by: Graham Miller
The iPhone is one of the most popular mobile devices in the world. That means a huge community and a vast library of tips and tricks. Heres a sample:
At a favourite website, tap the plus sign (+) at the bottom of the screen. When the Add Bookmark bar appears, press Add to Home Screen, and youll create app icon for your favourite site.
On the keyboard, press a key and hold it to reveal its alternate character. For instance, the period includes the ellipsis and question mark includes the upside-down question mark.
At the end of a sentence, tap the spacebar twice. The iPhone will add the period for you, and then automatically capitalize the next letter you type.
Double-tap a word, then use the grab points to highlight that word or an entire phrase. Now, tap again to cut, copy, or paste. To undo, shake the iPhone, and then tap the Undo button.
When searching the Internet using the Google app, hold the .com button for access to other shortcuts like .net, .org, and .edu.
Nevertheless, URL prefixes and suffixes arent usually necessary. Its much quicker to use URL than www.URL.com. It even works for .net and the other suffixes.
While using the camera to shoot video or take photos, tap the screen. The iPhone will automatically focus and adjust the exposure and white balance.
Tapping the phone with the camera active will also bring up the zoom slider. Drag the slider to the right to increase zoom up to 5x, and drag it to the left to lower it.
Create a screenshot of your Home screen by pressing and holding the Home button. When the Sleep/Wake button appears, tap it. A screenshot will appear in your Camera Roll.
In order to save images from the Web when using Safari, just tap the image, and then hold. You can now save it directly to your Camera Roll or copy it for pasting into email or MMS.
The built-in iPhone calculator is a scientific calculator too. The additional functionality appears when you rotate the device sideways (landscape mode).
To lock the screen orientation, double-tap the Home button, and then swipe the multitasking interface left to right. Do it again to unlock it.
The FaceTime video calling feature takes advantage of the iPhones front-facing camera, but you can also use the rear-facing camera. Simply use the camera rotation icon as a toggle.
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GSMArena team, 14 March 2013.
The successor of the most popular smartphone from the most widely adopted platform - it doesn't get much bigger than this in the mobile industry. After months of rumor frenzy and high-pitched hype, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 at their Unpacked event in New York.
At first glance the Samsung Galaxy S4 looks very similar to its predecessor, the S III, but tinges of disappointment, if any, should be soon put to rest. It's a completely new phone on the inside and one that seems to have all it takes to keep Samsung ahead of the Android pack.
Squeezing a larger screen of higher resolution in a more compact and lighter body, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is also the first smartphone to feature an octa-core CPU. The Exynos 5410 chipset has a set of four Cortex-A15 cores to do the heavy lifting and another quartet of power-saving Cortex-A7 cores, which handles the less physical tasks. There will be a version of the Galaxy S4, powered by a Snapdragon 600 chipset too, but we are unsure which markets will get it.
Here are the rest of the Galaxy S4 highlights to get you started.
Samsung Galaxy S4 at a glance:
- General: Optional 2G/3G/LTE connectivity
- Form factor: Touchscreen bar phone
- Dimensions: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm, 130 g
- Display: 4.99" 16M-color Super AMOLED HD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (441ppi)
- Chipset: Exynos 5410 Octa / Snapdragon 600
- CPU: 1.6 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 / 1.9GHz Krait 300
- GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3 / Adreno 320
- RAM: 2GB
- OS: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Memory: 16/32GB/64GB storage, microSD card slot
- Still camera: 13 megapixel auto-focus camera, face detection, touch focus and image stabilization, Dual Shot, Cinema Photo; 2MP front facing camera, video-calls
- Video camera: Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port with MHL features (TV Out, USB host), GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, Infrared port
- Battery: 2600 mAh
- Misc: TouchWiz UI, Impressively rich video/audio codec support, built-in accelerometer, Smart stay and Smart rotation eye-tracking, Smart pause, Smart scroll, S Health, Air Gestures
More power, a better screen, a host of new exclusive software features and a larger battery to keep it going longer - the Samsung Galaxy S4 has all the right boxes ticked to be considered a worthy successor to what many considered the uber smartphone. It also has a key advantage over its direct rivals in running on the latest Android 4.2 platform.
HTC mobiles, are known for its touchscreen interface and user-friendly features. The list of handsets designed and launched by the HTC gained popularity for their amazing form and functionality. This brand has launched several handsets every year in the market. Mostly, HTC mobile phones are enhanced with the web and multimedia features. Besides the Microsoft Windows mobile operating system and 3G capabilities, HTC phones hold several other unique features such as Windows Media Player, high quality camera, GPRS, EDGE, Infra-red and Bluetooth connectivity. Among the several models of HTC, the HTC Touch HD, Touch 3G, Touch Pro, Touch Diamond, HTC P3470, HTC P3350 and HTC Advantage X7500 are some of the best handsets, which are highly in demand in the market. Now, we shall discuss the features of the HTC Touch HD.
In the series of the latest HTC mobiles, the HTC Touch HD is one the best handsets around the world. It has a large 3.8 inches TFT touchscreen with total support of 65K colours and provide a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The handset comes with many amazing features such as TouchFLO 3D finger swipe navigation, an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate screen control and Touch-sensitive navigation controls. This handset comes with a 5 mega pixels autofocus camera, which provides sharp and crystal clear still pictures with an image resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The phone also facilitates video recording option in CIF format. It also has a secondary VGA videocall camera which would permit the users to make face-to-face video calls around the world without any interruption. This is a Microsoft Windows enabled mobile phone. Its integrated miniUSB and Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP wireless technology would let the users to share multimedia files with other Bluetooth enabled devices at high speed.
The HTC P3400 is one of the best HTC mobiles, which is available in the present day market. This is an elegant and good looking mobile phone, which comes with many easy-to-use imaging and multimedia functionalities. This is a lightweight handset and weighs just 130 grams. It comes with a 2 mega pixels camera that delivers superb quality still pictures with an image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Its Pocket Office functionality also allows the users to view and edit office documents without any hassles. The users can also expand its external memory with the help of a microSD (TransFlash) memory card. Moreover, this is a high-end mobile phone in the present day market.
Hence, HTC mobiles are the best for all kinds of mobile phone users. HTC mobile phones are the latest technology handsets with superb functioning and are very helpful in professional as well as personal purposes.
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For almost all the smartphones you are required to select the $30 data plan, giving you unlimited data, and there is no extra cost if you are running on 4G versus 3G. A neat option is to get WiFi hotspot, this $20 add-on allows you to connect up to eight devices, such as your laptop, to your phone's internet so you always have internet on the go. The flip side to having such quick browsing speeds is that your battery probably will not last you more than two and half hours of 4G use. This has raised a lot of questions as to the functionality of the phone. However, on 3G you can expect to get around eight hours of talk time. Which by all accounts is very reasonable. The reality is you are likely to have trouble getting through the day without recharging. For a high pace corporate individual this might not be the right phone for you, but if you want to dazzle your friends with the fastest internet speeds then this one is for you.
You are likely to find the phone quick to maneuver through apps and day-to-day use with the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system. Unfortunately, the Thunderbolt does not ship with the latest Android version (Gingerbread, 2.3). However, it is expected to have an official upgrade sometime this Summer, with unofficial version online for users that have rooted their handset. Note, Android has blocked users with rooted devices from using the movie rental options. The phone ships with 2.5 MB of built in memory and a 32 SDmicro card - more than enough room to store all your pictures and videos.
To sum things up, the Thunderbolt is Verizon's premier phone. It is a better option for you even if you do not have access to the 4G network than the Droid X, merely because the interface from HTC (Sence) has better functionality than Motorola's MotoBlur. If you are toying with the iPhone, don't. It does not have the 4G connectivity, and nor will the iPhone 5, soon to be called iPhone 4S. The Droid 2 might be an option to consider if you prefer having a physical keyboard (much improved keyboard from the original Droid). If not, stick with the Thunderbolt and hope that the next generation smartphone's have better battery efficiencies.
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