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Upgrading Your iPhone: What's New in iOS 7

Apple's flagship iPhone 5s and colorful iPhone 5c come loaded with iOS 7. If you plan to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 7, here are the new features you can expect to find. [more…]

What the iPhone 5 Offers: Phone, Camera, Music, Internet

The iPhone has many best-of-class features, but perhaps its most unusual feature is the lack of a physical keyboard or stylus. Instead, it has a super-high-resolution touchscreen [more…]

iPhone 5's Automated Backups on a Computer or iCloud

Whether you know it or not, your iPhone 5 backs up your settings, app data, and other information on your iPhone whenever you connect to a computer and use iTunes to: [more…]

How to Organize iPhone Icons into Folders

If you have a big appetite for iPhone apps, keep them organized in folders to prevent agita. Finding the single app you want to use among 15 screens of apps is daunting, but Apple felt your pain and added [more…]

What Is iCloud and How Do You Sync It to an iPhone?

Apple's iCloud service is more than just a wireless hard drive in the sky. iCloud is a complete wireless storage and data synchronization solution. In a nutshell, iCloud is designed to store and manage [more…]

Syncing Your Data to Your iPhone 5

You have to tell iTunes what data you want to synchronize between your iPhone 5 and your computer. You start this process by clicking the Info tab, which is to the right of the Summary tab. [more…]

Synchronize Media from Your Computer to Your iPhone 5

When you sync (synchronize) media from your computer to your iPhone 5, you're ensuring that the media that's downloaded (or deleted) on your computer gets copied [more…]

Make Video Calls with FaceTime on Your iPhone 5

Think of all the people who will want to see you, such as an old college roommate living halfway around the world or grandparents living miles away. Using FaceTime is as easy as making a regular call on [more…]

The 5 Views of the iPhone 5 Calendar App

The Calendar app lets you keep on top of your appointments and events (birthdays, anniversaries, and the like). You open it by tapping the Calendar icon on the Home screen. The icon is smart in its own [more…]

AirDrop and Your iPhone 5

AirDrop is a fast, safe, and secure (through encryption) wireless method of sharing photos, videos, contacts, documents, and more with people you are close to physically. You just tap the share icon [more…]

The Outside of Your iPhone 4 and iPhone 5

The iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 are sleek devices with a few buttons, windows, and connectors on the top, sides, and bottom of the device. Here's a brief look at what each of them does. [more…]

iPhone 5's Fingerprint Lock

If you have the iPhone 5s, you should at least try Touch ID, the clever new fingerprint authentication scheme that not only lets you bypass the Lock screen by pressing your thumb or another finger against [more…]

Linking Your iPhone to Home Security

You probably have your iPhone with you most of the time, so what better way is there to keep an eye on what's going on at home when you're away? We looked into some of the apps and accessories available [more…]

How to Make Custom Ringtones for Your iPhone

You can assign different ringtones and vibrations to your contacts so you know who's calling — even when your iPhone is out of sight — just by the ringtone you hear. And your iPhone comes with a vast selection [more…]

How to Use Your iPhone as a Slideshow Remote Control

When you make presentations at client meetings or conferences, you may use an electronic slideshow to support your spoken words, and that slideshow is more than likely projected on a large monitor or projector [more…]

Basics of Bookmarks on Your iPhone

Much like their paper counterparts save your place in a book, electronic bookmarks on your iPhone save your place, or places, on the web — it's a way of easily returning to a website or specific web page [more…]

iPhone All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your iPhone with iOS 8 is pretty easy to command — a tap here, a swipe there, and you're on your way. However, you can use less obvious commands on your iPhone to do things faster and easier. These shortcuts [more…]

iPhone For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your iPhone can be so much more than a communication tool to talk into. Aside from making calls and creating your contacts, you need to get familiar with the many options available on the iPhone touchscreen [more…]

Setting Up a New iPhone

If your iPhone is brand spanking new and fresh out of the box, follow these steps to walk through its initial setup, and quickly be on your way to having fun with your new device. [more…]

A List of Things You Can Ask Siri

Siri can make your life easier in so many ways. Here's a list of things you can say to Siri — and expect to receive a correct answer — most of the time. [more…]

Data Networks and Your iPhone

You can't typically make or receive phone calls on a wireless phone without tapping into a cellular network. And you can't prowl the Internet (or send email or messages) on a mobile phone without accessing [more…]

Smart iPhone Messaging Tricks

With your iPhone, you can send a message to a person in Favorites, call a phone number in a message, start a FaceTime video chat, and more. Read the following list to find smart things you can do with [more…]

iPhone-Compatible Video Formats

This list of video formats supported by the iPhone is presented as a courtesy to those with geek aspirations (you know who you are). And just to point out how absurd the world of tech can sound sometimes [more…]

Importing Pictures to the iPhone

You needn't use only the iPhone's digital camera to get pictures onto the device, and through iCloud Photos, your phone can access photos in your iCloud, and downloaded via Wi-Fi or cellular. [more…]

Your iPhone's About Feature

The iPhone setting known as About, found by tapping Settings→General→About, is full of trivial (and not-so-trivial) information about the device. What you find here is [more…]

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