MISC

– I got a new iPhone 6. Usually I opt for the least expensive model but, as I may not be renewing my Spotify (which has been free since Feb 2013 [Thanks, Sprite!]), I am likely going to be using iTunes again and opted for a 128GB to accommodate my massive music library. I was working on a lady’s computer the other day and she was missing some songs in iTunes. I asked her how many tracks she had and she said, “A lot! I had a huge Library. Like 500 songs!” My current Library, which has not grown much since I started using Spotify:

iTunes

– I watched Amazon’s Transparent. Have you? It’s already been renewed for a second season and Jeffrey Tambor gave a great interview about his character. I watched Transparent. Have you?

mousearsWe head to Disney World in 19 days, 20 hours, and 10 minutes for our last trip of the year. We’re staying on property and secured 4-day park hopper passes. We’re hitting all of the parks and having FastPass lunch at Be Our Guest on Halloween. We also secured reservations for Parisian Breakfast at Chefs de France during EPCOT’s Food and Wine festival. I’m also looking forward to shopping at Memento Mori, the new Haunted Mansion gift shop in Magic Kingdom. Also, I cannot wait to hit up Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney for a Full Montagu.

Hipstamatic

I downloaded Hipstamatic on my iPhone and messed around with it tonight. Lots of features, lots of settings, lots to learn how to use.

Hipstamatic is a camera app, and it seeks to recreate the experience of using an old analog camera as accurately as possible. Some of the greatest qualities of these old cameras was their unpredictability and quirkiness, and we wanted to bring that to the iPhone.

Here’s a shot of my room.

The app comes with three lenses, two film types, and a flash. You can purchase a lot of equipment for the app including other lenses and film types through in-app purchase.

Downgrading from iOS4 to 3.1.3 on iPhone 3G

I decided to take iOS4 for the iPhone for a test drive on my 3G. I had it installed for nearly two days before I wanted to roll back to 3.1.3 due to “lack of speed” issues. iOS4 runs slowly on the 3G. Messaging takes nearly 5 seconds to open, email the same, and it took a while getting the phone from a locked position into the springboard.

I rolled the firmware back with the aid of this guide after I got into a recovery loop.

HOW TO: Downgrade iPhone OS 4.0 To 3.1.3 [ Mac and Windows ] on Funky Space Monkey.

Aeonn.net Mobile Version

I reference my blog from time to time when I am out and about.

Accessing a WordPress blog on a mobile phone can take a long time depending on theme selection, sidebar items, amount of content, etc. I sometimes dread pulling up my site on my iPhone. I decided to change that.

Using WPtouch, Aeonn.net now has a sleek mobile version that can be accessed optimally by iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm users.

You can go to Aeonn.net on your mobile and, if you own one of the aforementioned devices, the site will be lean, clean, quick, and without degraded functionality. Comments can be left, in-post pictures and video remain, and the site can still be searched.

We need more power

I am constantly complaining about terrible battery life on my iPhone and constantly looking for ways to lengthen the amount of time I can use it in a day before a charge. My phone has been off its charger for a mere 8 hours today and I am already charging it as it had a mere 23% life left. There are articles all over the internet about how to save your battery life. Most involve crippling the device. The New York Times even recommends that you put your phone in airplane mode, effectively turning it into a media player. LifeHacker has an exhaustive guide to lengthening the life of your battery, with links to several other pages with more tips.