From The Tips Box: DIY iPhone 5 Docks, Slicing Oblong Pizzas

Readers offer their best tips for turning an old iPhone dock into an iPhone 5-compatible one and seeing how long your battery has lasted since its last charge.

Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments or send it using the contact tab on the right.

Add A Lightning Adaptor To An Old iPhone Dock

We unearthed this old tip from J-Sin we'd never featured before. All you need is an old dock, a Lightning adaptor, some Sugru, and the arm from a binder clip, and you can easily add Lightning to the dock.

Slice Oblong Pizzas Better With This Simple Method

Ehed shares a great way to cut more rectangular pizzas:

Pizza making tip: Cut your home-made pizza like this if you want NYC-style foldable slices instead of miniature ones you might get if you cut it into 8 equal slices.

Find Out How Long Your iPhone Has Lasted Since Its Last Charge

Samurai discovers a handy page in iOS' settings:

The iOS Usage menu in the General Settings menu can tell you how long it's been since you last charged your phone. Anytime after your phone has reached 100% battery, unplug it and navigate to Settings > General > Usage, and scroll to where it says "Time since last full charge". Add up the "Usage" and "Standby" times and you'll know how long it's taken your phone to discharge from 100% to your current battery percentage.


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