The iPhone and iPod are specific types of Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) that run the iPhone operating system. A PDA is a handheld, multifunction mobile device equipped with computing and information storage and retrieval competence.

Traditionally, PDAs were designed as an electronic personal organizer that stored addresses, appointments and task lists. Today, PDAs use wireless networks to access web content remotely; send/ receive email and some, like the iPhone, are known as Smart phones because they function as cellular phones.

This exercise is designed to help you familiarize yourself with some basic features found on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Complete the scavenger hunt by finding the features listed in the column on the left, on your particular device. Write the location of each in the column on the right. You may work individually or as a group for this activity.

The iPod Touch and iPhone are equipped with a touch screen, buttons and icons that control their functionality. The iPod Touch/iPhone can be locked when not in use. When the device is locked, nothing happens if you touch the screen.

The iPod Touch/iPhone can also be locked with a pass code by default, the device will also lock automatically if you don’t touch the screen for a minute.

If you want to lock your iPod touch so press the sleep/wake button and for unlock iPod touch presses the home button or the sleep/wake and drag the slider.

Turn iPod Touch completely off so press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then drag the slider. To turn iPod Touch on to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

A touch screen allows users to interact directly with what is displayed on the screen, rather than indirectly via a mouse or stylus. The iPhone Application Development and iPod Touch are equipped with capacitive touch screens, which means that they only respond to finger contact and will not work with a gloved hand or stylus.

There are many applications included with the iPod Touch and iPhone. Only those listed on the subsequent pages are relevant to the PDA project. Touch any application to open it.

To the calendar enter appointment details by tapping each of the following fields. iPhone Application Developer can manage location, Starting and ending times (or turn on All-day if it’s an all-day event), repeat times—none, or every day, week, two weeks, month, or year. We can use alert time—from five minutes to two days before the event

Once you’ve joined a Wi-Fi network manually, iPhone/iPod Touch automatically connects to it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, the iPhone/iPod Touch joins the one last used.

Most things are the mail feature allows to users to their e-mails box. Mail sends and retrieves email in real time on the iPhone. The iPod Touch sends and receives email during synchronization. Both of these devices work with the most popular email systems—including Yahoo! Mail, Google email, AOL, .Mac Mail—as well as most corporate email systems. Mail allows you to access PDFs and other attachments and view them on your iPhone/iPod Touch.

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