iTunes refusing to recognize iPhone 3GS and forcing a restore? Read on… (via when you stare at the abyss, the abyss stares back at you)

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He has a link to a forum for the fix for Windows users.

…and I hope this works since my weekend troubles with my iPhone 3GS is starting to become too much of a routine. I start the weekend syncing and backing-up my iPhone 3GS with iTunes. It does 1 good back-up and refuses to recognize the iPhone 3GS later. It will verify and ask me to restore from the back-up (lucky I get one back-up done for that morning). I will do all sorts of layman-technical acrobatics for about 2 hours before giving up and re … Read More

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Blackstone Audiobooks

Audiobooks not recognized after iOS4 upgrade on iPhone 3GS

mwoodman comes up with a solution that works for him.

Blackstone Audiobooks

I finally figured out how to get my audio books synced. Here are some tips:

1. If you’re using Audible and your audiobooks are missing: de-authorize your iTunes then use Audible Download Manager to re-add them to iTunes.

2. The “Audiobooks” Library category has been replaced with “Books” in iTunes 9.2. Properly imported + typed audiobooks will now show up there.

3. Download the iBooks App for your iPhone/iPod Touch

4. Sync your device and select the new “Books” tab. This is actually a very tall page, so it’s easy to miss that it has an area for Audio Books at the bottom. Just scroll down and it will come into view. You can then check the “Sync Audiobooks” checkbox and a whole new section of the page will appear.

Other people found that doing a restore as new solved the issue for them.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Audiobooks not recognized after iOS4 ….


Ooooh.. bamboo iPhone 3/3GS case (via Freeranging)

It chipped a little bit but the poster still enjoyed it.

Ooooh.. bamboo iPhone 3/3GS case For the last few weeks I’ve been using a beautiful bamboo case for my now, old, iPhone 3GS. I love it. Part inspired by the bamboo bike project, when the offer came from the chaps to road test one of their products, I couldn't resist the beautifully engineered Pro-tec iPhone case. First impressions were of the fine fit and the pleasing amount of screen space the case affords. I found that the bamboo case wins for access to the c … Read More

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Continuing Network problems with AT&T and iPhone

iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS

iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So after replacing my iPhone 3GS, AT&T is researching why it is still dropping calls and having clipping and poor call quality. They just sent me a text message that said “AT&T free message: We are still working on your trouble report and apologize for the delay.  Thank you for your patience.  Any questions please call 8003310500″. The technician that I spoke with on 19th said that it might be a border issue with the wireless network. I will keep everyone updated. It sure has been educational having this iPhone in Chicago.