Hello, my name is Holly, and I joined the iPhone family in February 2012. Swearing to myself for two years to not give into the Apple iPhone craze, I finally felt my knees weakening at the thought of a phone that responded within half of a millisecond of me touching it. Previously an owner of multiple phones that would require me to tap wait… tap wait… tap tap wait… SERIOUSLY? Tap tap tap tap wait and wait and wait for the apps to open, I finally had had enough; I clenched my teeth together, swallowed my two year resolve to never order an iPhone, swallowed my pride, and ordered my iPhone. When I received it in the mail three days later, I pulled it out of the box like it was the Holy Grail itself, afraid to dirty it with fingerprints or heaven forbid, drop it. I couldn’t order a case or screen protector fast enough and even then, not just any case or screen protector was good enough for my iPhone.
Fast forward to July 2012 and to this day I still have a mildly, slightly addictive and obsessive relationship with my iPhone. I still have a mini-heart attack when someone asks to hold my phone to look at the awesome photo I took on Instagram more closely, or when someone asks to borrow my iPhone charger. If that little battery icon drops to red, I go into zombie apocalypse survival mode to either find another cord or to get the one back from the person who “borrowed” it for an undisclosed amount of time. And while I like to think I know everything and anything associated with the iPhone, disappointingly (and annoyingly) it turns out that I don’t. Yahoo news opened my eyes to “25 (more) awesome iPhone tips and tricks” (which you can read here) on their homepage just yesterday. I thought to myself, 25 MORE?! Where are the first 25?! So, of course, being the addict I am, I sought long and hard and tirelessly, for about a minute, for the first half of the “25 awesome iPhone tips and tricks” (which you can read here).
Here’s that awesome photo I took on Instagram the other day. These were the impending rainclouds of doom over my house in Las Vegas.
Here are previews of a few of my favorites:
“Dismiss suggested words: If you’re typing an email or note and the virtual keyboard is suggesting the correct spelling of the word — and you don’t want to accept it — you don’t need to tap the tiny “X” at the end of the word in question. Simply tap anywhere on the screen to close the suggestion box.”
“Feel and see when people call: Apple has added a number of accessibility features to iOS 5, specifically designed to assist those with hearing, vision, mobility and other disabilities…”
“Prolong your battery: Speaking of the battery, here’s how to squeeze more life out of your iPhone between charges. Turn down the brightness of your screen, turn off wireless radios you don’t use…”
“Send multiple photos at the same time: To send multiple photos to the same contact (say, in an email or iMessage), open the Photos app and then tap on an album…”
“Tell Siri the entire email: iPhone 4S owners probably go through a lengthy back-and-forth with Siri just to compose an email. Most people say the person’s name and then, when prompted, the subject line, and finally, the body of the email…”
“Lock the screen orientation: Does it drive you nuts to have the iPhone screen flip around when you rotate the phone? You can prevent this from happening…”
…And well, this blog will go on forever if I list all of the features I love. Go check them out for yourself and tell me which ones you find to be the most useful!
Did you also know that Camden has a mobile website designed for prospective residents looking for the perfect place to live? And if you’re already an awesome Camden resident, you can pay your rent and submit a service request online. Just type in m.camdenliving.com on any device (iPhones preferable!) and this is what should pop up! As always, your Camden front office staff can answer any questions you may have.
Do you see how nicely that green battery icon matches with the green on the Camden webpage? It’s a beautiful thing!
Now, off to play a round of Draw Something!