For those of you who may have missed my iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch class last Saturday, here are some resources to help you get the most out of your “iDevice”.

Note: make sure to update your device to the latest version of the operating system, if you haven’t already. To do that, connect the device to your computer, open iTunes (if it doesn’t pop up automatically), and it should notify you that a new software update is available. Follow the prompts to proceed with the install. (Depending on the speed of your internet connection, the whole process could take an hour or more, so I recommend doing the process late at night or very early in the morning.)]

Now, on with the tips!

First, here’s a few links to some catch-all articles that cover a lot of the little details found in “iOS 5”:

Way at the bottom of the second link above, they mention the keyboard short feature found in iOS 5. I meant to mention this, as it’s really one of the most powerful features in the new OS. Here’s a link to an article that covers that feature in even more detail:

Next, I mentioned a few apps; here’s a fairly comprehensive list of many of my faves:
[The links below should take you to the app’s page in the iTunes Store; you can read up on them and decide whether to install them or not. Most are free, but some cost between 99¢ and $20…]

Adobe Ideas
Adobe Ideas (for iPad)
Adobe Photoshop Express
AppAdvice (for finding out about new & popular apps, as well as a daily listing of apps on sale!)
Brushes – iPhone Edition (This has been used to create cover art for the New Yorker!)
Brushes – iPad Edition
Dragon Dictation
Dragon Go!
Dropbox (If you don’t know about Dropbox for your computer, check it out! Amazing online-backup/cloud-storage tool! Combined with an iPad or iPhone, you can access your files anywhere…)
GoodReader for iPhone
GoodReader for iPad
iMDb (Internet Movie Database)
Kindle (for reading Kindle ebooks on your iDevice; many can be found for free…)
My-Cast (weather)
Nebulous Notes (Awesome tool for writing on your iPhone or iPad)
Overdrive Media Console (for accessing ebooks/audiobooks from some public libraries, like Montrose or Telluride)
Peaks (incredible “augmented reality” app that you have to see to believe!
Photosynth (amazing panoramic photo tool)
Quick Office Pro (for iPhone)
Quick Office Pro HD (for iPad)
Skype (for iPhone)
Skype (for iPad)
WeatherBug (for iPhone)
WeatherBug (for iPad)
White & Yellow Pages (a phone book for your iPhone/iPad! No need to mess with Google…)

Then, here’s the article that covers the trick I mentioned about creating your own ringtones:

And lastly, for those of you with an iPhone 4S (or getting one soon?), this page covers a bunch of Siri-specific tips: