Entries in iPhone (7)


Switched to Squarespace

After much research, I have decided to switch the website over to Squarespace.  Building and publishing a website in iWeb was easy, but Squarespace is so much easier, and the results look more professional.  It's usually easy to spot a website made with iWeb... there are only a few templates, and not much variation.  With Squarespace, though, I found that it was simple to create a unique, professional-looking website in a minimal amount of time.  

Because I was not thrilled with iWeb's blogging capability, I kept my blog in "Blogger," which is part of Google.  That meant that I had to log into a separate website to work on the blog.  That wasn't very conducive to work, and so the blog suffered from lack of updates.  With Squarespace, the blog is a part of the website, and can be updated at the same time that I'm updating other parts of the website.  In addition to that, Squarespace has iPhone and iPad apps that make updating the blog a total breeze. 

Additionally, because the website can be edited directly in the web browser (Safari, in my case), I can make changes to the structure of the website from virtually anywhere.  This is far better than iWeb, which was tied to an app on a Mac.  While I did have the files for iWeb on Dropbox, it was not an ideal situation.  Also, it took longer to make a single change to a web page in iWeb than it takes to make a substantial change in Squarespace.  

So far, I'm very happy with Squarespace, and I'd recommend it.  I am only sorry that it took me this long to make the change. 


Lego for iPhone


I've been having fun with this app.



NYT iPhone app sucks.


Every time I open the New York Times app on the iPhone, I am greeted by this: updating. Forever. On wifi. Why?



I am not happy with the iPhone right now...

For the second time in two days, I am in the middle of restoring the iPhone after it crashed while installing an application from the App Store. It takes roughly 3 hours to restore the iPhone. Completely ridiculous.


iPhone Dockable Sound

So I had an iPod and recently upgraded to an iPhone. I had purchased a few "dockable" portable stereo systems that worked with the iPod: one for the office, and one for the bedroom. The bedroom stereo is pictured at the right. Unfortunately, these devices don't work well with the iPhone because the iPhone emits the "gsm buzz" and it is very noticeable on these stereos. I have looked around, and I have not been able to find a suitable docking stereo for the iPhone. I suppose I just have to wait. Apparently, there is one solution coming from, but I have looked at the product and it won't fit in the small space in which I have the bedroom stereo.