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Skype for iPhone – finally here!

Finally released and available in the app store! Unfortunately it keeps crashing whenever I try to make a call, and according to the comments in the official blog post, I’m quite sad to say I don’t seem to be the only one having this problem. Here’s the official press release.

Chat seem to work fine though. Make sure to provide Skype with your feedback!

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Found a quite good review over at PC World, make sure to read up!

Read what other people say about Skype for iPhone (Twingly).

iPhone Safari doesn’t remember my passwords!

I’ve been annoyed for weeks that my iPhone doesn’t remember my passwords in Safari. I’m not really a frequent flyer of browsing on the iPhone, but I’d like to consider myself a fairly heavy-user of certain applications, e.g. Google Reader. What’s annoyed me is the fact that my iPhone refused to save my password when signing in with my Google account – more specifically, when signing into Reader as I tend to use it quite a lot (not during those ‘great’ meetings, I promise!).

As my iPhone is a 2G (I know) I spent an hour or so yesterday Googling away to find a solution. I finally found it through Rovivor.com, in an old blog post from 04/2008, which makes it even more pathetic to still be on a 2G!

Here’s the ‘tutorial’, I’ve modified it a bit for 2.0* as the previous one was for 1.X, using installer etc. MobileFinder is now available through Cydia.

Here is a 8 step easy to follow solution for your iPhone Safari to save your passwords (remember your login info) as it should be:

1. First, go to Cydia on your iPhone, search for “MobileFinder” and install it.

2. When these are OK, start Mobile Finder, click on the “~” button from upper left.

3. You will see “Library” folder there, click twice and open it.

4. There you will see “Cookies” folder, click once, and when it is selected, click “Modify” button from the center of the bottom menu.

5. You will see a screen LIKE THIS (not exactly this one, this is just another screen shot from Mobile Finder):

Here you should click on all “Read, Write, Exec” buttons until all 9 be blue.

6. Click “Done” and return back the previous screen. Now click on Cookies again to see inside of the folder.

7. In Cookies folder, modify all the files (normally there should be only one named “Cookies.plist”) like step 6, however only making all “Read, Write” blue. It means that there will be 6 blues, not “Exec” buttons.

8. Click “Done” and after restarting Safari, it is now remembering your passwords.

From Rovivor.com. I realize that 99.9% of the population might have solved this already, or that it’s probably working by default on 3G, but whatever – sharing the love anyway!

Steve Jobs Keynote from WWDC (iPhone 2.0)

You can follow it, or rather see the results as this came up pretty late over here. It’s as usual I guess, some stuff is pretty impressive, but it’s mainly design and graphics. Some functional upcoming features looks nice as well.

Functional highlights include:

11:07AM PT – “It’s super easy to download these docs and look at them on your iPhone. We’ve also added bulk delete and move, it’s rather handy. And the ability to save images you might get in an email, tap on them and save them to your library. The calc has a scientific mode… we’ve added parental controls. Teenagers might not like this, but that’s the way it has to be.” All the stuff we saw a couple months back.

“Isn’t that fantastic? This is going to be great. In addition… we’ve got a few new features. The first one: contact search. Type in a few chars, instantly find who you’re looking for. Second? Full iWork document support — Pages, Numbers, and of course, Keynote. Great way to look at your iWork docs on the go. And we’ve completed MS Office support: Word, Excel, and now PowerPoint, too.” (From Engadget.com)

The much wanted MobileMe has been presented as well, it seems Apple has finally realized the importance of Cloud Computing. 3G is out in the open! Numbers on how the performance compares to EDGE is presented. Priceguess and report from and for Sweden (AB).