12.16.2009

iPhone: Saving Extensions

Have an iPhone? Need to save a phone number with an extension? There's an app for that...or actually, just a button.

Saving an extension on the iPhone
Saving an extension on the iPhone
When saving/adding a contact, there is a pause button on the symbol screen of the keypad, which can be used when needing to manipulate an automated message system. If you just save a phone number and extension together, the phone tries to dial all the numbers and the call fails; add in a pause to let the system connect, before an extension is dialed. This technique can also be used to automate password-protected voicemail systems (I lock my phone, so I figure I don't need my voicmail locked too). Here's the step-by-step:
  1. Go to the contact you wish to edit.
  2. Click 'Edit'
  3. Click 'add new phone' OR click on the number to which you wish to add an extension.
  4. After the 10 digit phone number has been entered, click the +*# key.
  5. Click 'Pause'
  6. Enter the extension/password.
  7. Click 'Save'

12.14.2009

iPod Touches in Education on Google Wave

I've started a Google Wave about using iPod Touches in education; my district is looking to buy a lab (or few, I hope) and would like some advice. If you are using iPod Touches in your school, please contribute input below (This wave can also be found within the wave interface by searching for with:public tag:edtech; it's the first of three results, as of this posting). Anyone - iPods or no iPods - is also welcome to ask questions. The Wave is open to the public, so anyone with Wave access can join. If you would like a Wave invite, send me the address of your Google account.

iPod Touches in Education