How to Edit the iPhone User Dictionary – Add Custom Words to iPhone Dictionary


If you have some commonly used words that aren’t recognized by the standard iPhone dictionary, you can add your own words to the dictionary, it just requires a little “trickery” to get there. For some reason, Apple didn’t directly build in the ability to edit the iPhone dictionary, but it’s easy enough to add without having to hack or jailbreak your phone.

First, navigate to Settings > General > Keyboard. Once here, you should see that you have 1 (maybe 2 depending on if you have emoji enabled) International Keyboards.

Once here, click International Keyboards > Add New Keyboard. Then find Japanese Ten Key.


Now click the home button, then go back to Settings > General > Keyboard. You should now see the Edit User Dictionary option as specified below. You can click into there and add all your own words, terms, abbreviations, etc.

How to Tell Which Contacts Have FaceTime for iPhone 4


The release of the iPhone 4 and FaceTime will revolutionize the way that we communicate. Sure there are (and have been) other services out there that allow us to video chat, however with the release of FaceTime for iPhone 4, I think video chat will be revolutionized for one reason and one reason alone. It is no longer necessary to create an account with a 3rd party service like Skype. You just need your phone number (and obviously the $199 iPhone 4).

So no that you have the iPhone 4 and FaceTime working, how do you tell which of your contacts also have FaceTime? That was the first question I asked myself when I started playing around with my new iPhone 4, “How can I tell which friends have FaceTime?” The simple answer is, you can’t. Just try calling each of your contacts with FaceTime to find out if they have it.

To make a FaceTime call, just open up a contact, scroll to the bottom and click the new FaceTime button. Best of luck!

iPhone 4 Activation Problems – How To Activate Early


So I got my phone 1 day early. I plugged it into iTunes, got it all synced up and setup. Then it gave me a short little message saying something along the lines of “Activation will take a little bit of time.” Thinking nothing of it, I set my phone aside and went back to work. An hour later, my iPhone 4 still wasn’t activated on the cellular network, and my iPhone 3GS was still working. A quick google search revealed that many users were having activation problems.

iPhone Activation Problems Plaguing Countless New iPhone Owners
Early release iPhone 4 activation problems

How to Activate Your iPhone 4

If you’re having problems with activating your iPhone 4, here’s the way to get the new one to activate. Turn it off, then back on. That should do the trick. If that doesn’t work, try the following: Go to http://att.com/Activations

iPhone PreOrders Shipping Early – Get it the 23rd


As everyone knows, the official release date of the highly anticipated iPhone 4 is Thursday, June 24th. However there are many reports that users who pre-ordered the iPhone are seeing early shipping notifications with a delivery date 1 day early, and in some cases, 2 days early. I just got a shipment notification detailing my delivery date of June 23rd by 3pm. Has anyone else got an early shipment notification? Or a cancellation? I heard that some pre-orders have been canceled.

Can’t Order iPhone 4 – Due to a system upgrade the site is temporarily unavailable


With the release of the new iPhone 4, you’d figure that Apple and AT&T would get their shit together, but for some reason, both of their sites seem to be down and unable to accept orders. On AT&T, I get the following error:

Due to a system upgrade the site is temporarily unavailable, please try again later. For immediate assistance please contact customer service at 1-800-331-0500.

On Apple, I repeatedly get session timeout errors. Actually, here’s another error I just got from Apple:

Your request couldn’t be processed.
We’re sorry, but there was an error processing your request. Please try again later.

Has anyone successfully been able to order the iPhone 4 yet?

Download iOS 4.0 – iOS 4.0 Leaked Weeks Early


Just as soon as it was announced and made available to developers, the new iPhone OS 4.0, now known as iOS 4.0 has been leaked and is available for download from file sharing sites such as Dropbox and Storage.it. A simple Google search will yield plenty of links like:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3762198/iPhone2%2C1_4.0_GM_8A293_Restore.ipsw
or
http://www.storage.to/get/CvLkuOIS/iPhone2,1_4.0_GM_8A293_Restore.ipsw

So if you’re one of the people who just can’t wait to get their hands on the new version of the OS, try downloading the newest version of the iOS 4.0 Golden Master from one of the links above. Or Google it yourself to find other links! If you do install from one of the above links, let me know how it goes in the comments… Not sure I want to attempt it yet. 😉

iOS 4.0 for iPhone 3GS

iPhone2,1_4.0_GM_8A293_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 4 Announced – iPhone OS 4.0 Release Date – iOS 4.0


Apple has officially announced the iPhone 4 and released pictures and video of the phone and its amazing new features and capabilities. I think the most attractive features of the new iPhone are the new screen which offers a resolution that is 4 times as high as the current iPhone as well as the front and back facing camera (with flash) and the ability to record and edit HD video. Apple has definitely set the bar high with the announcement and release of this new hardware.

The release of the iPhone OS 4.0 firmware will be another feature that allows the iPhone to gain more market share, because the OS 4.0 will allow developers to do more. For some reason, Apple has stopped calling it the iPhone OS 4.0 and has now gone to a different naming scheme, calling it iOS 4.0. Either way, it is feature packed and will add a huge list of new features and capabilities to the new phone. I can’t wait to get mine!