Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Google Finance iPhone App

I was looking for a replacement to the default stock application for the iPhone. What I really wanted was a way to keep track of profit or loss I made if I bought a stock at X price on X day. For those of you who have never heard of Google Finance, you need to get on it here. Searching through the App store yielding two promising results: GFinance and Mootwin Financials.

GFinance cost $5.99 and I wasn’t that impressed with the user feedback it received.

Mootwin Financials was FREE, but it needed my google account login info to sync with the portfolios that I create at http://www.google.com/finance.

Being cautious (or paranoid) I created a new gmail account just for the purposes of using it with this app. When you first open the app it prompts you that you will be redirected to the google.com website. It opens up a Safari window and you enter in your credentials on google.com .

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I only added the “C” stock symbol to my portfolio on the Google Finance website, so that is all that syncs up.

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This is the screen after you have clicked on a symbol from the above picture.
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I was the first to post any feedback on the application in the app store, so it’s pretty new. It does exactly what I wanted it to do, but there is NO WAY I would enter in my main Google Account login info.


Saturday, August 29th, 2009

iPhone Exchange Account Verification Failed

After the trouble I went through to get my fellow co-workers iPhones to sync with his Microsoft Exchange Server I thought I would share what worked out for me.

  1. Make sure “Active Sync” is running on your Exchange server.
    We use a “managed Exchange” solution which means that we are renting the server from a third party. I had to log into the control panel for the service and “check box” active sync.
  2. The iPhone might still display “Account Verification Failed”. You will then need to disable SSL for the mailbox connection in the iPhone before it will sync properly.
  3. The only problem is that the SSL “on/off” slider doesn’t appear when you first set up the account.
  4. Enter in the Username and Password (Domain I left blank) and wait for it to fail. Then a new ‘Server’ option will appear.
    The server is the address where the phone should access your Exchange Server. For some people it is simply “mail.example.com”. Others use “owa.example.com”. Our 3rd party Exchange rental company used a long complicated domain name, something like this: EXVB0104-exch02.example.com. You can find this information in the MS Outlook running on a computer already using Exchange.
  5. After entering in the Server info hit “Next” again and wait for it fail. Hit next ONE MORE TIME and it will give you a warning “Are you sure? You will not be able to send or receive email.” I clicked yes. After you do this the “Use SSL” option will appear. Click on it to turn it off. Afterward I was a syncing in style.

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Hardcore Cellphone and Laptop Protection

I ran across this product at Best Buy available for the iPhone. It’s a protective film that you cover your phone or laptop in. Originally the product was made to coat helicopter blades in sandy conditions to protect them from particles wearing down the blades. You can go to town with a key scratching your screen and you won’t even leave a mark! I just installed the front face cover for my phone, but I’m definitely going to order the full body protection.


Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Evernote - The Virtual Brain for All Us ADD Kids

If you like Evernote then you might also enjoy Ryan Kononoff’s blog on using it with Jott which converts voice notes into text.


Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Midomi - Awesome iPhone App

Ever wanted to know the name of a song playing on the radio or in a restaurant? You let this app “listen” to the song and it will tell you the artist and song name in 10 seconds. Pretty sweet. You can even hum the song to your phone and it will figure it out. Oh… did I mention its free?


Sunday, October 5th, 2008

iPhone Programming Tutorials

One of the best video tutorial sites if you are just starting to dig into the iPhone SDK.