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How to use zoom for visual accessibility on your iPhone or iPad

If you have a visual impairment that makes it difficult for you to read text or see icons on your iPhone or iPad, the zoom feature is a great accessibility option that allows you to magnify text and even your Home screen, but only when you need to. While larger and bolder text helps, enabling zoom adds even more flexibility on the fly. All you've got to do is enable it first!

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How to make sure you capture unexpected photos of your kids with your iPhone

The iPhone is the best camera most of us have with us most of the time, and that includes those times when kids do the most amazing, the most outlandish, and the most unexpected things. Making sure you can capture those serendipitous moments as quickly, easily, and beautifully as possible is something Apple has spent a lot of time on. Both the iSight hardware and Camera software are specifically designed to do just that. When it comes to taking great photos of your children, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces, and family friends, there are several ways to make sure the best camera captures the best photo possible!

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Contacts disappearing or not syncing with iCloud under iOS 7.1.2? Here's the fix!

Did you add a contact to your iPhone running iOS 7.1.2 only to find that it doesn't show up in your Contacts app? Or perhaps it isn't syncing to your other devices via iCloud like it's supposed to. I recently had a friend experience this issue and a few days later I did too. As it turns out, the problem isn't actually iCloud at all. Luckily, the fix is super simple!

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Kids projects: Make a vacation travel trailer with iMovie on your iPhone or iPad!

Summer and vacation go together like, well, two of the best things in the world. Parents have time off from work, kids have time off from school, the weather is nice, the sun is shining, and travel beckons. Whether it's a day at a local fun spot, a trip across country, or an adventure half-way around the world, memories will be made. Amazing memories, crazy memories, shared memories. No matter how great a vacation is, however, you can never be there forever, nor can you take everyone you love with you. What you can do is bring the vacation home for you and for them! With your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, not only can you take videos and pictures of those magic travel moments, but you can edit and share them right in iMovie, even right away if you want to. Best of all, for kids (of all ages!), iMovie's trailer templates make it incredibly quick and easy to put together something short, sweet, and fun!

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How to apply filters to photos on your iPhone

Filters are a great way to make your images unique and creative. While they aren't suited for every photo we take, they're definitely fun to play around with. While there are many filter apps for iPhone available in the App Store, you can also add filters to your photos right inside the built-in Camera app!

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How to fix a blown or distorted earpiece in your iPhone: The ultimate guide

If you can't hear the caller on the other end of the line when you hold your iPhone to your face, or they sound distorted all the time, it's possible that the earpiece is defective or blown out. Most users that have iPhones with this issue can verify it if speakerphone works just fine. If that sounds like what you're experiencing with your iPhone, an earpiece replacement may be in order. Depending on what model iPhone you have, the difficulty range can vary. One thing is for certain though, performing an iPhone repair on your own is a heck of a lot cheaper than purchasing a new iPhone.

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How to organize photos and videos into albums on your iPhone or iPad

If you take a ton of photos and videos on your iPhone or iPad, you may start finding it hard to find something you want to show someone quickly. Sifting through thousands of photos can get irritating after a while. This is exactly why the Photos app for iPhone and iPad lets you easily sort and organize your photos into albums. So next time you need to find a photo, you'll know exactly where it's at!

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How to share videos on your iPhone or iPad

Most of the reason we take videos is to be able to share them with friends and family. Whether you just want to send a video via email or text message, or want to upload it to YouTube for everyone in the world to see, your iPhone or iPad has all the tools you need built right into the Photos app!

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How to rotate photos on your iPhone or iPad

Ever take a photo on your iPhone or iPad in the wrong orientation on accident? Sometimes tricky angles make the Camera app rotate when we didn't really want it to. Luckily the Photos app has a rotation tool that lets you edit the orientation so it's the way you originally intended it to be.

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How to trim a video on your iPhone or iPad

Your iPhone or iPad will let you take videos as long as you have the storage space to support them. So what happens if you only want to send a small portion of a video via message or email but the original file is several minutes long. Luckily, you can easily trim a shorter clip with the Photos app that's much more convenient for sharing.

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