We recently moved into a new home and once all the furniture was placed and the boxes unpacked, we started to hang pictures. The problem was that the garage was still a mess and we couldn’t find our level. The solution? The iPhone, of course!
Our iPhones can do so many wonderful things that it’s sometimes easy to forget they are also telephones. And while making phone calls may seem old school, there are many times when speaking to someone is the best way to communicate. With that in mind, here are a few tips to make using the phone easier.
Why are there so many things with such tiny print on them? I seem to ask myself that question more often with each passing year. I used to snap a photo with my phone and then zoom in, but there is a better way…
Having the web at our fingertips has dramatically improved our access to information. I wrote previously (here) about how to search for information both on your device and across the web. However, once you find a web page it can be difficult to find the specific information you want on that page. While it’s not obvious, there is a simple way to search for text on a web page.
Entering text is probably the most common thing we do on our devices, whether it’s sending a message, writing an email, or jotting down a note. How often do you mistype something and need to correct it? There is a relatively new, and much easier way to go back and change text you’ve already typed.
We all have become familiar with using a search engine, such as Google, to find things on the internet. Our devices have a similar feature that makes it very easy to find things both on our devices and online. It’s surprisingly powerful and useful.
I’ve written previously about how using strong, unique passwords and also ensuring that your devices are always up-to-date are important ways to stay secure online. In this article, I’m going to cover how to ensure that you are the only one that can sign in to your account. It’s called two-factor authentication, which is quite a mouthful, but is simple to set up, simple to use, and is a big improvement over just using a password.
I do a lot of reading on my iPad and iPhone. Often, when reading a news article, book, or web page, there is something I see that I want more information about. I might want to see the definition of a word, or get more details about a phrase. If you find yourself in the same situation, there is a very easy way to look up definitions and get more information when using your iPhone and iPad.