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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 February 15, 2019

                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                      Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                      Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                      So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                      Joe’s Goals

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                        Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                        Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                        Daytum

                          Daytum

                          is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                          Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                          Excel or Numbers

                            If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                            What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                            Evernote

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                              I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                              Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                              Access or Bento

                                If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                Conclusion

                                I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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