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iPhone® 4 Portable Genius by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 4. How Can I Make the Most of Web Surfing with My iPhone?

How Can I Make the Most of Web Surfing with My iPhone?

One of the most popular modern pastimes is Web surfing, and now you can surf sites even when you're out and about thanks to your iPhone's large screen and support for speedy networks such as 3G and Wi-Fi. You perform the? se surfin' safaris using, appropriately enough, the Mobile Safari Web browser. This is a trimmed-down version of Safari, one of the world's best browsers, and out of the box it's easy to use and intuitive. However, Mobile Safari offers quite a few options and features, many of which are hidden in obscure nooks and crannies of the iPhone interface. If you think your surfing activities could be faster, more efficient, more productive, or more secure, this chapter shows you a bunch of techniques that can help.

  • Touchscreen Tips for Web Sites 78

  • Filling in Online Forms 80

  • Using Bookmarks for Faster Surfing 84

  • Getting Even More Out of Safari on Your iPhone 89

Touchscreen Tips for Web Sites

The touchscreen operates much the same way in Safari as it does in the other iPhone apps. You can use the touchscreen to scroll pages, zoom in and out, click links, fill in forms, enter addresses, and more. The screen is remarkably fluid in its motion and its response to your touch is neither hyperactive nor sluggish. It actually makes surfing the Web a pleasure, which isn't something you can say about most smartphones.

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