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iPhone 3.0. New features overview. Part two of five: Spotlight.
Sean Carruthers: Hi, I am Sean Carruthers and welcome to the second in five part series on the iPhone 3.0 software. In this I'm going to talk about spotlight, the feature that's new in this version of the software and something again the people have wondered why it wasn't on the phone right from the start.
Now, from the main screen of the iPhone, you can actually flip back and forth looking for the applications you've installed but referring your main first screen here, you can actually flip back one and that will open up the spotlight, now you can start searching the iPhone. So you can start typing things and it will search through the iPhone including your contact list and your e-mail, you know, and all other things that are in your iPod as well.
So started to search in here for Matt Harris, my peer, co-producer here at Butterscotch and he showing up his contact and as one of the e-mails has been sent but also one thing that is showing up this in iPod listing if I actually type his full name that will disappear and it will only be about things that actually Matt. So the more you time, so the more it will narrow down the search in this case.
So it's not necessary just something that you can do within the main screen itself like this but you can actually go into the application. So if I type contacts, and they start looking for people, I have a whole list of people in here and maybe I want to search for that having to scroll through the 1000 names. I don't have quite that many but many people do, so we can do is then you can start searching.
Now, by default it will show up like this without the search window. I've been using this, so it's appeared now. But if you are in the situation where you see at the very top but no search for it just flip down and it will appear. So then again I'll search for Matt here and there he go, he appears. So through a long list, the more you type, the more it will narrow down to the one that you're looking for. So we will go to there and actually move in to the e-mail list.
So we have the search window again at the top of here, this is actually under another e-mail account I have so actually go back, go into Butterscotch and see this right here. so I've got the inbox now click on that and you see no search window here but I can flip it up right here. so I see Matt's already sent me e-mail just recently but I can search for previous e-mails that he sent and I'll narrow down and that's all that went up here in this or e-mail that has in it somehow.
And last but not least, you can actually search in your calendar as well. So I don't have too many appointments in here right but if I wanted to look for an appointment that I have in here, click on calendars and click on search and will start typing. In this case I was looking for Mr. Mobile, I don't have any appointments with Matt but I have something coming with Jay, and so there we go and the more you type again, if you have a whole pile of appointments you can narrow it down into exactly the one you're looking.
We use that for the iPhone 3.0 software. Don't forget to check out the other episodes in our serious on the iPhone 3.0