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How to Add Calendar Entries on Your iPhone 5

As part of the Facebook integration that came as part of iOS 6 on your iPhone 5, any calendar entries on the popular social network can automatically show up in the Calendar app. You will have to visit [more…]

The iPhone Calculator App

Your handy iPhone calculator does just fine for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Numbers and symbols (such as C for clear, and M+ for memory) are large and easy to see. [more…]

The Time Functions on Your iPhone

Every cell phone does have a clock. But not every phone has a world clock like your iPhone's Clock app, which lets you display the time in multiple cities on multiple continents. And not every cell phone [more…]

How to Use Voice Memos on Your iPhone

Apple includes a built-in digital voice recorder in the iPhone. Why would you need a recorder? Consider all the times you’d find it useful to have a voice recorder in your pocket — perhaps when you’re [more…]

The Reminders App on Your iPhone

With the iPhone 4S, however, Apple finally came to the realization that having a Reminders app of its own is a good thing. They had failed to provide a reminders or to-do app in its early iPhones, but [more…]

The iPhone 5 Passbook Feature

The Passbook feature that arrived on the iPhone 5 with iOS 6 is an attempt to turn your modern smartphone into a version of a digital wallet.

Some people already use the iPhone to scan boarding passes at [more…]

How to Use Your iPhone to Find Apps

Finding apps with your iPhone is almost as easy as finding them by using iTunes. The only requirement is that you have an Internet connection of some sort — Wi-Fi or wireless data network — to browse, [more…]

The New Maps App for iPhone 5

Unlike the old Maps apps for your iPhone, the Maps app in iOS 6 doesn’t offer information about traveling via public transportation, though it seems likely this feature will be added sometime in the future [more…]

Features of the iPhone Maps App

The iPhone Maps app offers some really cool features and capabilities. With the Maps app, you can find your current location; find a person, place, or thing; check out places from four different views; [more…]

Timesaving iPhone Map Tools: Bookmarks, Recents, and Contacts

The Maps app on your iPhone offers three tools that can save you from having to type the same locations over and over. All three are in the Bookmarks screen, which appears when you tap the little gray [more…]

Smart Tricks of the iPhone Maps App

The Maps app on your iPhone has lots of tricks up its sleeve, including a few nifty features you may find useful. With Maps, you can get more than directions to your destination. [more…]

The iPhone Compass App

The Compass app on your iPhone works like a magnetic needle compass. Launch the Compass app by tapping its icon in the Utilities folder on the second Home screen. You see the direction you’re facing. [more…]

Take Stock with the iPhone Stocks App

Stocks is another Internet-enabled app on your iPhone. It’s kind of a one-trick pony, but if you need its trick — information about specific stocks — it’s a winner. [more…]

The iPhone Weather App

Weather is a simple app on your iPhone that provides you with the current weather forecast for the city or cities of your choice. By default, you see a five-day forecast at the bottom of the screen with [more…]

How to Use Your Computer to Find iPhone Apps

To switch on Automatic Downloads on your iPhone, tap Settings→iTunes & App Store. After you do so, all apps you buy with iTunes on your computer or buy on other iOS devices will automatically appear on [more…]

Download Content Other Than Apps on Your iPhone

You may have noticed that the App Store app on your iPhone offers nothing but apps. iTunes on your computer, on the other hand, includes sections for Music, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Podcasts, and iTunes [more…]

Ten Free Killer iPhone Apps

You could make the argument that the most compelling killer app on the iPhone is the App Store itself. This online emporium has an abundance of splendid programs — many of which are free. These apps cover [more…]

How to Get Apps Out of the iPhone 5 Multitasking Tray

iOS 6’s multitasking is great, but sometimes you don’t want to see an app’s icon in the iPhone's multitasking tray. Don’t worry — it’s easy to remove any app that’s cluttering up your tray. To get rid [more…]

How to Delete an App from Your iPhone

You can delete an app from your iPhone in two ways: in iTunes on your computer or directly from your iPhone. To delete an app in iTunes, click Apps in the source list and then click the app’s icon to select [more…]

How to Organize Your iPhone Apps

You can have up to 11 Home screens (or pages) of apps on your iPhone. And if you’re like many iPhone users, you’ll soon have a substantial collection of apps in your iTunes library and on your iPhone. [more…]

How to Review Apps with Your iPhone

When you look at new apps for your iPhone you may want to look at reviews. Purchase decisions today are often based more on what someone else has to say about a product than on what the company says about [more…]

How to Reinstall Apps on Your iPhone

Mistakes happen. Computers crash. iPhones fall out of windows of moving cars. The result may be that you accidentally lose an app, could be a favorite game that you purchased or your online banking app [more…]

How to Organize Apps on Your iPhone

Your iPhone comes with the included apps displayed on the first two Home screens. You may want to rearrange the apps so that the ones you use most frequently are at the top of the Home screen, you may [more…]

How to Add an Event to the iPhone Calendar

If you're familiar with Calendar on a Mac (iCal in OS X 10.7, and earlier), creating events in the iPhone’s version of Calendar will be a breeze. Even if you use Outlook or another calendar program, Calendar [more…]

How to Add iPhone Contacts from Phone Calls and Messages

If you receive or initiate a phone call, text message, or e-mail from a number or address that isn'you’re your iPhone Contacts, you may want to add that information to an existing contact or create a new [more…]

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