iPhone tips: Jump to the top of a web page

31 08 2008

You may scroll it down the web page while surfing using safari browser. it have a little messy when you would go back to the top of web page again.

Tapping the “Status Bar” (the topmost bar where the clock resides) in Safari would scroll you instantly to the top of a web page.

Tap status bar to jump the top of web page

Tap "status bar" to jump the top of web page

These tricks available since iPhone 1.0 firmware until iPhone 2.0 update.  From my study, it’s available for the original iPhone and pre-installed on the iPhone 3G. It’s also works while your scrolling through contacts, songs or anything else with a particularly long list information. Figure it now!


Video Camera for iPhone 2.0 firmware

29 08 2008

This is a free an application called Cycorder. Cycorder gives a better video quality and recording speed than iPhone Video Recorder. Cycorder offers real-time video compression that records video at around 6 – 15 frames per second with no compression delay and supports 384×288 (television 4:3 aspect ratio). Unfortunately it cannot record audio simultaneously. See the details about  Cycorder update. For your information Cycorder only available for Jailbreak iPhone. You can check out my post here for those who would like to unlock & jailbreak your 2G iPhone with latest firmware update.

NOTE: By the time i wrote this post, i was on the iPhone 2.0 software update as my title above. Now, my iPhone on latest software update due to  unlocking & jailbreaking and still using  Cycorder. Until now, Cycorder application still  compatible with jailbreak  iPhone 2.0 – 2.2 firmware.

UPDATE: You may would like transfer video files after made some video to PC. You can check out my post here on Transfer Files Volume 3.

Install Cycorder via Cydia

Launch Cydia. Select “sections” at haptic menu, select “multimedia” category and go to “Cycorder”. After installation complete, your iPhone will be restarted automatically and get ready to take video!.

interface of Cyrcorder is very simple

interface of Cyrcorder is very simple

cycorders video file

cycorder's video file

Ten Things To Love iPhone

11 08 2008

1. Smart email. Rich HTML emails and “push” email. This looks like a phone that it will be fun to email on, rather than a phone that you use to check your email is really, really have to.

2. Advanced Safari browser. iPhone lets you see any web page the way it was designed to be seen, then easily zoom in by simply tapping on the multi-touch display with your finger which will change mobile browsing for the good. It does really look like “the Internet in your pocket” as Steve suggests. So you can read a web page while downloading your email in the background.

Advanced safari browser

Advanced safari browser

3. User Interface. iPhone features the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse. It’s an entirely new interface based on a large multi-touch display and innovative new software that lets you control everything using only your fingers. Finally no more lost stylus action, Apple’s Multi-Touch software makes the stylus redundant.

4. Smart visual voice mail. The iPhone lets you select and listen to voice mail messages in whatever order you want — just like email using a revolutionary new feature called the visual voice mail.

5. Smart iPod. iPhone is a not just a phone it is wide screen iPod with touch controls that lets you enjoy all your content — including music, audio books, videos, TV shows, and movies — on a beautiful 3.5-inch wide screen display.

6. Plenty of Storage. You could put all the stuff that you like including contacts, podcast, pictures, music and videos as in one. It’s look likes external hardisk in your pocket with  8 GB / 16 GB space.

7. Smart sensors. With three built-in sensors, the iPhone knows more about what it is doing than I do. A proximity sensor, an accelerometer that automatically switches from landscape to portrait mode and back and ambient light sensors make this more self-aware device on the market.

8. Smart design. Sure it looks nice. Thin (11.6 mm), sparse and elegant, designed so that the software and hardware work perfectly together.

9. Smart integration. I’ve grown to love of syncing my phones with my PC through third-party conduits and software. In other hand syncing and running on to my iPhone is much reliable and all supported by many organizations.

10. Smart heart. OS X: All the power and sophistication of an advanced operating system that gives you access to true desktop-class applications and software, including rich HTML email, applications such as widgets, Safari, calendar, text messaging, Notes, and Address Book etc. iPhone is fully multi-tasking!

iPhone’s “Home” Button Tricks

3 08 2008

“Home” button have been there since iPhone firmware 1.1.1. Actually, most user don’t know “Home”  button is very use full. I am sure many of you listen to music on your iPhone while surfing the internet or while using other applications, after all iPhone is also the best iPod Apple has created so far.

If you wanted to access the iPod controls while using any application simultaneously, you might be hitting the home button and then launching the iPod application from the home screen. However, there is some tricks to access the iPhone’s iPod controls.

ipod controls

iPod controls

What would you do is just double clicking the “Home” button on your iPhone brings up a set of controls for volume, skipping tracks, and pausing your music without leaving the current application. There’s even a “Music” button that takes you straight to the iPod application.

This trick also works while you phone in the unlock mode where at your iPhone screen shows “Slide to unlock”. If you double click the “Home” button from “Slide to unlock” screen or when the iPhone is in sleep mode, a set of iPod controls will appear below the clock which give you access to play/pause, skip, and volume controls. Even tough, when you have no music playing, then double-clicking the “Home” button will bring up your Favorites list in the Phone apps.

iPhone in unlock mode

iPhone in unlock mode

You can customize the “Home” button double-click feature from Settings >> General >> Home Button.

This is extremely helpful when you need quick access to your phone from another application.