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virtualcomposer
11-10-2008, 02:37 PM
I'm getting an Iphone in two days and was wondering, instead of buying an 8GB thumb-drive, I figured I could store and send stuff through bluetooth from my Iphone to my Mac Pro that does not have the internet. I've heard mixed stories about this and wanted to know from people who do that. For example, I'm on my Iphone, see a Newtek update, download it, then send the file to my Mac Pro just like I would if I downloaded it on my wife's computer, put it onto a thumb-drive and bring it over to my computer.

virtualcomposer
11-10-2008, 03:46 PM
anybody know? I found a good deal on a 2GB thumbdrive but would rather not spend the money if I can do it another way.

Stunt Pixels
11-10-2008, 03:53 PM
Yes and no. No straight out of the box, but you can get software to enable it. Seems Apple deliberately tried to cripple this functionality.

The software is Touchcopy (http://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/)on pc (oh, looks like it's Mac too) and iPhoneDrive (http://iphonedrive.en.softonic.com/mac)on Mac.

Cheers

virtualcomposer
11-10-2008, 03:58 PM
Yes and no. No straight out of the box, but you can get software to enable it. Seems Apple deliberately tried to cripple this functionality.

The software is Touchcopy (http://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/)on pc (oh, looks like it's Mac too) and iPhoneDrive (http://iphonedrive.en.softonic.com/mac)on Mac.

Cheers

Hey thanks. Will this allow me to take video to on the Iphone? I heard there's a program out there that allows this. I know you can take pictures but there was a time a few days ago that I would have loved to have taken a video of this awesome helicopter that flew close to the house. If I had an Iphone that could take video, this would have been possible.

Stunt Pixels
11-10-2008, 04:49 PM
Will this allow me to take video to on the Iphone? I heard there's a program out there that allows this.

Those ones were just drive applications. To take video you need something like iPhone Video Recorder (http://www.iphonevideorecorder.com/). Welcome to the world of the iPhone....

Actually, the only extra application I've shelled out for so far is Flipbook (http://www.flipbook.tv/), which is very cool!

arsad
11-10-2008, 06:48 PM
I'd recommend to jailbreak it and use cycorder instead of iphone video recorder, better quality and faster because it encodes on the fly, so you can watch the video directly. IphoneVR has to encode first which is time consuming.

virtualcomposer
11-10-2008, 07:26 PM
I'd recommend to jailbreak it and use cycorder instead of iphone video recorder, better quality and faster because it encodes on the fly, so you can watch the video directly. IphoneVR has to encode first which is time consuming.

is there a site for this?

pauland
11-10-2008, 08:12 PM
I think I'd just buy a USB thumbdrive - they're pretty cheap these days. If you can afford an iphone, I can't see why you'd bother messing around with it as a file transfer device when the proper thing is so cheap in comparison.

ted
11-10-2008, 10:31 PM
I agree with Pauland. Thumb drives are stupidly cheap now days.
But I do have all my demo videos on my iphone. Amazing quality.

arsad
11-11-2008, 03:45 AM
is there a site for this?

just google cycorder and/ or jailbreak. And I agree with the others buy a usb stick for data trsansfer, much more convenient. Written on the iPhone :)

Kuzey
11-11-2008, 06:16 AM
You don't need to jail break your iPhone, there are two free apps that can do file transfers. Once you get your iPhone, download AirSharing or Discover from the app store (both free) and give those a try before doing anything drastic :hey:

Kuzey

archijam
11-11-2008, 06:22 AM
You don't need to jail break your iPhone, there are two free apps that can do file transfers. Once you get your iPhone, download AirSharing or Discover from the app store (both free) and give those a try before doing anything drastic :hey:

Kuzey

Airsharing costs 7.70 CHF here ..

While we are on the subject of iPhone apps ...

FRING is FINALLY OUT for the 3G!

Free Skype for the iPhone .. mmmmmm. :thumbsup:

Kuzey
11-11-2008, 06:30 AM
It was free when I downloaded it when it first came out :)

Try Discover....you just type the Http the app gives you in a browser on Mac or PC and away you go.

ps. wifi connection needed.

Kuzey

*Pete*
11-11-2008, 07:14 AM
im using my Nokia 6110 for that purpose...more or less.

its not the best solution but for the few times i need to store something i just load it into my phone.
you can put anything in it, no problems..but to read pdf you need to have a pdf reader on your phone, to watch movies you need a movie player and so on..and they need to be in specific format too, but for storage only..its no problem at all.