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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • Unless you delete them, the calendar or appointment book program on your PC or Mac keeps a record of your past appointments. This can come in handy for checking expense reports or following up on meetings. The record of past appointments...
  • The best way to avoid this is to write down your passcode and keep it somewhere safe. If you don’t do this and forget your passcode, you’ll have to connect your iPhone to your computer and use iTunes to restore the iPhone...
  • 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 now sync your Notes with your Mac or PC desktop/laptop computer. You set this up in iTunes by connecting your iPhone or iPod touch to your computer, opening the device screen, clicking on the Info tab, and browsing...
  • The mute button on the iPhone is located on the left edge of the device above the volume up/down rocker switch. On the iPad, the button above the volume switch performs a different function—locking screen rotation. You can mute the iPad by...
  • When you need to get back to the top of a long list, e-mail, Web page, etc., simply tap the title bar at the top of the screen and you’ll be back at the very top instantly. This works for most apps.
  • 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...
  • According to tests by Apple, an iPhone with a fully charged battery will provide up to 8 hours of talk time, 250 hours of standby time, 6 hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback, and 24 hours of audio playback. An iPod touch...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • One of the keys to learning a language is to immerse your self in it. Ideally, you’d like to live where the language is spoken, but that’s not always possible. More practical ways to immerse yourself in the language include watching...
  • You can’t save a specific trip in the Maps application, but you can bookmark starting and ending points, and select them to recreate the trip. Tap on the Maps search button and enter the starting or ending address. A push pin will...
  • Using your phone keypad, you can type in different codes to get a variety of information about your iPhone. Go to Phone >Keypad, enter the code, and tap Call to access it. Here is a list of codes and what type of information they are...
  • You can set the keyboard to include a Caps Lock feature. Go to Settings >General >Keyboard and set the “Enable Caps Lock” to the On position. This will make the shift key a Caps Lock key—double-tapping it will...
  • 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...
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