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There are lots of things that you can do with your iPhone, sure, but we’re willing to be that there are a few more that you either don’t know about or haven’t used before, particularly with all of the additions in iOS 5. Did you know you can put in typing shortcuts similar to Text Expander? Or that you can make custom vibrations for each person? If you didn’t โ€” or just want to brush up on your iOS trivia โ€” hit the jump and find 40 top secret, ultra-cool tips for the iPhone.

Once you’re done becoming an iPhone pro, why not take your apps to the next level with our massive roundup of The Top 100 iPhone Apps!


When iOS 5 came out, we were given a new set of options: Sync via USB cable, or by Wi-Fi, each one with their own advantages and disadvantages. With Wi-Fi sync, you can still use the phone normally and get things done as long as you don’t leave the Wi-Fi network. USB lets you transfer photos and videos into your iPhoto library (assuming you don’t have Photo Stream running), but you’re stuck tethered to your computer.

So what’s your method of choice? Let us know in the poll to the right.

It’s true that we review a lot of productivity apps over here on iPhone.AppStorm. There are apps that offer a new form of syncing, apps that keep your to-do lists in different ways or boast a new interface that the developers believe will help you get things done. Wading through the App Store can be hard, and Apple is here to help with your need for a to-do app.

Meet Reminders, the brand new app that is included with every install of iOS 5. With advanced features and a familiar interface, Apple is hoping that Reminders will be simple enough to be used by anyone, but powerful enough to be used by everyone. Have they produced an app worthy of being placed on every install, or did they forget to make Reminders worthwhile? Read on and find out.

Ten days ago, Apple opened up preorder sales on the iPhone 4S, and a week later it was in stores, ready to be scooped up by anyone willing to wait in line.

But now we’re three days out from the official launch day, and although the hype hasn’t really died down, we still know who’s an early adopter, who is waiting for other reasons or who doesn’t want one at all.

What side of the fence are you on? Let us know in the poll!

After waiting for months for the official announcement from Apple, we now have the iPhone 4S. And as of yesterday, it’s now available for purchase.

In my case, it took until after 4 PM yesterday to receive my preordered iPhone, and although I got it activated almost immediately (no small feat, from what I hear), it still took a little bit to get everything set up to my satisfaction.

So what’s it like to go hands-on with the new iPhone 4S? Here’s what I experienced.


We’re just two days away from either having the iPhone 4S show up on our doorstep or getting in line to pick one up. A couple of days ago, one of our staff writers started asking who was going to take the plunge and buy one. That was a good question the way I saw it, because from the comments I’ve been reading, many of you are on the fence as to whether or not your’re going to spend the cash.

In an attempt to help you make your decision (if you haven’t already) I figured I’d ask our staff that very question: Are you buying one? And if so, what model? Our answers are after the break.


Although reactions have been mixed on the new iPhone 4S, there are still a ton of people who are going to buy one, that’s for sure. Me? Well I’ve preordered mine, so I know I’ll have something shiny and new on October 14th, but that was kind of a given, right?

So where do you stand in the mix? Do you plan on buying an iPhone 4S on launch day, or are you going to wait it out for the next iPhone to arrive? Let us know in our poll!

It’s official, Apple is holding a press conference on October 4th to discuss the iPhone. We’ve been waiting for this with baited breath for months now, and yet today, less than a week before the event, what do we know about the new iPhone? More importantly, what don’t we know?

Let’s take a moment and piece together this puzzle after the jump.


I was out getting ice cream the other day with my family, and the topic of sharing books came up. My mother loves her iPad, and goes through books purchased on the iBook store voraciously. My father on the other hand, reads occasionally, but sometimes would rather just borrow a book from my mom to check it out, just like he would have years ago with the physical version. Thing is, now he can’t do that.

“The Kindle will let you lend out books, and so will other ereaders and tablets. What makes iTunes and Apple this ‘great’ ecosystem that no one can beat?”

I played with my spoon in my ice cream for a minute, and after some thought I said, “Well Dad, let me give you three reasons.”


It’s almost September, and according to everybody with a website that has anything to do with Apple, the iPhone 5 will be announced and/or released soon. Although we’ve already seen some of the tricks that iOS 5 has in store, we still don’t know what kind of hardware changes are coming with the iPhone 5 โ€” or whatever they decide to name it.

So what do you think is next? Let us know in the poll!

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