Here’s the best fireworks app for the iPhone. Fun and free. Perfect for 4th of July, New Year’s Eve, and July 27th (my birthday). Continue reading Free 4th of July Fireworks App
The Maps app uses GPS to know where you are. Turn Maps off when you can (after you arrive, maybe?) to avoid draining your iPhone’s battery. Continue reading Save Your iPhone’s Battery by Turning Off the Maps app
Do you want your iPhone’s batter to last longer? Of course you do. The single most important thing to do is to set your iPhone to check for new mail only when you open the app and ask for it. Here’s how you do it. 1. Go to Settings and then Mail, Contacts, Calendars 2. Tap Fetch New Data and turn Push off 3. Scroll down to Fetch and set Fetch to Manually. This is going to save your battery. A lot. But, you are not going to know that you have new email until you open the Mail app … Continue reading Save Your iPhone’s Battery by Turning Off “Push” for Mail
Mail gets a new look when you turn your iPhone sideways. You might get larger text, and you might get a different layout. Depends on the phone. Continue reading Turn Your iPhone Sideways: Mail
The Calendar app changes when you rotate your iPhone: get a Week-at-a-Glance view, where you can drag appointments around with your finger. Continue reading Turn Your iPhone Sideways: Calendar
Wondering about that low-flying jet? Ask Siri. She knows. Continue reading Ask Siri about airplanes
The iPhone has “Undo” but it’s not obvious how to invoke it. Here’s how you do it. Advice: try it before you need it, so you see how it works. Continue reading Shake to Undo
Note: iPad users are also welcome. This is my one-quick-tip-a-day-for-the-iPhone site. It’s short and sweet, which is good for both of us. If you want the same sort of thing for the Mac, try oneminutemacman.com. If you want longer how-to articles, try christianboyce.com. I’ll be experimenting with layouts and formatting and plug-ins here so the site may look different tomorrow than it does today. Bear with me. Continue reading Greetings, iPhone users!