.
Enjoy your new iPhone 4!
Apple has tightly integrated its devices like iPod, iPhone and iPod Touch with iTunes which is without a doubt big reason for their immense popularity because of the iTunes store and various options that the software gives to its users but I would like to add media to my iPod without the use of iTunes itself sometimes. It’s easy to do on some of other Phones and MP3 Players, they pop up as a USB drive in one’s computer and the media can be simply dragged to its desired folders but this is not possible with Apple iPod, iPhone and iPod touch.
But there seems to be a free software that will let you manage the Apple device, be it iPod, iPod Touch or iPhone directly, called the iPhone explorer. This has many uses, for one if I want to copy the media to another computer, it’s not possible with iTunes. One cannot connect iPod, iPod Touch and iPhone to just any other computer with iTunes either but iPhone explorer it seems has solved all the problems.
With the iPhone Explorer can you look into the file system of your iPhone and down- and upload files by USB connection, regardless of whether file format. Within this function can use your iPhone as “USB-Stick”. The program supports also a direct access to the photos directory of the iPhone. Herewith can you photos easily and simple copy to the computer. The same function is also available for videos, music (from iPod) and ringtones. The highlight of the iPhone Explorer yet is the creating of own ringtones with the ringtone editor from MP3, WAV, AIFF and M4A audio file formats.To this can you copy audio titles from iPhone music archive or from local computer. However the song length is not limited to 32 seconds as iTunes.
Supported iTunes and iPhone versions
* iTunes 7.x, 8.x, 9.x
* iPhone 2G
* iPhone 3G
* iPhone 3GS
* iPod Touch
iTunes is a free application for your Mac or PC. It organizes and plays your digital music and video on your computer. It syncs all your media with your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. And it’s a store on your computer, iPod touch, iPhone, and Apple TV that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.
iTunes latest version direct download links
iTunes version 9.0.3 – 32bit (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7)
Direct download link from Apple
iTunes version 9.0.3 – 64bit (Windows Vista, Windows 7)
Direct download link from Apple
Apple has recently allowed users to preview iPhone/iPod Touch apps in browser without starting iTunes. It was a hassle before, iTunes was the requirement to preview but not anymore.
It gives a detailed view of the apps, their requirements and ratings etc. It’s very nice. Here’s how you can preview all the apps in AppStore without the use of iTunes.
1. Go to AppStore page on Apple’s website.
2. Click on an App of your liking, once the page loads just click on the App/iPhone screenshot and it will take you to the App preview page with complete details.
Here’s an example of how the AppStore preview looks like on a browser: Zipcar
Yes, this has been done by the hackers! iPhone lacks an actual keyboard since its all touch screen and unlike Smart phones from Nokia, it cannot support a Bluetooth keyboard either. This may change with the upcoming OS 3.0 of iPhone since apparently Apple is opening access to iPhone’s Bluetooth.
Anyway, returning to the original topic now. See below:
Zack created a modified version of the microcontroller firmware used for the audio port modem, expanded to detect an infrared signal or read from a USB host controller, then read the data transmitted by an attached keyboard and convert it to an FSK signal for transmission to an iPhone.
George then modified the iPhone application to interpret the keyboard data and display the appropriate characters on-screen.