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  • A scientific calculator was added to the iPhone and iPod touch with versions 2.0 and later of the OS. Among its functions is a random number generator. Press the “Rand” key at the bottom of the screen and Calc displays a random number with...
  • With OS 3.0, you can open a link in a new Web page. When you see a link you want to open press and hold the link until the pop-up menu appears. Then tap on the button labeled “Open in New Page.” You can also copy the link’s URL to the...
  • 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...
  • You can add more than app icons to the Home screen (Fig. 11). If you find a Web site that you really like, you can not only Bookmark it in Safari, you can add an icon for the site to your Home page. The procedure is simple. Open Safari and...
  •  Safari’s default search engine is Google. To search the Web, tap the search field (on the right side of the title bar), type in a word or phrase that describes what you’re looking for, then tap the Google button in the...
  • 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...
  • If you are in Safari and you want to open a new window, tap the window button in the lower right corner of the screen, and then tap New Page. If you want to switch back to the first window, tap the window button again—you will now...
  • Here are three tips that should make Web browsing in Safari easier: No matter where you are on a Web page, you can tap the top edge of the screen to bring up the Address bar (this will bring you to the top of the screen as well). Tap...
  • With OS 3.0, you can restrict the use of certain content and apps on an iPhone or iPod touch. For example, you can disallow the downloading of explicit audio/video content purchased via iTunes; disable Safari, YouTube, the iTunes Music...
  • The cache is used to store images and html documents for Web pages you have recently visited. It speeds up the loading of Web pages if you go back to a page you've already visited. The problem is that the amount of memory allocated for the...
  •  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...
  • If you press down and hold your finger on a link in Safari, a bubble will appear that displays the title of the linked page as well as the full Web address underneath.
  • Perhaps the coolest feature of Safari is its zooming ability. When you open a normal Web page, it will display the entire page on your iPhone screen, just as it appears on a desktop computer. The problem with this is that often times...
  • With iTunes, you can sync bookmarks from Internet Explorer (PCs) or Safari (Macs) with your iPhone or iPod touch. Launch iTunes and sync your device to your computer. Then click on your device under Devices in the iTunes Window and...
  • If you are browsing the Web using Safari and find an interesting Web page you’d like to share with a friend or associate, you can e-mail it to the quickly by following these steps: With the desired Web page displayed in Safari,...
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