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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:18 AM   #76
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So instead of updating iOS to make it more functional, apple decides to update so you can buy more apple products. Awesome.
That's the name of the game, ain't it?

Ever get a demo of Apple TV at the Apple store? They show you how awesome it is, most especially at how awesome it is to buy media from Apple.

Apple knows what it is doing. And many customers don't. It is a marriage made in heaven.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:20 AM   #77
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When Apple opens up Siri to 3rd party developers, it will be a game changer. I'm excited about that one, hope it's in iOS 7!
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:22 AM   #78
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Mark my words, iOS 7 is going to have third-party Siri support.
And it will still be a gimmick that I won't use.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:34 AM   #79
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Mark my words, iOS 7 is going to have third-party Siri support.
It will definitely be interesting. With the possibility of tons of various apps having particular features being controlled via Siri, I wonder what phrases we will have to use to activate "third-party Siri" so that there won't be confusion between the similar tasks of different apps.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:35 AM   #80
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Still no ipad support! This apple store app needs to be universal from day one!
From now on Sir Jon will make it so. Give him a chance.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:45 AM   #81
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And this feature is not US-only? Fantastic! Such a progress.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 10:02 AM   #82
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From now on Sir Jon will make it so. Give him a chance.
I hope so! Because I shop more on my ipad than iphone!
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 10:22 AM   #83
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Slowly but surely Suri is turning into something useful. A few more revisions.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 10:54 AM   #84
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Open the phone app, dial *3001#12345#* and press call. This will take you into the hidden Field Test app which shows cell diagnostic information. To keep the RSSI display, hold the power button to get the 'slide to turn off' switch, then let go and hold the home button instead. This will quit the app but keep the indicator. Once you've done this, you can tap the indicator to switch between numbers and bars.

You don't need to be jailbroken to do this, but you will have to repeat this procedure to get the numbers back if you restart the phone.
Just tried this on my iPhone 4. It worked! Thanks so much!
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:03 AM   #85
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May i drag this conversation back to Passbook for a moment?

(EDIT: earlier question resolved, so deleted)

What's the Passbook splash screen supposed to look like? the only place i can "go" from the screen Passbook opens on is to the App Store. Is that how it's supposed to work--you're taken to a screen showing you (and giving access to open) the apps you've acquired within passbook, AND all the other apps you COULD elect to buy? It hardly seems right. I'm sure i'm doing something wrong. :-)
I'm a little late to the party here, but no on else seems to have answered you so I figure it's worth mentioning anyway..

If you don't have any passbooks, when you load passbook it shows you that screen you're seeing that will end up taking you to the app store to download apps that support it (or some of them anyway).

If you actually install an app that has passbook support, there will be an option to "Add to Passbook" or something similar. Once that's done, when you load the passbook app you'll see any passes that you have.

The easiest way to see what it's like is to go to http://www.passsource.com/ from your phone. You can generate a sample pass and add it. You can even add your latitude/longitude when you make the pass and it will show up on your lock screen automatically!
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:22 AM   #86
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Quite nice

Quite nice, I say, quite nice. It's like they want more people to buy more stuff. Easily.
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Not really. In fact I think it's sad you wasted your time just to say **** to someone on the Internet.
I'd prefer if I'd make up my own mind about when my time is wasted, thank you very much.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 07:34 AM   #88
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Just tried this on my iPhone 4. It worked! Thanks so much!
Thank you sir...... Now can you tell me what it means? Signal strength?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:14 AM   #89
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"If you actually install an app that has passbook support, there will be an option to "Add to Passbook" or something similar. Once that's done, when you load the passbook app you'll see any passes that you have."
Thanks zero9.
I linked my Starbucks card (account nickname "joe", let's say) to passbook and it shows up in pb but with a sorta computer generated nickname. Maybe I bought the $25 card b4 creating nickname, but I don't think so. Is there a way to manage nicknames in PB?
Btw, passsource looks great, but its usefulness is really for biz's wanting to create their own card, but not so much for consumers, right?
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Thank you sir...... Now can you tell me what it means? Signal strength?
Yes. The closer the number is to 0, the better the signal strength is. -40 would be a strong signal, -100 would be a weaker one.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:51 AM   #91
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Yes. The closer the number is to 0, the better the signal strength is. -40 would be a strong signal, -100 would be a weaker one.
lol I'm at -100 at work. Barely on Edge.




Thanks for clearing that up. So 0 is the highest it can go?
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Thanks for clearing that up. So 0 is the highest it can go?
I don't think in practice you'll ever see signal strength higher than -60 or so (this from both personal experience with this new feature over the past 24 hours :P as well as some Googling).

Others are welcome to chime in and correct me.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:41 AM   #93
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I don't think in practice you'll ever see signal strength higher than -60 or so (this from both personal experience with this new feature over the past 24 hours :P as well as some Googling).

Others are welcome to chime in and correct me.

yeah I actually took a pic. I was outside with LTE full coverage and still at -109


Didn't understand.


But now i'm back inside at work and its at -100 on Edge



So... in other words I have no idea how to read this
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So... in other words I have no idea how to read this
Some more quick Googling revealed this link:

http://rootzwiki.com/topic/25921-thi...-signal-sucks/

It's not directly relevant to the iPhone but it does give some definitions. Maybe it'll be helpful.

Again, I'm NO expert on this subject.

My take is that these numbers are all kind of relative so I'm just using my own observations of how high and how low I've seen my own numbers go so I can give myself an idea of how strong my signal is.
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Some more quick Googling revealed this link:

http://rootzwiki.com/topic/25921-thi...-signal-sucks/

It's not directly relevant to the iPhone but it does give some definitions. Maybe it'll be helpful.

Again, I'm NO expert on this subject.

My take is that these numbers are all kind of relative so I'm just using my own observations of how high and how low I've seen my own numbers go so I can give myself an idea of how strong my signal is.
Thanks. I'll look into it. I like the numbers more for some reason.
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