SugarSync app review, but shouldnt dotmac aka mobileme have this feature?

Recently I purchased sugarsync from Apple’s iPhone app store and decided to give it a try. Sugarsync is not just an iPhone app but a remote desktop file sync service. To use it you have to download a desktop application that syncs your files to their servers in which you use the sugarsync iPhone app to access those files remotly.

The service is not free but cheap, I think it’s $2.94 a month for 10gb of storage. So far I’m only using about 3gb of space but it’s good to know can access a few files on my iPhone.

The service reminds me of Apple’s old dotmac aka now mobileme service where I can sync my files but I can’t access them on my iPhone, something I think mobileme should do. I know as of right now mobileme is still a little buggy and is focused on syncing contacts, mail and calender information but accessing my files via my iPhone would be nice too. In the mean time I’ll keep using sugarsync.

Screenshots below.

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Richard solo iphone rechargeable battery pack review

It’s marketed as the smart backup battery backup pack and for most iphone users it’s something we all need. It’s the Richard | Solo rechargeable battery powered by dexim.

I first read a review of the battery on TUAW.com and they also compared a kensington charger too but something about the Richard | Solo charger and product brand caught my attention so I went with them.

So on Thursday I put in the order knowing I should have made the order a few weeks ago because I had a five hour bus ride last weekend and I would need the battery pack. I survived the buss ride from the weekend and on Monday the mailman knocked my door with a package, yep the battery back arrived in four days and that’s with free ground shipping.

So how does it work? Well I only had to use it twice so far but both times it has done the job and worked as marketed. My only problem is that I have a incase plastic cover on my iPhone and for the charger to stay connected I have take it out of the protective cover. But to keep my iPhone charged it’s worth it.

On another note I’m interested to see if you have noticed any changes in your battery life since the 2.1 iPhone upgrade?

See the Richard | Solo package and battery. To buy the battery go to http://RichardSolo.com

Thank you Apple

I just got the email from Apple about upgrading my iPhone to 2.1, something I did as soon as it was released last week.

After doing a lot of complaining about how my iPhone was crashing with 2.0.2 I just want to say thank you to Apple for fixing the bugs and making me and other iPhone users happy again with the upgrade.

2.1 is solid but we still need copy and paste along with your support for video recording. 🙂

Pysl adds missing and wanted features to the sms iPhone app

Pysl is a cydia or installer or like the bad boys a FTP install only app but it features looks like it should have been built-in the iPhone OS & not the app store anyway.

So what does Pysl do? Well from the looks of it, the app add features to your default SMS app. It has a built in SMS scheduler, blacklist feature and controls your SMS / text messege notifications.

By the way PYSL stands for protect your secret life.

I have just installed it and going to ty the notifications feature and turn on my SMS Twitter stream and give it a try.

Screenshots of the app below.

Tales of a 2.1 jailbroken iPhone,

Aww, the much anticipated iPhone 2.1 was released on Friday, still with no copy and paste but a more reliable system. But not a safe sytem to keep the iPhone dev team from releasing quickpwn for both mac and windows in less than 48 since 2.1 was released.

So you know what that means for me, a more stable jailbroken 2.1 iPhone system for me

I’ll post about a few new apps tomorrow but in the mean time check out this screenshot and let me know of you see something new and cool?

WordPress iphone app of the day & my favorite iphone app

Well the iPhone 2.1 dust has settled and we still don’t have copy and paste but it looks like my apps are more stable and that means I can continue to blog with my favorite iPhone app, WordPress.

Yes this app I’m using right now, wordpress for iPhone and if you don’t believe me see the screenshot.

A little iPhone news though, two gps related iPhone apps I can’t wait to be released are brightkie and telenav both I read are on the way soon.

Back to the title & the main reason wordpress is my favorite app is simple, it allows me to post quick simple blog post on the web. But everything is not perfect with the app, like it doesn’t always allow you to save your post and it crashes sometime while adding photos. The app is open source and I’m sure the community are working on those issues.