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Have you upgraded to OS X Mavericks yet? [Poll]

Have you upgraded to OS X Mavericks yet?

Apple's event this past Tuesday in San Francisco was a busy one, with one of the big pieces of news being the consumer release of OS X Mavericks for the low, low price of free. As such, one potential barrier to upgrading was completely removed, but that doesn't necessarily mean that everyone has, or for that matter can. So, have you upgraded to OS X Mavericks yet?

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Just picked up a new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c? Join us in the forums!

Today, October 25, marks the day a further 35 countries around the globe sees official availability of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. So, understandably, there's likely more than a few folks out there who lined up overnight to secure their new device, and are now enjoying them for the first time. And we want to hear from you!

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What do you want to see most from Apple's October 22 event? [Poll]

What do you want to see most from Apple's October 22 event?

We're just a few days out from Apple's "still have a lot to cover" event in San Francisco, so what better time to step back, and ask ourselves what we're wanting to see most from the event. As is so often the way with Apple invitations, we're left with more questions than answers, but one thing is certain; there's a whole lot that we could be shown.

Top of the order are new iPads. The last refresh came 12 months ago when Apple introduced the iPad mini alongside the iPad 4. At this point it's pretty much a given we'll be seeing new versions of both, with a likely redesign of the full sized iPad. But, it doesn't stop there, not by a long stretch.

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#FollowFriday @iMore and team on Twitter!

Rene likes stories, cameras, and technology beyond Apple (who knew?!). Peter likes sci-fi and raging against the stupid (NSFW!). Richard likes lots of different phones, and proper British racing. Ally casts spells straight out of Harry Potter. Joe is an all-around geek. And me? Well, if you were following me - and us - on Twitter, you'd already know all about it! You see, on the internet water-cooler known as Twitter, you not only get hints at the stories we can't - or can't yet - make official, you also get to see our nerdier, off-duty selves in action. Sometimes we even have fairly decent advice to share and cool stuff to give away! So...

You really should be following us on Twitter!

And don't forget me!

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What would you like to see in a next-gen Apple TV? [Poll]

What would you like to see in a next-gen Apple TV?

The Apple TV was last updated back in the spring of 2012, gaining support for 1080p video. Flash forward 18 months and a lot of people are asking if Apple is going to update it again this year, this month, at the October 22 event. So, we're asking - what would you want to see in a 3rd generation update?

4K video (2160p) is on the horizon, but there's not a lot of content for it yet, and not many people have the download speeds or bandwidth to really make use of it yet. H.265 could help there, but it still seems more like the future than the present. A FaceTime camera would be interesting for families and conference rooms alike, but could it be integrated in a manner that fits Apple's demands for function and form? More channels are always possible, including networks and more sports, including NFL. Apple has added channels without hardware updates in the past, however, and could easily do so again. A software developer kit (SDK) and an Apple TV App Store could be interesting, and would require new hardware, but it would interfere with Apple's existing channel partner program, and doesn't seem to be getting a lot of attention lately. Cable passthrough, DVR functionality, and other traditional TV technology seem not only plagued by regionalism, but smack of the past and not the future. And built-in Blu-Ray still seems a bag of hurt.

So what do you think? If Apple takes the Apple TV to version 3, what should the bullet points be? Vote up top and give me the details in the comments below!

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iPad event wallpapers in Retina for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Our own Derek Kessler has crafted up a stunning set of wallpapers based on Apple's October 22 event invitation.

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How accurate is the digital compass and level on your iPhone 5s? [Poll]

How accurate is the digital compass and level on your iPhone 5s?

For a while now we've been seeing ourselves, and hearing from a lot of you about the magnometer (digital compass) in the iPhone 5s and how it's consistently presenting abnormal results, even by digital compass standards. Now I lack science powers enough to understand exactly how it's supposed to work, but ever since it launched in Android devices and the iPhone 3GS, I've never had great results with it. Frustrating, figure-8-circling, direction spinning results, yes. Great, no. But with the iPhone 5s, not great seems to have been taken to all new levels. Pun somewhat intended...

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What other iPhone 5c colors would you like to see? Black, red, purple, orange? [Poll]

What alternative iPhone 5c colors would you like to see?

Apple has only just released the iPhone 5c, and also only just released it in white, yellow, green, blue, and pink, but now that they've gone multi-chromatic, there's an entire spectrum of hues and shades they could add to the lineup. The iPods have been colorful for years, and some of those years has seen Apple add new colors, or tweak existing colors, so there's no reason they couldn't do so with the iPhone 5c as well. Next year, there could be entirely new shades.

Or perhaps earlier? Apple has seen their once-yearly product update cycle lead to months of slower sales, and counter-programming by the competition before. Could they release new colors at some mid-point to help keep up excitement throughout the year? I don't recall Apple adding new colors mid-cycle before,, but they did add a new 128gb model to the iPad 4 lineup earlier this year, so you can never say never.

If Apple did increase the iPhone 5c color palette, which colors would you like to see? (Product) Red? Orange for former CrackBerry addicts? Purple like Samuel L. Jackson's lightsaber? Cyan for Nokia transplants? Magenta for T-Mobile? Navy or real pink? If you could get an iPhone 5c in any other color, what would it be?

Vote in the poll up top and tell me all about your dream color in the comments below.

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How's iMessage working for you on iOS 7?

How is iMessage working for you?

We're still hearing from a lot of you with iOS 7 iMessage issues. It's never been perfect, especially when OS X is added to the loop, but since iOS 7 it appears a lot more people are experiencing a lot more pain. I have two phone numbers attached to mine, and four email addresses, and while it's mostly working, I am missing some conversations on some of my devices. Others aren't able to send or receive iMessages, or enable the service at all. We posted up a list of things you can do to troubleshoot iOS 7 iMessages, but we're curious to know how it's working for you.

Vote in the poll up top, and give us the details in the comments below!

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iOS 7 and motion sickness: What you can do, and where you can learn more

Is iOS 7 making you motion sick?

One of the most amazing new features of iOS 7 is that it's built on top of a physics and particle engine, allowing almost any and every element to come alive with movement - shifting, colliding, bouncing, floating, and more. It looks and feels like a game space. And therein lies a problem for some people. It's reportedly making them motion sick.

I have a friend who can't play 3D games or watch 3D movies on big screens for more than a few minutes without feeling sick and having to stop. Another with Labyrinthitis that's, off-and-on, threatened his ability to get around and even stay standing. I myself can't read for long in a moving vehicle without getting nauseous and having to stop. None of us have had a problem with iOS 7 to date, but for those who do, it can be a show-stopper level problem. Craig Grannell has been tracking the issue closely, and has written about it on Revert to Saved:

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