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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • 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...
  • IMAP e-mail accounts (such as Gmail and Hotmail) keep all of your e-mail on online servers, which means that you can't delete messages or read them unless you are online. Fortunately, you can set up your iPhone/iPod touch to copy your...
  • 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...
  • You can replace any of the first four browse buttons in iPod with other options as follows: Open iPod and tap on the More icon. Tap on Edit in the upper left corner. Use your finger to drag the desired icon (Audiobooks,...
  • 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.
  • You can set up a free Yahoo mail account and get real-time e-mail delivery, also known as "push e-mail". This means that when you get a new message, it will show up on your iPhone as it arrives. There is nothing you have to do to set up...
  • If you want to enter a period into a note or in any application that accepts text, the standard way to do it is to tap on the “123” icon in the lower left corner of the keyboard. This brings up the numbers, symbols, and...
  •  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...
  • AT&T has published tips on how their iPhone customers can minimize international data charges when traveling overseas: Be sure to download and install the latest version of iPhone software from iTunes. Make sure Data Roaming is...
  • There’s actually a sixth way to make a phone call on your iPhone. If an e-mail or text message has a phone number in it, you can tap on the number to place the call.
  • Folders are a great way to organize your e-mail, especially if your job requires you to wear many hats. You can’t create separate mail folders on the iPhone or iPod touch. However, if your mail service is hosted on an IMAP server, you can...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • If any name in the Recents list is not already in your Contacts list, you can add that person to the list by tapping on the icon of an arrow pointing right. Then, tap on the button labeled “Create New Contact.” If a name on...
  • Need to enter two or three capital letters in a row? If you’re using a standard computer keyboard or an old manual or electric typewriter you can do this by engaging the Caps Lock, typing the letters, and disengaging the Caps Lock....
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