Tech Friday: Simple access to the iPhone scientific calculator

Posted By on November 29, 2013

Every once in a while we surprise ourselves with a “duh” moment. One where our eyes are opened to something we “should have” known about. 

A few weeks ago while doing some electronics calculations in my Amateur Radio studies, I needed to use a scientific calculator. Using the advanced mathematical functions on any calculator is generally not part of my day to day life, but as with my older Palm Pre, I figured there must be an app for that on the iPhone. Now I’ve used calculator on my iPhone5 often (now just a swipe up to access), but obviously I’ve never tilted it to the horizontal or landscape mode. Huh … a “duh” moment!  Now I know … all those advance functions are all right there! Nice.



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