Power User Guide for the iPhone, Droid or Other Smart Phone ... and the Computer

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tamboo's picture

here's a concept: a search engine that finds relevant results instead of a bunch of monetised bullshit.


ebworthen's picture


This is why I use a laptop for the Internets.

I'm sure if you fix those last two Java scripts the iPhone users will be happy with the post George, as if I had an iPhone and couldn't do the things you had to customize I'd throw it in the nearest duck pond.

What size and device will we decide upon?  5" touchpad?  4" smartphone?

I find it fascinating to see intelligent, literate human beings of the 21st century thumbing small devices like baboons picking at nuts and fruit and sending each other abbreviated text messages in newspeak- rather than using all eight fingers with the complement of two opposable thumbs or in the languages and voices that took millenia to develop.

We are in a technologically assisted de-evolution but we are all DEVO, may as well "Knock Boots until the end":



Agent P's picture

I have an old flip phone.  The following is my guide for being a power user:

1. Open the phone.

2. Use the phone (only when necessary).

3. Close the phone when done.



falak pema's picture

this is a sign of the times : the intellectual moralist going "techy" to prove (to himself?) he still pisses with the young guys. Next GW will be dancing the hip hop and singing on rap shows...the way to go to show your pecker doesn't have arthritis....or grid lock!
Not that viva la vida! is a bad motto for the boomer on the slide down the shute who wants a last hoot...

Crumbles's picture

Obviously V.FEW technically adept on ZH ...
Or perhaps following JavaScript is akin to use of spellcheckers or proofreading before hitting SAVE
Too lazy or too dumb?
Anyway, Thanks for the tips, GW - have a great day!
And so it goes

cranky-old-geezer's picture

What part of "financial site" do you and GW not understand, you clueless (geek) morons?

edwardscpa's picture

Where is Reggie when we need him to tell us how he really feels about Apple?

Dr. Engali's picture

And how exactly does this information impact the market?

mogul rider's picture

another surreptious apple pump - chrrist!!!!!!!!!


What the hell is going on around here.

Here I'll beat you all to it.

The ICLOUD is the greatest innovation since the wheel.

buy buy buy, oh yeah while you're at it -  beat the elites buy gold and silver too. Beat QE3 by buying Apple Icloud pumps


Gold, Silver and Apple will save you from the zombies. I promise

alien-IQ's picture

it just seems to me that the world was a happier place when we had rotary phones and 8 track tape decks...or maybe it was the 4 finger lids for $20...

cranky-old-geezer's picture

I and others have posted scathing comments about GW's ludicrous whiny pointless off-topic claptrap, recommending GW's contributor status be revoked. 

And now this nonsense. On a financial website. Perhaps the best financial website around. 

It's no longer GW's embarrassment.  Come to think of it GW might be beyond embarrassment, having no shame.

It's now Tyler Durden's and ZeroHedge's embarrassment.

alien-IQ's picture

don't get carried away...all you had to do was NOT read the post. there is no requirement to read every post on ZH or anywhere else for that matter.

choosing wisely is the key to happiness.

Smokey1's picture

What a useless crock of shit.

cbaba's picture

Thank you sir, i am not an iphone fan.

HellFish's picture

Do you just like to see yourself in print?  Between the liberal conspiracy claptrap and now tech pointers from a "Not-so-bright guy" maybe you need to start dating?

KevinRudd's picture

Seems a lot of work to search a web page - might be simpler just to buy an Android phone - also handles Flash 

bullchit's picture

Just shows up the gulf between a compact and a smartphone.

I'll stick with a notebook and a phone. (no free phones here)


bullchit's picture

Just shows up the gulf between a compact and a smartphone.

I'll stick with a notebook and a phone. (no free phones here)


Jim in MN's picture

LOL, the natives are angry.  You should work up some option swap and HFT algos for this thing.

M4570D0N's picture

Probably because we are unamused by the misuse of the phrase "power user" and the lack of actual scripts and useful tweaks. I use linux on my home computer, so seeing a "power user guide" with codes filled with amp;amp;amp;ampamp;amp;amp;ampamp;amp;amp;amp... is amusing and equally unamusing. Shit, Mac is based on Unix. It's not supposed to be more tedious and nonsensical than Windows.

It also probably has to do the fact that we're halfway through 2011 and he's writing an article on tips for the iphone 3. That's ancient history, and is no longer supported (as in no more software updates). That about the equivalent of him writing an article on Windows 2000 at this point.

g's picture

blah blah blah

Protonrick's picture

Thank you. You have helped me finalize my decision to NOT get an iPhone.


DosZap's picture

Do you have a real profession?

I would have put a pistol in my mouth before I wasted all that time on a damned phone.

Stick to your articles bro............their fine.

Fat Ass's picture

What the hell is this crap ?  

serotonindumptruck's picture

Your Fukushima reports are more interesting reading.

topcallingtroll's picture

Good try GW.

can you figure out those last two scripts?

The annoyance blocker is a great idea.

cahadjis's picture

GW, there's a few scripts that have not pasted correctly and are incomplete, the last 2 for example.

Broken_Trades's picture



Seriously. WTF is this sh*t?


Next thing you know some douche will be posting up reviews of automobile shows...

Missing_Link's picture

No kidding.  GW lost his marbles a long time ago; this is just more proof of that.