Ask The Nice Guy - Mail App Noise, Degree Symbol, iPod Purchase

This is the 2nd post in a series called Ask The Nice Guy. In this series I will attempt to provide answers to the various questions I get asked throughout the week.

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in this blog post, boiled down to five word (or less) summaries.

  1. Turn off new mail noise
  2. Type degree symbol
  3. Which iPod to buy?

Question 1: How to turn off new Mail noise?

I get so irritated when I receive a new email and my iPad makes a noise. How do I turn it off?

If you would no longer like to hear the noise that accompanies a new mail message arriving you can turn it off by:

  • Tapping on Settings
  • Tapping on Sounds
  • Tapping on New Mail
  • Tapping on None

Question 2: How do you type the degree symbol on an iPad?

The other day I was trying to type the degree symbol on my iPad and could not figure it out? Is it possible?

It is possible to type the degree symbol on your iPhone or iPad. All you have to do is press and hold your finger on the 0 key on the keyboard and drag your finger to the degree symbol.


Question 3: Which iPod to buy?

I want to purchase an iPod - something simple to play music, record notes, etc. I’ve looked around and I think the Apple iPod Nano (7th generation) may fit the bill since I don’t want to spend a lot of $. What do you think? Any suggestions - also how would I shop around for the best deal.

If you would like an iPod that doesn't cost that much money I would consider the iPod Nano (retails for $149) or the iPod Shuffle (retails for $49).

The iPod Nano can play music that you sync from iTunes, it can play FM radio, it has a built-in pedometer, and you can record voice memos if you use a pair of earbuds that have a microphone built-in.

The iPod Shufflie is great for someone who wants the least expensive iPod. You can listen to the music that you sync from iTunes. It has a built-in clip so you can clip it to your shirt while you work out. It does not have a screen so you have to listen to your music in "shuffle" mode.

If you keep your eyes peeled you will notice that Target, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart will occassionaly have a deal where you receive a $15-$25 gift card when you purchase an iPod. This a good way to save money. If you want the best price and don't want to wait for a sale I would recommend purchasing from Amazon.

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