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The iPhone PocketGuide, Third Edition by Christopher Breen

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9 Stocks, Maps, Weather, Clock, Calculator, & Notes

I’ve covered the iPhone’s major areas—Phone, Mail, Safari, and iPod—as well as its most significant applications, including SMS, Calendar, Photos, Camera, YouTube, the iTunes Store and Wi-Fi Music Store, and the App Store. It’s time to turn to the smaller applications, which by default occupy the bulk of the iPhone’s Home screen: Stocks, Maps, Weather, Clock, Calculator, and Notes.

If you’ve used Mac OS X, many of these applications are familiar to you, as most of them are offered in that operating system as widgets—small applications that perform limited tasks. On the iPhone, they’re considered to be full-blown applications, even though they’re largely single-purpose programs. They work this ...

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