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Discover how to get the most out of your iPhone or iPod touch, from making calls, browsing the web, managing your time, and getting around town to taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. In this course, author Garrick Chow shows how to perform all of these tasks and more, and introduces the enhancements built into iOS 6, including enhanced language support and commands for Siri, shared photo streams, and the new Reply with Message feature for handling incoming calls. The course also includes hands-on demonstrations on how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and offers tips for personalizing the setup of the iPhone and iPod touch. An extensive section on troubleshooting helps when the occasional glitch happen.
The included Weather App on the iPhone or iPod touch is a great simple application that lets you check the weather in up to 20 different locations. This is particularly useful if you travel a lot, or if you need to know what to pack on a multiple city trip. When you first launch the Weather App, you should see your local weather. Here you'll see the current temperature, the hourly temperature below that, which you can scroll horizontally, as well as the five-day forecast. At the top of the screen, an image of the current weather situation is displayed.
Depending on the weather, you may see clouds, sunshine, rain, or snow here. If it's currently night time in the city you are checking out, the current moon phase will also be displayed. You can swipe through and see some of the default locations, or data location of your own, simply touch the 'i' button at the bottom of the screen. Then either type in the city or the ZIP code of the location you're looking for.
The weather function works internationally, so typing, say Bethlehem, will get results for cities in the West Bank, Palestine, as well as in Pennsylvania and other states around the country. I'll select the one in Pennsylvania. Once you found and selected the city you are looking for it will appear in your list. You can use the handles to change the order of the cities, and you can also press the red Delete button to delete any cities you no longer want to track. You can also change the temperature from Fahrenheit to Centigrade, but once you have got your cities and the temperature setting the way you want, tap Done.
And now you can swipe horizontally to switch between cities. Lastly, while the Weather App packs a good amount of information on the screen, if you want an expanded weather forecast, you can click the 'Y' Yahoo logo at the bottom left and the Yahoo weather page will launch in Safari.
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