Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Adeste's BB + IPHONE Tips + Tricks # 162- March 14th

Tip # 162- March 14th
Set the touch screen sensitivity

You can set how sensitive the screen is to your touch.
1. On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon ( wrench)
2. Click Typing and Input  > Touchscreen Sensitivity.
• If you want the screen to respond faster when you tap it, change the Horizontal + Vertical Sensitivity field to a lower number.
3. Press the key > Save.

PS- this is where the Audible Roll is ( if you want a noise when you hit each key) put a check mark there ( not for me tks) J

Iphone TIPS + TRICKS
*Place a call on hold.
On iPhone 4, touch and hold the Mute button to put a call on hold (GSM model only).
*Display character count in text messages.
In Settings, tap Messages, then tap the Character Count switch. The count appears as you type when your message exceeds two lines. You may want to do this when carrier fees apply.

*Cut, copy and paste.
Find the text you want to edit in a note, email, web page or other app. You can select a word by double-tapping it, and select more or less text by dragging the grab points. Then tap to cut, copy or paste. To undo an edit, shake iPhone, then tap the Undo button.
*Take a picture of your screen.
Press and hold the Home button, then press the Sleep/Wake button. Your screen flashes and the picture appears in your Camera Roll.

*Create a playlist. In the Music app, tap Playlists, then tap Add Playlist and give it a name. Now tap any song or video to add it to the playlist. You can add individual songs, entire albums or all songs by an artist.

*Tap to focus the camera.
While shooting video or photos, tap the screen where you want to focus. iPhone will also adjust the exposure and white balance automatically.

*Keep your inbox clean.In Mail, you can delete or move messages in batches. From your inbox, tap Edit, select the messages you want to organize, then tap Delete or Move.

*Scrub through audio and video.
When you’re watching a video or listening to music or a podcast, the scrubber bar lets you skip to any point along the timeline. You can adjust the scrub rate from high-speed to fine scrubbing by sliding your finger down as you drag the playhead along the scrubber bar.

*Learn some keyboard tricks.
· Tap the space bar twice, and iPhone adds a period and capitalizes the next word.
· To enter a number or symbol quickly, touch and hold
, then select the key you want. Lifting your finger returns you to the alphabet keyboard.
· Touch and hold a letter to reveal a list of special characters.
*Use the compass with maps.
 Tap the Location button in Maps twice to use the built-in compass to orient the map based on the direction you are facing.

*Pinch to zoom.
In the camera app, pinch to zoom in and out of a scene up to 5x. You can also use the zoom slider.

*Drop a pin.
In Maps, touch and hold anywhere on a map to drop a pin so you can find an address, get directions or see street view for that location.

*Lock the screen orientation.
 Double-click the Home button to bring up the multitasking interface, then swipe from left to right. Now tap the portrait orientation lock once to turn it on and again to turn it off.

*Scroll to the top fast.
In Safari, Mail, Contacts and many other apps, tap the status bar at the top of the screen — which displays the network information, time and battery level — to scroll quickly to the top.

*Choose your wallpaper.
In Settings, choose Wallpaper, tap the image of the Lock and Home screens, then tap one of your photo albums or tap Wallpaper for the Apple-designed images. Find the image you want, tap Set and then choose whether to use it as wallpaper for your Lock screen, Home screen or both.

*Locate your lost iPhone.
If you’ve lost your iPhone, Find My iPhone can help you locate it on a map and protect its data. Display a message on its screen, remotely set a passcode lock or initiate a remote wipe to delete your data

*Everything has a tone.
Assign a specific tone for new mail, Calendar alerts, tweets and Reminders. In Settings, tap Sounds to assign each tone. Tap Edit in a contact to assign a ringtone to that contact.

*Create an event fast.
Touch anywhere on the calendar to create an event. To change your schedule, just drag events around on the calendar. Tap for day, month or list view. And rotate to landscape to see an entire week.

*Customize your keyboard.
Create your own personal dictionary, including shortcuts for each word. So your keyboard not only autocorrects, but knows exactly what you want to say as you type. In Settings, tap General, Keyboard and Add New Shortcut. From here, you can add new phrases and assign optional shortcuts to them.

*Broadcast live with Airplay.
With AirPlay Mirroring, you can share exactly what’s on your iPhone 4S with your HDTV connected to an Apple TV. Just double-click the Home button, swipe all the way to the right and select AirPlay Mirroring.

*Tweet it up.
Sign in once under Settings and tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, and Maps. Start typing a friend’s Twitter name and iPhone will autocomplete the rest.

*Set Reminders.
Assign due dates to items on your to-do list and Reminders will send you alerts. Add locations, and you’ll get alerts when you leave or when you arrive. You can also choose priority levels and write notes.

*See what’s up.
 Notification Center lets you know about missed messages, calendar invitations, friend requests and more. New notifications appear on top of the screen. Swipe down to see a summary of recent notifications.

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