Thursday, July 10

iPhone v2 firmware, a bit early :)

If you have an iPhone now, and want to check out the new v2 features, you can install the new firmware (and browse and buy apps from the App Store) today. Grab the firmware file from here, update iTunes to the newest release, and go to the iPhone page. Hold down the Option key (ctrl-shift for Windows users) and click the "Check for updates" button. It will give you a file dialog where you can select the file you just downloaded. Update, and enjoy. Be warned that it does erase the phone in the process; your contacts, settings, and photos will be restored from backup, but you will need to sync your iTunes library again to get your music back.

Before you go off buying too many games in the App Store, I do have a small money-saving tip. Costco carries iTunes gift cards, four $15 cards ($60 worth) for $53 tax free, a cool 12% savings.

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