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It appears my initial iPhone hints assessment was wrong -- I thought we'd only see a handful of iPhone tips and then it would fade into the background. Instead, there are now 15+ iPhone-related tips in the queue after only a week. I do expect things will slow down as we move forward -- just like anything new (iTunes 7, etc.), the iPhone is getting a lot of attention right now. However, I felt that this volume of tips merited a new iPhone section, to make it easier for folks to either see just the iPhone tips, or to not see them at all.

You can use the Hints by Topic drop-down in the sidebar to easily see just the iPhone tips. If you're at the other end of the spectrum (and you're a registered user), you can set your preferences so that you never see iPhone tips. Just visit your account's Preferences screen, and place a checkmark next to iPhone in the Excluded Items section of the page, then click Save Information.

And yes, I'm very much looking forward to October, when I expect we'll start seeing a flood of hints on Leopard, iLife 07/08, and iWork 07/08 (assuming those are also released with/near 10.5). But after 26 months and 938 tips on 10.4, there's just not a lot of top-secret 10.4 information to be found. So until 10.5 comes out, we'll have the usual mix of application tips, AppleScript and Unix tips, and yes, now iPhone tips as well.

-rob.
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Mac hints vs Apple hints
Authored by: anoved on Jul 11, '07 09:23:38AM

Thanks! How about another topic encompassing virtualization, Boot Camp, and Safari/iTunes on Windows hints? My main interest in MacOSXHints.com is, well, the Mac OS X hints.



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Mac hints vs Apple hints
Authored by: Mr. H on Jul 11, '07 01:29:55PM

The iPhone runs OS X, so I think it makes sense for this site to run hints on it.



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New iPhone category added...
Authored by: garythemacguy on Jul 11, '07 09:32:06AM

I've just ticked the box, as described. I feel guilty - it's the only one...

Maybe I'll de-tick it once they become available here in the UK. :)

Mind you, I doubt this will influence the RSS feed. And, since 99.4% of my visits to the site are to view specific new tips that are listed in the RSS feed, I'll no doubt have to keep seeing them listed there. Ah well...



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New iPhone category added...
Authored by: robg on Jul 11, '07 10:28:56AM
Well, you could always choose to subscribe to the per-topic RSS feeds. See them all on the RSS page. Which reminds me ... I need to set one up for the iPhone category!

-rob.

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New iPhone category added...
Authored by: garythemacguy on Jul 11, '07 01:15:36PM

Thanks for pointing that out Rob. However, I think I'll stick with the main feed for now and see how that goes. I really don't fancy converting what's currently a single feed into well over 20 - just to avoid the iPhone content. :)



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New iPhone category added...
Authored by: HairyPotter on Jul 11, '07 11:02:28AM
And already 238 applications developed, growing at a very high rate.
Check it out at AddFone
[link:]http://addfone.com

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iPhone formatting
Authored by: Chas on Jul 12, '07 10:43:10AM

It might be nice if there was an option for a separate CSS stylesheet for this new section, optimized for viewing on an iPhone. That would be cool. But it might be difficult to implement cleanly, I wouldn't want to view the main site on my desktop with an iPhone stylesheet.



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New iPhone category added...
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 13, '07 07:46:31AM

Very thoughtful of you. Thanks! I've unticked that box for now, gratefully. Love your site.



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