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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • Many Web sites have “Web forms” you need to fill out. For example, you may need to enter your name and address when you purchase something online, or you may have to enter a username and password to log onto a Web site. The new OS comes...
  • In addition to the four icons in the bar at the bottom, the Home screen holds 16 application icons. You can create up to eight additional pages for application icons and each page can hold an addition 16 app icons. So a total of nine Home...
  • Go the Home page that has the app icon you want to move. Press and hold down on the icon until the icons begin to shake. Slide it to the position you want it to occupy on the current Home page. You can also use this technique to move...
  •  In the last issue, we published a news item about airlines introducing in-flight Wi-Fi. The iPhone 2.0 software and later versions allow you to use Wi-Fi while in Airplane Mode. To do this, enable Airplane Mode first and then switch...
  • As the number of iPhone and other smartphone users increases, more and more Web sites are offering “mobile” versions of their Web pages. Because these pages have a simpler design and fewer graphics, they require less bandwidth...
  • Safari’s keyboard has a “.com” button at the bottom, making it quick and easy to enter the tail end of a Web address. Hold the “.com” button down, and a pop-up appears, making it easy to enter .net, .edu, ....
  • If you store important information on your iPhone, you’ll want to prevent anyone from accessing it in the event it is lost or stolen. To do this, you’ll need to set a passcode. Once activated, you’ll have to enter the...
  • The “lifespan” of the battery refers to the number of times in can be recharged before it must be replaced. The batteries on the iPhone and iPod touch slowly lose the ability to hold a charge after numerous recharge cycles....
  • You can also use your device to combine different address books in iTunes, such as Outlook on a PC and Address Book on a Mac. Doing this will load all of your contacts onto all of your machines—your iPhone, PC, and Mac. Here...
  • You can set a passcode on your iPhone or iPod touch to keep your data secure. To do this: Go to Settings >General >Passcode Lock and enter a four-number passcode. (Please make it a little more challenging than “1234.”) If...
  • You can set the keyboard to include a Caps Lock feature. Go to Settings >General >Keyboard and set the “Enable Caps Lock” to the On position. This will make the shift key a Caps Lock key—double-tapping it will...
  •   You can easily play a group of photos in a slide show on your iPhone or iPod touch. Go to Photos and tap on an album, then tap the Play button on the bottom of the screen. You can stop the slide show at any time by tapping...
  • Although larger than the iPhone's display, the basic layout of the iPad's Home screen is the same: Icons for the installed apps are arranged in rows and columns, with four of the most used apps appearing in a "Dock" at the bottom of the...
  • If you’re browsing the Web with Safari and see an image you want to save, touch and hold down on the image with your finger. A menu will pop up (Fig. 8), allowing you to save the image to your photos folders. Steve Green   Fig...
  • You can save money and send free text messages via e-mail on your iPhone or iPod touch. This is possible through SMS e-mail gateways, which are supported by most wireless carriers. The messages will arrive on a person’s phone just...
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