Bing app now available for iPhone

My colleagues over on the Bing team released an iPhone app on Monday. This brings the total number of Microsoft apps currently available for the iPhone to three: there’s also the tag reader and Seadragon. I got to see the new Bing app in action before its official release, and the single word that I…


Paul Robichaux: "The iPhone as a mail device, 3.0 edition"

Paul Robichaux, one of the Exchange MVPs (who happens to know his way around Entourage very well), posted a great blog post considering the iPhone as a mail device, 3.0 edition. The gist of his post is in his executive summary: Apple invested a ton of time in the 3.0 release, but most of it…


Q&A: why don’t new events created on my iPhone show up in Entourage?

I got a question about using Sync Services on Entourage 2008 with an iPhone: I have trouble synching my iPhone and the calendar feature. For some reason it does not always work very well. Things I write on the phone never make it to my calendar on my Mac. Any thoughts? Make sure that your…


Q&A: How do I sync from Entourage to my iPhone?

I got a question via email about syncing from Entourage to your iPhone. Specifically, the question I was asked was: Is there a way for me to sync my Entourage Notes & Tasks with my iPhone? For the sake of completeness, I’ll talk about syncing more than just tasks and notes, though. (This is the…


why developers complain about the App Store

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about why Mac users complain about the App Store. In the intervening weeks, the story about the App Store has just gotten worse. Today, Jason Snell of Macworld wrote a story about the developer side of matters. He titled it , but he could have titled it…


an iPhone observation

When you’re in an organisation where at least half of the people around you have an iPhone, it’s amusing to watch everyone start patting their pockets when an iPhone rings or sets off the reminder tone. By extension, that means that in any given meeting, you know when it’s 15 minutes before the hour because…


why Mac users complain about the App Store

Mac fanboys (this correspondent included) don’t like to admit it, but there is one simple truth: Mac users are spoiled. And we can be awfully whiny about it, too. The App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch is underscoring exactly how spoilt we are. Listen to the complaints about the apps available there. As…


Q&A: Would a 3G iPhone be better for you?

I got a question yesterday in response to my thoughts after living with push Exchange on my iPhone for awhile: Do you think your experience would be better if you had upgraded to the v2 hardware? The short answer: No. The long answer: All of the improvements that I really want for the iPhone are…


living with a pushy iPhone

The latest release of the iPhone software has been out for a couple of weeks now. As I mentioned before, I didn’t jump to an iPhone 3G, so I’m just running the v2 software on my v1 iPhone. Now that I’ve been living with it for a couple of weeks, I’m mostly happy with it….


the iPhone heartbreak of the business traveller

Today was a bad day to spend eight-plus hours in the air. As I was leaving my East Coast hotel room at 6am, I saw that Software Update had popped up to let me know that iTunes 7.7 was available. I didn’t have the time to download it then. By the time that I had…