Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by catrancher, May 16, 2012.
What is visual voicemail?
It's when you get a voicemail message, you can check them on the phone in any order you'd like. Each voicemail is shown as a separate recording that you can listen to in any order you choose. Or not. As you see fit.
Unlike a normal answering machine where you get to listen to each separate recording in turn.
Looks like this:
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Tom macwave:... useful...)
Why is it only o2 that provides the visual voicemail
It was one of the huge apple iphone "advantages" when launched and they insisted that all the providers who wanted an exclusive launch with iphone supported it.
So, O2 had to buy servers and stuff to support it and put them on their network.
After that period of exclusivity ran out (2 yrs after the first iphone) the other networks could then sell the phone and werent subject to the same requirements. They looked at the cost of providing the service and decided that plain old voicemail was good enough
As a consequence, in the UK, O2 pay monthly iphone tariff is the only way for ukers to get official apple iphone visual voicemail.
Hhhmmm very interesting
I have two questions...
1. How do I get my contact data from gmail to the contacts do-da on my iPad? Will it share data?
2. Can I sync my iPad apps to my iMac? If so, how?
I'm still learning
I have two answers. Hope they're good ones.
Sounds like a job for Google Sync. While I haven't used it, there's instructions on how to do so here. Do let us know how and if this works.
You can. But they won't actually work on your Mac. When you plug your iPad into your Mac, it'll sync via iTunes. When it does, it will copy the apps you've got on it to your Mac and they'll be visible in the Apps section of iTunes while you've got your iPad connected. Now, of course, you can buy your apps either from on your iPad or within iTunes. Both places will remain in sync. You can even setup your iPad to sync with your Mac wirelessly. Here's an Apple Tech note on the subject.
Let us know if you need more info.
Tom macwave:... synchronized...)
So... uh... you're still loving it?
Tom macwave:... suffering pixel envy...)
Thanks Tom for the help!
I don't have an iPhone (probably during my next upgrade though), so the google sync seemed to only work with iPhone. Maybe I misunderstood the link you provided.
I truly do, it's everything I was hoping they'd do on the next model and more!
I guess the screen is the most obvious advancement but I must say the speed is welcome too, especially on the SSD side of things. Blindingly quick.
I've been looking longingly at the iphone over Chris' shoulder, but I'm not allowed to touch it
Nope. Works with iPad too. As long as you're at IOS 3.0 or up. And you are since your iPad is brand new.
Here's a different explanation that's more specific to iPad. There's only one thing he doesn't mention that the Google instructions do. That's using push updates. Google mentions it at the bottom of that first article.
Tom macwave:... try it. You'll like it!)
I really need to figure out however why I keep asking about this thing and continuing to torture myself!
Tom macwave:... wonder what I can sell?)
Thank you. It totally worked.
Tom macwave:... glad we got that sorted...)
How do I watch flash videos on the iPad?
you dont flash is evil and Apple don't (and won't be) supporting it
If its something you really want to watch, buy the iswifter app it's brilliant for embedded videos audio and flash games.
Means I can listen to the football and the boys can play moshi monsters on the move.
I'm sure it will change soon and the content will become HTML 5 but until then ...
great tip! I certainly didnt know there was any way to see flash stuff on there
Me either! Cool!
Tom macwave:... not going to use the flasher smiley here!)
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