How to: Lock your iPhone, iPod touch in landscape mode
You’re laying in bed on your side, checking mail on your Apple iPod touch. The problem is that the device, cradled in your hand thinks it should be in portrait mode and not landscape.
Here’s what to do: lock the device into landscape display mode.
1.) Starting from portrait mode, turn your touch 90 degrees until it enters landscape
2.) Now roll into that comfy position on your side and turn the touch another 90 degrees in the same direction
3.) Your touch should now be locked into landscape mode
Tip—If you lay on your left side, you will need to turn your touch 90 degrees twice in the counter-clockwise direction. Lay on your right side? Two 90 degree clockwise turns will do the trick, though you need to remember move deliberately.
This quick tip comes in raw form via Mac OS X Hints, Read iPhone/iPod touch screen while lying down.