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    Default What is the coolest thing your iDevice let's you do that other people may not know is possible?

    The goal of this thread is to discover / share new ideas. I know, always having a camera in your pocket / telling the world what you had for lunch / checking e-mail every 4 minutes is cool...be we all already know this. Tell us something new!
    I love being able to plan outdoor photography shots months (or more) in advance using The Photographer's Ephemeris to see where the sun, moon, and shadows will be in the future.
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    Default Re: What is the coolest thing your iDevice let's you do that other people may not know is possible?

    Take a look at the following links, please. The first link is the Community Rules & Guidelines:


    The Second link is the App and Developer Forum Rules & Guidelines:


    The Third link leads to the iOS App & Game section for you to peruse various threads to see how other devs introduce their apps to the iMore Community within the rules & guidelines:
    iOS Apps & Games - iPhone, iPad, iPod Forums at iMore.com

    The last link leads to the specific app you referenced in your post above:
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    Default Re: What is the coolest thing your iDevice let's you do that other people may not know is possible?

    I think one of the most understated but useful things my device does is works together with my Macbook Pro when it comes to iMessage. I use this function (and tethering) more than anything else, and being able to work on my computer and also directly respond to messages (since most people I know use iMessage), it's a very valuable tool.
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    IPhones allow me to buy from the iTunes Store, which is to me my favorite thing about iOS

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    The coolest thing it lets me do is have an iPhone. Welcome to iMore.
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    Lets me use my iPhone to play and control games on my mac, use my phone as a remote/joystick/game controller.
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    Default Re: What is the coolest thing your iDevice let's you do that other people may not know is possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I think one of the most understated but useful things my device does is works together with my Macbook Pro when it comes to iMessage. I use this function (and tethering) more than anything else, and being able to work on my computer and also directly respond to messages (since most people I know use iMessage), it's a very valuable tool.
    This. Except I use iMessage to sync on my iPad and iPhone. It's so damn convenient.
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    Default Re: What is the coolest thing your iDevice let's you do that other people may not know is possible?

    Use the airplay feature with an ATV. Definitely one of the coolest things an iDevice can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I think one of the most understated but useful things my device does is works together with my Macbook Pro when it comes to iMessage. I use this function (and tethering) more than anything else, and being able to work on my computer and also directly respond to messages (since most people I know use iMessage), it's a very valuable tool.
    This is one of my faves. I also sync my iPad to iMessage & my notes on all my iDevices.

    Another thing I love is Passbook. Whenever I get close to my fave Walgreens or Starbucks my cards appear on my lock screen. Plus I can keep up with my hotel/airline reward numbers. I also haven't lost a boarding pass since I've been using Passbook (boarding pass appears on the screen a few hours before the flight).
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    Have to agree the ease of "sync" between devices carries a lot of weight


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    Default Re: What is the coolest thing your iDevice let's you do that other people may not know is possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by wbeard385 View Post
    Have to agree the ease of "sync" between devices carries a lot of weight


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    Default Re: What is the coolest thing your iDevice let's you do that other people may not know is possible?

    I'm gonna say home sharing. I especially like how you can stream your Mac library right on your iPhone/Pad. So as long as I'm at home and my Mac is on I can listen to gigabytes of music and watch heaps of films on my iDevices over the air without actually wasting storage. It's pretty neat but I'm sure not many people use it.
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    AirPlay and AirPrint.

    Both ridiculously useful, and nothing else that I know of on a mobile comes close.
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    Default Re: What is the coolest thing your iDevice let's you do that other people may not know is possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by melbsteve View Post
    I'm gonna say home sharing. I especially like how you can stream your Mac library right on your iPhone/Pad. So as long as I'm at home and my Mac is on I can listen to gigabytes of music and watch heaps of films on my iDevices over the air without actually wasting storage. It's pretty neat but I'm sure not many people use it.
    I use home sharing all the time although not necessarily with my iPhone or iPad. I have home sharing set up on a Mac Mini to serve up video, mainly kids' movies and TV, to my AppleTV.
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    2nd vote for AirPrint. I'm still amazed at how flawlessly this works and I rely on it daily.
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    Too many things to write! Better apps, ease of use, iCloud integration, Game Center, iLife, iWork, iCloud photo stream, ( I photo stream more than Instagram) multi finger gestures... The list goes on and on!


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    Do not disturb is my favorite feature. I love showing new iPhone users.
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    For me, it's shared photostream.

    As a teacher, it never fails to amaze me how I am finding new ways to integrate my Apple devices into my teaching.

    Recently, my colleagues had just returned from an excursion to the zoo with their pupils, and now had cameras laden with photos that their pupils would go on to use in their powerpoint presentations (project work). Bearing in mind that these are 7-8 year old children, and the laptops they use in the classroom (we have 1-to-1 computing) have no network drives). We can't use flickr or Google+ because they are considered social websites and prohibited in our school. Some teachers in previous years had taken to passing around thumb drives, which was both cumbersome and time-consuming.

    I had the teachers consolidate the photos and pass them to me. Copied them to iPhoto on my macbook, uploaded them to photostream as a public website, and shared the link with them. They posted the link on their class blogs, and the pupils could just visit the blog, click on the link, and download the photos they want. It was practically *****-proof, and really made the whole process of disseminating pictures seamless.

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