It has been a while since iPhone was released on June 29, 2007. The phone has become the most-loved tech toy for almost every member in the family; yes this includes parents as well as kids. We love to eat, work, relax, entertain, play on the iPhone and even take it to bed (to fall asleep listening to the calming music playing on it and wake up when its alarm clock goes on). The simplicity of the iOS platform of the iPhone makes it so useful that we take it everywhere we go and use it for diverse purposes. However, there are many iPhone users who have so far restricted their iPhone use to certain apps and preferred alternating between iTunes and iPhone gallery, other than basic Internet surfing . For users who have less explored their Smartphone, here are some tricks and tips that may prove handy:
Use the Front-Facing Camera for More than FaceTime
There is more to do with the front facing camera of iPhone 4 than just enjoy FaceTime. You can make it a self-portrait camera to take portraits and even shoot your video (after all, who else but you can capture the best shot of yours?). For this, navigate to the main camera, then click the camera with an arrow at the top-right corner and just switch the camera-view to what the front-view shows you. Once, you are ready, press the shutter and take a portrait-shot. You need to shuffle from stills to video to capture shots accordingly.
Toggling between capturing stills and video is easy. Just slide the toggle from either icon at the bottom of the phone’s screen.
Turn iBooks into Audio Books
Does the idea of listening to your favorite magazines or books on iPhone excite you? If yes, you can simply convert the iBooks into audio books and listen to them and relax whenever you feel like. iPhone comes with a special feature called ‘VoiceOver’, especially designed for visually impaired users. This is a gesture-based screen reader that you can take advantage of with the ‘VoiceOver’ feature. It takes a double tap to select a part of the book and you can use three fingers to start scrolling the screen. This will enable the VoiceOver to read aloud the content on your iPhone screen. There is also another way you can convert iBooks into audio books. First go to ‘Settings’ then go to ‘General’ and choose ‘Accessibility’. Now turn VoiceOver to ‘On’. Now, you can customize the settings to adjust the speed of reading accordingly. Now, simply access the iBooks app to enable VoiceOver to read selected portions of the text.
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