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iPhone - AppleCare+

AT&T's iPhone 4S is Tops for Web Browsing

Hackers modify iPhone 4S to run on T-Mobile

4S - Steps on How to Unlock

iPhone 4S owners complain of persistent echo

iPhone 4s, echo Apple Support Communities

Android app revenue is 7% of iPhone's - Fortune

Kindle Fire getting shoppers hotter than iPad?

A human review of the Kindle Fire – Marco.org

Non-Apple Tablets Maintain Small Market Share

Production starts for iPad 3 QXGA display

iPad 3 To Get Thinner, Have Sharper Display - Forbes

Black Friday teaser

Samsung Sends Up Apple

Apple allows subscription-based iPad gaming - TUAW

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this episode:

Tii App

Garageband

WordFoto

Orchestra To Do

iXpenseit

YouTubeToMP3 - Cydia

Wizzard Media Apps

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Half of the work in developing an App is promoting said App.  And where I can I like to help out Devs.  One way is saying what to do, but what is more fun is saying what not to do - by showing an example. 

 

The following is an email I received today. 

 

Hello,

My name is Oliver and I have developed an app that I think will interest you and your users/followers/viewers. I am sure you receive a lot of mail but my app is truly unique. With your device camera you are able to manipulate the graphics and even place yourself in the midst of all the action. Likewise with the sound, samples can be recorded and edited into the game. Redacted is intensely customizable game with limitless possibilities.

If you can find the time then I would be very interested to hear what your thoughts are on the game and it?s core design mechanics. Below is a link for your convenience:

Redacted

P.S. Big fan of your site/channel/blog

Best Regards,
Oliver 

 

Oh so many issues with this one.  Let me comment on this in Blue.

 

Hello,

 

Don't start an email with just hello - find out the persons name. No first name is a big red flag I am being spammed.  

 

 

My name is Oliver and I have developed an app that I think will interest you and your users/followers/viewers.

 

My users/followers/viewers ???  Take some time to figure out what type of producer someone is.  For me it is obviously listeners.  Not "users", Not "followers" and definitely not "viewers".  

 

 

I am sure you receive a lot of mail but my app is truly unique.

 

Yes - Yes I do get a lot of mail - but at this point I am not thinking about his unique app - maybe his uniquely bad email - but not his unique app.


 

 

P.S. Big fan of your site/channel/blog

 

Best Regards,
Oliver 

 
Saying he is a big fan of my site/channel/blog - is so disingenuous.  Above he clearly showed he did not even know the format of my content - and now says he is a big fan.  I call BS.  Don't BS the media channels you reach out to.  And if don't say your a fan - show you are a fan - say something in the email only a fan would know.  

 

Again the amount of time you put into promoting your app should be equal to or greater than that you put into developing the app.  And part of that work is researching the blogger / podcaster / youtuber you are reaching out to.  Content producers are busy creating content - and if you have something interesting and you present it honestly - there is a good chance you will get some coverage.  But doing what Oliver did is a complete waste of everyones time.   Well except in this case it did make good fodder for the show. 

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iOS 5.0.1 Software Update now live

What's Wrong With Apple's iOS 5.0.1 Update? 

The 5 biggest gripes so far about the iPhone 4S - CNN.com

iOS 5 hides an Android-like autocorrect keyboard bar - 9to5Mac

Mac News: iTunes Store: Apple Strikes Up Match

Hover Tutorial on Domain Transfers 

iPhone 4S chaos in Hong Kong - Fortune Tech

iPhone apps: A DIY skill that's in big demand

Standford iPad and iPhone course - iTunesU

Stanford's latest iPhone and iPad apps course now free on iTunes U

Sprint pushes SIM lock to iPhone 4S customers - Engadget

msnbc video: Annie Leibovitz says go for the iPhone

Amazon Kindle Fire: The reviews are in - Fortune Tech

The Death Of The Spec | TechCrunch

Qualcomm Gobi 4000 Platform for 4G LTE Connectivity

Android leads the way in mobile malware - CNET News

Android Security Threats Surge With Infected ‘Angry Birds’

U.S. Kids Looking Forward to “iHoliday” 2011 | Nielsen Wire

Google fixes Gmail iOS app - CNET Reviews

Listen to This Drunk Idiot Call 911 About His Broken iPhone

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Photo Wizard

Bibilicious

Abacas Cadabra

Freelance Classifieds

HomeBudget with Sync

Mint

Ynav

MyClips

iConProject

AirPrint Activator

Printopia

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Battery Issues confirmed by Apple with iOS 5.

C Spire Wireless pre-register

AirPrint Activator v2.1b1 « Netputing

COAT Mourns Passing of Steve Jobs

Kindle Fire vs. iPad heats up for holiday shoppers - ZDNet

retrevo - blog post by Tii

Apple Testing Siri On Devices Other Than the iPhone 4S

iOS 5 Hidden Panorama Mode Revealed 

how to enable panoramic mode without jailbreaking | 9to5Mac 

New Case Device Adds Dual SIMs To iPhone 4 | TechCrunch

Access The Hidden Field Test App For iPhone | Cult of Mac

Adobe abandons mobile Flash

Consumer Reports Recommends IPhone After Apple Fixes Antenna

icloud Control Panel on Windows XP also

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Garageband

Brushes

Typedrawing

Biblicious

Abacus Cadabra

Display out - Cydia

Softsign

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As mentioned on ep 197 - there were reports of some users having battery drain issues - and a proposed fix.  Turn off the update time zone option in Location services.  Apple has now admited to the batter issue saying the following.

 

 

"A small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices," Apple spokeswoman Natalie Harrison said in a statement. "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life, and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks."

Expect more on this in the near future. 

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Apple's iPhone 4S now available in additional launch countries

Yes, Prisoners Carry iPhones in Their 

Apple reportedly investigating iPhone 4S battery drain - CNET News

iPhone 4S Battery Life Problems Befuddle Apple Engineers, Owners

iPhone 4S battery concerns and tips for better performance | TUAW

iPhone 4S battery life problems: bug in location services suspected | guardian.co.uk

Despite early subsidies, Sprint hopes iPhone pays off - KansasCity.com

iPhone 4S consuming 50 percent less data than Android 3G/4G phones, Sprint says | 9to5Mac

iPhone exceeds Sprint's expectations - Computerworld

How to Use iCloud to Share Your Reminders on iOS 5

Apple’s Daily iPad Sales Exceed Q3 Moto Tablet Shipments | The Mac Observer

iPhone for Steve Rear Panel Mod

Install Siri On iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G 

Siri Ported To iPad and iPod Touch But

Siri Ported To iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G | TechCrunch

Siri cannot understand the Scottish accent | ZDNet

Youtube - Introducing Siri - iPhone 4S (Parody)

Apple airs impressive new iPhone 4S iCloud, Siri, and Camera TV ads | 9to5Mac

What's Really Next for Apple in Television - NYTimes.com

Rumor iPad 3's dense display a challenge for manufacturers - CNET News

the understatement: Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Garageband 

Sketchbook Pro

My Travel Coach

Active Spectrum

Bluetooth Mode - Cydia

Smart Folders for Mail - Cydia

The Nerd Code

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