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iPhone Tip: Making Calls via Safari, Emails and Chats

If you are new to the iPhone, here's a simple yet amazing tip that you may not already know. Whenever you see a phone number—whether it be in a Safari search session, during a chat or in an email, just tap the number and your iPhone will instantly call that number for you—without you having to write it down or remember it. Just another one of the many reasons why I love the iPhone!

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I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the 'How To' Help - Guide To All Things Geeky
  2. Click "Create and Share!" on the left hand side
  3. Choose "Blog"
  4. Give your photo a Title
  5. Leave the category as "general"
  6. Change the channel to "technology and gadgets"
  7. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Geek tip")
  8. Click on the "Add Image" link below the "body" box
  9. A popup window will happen - click on "Browse" to find your image on your computer
  10. Once you have the image chosen, click "Submit"
  11. The popup will show you your image, choose size: "normal" - if you want, you can give it a title (which will show up as a caption)
  12. Click "Insert" and the popup will go away
  13. Your "body" box will now have some text in it. Leave it as is. If you want to add some text before the picture telling me why you think this person is geeky, do it before the code that has appeared.
  14. Click Submit

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Leopardcc Leopardcc 8 years
Well if I ever get one that would be helpful
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 8 years
I need this phone.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 8 years
I need this phone.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I heart my iPhone!! :-)
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I heart my iPhone!! :-)
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
seriously?! wow! that thing is so cool. :) i want one.
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 8 years
haha thats a feature that makes sense. the bf and i used it while making dinner reservations. we looked it up on safari and dialed the number from there.
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 8 years
haha thats a feature that makes sense.the bf and i used it while making dinner reservations.we looked it up on safari and dialed the number from there.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
AHHH HOW I WISH I COULD HAVE AN IPHONE!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Very cool. Hopefully, someday I can have an iPhone.
steen steen 8 years
I actually discovered this by accident when I was trying to call my cable company! I love it!
jdots24 jdots24 8 years
This is a cool feature.And it also conveniently turns sites like Facebook into a phone book. Since Facebook has an iphone optimized site, you can scroll through your friends and choose to call them without hunting through their profiles.
jdots24 jdots24 8 years
This is a cool feature. And it also conveniently turns sites like Facebook into a phone book. Since Facebook has an iphone optimized site, you can scroll through your friends and choose to call them without hunting through their profiles.
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