iTunes has been listing a completely new device with a placeholder name under “requirements” for some apps in the App Store. Where iTunes lists which devices an app is compatible with, a few apps have been appearing as being compatible with “iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and ix.Mac.MarketingName.” Since only iTunes
While the usage of caps lock is generally reserved for comment trolls and confused old folks, it can be very useful when used responsibly. The iPhone does have a caps lock mode built in, but it's disabled by default. To enable it, go to Settings > General > Keyboard and turn on "Enable Caps Lock." Now whenever you need to type in all caps, simply double-tap the shift key to engage caps lock.
Additionally, you can also use this method to enable CHOCK LOCK MODE OK.
You know that iTunes app on your home screen? Some people completely ignore it while others sometimes use it to download music and podcasts. What you might have forgotten though is that you can actually rent and download movies, TV shows, and music videos over the air, right from your iPhone.
Yes, this is definitely a "no duh" for some of you, but I'm betting that quite a few of you totally forgot about this feature. And while I tend to agree with David Lynch about watching movies on your iPhone, it'll certainly do in a pinch.
One of the great things about the iPhone is that its headphones come with a handy little microphone with an integrated button. The button of course allows you to answer and end calls, as well as play and pause your music. You've also been able to double-click them to skip to the next song, but in iPhone 3.0 you can actually triple-click to rewind and go back to the previous track! It's a little tough to do at first, but it's a handy little addition that's sure to help out with your daily iPhone use. Enjoy!
Everyone knows that iPhone's keyboard comes with a full set of QWERTY keys, numbers, and punctuation, but you may not have realized that there's even more. Hidden underneath many of the keys are special character variations. To bring up a special character, simply tap and hold for a moment and select from the pop-up menu. For example, if you'd like to type café, simply type caf, hold E, and choose É from the menu. There are tons of other special characters hidden behind both alphabetical keys and punctuation keys. Check 'em out!
The swipe to delete gesture is one of the most often used on the iPhone, but sometimes swiping to delete many emails can take time. With iPhone 2.0 Apple expanded Mail's "Edit" button to allow selection of multiple emails for deletion. You can also use this multiple selection mode to move emails to a specific folder. Just hit the "Edit" button! It's a basic feature, but it's one that everyone can use.
In the latest iPhone software update (v2.2), Apple added a new shortcut to the Home button. Pressing the Home button from any Home screen will now bring you right back to your first home screen. This shortcut is great for those of you who just can't stop downloading apps. For this one to work, you must already be at the Home screen.
If a call comes in and you want to mute your ringer, pressing the Sleep/Wake button or one of the volume buttons will immediately silence your phone. If you'd like to send a call directly to voicemail, you can press the Sleep/Wake button twice to decline it. You can also do this if you're wearing an iPhone headset by quickly pressing the microphone button twice. Now you can selectively ignore people you don't want to talk to. Handy!