Tethering an iPad to an iPhone 3GS: It works!

For ages I tried to connect my iPad (with only WiFi and no 3G) to my iPhone 3GS to no avail. The iPad was unable to find the iPhone over BT and vice versa. I actually started to believe this was Apple’s method of saying: “Get an iPhone 4!”
But after some further research I found out that this was actually not the case. I just did something wrong. I tried to connect the two devices before actually enabling the Personal Hotspot function. So the iOS devices see no reason to connect and don’t find each other over BT. So here’s what you have to do:

  • Enable BT on both devices
  • Enable the Personal Hotspot on the iPhone
  • Go to the BT settings on the iPad and connect to the iPhone
  • Start surfing!

That was actually not that hard, wasn’t it? 😉


Newspapers on the iPad

I just cancelled my newspaper subscription. I didn’t do so because I am not interested in reading it anymore, but because their iPad edition is more appealing to me. The content of the iPad edition is pretty much the same as the print edition but it makes full use of the capabilities of Apple’s tablet computer. They also added small videos or photo galleries to the articles and sometimes the articles feature popups with additional background information.

Although the “Frankfurter Rundschau” has adopted the tabloid size some time ago, it’s still a bit unwieldy sometimes. And the second problem is waste paper. When I am done reading the iPad edition, I just delete it. It’s unfathomable how much waste paper a daily newspaper produces. Another advantage of the iPad edition over the regular subscription is that I can buy the issues I am really interested in and still the price is much lower than what you usually pay for a print issue at the newsstand.

Dropbox application now available for iPhone

Some time ago I wrote a short review of the file-storage service Dropbox. I listed the lack of an iPhone app as one minor drawback. This has been resolved now by the release of a free and quite handy Dropbox application on the iTunes AppStore.




The app not only allows viewing all the files on your Dropbox, you can also download files for offline use or you can upload photos from your iPhone. The application is fast and responsive and seems quite stable.

Source: iphoneblog.de

C64 Emulator now available in App Store

The C64 Emulator by Manomio is now available for purchase in the iTunes App Store and sets you back mere €4. Alas they had to remove the BASIC interpreter to get approval, but the developer hopes to reintegrate it at a later date.

The app comes with the following games: Dragons Den, Le Mans, Jupiter Lander, Arctic Shipwreck und Jack Attack.

If you love one of these games and if you can live without the BASIC interpreter, you can get the C64 Emulator here.

More details on the C64 app are available at http://c64iphone.com!

Update: The app has been removed from App Store again. Obviously the BASIC interpreter was still part of the app which left to another ban after Apple found out about this! Bummer!