1. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    ACK.. K guys, need more help!!

    So I have my MobileMe setup... I think! But something doesn't seem quite right. It's definitely not "push".

    So I've:

    a) created my mobile me account. Installed on my PC. It pulled all of my calendar/contact info from outlook (that's kind of been my "home" for that sort of data) and did push it over to my iPhone without issue. sweet

    b) I set my gmail account (that's where all my email goes) to forward a copy to my mobileme address. I added mobile me as an account on my iphone for email, and set it up to PUSH email. i have my email notifications and stuff turned on in settings

    c) I do have gmail also set up on the iphone, but i disabled that for now so it only checks for messages if i GO into the app. this is good with me. it's nice having this there incase i want to search through all messages, labels, etc., but getting just new messages to my mobileme is what i care about. so the gmail app will lay dormant unless i need it, and all i want is the mobileme new message to wake me up

    d) but if the iphone is sitting on the desk, it doesn't get new emails. i actually have to hit the home key, unlock, then go into mail and then the new mobile me messages come through quick. but i need my iphone to just wake up and start buzzing/beeping the second an email comes through.

    so why isn't mobile me actually getting the new messages? it looks to me like the settings are right that it should be pushing them through to the phone instantly.

    any help asap would be great, thanks!
    12-06-2008 05:29 PM
  2. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    ALSO..

    autolock.

    so my autolock was set to 2 minutes. but that drives me nuts, as if i'm working at the computer everytime i want to use the phone i need to do the swipe to unlock thing.

    i just want to have the phone sit there with the display off, but when i click the home button have it wake up and jump right to the homescreen (or right into the email app or sms app would be nice if a msg just came through).

    i set the autolock to NEVER... but then the display never actually turns off. it just sits there turned on.

    is there way to have the display shut off but have the phone still on? so i dont always need to swipe unlock the thing to use it?

    thanks!
    12-06-2008 05:30 PM
  3. Mike M's Avatar
    I don't have mobile me or gmail, but I'll answer as much as I can.

    For the notifications, no you can't clear them all. Well, if it's an rss reader then maybe, it just depends on the app I guess. In mail I THINK you can just move the "read mail that's actually unread" into a new folder. The badge should only reflect the amount of unread messages in the inbox itself. Facebook doesn't have a way to mark all as unread, so you'll have to deal with that badge showing up. Personally, I like it to stay there so I always know how behind I am in checking my messages. I used to consider my computer to be my main email too, now I tend to keep a mental list of things I need to do next time I log on from the computer that I couldn't do from my iPhone (either in the mail app or safari). I'm proud to say that I'm ALMOST desktop free when it comes to email

    AIM, along with the other apps, will run even with the screen off for 30 min before the iPhone shuts it down. At least that's the conclusion I've come to, can anyone confirm/correct that? Once Apple releases their already promised push service then IMs and anything else the apps want will pop up just like mail and SMS even while they're off. Until then, yea, you're signed out when you exit.

    I'll skip over your email questions to the autolock one. I use yahoo mail and push works perfectly about 98% of the time, and I've heard that mobile me does now as well so hopefully it's just a settings issue that someone here can help you with. I can't stand the autolock either because I use my phone at school and work a lot and end up taking more than 2 min to get back to it often enough to be annoyed when the screen's turned off again. I keep auto lock off and have gotten into the habit of hitting the power button when I'm done using it. You wouldn't want to be able to turn the screen on without the swipe, imagine the horror of pulling it out of your pocket and realizing you accidently turned it on a few hours ago and now it's opened up in some random mail folder. You can, however, leave the app open and the next time you unlock it'll still be there. The SMS app will open to your new text automatically if you unlock the screen before it blanks the screen after notifying you. The text in the "slide to unlock" field changes to "slide to reply" or something like that. The SMS app also opens to the newest unread message automatically when you tap the icon.
    12-06-2008 07:11 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    b) apps like AIM. I don't quite get it. So am I ONLY logged in when the device is open on and the app is open? or just when the device is on? if i login, is still running even when i have the device off and sitting in my pocket? it gives me the impression that when i exit the app i'm closed, but i just dont quite the way that works. i obviously want all my messenger applications open and able to receive msgs and alert me to them even when the device is locked and in my pocket
    Hey Kevin, the only IM app that works properly is BeejiveIM, not sure if you want to spend the money on that one for only a week. You stay logged in as long as you want with that app. It will also notify you by SMS or email saying you have a new IM. Best IM app out there honestly.
    12-06-2008 07:26 PM
  5. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    Thanks for the help guys.

    Mike M - to your point above about the horror of pulling it out of your pocket and having folders accidentally opened up.... isn't that wrong? it's a capacitive touchscreen... it needs the electric current in your fingers to actually swiped and tap. so if i did toss it into my pocket with the screen on, who cares? nothing should actually tap. should be a lot safer than putting a device like your blackberry into your pocket unlocked - as then one key press can autodial numbers. correct me if i'm wrong there. i think ill be taking your approach of leaving unlock off and just manually locking/unlocking, but that's driving me nuts to know end already.

    as for the IMS like AIM not fully working yet... why even put them into the app store until they fully work? i'm gonna pickup BeeJive and give it a go. that's a good app for blackberry as well.

    got my push all working the way i want to know. i had both mobile me and gmail set up on the device, with mobile me to push and gmail to manually check. but i accidentally had gmail set to my default app still, so i think that was preventing mobileme from pushing. once i swapped it i was good to go. my typing is pretty dang fast actually as long as i'm paying focused attention. though one mis tap and then i'm blown wayyyy off course cuz my fingers are already three words down the road before i see how bad i screwed up.

    and the more i use the device i REALLY wish they would have put a button on the right hand side towards the top of the phone. they could have called it the I Button and made it programmable for either launching your favorite app OR what i wish for.... being able to set it as a back button. it would be much more to my liking with a back button.
    12-06-2008 11:42 PM
  6. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    weirdness. installed beejive. msn signs in find, yet aim keeps telling me bad password. yet the regular aim app i also installed signs in fine. je ne sais pas!
    12-07-2008 12:17 AM
  7. Duvi's Avatar
    weirdness. installed beejive. msn signs in find, yet aim keeps telling me bad password. yet the regular aim app i also installed signs in fine. je ne sais pas!

    Delete the BeeJive app on both PC and iPhone and then download the PC version again and sync. You will not be charged again, iTunes will recognize it.
    12-07-2008 01:19 AM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    Also AIM does work, but not as flawless as BeeJive.
    12-07-2008 01:24 AM
  9. VikingBrad#IM's Avatar
    While not productivity applications, here are some that make the iPhone a bit more wow

    - Music apps - Ocarina & Harmonica, MiniPiano, Guitar, etc)
    - Music recognizing software -Shazam or Midomi
    - Local search - Urbanspoon
    - Spoken foreign language apps ( Lonely Planet or lastminute.com, etc)
    - Lots of games - try Air Hockey (FS5 Hockey)
    12-07-2008 06:22 AM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    Also AIM does work, but not as flawless as BeeJive.
    Sure it works... really bad. As for why they are on the app store? I think the developers all rushed their IM apps out just to get their app out there. The only one that took their time and did it right was BeejiveIM. Last one available and the best one. Bar none.
    12-07-2008 10:26 AM
  11. wesdavies's Avatar
    Hey Guys,

    Ok..been playing a bit with the iPhone. I get distracted playing apps on it and still haven't hooked up the MobileMe stuff. That'll be this afternoon.

    So here's my two new questions:

    a) How do I clear notifications easily?! Like for example..i have the facebook app installed. It shows I have 40 things in there..like emails or whatever. Honestly, i dont like to check my facebook often, so i dont care if there's 40 or 50 or 100. I know i gotta get to them at some point, but for right now it's distracting to keep seeing the "40" notification tied to the icon. is there a quick way to clear that?
    Sounds like Facebook isn't that important to you. Short of contacting the developer to request an option in the app's settings, the best thing to do would be to move the app to a home page that you access less frequently. But, really, is it so hard to just ignore something that isn't important?

    the same thing is actually the case with email. i get so many emails i can't always reply to them all. so i want them to remain as unread in gmail, but on my device i want them to be marked as read. i don't want to fully duplicate my desktop experience on my mobile device... i think of the computer as home. my mobile as on the go. so when i'm on the go i only need to be alerted to what's new. what i know that, then i'm done with it..i want to be able to get rid of that notification.
    Bulk move your emails to a different folder and keep your inbox clear for new stuff. Simple. Personally, I prefer things the other way around; I want the desktop experience because I want to know how many mails I haven't attended to.

    b) apps like AIM. I don't quite get it. So am I ONLY logged in when the device is open on and the app is open? or just when the device is on? if i login, is still running even when i have the device off and sitting in my pocket? it gives me the impression that when i exit the app i'm closed, but i just dont quite the way that works. i obviously want all my messenger applications open and able to receive msgs and alert me to them even when the device is locked and in my pocket
    These problems will be solved once Apple launches push notifications. Until then, as others have said, Beejive IM is the way to go.
    12-07-2008 12:13 PM
  12. wesdavies's Avatar
    ACK.. K guys, need more help!!

    So I have my MobileMe setup... I think! But something doesn't seem quite right. It's definitely not "push".
    It is.

    d) but if the iphone is sitting on the desk, it doesn't get new emails. i actually have to hit the home key, unlock, then go into mail and then the new mobile me messages come through quick. but i need my iphone to just wake up and start buzzing/beeping the second an email comes through.

    so why isn't mobile me actually getting the new messages? it looks to me like the settings are right that it should be pushing them through to the phone instantly.

    any help asap would be great, thanks!
    Email get pushed to my iPhone instantly, accompanied by a beep and a vibrating alert. Check that your MobileMe account is set as your default.
    12-07-2008 12:17 PM
  13. Duvi's Avatar
    Oh my... my default has been Yahoo. I wonder if this plays a role when my email was not pushing.

    I'm going to test that out.
    Last edited by Duvi; 12-07-2008 at 12:36 PM.
    12-07-2008 12:22 PM
  14. Touch Me's Avatar
    Just checking in. 18 shopping days to Xmas.
    12-07-2008 10:22 PM
  15. IndyJonez's Avatar
    I'm Checking in as well! Barely made it before midnight! yikes!
    12-08-2008 12:39 AM
  16. Duvi's Avatar
    I'm Checking in as well! Barely made it before midnight! yikes!
    Are you on CST? Lol.
    12-08-2008 12:42 AM
  17. jamesus's Avatar
    weirdness. installed beejive. msn signs in find, yet aim keeps telling me bad password. yet the regular aim app i also installed signs in fine. je ne sais pas!
    Have you given Palringo a try? It's free and works flawlessly for me.
    12-08-2008 11:44 AM
  18. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    I'm Checking in as well! Barely made it before midnight! yikes!
    Next time;
    Go into profile, change your timezone, then post.
    12-08-2008 02:11 PM
  19. IndyJonez's Avatar
    Next time;
    Go into profile, change your timezone, then post.
    Aha! never thought of that! LoL.

    Cheater!
    12-08-2008 08:54 PM
  20. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    One major thing that just turns me off about apple is their official forum.
    Deleting obvious troll posts is one thing, but they will delete posts of actual issues.
    Sure, I know how it is, if you go to a forum and see people complaining about a certain issue, you may think twice before buying their product.
    Apple's solution; delete posts about issues. - Jerks.
    12-09-2008 03:39 PM
  21. IndyJonez's Avatar
    One major thing that just turns me off about apple is their official forum.
    Deleting obvious troll posts is one thing, but they will delete posts of actual issues.
    Sure, I know how it is, if you go to a forum and see people complaining about a certain issue, you may think twice before buying their product.
    Apple's solution; delete posts about issues. - Jerks.
    Yea I heard of one guy recently posting questions about his plastic iphone 3G back cover cracking and they deleted his thread 2 or 3 times, that's some bs right there.
    12-10-2008 12:44 AM
  22. chuazy's Avatar
    do you think the plastic case is actually worse than the gen 1 iphone? I actually prefer the aluminium back...
    12-10-2008 05:15 AM
  23. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    Just checking in... I was hoping somebody could give me a very concise Pros / Cons to Jailbreaking... and also curious to know if there are any stats on the % of iphone 3gs that have been jailbroken.

    do like 5% or 50% or 80% of iphone 3g owners go through the jailbreak process.
    12-10-2008 12:07 PM
  24. Jeremy's Avatar
    Just checking in... I was hoping somebody could give me a very concise Pros / Cons to Jailbreaking... and also curious to know if there are any stats on the % of iphone 3gs that have been jailbroken.

    do like 5% or 50% or 80% of iphone 3g owners go through the jailbreak process.
    Here is a quick rundown on jailbreaking for anyone who is not sure of what it is.

    When Apple first released the iPhone and then the iPod Touch, the company also released a method for third-parties to create applications for the devices. The apps wouldnt run on the units themselves, but rather one would use Safari on the mobile device to access web sites that would perform basic functions such as simple games, dictionaries, etc. In the end, it wasnt really software but rather simple web sites, or web apps, designed to work with the iPhone and iPod Touch.

    Users worldwide were not OK with this. (That's why a year later we got the SDK) They wanted to run other programs on the devices other than those supplied by Apple. They also wanted the convenience of not needing a wifi connection to access these 'softwares'. As a result, they figured out a way to install their own programs, allowing users to run programs like Instant Messaging clients, complex games, interactive fiction, and customization apps used to change the look and feel of the Springboard.

    For some pros look here: Top 5 Must-Have Jailbreak Apps | The iPhone Blog Another top 5 list will be appearing soon on the front page.

    As for some cons - you can run into some instability issues depending on what you install and such but you can always go back to normal if need be.
    12-10-2008 12:22 PM
  25. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    My only concern was warranty.
    But I think someone said you could un-jailbreak it. (or whatever it's called)
    12-10-2008 05:51 PM
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