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26 iPhone 5s Tips You Should Not Miss

26 iPhone 5s Tips You Should Not Miss

The smartest smartphone has come a long way. Apple has molded their product into a gadget with cutting edge design and features. Look at these hot ones:

  • A one-of-a-kind chip that has a 64-bit architecture.
  • A camera that works better and faster.
  • Equipped with an identity sensor that can decipher your fingerprints.
  • Comes with an operating system that’s built and designed solely for 64 bit.

To say all of those features make the iPhone 5 a smartphone that’s ahead of its time is an understatement. There’s absolutely no doubt, it leads the smartphone game. Not only that, it’s more savvy than it appears, and so much more. This is your day. I’m unleashing tips and tricks to raise up your iphone 5 experience to the next level.

Time for tips ahoy…

(View photos from left to right then see corresponding description of tips below each set of photos.)

PHOTOGRAPHY

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    Share multiple photos

    Tip #1 Tap multiple images to share them all at once with iCloud Photo Sharing.

    Panorama

    Tip #2 You can easily shoot panorama photos from left to right or right to left. Just tap the arrow to switch the direction.

    Burst Mode

    Tip #3 Capture multiple shots of the action — for as long as you hold down the button — by snapping 10 photos per second. And real-time analysis suggests the best photos of the bunch.

    FACETIME

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      Messages

      Tip #4 View timestamps of your messages by touching and dragging message bubbles to the left.

      Weather

      Tip #5 View all your locations by pinching to see a collapsed view. To reorder locations, simply drag them where you want. Swipe from right to left on a location to delete it.

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        FaceTime audio

        Tip #6 Now you can make audio-only FaceTime calls. On your contact’s card, tap the phone icon in the FaceTime section.

        SWIPE GESTURES

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          Delete a message in Mail

          Tip #7 Simply swipe from right to left on messages in your inbox to quickly delete them.

          Go back in Mail

          Tip #8 To go back, swipe left to right from the edge of your screen.

          Spotlight search

          Tip #9 To open Spotlight search, swipe down from anywhere on the Home screen — such as the middle. Then type in what you’re looking for to quickly find it on your device.

          SIRI

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            Tell Siri who’s who

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            Tip #10 Tell Siri about your relationships, such as “Erin is my wife” or “Rick is my dad.” Then you can say “Text my wife” or “Call Dad” and Siri knows who you mean.

            Set your locations

            Tip #11 Enter your home and work addresses in Contacts. That way, Siri can remind you to do things when you leave or arrive at either place.

            Change the way Siri pronounces a name

            Tip #12 If Siri mispronounces a name, simply say “that’s not how you pronounce that.” Siri will ask you for the correct pronunciation, then say the name back to you three different ways so you can choose the one you like.

            CALENDAR

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              New views in Calendar

              Tip # 13 View your calendar by list, day, or month. Switch to landscape view to see a full five days.

              Swipe gestures

              Tip #14 Tap the month name in the left corner to change to month or year views. In Day view, you can swipe the week bar at the top to jump to days in the next or previous week.

              Search for specific events

              Tip #15 Tap the search icon for a list view of every event in your calendar.

              MUSIC

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                Create playlists

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                Tip #16 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.

                Create radio stations

                Tip #17 To create a station in iTunes Radio, tap the + icon under My Stations and search for an artist, genre, or song. Or choose from over 250 genre-focused or DJ-curated stations.

                Edit radio stations

                Tip #18 Remove or add new stations to your My Stations list by clicking Edit and the minus symbol to delete stations or the plus symbol to add them.

                Buy songs from iTunes Radio

                Tip #19 Tap Buy on a song that’s currently playing or one in your History or Wish List, and it downloads instantly from iTunes to your library.

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                  Musical landscape

                  Tip # 20 While browsing your music collection, switching to landscape view displays a mosaic of your album covers. Swipe to scroll, pinch to zoom in and out, and tap to play.

                  MAIL

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                    Insert a photo or video

                    Tip #21 When you’re composing an email, touch and hold in the message to see the “Select, Select All” menu. Tap the arrow and select “Insert Photo or Video.” Now you can choose a photo or video to attach from your Camera Roll, albums, or shared streams.

                    Keep your inbox clean

                    Tip #22 You can delete or move messages in batches. From your inbox, tap Edit, select the messages you want to organize, then tap Trash or Move.

                    Get back to your draft

                    Tip #23 Touch and hold the Compose button to switch to your list of saved message drafts.

                    SAFARI

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                      Single sign in

                      Tip #24 Sign in once under Settings, and you can tweet or update your Facebook status directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, and Maps. Or ask Siri to do it for you.

                      Manage open Safari pages

                      Tip #25 Drag and drop to rearrange your tabs. To close tabs, tap the X or just swipe them off the screen.

                      Create web clips

                      Tip #26 Quickly visit your favorite websites by creating web clips for them on your Home screen. Visit the site and tap the Share button. Then select “Add to Home Screen.”

                      You want more tips? Navigate to Apple.com. Apple supplied all the tips featured in this post.

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                      Last Updated on May 28, 2020

                      18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2020 Updated)

                      18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2020 Updated)

                      No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. Undoubtedly, it has allowed us to connect, perform, improve, and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable.

                      If you’re not taking advantage of some of the hundreds of time management apps and tools out there, you’re definitely missing a trick.

                      But with so many apps to choose from, how do you know which ones to use?

                      Well, this will depend on your needs. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 18 of the best time management apps that can help you with the most common challenges of managing time.

                      Let’s dive straight into the list.

                      1. Rescue Time – Use Your Time Wisely

                        If you have doubts if you are using your time sensibly, this app will send you weekly reports to indicate what things are stealing your time. Aside from its automatic time-tracking feature, this app also has distraction blocking and efficient report tools.

                        RescueTime helps you avoid being overwhelmed by too many tasks. This app also has a team software that’s dedicated to time management among team members. With this app, you may be shocked to discover how much time you’re actually wasting.

                        Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                        2. Remember The Milk – Keep on Top of All Your Tasks

                          If you’re struggling to manage everything you have to do, and you work with many different devices, then this is the app for you. It’s a great free tool that is compatible with your mobile, computer, Gmail, Outlook, etc., and it allows you to sync all your devices for easier time management.

                          This app will help you to manage your tasks easily and reminds you of them – wherever you are. You can share tasks and lists with others, making it a great tool for teams as well.

                          Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                          3. Focus Keeper – Boost Motivation to Complete Tasks

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                            This app is based on the principles of the Pomodoro Technique, and it is aimed at individuals who procrastinate and feel overwhelmed by tasks. It has a simple, efficient user interface that is easily customizable based on your needs.

                            Focus Keeper is designed to enhance your focus and remove any anxiety you might have with time pressures. This is a great app to use if you want to prevent yourself and your team from being burned out.

                            Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                            4. Toggl – Keep Track of Time Spent on Projects and Tasks

                              Effective time management starts with being clear on exactly how much time you actually spend on your projects and tasks and through analysis – working out how you can manage them more effectively. Toggl allows you to do all this even with its simple design.

                              Toggl includes great time-saving features integrated with its intuitive interface. This is a great alternative to time-sheets if you need to track how much time you spend on different projects.

                              Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                              5. Dropbox – Store and Send Large Files Easily

                                There are many apps that allow you to transfer content from your computer to other devices, but Dropbox is free and it is easier to use than the others. With the Dropbox app, you can even access and share important files on the go. It is an easy way to share your files and documents with others for improved productivity.

                                Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                6. Evernote – Keep All Your Notes in One Place

                                  Evernote is a free productivity tool that allows you to capture all your ideas, thoughts, and images in many different ways (e.g., with voice, notes, or images). You can even record your meetings, interviews, speeches, and ideas, create lists, add voice or text attachments, and share your files with friends. You can also sync Remember The Milk with Evernote to better optimize your time.

                                  Available iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                  7. MindNode — Focus on Tasks at Hand With Mind Mapping

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                                    Mind mapping is a great productivity technique, and Mindnode is one of the best free mind mapping apps available. It helps you to become more organized by focusing your thoughts – thereby gaining clarity on what needs to be done.

                                    This app allows you to customize various visual tags and templates to suit your needs. You can also easily share your documents with others.

                                    Available on iOS and Desktop

                                    8. GoodSync – Back Up and Sync Your Files Effortlessly

                                      This software allows you to back up, restore, and synchronize your files easily. It supports folders from a variety of locations, and it has filtering options that let you exclude subfolders from synchronizing.

                                      This app also allows you to sync files to and from your phone. If you have never backed up your files before, you should definitely take a look at this tool.

                                      Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                      9. MyLifeOrganized (MLO) – Manage Your To-Do Lists Effectively

                                        Check this out if you find it difficult to manage all your tasks, work with your to-do lists, and organize your goals. This task management software helps you target what you should be focusing on to reach your objectives.

                                        MyLifeOrganized is one of the best task management apps for focused work. It automatically generates to-do lists with priority actions for your immediate attention so that you can track your progress methodically.

                                        Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                        10. 1Password – Have All Your Passwords Remembered

                                          1Password allows you to keep all your passwords in one encrypted database – protected by one password. This saves you time when you forget your passwords and need to retrieve them. This also allows you to use various passwords for different accounts so you don’t compromise on security.

                                          Available iOS, Android, and Desktop

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                                          11. Pocket – Keep Your Eye on the Ball

                                            When you’re surfing the web, it’s easy to get distracted by enticing and fascinating websites. That’s why you need effective time management apps like Pocket. You can use this tool to save your ‘finds’ to access and read later on at a convenient time. This prevents you from getting distracted and negatively impacting your immediate work.

                                            Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                            12. Focus@Will – Boost Your Attention Span

                                              This amazing app combines neuroscience and music to boost your productivity. According to the developers, it’s possible to increase your attention span by up to 400% using Focus@Will, making this one of the best time management apps available.

                                              Focus@will is ideal for those who find it difficult to focus while studying, working, or reading. It also helps you control your ADD.

                                              Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                              13. Alfred – Interact With Your Computer in a Smart Way

                                                This small and simple tool allows you to launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. This makes life so much easier as you don’t need to go through the start menu to access what you want. The only downside is that it’s only available for macOS.

                                                Available on desktop (macOS)

                                                14. Forest – Boost Your Focus by Growing a Forest

                                                  Forest is a unique reinvention of time management apps. This unique and fun app helps you stay focused and on-track by making you focus on another thing.

                                                  The concept is simple: whenever you want to focus, plant a virtual tree. If you stay focused, the tree will grow. If you lose focus, the tree will die. As the app’s name implies, you can grow multiple trees to create a virtual forest!

                                                  Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop (Firefox Add-on)

                                                  15. Trello – Track Your projects in a highly visual way

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                                                    Trello is a hugely popular app that you may already be familiar with. It works by allowing you to create cards for tasks that you need to complete. Each card moves across the Trello board, which is typically broken into columns such as To Do, In Progress, and Completed. This serves as your cue to start working on and completing the associated tasks.

                                                    Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                                    16. Quire – Unfold Your Ideas

                                                      Quire is an innovative time management app that helps boost your team’s productivity. The strength of this app lies in its features for collaboration and ease of sharing. You can streamline and adjust your workflow based on your team’s needs and preferences.

                                                      Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                                      17. TimeTree – Have a Shared Calendar With Your Family

                                                        This TimeTree app allows families or teams to share multiple calendars and appointments with each other. So, whether you’re planning a party or running a local sports team, Time Tree can keep everyone up-to-date with all current and upcoming activities and events.

                                                        Available on iOS and Android

                                                        18. Todoist – Capture and Order All Your Tasks and Activities Easily

                                                          Todoist is close to being the ultimate digital to-do list and one of the best time management apps out there. It’s available via browser and app, and it lets you schedule all your tasks and activities. Each item can be flagged for priority as well as a given due date. There is also a neat option to add notes to any of your tasks.

                                                          Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                                          Final Thoughts

                                                          The above list covers what we consider to be the very best time management apps and tools available. And the good news is that many of them are completely free of charge!

                                                          So, what are you waiting for? Select the ones that will be the most valuable to you, and begin boosting your productivity now!

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