Introducing PreCentral's "Tip of the Day" | webOS Nation

Introducing PreCentral's "Tip of the Day"

by Adam Marks Sat, 26 Jun 2010 1:08 am EDT

Tip of the Day

We are happy to announce that PreCentral's “Tip of the Day” feature. We know that there is already a whole PDF file in the Precentral forums with over 300 tips, but have found that most webOS owners either don’t know about those or don’t have the time to read through them all. With so many forum postings asking about how to do some pretty basic functions within webOS (e.g. copy/paste, save picture from web), it got us thinking…why not create a “Tip of the Day” that doesn’t require a big commitment!?

You can find it here: Obviously we're just getting started, so there are plenty more to come. Want to suggest a tip? Great: hit us up on our contact form and select "Suggest a tip."

Do you think that you can benefit from these tips?  Well, if you think about PreCentral's readers, most fall into one of three categories:

  1. The Power User -- You probably know how to do 99% of what the phone has to offer, and even if you don’t know how to create an app or code a patch, you understand the basic workings of webOS.
  2. The Casual Reader – You come to PreCentral to read the news and may occasionally check out the forums, but usually only to research a specific problem or question.
  3. The New User – You just got a webOS phone and are so excited, but have no idea what you are doing and find yourself with many questions.

For those hard core power users - those who have had the Pre since it was launched and already knew how to work it before we even got it in your hands - many of these may be "old hat." But for the Casual Reader and New User, these should be a great resource to learn about what webOS can do, but we also hope that there are a few nuggets of information that may even be new for the Power User!

As these tips will be targeted for the more causal user, you will not need to Homebrew, know how to install patches nor get command line access to the phone to benefit from these tips, as we are going to try and focus on tips that any user can do.  However, don't be surprised if a few Homebrew-specific tips pop up here and there.

For now, we will leave you with a sample tip for today: How to take a screenshot from your phone: 

Keyboard shortcut to take a Screenshot Simply press Option (orange or silver key) + Sym + P at the same time.  You will find a copy of the screenshot (as a .png file) in the "Screen captures” folder in the Photos app and the "screencaptures" directory on your USB Drive

Keep an eye out on the homepage for these daily tips, or check out for the full list.  And if you have a suggestion to add to this Tips gallery, contact us and select "Suggest a tip"