Tuesday Tip: The iPhone Calculator DOES Have a Delete Button

By Richard Stokes

Doctor ”Ray – do you know how much 312, times 123 is?”
Raymond “38376”
Doctor “He’s right”
Charlie “What?”
Doctor “He’s right!”
That’s a scene from one of favorite movies ‘Rain Man’, where a Doctor in a rural town is testing Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) on his math skills by punching large numbers into a calculator, and The Rain Man is instantly supplying the answers, much to amazement of his brother Charlie (Tom Cruise).

Even though I consider myself to be good at Math, I’m certainly no Rain Man. So, from time to time I will use the built-in calculator on the iPhone. The part that has always frustrated me is that there’s no delete or back button (I don’t see it on there, do you?). So, if I fat-fingered a number I would have to start the calculation all over again.

Well, it turns out, they thought of that too.

All you have to do is swipe forwards or backwards with your finger over the numbers you have already entered and they will be deleted one at a time. Genius!

Charlie: “He should work for Nasa or something”
Doctor: “Ray, if you had a dollar and you spent 50 cents, how much would you have left?”
Raymond: “About 70”
Charlie: “So much for NASA!”

 

 

 


Richard Stokes 

With 18+ years working in the technology sector in a combination of outside sales and strategic consulting, Richard is committed to delivering the right solutions and services for clients and business partners.

rstokes@network1consulting.com or 404.997.7652

Network 1 Consulting is a 21-year-old IT Support company in Atlanta, GA. We become – or augment – the IT department for law firms and medical practicesOur IT experts can fix computers, but what our clients value most are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms. This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly. We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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