Advice That Will Get You Comfortable With You Iphone

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An iPhone is a terrific way for you to join the 21st century. Sleek, user-friendly, and powerful, this phone is more than a phone: it is a self-contained communications center. If you want to learn more about how to use this machine, keep reading. This article contains tricks for you to do even more.

Take advantage of the weather function on the iPhone to get a grasp of the forecast for the next week. This function allows you to select the specific town that you live in along with other areas that can help you get a better idea of weather in a particular area.

If you use your iPhone as a listening device for your favorite mp3s, use this trick. To randomly shuffle to another song, simply shake the phone gently with a flick of your wrist. This is perfect for those who prefer to listen but don't want to stop and take the time to select another song.

You can edit the pictures you take on your iPhone. Go to the picture you want to edit. Once you find the picture, click the Edit button in the top right corner. This will allow you to fix red eye, crop, rotate or auto enhance. After you make your fix, click Save in the top right corner.

Although experts in child care do not recommend you use electronic devices to entertain your children, iPhone apps can help keep your child occupied during a long automobile trip. Some of these apps are also educational and will help your child learn at the same time they are being entertained.

Even if you do not plan to use your iPhone for a while, you should store it with a dead battery. Allow your phone to fully charge each time it is put on the charger instead of letting it run down. Otherwise, you run the risk of adversely affecting the chemical composition of the battery, possibly damaging the phone.

To get personal with your iPhone and Siri, try teaching Siri your family's names. For instance, you can teach Siri your spouse's name. Then instead of speaking out your spouse's full name when you want to call him or her, you can say instead "Call my husband" or "Call my wife." It's much more personable!

Iphone 4s

Do you often wonder where that plane is going that is flying above you? Ask Siri. If you have an iPhone 4S, you can ask Siri what flights are overhead at any given moment. This is because of Siri's relationship with the search engine Wolfram Alpha which keeps track of the data.

Take advantage of location based reminders. One of the features of the new iPhone 4s is the ability to give you reminders of what you ask when you get to certain places. If there is something you do not need or want to remember until you get home at night, ask Siri to remind you about it as you leave from that place in the morning.

You can learn to do so many things with your iPhone. Now that you know more tricks, you can use your phone to help you do things you may not have expected. Keep exploring and learn how to make your phone work best for you. Use the tips here to help you get started.

Great Tips For A Successful IPad Experience

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When using your iPad, you might feel as though you're limited due to lack of knowledge. You should keep reading this article so that you can better understand how to use your iPad for more of your daily tasks. There are apps for everything! You just have to know more information as to how to use your iPad.

Think carefully before you decide to jailbreak your iPad. The advantage of jail-breaking your iPad is that it will provide you with lots of additional features. However, jail-breaking your iPad can make it more vulnerable to hackers. Furthermore, jail-breaking voids your warranty from Apple, and it can have a considerable impact on your iPad's battery life.

When your iPad freezes, you can reboot your device with a soft reset. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this. This will cause your device to restart. If you want to kill a running process, hold the main button for around 5 seconds.

It is possible to expand the amount of preview text you get for emails. Go to Settings/Mail/Preview. You can change this from 2 lines to 5 lines. This allows you to tailor how much you'll see in the Mail app and lets you skim through your mail more efficiently.

Want to be able to find your iPad if you lose it? Simply select iCloud under Settings. Enter your Apple ID, and then scroll down to "Find My iPad." Then activate it. Therefore, if you ever lose your device, you can visit to find it.

Did you lose your iPad? If you use the Apple product iCloud, you will be able to located your iPad or your iPhone. Go to the iCloud website, log in and you will be able to locate your lost iPad or phone on a map. You can also access this feature on another iPad.

If you need to mute your iPad's sound in a pinch, use this handy technique. Simply hold the volume down button for a couple of seconds. This can be a quick way to avoid having to adjust your volume multiple times. Repeat the process if you want to get back to the default setting.

Hopefully you have a better understanding of how to better use your iPad to take care of business and entertainment. You probably didn't know much of the information you've read in this article. That means there is always more to learn, so keep gaining more knowledge as to how to operate your device.

First Preview Picture Of Gadget's New TV Series?

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As you've probably noticed for the past six months, I really, really haven't got much time for blogging these days. (Without going into detail, my studies are very intense at the moment, so I've had to temporarily postpone pretty much all plans for this site.) But even so... how could I resist showcasing what I discovered this morning on the home page of DHX Media? The image has actually already been taken down by DHX (perhaps signaling that someone leaked it online a little too early?); but below, you can find picture proof in form of a screenshot from my computer, taken earlier tonight, of DHX's web site. (UPDATE: For more proof of the picture's source, you can also see it on its original image url from DHX Media. I elaborate a little on this at the end of the post.)

So what have we got here? A low-res image that - very briefly - served as the thumbnail for Inspector Gadget in the 'Shows' section of DHX's site. If you clicked on the image (like I tried), you would simply be taken to the standard presentation of the Inspector Gadget series, complete with a video of the 1983 intro... so there's no way to tell for certain that the temporary thumbnail picture was a preview of the new series. But thinking logically, what other reasons could the image have for being there? It looks nothing like the standard, crappily drawn promotional art for the original series - and more to the point, it's not even drawn! My theory: This was a subtly placed teaser for the new Gadget series, as well as the first reveal of the animation technique. Judging by this image, the new series will be CGI.

I'm also half-way wondering if the placing of the thumbail picture on DHX's site was hinting at something more: That the upcoming series will be a revival of the original show, rather than a reimagining. I've mentioned this theory before, and if it's true, it might actually make sense that the thumbnail image simply linked to the basic description of the old series... because this basic description will perhaps also apply to the new series. The image above is certainly giving me a very classic vibe.

In fact, even if I'm not 100% sure how well CGI will work, I think Gadget's design looks pretty charming. (In terms of charm and appeal, it's certainly miles ahead of anything seen in the 2005 horrendous direct-to-video CGI feature, Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever.) Gadget seems a bit simplified and streamlined compared to his 1983 design - the chin and ears are more rounded, for instance - but overall I love seeing how close this is to the Inspector's vintage appearance. Also, without knowing anything about how this design will move in animation, I'd say he seems fairly elastic and expressive.

Again, though, I have to stress that much of this is speculation on my part. The only thing I know for a fact is that, earlier today, what looks like a CGI-rendered image of Inspector Gadget was being used as a thumbnail in DHX Media's 'Shows' site. Sometimes during the past few hours (yes, really - you'll just have to take my word for that), the image was taken down and replaced with a piece of standard promotional art for the 1983 series. Everything beyond that is open to interpretation...

...your thoughts?

UPDATE (May 10): Through some creative Googling, I actually managed to find the original image url to the picture! Even though DHX removed it from their 'Shows' thumbnail section, the picture is still located in the same parent directory on So click here for further proof that this image does indeed come directly from DHX Media! The image file is dated March 26, 2013 in DHX's parent directory folder (scroll down alphabetically to "thumb_inspector_gadget.png" to find it)... though I'm pretty sure it wasn't used as a thumbnail on the 'Shows' site until fairly recently. But it's interesting that this CGI image of Gadget is apparently many weeks old already.
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