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iPhone 3.0 – deleting photo’s

You may remember I had issues deleting images from my iPhone using Windows Explorer when the iPhone was connected via the cable.  Deleting more than one at a time would crash the iPhone.  Looks like the iPhone 3.0 update fixed that and deleting multiple photo’s is super-quick.

iPhone + Skype?

O2 (in the UK) can’t be very happy?  I can now call any other skype user from my iPhone for free as long as I have a wireless connection somewhere.  It’s not as easy to receive calls, you need to be logged into Skype on the phone and you can’t run 3rd party apps in the background, but if you know someone’s calling you via Skype you can be ready for it.  And making outgoing calls for free to other Skype users is the real cost saving I guess.

Sound quality seemed pretty good as well.

I bet the Skype charges for calling real phones are cheaper than the O2 network charges as well, I may look into that.

iPhone 3G (v2.2) crashes when deleting photos

As I said, I’m impressed with the iPhone – the only annoyance so far is that when using Windows Explorer to delete photo’s from the iPhone, it crashes (the phone, not Explorer) and resets.  It’s a soft reset, don’t lose anything, but it means the only way I can remove pictures is by deleting them on the phone.  Apparently it’s only an issue with XP – Vista and Mac’s are fine.

It’s going to be annoying if I take any substantial number of pictures though.

It’s spring

I’m back at work after a two week break which means less energy to post stuff, although my posting rate dropped dramatically during February / March anyway (yay, I hear some of you say).  We’ll see if it picks up, I don’t consciously do anything about it, just sometimes I feel like talking more than other times.

Got myself an iPhone for my birthday, and it’s pretty cool.  Clearly I don’t  need one, no one rings my mobile anyway, and I don’t make any calls usually from a mobile, but I love the other features and I feel like I should be one of the people using mobile internet even if I really have no use for it.  I promised myself if I got one (or an iPod touch, was a close race), I’d do more walking at work again and use the iPod stuff.  So been out both days back so far, the fact that the weather is gorgeous helps obviously.

So clearly spring out there today – green buds at the end of every tree branch and a lot of insect life making an appearance.  The last time I walked and listened to music at the same time was around 1992 when I lived in Sheffield and worked in Rotherham.  I used to walk to Jack’s house through a park in Sheffield, early in the morning, to get a lift to work.  Since I basically stopped collecting any music at that point in my life the stuff on my iPhone is from the same era (a lot of Queen, Eurythmics, INXS, Paul Simon) and in combination with the weather it really invokes memories of those (mostly good) times in Sheffield.

It certainly makes going for a walk a lot easier, I was actually looking forward to it today – yes Grete, you can say you told me so.