Will the 'bumper' type cases protect my phone if I drop it? Would you recommend a more rubberised/silicone one? - This is the main reason I really want a case, just to protect it from accidental drops and falls. Also want ti to look good though.
Genius! You ask for App recommendations, I ask what you want to do with it and you list Apps! Shall I continue the circle and ask "What are you going to do with it?" again and you break the circle this time? -
Sorry, didn't expect you to want that much levle of detail. I'll be using it mainly for calls/texts but also a lot of e-mails, Facebook, Twitter and browsing (Internet). Wont ahve many games on it.
I actually mean like... iMessage, messengers (WLM/ICQ/Skype/...) which services. But good you stated that, too!
Probably mainly iMessage, but Skype and Facebook will also be two definite communication apps
Hmmm... maybe not now, but most people learn that lesson when it's too late, so I'll consider that in my recommendations if you don't mind
Thanks, will definetly do this then!
That sounds good. Do you have iTunes Match/are you interested in it?
Don't know much about it!
Bumpers will at worst break after some time.
Go with a cheap one if you want, they won't just disappear once you drop your iPhone, so there you go, it's cheap and protects the most crucial areas. (the edges, and if it falls on a flat surface or something that you'd consider a normal drop)When I start doing suggestions, I'll not do it without knowing the details, because the risk of recommending stuff that works for me or "most" or some but not for you, is there.I personally prefer Mail (stock App, because it has push), Facebook but not for chatting in FB, I can't stand unlogged convos, if you don't care about logging your conversations, then there's no problem in not caring which app stores them or if at all! Twitter: I use Tweetbot, it's AWESOME, but there are some other good ones, I REALLY recommend watching some Youtube video reviews for that.Browsing: Stick to Safari, but for some occasions it's good to have an alternative browser readily installed. (iCab Mobile for example or Opera Mini)iMessage is awesome. Use it! Skype is awesome, can't go wrong there. It keeps your logs synched to your desktop client if you care about that! Hehe, glad to have opened someone's eyes! I suggest looking it up.I adore it. But mileage may vary and you may not care about it.I personally like having pretty much almost my whole library of music with me all the time without needing it to be stored on my iPhone from the get go.Great if you delete songs you know you won't listen to in near future to free up space for taking photos / videos.
Clean up your library's ID3 tags before using it!
(It won't replace your ID3 tags etc though!
Some application suggestions:
Sparrow - Great mail alternative, ~I'm currently using it after having great use of the OS X version
Pages - I've been writing some documents in this application and saved them via iCloud and it's a great word processor for on the go
Trillian - Good IM application that connects to AIM/MSN and FB Chat I think, been using this when ever I need to contact people from MSN. (rarely heh)
Skype - Bad iPhone application but I've been using it as my main IM fix, it's pretty good for what it does, but I just don't like it.
Netflix - I've recently just tried netflix and really like it, it's a great source of films and just general tv shows.
iBooks - Never was a reader but just started reading the Steve Jobs Biography and I like how text is displayed within iBooks with settings to change font and background colour.
Grooveshark - My music fix, my offline playlist has replaced iTunes syncing for music (OR SPOTIFY which is available for non-jailbroken devices)
VLC - I just use this to watch films or tv shows on the go, I like not having to convert files and what not.
iFile - Browse files on my phone and actually be able to see what it downloaded through my browser and accessing files I wouldn't be able to, without this. (mainly organising documents).
Some games suggestions:
Infinity Blade [1/2] - RPG slash em up, it's pretty good, it's a good eye candy type of game, but the game isn't really that good.
Cut the Rope - Great puzzler, I spent ages on this game and I love the challenging levels as you progress. It's actually one of my favourites.
Tiny Wings - A good short game where you try and score the highest points by riding the hills and getting to the furthest island.
Bejewelled - iPhone port of Bejewelled 3, I love one of the modes, (I'm not sure what it's called) but it's great for train journeys and bus travels, short and addicting.
Temple Run - run the furthest by interacting with the screen, unlock upgrades and get further.
-> No push, so... Consider that if you go with it. Also you can't use it as standard email app. You'll need to call it each time. "send email from within apps" will always use stock Mail.Pages
-> Some very good software, lacks proper sync with desktop Pages for Mac though atm... Mountain Lion will hopefully fix this as well as maybe a new iWork version (ffs that's long overdue!)Trillian
-> Good, if your Mac is always on (if you have one) and use Adium, consider Remodium! Skype
-> Not much to say here. AFAIK the only client and hence the best and data integrity wise there's nothing to worry here...Netflix
-> Can't say anything about that. I'm not a US/CA/UK user.iBooks
-> Excellent App. JB
-> Can't say anything about that.VLC
-> Don't jailbreak for it, that'd be a waste. There are many Apps on the App Store that have the same features/more. Don't jailbreak for VLC. It's not worth the mess. (Also consider the bonus of having your App Data backed up if you use App Store Apps. If you store stuff in VLC, you're SOL once you need to reset and VLC for iOS was your only storage for that/those videos)iFile
- IF you jailbreak, this is the first app to get. Replaces any need to SSH into your device too to hack plists etc... (built-in plist editor and other good stuff)
Why even mess with plists and other files you can't normally access? Many tweaks work that way! Games:
Some of them are hit and miss... Check video reviews and the game description obviously.
Tiny Wings had me playing for ages.
There are maaaany many more that are good, but boy... Check the App charts, YT videos, google around, search the App Store...
You can find so many great games!
If you're into racing: Real Racing 2 is hands down the best racing game with the best controls out there...
Definitely get that one (after checking a video of it... See how you like the concept. Graphics and controls are AMAZING though and it has you playing for quite some time!
)One big question:
What do you have? Mac, Linux or Windows?Glassed Silver:mac
Edited by Glassed Silver, 20 March 2012 - 02:17.