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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • Safari’s built-in Google search bar (tap the Address bar in Safari to bring it up) has the ability to give you specific information instead of Web page matches. For example, you could type in a movie name followed by your zip code...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Even the music in your favorites list can get old after a few months. If you want to skip a song you’ve heard too many times, you can always tap on the Next button in iPod’s Now Playing screen. But with OS 3.0, it’s even easier. Simply...
  • 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...
  • If you want to get to a particular date quickly in Calendar, simply tap and hold on the forward and backward buttons next to the day or month in the Day or Month views—the dates will fly by in no time. To get back to the current...
  •  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...
  •  If you’re working on an e-mail message, but decide you want to finish it at a later time, you can save it as a draft. With the message open, hit Cancel >Save and it will be saved to your Draft folder. When you want to send...
  • 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...
  • Undo and redo typing quickly: Shake it, baby! The new OS takes advantage of the accelerometer to let you do some quick, basic editing in any app that accepts text. Simply shake the iPhone or iPod touch to undo the text you just entered....
  • 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...
  •   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...
  • You have a number of options in configuring the sound of your music, which can greatly enhance your listening enjoyment. Go to Settings >Music and tap on one of these three options: Sound Check: This feature works as a kind of volume...
  • 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, ....
  • The recently-released iPhone 2.0 OS allows 
iPhone users to capture screen images and save them in the Photo application. Say, for example, that you want to capture a screen image of a new game you just downloaded from the App Store. Do...
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