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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lumosity Brain Trainer

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The best of online brain training is coming to the iPhone and iPod touch!

For years, Lumosity has worked closely with the world's leading neuroscientists from top universities -- including Stanford, UCSF and Berkeley -- to create the best cognitive enhancement program. It has over 2 million members.

New York Times:
"There is a gradual growing awareness that challenging your brain can have positive effects," Dr. Cohen said.... "Every time you challenge your brain it will actually modify the brain," he said. "We can indeed form new brain cells, despite a century of being told it is impossible."

Scientific American:
"Lumosity was the program I was most eager to play each day."

LA Times:
"Lumosity presents a wide range of exercises that target different mental processes that decline with age, including working memory, speed of processing and attention."

Women's Health:
"Surprisingly fun games using real neuroscience research to improve your attention, memory, and even peripheral vision."

Movie Entertainment Magazine:
"These enjoyable games are addictive and rewarding."

Lumosity Brain Trainer includes 7 brain games designed to enhance your cognitive abilities, including memory, processing speed, attention, flexibility, and problem solving. Playing our brain games a few minutes every day will help you achieve the best results.

Our users have reported the following benefits:
• Improved memory
• Enhanced mood
• Better problem solving skills
• Ability to think more quickly

Start improving your brain NOW!

Play one session per day. Each session has 3 games and has been designed to improve different brain functions. The first 5 sessions are free! Lumosity subscribers get full access.

Brain Performance Index (BPI) is a measure of your performance in a given cognitive function.
By using Brain Trainer, you should see your BPI improve over time.

Learn about neuroscience and how technology can improve cognitive abilities.

Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

Chris Burriss, 25 years old
Baton Rouge, LA

"With Lumosity, I progressed rapidly and found that my thinking was much clearer, my short-term working memory had improved, and that I was able solve problems and come up with creative solutions much faster. I'm wholeheartedly convinced that these mental exercises are effective! They do work! People of all walks of life can benefit from I guarantee it!"



Friday, May 28, 2010

iPhone How To: Joining a Wi-Fi Network

Joining a Wi-Fi Network

The Wi-Fi settings let you turn on Wi-Fi and join Wi-Fi networks.

Turn on Wi-Fi: 

Choose Settings > Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi on.

Join a Wi-Fi network: 

Choose Settings > Wi-Fi, wait a moment as iPhone detects networks in range, then select a network (fees may apply to join some Wi-Fi networks). If necessary, enter a password and tap Join (networks that require a password appear with a lock Lock icon icon).
Once you’ve joined a Wi-Fi network manually, iPhone automatically connects to it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, iPhone joins the one last used.
When iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi Wi-Fi icon icon in the status bar at the top of the screen shows the connection strength. The more bars you see, the stronger the connection.
For information about configuring Wi-Fi settings, see Wi-Fi.


Friday, May 21, 2010

iPhone How To: Opening Webpages

Opening Webpages

Open a webpage: 

Tap the address field (on the left side of the title bar), then type the web address and tap Go. If the address field isn’t visible, tap the status bar at the top of the screen to quickly scroll to the address field at the top of the webpage.

Erase the text in the address field: 

Tap the address field, then tap Gray dot with "x".
As you type, web addresses that start with those letters appear. These are bookmarked pages or recent pages you’ve opened. Tap an address to go to that page. Keep typing if you want to enter a web address that’s not in the list.

Friday, May 14, 2010

iPhone How To: Email Organization

A portion of the Inbox screen listing messages, with a red Delete button to the right of a message.

Organizing Email

You can delete messages one at a time, or select a group to delete all at once. You can also move messages from one mailbox or folder to another.

Delete a message: 

Open the message and tap Trash icon.
You can also delete a message directly from the mailbox message list by swiping left or right over the message title, then tapping Delete.


Delete multiple messages: 

When viewing a list of messages, tap Edit, select the messages you want to delete, then tap Delete.

Move a message to another mailbox or folder: 

When viewing a message, tap Move icon, then choose a mailbox or folder.

Move multiple messages: 

When viewing a list of messages, tap Edit, select the messages you want to move, then tap Move and select a mailbox or folder.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Managing Contacts on iPhone

Contact info screen showing a phone number, ringtone, email address, web address, and street address. Near the bottom are buttons for sending a text message, sharing the contact, and adding the phone number to Favorites.

Managing Contacts on iPhone

Add a contact on iPhone: 

Tap Contacts and tap Plus sign.

Delete a contact: 

In Contacts, choose a contact, than tap Edit. Scroll down and tap Delete Contact.


Add a contact from the keypad: 

Tap Keypad, enter a number, then tap Add contact icon. Tap Create New Contact and enter the caller’s information, or tap “Add to Existing Contact” and choose a contact.


Edit contact information: 

In Contacts, choose a contact, then tap Edit. To add an item, tap Green dot with plus sign. To delete an item, tap Red dot with minus sign.


Enter a pause in a number: 

Tap Symbols icon, then tap Pause. One or more pauses may be required by a phone system before dialing an extension, for example. Pauses appear as commas when the number is saved.


Add a recent caller’s phone number to your contacts: 

Tap Recents and tap Blue dot with right arrow next to the number. Then tap Create New Contact, or tap “Add to Existing Contact” and choose a contact.


Assign a photo to a contact:

  1. Tap Contacts and choose a contact.
  2. Tap Edit and tap Add Photo, or tap the existing photo.
  3. Tap Take Photo to use the camera. Or tap Choose Existing Photo and choose a photo.
  4. Drag and scale the photo as desired.
  5. Tap Set Photo.


Use a contact’s info screen: 

Tap Contacts and choose a contact. Then tap an item.
NOTE: The Contacts screen shown here includes the buttons across the bottom that are available when you view Contacts from within the Phone application. These buttons don’t appear if you open Contacts directly from the Home screen.
A star next to a phone number means the number is in your favorites list.


See your own phone number: 

Tap Contacts and scroll to the top of the list. (Not available in all regions.)


Friday, April 30, 2010

iPhone How To: While On a Call

While On a Call

When you’re on a call, the screen shows call options.
The portion of the iPhone screen showing buttons for options while you're on a call. The buttons are arranged in two rows of three and are from top left to bottom right: mute, keypad, speaker, add call, hold, contacts.

Mute your line: 

Tap Mute. You can still hear the caller, but the caller can’t hear you.

Use the keypad to enter information: 

Tap Keypad.

Use the speakerphone or a Bluetooth device: 

Tap Speaker. The Button is labeled Audio Source when a Bluetooth device is available, which lets you select the Bluetooth device, iPhone, or Speaker Phone.

See contact information: 

Tap Contacts.

Put a call on hold: 

Tap Hold. Neither party can hear the other.

Make another call: 

Tap Add Call.

Use other applications during a call: 

Press the Home Home button icon button, then tap an application icon.

End a call: 

Tap End Call. Or press the center button on your iPhone headset (or the equivalent button on your Bluetooth headset).


Friday, April 23, 2010

iPhone How To: Checking Voicemail

Checking Voicemail

When you tap Phone, iPhone shows the number of missed calls and unheard voicemail messages.
A portion of the iPhone screen showing buttons for options while using the Phone application. The buttons from left to right are: Favorites, Recents, Contacts, Keypad, and Voicemail. The Recents button has a counter on the upper-right corner that indicates the number of missed calls.The Voicemail button has a counter that indicates the number of unheard voicemail messages.Tap Voicemail to see a list of your messages.
The Voicemail screen. At the top of the screen is the title bar with the Greeting button on the left and the Speakerphone button on the right. (If a Bluetooth device is connected, the Audio button replaces the Speakerphone button. You can tap the button to choose the audio output.) Below the title bar is a list of callers who have left voicemail messages. A blue marker preceding a name indicates the message is unheard. A play or pause icon precedes the name of the highlighted message. After each caller name is the time the message was recorded and a button you can tap to display the caller's contact information. Below the list is a scrubber bar that shows how much of the message has been heard and how much remains. The scrubber bar contains a playhead that you can use to skip to any part of the message. Below the scrubber bar is a Call Back button and a Delete button. Across the bottom of the screen from left to right are: Favorites, Recents, Contacts, Keypad, and Voicemail (selected).

Listen to a message: 

Tap the message. (If you’ve already heard the message, tap the message again to replay it.) Use Pause icon and Play icon to pause and resume playback.
Once you listen to a message, it’s saved until your carrier automatically erases it.

Check voicemail from another phone: 

Dial your own number or your carrier’s remote access number.