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Arrange Icons on the iPhone/iPod touch Home Screens

Unhappy with the arrangement of your icons? You can move them around as follows: First, hold down on any Home screen icon until all the icons wiggle. Now, drag the icons to their desired locations (drag left or right to get to other screens). Finally, press the physical Home button on your device. (Unlike earlier releases, iPhone Software 2.1 doesn't move just-updated apps to the end of your Home screens, so your icons should be more stationary once you've installed the update.)

Remember that you can replace Apple's default icons in the four persistent spots at the bottom of the screen with your four most-used apps!

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MobileMe Mail and Gmail Go Down Simultaneously

It's almost certainly unrelated, but email services from both Apple and Google went dark today for several hours.Show full article

iPhone Apps That Go Beyond Entertainment

Isn't it interesting that of the top paid and free apps for the iPhone and iPod touch, more than two-thirds of them are games or other forms of entertainment? But never fear, if you want your iPhone or iPod touch to make your real life easier, a few actually useful apps are available.Show full article

Backing up Photos While Traveling

When you're on vacation, backing up your Mac probably isn't high on your list of things to do. But you should protect your vacation photos, which could easily disappear with a slip in the ocean or a lost piece of luggage. Here's how (complete with some pictures of our recent trip to Wales).Show full article

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 11-Aug-08

Notable software releases so far this week include iPhone 2.0.1 and Nisus Writer Express 3.1.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/11-Aug-08

This week's TidBITS Talk discussions concern the iPhone's accelerometer, making Entourage (or another email application) the default program for the Mail PDF command in the Print dialog, the strange case of a suddenly unformatted backup hard disk, walking directions provided by online maps, and the susceptibility of phishing attacks in Safari on the Mac.Show full article

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