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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…]

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…]

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…]

Downloading Books and Media to 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, has sections for Music, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Podcasts, and iTunes U in [more…]

Specs and Info about the iPhone's Digital Camera

Megapixels measure a camera's resolution, or picture sharpness, which is particularly important to folks who want to blow up prints well beyond snapshot size. The rear camera on the iPhone 4s and later [more…]

iPhone Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts

Your iPhone is capable of doing so many things, and the more you use your iPhone, the more helpful you'll find shortcuts and other timesaving tips about it. Here are some faves. [more…]

Bonus Chapters for iPhone All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition

Click here to download the bonus chapters for iPhoneAll-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition. These bonus chapters focus on just a few of the many great apps you can download to your iPhone. [more…]

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