10 Secret Controls Of The iDevice Headphones

It’s never too late to discover that those boring, all-white headphones Apple threw in with your iPhone can do a lot more than adjust the volume. Thanks to this post by Business Insider, here are all the ways you can use your headphones as a remote controller, allowing you to perform useful functions without taking your iDevice out of your pocket.

1. If you’re listening to music, toggle pause or play by tapping the center button once.

2. To fast-forward a song, tap the center button twice and long-press on the second tap.

3. To rewind a song, tap three times and long-press on the third tap.

4. To skip a song, double tap.

5. To go to the previous song, triple tap.


6. If you have an incoming call, tap the center button once to answer. Tap again to hang up.

7. To ignore an incoming call, long-press the center button. You’ll hear two beeps to confirm that the caller was sent to voice mail.

8. If you’re on the phone and you get a new call, tap the center button once to switch calls. To end that new call, hold the center button down for 2 seconds.

9. You can achieve supersteady shots by using your headphones as a shutter release. Tap the volume-up button to capture a photo.

10. For iPhone 4S owners: prompt Siri by long-pressing the center button.

Did you find these hidden controls useful? Tell us which remote control function of the iPhone headphones do you like best!
Source: Yahoo News

Image: Ross Hill

iPhone App May Have Caught Wife Cheating

A man claiming he was from New York posted on a chat forum at MacRumors.com that a phone app that he was using allegedly exposed his wife’s cheating activities on Saturday night. The first of the series of posts read “Divorcing wife. Thanks iPhone 4S and Find My Friends.”

Upon launching the new iOS 5 operating system for the iPhone 4S, Apple had also advertised “Find My Friends,” a new app that allows a person to track and meet up with friends. Once they agree, you will be able to see where they are on a map on the screen.

“I got my wife a new 4S and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friend’s house in the east village,” the husband said in another post. “I’ve had suspicions about her meeting this guy who live uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there.” [Read more...]