Category Archives: iPhone 4

iFlashDrive for ipads, ipods and iphones

The i-FlashDrive HD is the only portable storage solution for iPads,  iPods and iPhones, with the ability to copy, swap, save, play and back up files across multiple devices.   The plug, play, drag and drop pocket-sized drive allows sharing of files across iOS devices without the need for icloud or wifi connections.

hard drive storage for iOS devices

The i-FlashDrive comes with both USB and 30-pin dock connector enabling a two-way data transfer between iOS devices and Mac or PC. It  allows files to be transferred and saved like a regular USB drive and then view the files on the iPad, iPhone or iPod simply by plugging it in to the 30-pin dock connector, or just use it like an external hard drive for your portable iOS devices
The first time the iFlashdrive is plugged into your iOS device it automatically launches a notification to download the free iFlashdrive app.

With the USB connector it can be connected to any Mac or PC to allow users to simply drag and drop their files onto the device and by-pass having to use iTunes. There is no need to install any software drivers

Over 30 files types can be viewed, saved, copied and can include pictures, videos, audio, Excel, PowerPoint and Word files along with Keynote, Pages and Numbers files.

For pictures the device will accept all of the major files types – BMP, TIF, TIFF, XMB, GIF, ICO, CUR, JPG and PNG while the iFlashdrive will also accept all of the major video files – MPV, M4V, MOV, MP4.

For Audio the iFlashdrive can play MP3, CAF, ACC, AIF WAV AIFF and M4A files

Users can organise the iFlashdrive by creating new folders and creating new text files, upload and download photo files and even use it as a voice recorder.

It’s also possible to delete files, move files and copy files within the iFlashdrive just as you would with a USB drive on a computer.

The iFlashdrive can even back up contacts and also link to a Dropbox account, save and views files from the cloud on the go.

If you own an iPad, iPhone or an iPod, then the iFlashdrive allows you to directly share files on the run and view files stored on the device’s flash memory instead of from the iOS products built in memory.

No need to to sacrifice precious space aboard your iOS.

The iFlashdrive is compatible with the new iphone 5 and ipads if a lightning dock adapter is used between the iphone 5 and iflashdrive

The iFlashdrive is available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB online from Mr Mobile Australia

www.mrmobile.net.au

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Compare the Energizer XP1000 and XP2000

In this episode of Steve’s Favourite Things he reviews the Energizer Energi to Go XP1000 and XP2000.

The XP1000 Portable Charger is the best Emergency Charger for most mobile phones and more. The ultra slim size makes it convenient to carry, yet it packs long lasting, reliable power. Will work with all iPhone models, including the new iPhone 4. It also includes 4 Mobile Phone Tips: Apple (iPhone/Nano) , Mini (Blackberry + More), Micro USB (Blackberry + More), Nokia 2.5 (MB02, CB31, CB04, CB06).

The XP2000 Portable Charger will recharge and power most smart phones (Blackberry, HTC, iPhone plus more)  with a full charge and more – and mobile phones up to 3 full charges! Great for music or game players too!

Steve will answer all your questions about the differences and discover which is best for you! www.mrmobile.net.au

4th Day of Christmas – iCharger

4th Day of Christmas

4th Day of Christmas

It’s the 4th Day of Christmas and Steve has brought to you…..

A clever Christmas gift. It’s a retractable car charger to charge your iPhone or iPod. Also available for Nokia, Micro usb and mini usb. No more cords to get tangled and no more getting caught without battery!

Check out the demo below.

Order online and receive 15% off your purchase when you use the coupon code BLOG at checkout.

Steve’s Favourite Thing: Smartphone Car Mount

Oprah's Favourite Things

Oprah's Favourite Things

You’ve heard of Oprah’s favourite things, well here is Steve’s favourite thing. This ingenious little invention is an in car smartphone holder…..that’s right – it holds all smartphones, not just one! Not only that, it plugs into your cigarette lighter and charges while you drive. No more messy cables, no more reaching for that phone……just plug this baby in and you’ll be hands free and fully charged.

Checkout the demo and order now to get in before Christmas!

6 Christmas Tech Gifts under $50

Christmas is only one month away….have you started your Christmas shopping?

We have 6 great technology gifts for the person who has it all. And they are all under $50! Some of the items are already discounted and there is a very special offer to say thanks for all your support throughout the year!

Use the coupon code BLOG at checkout to receive 15% off store wide before Christmas. Order your Christmas presents now and take the stress out of Christmas! www.mrmobile.net.au


Order now! www.mrmobile.net.au

An iPhone 4S Battery Drain Solution

Energizer AP1201 for iPhone 4 and 4S

Energizer AP1201 for iPhone 4 and 4S

We thought we’d share this email from a customer who found a solution to massive battery drain on the iPhone:

Hi Steve,

I rang the other day and spoke to you in regards the poor performance, or so i thought of my Energizer AP1201.

I investigated online the issue of the battery in the 4s and ended up ringing Applecare and discussing it with them. I was quickly put onto a senior technical adviser. Following Ed’s advice I backed up the phone via iTunes and then fully restored the phone. His advice was not too load any apps, songs etc onto it for a while and see how the battery goes.

I did this, and have progressively added all my apps and tunes back on.

I have turned off all the location services to all but 2 apps, and only use iCloud to sync my calendar, relying on iTunes over WiFi to sync/backup  the rest when I get home. Siri on as well.

Since the restore it is still running on the initial 100% charge, 48hrs later with 30% charge left. Usage (awake time) of over 6 hrs. According to the System Activity App it has 8hrs left too empty. A lot more respectable than the <12hrs I was initially getting.

I think one of the main culprits in my case was the Diagnostics and Usage Data that was being sent  to Apple every 30 secs, which is now set to Don’t Send. Since the restore it has only generated 7 low memory / crash reports, nothing like the 100’s it spat out in the first week.

So it appears mine’s all fixed. With the Energizer skin I will have up near 5 days power if needed.

Hope you find some of this info useful.

Dave

Thanks Dave!

Will You Kill Siri? Battery drain pain for iPhone 4S and iOS 5 users

Battery drain pain for iPhone 4S and iOS 5 users

Battery drain pain for iPhone 4S and iOS 5 users

Are you one of the lucky ones to have got your hands on the new iPhone 4S. Or are you secretly pleased that you didn’t take the leap as stories of terrible battery life flood the internet?

There is nothing more annoying than losing battery fast and it seems that the iPhone 4S is guilty. It isn’t just the chosen few who own an iPhone 4S that are plagued with trouble. Those of us who have upgraded to iOS 5 are finding that battery life on the iPhone and iPad is seriously affected. And it’s slow!

We’ve done the research and collated the best tips from the best sources, to help your battery life last longer. We’d love to hear your tips too!

One site has suggested killing off Siri. She’s the best thing about the iPhone 4S – so try these other tips first and let us know if Siri makes it out alive!

Back to Basics
There are things that always drain battery life regardless of the operating system or the device.  These include data services, screen brightness and mail.

Solution
–       Screen brightness – turn this down for longer battery life
–       Keep these off unless you actually use them: bluetooth, WiFi, 3G (for data)
–       Turn the push functionality off on your email. Or have it push less often.  Go to Settings – Mail, Contacts, Calendar – Fetch New Data

iCloud Backup
You now have the option of backing up to iCloud rather than through iTunes on your computer. This will be a great relief for many – but is causing headaches for some.

Solution
Turning off non essential features in iCloud will definitely save your battery life. Go to Settings – iCloud – Storage & Backup. After turning off the backup – it more than doubled my battery life!

Buggy Bugs
There seem to be some bugs in iOS 5 which are affecting battery life. Particularly with the Calendar Alerts.

Solution
Turn off notifications in the settings for your calendar. Go to Settings – Notifications – Calendar and switch it off. It appears that the notifications feature is constantly sorting your appointments and this is sucking huge amounts of battery life.

It’s All about Location
Geo location apps need to know your current location in order to work. The new iPhone 4S has a major push on these apps and the new iOS 5 pings more regularly to find your current location. This is going to suck your battery dry faster than a starving vampire!

Solution
Go to Settings – Location Services and select the ones that you wish to be kept regularly updated. Some are a no brainer like Maps, but all those games and other apps that really don’t need to know where you are……Turn them off!

Sneaky System Services
There is a new feature in the iOS 5 update called System Services. This has features such as sending your data to Apple for their stats and information for location based ads and other services. These settings are hiding under Settings – Location Services – System Services (right down the bottom!)

Solution
Turn these ones off:
–       Diagnostics and Usage (sends stats to Apple)
–       Location Base iAds (on free apps that have advertising – this makes sure it is local advertising – do you ever read it anyway?
–       Setting Time Zone (leave this on if you travel regularly – otherwise remember to adjust your time zone if you travel into a new one)
–       Traffic (I use the traffic apps so I like the programs that use this to see where there is congestion – however turning this off will help your battery life!)

Another Solution

There are other things you can do and our bestadvice: Never get caught without a battery backup. We have a full range of iPhone battery skins that double your battery life as well as portable battery packs for your iPad and Smart phones.

Check out our range today and it will be in the post tomorrow!

iRemember: Steve Jobs, the man Behind Apple

iRemember

iRemember Steve Jobs

We were deeply saddened to hear last week of the passing of Steve Jobs. Every day at Mr Mobile we all use Apple products as part of our business and whilst Apple is much more than just Steve Jobs, he founded and lead the company with inspiration and vision. He contributed to the world of technology in a way that will go down in history. He will be remembered in many ways, for many things, by many people. He inspires us to provide the best service in our business.

Tributes have poured out across the globe, with unprecedented numbers taking to social media to reflect on his life and the contributions he made. We wanted to share some of the beautiful tributes and reflections that we have come across in the past week. Please add other links to the comments if you have seen other meaningful ways that he has been remembered and honoured.

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks. If you haven’t seen this video – it is truly inspirational and gives a wonderful insight into the human side of Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs Biography – Facts, Birthday, Life Story – Biography.com

Biography.com follows the rise of entrepreneur Steve Jobs from his early life to the co-founding of Apple Computers and beyond.

Steven Cohen: Steve Jobs and the Power of Technology

Jobs imagined technology as a force to make human lives better. He took technology invented by others and through his genius as a manager and designer, translated those technologies intro transformative commercial

The Life and Times of Steve Jobs [infographic]

Steve believed in creating value above all things. Everything he ever worked on was focused on creating something that didn’t exist before. He was crazy to try and change the world, but he was brilliant enough to do it,

Video Tribute

Celebrities and CEOs share their most memorable moments about Apple and its most famous Chief.

Three Inspiring Quotes by Steve Jobs That Should be Placed on

Recently, the world has learned about the death of one of the most famous and respected people of our planet. Steve Jobs has brought personal computers to our.

May his legacy continue on with others filling his footsteps. They are big footsteps to fill!

Supertooth HD: Communications on the Move

Supertooth HD Car Speaker Phone

Buy yours today from Mr Mobile and we’ll ship it tomorrow.

Driving down the freeway on a beautiful Spring day, music pumping through the stereo and the phone rings. I fumble for my headset, desperately trying to get to it before the all important caller hangs up. Miss the call and then can’t ring back (because I’d never use my phone in the car!). The all-important caller was Steve from Mr Mobile (a valued client!).

After telling him of my telephone woes in the car he told me all about the brand new Supertooth HD: the most powerful bluetooth car speakerphone on the market. I’m always pretty dubious about these claims, but having had a couple of long car trips in the last week, and a good opportunity to test out this little unit, I am mightly impressed.

Here’s why:

  1. Total voice activation allows me to do multiple tasks, all just using my voice. I can make outgoing calls and answer, reject or ignore an incoming call.
  2. A voice announces who the caller is if they are in my phone book. I can screen calls without ever taking my hands off the steering wheel or eyes off the road. It comes with 6 different languages too!
  3. Up to 8 devices can pair to the unit at a time. This includes 2 phones, GPS and MPS players. Anything that is bluetooth enabled. 
  4. Music streaming through the high powered speakers. This little unit fits nicely in my handbag when I’m not in the car and I can use it as a speaker set for my iPhone or iPad. Very handy and great quality sound!
  5. Multiple charging options allow me to either charge it through the lighter in the car or via USB cord to my computer.
  6. For the very tech savvy – it syncs with all sorts of applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Evernote. I can also compose email and text messages and it will read them out to me too! As a social media specialist, that means I can post, tweet and plan on the road, all through voice activation. Amazing!

This good looking little unit clips to my sun visor with a magnetic metal clip, making it easy to remove if I want to take it with me. This device has changed my life! My car is now my office and I get so much done on the road. But more importantly, it means I’m never tempted to touch my phone in the car, making me safe and sound…….and connected on the move!

Whether you have an iPhone, Blackberry, HTC or other bluetooth enabled device: Buy yours today from Mr Mobile for the special price of $119.95 and we’ll ship it tomorrow. We’ll have you hands free in no time.

Charge ahead and don’t miss the ending!

Charge ahead and don’t miss the ending!

Charge ahead and don’t miss the ending!

Have you noticed how the last 10% of your iPad battery runs down really quickly? I was caught out last night at a really gripping point in my book, and with no charger on hand, despite willing the battery to hold out until I finished – it was lights out! If only I’d had one of these super chargers, I would know what happened at the end!

The Energizer® Energi to Go® XP4001 is one of the best portable battery chargers for your iPad and includes the USB tip PC007. The PC007 connects to the charging cable that comes with your iPad and allows you to continue using your iPad while it charges!

I don’t know about you, but I give my iPad a good work out daily. I read emails, play games, check my shares, do my banking and search the net. The battery lasts through most of that, but towards the end of the day, I’m lucky to make it through.

It has two USB ports, which means you can charge more than one device at a time, using one of the 6 tips that come with it. It isn’t just a boost for your iPad! It also charges Apple (iPhone/Nano), Samsung, LG, Mini and Micro USB (Blackberry + More), Nokia 2.5 (MB02, CB31, CB04, CB06, CB18, CB19).

So when I travel, my iPhone and iPad have back up, just in case I get caught short.

The XP4001 is great to boost battery life whilst viewing photos or watching a movie on your iPad. The battery pack recharges using an AC adaptor and charges itself up in less than 4 hours.

This offer is jam packed with iGoodness! You get:

Energizer Energi To Go XP4001

Energizer Energi To Go XP4001

–       free connection tips for the life of the battery pack

–       a free iPad stand thrown in

–       the battery pack kit with battery pack, connection cables, AC adaptor and 6 connection tips.

Order your Energizer® Energi to Go® XP4001 today so you never miss the end of a book!