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Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: PeterB
Date: January 31, 2021 04:43PM
Followup to this post: [forums.macresource.com]

... I'm now using my iPhone 4 as a shower music player:



Connected the iPhone to my home wireless network, set the iPhone to use my iTunes library via Home Sharing, running LeechTunes LT on the iPhone so as to get cover flow in landscape mode, connect the iPhone to the shower speaker via Bluetooth.

The advantage of this, besides using the iPhone for something useful, is that I can now see what music is playing -- LeechTunes has a pretty nice interface, would be great if it would also show song lyrics-- but for the price (free), I can't complain. Can control things either through the phone or the speaker.

Setting it up this way also solved another problem I was having, that the Bluetooth from my Mac Pro to the Bluetooth shower speaker was constantly having connection problems, skips, losing the pairing, etc.

One weird thing is that Settings on the iPhone 4 has the red letter 1 to suggest that it has an update waiting, but when I check for an update, it says it is up-to-date (some version of iOS7).




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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: January 31, 2021 04:48PM
There is no way I would put a device (Apple or not) with a camera in my shower.



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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: PeterB
Date: January 31, 2021 05:01PM
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C(-)ris
There is no way I would put a device (Apple or not) with a camera in my shower.

LOL, good point. I'll tape over the camera hole. Though the likelihood of someone being interested in anything going on in there is less than zero. smiling bouncing smiley




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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: January 31, 2021 05:10PM
I love this. An yeah what C(-)ris said about the camera.
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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 31, 2021 05:13PM
Isn't that much moisture bad?
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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 31, 2021 05:35PM
......if one charges......one can make some money while showering......



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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: January 31, 2021 05:38PM
I don't understand how a guy can spend so much time in the shower that he'd need an accompanying soundtrack.

But I am not going to ask what you do in there.



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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 31, 2021 05:53PM
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mrbigstuff
Isn't that much moisture bad?

Might void the warranty on that 10 year old hardware. After surviving that many years it's probably saying "I've seen worse".
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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 31, 2021 06:14PM
How long is that shower that you really need music?

Also with the water running, and soapsuds in my ears, I don't think music would sound very good.
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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 31, 2021 06:42PM
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Sarcany
I don't understand how a guy can spend so much time in the shower that he'd need an accompanying soundtrack.

But I am not going to ask what you do in there.

Karaoke, obviously


Strokin'
Clarence Carter

When I start makin' love
I don't just make love
I be strokin'
That's what I be doin', huh
I be strokin'
I stroke it to the east
And I stroke it to the west
And I stroke it to the woman that I love the best
I be strokin'
Let me ask you somethin'
What time of the day do you like to make love
Have you ever made love just before breakfast
Have you ever made love while you watched the late, late show
Well, let me ask you this
Have you ever made love on a couch
Well, let me ask you this
Have you ever made love on the back seat of a car
I remember one time I made love on the back seat of a car
And the police came and shined his light on me, and I said:
'I'm strokin', that's what I'm doin', I be strokin"
I stroke it to the east
And I stroke it to the west
And I stroke it to the woman that I love the best
I be strokin'
Let me ask you something
How long has it been since you made love, huh?
Did you make love yesterday
Did you make love last week
Did you make love last year
Or maybe it might be that you plannin' on makin' love tonight
But just remember, when you start making love
You make it hard, long, soft, short
And be strokin'
I be strokin'
I stroke it to the east
And I stroke it to the west
And I stroke it to the woman that I love the best, huh
I be strokin'
Now when I start making love to my woman
I don't stop until I know she's sex-ified
And I can always tell when she gets sex-ified
Because when she gets sas-fied she start calling my name
She'd say: 'Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter
Clarence Carter, ooh @#$%&, Clarence Carter'
The other night I was strokin' my woman
And it got so good to her, you know what she told me
Let me tell you what she told me, she said
'Stroke it Clarence Carter, but don't stroke so fast
If my stuff ain't tight enough, you can stick it up my' woo!
I be strokin' Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
I be strokin'
I stroke it to the east
And I stroke it to the west
And I stroke it to the woman that I love the best, huh
I be strokin'
I be strokin' Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
I be strokin', Yeah!
I be strokin'
I stroke it to the north
I stroke it to the south
I stroke it everywhere
I even stroke it with my, woo!
I be strokin'
I be strokin'
I be strokin'



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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: PeterB
Date: January 31, 2021 06:48PM
You guys crack me up.

To address some points:

1) You all forget that the tunes are not just for the shower. I turn it on as soon as I get in the bathroom, so I can rock out to the tunes while brushing teeth, etc. (I'd love to have a remote control for it so that I wouldn't always physically have to swipe left or right for songs, but haven't figured out a good way to do that yet.)

2) The quality of the music from the BT speaker is actually pretty good. Though it occurs to me that I could also be using wired rather than wireless speakers, since the iPhone has the old-fashioned 3.5mm headphone port.

3) I'm usually in the shower for a bit, since I shave in there too. (I also have a really good fogless shower mirror in there.)

4) Moisture, yes, that's a legitimate point, but I have the iPhone in a battery case -- both so that if I get a power loss, that I won't lose my settings, but also because it protects the phone and might also help with moisture issues. The BT speaker is specifically designed to be moisture-proof, though the fact that I'm leaving it continuously charging means I've had to stuff some of the ports with saran wrap to make sure the water doesn't get in.

5) I'm also wondering if there's a good streaming radio station app that will run under iOS7.x.x, in case I occasionally get sick of what's in my iTunes library.

6) At least I'm not as bad as this guy: [www.youtube.com]

Edit:

7) I'll tape up the camera hole, but I actually don't see how someone could remotely access the camera while another app is being used... I suppose it's possible, but it'd need a serious hack.

8) I agree that everyone needs a personal soundtrack, or at least a song that they'll belt out in the shower. See this previous thread for a good list: [forums.macresource.com]




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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/31/2021 07:18PM by PeterB.
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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 31, 2021 11:14PM
Isn't that much moisture bad?


It'd be a concern of mine.

Me, I'm looking for waterproof wireless earbuds so I can

a) listen to tunes and audiobooks in the tub and shower
b) keep water out of my ears while listening to tunes in the shower

I'd put the 'Phone on the counter were moisture would be less of an issue and use a BT speaker in a sandwich bag, but I want BT buds, not a speaker.





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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: February 01, 2021 07:31AM
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Sarcany
I don't understand how a guy can spend so much time in the shower that he'd need an accompanying soundtrack.

But I am not going to ask what you do in there.

And I’d hate to pay his water bill....smiley-excited001



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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 01, 2021 07:52AM
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mrbigstuff
Isn't that much moisture bad?
iPhones had a problem with moisture levels until the more recent water resistant models. I think that started with the 7 ? As a rule i still don't take electronic devices into the shower. Except my Apple Watch 4. That's okay.
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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 01, 2021 09:21AM
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cbelt3
As a rule i still don't take electronic devices into the shower.



....that' [ not ] what she said.......!!!!



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Re: Found a good use for my iPhone 4
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 01, 2021 11:28AM
With a BT speaker or earbuds, an 'Phone in the shower could live happily in a sandwhich bag for the duration of the shower and pre- and après shower activity.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

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