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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • Tapping on the address in your contacts opens it up in Google maps.

  • The headphones that came with your iPhone also let you control music playback from the button on the microphone. Press button once to pause a song and press it again to resume playing the song. (If you do this when a call is coming in...
  • Spotlight Search is one the best new features in OS 3.0. Given that you can now have up to 11 pages of apps, swiping constantly to find them can be a bit irritating. Spotlight Search is the fastest way to find an app, contact, e-mail,...
  •   Your iPhone “rings” and you see that it’s a call you don’t want to answer. Press the Wake/Sleep button once and it will stop ringing; press it twice and the call will be immediately forwarded to your voice mail.

  •  If you’ve browsed the Web, you know how annoying pop-ups can be. Fortunately, modern Web browsers, including Safari, allow you to block pop-ups. From the Home screen go to Settings >Safari and turn on the button next to...
  • In the Google Maps app, you can zoom in on a map by double tapping anywhere on the map with one finger. To zoom out, double tap anywhere on the map with two fingers.

  •   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...
  •  Maps gives you turn-by-turn directions to your destination and displays a map of the route that you can zoom in on for greater detail. You can also have the map display driving conditions in certain areas. To turn on this feature,...
  •  If you use your iPhone for business, you may have to respond to the same question or request over and over again. In that case, you will want to keep a copy or template of each response so you don’t have to keep writing it out...
  • If you like to download and install third-party apps, you quickly wind up with multiple Home screens. A flick of the finger will take you from one Home screen to another. A quick way to get back to the main Home screen from other Home...
  • You can easily enter alternate versions of a letter by holding down the appropriate key and selecting the alternate from the pop up. For example, hold down on “o” and eight variations of the letter are displayed (Fig. 5). Slide...
  • When you tap on the Web address bar in Safari, a keyboard pops up to allow you to enter the Web address. You don’t have to enter the prefix (“http://” or “www.”) or the suffix (“.com”) on a Web...
  • If you want to quickly delete a conversation in Text, simply swipe your finger across it, and the Delete button will appear. Tap anywhere outside the Delete button if you change your mind.
  • If you don’t want your number to appear on people’s phones when you are calling them, you can turn off your Caller ID: Go to Settings >Phone >Show My Caller ID Tap the On/Off switch.
  • 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...
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