Yes, boardgames.

I think the last time I played a boardgame it was scrabble. I got frustrated because we were missing two "a's" and an "I" so most of our words sounded like an autistic third grader made them up after we burnt through the few we had.

So anyhow check out a boy names Dug which is a smart guy talking about stuff that's somewhat interesting to me (and perhaps positively intriguing to you).
I found him by searching for something regarding my car. Go figure.

Ok then so check that out.
Boardgames are fun eventhough Candyland sounds like somewhere that pedophiles would hang out.






Lately my Pandora App has been skipping and choppy for the first several minutes it is playing after I launch it.

I tried to make sure I was connected to a good signal however the problem persisted even after I was connected to my own wifi network. Along with this, album artwork took a long time to appear.




The solution is simple:
uninstall and reinstall the app

Simply remove the app through the springboard (for all the casual users who don't jailbreak, that is what the iPhone "desktop" environment is called) and for good measure, restart your device (restart is optional) and redownload the app from the AppStore.

This works to clear up all issues pandora is having with your network.

After doing this I can even connect to the network with the much slower edge data connection and stream flawlessly.

Questions? Please post them in the comments below!










Question:
How Hard Can u Hit The iPhone 3G Screeen With Out Breakiing It?


How hard can u hit the iPhone screen. When my dad uses my iPhone he hits tha iPhone he hits my screen hard.. Can the iPhone take that impact will it break more easy?

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Answer:

The iPhone screen is made of GLASS. This is different than most other phones on the market today which use plastic.
The glass screen is necessary as apple uses a special type of touch screen which requires glass as opposed to plastic in order to properly function.

The fact that it is glass also means that there will be very little scratching on the screen, and apple also coats the screen with a scratch resistant layer.

How hard can you hit it before it breaks?
That depends.
I've had an iPhone drop a few feet on concrete and shatter. I've also had one drop several feet and had nothing happen.
The glass breaks from the corners, and a direct STRIKE on it doesn't seem usually to crack it, but a pressure point on any of the four corners are the best bet for breakage.

If the glass breaks, Apple does not cover you, sobe careful!

In short, you should always be careful with your electronics. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Have fun, but be careful.





iPhone Glass Stress Test!

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Yesterday eagle eyed AT&T subcribers may have noticed that their upgrade eligibility changed to June 21st, 2010.
That is very good evidence that the new iPhone is on it's way, and with the WDC scheduled for the beginning of June, chances are there will be an announcement and launch a few weeks later, similar to last years iPhone 3gs and this years iPad announcement.

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If you want a great resource to cover the iPhone 2g, 3g, and 3gs, Then check this book out, it helped me get started with iPhone :-)



update: a step by step setup guide at the bottom of this post

Jumigamer Review. Perfect or Flawed Just Enough to Really Infuriate?

Is the jumigamer iPhone Game Controller really worth the money?

I love emulators.
For the record, I do not actually own all 768 original Nintendo Entertainment System games that I downloaded yesterday, but I do own the ones that I plan on playing, but they are in a storage box in Canada, waiting patiently for me to come get them.


Recently I became inspired to start playing some of the old classic games that were a part of my childhood, and I thought that Jumigamer would be the perfect iPhone App to get me playing through the classics again.
Simple Set Up
Setting up the jumigamer is simple. Buy the App from the AppStore and then head to the companies website and install the software on your pc. Within minutes you will be able to use the app as though it is a real wireless controller on your PC. Simply start your chosen application and configure it through the options. I used a Nintendo Entertainment System emulator and configuration was easy.


The Only Problem? The Controls...
The only problem that prevents me from actually enjoying my new wireless controller is the fact that it is next to impossible to look at the character I am controlling on the screen and mash a virtual gamepad on my iphone without losing track of where the buttons are located. If you play iPhone games on an
iPhone, this is rarely a problem with a touch screen d-pad or action button, after all you are staring at the screen and controller at the same time. However when you play something on a screen other than the iPhone, you find that without the tactile feel of a game controller, you are lost when you cannot simply feel your way back to the controls.
For this reason how can one really recommend this app? While it does exactly what it

says it does, the actual execution was to me, a bad experience.
If you are on an extreme budget and you can't really afford a basic PC USB Game Controller, then maybe this is for you. Otherwise, best to stay away from jumigamer.
How to Retro Game in Style:
If you want to really game in style, then be sure to check out the product pictured here. The FC3 is the ULTIMATE muti function machine, playing all consoles:
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Super Nintendo
  • Sega Genesis
All THREE consoles on ONE MACHINE. An amazing deal, and you can let your heirloom consoles remain in safe keeping


UPDATE: STEP BY STEP SETUP (May 13. 2010)

Because I've started to see search results asking specifically How to Set Up jumigamer I am going to cover that here as well.

How to Setup And Install JumiGamer on iPhone and iPod Touch

Step 1.
Download jumigamer from the AppStore and install it on your device

Step 2.
Make sure you are connected to the same wifi network on both your computer and iPhone/iPad//iPod touch

Step 3.
Download the proper software and install it on your computer by clicking here (direct download from jumitech's website)

Step 4.
After it is setup, launch the file and it will be sitting in your system tray near your clock.
When it runs you will be asked to enter a password. Enter one as later you need to enter this on your iPhone jumigamer app as well.

Step 5.
You should then launch jumigamer on your iDevice. You should see your computer listed.
If it is not listed then click the gear icon in jumigamer to be sure "autodiscovery" is enabled.

And then simply tap your computer in the list. If it asks you enter the password from earlier and the control pad appears on your device.

After this you need to set up the game you are using. Every game is different and you need to refer to the games instructions or manual but it is basic, instead of pressing a keyboard key in the games setup menu you will press the button on the jumigamer app on the iPhone.

THAT SHOULD COVER IT!
Any questions, post them in the comments (no registration needed) and thanks!








In case you missed it, the ipad has been jailbroken.
Something that I prediected would happen here ages ago.

A good resource on jailbreaking can be FOUND HERE.


What's Spirit?

Spirit is an untethered jailbreak for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch on the latest firmwares.

Spirit is not a carrier unlock.

If you currently are using a tethered jailbreak, you have to restore to use Spirit.
Do not upgrade if you use an unlock on an iPhone 3G or 3GS. (You can, however, restore to 3.1.2 if you have SHSH blobs for that version.)
Requirements
Any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch on firmware 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.2.

An activated device: one not stuck on the Connect to iTunes or Emergency Call screen.
Any version of iTunes 9 (including 9.1.1).

Note: On iPad, all this is still sort of beta. Some packages in Cydia, not designed for iPad, might screw up your system and require you to restore. Be careful. (And no, Cydia's appearance is not final.)


So this also jailbreaks 3gs it would seem. Yay for people who have newer devices.

About time huh?
What is your experience using Spirit? Anything special to share? Let us know.

 iPhone and iPod Battery Pack Round Up
The three BEST power solutions for your on the go needs.


We've all been there...

How many times has your battery been low when you are on the road? How many times have you had to stop listening to music, browsing the internet, or have been forced to turn off your iPhone's 3G capabilities in order to conserve precious battery life?

Here are three (yes only three, because there is a BIG difference between a good battery pack and a cheap one) battery packs to help keep your iPod or iPhone running strong.
Which do you use? Let us know in the comments!

Kensington Battery Pack and Charger for iPod; iPhone 1G, 3G
Kensington has been making iPod and iPhone accessories for years. This powerful solution will allow for you to take your power on the road with you. It is an external power supply that attaches via USB and allows for charging, anywhere. Also powers other devices!
  • Compatibility: iPhone 1G, 3G; iPod classic 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod nano 3G
  • Rechargeable battery pack extends playing time up to 100 hours of music, 21 hours of video, or 6 hours of talk
  • AC power adapter with USB allows you to recharge your battery pack
  • Includes dock connector to power and charge your iPhone and iPod
  • Mini USB cable included to power and charge other mobile devices, such as cell phones, PDAs, and more


For the latest prices, reviews and to buy CLICK HERE
Imax Power IMP500 3G 3Gs iPhone iTouch External Battery, 5000mAh
A light and powerful external battery for your iDevice. This battery adds up to 38 hours of life to your device and is very light weight at the same time. The Imax will also power other devices!
  • Enjoy 38 hours video playing time for 3Gs iPhone and 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation itouch
  • Compatible with all generations of iPhone
  • Boost 3G iPhone video play time up to 38 hours (with speaker on), with 400% of backup 3G iPhone battery life
  • Boost 3G iPhone internet time to 38hours, audio time up to 180 hours
  • Ultra light weight 130g or 4.6 ounces, dimensions: 3.9"x2.2"x0.6"





For the latest prices, reviews and to buy CLICK HERE
Kensington Mini Battery Extender and Charger for iPod; iPhone 1G, 3G (Black)
A portable solution, gets rid of the wires and allows you to have a one piece solution. May not provide as much power however it is smaller, and when it comes to batteries, bigger always means more power.
  • Compatibility: iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G; iPod classic 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch; iPhone
  • Power and charge your iPhone or iPod--extends play time up to 30 hours of music or 6 hours of video (on iPod nano 3G) or 3 hours of talk (on iPhone)
  • Includes retractable USB charging cable
  • High-capacity, rechargeable Lithium-Ion polymer battery pack for increased energy efficiency
  • Small enough to keep connected to your iPhone or iPod





For the latest prices, reviews and to buy CLICK HERE