This blog post is for my mom. She was an Android OS users for a few years with my brother providing tech support since he bought the device. After years of using Android OS devices each with a different user interface that confounded my mother, my brother finally bought her an iPhone and threw me under the bus for tech support. Apparently my mom called him a lot. A lot.
After walking her through the initial setup of her iPhone 5, my mom has called me only once with a problem with her phone. She had accidentally toggled the mute switch. Easy enough to fix once she found the button.
On a recent email I noticed my mom had used an email signature. It contained her parting salutation, her home address, and phone numbers. Of course I could see that she was typing this out and had not yet discovered the email signature feature of iOS.
In iOS you can create a standard email signature that is attached to each message you send. You can create a one signature for use with all email accounts or create unique ones for each email account. Here's how you do it.
Launch the Settings app.
In the Settings app, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Gently slide your finger up the screen to scroll down until you see the menu item for Signature. Tap on the > or the word Signature.
Enter the signature text you want to use. This text will be appended to the bottom of every email you send from your iPhone.
People can (wrongly) lament the lack of innovation in Apple’s products all they want. They can cry about how their Retina iPad minis don’t have TouchID, or how their iPad Airs are still too heavy to hold in one hand, but they need to check their priorities. When their tablets and phones and computers break, there is a company behind them to fix them. There are real people to talk to in-person who can hopefully come to some consensus about how to solve these problems. Customers don’t have to wait for return postage in the mail, they don’t have to hope their devices make it back to the repair facilities once they mail them out, and if the problems are easy to fix, they can most likely have the services performed on-site while they wait–or have the device swapped out for a new one entirely.
LinkedIn Intro does a beautiful job of auto-discovering your environment and auto-configuring itself. A click or two by the user, and she’s up and running with active LinkedIn data in her email app.All this clever engineering hides the fact that LinkedIn is accessing your email on your behalf. Intro uses an IMAP proxy server to fetch your mail where they modify it, then deliver it to your iPhone. Classic Man in the Middle.Is LinkedIn Intro good, bad, or impossible? | VentureBeat.