iView: Sneak Peek into iPhone Life Insider
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.