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How to enable iOS 7 AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad

AirDrop for iOS 7 lets you quickly and easily beam files from one iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to another over a secure, ad-hoc connection within a radius of approximately 30 feet. It requires both Bluetooth (to broadcast, discover, and negotiate the connection) and Wi-Fi (to transfer the data) in order to work both power efficiently and quickly. Despite the name, iOS AirDrop isn't (yet) compatible with OS X AirDrop. However, it does support photos, videos, contacts, Passbook passes, Voice Memos, Map location, and any and everything else that appears on a Share sheet. Before being able to use AirDrop, though, you need to enable it in Control Center. Here's how!

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How to use Do Not Disturb when your iPhone is unlocked with iOS 7

Prior to iOS 7 the Do Not Disturb feature only silenced notifications when your device was locked or in sleep mode. Fortunately, iOS 7 has changed that and made it possible to suppress notifications even when you're actively using your iPhone. Here's how:

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How to quickly access music and podcast apps with iOS 7 Control Center

If you're playing music or listening to a podcast on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 7, you may already know that Control Center gives you super easy access to pause, play, skip, tracks, and view what you're listening to. You can also quickly launch the app that's playing your music or podcast in just a tap. Here's how:

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How to ask Siri for walking and directions using Google Maps, or another transit app

Siri can help you do all kinds of things, including help you get transit directions, even if Apple Maps doesn't support them. If you've got Google Maps or another transit direction app installed, Siri is smart enough to integrate with it in most instances. Here's how:

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How to change settings on your iPhone or iPad with Siri on iOS 7

You can control general settings like Bluetooth, WiFi, and Airplane mode by hopping into the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, or through Control Center. But why if you can just ask Siri to enable or disable a setting for you? Here's how:

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How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

If you're iPhone or iPad is running iOS 7 or higher, Siri can help you keep up with things on Twitter such as showing you tweets by a certain person, trends, and more. Here's how:

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How to change your Snapchat user name and delete your account

After the recent security scares surrounding Snapchat, culminating in the apparent release of millions of users' login details and phone numbers, you may well have decided that enough is enough and you're done. However, while you can change your phone number – it needs to be a valid one still – within the app, you can't change your login name, or close down your account. There is an easy way out though – even if not well advertised – and we'll talk you through it.

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How to have Siri check for and read email messages in iOS 7

Siri has a few new tricks up her sleeve in iOS 7 including some new ways to interact with your email. Not only can Siri check for and let you know when new emails come in, she can also read them to you. Here's how:

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How to check your iPhone voicemail using Siri on iOS 7

With iOS 7, several new features have been added to Apple's personal digital assistant, Siri. One of the most convenient is the ability to check your voicemail for you. So now, if you miss a call, rather than tapping your way through the Phone app, you can simply ask Siri.

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How to post a tweet using Siri in iOS 7

If you're running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, Siri makes it easier than ever to post a tweet to your Twitter timeline without having to tap a single key on the keyboard. This makes for a great trick when you're wearing gloves or doing something where you can't completely concentrate on typing. Here's how to do it:

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