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Free eBook: 154 Brilliant iPhone (and iPad) Tips. Too Cool Not to Share.

by Kelly Walsh on February 6, 2013


This free eBook is full of tips and tricks you’ll benefit from for years to come!

Did you know you can add your own keyboard shortcuts on the iPad or iPhone? How about some faster ways to reject suggested auto-corrections as you type, or write contractions, or a single-tap method to magnify and select text? This free eBook from Michele Ballard is jammed full of handy, cool techniques like these.

I recently downloaded this book from the iBooks Store and was so impressed by the first few tips alone that I knew I had to share it here. Most of these tips will work on the iPad too. Tips are organized into sections like “Keyboard and Writing Tips”, “Mail and Calendar”, and so on.

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Here’s a few more tips to whet your appetite for this fabulous freebie:

  • Format text in e-mails: You can bold, underline, or italicize text in emails by highlighting a section of text and then clicking the right arrow in the menu that pops up, where you will then see a “B I U” option.
  • Mark an email as Unread: This can help you remember to go back to an email and follow up on it later. Click on Details and select the ‘Mark as Unread’ option that appears below (on the iPad, click the ‘Mark’ option, which will give the choice to Mark as Unread).
  • Focus on a point when recording: If you tap on a point on the screen while recording, the camera will make that the focal point while recording. Try it!

Get this wonderfully useful free iBook here:

Note that some of these techniques may only be available with more recent versions of iOS (like 5 and later), so if you are well out of date, some of these may not work on your device.

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
Book Review – Teaching and Learning With The iPad by David Mahaley
Selecting the Best Apps for Teaching and Learning – Use a Rubric!
Book Review – THE RULE OF 6: HOW TO TEACH WITH AN IPAD eBook by Jim Norwood


Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer and a faculty member at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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