Online Features of the iPod and iPhone

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How to Bookmark Web Sites on Your iPhone

Bookmarks are saved Web sites you visit frequently that are added to a list so you can return to them quickly. You can bookmark a Web page on your iPhone just as you would on your home computer. [more…]

How to View Web Page History on Your iPhone

The History feature of your iPhone keeps track of Web pages you have visited recently. To return to a recent Web page, especially if you didn’t bookmark it, tap the Bookmarks icon, tap History, and then [more…]

How to Search the Web on Your iPhone

You conduct a Web search on your iPhone in pretty much the same way you search the Web on your home computer. The iPhone relies on the Google and Yahoo! search engines, although you can use others if you [more…]

How to Use Maps Recents on Your iPhone

Your iPhone's Maps has a feature called Maps Recents. Maps automatically keeps track of every location you’ve searched for in its Recents list. To see this list, tap the bookmarks icon in any search field [more…]

How to Search YouTube on Your iPhone

You can use your iPhone to search videos on YouTube. You can find YouTube videos on your iPhone by tapping any of the following icons: [more…]

How to Open a Web Page on Your iPhone

Your iPhone makes it easy to open a Web page. By following the steps described here, you’ll be surfing the Web on your iPhone in no time. [more…]

How to Open Multiple Web Pages at Once on Your iPhone

You can open several Web pages at the same time on your iPhone, using Safari. Once the Web pages are open, Safari lets you breeze your way between them. [more…]

How to Check the Weather on Your iPhone

You can use your iPhone to track weather forecasts in the places that interest you. Weather is a simple application on your iPhone that provides you with the current weather forecast for the city or cities [more…]

How to Use Wi-Fi on Your iPhone

Your iPhone is Wi-Fi enabled. Wi-Fi is typically the fastest wireless network you can use to surf the Web, send e-mail, and perform other Internet tricks on the iPhone. [more…]

How to Access a VPN on Your iPhone

You can access a virtual private network (VPN) on your iPhone. This enables you to securely access your company’s network behind a firewall — using an encrypted Internet connection that acts as a secure [more…]

How to Find Wi-Fi Hotspots Using JiWire

If you want more than what the Maps application offers on your iPhone, then try JiWire Wi-Fi Finder. JiWire is a free app that makes it easy to search for hotspots in more than 150,000 locations in 135 [more…]

How to Find Your Current Location with an iPhone 3G

If you have an iPhone 3G, you can use the built-in GPS feature to find your current location. Simply tap the Maps icon in the Applications screen, and then tap the little compass in the lower-left corner [more…]

Buying and Downloading Media from the iTunes Store

When you select multimedia content in the iTunes Store, you can purchase the items and download them to your computer immediately. To buy and download content, you just need to click the Buy button, regardless [more…]

How to Set Up an iTunes Store Allowance Account

An iTunes Store allowance account lets you determine the amount of available credit each month, from $10 to $200, in increments of $10. You can change the amount of an allowance or stop it at any time. [more…]

Digital Rights Management at the iTunes Store

To a limited extent, you can share all the content that you buy online from the iTunes Store. Some iTunes Store content — such as free podcasts as well as unprotected songs and albums sold at a higher [more…]

How to Use iTunes for Social Networking

iTunes allows you to use your iPod touch or iPhone to stay in touch with your connections on all kinds of social networks, including Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter: [more…]

Buy Digital Media through the iTunes Store

The hottest spot on the Internet for buying music and video is the iTunes Store, which you can reach from the cozy confines of iTunes, right from your MacBook. [more…]

iTunes Radio

Besides playing back your favorite audio files, iTunes can also tune in Internet radio stations from around the globe. You can listen to any of a large number of preset stations, seek out lesser-known [more…]

Radio Stations in Your iTunes Playlists

If you find yourself visiting an online radio station more than once, you’ll be glad to know that iTunes supports radio stations in its playlists. To add a radio station to a playlist from the Radio list [more…]

How to Set Up Mail Accounts on Your iPod Touch

To set up a Mail account on your iPod touch — including an iCloud e-mail account (with contacts, calendars, and bookmarks) or a Microsoft Exchange account — follow these steps: [more…]

How to Use FaceTime on Your iPod Touch

Making and receiving video calls with Apple’s truly innovative FaceTime technology is truly simple. No matter how you communicate, it helps sometimes to have a little face time. Apple has engineered a [more…]

How to Use Location Services on iPod Touch

Perhaps nothing is more personal than your physical location. With Location Services on your iPod touch, apps like Maps (and lots of third-party apps like Google Earth, SkyOrb, Eventful, Foursquare, and [more…]

How to Get Online with an iPod Touch

Going online means connecting your iPod touch to the Internet using a Wi-Fi network. To surf the web, check e-mail, use the iTunes Store or App Store (or any other app that uses the Internet), or use Location [more…]

How to Set Up iCloud on Your iPod

iCloud synchronizes your iTunes purchases, apps, and iBookstore purchases as well as e-mail, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and documents on a web server on the Internet — also known as [more…]

Benefits of the iCloud for Your iPod Touch

With iCloud, you can keep your iPod touch synchronized to everything you have in the cloud wirelessly, without having to connect it to your computer (that is, from any Wi-Fi location). iCloud stores your [more…]

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