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  • Some iPhone and iPod touch users have used Photoshop or other graphics programs to create a custom Wallpaper image that will help them get their device back if they lose it. The image includes the words “Call <phone number> for...
  • The new Spotlight search feature can be accessed directly from other apps. From Mail: Open your Inbox or other folders and tap on the Search field at the top of the list. (You may have to scroll up to get there.) Select whether you...
  • The full user manuals in PDF format can be downloaded from Apple’s Web site (apple.com/support). Apple also has online help sites for both devices, formatted for the smaller screens. You can access them by pointing Safari at the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • OS 3.0 adds Cut, Copy, & Paste capability to the iPhone and iPod touch. This system-wide feature works with any app that accepts text entry. Before you can cut or copy text, you first have to select it. To do this you have to do the...
  • If you work at a secure facility that prohibits the use of cameras, you can get the camera removed from your iPhone. A service called iResQ (iresq.com) will send you a preaddressed shipping box and will return your iPhone with the camera...
  • To conserve power, the iPhone and iPod touch are designed to go into sleep mode automatically if it hasn’t been used for a set period of time. The default setting is 60 seconds; the screen dims 15 seconds before this and then goes blank at...
  • The iPhone OS 3.0 software adds the ability to save short voice memos on your iPhone. In addition to saving them, you can rename them and trim them down (like you can with videos taken with the 3GS). To rename a voice memo, go to the app's...
  • If you want to find the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot in your area, visit jiwire.com and type your address or city to locate the closest one. You can also use your Maps application and do a search like “wifi chicago” or “wifi...
  • I have some news that should resolve the overheating issue that has been plaguing a percentage of iPhone 3GS owners since its release. I have not experienced this issue myself, but have a very reliable source who has and who claims to...
  • 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,...
  • You can listen to audiobooks on the iPhone or iPod touch using the built-in audio/music player. You can purchase these books directly from the App Store or Audiobooks.com, and sync them to your device using iTunes. One cool trick is to...
  • Apple added a scientific calculator to the iPhone 2.0 software. Tap on the Calculator icon to open the standard calculator. Rotate the iPhone or iPod touch to horizontal and the scientific calculator is displayed.      ...
  • Periodically, developers will “update” their software to fix minor problems and add features. If you’ve already purchased an application, updates for it are free. Developers will also release software “upgrades,...
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