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Mac Copy Utilities

You can use third-party utilities to copy information to and from your Mac to and from your iPod. When using Mac copy utilities, remember that copying copyrighted material without permission is illegal [more…]

How to Write with Notes on Your iPhone

The Notes application on your iPhone lets you write text notes that you can save for yourself or send through e-mail. To create a note on your iPhone, first tap the Notes icon on the Home screen, and then [more…]

How to Take Pictures with Your iPhone

Your iPhone takes pictures, using the Camera application icon on the Home screen. The Camera icon is positioned on the upper row of icons on your iPhone, all the way to the right and adjacent to the Photos [more…]

How to Lock and Unlock Your iPhone

You can lock your iPhone so its touch screen doesn't work. This prevents the iPhone from dialing phone numbers, playing music, or doing anything else when it's in your pocket, rubbing against your pants [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…]

Calendar View Options on Your iPhone

You have several choices as to how you view your iPhone's calendar. Your calendar has a List view, a Day view, and a Month view. [more…]

How to Track Stock Prices on Your iPhone

You can track stocks and investments using your iPhone, and you can edit the list (adding new stocks you are tracking and deleting any stocks you've lost interest in) whenever you wish. Every time you [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 the Calculator on Your iPhone

Your iPhone’s calculator works just like a pocket calculator. You can find the iPhone’s calculator feature on your Home screen, by clicking the calculator icon. [more…]

How to Use the World Clock on Your iPhone

Your iPhone's World Clock lets you display the time in numerous cities around the globe. Tap World Clock (inside the Clock application) to activate it. [more…]

How to Use the Alarm Clock on Your iPhone

Your iPhone can serve as an alarm clock. You can even choose the ringtone that you want to wake to. As with most things on your iPhone, setting the alarm clock is simple. [more…]

How to Use Your iPhone's Stopwatch and Timer

Your iPhone can serve as a stopwatch and timer. These features, which are both available through the Clock application, work like a conventional stopwatch and timer. [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 Search the iTunes App Store

The iTunes App Store offers you a couple of options for exploring its content: by browsing or by using the Search field. (Just a reminder: to display the App Store, launch iTunes, click the iTunes store [more…]

How to Find Information about an iPhone App in iTunes

Using iTunes on your computer, you can find information about iPhone apps on any of the iTunes App Store screens. Simply click the icon or link for the app, and a detail screen appears. [more…]

How to Download an iPhone App to Your Computer

When you find an app on the iTunes Store that you’d like to try, just click its Get App button. At that point, you have to log in to your iTunes Store account, even if the app is free. [more…]

How to Report an iPhone App Problem from Your Computer

If an iPhone app doesn’t work properly, crashes, freezes, or otherwise messes up your iPhone, you should definitely report the problem so that Apple and the developer know of it and [more…]

How to Find Information about an App Using Your iPhone

Once you find an iPhone app that interests you in the iTunes App Store, you can find out more details about that particular app, as well as read reviews on it. [more…]

How to Download an App to Your iPhone

You can download an app directly to your iPhone from the iTunes App Store. Once you have located an app that you want, you simply tap the app to display its detail screen. You then tap the price button [more…]

How to Update an App on Your iPhone

You can check to see if the developer of an iPhone app has released an update. Simply open the iTunes App Store on your iPhone, and tap the Updates icon at the bottom of the screen. [more…]

How to Delete an App from Your iPhone

If you no longer want the apps you have, you can delete it right from your iPhone. This is useful if you want to reduce clutter on your iPhone, or to increase available space. [more…]

How to Publish a Photo Album with MobileMe

If you’re a member of Apple’s $99-a-year MobileMe service (formerly .Mac), you can publish a photo album in the MobileMe Gallery. Tap a picture and make sure the picture controls are displayed. Then tap [more…]

How to Buy Digital Media from the Apple iTunes Store

The iTunes Store is the hottest spot on the Internet for buying music and video. You can reach it from the cozy confines of iTunes. (That is, as long as you have an Internet connection.) If you’re not [more…]

How to Find a For Dummies Mobile App

Dummies iPhone and iPod touch mobile applications can make your life easier in a fun — and functional — way. Success may be just that simple with Dummies Apps [more…]

Record a Video on the iPod nano 5th Generation

The iPod nano 5th generation has a new feature —the ability to record a video. The video feature on the new iPod nano enables you to record up to 2GB of video content that you can edit and share with friends [more…]

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