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Showing posts from September, 2010

LA Public Library now has mobile app for search and circulation

I get the majority of the books I read from the LA Public Library and today they made it even easier to find and manage their holdings - LAPL to Go . Mobile apps are available for iPHone, Android, Palm and more. The screen shot here is from the iPhone app. You can download this app from the Apple App store for free or visit the link below for other mobile devices. Get " LAPL To Go ", a mobile application that allows you to search the Catalog and Photo Collection, place holds and renew items, find libraries, and receive RSS feeds of recommended books! Available for iPhone here. Android, Palm, Blackberry and MS Mobile users should point their mobile devices to .

Question: How do I back up my iPhone SMS messages?

? I get a lot of questions every day and here is a one from today, courtesy of CZW in Century City, California. Question : I am upgrading to a new iPhone and don't want to lose my 1,000's of text messages. How do I back up my iPhone SMS messages? Answer : I found that the commercial, but inexpensive, Mac software, PhoneView is one easiest way to back up SMS messages, voice mails, contacts and more from your iPhone. There is a free demo which will how you the first 10-20 items to each type to insure that you can access your data. The full version allows you to save SMS messages to Text or PDF files for future reference.

Update: iOS 4.1 now available for 3G ,3Gs and iPhone 4

Just saw that Apple's iOS 4. 1 update is now available for download and install via iTunes. If you wish to upgrade, plug in your iPhone, select it in the iTunes sidebar and then click Check for Updates. It is a 300+ MB download. I am currently installing on my iPhone 3G and will tell how it goes via my Twitter account (douglaswelch) and here, if there are any major issues. You can find complete info on the update at iOS 4.1 Software Update page