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Get the most out of your new iPhone or iPad. In this course, Garrick Chow provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of the Apple iPhone and iPad: making and receiving calls, emailing, browsing the web, managing your time, getting around town, taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. Plus, learn how to install any one of the thousands of apps from the App Store and extend the functionality of your device. Garrick devotes time to the new features in iOS 7, including iCloud Keychain, Control Center, AirDrop, and new Photos organization. The course also includes hands-on demonstrations of how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and includes tips for setting up the iPhone and iPad so they behave as expected. We also include an extensive section on troubleshooting help when the occasional glitches happen.
Back in iOS 6, Apple integrated Facebook and Twitter directly into the operating system, which made it easy to post status updates directly from your device's built in apps like Safari, photos, the camera and maps. In iOS 7, Apple has continued to integrate social and media sharing sites into the operating system by including the ability to log into Flickr and Vimeo accounts. Let's take a look at this by setting up Twitter. To use this feature I'm going to go to Settings. And here I'll scroll down and find Twitter. If you have an existing account, just enter your user name and password here.
And then I'll tap Sign In. Now if you haven't yet installed the Twitter app, you'll be asked if you want to install it now. Just tap install if you want to use the official Twitter app, or tap Later if you want to install a third party app you can download from the app store. You will want to have at least one Twitter app installed if you want the ability to tweet outside of the apps on your device that Twitter is integrated into. But I'll just type Later for now. We'll get into installing apps in a later chapter, but just know that you can install Twitter directly from here at any time by tapping this Install button. If you have more than one Twitter account. Maybe you have a personal Twitter account as well as one for business.
You can tap Add Account to add another one. I'll just stick with this one account for now, though. If you tap the Update Contacts button, your device will scan the contacts stored on your phone and examine the e-mail addresses stored there. If it finds any addresses associated with Twitter accounts, those people's usernames and photos will automatically be downloaded and added to their contact files on your device. This makes it easy to mention your friends and reply to them in your own tweets. So once you've entered your Twitter information here, you're all set to tweet from the various built in apps on your device. For example, I'll go into my photo library and I'll tap select up here in the upper right-hand corner and I'll choose one of my photos.
And I'd like to tweet this photo to my followers. So I'll just tap the Share button here in the lower left-hand corner. And you can see one of the options here is Twitter. Tapping that opens a new Tweet window where I can type my message. If you want, you can tap the Location button here to include information about where you're Tweeting from, and when you're ready to post your Tweet, just tap Post. And that's all there is to it. Now if you don't have a Twitter account, you can quickly and easily sign up for one either by going to twitter.com on your web browser or going back to the settings here on your device and you can create a new account by tapping Add Account. And then here you can tap Create New Account.
I'm just going to cancel that for now. If you haven't created an account on your device before, the Create New Account button will be back here on this main Twitter page, and then all you have to do is tap it and walk through the set-up instructions. Now let's take a look at the Facebook settings. I'll go back to Settings, and here I'll tap Facebook. If you don't have a Facebook account, you can tap Create New Account right from here, and walk through the steps to create one. But if you do have an account, just enter your user name and password here. Then tap Sign In. Now before you sign, you're given this detailed page letting you know exactly what signing in to Facebook from your iPhone will do. Doing so will download your Facebook contacts onto your phone and keep their information up to date.
It will also download your Facebook events to the calendar app, so you'll start seeing things like your Facebook friend's birthdays appear in the calendar. Signing into Facebook will also allow you to post status updates, photos, and other content like links to websites you want to share directly from the apps on your phone. Now, you can change some of these things later, like you can hide Facebook events from the Calendar app if you don't want to see them. But basically, the point is that signing into Facebook here gives you the ability to post and share from within your iPhone apps. So I'll tap Sign In here in the upper right-hand corner. Again, I'm offered the ability to install the Facebook app. I'll just tap Later for now. And notice these switches have appeared.
So if I wanted to block Facebook content from appearing in the calendar or the Contacts apps, I could just turn them off from here. But now if I open an app like Safari. And I have a web page I want to share with my Facebook friends. I'll just tap the Share button and then I'll tap Facebook. And then I can write a little something about what I am posting. Again you can tap location if you want to include information about where your posting from and you can even choose which of your friends can see your post. So, if you've created friend lists in Facebook, you'll see those lists here on your phone automatically. And to find out more about friend lists, check out our Facebook courses at lynda.com.
And, when I'm ready, I'll tap Post. So, that's how to work with Twitter and Facebook directly on your iOS device. And it pretty much works the same way if you have a Flickr or a Vimeo account, which are services for sharing photos and videos. Just tap the one you want to integrate in your device, and to your log in information, and you'll be able to share directly with that account from the many apps on your device. So, if you already use any of these services, you'll really appreciate the way they've been integrated into iOS. And if you've never tweeted or used Facebook, Flickr, or Vimeo before, go ahead and sign up for accounts. They're free, and you may find that you'll use them a lot more than you expected to.
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