Wet and Wild: The iPhone is Genius [Part 6]
The Safari browser works very well, but the ability to use two fingers to “stretch” the screen is quite handy. Each time you expand an area of a Web page in this fashion, the screen resolution changes to allow crystal-clear reading. I have filled out Web forms by just making the entry fields large enough for my finger to select. Once you do, the iPhone’s virtual keyboard appears to allow data entry. The virtual keyboard is a point of debate. I found it every bit as easy to master as a Blackberry keyboard, and it disappears when you don’t need it.
Visual Voicemail is one of the most simplistic, yet powerful innovations on the iPhone. When you looks at a list of voicemails that have come in, you can just select the one you want to listen to (prioritize or de-prioritize the spouse, for example).
Note: I also have loaded my wife’s mobile number in and assigned a ring tone of a large dog barking, and I lived to write this article.
The iPhone allows you to read MS Office documents such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and a few others. I don’t need to edit those babies at this point, but reading is good. Editing text on the iPhone is way cool. Keep you finger on the text, and a magnifying lens appears and, within it, a cursor moves through the entered text. Just plain smart.