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Noticed that your hacked iPhone has terrible battery life?

October 3, 2007 Leave a comment

I sure did, but only after I upgraded to 1.1.1 and then downgraded back to 1.0.2. The weekend I was on 1.1.1, I noticed my battery life was going a lot further than I’d grown accustomed to. When I switched back to 1.0.2 and reloaded my third party apps, my battery life was back in the toilet again, barely making it through the day without needing to charge. Did Apple introduce some new battery-saving technology with 1.1.1?

Nope, rather I had introduced some battery-draining technology. Specifically, I’d installed SSH. Fortunately for me, there’s a fix (thanks to another third party app) and iPhone Alley shows how to apply it.

Categories: Geeky, iPhone

Little mentioned feature of the iPhone – It’s a great WiFi detector.

July 13, 2007 1 comment

Honestly, had Apple mentioned the fact that the iPhone detects just about every visible WiFi network you walk by, that would have been just one more selling point for me. I’ve been mulling over getting a Canary Wireless Digital Hotspotter for quite a while now. Now, who needs it? My iPhone automatically tells me all about the nearby wireless networks and shows whether they’re encrypted or not. (It doesn’t tell you what kind of encryption until you try to connect, but that’s more detail than the Airport menu on OS X provides to you.)

Categories: Geeky, iPhone
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