30 Second Tips - Level (iPhone)

This is the 50th post in a series called 30 Second Tips. My goal is to show you how to do some neat stuff in 30 seconds or less!

Have you ever passed by a picture or shelf and wondered if it was level? If so, there is a way to see if it is with your iPhone!


First, we need to find the Compass App on your iPhone. This comes with every iPhone and can not be deleted. You do have this on your iPhone.

Tap on the Compass App

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Next, the Compass App will appear.

Swipe from the right to the left side to enter the level portion of the Compass App.

Compass App

Next, turn your phone to be horizontial to see if your table, shelf or picture is level.

Place your iPhone on the item and see if it is level or not.

Unlevel Table

On my first try my shelf was a little bit off. Lets see if I can fix that.

I adjusted the shelf slightly and we will see how I did.

The results are in and my shelf is pretty close to being exactly level!

Adjust your item as needed and your items will be more level!


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Stuff Of The Week (Week 29 - 2014)

Each week Apple features an app, a song, a book, a movie,
an audiobook and sometimes television shows.  

If you click on the title of the item it will take you to the
App Store, iTunes Store, or iBooks Store.

Act fast, most items are only FREE until Tuesday (July 22nd).


App of the Week
FREE

Cinamatic


Single of the Week
FREE

Busy Earnin' - Jungle


Book of the Week
FREE

Stealing Home

4.5 star rating from 71 reviews on Amazon
— Amazon.com as of 07/20/14
4 out of 5 star rating from 95 reviews on Barnes & Noble
— BarnesAndNoble.com as of 07/20/14

Movie Of The Week
(99¢ rental)

Mistaken For Strangers


Audiobook
Of the Month
($5.99)

Wolf Hall

4 out of 5 stars on 17 reviews on iTunes Store
— iTunes Store as of 07/5/14

TV SHOW EPISODES
FREE

Satisfaction - S1E1

So far Season 1 has received generally favorable reviews with a score of 64 out of 100 on MetaCritic.
— MetaCritic.com as of 07/20/14

So far Season 1 has received mixed reviews with a score of 44 out of 100 on MetaCritic.
— MetaCritic.com as of 07/20/14

Season 1 received mixed reviews with a score of 50 out of 100 on MetaCritic.
— MetaCritic.com as of 07/20/14

Matador - S1E1

So far Season 1 has received generally favorable reviews with a score of 62 out of 100 on MetaCritic.
— MetaCritic.com as of 07/20/14

So far Season 1 received generally mixed reviews with a score of 54 out of 100 on MetaCritic.

Season 1 received generally favorable reviews with a score of 74 out of 100 on MetaCritic.
— MetaCritic.com as of 07/20/14

So far Season 1 received generally favorable reviews with a score of 71 out of 100 on MetaCritic.
— MetaCritic.com as of 07/20/14

So far Season 1 received generally favorable reviews with a score of 62 out of 100 on MetaCritic.
— MetaCritic.com as of 07/20/14

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Lesson Learned - 3rd Party Ink

Have you ever thought of ordering printer ink before?  Of course you have if you own a printer! Most people that own a computer also enjoy being able to print.

The Scenario:

You are a frugal person. You are looking to save some money on ink so you decide to go online, find a site that sells ink for a good price, and end up ordering 20 cartridges. The ink is from a third party vendor (off brand) and they are remanufactured cartridges. You receive the ink a few days later and both the black and color cartridges do not work and are unusable for the printer.

You call the company that you purchased the ink from and they will allow you to return it, but there is a 20% restocking fee.  


What could you learn from this situation?

Lesson #1:

Purchasing more than two sets of cartridges at a time is not necessary. Many people do not use enough printer ink to justify more than ink for the printer and possibly a backup cartridge.

Lesson #2:

When looking for printer ink, the best idea is to get the official brand name ink for that particular printer. Remanufactured cartridges tend to have a short lifespan and lower quality compared to the brand name ink.  There are reputable places that you can buy 3rd party ink from, but we have found that quite a few people have problems with 3rd party ink.

Lesson #3:

If you are unsure of what to order, we encourage asking our advice via remote support (email or phone) to make sure you get the right product for your situation.  Even though it may cost you a little up front to get the advice, it should save you money and hassle in the long run.


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