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iPhone Informer — Touching the iPhone This Week

Time for our Wednesday feature that highlights some of the latest iPhone news. We all know that no matter what you want to do with your iPhone, there’s likely an app for that. The problem is finding the good ones amongst all of the chaff out there. When trusted sources share not their favorite, rather their most-used apps, that’s when we listen. Houston Chronicle’s own Dwight Silverman has shared a list of the 16 most-used apps on his iPhone, and it has some good finds. His list includes a lot of the old standards, but also some nice new ones such as Drync Wine.

As good as Mobile Safari is on the iPhone, a simple utility to keep browser bookmarks synced would be much appreciated. Until that day, a sharp iPhone owners has shared a method to keep Firefox bookmarks on the desktop in sync with those on the iPhone. The method uses one of my favorite Firefox utilities, Xmarks, and along with some slightly clunky steps keeps the bookmarks the same on the iPhone as on the desktop. Me, I use the beta Xmarks for Safari to keep Firefox synced with Safari on the Mac, and then sync the Mac with the iPhone.

AT&T has been slapped around for having a network that can’t keep up with demand, but if O2 in the UK is to be believed the problem may lie with the iPhone, not the networks. O2 has apologized to customers for less than stellar network performance since they began handling the iPhone. AT&T recently stated that its network has tested to be outstanding, except for customers using iPhones.

4 Responses to “iPhone Informer — Touching the iPhone This Week”

  1. >problem may lie with the iPhone, not the networks< indeed

    And Firefox, "at 25% of the recorded usage share of web browsers as of November 2009, making it the second most popular browser in terms of current use worldwide after Microsoft's Internet Explorer, & the most used browser independent of any one operating system" is better than Safari.