Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 153

Thread: So I bought an IPhone

  1. #31
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    NH, USA
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by NI5L View Post
    Truer words were never spoken. Damned game is addictive.
    Yeah baby!!

    RUT (K1HS)

  2. #32
    Outlander Omega Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mansfield,MA
    Posts
    6,233
    Perhaps it would be nice to exchange some operating tips. I downloaded the 4s manual and yeah it has some info but I get the feeling that Apple with it's followers are so used to the operating system that much is taken for granted as one thumbs across the screen at high speed.
    Anna (bmwgsrider) sent me tips on how to check and shut off apps that are/may be running needlessly, Thanks Anna! There seems to be many things that could be learned from those with experience

    Tips could be- what to expect when the IPhone is connected to a PC that has the ITunes program.
    Timer settings for the different apps.
    How to set notifications.
    How Safari works and the differences between it and the Windoz (PC) based browsers.
    Rearranging apps on the screen so most used are easiest to reach.

    That's just a few, If you have a tip or suggestion- post it up.
    OM
    "Well they say.. time loves a hero but only time will tell.. If he's real, he's a legend from heaven If he ain't he was sent here from hell" Lowell George
    2009 F800GS 1994 TW200
    Part of the Forum Threadside Assistance Program

  3. #33
    Unfunded content provider tommcgee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    3,059
    Safari can be annoying, but i can say that about any browser on any OS. I also keep Atomic browser on the phone.

    To keep apps categorized, press and hold the icon. The screen will wiggle and let you drag them around. You can also drag one on top of another and create a folder.

    I'm on my third iPhone, never knew there was a manual.
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

    -Tom (KA1TOX)

  4. #34
    Registered User chaseh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    DC Burbs.
    Posts
    69
    Siri is far from perfect, but it works well with the controls on my comm system in the Schuberth helmet. One button to activate Siri through bluetooth and then tell her what I want to be played, who to call, read me the text that came in, etc.

    Learn to use folders. This makes the iPhone much more user friendly. Hold down any app for a few seconds and they shoudl all begin to jiggle. Now, without clicking on the x to delete one, try dragging an app onto another app (of a similar category, ie "news"). They will now form a fold, with a recomended title that can be edited.

    Do you run? Try runkeeper.

    This American Life is an inexpensive app that's an entire archive of all their awesome podcasts. Great listening while riding.

    Bloomberg is a great free app if you have any interest in global or domestic markets, and also for general news.

    NPR news. Streaming all their stations, or just choose by show. Doesn't have to be live. Great free app.

    Pandora. If you listen to music, you should be using Pandora on the iPhone and on your PC. Also free.

    Radio.com free streaming radio stations from around the country. I use to listen to sports talk from other markets, although they black out the actual games.

    Baseball fan? MLB app is a great way to follow teams and you can stream the live radio broadcasts of games. Costs about 13-15 dollars per season.

    Read later...check it out on your pc. Find a cool article but don't want to read it all now? Don't print it, don't save it, click this app and archive it.

    Yelp and Urbanspoon are both good to find nearby food. We use yelp all the time when on the road.

    Like to get drunk and take a cab home? Try Uber instead.

    HBOgo - better for the PC, iPad, AppleTV, or other devices, but ok for the iPhone. If you pay for HBO on any provider, this is free access to all their shows. Almost everything they've every done in original programmer. Awesome.
    09 R 1200 GS

  5. #35
    Registered User bovineguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Clovis, NM
    Posts
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by MARKAZ View Post
    We're thinking about going to smart phones soon, probably iPhones. Just curious how much data you guys use per month, esp. using Pandora & other streaming services.

    Also looking at Android phones...the new Samsung looks good. Anyone out there use Androids?
    I don't know!!! I have sprint and my data plan is unlimited as are my text messaging and mobile to mobile calls and sprint to sprint calls, I think I have 450 minutes, but I only use that if I am calling to a land line during business hours, and for just me, my bill is around $80 a month.

  6. #36
    Registered User bmwgsrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Amarillo, TX
    Posts
    531
    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Perhaps it would be nice to exchange some operating tips. I downloaded the 4s manual and yeah it has some info but I get the feeling that Apple with it's followers are so used to the operating system that much is taken for granted as one thumbs across the screen at high speed.
    Anna (bmwgsrider) sent me tips on how to check and shut off apps that are/may be running needlessly, Thanks Anna! There seems to be many things that could be learned from those with experience

    Tips could be- what to expect when the IPhone is connected to a PC that has the ITunes program.
    Timer settings for the different apps.
    How to set notifications.
    How Safari works and the differences between it and the Windoz (PC) based browsers.
    Rearranging apps on the screen so most used are easiest to reach.

    That's just a few, If you have a tip or suggestion- post it up.
    OM
    The best way to re-arrange the apps is to hook the phone to computer and go into itunes... go under the apps tab and you can move around the apps... when finished sync the phone and it will move the apps on phone... this is the easiest way... I find it harder to move apps on the phone itself especially if you are going to move a lot around.

    What do you mean by timer settings for different apps? I do not know of timer... unless you are meaning something else.

    In order to set notifications, you can do so in each app or you can go to your settings on your iPhone and than to notifications. I am not sure what all you are wanting to do.

    I find Safari to be like a browser on a computer... I know a lot of webpages you might look up may pull up a mobile version but you should be able to click on full version which is normally at the very bottom of the page to view the website as accessing it on a computer. I do have Photon app which will play Flash if you are needing Flash.

    When you connect your phone to iTunes, it will pull up phone name... than you will have your different tabs at the top.. main tab to sync you contacts/calenders/etc., ringtone tab for your ringtones, app tab for your apps, music tab for your songs for iPod/Photos tab for photos, Movies tab for your Movies... etc. Just tab through them and you will need to put a check in the box for it to sync over onto your phone. Hooking up to Itunes on Mac and Windows based computer is similar. If windows based computer, you will need a newer version of Outlook to be able to sync contacts.

    I hope this helps.
    Bye bye 2006 F650 GS for a 2011 F650 GS.

  7. #37
    Registered User bmwgsrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Amarillo, TX
    Posts
    531
    Quote Originally Posted by Bovineguy View Post
    I don't know!!! I have sprint and my data plan is unlimited as are my text messaging and mobile to mobile calls and sprint to sprint calls, I think I have 450 minutes, but I only use that if I am calling to a land line during business hours, and for just me, my bill is around $80 a month.
    I have unlimited too... but you can see how much data you use on your bill or there is a usage tab where you can keep track that way too... if you use a WIFI connection, you are not using data off of your plan... just when you are not using a WIFI connections.
    Bye bye 2006 F650 GS for a 2011 F650 GS.

  8. #38
    Registered User Jim Rogers's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    348

    Power Save

    The best way to save battery power is to turn off the apps when not needed. To do this, double tap the menu button on the bottom. All running apps will display with a red button on the upper left corner. Press the button to run off the app. I have a habit of turning off any and all apps not actually in use.
    Gear Up and Ride Safe
    Jim Rogers
    2010 R12GSA aka Heidi
    Yorktown, Va

  9. #39
    Registered User Anyname's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Portsmouth, NH
    Posts
    731
    I find the weather radar application very useful. You can see the nasty stuff coming before you get wet. I always have a Kindle book on mine so that I have something to read if I get stuck in a waiting room somewhere. Beats year old copies of "People" magazine.
    BMW R bike rider, horizontally opposed to everything...

  10. #40
    Outlander Omega Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mansfield,MA
    Posts
    6,233
    Some good ideas and tips It sorta reminds me of Super Mario Brothers, while your doing one thing you can tap on the screen and see the other possibilities.
    I did get the Otter-box as I'm frequently in a rough environment, I can say that with the clip it feels like I'm hauling around an English Ballast Brick
    "Well they say.. time loves a hero but only time will tell.. If he's real, he's a legend from heaven If he ain't he was sent here from hell" Lowell George
    2009 F800GS 1994 TW200
    Part of the Forum Threadside Assistance Program

  11. #41
    Registered User rkoreis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Orting, WA
    Posts
    358
    Words With Friends. It's Scrabble for the phone. Frustrating some times when one player has all vowels and the other all consonants, but it's fun.

    I have a folder for Travel apps. Gas Buddy, TripIt, Hotels.com, Yelp Trip Advisor, MapQuest and DropBox are in it. TripIt is nice for keeping any reservations organized and it can be shared with others who you might want to keep informed. We keep confirmation and other documents hand in DropBox. AroundMe is kind of handy. Another app that shows services in your vicinity.

    My Weather folder has Weather.com and AccuWeather. I wish the NWS had an app.

    For "stalker" apps, we use Find Friends. You can allow people to always follow you or for a set period. If you are heading off on a trip ou could allow family and select friend to follow where you are.

    In September Aplle is supposed to be releasing a new OS that will include their own mapping app. You will then be able to get turn by turn directions on your iPhone. n You can see a preview here

  12. #42
    rabid reader dbrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Santa Cruz CA
    Posts
    1,739
    Quote Originally Posted by rkoreis View Post
    You will then be able to get turn by turn directions on your iPhone.
    Umm...I have an iPhone 4S, and it does turn-by-turn directions just fine using the stock "Maps" app. It was useful on a recent driving trip. I don't use it on the bike.
    David Brick
    Santa Cruz CA
    2007 R1200R

  13. #43
    Registered User bmwgsrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Amarillo, TX
    Posts
    531
    My Radar is a nice free radar that I find pretty accurate.
    Bye bye 2006 F650 GS for a 2011 F650 GS.

  14. #44
    Registered User bmwgsrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Amarillo, TX
    Posts
    531
    Looking for folks to play Words with or Scrabble... itsybitsyskier my username.
    Bye bye 2006 F650 GS for a 2011 F650 GS.

  15. #45
    Registered User bovineguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Clovis, NM
    Posts
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I did get the Otter-box as I'm frequently in a rough environment, I can say that with the clip it feels like I'm hauling around an English Ballast Brick
    If I could, I would suggest the LifeProof case, waterproof, dust proof, snow proof, much lighter then the Otter Box, a bit more $$, but IMHO well worth it. I've shot videos from inside a full beer glass with no problems. http://www.lifeproof.com/ I have no connection with LifeProof other than a very satisfied customer.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •