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Localization Checklist for Creating iPhone Applications

An iPhone application may be designed in one country and distributed in many. For maximum sales, you need to consider the language and cultural preferences of every country where you hope to make sales [more…]

When to Use Subclassing in iPhone App Development

Subclassing is one of the mechanisms you use to customize behaviors while you're developing your iPhone application. Subclassing involves two stages: (1) creating a new class, called a subclass, that inherits [more…]

Knowing the Target-Action Patterns for iPhone App Development

Following are the Target-Action patterns that you use when programming iPhone applications. You generally will specify the target as the view controller [more…]

iPhone Application Development All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The UIKit framework provides a great deal of your iPhone application’s basic functionality. As you develop your iPhone app, you customize the behavior of the [more…]

Use Location-Based Search Engines for Mobile

Mobile search is becoming the next big hyper-competitive battleground. All the usual suspects are already there, slugging it out for market share, but other, more specialized, location-based mobile search [more…]

How to Rename and Trim Voice Memos on Your iPhone 4

A bunch of third-party apps add voice recording to the iPhone, so you can create and play around with voice memos. Some of these iPhone voice-memo apps include Recorder from Retronyms, Dictation from Dragon [more…]

The Controls on the Top Edge of Your iPhone

Depending on what iPhone version you have, it has certain controls on its top. All iPhones include a headset jack and a sleep-wake button. The iPhone 3 and 3GS also feature the SIM card tray, and the iPhone [more…]

The Controls on the Bottom Edge of Your iPhone

The bottoms edges of the different iPhone versions are pretty consistent, featuring the same controls. On the bottom of your iPhone, you’ll find the speaker, dock connector, and microphone controls: [more…]

The Controls on the Sides and Front of Your iPhone

The front and sides of iPhones have a similar look across versions, although the iPhone 4 has added some new toys. On the front of your iPhone, regardless of the version you have, you find the following [more…]

How to Use Your iPhone's Home Screen

The iPhone Home screen offers a bevy of icons, each representing a different built-in app or function. You first need to actually get to your iPhone's Home screen: [more…]

Using the iPhone's Touchscreen Keyboards

Until the iPhone came along with its multitouch interface, virtually every cell phone known to mankind had a physical (typically plastic) dialing keypad, if not also a more complete QWERTY-style keyboard [more…]

Training Your Fingers to Use the iPhone

Fortunately, the iPhone lets you get things done by using the easy gestures of tapping, flicking, pinching, and dragging, so you'll be mastering many of the iPhone's features in no time: [more…]

How to Multitask on Your iPhone 4

iPhone's iOS 4 adds a bevy of important features, of which the long-overdue multitasking feature is arguably the most significant. Multitasking works only on the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 models, and presumably [more…]

Sifting through Voicemail on Your iPhone

The iPhone's clever visual voicemail presents a list of your voicemail messages in the order in which calls were received. But you need not listen to those messages in order. So iPhone's visual voicemail [more…]

Using Your iPhone 4 Internationally

You can use iPhone 4's 3G phone network to make calls (and do more) while traveling abroad. iPhone 4 gives you the freedom to call internationally — to anywhere from anywhere: [more…]

How to Make a Video Call with FaceTime on Your iPhone 4

Using FaceTime on your iPhone 4 is as easy as making a regular call on that iPhone. Plus, FaceTime comes with at least two major benefits, besides the video: [more…]

How to Create and Share Voice Memos on Your iPhone 4

A bunch of third-party apps add voice recording to the iPhone, so you can create and play around with voice memos. Some of these iPhone voice-memo apps include Recorder from Retronyms, Dictation from Dragon [more…]

How to Control Your iPhone with Your Voice

If you have an iPhone 3GS or 4, you can boss around your music by using nothing but your voice. You can tell your iPhone to play certain music or even give you information about what's playing. Here are [more…]

iPhone Apps that Help Manage Diet, Exercise, and Disease

If you own an iPhone, you know the downloadable applications (apps) can help you find your way around town, pick a restaurant, decide which movie to see, and more. But did you also know there are hundreds [more…]

Composing a Photograph on Your iPhone with the Rule of Thirds

Your iPhone can capture a detailed photograph, but how well the photo is composed is up to you. One common photo-composition trick is called the Rule of Thirds. With the Rule of Thirds, you imagine lines [more…]

Handy iPhone Photography Apps

With over 3,000 iPhone photography apps to choose from, you might ask which ones are vital. The following two iPhone apps are both useful and easy to use and can help you get just the photo you want. [more…]

Using Depth of Field Techniques with the iPhone's Camera

The depth of field in your photography can have a dramatic effect on your subjects. A focus distance of four feet or more with the iPhone 3GS/4 means everything to the horizon will be in focus. But a focus [more…]

Tips for Steadying Your iPhone to Get Good Photos

Holding your iPhone securely while taking a photo without getting in the way of the lens takes some getting used to. Remember to keep your elbows tucked into your body. [more…]

iPhone Photography & Video For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you own an iPhone, then you're never without a camera to snap a photo that catches your eye. And if you have an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, you can record digital video to document a spontaneous event. [more…]

How to Play Slideshows on Your iPhone

If you store a lot of photographs on your iPhone, you can run slideshows of those images. Not only does iPhone let you run slideshows, it gives you a variety of controls to run a slideshow just the way [more…]

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