iPhone tips and tricks?

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    Jan 15, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    Got one for Christmas.. wondering if anyone knows any useful hints or tricks or anything?
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    Jan 15, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    lilZ saidGot one for Christmas.. wondering if anyone knows any useful hints or tricks or anything?



    What? Do phones have tips and tricks?
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    Jan 15, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    In the Maps app, you can zoom out with one two-finger tap on the screen.icon_biggrin.gif
  • TexanMan82

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    Jan 15, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    Jailbreak it
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    Jan 15, 2010 7:56 PM GMT
    Iphone has at least three apps that that may be useful to you if you are a novice. The apps are probably not worth it if you are all ready tech savy.

    One is free... Iphone Tips & Tricks Lite

    The other two each cost 99 cents....Iphone Tips & Tricks and Iphone Tips & Tricks- The Complete Guide
  • gymhead_anony...

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    Jan 15, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    Get the grindr app lol.
  • WildCuddler

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    Jan 15, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    You can take a screenshot by clicking the home and lock buttons at the same time.

    Turn off bluetooth and other items if you need to save battery life (for traveling, etc)

    You can automatically sync up your contacts, calendars, etc with Google and that way you'll always have a backup of everything. ( http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252 )

    Use the alarm to set up reminders to take supplements, eat snacks, etc.
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    Jan 15, 2010 9:30 PM GMT
    Awesome, thanks guys!

    And about the jailbreak thing, my cousin's bf told me about it. It's supposed to make it to where every app, etc you get, free? If so, wouldn't there be a way for apple/att to track what you're doing?
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    Jan 15, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    lilZ saidAwesome, thanks guys!

    And about the jailbreak thing, my cousin's bf told me about it. It's supposed to make it to where every app, etc you get, free? If so, wouldn't there be a way for apple/att to track what you're doing?

    Jailbreaking allows you to download & use non-approved apps from non-Apple sources. But many Apple apps are free, too.

    BTW, jailbreaking voids your iPhone warranty.
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    Jan 15, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    TexanMan82 saidJailbreak it


    no
  • PipHop

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    Jan 15, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
    Y!Messenger App for your phone let's you IM
    Shazam allows you to record snippets of songs and then get info on them.
    UrbanSpoon shows restaurants in your immediate vicinity

    And they're all free.
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    Jan 15, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    Yea, I think I will pass on the jailbreak thing.

    Thanks again, I already have 3 pages of the free apps, all of which are pretty cool. The lame ones I delete right away ha.

    Trapster and google earth are pretty cool.

    Does anyone play the traffic rush game?
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    Jan 15, 2010 11:34 PM GMT
    gymhead_anonymous saidGet the grindr app lol.


    lol it's fun
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    Jan 15, 2010 11:34 PM GMT
    lilZ said
    And about the jailbreak thing, my cousin's bf told me about it. It's supposed to make it to where every app, etc you get, free? If so, wouldn't there be a way for apple/att to track what you're doing?


    If that's true, that sucks. There are people trying to make a living on $0.99 apps, and people are trying to find a way to stiff them.

    Give me a break, guys.
  • dannyboy1101

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    Jan 16, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    Set the ringer on vibrate.
    Call a friend and ask him to call you ASAP.
    Sit on top of the phone.
    Wait for it.
    Enjoy!
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    Jan 16, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    lilZ saidAwesome, thanks guys!

    And about the jailbreak thing, my cousin's bf told me about it. It's supposed to make it to where every app, etc you get, free? If so, wouldn't there be a way for apple/att to track what you're doing?

    That's incorrect info. The point of jailbreaking is to let you install apps that Apple doesn't approve. And to allow the iphone to do things that Apple doesn't want you to do. Mainly, multi-tasking/background apps. Also, jailbreaking will let you unlock your iphone and let you use a non-ATT SIM card. If you like the iphone the way it is, no need to jailbreak.

    As for piracy, there are plenty of pirated apps legally for sale in the App store. It's pretty common for scrupulous individuals/companies to obtain a legit app. Then reverse engineer, hack, and re-brand it as their own. That's why the App store has 100,000 apps. Most of them are just copies of each other.

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/03/copycats-causing-problems-for-iphone-app-developers.ars
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    Jan 16, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    I have lots of useful apps, like Yelp which finds all kinds of merchants & services, based on my location, gives reviews, and draws maps and gives directions to them. And an app that makes my grocery shopping lists, and even uses the onboard camera to read the product bar codes to automatically enter the items into my list of to-buy items. Yes, my iPhone actually reads bar codes. But I have some silly apps, too.

    One is ManLight, which is sorta like a flashlight. The screen cycles through these hunky shirtless guys, the light surprisingly bright, enough so I can put keys in door locks in dark places, and elsewhere that I can't see.

    But if I shake the iPhone, the screen goes totally white at full brightness, losing the guys, for even more illumination. A touch of the screen brings the guys back.

    Another app I have is TripTracker, useful for all the people I meet at the airports here in Florida, flying down on vacation. It gives me real-time updates on their flight info, and even maps their flight progress in the air. I never miss their arrivals, nor waste time showing up too early, when they encounter delays. It also gives their arrival gate info.

    A sorta silly one my friends had me download is called Bump. Since most of us have iPhones now, with Bump activated you tap your iPhones together, and your personal contact data gets instantly transferred between your phones. No need to manually copy phone numbers or addresses, or dial each other to capture the number. Just tap your iPhones together, and it all transfers. Neat!
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    Jan 16, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    dannyboy1101 saidSet the ringer on vibrate.
    Call a friend and ask him to call you ASAP.
    Sit on top of the phone.
    Wait for it.
    Enjoy!


    Man I tell u, you find a app for anything these days icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 16, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    Need to get off?

    There's an app for that! icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 16, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    I have T-Mobile but I bought an Iphone and jail broke it. The best apps for me is drunktionary which is a dictionary with every drink recipe and a musical game called buzzer which plays music knowledge with the songs in your phone. Hope that kind of helped.
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    Jan 16, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    I probably use the emoticons, "Emoji," feature the most. But you have to get the app first, there's a few of them and a majority cost $0.99. It makes texting and emailing much more fun. And can convey a message much more interestingly. Just that only people with iPhones can see the emoticons, otherwise they see boxes.
  • TexanMan82

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    Jan 16, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    TexanMan82 saidJailbreak it


    no


    Why not? Jailbreaking allows you to do the things with your iPhone that Apple should have allowed you to do from the very beginning.

    Like receive and answer a text within other apps, allow you to run more than one app at a time, turn your phone into a wi-fi hotspot. The list goes on and on.

    It makes your iPhone much better and even more useful.
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    Jan 16, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
    If you jailbreak it, are you still able to use apples apps?
  • DuggerPDX

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    Jan 16, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    TexanMan82 saidJailbreak it


    no


    Agree! Unless you want to spend a lot of time Jailbreaking your phone each time Apple comes out with an update don't do it!
  • DuggerPDX

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    Jan 16, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    My favorite applications:

    Maps - it has been so helpful when traveling in Europe, if you need directions or just need to know where you are in the city this is a valuable tool.

    Flighttracker - awesome tool for frequent flyers.

    Opentable - online restaurant reservations

    Vicinity - want to know where the next ATM or Cafe is, this tool will do it.

    Subway maps - I download a subway map for each city I visit, the London and Paris maps are great.

    This is a great resource for all things Mac and iPhone:

    http://www.macworld.com/products/iphone.html

    Just upgraded my partner and I to the 3GS and I am very impressed with quality of the new camera. So now I have a 3G and an original to sell, will try my luck with eBay!