I guess every iPhone user came across to this, bad signal strength in some areas. US users are less fortunate because as I know from my friends AT&T coverage really sucks in the US. Plus I don't think iPhone has good quality signal elements like celluar and wifi. My Nokia seems to be doing a far more better job when it comes to getting celluar and wifi signals.
As I was sick of just using the iPod feature on the phone even when I was just entered the tube station(!) and seeing other people not even texting but talking on the phone in the tube! It just makes you want to throw the phone away when you need to finalize a meeting via sms or a call. After a quick googling around I came across to these 5 useful tips,
Bad iPhone Signal Strength? Watch how you’re holding it and 5 more tips. I really did not know they put the antenna at the bottom of the iPhone, where I usually hold it as a palm device.
First tip of holding the device like some kinda dirty underwear - well that pic really made me feel like that - made the trick for me in tube stations. Although still no signal in the tube. Rest was not a problem in UK or in my case at least. Last tip; taking your phone to airplane mode and back really triggers some signal search.
As DevTeam expressed, Apple's work on disabling jailbreaking taking effect. With the new (just bs release imo) release you may lose your jailbreaking and sim unlock "privileges" if you update your phone directly via iTunes using official Apple firmware. This rule includes 3G phones, you are advised to use custom firmware's made by pwnage tool. Pwnage tool works on mac as u know, there is no official windows version. They will release when they have time. As with 3GS and other new gen IPOD Touhes, you are advised to be patient and wait if you want to jailbreak your phone in near future or use another sim card. Of course SIM rules does not apply to SIM FREE iphones.
Well many of you may realize that you don't get any push messages in IM or other applications even though you have OS 3.0 and push supported apps running. The problem occurs in hacktivated phones, translation, you bought your phone with contract, depending on one operator's sim card and you activated the phone via jailbreak not from itunes.
Solution is simple, use your legit sim card (at&t, 02, vodafone etc) to activate your phone and then ultrasn0w it and use your other sim card. You can use any of your friends legit sim card as well. Just activate the phone with a legit sim card then do your stuff. Works like a charm
As most of your know ImageMagick is like the photoshop on your console demand. Best with their explanation.
ImageMagick® is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.
It is very powerful and supports all platforms with tons of different languages and implementations. Because my hosting solutions did not suppot it (many of them dont do as well) I always used awesome GD library to process images on my projects. Well now my hosting does support and I am going to use it so I needed to install it to my development environment which is windows. I am going to install and use Imagick also because using IM from native PHP is much more faster than using it from console via exec.
Well first of all ImageMagick on windows with PHP is a really pain in the ass, if you have the commitment and time go for it otherwise use it from console. Here are the steps and todo's to install for PHP 5.2.x, ( I dont know if it works with PHP 5.3.x or below, you will need to test for yourself. I am a happy camper for now ).
Just to make things clear, all the PHP dll files (librarires) are 32 bit, so if your system is 64 bit and you will still need to download and operate 32 bit ImageMagick, Apache, etc.
Ovi store worked for me only once, after then it is always download failed. It is annoying that everything works fine, you already have content for the phone but you can not get it because of the store error. Fortunately problem only occurs in the Phone Ovi Store. Here is the the solution.
- Go to Menu then Settings
- Select Application Manager
- Select Installed Apps.
- Scroll down to Ovi Store and Select it
- Tap on Options then Uninstall
- Tap on Internet then enter www.ovi.com
- Select the Store menu
- Enter your details, and download the applications from there via browser.
In my review I said email client is integrated with messaging centre as usual, It works integrated with phone but lacks of Iphone kinda features. Well Nokia has Nokia Messaging application again free which covers all the missing stuff. Supports push on all emails Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Your personal emails etc. It only lacks the Email icon on the top like the other Email application. I believe they will put that in following days with home widget support also.
- You can download from Ovi Store
- You can open and download from http://email.nokia.com
Nokia already is experimenting with the new touch screen options. Beta labs produced a nice application called handwriting calculator, it is basically what we all dreamed about. You write the equations on the paper/screen and put an equal at the end and viola application does the operations and gives you the result Even for the complicated recognitions. Here is the examples I took, sorry for the quality they are captures with Iphone camera. Lol the irony. You can install it from the Ovi Store free.