Month: April 2008

Iphone PC suite the best way to interact with iphone

iPhone PC Suite1

This could be the coolest and the best tool to interact with your iphone on your computer out there. You can do virtually all the things you wanted to do for a long time.

Install app’s on your iphone.

iPhone PC Suite3

Back your notes and other data from your iphone

Create appointments in your calendar on your iphone

iPhone PC Suite2Edit and copy notes from your iphone

Copy photos from your iphone

Read, export your sms from your iphone

See the call log with individual timings of each call from your iphone

Organize safari bookmarks from your iphone on your computer

Change themes add themes to your iphone

Change ring tones to your iphone

Change other sounds on your iphone

Also access the file on your iphone via file manager.

You can save all the data on to your PC too. Here is where you can get the iphone PC suite.

Install iphone app’s without gprs or wifi

You could do this two ways the easy way or the hard way.

The easy way is by installing ibrickr or iphone PC suite

The easy way

Once you install these programs all you need to do is just run these programs and from there install the app’s you want. They are downloaded from Internet through what ever connection you have on your computer and put on your iphone which is docked to a computer.

Both the programs are pretty easy once you install you will get the idea. Iphone PC suite app’s page is in Chinese but you will get your way around it by copying what ever you want to translate into Google and do it that way.

The hard way

Some times if you are on 1.1.3 or 1.1.4 you will have issues with ibrickr so you can’t install that way so how to install app’s now. This takes bit of work on your part.

First of get to the sources that’s where you will get the app’s from. Now go to source URL in your safari browser on the computer and you will get a text based page. Search for the app you are looking for on the page and you will get the link. Once you find the link copy that link and download the file. Usually it will be a .zip file, unzip it and it will have a folder saying the app name and .app which is the app. And there will be a read me file or something extra don’t worry about those. Use the iphone PC suite file manager and get into the iphone or any number of other ways to get into the iphone file system of your iphone. Look for the application folder which should be the first one on the list.

Copy the .app folder into that folder and you are done. Now just change the folder settings and give it all the read and write permission which you can do by clicking on the folder and selecting properties. Give all the permissions if you are confused. Once you do this you are ready to run the app on the iphone. If the app doesn’t appear on the iphone just restart the iphone and they will appear.

So hope these both ways will help you get app on the iphone without wifi and using the costly and slow gprs.

Install iphone app's without gprs or wifi

You could do this two ways the easy way or the hard way.

The easy way is by installing ibrickr or iphone PC suite

The easy way

Once you install these programs all you need to do is just run these programs and from there install the app’s you want. They are downloaded from Internet through what ever connection you have on your computer and put on your iphone which is docked to a computer.

Both the programs are pretty easy once you install you will get the idea. Iphone PC suite app’s page is in Chinese but you will get your way around it by copying what ever you want to translate into Google and do it that way.

The hard way

Some times if you are on 1.1.3 or 1.1.4 you will have issues with ibrickr so you can’t install that way so how to install app’s now. This takes bit of work on your part.

First of get to the sources that’s where you will get the app’s from. Now go to source URL in your safari browser on the computer and you will get a text based page. Search for the app you are looking for on the page and you will get the link. Once you find the link copy that link and download the file. Usually it will be a .zip file, unzip it and it will have a folder saying the app name and .app which is the app. And there will be a read me file or something extra don’t worry about those. Use the iphone PC suite file manager and get into the iphone or any number of other ways to get into the iphone file system of your iphone. Look for the application folder which should be the first one on the list.

Copy the .app folder into that folder and you are done. Now just change the folder settings and give it all the read and write permission which you can do by clicking on the folder and selecting properties. Give all the permissions if you are confused. Once you do this you are ready to run the app on the iphone. If the app doesn’t appear on the iphone just restart the iphone and they will appear.

So hope these both ways will help you get app on the iphone without wifi and using the costly and slow gprs.

I switched from Reliance to Airtel wireless Internet

I use to use the reliance data card Internet on my laptop for 1700 Rs per month to get an unlimited connection. In the last few days the data card’s antenna got damaged so I decided to repair it. I thought they will fix it once I take it to their show rooms, I was still under their one year warranty. But as it turns out they don’t do that. You have to take them to their service centers.

So I called their call center and after quite a few minutes asked someone to contact me if the want to keep their top end customer happy. They said they can’t call, they will never make outwards calls to customers. This is the same company that came to my home to give me a new connection. But for providing service they can’t come to my home or at least give me a replacement. I have to spend a day and take it to repair in some service center. All this while I am still under warranty.

Procedure to disconnect Reliance Data Card.

So I asked them for the procedure for disconnecting the connection. Then he said that they will give me a number and I have to go and get a form from the showroom and fill it. Then I will get a call from the reliance guys confirming that I have been disconnected. I don’t get this, they will call the customer to terminate his connection but not to provide him help. Its not like I am new customer, I have been using their service for last 10 months and payed them more than 17000 Rs for just wireless Internet.

So I looked else where for a cheaper alternatives. And was quite surprised to see Airtel was offering a unlimited plan for wireless Internet for 999 Rs + taxes. But I have to get another modem. So this time I went with Airtel USB modem which cost around 3700 Rs with activation and everything. And was pretty straight forward procedure and the USB modem works fine. I will review it later.

So after switching I get a cheaper connection which will end up saving me at least 3000 Rs if I use it for one year.

Something’s I learned

Reliance gives their bills from 15th of the month so when you go to disconnect the connection thinking its from the end of the month. You will have to pay half the months bill. I didn’t realize this otherwise I would have ended it when the last bill came.

So before you disconnect watch the billing period so that you will not pay huge sum. I am paying around 3000 Rs to disconnect because I am paying 1 1/2 months bill.

Its not like I hate the company no I don’t, when I went to their show room and saw a super offer for landlines. Which I would get if I was leaving living in a city.

If you pay 1400 Rs for the device you will get a prepaid landline wireless connection with lifetime incoming free or 10 years incoming free. And the price for making local calls are 90 paise and 1.25 rupees for std. Which is a great offer, if you have bsnl land line go for this connection you will save 6000 Rs if you have STD and 3000 Rs if you have a Local connection. No monthly minimum bills. And you also get 100 sms free or something like that.