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On an iPhone using iOS4 and having trouble sending photos?

The last thing a photographer needs is to have trouble sending photos!  I’ve been having a problem with my iPhone sending photos and while this isn’t a problem professionally (as I don’t shoot jobs on my iPhone) it has been bugging me.  It appears to be a problem only with iOS4.

A workaround for me was to send the photo as per normal on my iPhone and then go back to the home screen and go to Mail then Mailboxes and then Outbox and you will see the email sitting in there.  You can then click on the message and click ‘Send’ and it will send.  Easy workaround but annoying when you send lots of pics!

The problem seems to be having a Gmail account set up in your mail accounts more than once.  I had an Exchange account set up that was handling and syncing my Google apps account’s mail, contacts and calendar.  I also had the same Google Apps account set up separately just syncing my notes back to GMail.  As soon as I eliminated the second account that was just handling notes the problem was fixed.

So, in short – if seems as though if you have the same GMail or Google Apps account set up in multiple ways in your mail accounts it doesn’t play friendly when you want to send photos.

Let me know in the comments if this works for you!  Good luck!

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What the hell is RSS? Here’s an easy explanation…

I stumbled over this GREAT and simple explanation to the mystery of RSS.  Ok, I know about RSS (Really Simple Syndication) but there are plenty out there who hear about it and see RSS links on websites all the time but have NO IDEA what it is about.

Easy peasy – watch the short video below and learn what RSS is in 3:43!

Ok, now that is finished I’ll point you to a couple of links for what I consider to be the best free newsreaders.

Mac OS | NetNewsWire – http://www.newsgator.com/individuals/netnewswire/default.aspx

iPhone | NetNewsWire – http://www.newsgator.com/individuals/netnewswireiphone/default.aspx

Windows | FeedDemon – http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/FeedDemon/Default.aspx

Web Based | Google Reader – http://www.google.com.au/reader/view/

I must point out that a great advantage of a web based news reader like Google Reader is that no matter what computer you are on or what platform you are using (Windows, Mac, Linux etc) you will always have instant access to your news feed by just logging into your account.  No software to install as it is all web based!

If you are a Mac/iPhone guy like me I would highly recommend NetNewsWire on both your Mac and iPhone, they both sync with a central server so your feed is constantly up to date whether you are on your iPhone or Mac.

The other final alternative is using the RSS feature built into many email clients.  While they mostly work quite well I would recommend either a stand alone application or a web alternative like the ones I have listed above.

Now that you have a basic grasp of RSS why not dazzle me with your new found internet mastery and subscribe to my RSS feed by clicking here or…. if you think it is all a bit too geeky for you then there is still an email subscription option here.

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WiFi in Townsville?

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Is it just me or are we in the wifi dark ages in Townsville?  Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction because I don’t know of a single coffee shop in Townsville that offers free or even paid wifi.  One caveat however – you can’t count the rip-off Telstra wifi at McDonald’s restaurants!

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