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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 December 30, 2018

                      18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated)

                      18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated)

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

                      If you’re not taking advantage of one 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, but we’ve put together a list of 18 of the very best time management apps that can help you with the most common time management challenges.

                      Let’s dive straight into the list…

                      1. Rescue Time — Use your time wisely

                        If you have doubts that you’re using your time sensibly, this app will send you weekly reports to indicate what things are stealing your time. You may be shocked to discover how much time you’re actually wasting.

                        Download Rescue Time

                        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 which is compatible with your mobile, computer, Gmail, Outlook, etc. It helps you to manage your tasks easily, and reminds you of them – wherever you are.

                          Download Remember the Milk

                          3. Focus Booster – Boost motivation to complete tasks

                            This app is based on the principles of the Pomodoro Technique, and is aimed at individuals who procrastinate and feel overwhelmed by tasks. It’s designed to enhance your focus and remove any anxiety you might have with time pressures.

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                            Download Focus Booster

                            4. Toggl – Keep track of time spent on projects and tasks

                              This is a great alternative to time-sheets, if you need to track how much time you spend on different projects. Effective time management starts with being clear on exactly how much time you actually spend on your projects and tasks, and then through analysis, working out how you can manage them more effectively.

                              Download Toggl

                              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 easier to use than the others. With the Dropbox app, you can even access and share important files on the go.

                                Download Dropbox

                                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 really optimize your time.

                                  Download Evernote

                                  7. Mind42 — Focus on tasks at hand with mind mapping

                                    Mind mapping is a great productivity technique, and Mind42 is the best free mind mapping app currently available. It helps you to become more organized by focusing your thoughts – thereby gaining clarity on what needs to be done.

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                                    Download Mind42

                                    8. SyncBackFree — Back up and sync your files effortlessly

                                      This free software allows you to back up, restore and synchronize your files easily. It not only saves you time now – but also in the future. If you have never backed up your files before, you should definitely take a look at this pivotal tool.

                                      Download SnycBackFree

                                      9. MyLifeOrganized (MLO) — Manage your to-do lists effectively

                                        Check this out if you find it difficult to manage all your tasks, to work with your to-do lists, and to organize your goals. This task management system helps you to target what you should be focusing on to reach your objectives. It automatically generates to-do lists, with priority actions for your immediate attention so that you can track your progress methodically.

                                        Download MyLifeOrganized (MLO)

                                        10. 1Password — Have all your passwords remembered

                                          This app 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. It also allows you to use various passwords for different accounts so you don’t compromise on security.

                                          Download 1Password

                                          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. Use this tool to save your ‘finds’ to access and read later on at a convenient time which will not impact on your immediate work.

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                                            Download Pocket

                                            12. [email protected] — 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%! Ideal for those who find it difficult to focus while studying, working or reading.

                                              Download [email protected]

                                              13. Launchy — 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.

                                                Download Launchy

                                                14. Forest — Boost your focus by growing a forest

                                                  This unique and fun app helps you stay focused and on-track. 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!

                                                  Download Forest

                                                  15. Trello — Track your projects in a highly visual way

                                                    This 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) as your start, work on and complete the associated task.

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                                                    Download Trello

                                                    16. Wunderlist — Digitalize your to-do lists

                                                      Purchased by Microsoft in 2015, Wunderlist is an easy to use, feature-packed to-do list app. From planning a holiday, to sharing a shopping list with a partner, or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist will keep you on top of all your tasks.

                                                      Download Wunderlist

                                                      17. TimeTree — Have a shared calendar with your family

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

                                                        Download Time Tree

                                                        18. Todoist — Capture and order all your tasks and activities easily

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

                                                          Download Todoist

                                                          The above list covers what we consider to be the very best time management apps and tools. 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!

                                                          Oh, and one more thing… Take a look at a couple of our other articles that will help further streamline your time management:

                                                          40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone and 20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management

                                                          More Recommended Productivity Experts on Lifehack

                                                          • Leon Ho — The Founder and CEO of Lifehack, which he share productivity hacks to make life easier
                                                          • Carl Pullein — A renowned productivity and time management coach
                                                          • Mark Pettit — A Business Coach for ambitious entrepreneurs who want to achieve more by working less

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