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Re-purposing this one as an app thread. Post questions, info, reviews, etc. about your apps here.
Edited by Rambo - 7/12/12 at 8:37am
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I'll start:

Any of you guys with a 4Gs noticing the phone getting warm/hot after continual usage? The back more than the front.
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Interesting tip from Lifehacker on getting iMessenger to work better across multiple devices:

http://lifehacker.com/5849916/the-ins-and-outs-of-using-imessage-on-multiple-devices
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How to create custom vibrations and led notification:

http://lifehacker.com/5850936/how-to-create-contact+specific-vibrations-and-enable-led-notifications-in-ios-5
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Create Contact-Specific Custom Vibrations

If your phone spends most of the day in your pocket, on vibrate, contact-specific vibration patterns allow you to identify who's calling without taking the phone out of your pocket.

To create and enable a contact-specific vibration, you first need to make sure custom vibrations are enabled in Settings > General > Accessibility > Custom Vibrations. Then just fire up your Phone app, select a contact, tap Edit > vibration > Create New Vibration. Tap out your custom cadence (I started with the always-original "Shave and a haircut"), then tap Stop when you're done. You can test your rhythm by replaying the pattern, then save and name it. Piece of cake.

If you feel like you've created a vibratory masterpiece, you can set it as your phone's default vibration in Settings > Sounds > Vibration. (Note that you can also record new patterns here as well.)

Android users: Check out previously mentioned WhoIsIt for a handy companion app for creating contact-specific custom notifications.

Enable LED Notifications

A lot of phones allow you to flash an LED for a more visual alert. To enable LED notifications in iOS 5, you've got to dig down into the Accessibility menu in Settings > General > Accessibility, then enable LED Flash for Alerts. There's a pretty big catch to this one, though: It only works when your phone is in silent mode (that is, vibration turned off in Settings > Sounds and the vibrate/silence hardware switch toggled on.

You should also keep in mind that it's not a persistent flash; as far as I can tell, it emanates one showy series of flashes and then goes away.
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A few more tips I just ran across:
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Previously when responding to a text message, you had to go back to the message list view and then tap back into the message to hide the keyboard. You can now swipe down in the conversation view to "swipe away" the keyboard. It's hard to explain, but try it: open a text (or iMessage) with the keyboard open and then tap the top conversation area and swipe down to drag the keyboard down off the screen. AWESOME.

And:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/10/ios-5-hidden-setting/
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So did you ever figure out how to put it on vibrate?
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I'll start:
Any of you guys with a 4Gs noticing the phone getting warm/hot after continual usage? The back more than the front.

Oh yeah
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I'll start:

Any of you guys with a 4Gs noticing the phone getting warm/hot after continual usage? The back more than the front.
Prior to draining the battery and recharging it, yes; since then, no.
post #12 of 53
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Yep, its doing it again. Just spent the past hour or so dicking around on the app store and spending too much money. Sure enough, it got pretty warm again.
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Do you guys like Calendar? Anyone here use it with Google Calendar?
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i like the swipe down thing but wish it showed my recent msg "threads"
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Is there a way to put new music on my iphone on a computer that's not the one I usually use? When I check the box for manually manage music it says I have to erase everything on my phone first.
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