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Watch the video above or follow these instructions:
Open up your uniquely-named contact and tap the Edit button up top.
Scroll down to the bottom of the contact page and find the area that says “Add New Field.”
From your options, choose “Phonetic First Name” (or “Phonetic Last Name,” depending on which one is the problem).
Enter in the phonetic version of the problematic name and tap Save.
Now when you ask Siri to recognize or say a name, she’ll get it right.
iBrainstorm is a free brainstorming application for the iPad and the iPhone. The app allows you to record brainstorming sessions using a combination of free hand drawings and sticky notes. You can share and collaborate with other users of iBrainstorm. Sharing notes and drawings between users in a local setting is a simple matter of “flicking” an item to another user.
I think there’s a few that can be summarized on this list of 10, but here’s what I’ve experienced since Friday:
True fast mobility
Easy on the eyes for reading, research, communication
Laptop replacement (seriously, just thinking about having to use my ultrabook makes me cringe now)
Computing from any angle - the floor, the porch, the couch, the bed, the car
Owning a smartphone since 2001 I’ve since learned to love the dayplanner replacement, and I don’t know what I’d do without it. Armed with readable/usable logmein, Words With Friends, and Pocket Legends I’m not necessarily seeing a huge increase in productivity. What I think I’m experiencing is an upgrade in convenience and instant gratification.
And I think my iPhone misses me.
photo via flickr:CC|bryangateb
I’m so impressionable, especially when it comes to news ways of organizing. I love this new app, Clear, because with one app I can quickly see all the things needin’ doin’. If only it integrated with Siri…
There are Apps for Teachers on the App Store! The apps include fun games, organizational tools, and even PowerSchool. I am so glad this was finally discovered (well, technically I have to give my boyfriend the credit for the discovery). Go check it out!
It took just 5 weeks. The only one ahead of it? The iPhone 4.
By the way, numbers three and four? The iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS.
One Android phone did manage to beat the original iPhone though — the HTC EVO 4G, places a distant fifth. Let’s remember that the original iPhone is over 4 years old.
Wait, actually, looking at the data, Flickr isn’t even counting the original iPhone anymore. Maybe that’s because there are not a lot of pictures, but maybe not.
Regardless, the EVO did beat the iPod touch. I think. It’s not clear if they count that in the “smartphone” category.
It also boasts a 0.7 megapixel camera. Tough competition.
The most popular camera overall across all of Flickr? Still the iPhone 4. Soon to be dethroned by the iPhone 4S, no doubt.
Let’s also remember that the Flickr numbers don’t include Instagram photos because those are stripped of the metadata by iOS. In other words, the iPhone isn’t just beating every other smartphone out there when it comes to picture taking, it’s likely destroying them. And probably most point & shoots as well.
CNET is reporting, if someone else gets their hands on your phone, it could be very dangerous. Anyone who picks up your phone could get it to reveal your upcoming calendar appointments and know exactly where you are going to be and when. It can also be used to send emails or text messages.
There are some limitations. While it’s passcode locked you can’t launch any apps, and you can’t send texts or emails to anyone who isn’t in your contacts, so that kind of thing could only be abused by someone who knows you, but I don’t find that particularly comforting.
The good news is that this can be disabled. In the Passcode Lock settings, all you have to do is switch Siri to “Off”. You’ll still be able to use Siri, just not when the phone is locked.