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The Essentials of New Features of the iPhone

Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant introduced with the iPhone 4S, is certainly new and noteworthy. In addition, the iPhone 4S puts video calling in the palm of your hand with FaceTime and gives you the iCloud — a place where you can store and sync all your digital stuff.

How to Use FaceTime with Your iPhone 4S

The promise of video calling has been around since LBJ occupied the White House, and with the introduction of FaceTime on the iPhone 4S, the reality of seeing and being seen as you talk on the phone is [more…]

FaceTime Features on Your iPhone 4S

FaceTime, Apple’s video calling feature, puts your iPhone 4S in a whole different class when it comes to making phone calls. Plus, FaceTime comes with at least two major benefits, [more…]

How to Activate Siri on Your iPhone 4S

When you first set up the iPhone 4S, you have the option of turning on Siri. If you did so, you’re good to go. If you didn’t, tap Setting→General→Siri and flip the switch so that On is showing. [more…]

The iPhone 4S: What Siri Can Do

The beauty of using Siri on your iPhone 4S is that there’s no designated protocol you must follow when talking to her. Asking, “Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?” [more…]

Dictating to Siri on Your iPhone 4S

In many instances where you’d otherwise use the iPhone 4S touchscreen keyboard, you can now use Siri instead. Instead of typing, tap the microphone icon on the keyboard and speak. Tap Done when you’re [more…]

How to Correct Siri’s Mistakes on Your iPhone 4S

As good as Siri is, she doesn’t get everything right the first time. Fortunately, your iPhone 4S makes it easy to correct her mistakes. The simplest way is to tap the microphone icon and try your query [more…]

How to Make Siri Smarter with Your iPhone 4S

From settings on your iPhone 4S, you can tell Siri which language you want to converse in. Out of the gate, Siri was available in English (United States, United Kingdom, or Australian), French, and German [more…]

iCloud Basics for Your iPhone 4S

Apple’s iCloud service, which comes free with your iPhone 4S, is more than just a wireless hard drive in the sky. Rather, iCloud is a complete wireless storage and data synchronization solution. In a nutshell [more…]

How to Sync Your iPhone 4S with Your Computer

To sync your iPhone 4S with your computer, you use either the included dock connector–to–USB cable or connect wirelessly over Wi-Fi. However, if you want to sync wirelessly, you’ll still have to connect [more…]

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