Wednesday 7 November 2018

Book ~ "100+ Iphone/iPad Tricks You Can Do Right Now" (2018) Liz M. Weiman

From Goodreads ~ With this fun, easy guide, you can perform each of these 100+ tricks on your iPhone and iPad to explore the big changes that occurred after recent updates, including the iOS 12 update! 

Apps such as Camera, Photos, iMessage, Stocks, Siri and many more received a major makeover with new features that are important to know about. 

Using this guide, you can get the immediacy of a hands-on experience as you perform each of the 100+ tricks (each accompanied by detailed instructions) so you can discover how to use your iPhone/iPad to the fullest! 

I have an iPhone (a newer version) and was curious to see if I was using it to its fullest potential.  I use it to access work emails, Facebook, Twitter, emails, Instagram and take pictures.  I thought it would be fun to see what else it could do.

I knew some things ... like how to take a screenshot, using the flashlight, using the camera without unlocking my phone, using my fingerprint to unlock it rather than a code, etc.

I found it interesting to learn that using the Notes app, I could scan a document (I would just take a picture of it).  Or the cool things I can do when sending a message to someone that has an iPhone to jazz up the message.  I recently bought a new car and have sync the Bluetooth with my phone ... because I've done that, I can ask Siri where I've parked my car.  I've changed Siri's voice to an Irish man.

There were some things I wasn't able to do.  I don't know if I wasn't understanding the instructions or my phone doesn't have the capability.  I couldn't do any of the Apple Home app things since I don't have Apple Home.


Liz Weiman said...

Hi Teena, Thanks for giving such a great shout-out to my new book on iPhone/iPad tricks! You brought up a very good point, which is that the Apple Home app doesn't work unless you have bought an Apple-approved "smart appliance" like a thermostat, oven, light bulb that you bought specifically at a technology or home supplies store, and that can be controlled by your iPhone. So you didn't do anything wrong, since normal appliances won't work with your iPhone or Apple Home! Please don't hesitate to ask me any additional questions you may have by emailing me anytime at so we can schedule a call! It's so great to see such a thoughtful review coming from you and from the great country of Canada!

Teena in Toronto said...

Thanks, Liz!