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40 iPhone tips and tricks everyone should know

With hundreds of iPhone features and 500,000 iOS apps, it's easy to miss some of Apple's best tricks. Here are 40 of our favorite.

A Boeing 787 comes in for a landing at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan. With the help of Wolfram Alpha, Siri can identify planes like this Boeing 787 and tell iPhone users where they are headed.
Travis Heying/AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle
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1. Don't call me Shirley!

Ever see a plane in the sky and wonder where it's headed? Siri knows. As the result of a partnership with Wolfram Alpha, an online search engine, Siri can identify what planes are nearby (just remember to first turn on Location Services in the Settings app).

Tell Siri to “ask Wolfram what flights are overhead."

You might not be able to get out of the freezing cold and onto a beach, but you can make believe that you’re on that American Airlines flight to Honolulu.


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