- 07-08-2007, 06:53 AM #26
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- 07-09-2007, 08:50 AM #30
I'm hoping that this can be done, because the main sticking points for me, (other than the fact that I'm still in contract w/ Sprint) are this and the lack of matching features in the Contacts app on this and Address Book in OS X.
- 07-09-2007, 09:16 AM #31
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- 07-09-2007, 09:40 AM #33
He was looking only at the phone, not at iTunes prefs, and nobody at the store seemed to think that one could have the iPhone display categories for iCal events on the phone. Strange. I'll go back one day this week and ask about it...
- 07-09-2007, 09:47 PM #34
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- 07-10-2007, 02:00 PM #38
Yes, only one category is chosen for adding new appointments on the iPhone, but you can synch any or all categories.
After you sync, you can open iCal and change the new appointment to the category you want. If does seem like a silly restriction, but I've noticed that all devices that sync on a mac even with third-party software like missing sync for Palm and Windows Mobile do this. Maybe it's a limitation in the sync services used.
Fixing this and showing category colors on the iPhone like iCal are my top wants for the calendar app. But as it, it still works better for me than other devices syncing to a Mac.
- 07-10-2007, 03:33 PM #39
So even Missing Sync doesn't take care of the category issue on the other platforms?I had thought it did, and had considered getting it but never did.I synced my Treo to the Mac and just manually changed the events to whatever category was appropriate, so this is nothing I haven't been doing anyway. I guess just the fact that the iPhone is well, an Apple device, I figured it would sync with the Mac by nature. (how silly of me )
But again, not the end of the world.
- 07-10-2007, 04:52 PM #40
Missing sync does allow you to view multiple categories in a calendar and even to see which event goes to which category. But you still assign a default calendar that any new event on the device gets put into when you sync. Happens on both Palm and Window Mobile versions. Even the iSync conduit Apple supplied for Palm Desktop did this. That what makes me think it's some sort of sync services issue. It would be really good if they fixed this, but it's not too bad to deal with. I just know that when I open iCal to look at any items in my "iPhone" calendar and reassign them.
- 07-10-2007, 05:32 PM #41
By the way, the only thing that "crashes" on me is Safari - and it certainly doesn't happen nearly as often as other phones. I'm not sticking up for the fact that it happens like 3 times a week, shuld be more stable than that, but it does certainly do it gracefully. In fact, upon returning to Safari, that last page I was visiting shows back up when returning to the app.
I've used Agendus (paid for versions 6, 7, and 8), I much prefer iCal on the iPhone - even with the restriction of not having a to-do list (damnit Apple, give me to-dos).
- 07-10-2007, 05:43 PM #42
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- 07-10-2007, 06:17 PM #48
Now of course this doesn't help if its set to vibrate, but the screen does come on and let you see the SMS message, or see who is calling (and you can choose to ignore and shut ringer/buzzer off or send directly to voicemail), or whatever.
If you completely miss it (say you leave the room and its on vibrate) and the screen shuts off before returning, then yuo won't know anything happened. But this is a rarity because I find myself wanting to use the iPhone all the time so anything I may have missed will probably be noticed right away.
- 07-10-2007, 06:26 PM #49
"If you completely miss it (say you leave the room and its on vibrate) and the screen shuts off before returning, then yuo won't know anything happened. But this is a rarity because I find myself wanting to use the iPhone all the time so anything I may have missed will probably be noticed right away."
Your first sentence has "you" and your second has "I."
Well, it's not a rarity for me. I can't be sitting around fondling my phone while sitting in a meeting. I feel a buzz, I pull it out of my pocket at a time when I can do so inconspicuously, and I want to see what I missed. That's one of the great things about an external LED or OLED display. Having to turn on the screen, besides being rude, is more effort then seeing what color a light is.
Mind you, I love the phone, but I'm not going to defend some of its omissions. Another helpful thing would be a summary screen, like a 'today' screen, that just shows all the events in one place.
- 07-10-2007, 06:48 PM #50
After you unlock it, you are taken to the summary screen. The active SMS icon shows you how many new SMS messages you have to look at, the Phone icon shows you how many new voicemails you have, the email app shows you how many new emails you have, heck the calendar icon even shows you the correct date. I personally thought this was one of the cooler features of the iPhone. All the new stuff is displayed in one location.
As far as turning on the screen for incoming messages, this is not neccessary as the iPhone displays these new events without you needing to turn the screen on.