IPOD is not just for Music

1. Make sure images are saved in Mail and Safari

When you encounter a nice image, that you wish to save while reading email or browsing the Internet, just click and hold for several seconds. Then, you will see a menu that allows you to store it on your camera in the Photograph section.

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While viewing an online page, click the plus key at the foot of the screen.

2. Internet Clips

Just like what is possible on Macs with Dashboards, Safari on the iPod and iPhone touch allows you to add online pages to the home screen. While viewing an online page, click the plus key at the foot of the screen. This will show the following icons: Include on Home Screen, Insert Bookmark and Email Link to this URL. If you click the second key, it will record your precise location on the online page and automatically create a thumbnail logo that displays on the home screen.

3. Do not specify web extensions manually

When you type a URL into Safari, there is a .com key on the keyboard, so you do not need to type out all the characters. However, what if the website you wish to visit does not finish with .com? If you hold the .com key down, it will display .edu, .org and .net keys. Press your finger onto the screen, slide it to the required extension, then release.

4. Rapidly change between different keyboards

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Press your finger onto the screen, slide it to the required extension, then release.

The good thing about a keyboard with a touch screen is that the content can alter, depending on the needs of the existing application. If you click the @123 button to use characters like numbers, the question mark and the ampersand, etc, it remains on this other keyboard until you click the ABC button to return. To use a single character, get rid of that additional keystroke by clicking the @123 button and holding it down. Then, slide your finger over the screen to your chosen key. The standard keyboard will come back when you release.