iPhone is an Internet and multimedia enabled smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. iPhone is more than just a phone. It combines three devices in one: a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device. See, hear, play everything that entertains you on one really great iPhone.
Part I. Taking iPhone as a gift
Valentine’s day is coming, and sometimes the stressful search for the perfect Valentine’s present for your boy/girl friend. If the people on your list are into gadgets, you’ll be sure to give iPhone as a gift .
People who will love the iPhone
* College students. If you’ve got a child in college, they’ve got a cell phone (which you’re probably paying for) and might have/want an iPod. Why not combine the two?
* Movie fans who watch a lot of video may want great battery life offered by the iPhone.
* People on the go – with a phone, music player, and always-on Internet access, the iPhone is a terrific tool for someone always out and about.
* Game lovers. With the App Store, the iPhone has a library of terrific mobile games.
iPhone 3GS – the perfect choice of gift
The iPhone 3GS is the new hottest gadget since its launch. It takes the second-generation iPhone 3G as its base and adds fine-tunings and a few major new features for video recording, voice control and giving you a storage of up to 32GB! The major changes to the iPhone 3GS come in the areas of performance and media. The 3G S performs much faster than the 3G, with Apple claiming an overall two-fold increase in speed. One other nice feature that’s been tacked on the video tool is video recording and editing. You can grab and cut video in-phone without having to offload anywhere else. Well, it’s clear that iPhone 3GS should be a perfect gift choice for the gadget-lover on your holiday shopping list.
Part II. I just got an iPhone … Now what?
OK, you’re the proud owner of a fancy new iPhone. Not only is the iPhone a great holiday gift, it’s also a very useful mobile device. You’re really going to enjoy it. You may be asking yourself, though, where do I begin? Even if you’ve had an iPod in the past, the experience of setting up and using the iPhone is a bit more involved. Below you’ll find most useful in the early stages of activating and using your iPhone.
Unlocking and activating iPhone
In order to being using your iPhone, you have to activate it using iTunes or PwnageTool. There has been a lot of buzz going on in the forums regarding jailbreaking the iPhone 3.0 software lately, and a lot of questions to go along with it!. Today we’re going to take a deeper look at the exact steps you have to take to get your iPhone 3G with the 3.0 software, jailbroken on your Windows PC machine.Theiphoneblog (http://www.theiphoneblog.com/2009/06/25/jailbreakunlock-iphone-30-windows-redsn0w-edition/) gives the step-by-step guide on iPhone jailbreak.
Syncing iPhone and iTunes
Once you’ve activated your iPhone, you’ll be forwarded to the sync management page to manage iPhone syncing and content. The iPhone will automatically begin syncing your phone with the contacts, calendars, web bookmarks, and email accounts it finds on your computer. You can choose to accept whatever it finds or you can customize what gets synced. Music, podcast, movie syncing does not happen automatically the first time you connect the iPhone to iTunes. As such, you have to specify what you want to sync and then resync. The iPhone can also sync its photos with your iPhoto library. When you’re done chosing all your settings, click the sync button at the bottom right to resync the iPhone with iTunes and all your content will be in place.
Getting DVD movies (even encrypted commercial dvds) onto your iPhone
Besides enjoying iTunes movie on the go, you will surely take some video and collect big DVD libraries this holiday. Video converter and DVD Ripper software can help you convert video – DVDs, TV shows, video clips – from their native formats to a format that will be supported by iPhone on Mac, including Snow Leopard. There are many programs such as Handbrake and Daniusoft Best DVD Ripper can do this, ranging from free to those that cost $20-$40. They vary in output quality, so try a free download and then make the right choice.
Here is a step by step guide about how to rip DVD movies to iPhone MP4 format(Take Daniusoft DVD Ripper Pro for example), you could draw inferences about other cases from one instance.
1 Download Daniusoft DVD Ripper, Install and Run it.
2 Insert your DVD disc into your DVD-Rom (Ensure that you have sufficient space on hard drive to store the DVD). Click ‘Load DVD’ button to add the DVD file. You can also click ‘Load File’ to add DVD/IFO from your hard disk.
3 This software is already optimized for output setting for iPhone. Click the ‘Format’ drop down list to select iPhone MP4 format.
4. Just click ‘Start’ button to convert. It is the easiest and common way to convert with only three steps.