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How to Read E-Mail Messages on Your iPhone

After you set up an e-mail account on your iPhone, you can tell when you have unread mail by looking at the Mail icon at the bottom of the iPhone's Home screen. The cumulative number of unread messages [more…]

How to Make a Conference Call with Your iPhone

On an iPhone, you can make conference calls in which you and the people you're speaking to can all hear and be heard. Setting up a conference call might seem like a daunting task, but the iPhone makes [more…]

Speed-Dialing Your Favorites with Your iPhone

On your iPhone, you can keep a list of the people and numbers you dial most often in Favorites. Consider Favorites the iPhone equivalent of speed-dialing. Merely tap the person's name in Favorites, and [more…]

How to Take Pictures with Your iPhone

You can use the Camera app to take pictures with your iPhone. The iPhone Camera app icon appears on the Home screen, and unless you moved things around, it's positioned on the upper row of icons, all the [more…]

How to Import Pictures into Your iPhone

If you have photos on your computer that you want to import to your iPhone, you simply need to sync your iPhone with that computer. You can synchronize photos from a PC or Mac by using the Photos tab on [more…]

How to Use iPod Playlists on Your iPhone

The iPhone has an iPod app that allows you to play music, including any playlists you've created. If you've used playlists on an iPod or iTunes, you know the basic iPhone playlist procedure. [more…]

How to Browse YouTube Videos from Your iPhone

Apple has afforded YouTube its own cherished icon on the iPhone Home screen. Many millions of videos are available on the iPhone — nearly the complete YouTube catalog. So where exactly do YouTubers find [more…]

How to Find a Song on Your iPhone by Artist

In your iPhone's iPod app, you can find and play a song ordered by artist name. The iPhone allows you to search for an artist or browse to their listings by first letter of the artist's or band's name. [more…]

When to Use Subclassing in iPhone and iPad Game Development

Subclassing is one of the mechanisms you use to customize behaviors while you develop your iPhone or iPad game. Subclassing involves the following two stages: [more…]

Using Block Objects in iPhone and iPad Game Development

Blocks are an extension of the C language and are fully supported by Objective-C, the underlying programming language for all things Mac. In the new iOS 4, blocks are used more and more instead of [more…]

Building a Game Loop in iPhone and iPad Game Development

A game loop gets your code to update the game world on your iPhone or iPad many times a second — fast enough to make it look like fluid motion to the player. [more…]

iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

iPad and iPhone game programming requires several special elements. These essential steps give your program the action and interactivity that today's gamers demand, regardless of the platform where they [more…]

How to Use Your iPhone's Accessibility Features

iPhone's Accessibility tools (available on the 3GS and 4 only) are targeted at people with certain disabilities. If you are hearing or visually impaired, the iPhone offers solutions so that you can easily [more…]

How to Find a Lost iPhone

The Find My iPhone feature is pretty darn cool. If you inadvertently leave your iPhone in a taxi or restaurant, Find My iPhone may just help you retrieve it. The feature requires a MobileMe subscription [more…]

How to Track Your Workout with Your iPhone

You can use your iPhone to give yourself workout goals and track your progress. The Nike+ app for the iPhone can help you meet your fitness goals. Apple has teamed with the folks at Nike on a wireless [more…]

How to Remove Content from Your iPhone

If you're having problems with your iPhone and haven't been able to fix them by turning the iPhone off and back on, you can try removing some or all of your data to see whether it's the cause of your troubles [more…]

How to Specify Keyboard Settings on Your iPhone

You can customize your iPhone keyboard settings to suit yourself. By accessing the iPhone's Keyboard Settings screen (tap Settings→General→Keyboard), you can adjust a variety of settings related to how [more…]

How to Shoot and Edit Video on Your iPhone

The iPhone 3GS was the first iPhone to let you shoot video, and then the iPhone 4 joined the video party. When you shoot video on a 3GS or 4 iPhone, you can capture it in portrait or landscape mode: [more…]

What You Need to Know before You Buy an iPhone

When you purchase the iPhone 4, you're supposed to activate that new iPhone in the Apple, AT&T Wireless, Best Buy, RadioShack, or Wal-Mart store where you buy the thing, just like you do with other cell [more…]

How to Sync Your iPhone with Your Computer

Synchronizing your iPhone with your computer is a lot like syncing an iPod with your computer. But even if you’ve never used an iPod or iTunes, syncing your iPhone with your computer isn’t difficult. [more…]

How to Share (Or Block) YouTube Videos on Your iPhone

You can put your iPhone's color screen to good use by watching YouTube videos on it and, even better, sharing those YouTube videos while you're watching them. Your iPhone makes it easy. While you're watching [more…]

How to Transfer PDFs to an iPhone

Although it isn't obvious, you can read PDFs on your Apple iPhone. Of course, you first have to learn how to copy your personal PDFs to the iPhone from your computer. Luckily, it only takes a few easy [more…]

Tapping, Flicking, Pinching, and Dragging on Your iPhone 4S

Rice Krispies has Snap! Crackle! Pop! Apple’s response for the iPhone 4S is Tap! Flick! Pinch! And, oh yeah, add Drag! Fortunately, tapping, flicking, pinching, and dragging are not challenging gestures [more…]

Virtual Keyboards and the iPhone 4S Multitouch Interface

Like other iPhones, the iPhone 4S dispenses with the physical dialing keypad and more complete QWERTY-style keyboard in favor of a multitouch display. This display is the heart of many things you do on [more…]

The iPhone 4S Special Use Keys

The virtual keyboard of the iPhone 4S contains five keys that don’t actually type a character. Along with using the Shift key to type capital letters, you can press a key to activate Siri and start dictating [more…]

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