[BCAB] Initial iphone questions.

Nick Adamson nick at ndadamson.com
Sun Jun 10 08:25:53 BST 2012


Thanks Barry.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barry Toner" <barry at barry-toner.co.uk>
To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 12:51 AM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Initial iphone questions.


> Hi,
>
> On the Twitter app front you've plenty to choose from.  Currently I've 
> been using and loving the Twitter.com app itself.  Packed full of 
> features.  Tweetlist is good but it dosen't offer Push Notifications so 
> you have to opent he app all the time to get mentions/DM's.  Unless you 
> use a third party app called boxcar.  Which does more thant Twitter but I 
> like the minimalist approach for social media tools.
>
> www.applevis.com really is your friend for app reviews, guides.
>
> There's nifty system apps you can get for remote stuff, and I'm happy to 
> talk to youa bout Jailbreak apps if you ever take that path.  I have and 
> would never look back.  With allot of my Jailbreak apps I'm able to make 
> my iPhone do much, much more than Apple approve of it doing.  For example 
> increasing column/rows, increasing the widgets and info I can put in the 
> notification area.  Being able to SSH into my phone for various tasks. 
> Better control over folders, being able to lock them with passwords, lift 
> placement and limits that Apple put on them.
>
> On an entertainment point I was using BBC iPlayer a year before the BBC 
> brought their official app out.
>
> I'm sorry i can't currently be any help ont he keyboard point but will 
> shout on Twitter for you and see what comes back.
>
> Regards,
> Barry.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk 
> [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David Reynolds
> Sent: 09 June 2012 22:13
> To: 'Nick Adamson'; 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Initial iphone questions.
>
> Nick,
>
> I suspect you'll be hard pressed to find such a device. I've done some
> extensive searching, but failed. I ended up with a Bluetooth keyboard and
> case combination which works extremely well, but I doubt whether your work
> situation would allow this.
>
> Best,
>
> David.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk 
> [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
> On Behalf Of Nick Adamson
> Sent: 09 June 2012 21:53
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: [BCAB] Initial iphone questions.
>
> Hi All.
>
> well this weeks holiday has eventually done in my old nokia e52 so its 
> time
> for a new phone.
> I was really tempted by android, being a techy type I liked a lot of the
> ideas behind it, but in the end techy fun and needing a phone that works 
> out
>
> of the box, every time with a mature level of access were incompatible
> requirements as they say.
>
> So I've ordered an IPhone 4. I've played a bit on the wife's ipad and have
> the getting started book but had a couple of questions.
>
> I've been looking around and have seen cases for the IPhone that have 
> slide
> out Bluetooth keyboards which seems like a grate idea. I'd really like one
> that physically connects to the phone and doesn't use a wireless 
> connection.
>
> As I've mentioned in previous posts I work in a secure environment and one
> of the limitations is that we have to make sure any wireless tech like
> Bluetooth is switched off before I go in to work. So any ideas for a
> physical keyboard that plugs in to the phone, preferably one that is built
> in to a case and slides out.
>
> Also I'm after recommendations for a good twitter client for IOS, I
> currently use tweets60 on my nokia, something like that would be great.
>
> Thanks.
> Nick.
>
>
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