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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • When you're entering text into a note or e-mail message, you can end a sentence by going to the Symbol or Numeric keyboard and hitting the period. A faster way is to double tap on the spacebar. It will enter a period followed by a space....
  •   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.

  • Hyperlinks to other Web pages appear in Safari, Mail, and other applications—tap on them to go to the linked Web page. The hyperlink may appear as a highlighted word that doesn’t tell you much about the site it links to. You...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • You can send a text message directly from the Favorites, Recents, and Contacts lists in Phone. Open Contacts, tap on the desired name or number, and tap on Text Message. Open Favorites or Recents, find the desired name or number in the...
  •   If a call comes in that you do not want to answer, there are three ways to send the call directly to your voicemail, depending on the circumstance. If the call comes in while you are using the iPhone, simply tap the Decline...
  • 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...
  • The iPad's onscreen keyboard approaches the dimensions of a full-size keyboard (in landscape orientation, at least), but the layout of the keys is not completely standard. One of the most maddening things about the default keyboard is that...
  • 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 use the same pinching gestures and double-taps used in Safari to zoom in and out on e-mail messages.
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Persistence is an admirable quality in some circumstances, and very annoying in others. For example, a broker keeps calling you about an investment opportunity involving sub-prime mortgage-based derivatives. “Thanks, but no thanks...
  • You can dial a phone number from your Contacts, Recents, or Favorites lists, or use the built-in keypad to place the call. If you're using the keypad, you can save the number to your Contacts list by following these steps: Enter the phone...
  •  You can have more than one keyboard layout active on your device at any time. So, for example, an international executive who did business in the U.K. and Russia could keep an English and Russian (Cyrillic) keyboard active and switch...
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