iView: Sneak Peek into iPhone Life In­sider

iPhone Life Magazine - - Front Page - Hal, along with his wife Rita, founded iPhone Life’s orig­i­nal pub­lish­ing com­pany, Thad­deus Com­put­ing, in 1985. You can reach him at hal@thad­deus.com. Check out Hal’s new book at med­i­tatin­gen­trepreneur.com.

If you've been read­ing iPhone Life mag­a­zine as long as I have, you prob­a­bly con­sider your­self pretty tech savvy. When peo­ple run into an is­sue with their iPhone, they likely come to you, which can be both flat­ter­ing and slightly in­tim­i­dat­ing. Maybe they want to know how to use Siri to search the In­ter­net or take a great photo us­ing their iPhone's cam­era. Per­haps their ques­tion is about some­thing as sim­ple as how to sched­ule re­minders or send mes­sages. De­spite your fa­mil­iar­ity with tech­nol­ogy, you also re­al­ize how much you don't know—how much of the iPhone's po­ten­tial­ity you could har­ness to in­crease your joy, pro­duc­tiv­ity, and com­pet­i­tive­ness.

As the founder of iPhone Life, peo­ple of­ten as­sume I'm an iPhone ex­pert, and although I've picked up a lot of knowl­edge over the years, my real ex­per­tise has been in run­ning a niche pub­lish­ing com­pany. There's cer­tainly a lot more to learn, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing the re­mark­able rate with which tech­nol­ogy is ad­vanc­ing.

Free Daily Tips

Ever since the launch of iPhone Life's free daily tips pro­gram a year ago, in which we de­liver short iPhone tu­to­ri­als to sub­scribers each day, I've en­joyed both re­fresh­ing my knowl­edge of the iPhone's ba­sic func­tions and also mas­ter­ing fea­tures I hadn't even re­al­ized ex­isted. To be hon­est, I tend to re­tain only about 50 per­cent of the knowl­edge I gain, and I cer­tainly wouldn't like to be quizzed on the ma­te­rial in a month.

iPhone Life In­sider

That's why the new iPhone Life In­sider pro­gram is so use­ful, pro­vid­ing video ver­sions of the tips that are en­gag­ing and easy to ab­sorb. The In­sider tips are also sorted into cat­e­gories such as “Mes­sages,” “Set­tings,” and “iCloud,” which al­lows me to find and re­view semi-forgotten tips quickly, so I can re-learn how to ti­tle mes­sages, man­age my Ap­ple ID, and share shop­ping lists.

When you be­come an In­sider, you'll also gain ac­cess to iPhone Life mag­a­zine's dig­i­tal ar­chives, which I have found es­pe­cially help­ful. If I am in the mar­ket for a key­board, for in­stance, it's easy to search all the ar­chives for “key­board” ar­ti­cles. Or if I have a few min­utes, I can skim through the ta­ble of con­tents of a back is­sue to see which ar­ti­cles spark my in­ter­est. iPhone Life is also testing out its new “Ask an Edi­tor” fea­ture, al­low­ing In­sid­ers to get an­swers to their iPhone-re­lated ques­tions by com­mu­ni­cat­ing with one of the com­pany's ed­i­tors per­son­ally.

Our team has also been work­ing hard on in-depth video guides, which are com­pre­hen­sive step-by-step tu­to­ri­als on top­ics rang­ing from photo man­age­ment to Fam­ily Shar­ing.

At the time of writ­ing, the team has de­cided to of­fer the pro­gram for half off the regular price when you pur­chase a year's sub­scrip­tion, which amounts to only $2.49/month for video tip ac­cess and $4.99/month for un­lim­ited ac­cess to the video tips, guides, “Ask an Edi­tor” fea­ture, and mag­a­zine ar­chives. For those of you who sign up at iPhoneLife.com/In­sider, please email your feed­back to In­sider@iphonelife.com.

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