iPhone 3.0 and Google Calendars (Updated)

Hello again. I’m back … and we’re back on the topic of calendars!

UPDATE! – I’ve added a separate article looking at the far simpler sync options for iOS 4. If you’re still using iPhone OS 3.X, then read on – otherwise click here for the updated how-to.

You may recall a few months ago I wrote an article on how I’ve solved my multiple calendar problem, in an attempt to separate my work life (and diary) from my personal one. One of the sticking points at the end of that solution was that I couldn’t sync my Google calendars with my iPhone over the air, so ended up using the Google calendar web-app for the iPhone. This was “ok”, but it wasn’t the neat all-in-one solution I was looking for.

However, on the 17th of June Apple release the iPhone 3.0 operating system, and the good news is that is supports CalDAV. Hurray! (more…)

Video encoding strategy for all Apple devices

I’ve had an Apple TV for a number of years, along with an iPod Touch and now (finally!) and iPhone. Before I had any of those things I made a conscious decision to transfer all my CD’s to iTunes and change the way I manage and access my music. This was clearly a success, as I can’t remember the last time I got one of my CD’s out of its case, (come to think of it, I can’t even remember where my CDs are!).

This setup was ideal. The music was wherever I wanted it to be: Streamed through the Apple TV, played off a PC or laptop, or copied to my iPhone. This got me thinking, “why can’t I do the same with my DVDs?”. With the cost of storage being so low I bought myself a 2Tb Lacie drive with that very same thought in mind. (more…)

iPod Repairs

I’ve finally plucked up the courage to open up my dead iPod. It was working perfectly upto a few months ago, when it just refused to even start up. Its out of warranty, and I’ve always felt the cost of a repair would be better spent towards a new iPod Read more…

Access Denied

Dear Registered iPhone Developer, iPhone Developer Program Thank you for expressing interest in the iPhone Developer Program. We have received your enrollment request. At this time, the iPhone Developer Program is only available in the US and will expand to other countries during the beta period. We will contact you Read more…

Touchy Feely

I’ve discovered something new. (Actually, I discovered it before Christmas … but I’ve been too busy playing with it to post here) OK, some clarity is quickly required before you press the FLAG BLOG button! I’m talking about Apple’s iPod Touch. Ah, what a marvellous device. I got one just Read more…

HD here I come!

Ah, at last … a post where I can geek out: I visited IBC this week in Amsterdam (Flickr Photos), and was blown away by the high-def goodies on show. I got back thinking that it was finally time to take the plunge, and upgrade the edit suite to fully Read more…