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How to enable on/off button labels for better accessibility on iPhone and iPad

When you're changing settings on your iPhone and iPad, you typically end up toggling a switch on or off in order to do so. For most folks, this works perfectly fine. However, if you've got a visual impairment, you may want a representation of whether switches are actually toggled on or off. Luckily iOS comes with On/Off labels that to just that. All you've got to do is enable them!

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How to fix the rear iSight camera in your iPhone: The ultimate guide

If the rear iSight camera on your iPhone either isn't working or shows imperfections in photos, it's possible that the camera assembly itself is defective or damaged. While defects typically just arise for no reason, a damaged iSight camera could be caused from a hard fall. Typical symptoms of a broken or defective iSight camera include a blacked out screen when trying to take a picture, purple or blue blemishes on the screen that also appear in the resulting photo, and lines going through the screen either while snapping photos or that just appear in the final photo. What iPhone you have will dictate how difficult a DIY repair will be. Luckily, we've got the guide you need to get the job done from start to finish!

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Kids projects: Make a nature journal with your iPhone or iPad and iPhoto!

Summer vacations are just made for the great outdoors. Whether you're in your backyard, at the local park, at a national park, or hiking halfway around the world, there's an amazing amount of plants and flowers, bugs and birds, rocks and streams to see and enjoy. Best of all, if you have your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, the Camera app means you really can bring it all home with you. What's more, if you have iPhoto on your Mac, you can have even more fun. You can have a real book printed and bound on real paper so you can share it with your family and friends. For kids — or kids of all ages — it's a great project that not only lets you relive your adventures but record them for everyone!

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Having Yosemite beta code issues? Here's the fix!

Since Apple opened the doors on its OS X Yosemite public beta, there have been a number of folks having all kinds of issues redeeming their download codes. The program gives you a Mac App Store code to redeem for your copy, but there's a widespread issue that seems to be telling eager testers their codes have already been redeemed. There's an easy fix for it, though, that should have you up and running in no time.

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Having charging issues with your iPad? Here's how to fix them!

If you're experiencing charging issues with your iPad, whether it's an iPad 2 or an iPad Air, you aren't alone. Out of all the mobile devices Apple makes, when it comes to charging issues, the iPad is typically at the top of the list. In some cases the problem is hardware related but in many, it's not. Here are some steps you can take to resolve iPad charging issues before heading out to an Apple Store.

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How to get ready for the Yosemite Public Beta without risking your Mac

Starting Thursday, Apple will be sending out invitations for the OS X Yosemite public beta. If you're hoping to be one of the folks who gets it, this is a good time to make sure that your Mac is ready for the big event.

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How to make a photo slideshow on your iPhone or iPad

The Photos app for iPhone and iPad not only lets you edit and organize your pictures, but also lets you show them off to friends and family with just a few taps. That's thanks to the built-in slideshow feature, which ads movement and sound and special transition. If you'd like, you can even AirPlay them to an Apple TV for a family or group viewing experience. Just tell it what photo you want to start with!

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How to lock focus in the Camera app for iPhone and iPad

Sometimes when taking a photo, the Camera app can continue to re-focus itself which can add some lag between captures. Luckily, if your focal point isn't constantly moving or changing, you can lock the focus to minimize lag and ensure that the focus is locked on what you want it to be.

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How to fix Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone or iPad after updating to iOS 7.1.2

If you've updated to iOS 7.1.2 and find yourself experiencing Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone or iPad, you aren't alone. Many users have reported Wi-Fi issues that range from not being able to connect to any network to only having issues with specific networks. If that sounds like a problem you're having after updating, here are a few steps you can try to return Wi-Fi to normal again!

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How to access and add credit to an iTunes Pass with Passbook

Apple's new iTunes Pass feature allows you to add a card to the Passbook app that contains your iTunes account information. You can then share that card so others can easily add credit at any Apple Store without having to buy a physical card. The most convenient part is that the credit instantly hits your iTunes account, so there's no waiting on physical cards anymore.

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