Posts by Matt Stratton

Matt’s Top 5 thoughts on iOS 4

Given that I won’t be receiving a brand-new iPhone 4 this Thursday, I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my 3GS to the new iPhone operating system, iOS4. Here are my thoughts and reactions to the new OS: It took me a LONG time – Prior to installing iOS4, iTunes insisted on running a full backup of my device. Granted, I can understand the need for…

Matt’s Top 5 reasons not to get an iPhone 4

I heard there were huge problems with the Apple.com and ATT.com pre-ordering process. And despite all those issues, the first batch of iPhone 4s still ran out for June 24th delivery. (Anyone who pre-orders online at Apple now will get theirs July 14th or later, and AT&T isn’t accepting any more pre-orders for now.) If you were one of the persistent…

Matt’s Top 5 reasons I can’t wait to get iPhone 4

Before Monday’s keynote, I was firmly in the “I am happy with my 3GS, but can’t wait for the new operating system” camp. My plan was to simply continue rocking my current iPhone with the updated iOS4, and get an iPhone 4 at some later date. But by Tuesday afternoon, I was sending emails to my corporate phone support team, begging to be upgraded to the…

Matt’s Top 5 “One More Thing(s)…” that would surprise us

After numerous (alleged) leaks of hardware prototypes, it seems that this time around Mr. Jobs isn’t going to have a whole lot of surprises at next week’s WWDC keynote. I, for one, think that Steverino has a few more tricks up his sleeve. I’ve put on my sleuth hat and dug into an elite network of Apple insiders – at least the ones who reside in my…

Matt’s Top 5 ways to get Google Reader on your iPhone

If you’re like me, you follow a lot of blogs – and you don’t always want to be tethered to a computer to keep up with them. One of the best ways to keep up to date with your favorite feeds and sites (like Today’s iPhone, for example) is via Google Reader. This week I’m sharing with you five awesome ways to combine Google Reader with your…

Matt’s Top 5 “everyday” apps

If you’re like me, you have pages upon pages of apps on your iPhone. However, nobody uses all of their apps all of the time. Most of mine are “one off,” and used rarely or only for a specific purpose. That being said, there are some that I find myself using every day. I’m tempted to call them Matt’s Essential Apps, but truth is, I don’t know that my life…

Matt’s 5 ways to be an iPhone ninja

The iPhone is known as being one of the easiest smartphones to use. It doesn’t take a long manual full of geek-speak to get “up and running” with your device. However, the iPhone has a slew of hidden features that you can use to unlock your inner “iPhone Ninja,” and amaze your friends and co-workers with your prowess. 1) Screen captures: Ever wonder how…

Matt’s top 5 wine apps

Matt Stratton’s Top 5 column will focus on different aspects of our iPhone OS universe. From gripes to fun commentary, cool tips to hot hacks, and even some apps or accessories to drool over, this weekly post will hit them all. So keep your eyes peeled here Wednesdays. The world of wine can be a confusing one…there are different vintages,…

Matt’s take: The iPhone OS 4.0 tentpoles

In the wake of yesterday’s iPhone OS 4.0 preview event, the internets are buzzing with reactions ranging from “Yay, multitasking!” to “That’s all? Android is going to BURY the iPhone now!” As usual, the reality lies somewhere in-between the two extremes. Here is my initial take on the seven “tentpole” features announced, specifically from the perspective of…

Matt’s top 5 games for the iPhone

Every week, Matt Stratton’s Top 5 column will focus on different aspects of our iPhone OS universe. From gripes to fun commentary, cool tips to hot hacks, and even some apps or accessories to drool over, this weekly post will hit them all. So keep your eyes peeled here every Wednesday. . Sure, everyone’s going ga-ga about gaming on the iPad. But not…