I currently have a Verizon iPhone 4. I still have my iPhone 3G, it’s software unlocked, so I can put in a foreign SIM card for the occasional overseas trip. And I also still have my iPhone 2G, as it’s an emergency Wifi device living at the mountain cabin. I’m looking to upgrade to the [...]
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So why did I hold out so long before upgrading to iOS 5? That’s because the jailbreak was just released today. The main reason for holding out for the jailbreak was that the inability (even in iOS 5, sadly!) to silence notifications at certain hours of the day (night). Silencing the notifications required installing the [...]
Yesterday, the day after the new Verizon iPhone 4 was released to the general public, I ported my number from my AT&T iPhone 3G over to the Verizon iPhone 4. Many of us have heard reasons why to dump AT&T and jump over to Verizon. But I did get a few reasons (and, in all [...]
My iPhone 3G battery was getting old and wouldn’t hold a charge as well as it used to. Since I’m an engineer, the obvious solution was to take it apart and replace the internal battery myself! While it was apart, replacing the dock assembly (which includes the loudspeaker, dock connector, and microphone) was also in [...]
Background Despite the availability of iOS 4, until today I had kept my iPhone 3G running on OS 3.1.3. The main reason I held off from upgrading the OS was in order to retain my third party software unlock (requiring jailbreaking the phone to install), which allowed me to remove my AT&T SIM card and [...]
For my Germany trip, rather than pay expensive roaming rates using my mobile phone with its US-based AT&T SIM, I looked into using a pay as you go SIM from Germany. (Swapping out the SIM on an iPhone sold in the US requires that the phone be jailbroken to then be unlocked, a subject for [...]
I have an iPhone 3G that I upgraded to iOS 4.0, but then I downgraded back to OS 3.1.3. Why?
Just thought I would share some random musings on various chess apps I’ve used for the iPhone. I have an iPhone 3G running OS 3.1.3 (the upgrade to iOS 4.x slowed down the phone too much), which somewhat limits me as some of the apps are only compatible with iOS 4.x.
I’ve started playing Chess with Friends on the iPhone. While the user interface is not the greatest in terms of finding opponents, etc., it works well if you already have chess friends with iPhones. I played a lot of tournaments over twenty years ago, but I “retired” due to other commitments. Now that online play [...]
I’m looking for ways to play “turn-based” correspondence-style chess that I can play from my iPhone. My idea is to play a slow-paced game with friends, making moves at my convenience during “dead time” such as waiting in line. The ones I have found are the following: