At the Hadrian Hotel

At the Hadrian Hotel

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's the Little Things

The other day, I discovered yet another little useful thing about the iPhone 3G. I don't know if the original iPhone did this, but the new one remembers volume settings in the iPod application. I normally use a cassette adapter to listen to podcasts when I drive into work. The first time I plugged in the iPhone earbuds/mic, I lowered the volume from the "full" I needed for the cassette adapter. A little later, I tried the built-in speaker and had to adjust the volume again.

The next time I went to listen in the car, I plugged in the adapter and the volume jumped all the way to full on its own. I unplugged the adapter and the volume dropped back to the value for the built-in speaker. I then tried the earbuds and the volume slider moved again. I know this may seem like a little thing, but it's kinda nice that I don't have to muck with the volume every time I want to listen a different way....

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Drinking the Kool-Aid

It looks like the iPhone Kool-Aid has been flowing in my department, and it seems that everybody but my manager has imbibed. At first, it was just Steve who really wanted one. Then, I think he slipped something into my coffee one morning and I decided to give it a go as well. One-by-one, 4 more guys in the group decide to take the plunge (cue the big red pitcher saying "Oh yeah!"). Even the guy who really wanted the Blackberry Bold decided to go for it. So far, Shazam and SimplifyMedia are the hit applications....

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