The mobilesafari browser has strengths and weaknesses, just like anything else in the universe.
- 08-02-2007, 01:35 PM #2277
- Can you save files from email/safari (e.g. jpgs)?
brinycbri 08-02-2007 08:22 AM
Can you save files from email/safari (e.g. jpgs)?
If I receive a picture attachment in mail, can I save it some how to the iphone? Or if I see one in safari or a mp3 in safari, can I save it some how? Thanks.
earnjam 08-02-2007 08:40 AM
you can bookmark it, but the iPhone has no accessable filesystem, so you can't technically "save" it
- 08-02-2007, 02:17 PM #2279
- 08-02-2007, 02:26 PM #2280
What's the advantage of going to a full site for each RSS feed you are monitoring?
- 08-02-2007, 02:49 PM #2283
Here is my rant on RSS:
In short it is by far the more efficient and smart way to view and sort information either mobile or on a desktop. I guarantee I can surf the content of 20 RSS feeds ergo those sites faster than any device going to those websites even over Wifi.
Case in point: I launch my RSS reader in 3 seconds (Newsbreak 2.0--got it on sale for $7).
I then hit "Refresh" at which point it'll sync all 20 of my RSS feeds in about 30 seconds over EvDO.
Now, instead of scrolling through stories I can just browse by headline, skipping over anything that is mundane or of no interest.
I pick a headline and open it, whereby it pulls down the in-line image for the story (another 1-2 seconds). The page is formatted for my device, has no ads and is just pure content. I can now even email the link to others.
Combine that with the best features: Auto-download, Filter and Notificaitons...
I can put a keyword in say "iPhone update" and every time my RSS reader auto-updates, it'll filter for those key words. If it finds one, it then notifies me of the story.
Now that's what a smartphone should do: the work for you. :thumbsup:
Combine that with handling and downloading of Podcasts and it's just the more efficient way. I don't understand how actually going to 20 separate websites, loading each one, looking for updates is preferred over a RSS option.
Now true, not all RSS fees are the full story ( 90% of my feeds are full, like Engadget, Iwatchstuff, etc.). However, if not there is a simple solution: there is a free plugin that will send your link to Skweezer.net for you, so when you go to the "full site" to read the rest of the story, it's already streamlined for you.
In the end, RSS is just a faster, more efficient system. It brings the info to you with no ads, no wasted bandwidth, quickly and automatically. Because of this, I rarely have to use a web browser. Instead I can sort and parse through all 20 (or more) of my websites within 5 minutes, tops.
I personally use bloglines and bloglines mobile. The nice part is that it uses no local resources, and you can see more than headlines, but the whole story in the feed. The only thing missing is the formatting (which is a waste of time in any case) and most ads.
- 08-02-2007, 03:10 PM #2285
- 08-02-2007, 03:25 PM #2286
ofcourse, the two people with the most negative iPhone views here just love rss. This way, in your minds you get to negate the awesome browser on the iPhone. Mal. You read news stories on a 240x240 screen? Yuck.
On my blackberry, I used viigo, now I just go to the actual site. I like it better this way.
- 08-02-2007, 03:47 PM #2288
I actually have no real issues with MobileSafari but my main point stands: RSS is a faster, more efficient way of sorting through you favorite sites, hands down. I think if the iPhone had a standalone RSS reader combined with MSafari would be a nice pair (add 3 or 4g and now you're really talking).
Firefox is a great desktop browser but I still use RSS first. Same applies to my mobile device: RSS then if I have to, browser.
I'm just starting to get into del.icio.us, which is another great tool. And just so happens there is a PIE plugin for that too. I love technology that makes handling of information faster and easier, what can I say?
- 08-02-2007, 04:20 PM #2290
- 08-02-2007, 04:23 PM #2291
Even in your earlier posts, you mentioned you like the iPhone way better than the Curve.
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- 08-02-2007, 07:23 PM #2294
My ideal browser would be something with an RSS reader built in, like a successor and expansion on traditional bookmarks. You could also have a way to toggle defaulting to mobile or full versions of sites. You have the mobile site load normally, and have the full site launch in full-screen mode ala Safari or OperaMini 4. so depending on what version you wanted to view you could go either way. I definitely think mobile-specific sites can give a better mobile experience vs full desktop sites, we just need to evolve the mobile versions to be the best they can be.
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