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When asking Siri for directions Just add “via transit” to your command!

Since Apple maps don’t include transit options, you’ll be presented with a selection of Transport Apps, which will include Google Maps if you have it installed. The location information will be handed off to Google Maps. This can be a lot easier than entering the address directly into the Google Maps app. No jailbreak required.

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By all accounts, from googling the experiences of others, issues from clock time to full memory can trigger the iPhone and iPad App Store “Error 1004 please try again later”.

I was simply trying to update my installed apps. The problem hit me simultaneously on iPhone and iPad — which is a hint that the problem is server side.

No amount of waiting to try again later made a difference. Not resetting the time. Nor restarting my iPhone/iPad. Nor rebooting my iPhone/iPad. Nor deleting a couple of videos to recover memory (even though I wasn’t short on available RAM to start with). Nor even switching between 3G and WiFi, thereby excluding router issues.

For me the solution was different and simple. Read More »

The iPhone’s spell check tries to correct your spelling of iPad by offering up uPas? Hopefully the next iPhone OS upgrade will update the dictionary.

BTW I’m perfectly happy with my iPad nano — the iPhone itself!

So here’s something that Apple’s GUI gurus didn’t get right: How to save draft email in the iPad/iPhone’s Mail application.

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Stop writing. Hit “Cancel” (1), yes, I know, that doesn’t feel right or comforting. But then up pops the option to “Save” (2) your email. You’ll then find it in your “Drafts” (3) folder.

If you have multiple email accounts, you may need to back out of “All Inboxes” and then scroll down to the specific email account you were sending from — before navigating into the appropriate “Drafts” folder.

Short cut to retrieve a draft: As long as you don’t restart your iPhone, there’s a short-cut to retrieve the last last draft you saved: Simply press and hold the button to compose a new email — until you draft reappears.