Category: iPhone

  • Creating a New App (step 1)

    I decided I’d walk through creating a new app to replace one I’ve used for years on my iPhone that no longer appears to be maintained. The app in question is called GasBag which as near as I can tell stopped being updated in 2009 (see:   I could just write a quick and dirty […]

  • Moving to GMail on your iPhone

    After moving from a hosted Exchange service to GMail, you need to set up your email client on the iPhone so that it will receive the push notices. To do this, you need to add a new Exchange service on the device. There’s a nice step by step of this at Alternatively, you can use […]

  • XCode and Subversion woes

    Today I spent an hour or so trying to clean up some iPhone code that I’ve been working on for Carticipate. I found that I was having trouble with the build that I checked out from our Subversion repository for a bunch of different reasons. The very first one was that the code was built […]

  • iPhone Visual Voice Mail returns

    This weekend, AT&T finally fixed my visual voice mail. I still don’t know what they did to fix it, but I’m pretty sure it’s related to a hack that I’ve been reading about which lets the phone do tethering. Now I didn’t try this hack on my newly replaced phone, but when I asked the […]

  • iPhone non-visual voice mail …

    A couple of weeks ago, I notice that my iPhone was not receiving voice mails, and I seemed to be missing calls on occasion. In fact, I hadn’t received a voice mail since around the time I upgraded to the 3.0 firmware. Since I use this as my primary business phone, I was a bit […]

  • Adventures in iPhone beta land

    …Or how to brick your phone with an upgrade, and recover… Earlier this month, Apple released the fifth beta of their 3.0 firmware for the iPhone. As usual, I raced to the site to download it. I became very excited by the email that I got saying that submissions to the Apple store have to […]

  • iPhone beta Recovery …

    Recently I downloaded the iPhone beta 3.0 firmware upgrade and decided (without thinking it through) to update my phone to use the new version. In hindsight, Apple makes it pretty clear this is a bad idea, and warns you that you won’t be able to revert to a prior version of the software: But warnings […]

  • How to Downgrade Your iPhone (or iPod) Operating System

    On the first day of 360iDev, I was in a session to learn about programming an iPhone, and somebody mentioned that a friend of theirs had updated their iPod firmware, and couldn’t figure out how to reset it back to the prior version. Since I had recently done this, I thought I could write this […]