Ben PattersonSenior Writer, PCWorld

Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.

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Make the most of Mail for iOS with these 8 powerful tips

Learn how to see more of your messages from Mail's inbox view, zip directly to your draft messages, manage mail recipients with your fingertip, get special alerts whenever (say) your boss sends you a mission-critical email, and more.

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All about Action buttons, your handy helpers in iOS

Action buttons are ready when you want to share, print, save, or otherwise interact with something in iOS.

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4 tricks every Gmail for iOS user should know

There's more to the recently revamped Gmail app than just checking your Gmail inbox. You can manage threads, respond to mail from Notification Center, set a vacation responder, and more.

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6 time-saving Safari gestures for iPhone and iPad

Simple swipes and tap-and-hold gestures can speed up your Safari browsing, especially if you're trying to use your iPhone one-handed.

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4 tricks for Messages in iOS 8

You can forward any text messages you receive, shush an annoying group thread, and sync messages between devices.

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9 typing tips every iPhone and iPad user should know

Oh, the joys of typing on a little touchscreen keyboard! From how to turn on “caps lock” to a simple shortcut to the exclamation mark, these tips will make it easier.