iPhone Experience Part 2

So I’ve had my iPhone for a little over a week now… Here’s how I feel about it

1) It freezes! Sometimes it’ll just freeze up for a few minutes and pushing the top button once or twice will get it back. However, last Friday, and then again yesterday it completely froze, white screen! Would not do anything! I tried all kinds of combination of buttons to get it to work. Eventually after a few hours, pushing the top button and the front button got it back to working again.

2) Voice mails take forever to show up! Sometimes it will be just a few minutes before I am notified of a Voice mail, other times it will be HOURS later! When I first got the phone I had to turn it off and back on to even be notified, maybe as you have the phone longer it’ll get faster?! lol

3) It takes 30-45 seconds from the time I select “Contacts” to the time that I can actually start looking for contacts! Very annoying! I do have nearly 300 contacts and lots of groups, but still, it should not take this long

4) No MMS!?!

5) Yesterday I was txting about 4 people back and forth to discuss this weekends camping trip, I got 4 txt notifications at nearly the exact same time, then when I went to read the txt, the last bubble was off the bottom of the screen and I could not pull it up to the top, nor get to the keyboard to reply to the message. Going back to the home screen and then back to the txting screen fixed this issue

6) When using Bluetooth in my car, I hear a horrible horrible echo of myself. Not sure what is causing this, it’s almost as if the car and the iPhone are both picking up my voice! My old phone did not experience this.

7) The speaker phone is very quiet.

8) An AIM client that will stay signed in even when leaving the app

9) It seems as though if when you are in some apps, you cannot get phone calls?

10) Battery life!! Even with the 3G and Wifi turned off the battery life is not very good. I was expecting to not get the best life out of it, but this seems a bit excessive!

11) No copy/paste!?

Over all though, I still think it’s am amazing phone! I love it.

Video Chat for AdiumX

I love Adium. I’ve been using it since June of 2005, it has the chat history of 582 contacts, and over 10,700 transcripts! (Yeah I chat a lot!). It lets me sign into all my AIM Screen names, my ICQ, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Chat and many more. It’s got a great ability to create custom actions, and tons of other features. If you haven’t used it. I highly suggest downloading it.

AdiumX Video ChatBut there’s always been one thing missing from Adium. Video Chat! Well yesterday they released a new update for it and I was frustrated at work so I took a minute to go check out all the AdiumXtras. Ive checked them out before but never really dug into what all was there. I found tons of neat things there, of course. But one of them was called MeBeam Integration. This is an amazing little plug in. It lets you start a video and voice chat with pretty much anyone who has Flash!

I’ve been playing with it a little bit today and it works really well. There’s a little playing around you have to do to get it to work, but once you do it’s amazing for video. The voice is horrible tons of feedback if you don’t use headphones, but once you do it gets much better.

If you are missing your video chat, go check it out. It’s not as nice as a fully integrated solution, but it’ll work for now!