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iFive for the iPhone 104 (Transcript)

This episode of iFive for the iPhone is brought to you by… Gazelle, the fast and simple way to sell your used gadgets!  Find out what your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple products are worth at gazelle.com. ALOHA! AND MAHALO TO IFIVE FOR THE IPHONE, EPISODE 104. THIS IS THE SHOW THAT COVERS THE LATEST IPHONE NEWS, APPS, TIPS & TRICKS. I'M SARAH LANE, YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THINGS IPHONE, AND IOS. LET’S DO THIS. ——————————————————— #1 - INTERNATIONAL ROAMING WOES WE GOT AN EMAIL FROM MANNY, WHO’S ABOUT TO BE DOING SOME EUROPEAN TRAVEL. LUCKY YOU, MANNY! HERE’S HIS QUESTION: Hello,  I am traveling to Europe the first week of September, and my iPhone 5s is still under contract with AT&T here in the States. In Paris I found travel-wifi.com to be a great solution. But my 3 days in Rome are going to kill me! What can I do, all I really want is data to check in and upload some pics. I hope your experiences in Europe can help me out!  WELL, I DEFINITELY HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH THIS OVER THE YEARS, AND I WILL SAY IT’S GOTTEN BETTER. FOR EXAMPLE, MY CARRIER IS VERIZON AND IT USED TO BE SOMETHING LIKE 100 MEGABYTES FOR $100, WHICH IS LUDICROUS THE WAY THAT I USE DATA. NOW, IT’S SOMETHING LIKE $25 PER 100 MBS, WHICH YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY FOR BEFOREHAND, IT JUST TALLIES UP, AND VERIZON IS VERY GOOD ABOUT SENDING A TEXT EACH TIME YOU GET CHARGED. BUT MANNY SAYS HE’S GOING TO ROME. WORLD-CLASS CITY, AND THERE’S GONNA BE A LOT OF WIFI. LUCKILY WE’RE LIVING IN SOME MODERN ASS TIMES, AND THERE’S WIFI EVERYWHERE. CAFES, HOTEL LOBBIES, IT’S EVERYWHERE. IF YOU CHECK WIFI NAMES AND THERE’S YOUR CAFE WITH A LOCK NEXT TO IT, ASK THE BARISTA FOR THE PASSWORD, YOU’RE A PAYING CUSTOMER. NOW, THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY MY ADVICE FOR EVERYONE.. FOR EXAMPLE WHEN I TRAVEL I WANT TO BE CONNECTED WHENEVER I FEEL LIKE IT, SO DATA IS IMPORTANT TO ME. BUT MANNY SAYS HE WANTS TO CHECK IN AND UPLOAD A FEW PHOTOS HERE AND THERE? SAVE IT FOR WIFI. AND TURN OFF YOUR DATA WHICH WILL NOT ONLY KEEP YOUR PHONE FROM ROAMING, BUT WILL DRASTICALLY IMPROVE YOUR BATTERY LIFE BECAUSE YOUR PHONE WON’T BE SEARCHING FOR LOCAL CARRIERS - PRESERVING BATTERY IS PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE THING TO DO WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELING. ENJOY ROME! ———————————————————— #2 - WIKIPEDIA MOBILE - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wikipedia-mobile/id324715238?mt=8 EARLIER THIS WEEK I SHOWED OFF AN APP CALLED WIKIPEDIA MOBILE ON IPAD TODAY. BY THE WAY IF YOU AREN’T WATCHING IPAD TODAY, YOU’RE MAKING ME CRY WEEK AFTER WEEK. WHY ARE YOU SO MEAN TO ME? ANYWAY, I ACTUALLY THINK THIS APP IS EVEN BETTER ON THE IPHONE, AND HERE’S WHY. WIKIPEDIA IS BASICALLY TEXT. YOU CAN EASILY PULL IT UP IN SAFARI, OR THE CHROME APP WHICH I USE, AND SEARCH FOR A TERM AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY. BUT iT’S NOT AN APP. WIKIPEDIA MOBILE IS THE APP VERSION OF THE MOBILE OF WIKIPEDIA, AND IT’S A LITTLE SLICKER. YOU’VE GOT YOUR DAILY ARTICLE FRONT AND CENTER, YOU CAN SEARCH FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT, SAVE SEARCHES, YOU CAN PULL UP A RANDOM ARTICLE IF YOU’RE FEELING LUCKY, VIEW YOUR SEARCH HISTORY, CHANGE THE DEFAULT LANGUAGE WIKIPEDIA SEARCHES WITHIN, AND IT WORKS LIKE A DREAM. AGAIN, THERE’S NOTHING IN THIS APP YOU CAN’T DO JUST BY GOING TO WIKIPEDIA.ORG IN YOUR BROWSER, BUT IT LOOKS A LITTLE BETTER, AND IT’S FREE, AND IT’S ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE OPTIONS. ---------------------------------------- #3 - SNIPP3T - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snipp3t-celebrity-news-snippets/id900593209?mt=8 WHEN YOU THINK OF MICROSOFT, WHAT COMES TO MIND? WINDOWS? XBOX? WASHINGTON STATE? …CELEBRITIES? NO, NOT CELEBRITIES. SO IT’S KINDA STRANGE THAT THE COMPANY HAS MADE AN IPHONE APP DESIGNED TO HELP REGULAR PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME TRACK THE SOCIAL MEDIA GOINGS ON OF MY FAVORITE CELEBRITIES, ARTICLES ABOUT THEM, AND STUFF LIKE THAT. IT MAKES NO SENSE, BUT I TRIED IT OUT ANYWAY AND TOLD SNIPP3T THAT MY FAVORITE CELEBRITIES WERE JENNIFER ANISTON, GEORGE CLOONEY, AND THE WU-TANG CLAN. WHICH IS TRUE. SO NOW I HAVE A BARRAGE OF ARTICLES ABOUT JENNIFER ANISTON’S RECENT WEIGHT GAIN, GEORGE CLOONEY’S UPCOMING NUPTIALS, AND SOME WEIRD WU-TANG STUFF I DON’T CARE ABOUT. THE APP ALSO SUGGESTS ARTICLES ABOUT OTHER CELEBRITIES THAT I ALSO DON’T CARE ABOUT, OR I CAN SEARCH FOR SOMEONE SPECIFIC THAT I’M NOT ALREADY FOLLOWING. I’M NOT GOING TO SIT HERE AND JUDGE YOU IF YOU LIKE CELEBRITY NEWS. THIS IS DEFINITELY AN ON THE GO VERSION OF BROWSING THE GOSSIP MAGAZINES IN THE GROCERY CHECKOUT LINE. CERTAINLY WORKS WELL AND SOURCES FROM A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT PUBLICATIONS, WHICH WOULD PROBABY SURFACE IN A GOOGLE NEWS SEARCH, BUT THIS IS JUST A MUCH MORE ORGANIZED WAY TO READ EVERYTHING. JUST, MICROSOFT? 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It’s Trustworthy Gazelle has paid more than $100 million dollars to over 700,000 customers It’s Easy Free Shipping -- most items qualify for a free box Fast process -- no listing hassles Products to check on the site: iPhone 5 - 16GB (AT&T) Apple iPad 4th generation 64GB WiFi + 4G LTE AT&T Apple iPad Mini 64GB WiFi + 4G LTE Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-i535 (Verizon) Offer/Call to Action: What’s your iPhone worth?  Take a minute, and go to gazelle.com to find out.  Do it now because your iPhone may lose value the longer you wait. ————————————————————————————— #4 - CLASSDOJO - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classdojo/id552602056?mt=8 WE GOT AN EMAIL FROM GARRY WHO’S GOT A RECOMMENDATION FOR A GOOD APP FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS… AND EVEN THOUGH I DON’T HAVE MY OWN STUDENT TO TEST IT OUT ON, I KNOW A LOT OF YOU ARE PARENTS, AND I WANT TO PASS ALONG APPS FROM YOUR KIND, YOUR ILK, THAT CAN MAKE YOUR LIVES BETTER. GARRY WRITES: My son's teacher sent each student home with a flyer for an app she was going to be using to send information about the students to the parents. The app is called ClassDojo it uses a code associated with each student given by the teacher, and even lets the children build their own avatars and is very well designed. The teacher can give each student virtual stickers for participation, staying on task, and so on. The developer recently added messaging functionality which makes this app a must-have for teachers and parents in my option. Anyway thanks for everything y'all do over there at TWiT, love the show! THANKS FOR LOVING THE SHOW, GARRY, AND THANKS FOR THE RECOMMENDATION! CLASSDOJO IS FREE, AND I’D LOVE TO KNOW FROM ANY OTHER PARENTS OUT THERE - OR TEACHERS, IF IT’S AN APP YOU’RE USING. AND LIKING. ———————————————————— #5 - INGRESS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ingress/id576505181?mt=8 EARLIER IN THE SHOW WE TALKED ABOUT MICROSOFT’S WEIRD CELELBRITY APP. WELL, GOOGLE’S ALSO GOT A SORT OF ODD APP OF ITS OWN, WHICH IS SORT OF LIKE A CAPTURE THE FLAG VIRTUAL GAME INSIDE REAL-WORLD DATA FROM GOOGLE MAPS. IT’S CALLED INGRESS, AND IT’S BEEN ON ANDROID FOR A COUPLE YEARS BUT JUST CAME TO IOS. AS GOOGLE EXPLAINS IT, Ingress transforms the real world into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition. YOU MOVE THROUGH YOUR WOrld using your iOS device and the Ingress app to discover and tap sources of this mysterious energy. Acquire objects to aid in your quest, deploy tech to capture territory, and ally with other players to advance the cause of the Enlightened or the Resistance. UH, OK. SO BASICALLY IT’S LIKE BEING IN A GANG TO SAVE THE WORLD, BUT IT’S A FAKE WORLD, ON TOP OF THE REAL WORLD, KINDA MATRIX LIKE. OR JUST FANTASY FOOTBALL FOR… LIFE. THE “GAME” IS PLAYED GLOBALLY SO YOUR TEAM CAN BE BASICALLY ANYWHERE AND THERE’S AN INTELLIGENCE MAP WHERE YOU CAN ALL COMMUNICATE. BEFORE YOU SAY, THIS CRAP AIN’T FOR ME, WHICH IS WHAT I SAID YESTERDAY, I WILL TELL YOU THAT SEVERAL OF MY CO-WORKERS ARE SUPER INTO INGRESS AND THINK IT’S THE MOST FUN THING EVER. SO, GET FIVE OF YOUR BEST FRIENDS TOGETHER, INSTALL INGRESS, AND FIND PORTALS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS. BY THE WAY, THERE ARE A DECENT NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS THAT THE GAME CRASHES IN THE APP REVIEWS, BUT OTHERWISE EVERYONE SEEMS TO REALLY LIKE IT. ----------------------------------------- THAT DOES IT FOR THIS EPISODE OF IFIVE. HOPE YOU ALL HAD AS MUCH FUN AS I DID. ALL OF THE APPS, LINKS, AND OTHER INFO FROM THE SHOW IS AT TWIT.TV/IFIVE. EMAIL IDEAS QUESTIONS, OR GENERAL FEEDBACK TO AT IFIVE@TWIT.TV, LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL AT (614) ON-IFIVE, OR SEND US A VIDEO WITH AN APP REVIEW OF YOUR OWN! I’M SARAH LANE, SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON IFIVE FOR THE IPHONE!
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