Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year SUMMARY: Using voice recognition, a stylus and your camera, this year make a resolution to think differently about how you use your mobile device. Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best intentions, studies have shown that as high as 88 percent of all resolutions end in failure. This year, buck the trend and just try doing something simple, something easy; something you have not done before with your iOS device. So how does one take a resolution and turn it into a revolution? Rather than using your iPhone or iPad as a consumption device to buy more music, books and movies, or as a communication device to share, post and send, use it to think. Change the way you normally go about performing some mundane tasks and try accomplishing them from a slightly different angle. These five suggestions are a good place to start: Take dictation with Siri Siri can certainly help you out with a lot of the tasks you routinely perform on your device by providing you withe a hands free interface. But did you know that Siri is a great listener, too? It may feel a little odd at first, but anywhere you can type, you can speak. Tap the microphone on the keyboard and Siri will be listening to you, capturing your every word. This is also a great way to refine your thoughts. Sometimes when you try to speak what you are thinking rather than write it down,...
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