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How to take panoramas with your iPhone

Panorama mode on the iPhone Camera lets you capture much wider, much higher megapixel photos than are otherwise possible with the built in iSight lens. By taking a video-like stream of successive frames, the iPhone can literally match and stitch together a single photo greater than the sum of its parts. First introduced with iOS 6 and the iPhone 4, the current version can even make use of Apple's powerful image signal processor (ISP) to dynamically expose the entire image and make it look great from light to dark. Here's how it works!

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How to set up, secure, and start using Siri

Siri is Apple's virtual, personal, digital assistant with a personality straight out of a Pixar film. With Siri, your iPhone or iPad can help you do all sorts of amazing things, from keeping in contact, to keeping on time, to keeping informed. But first, you may need to get Siri set up and up to speed. Follow along for a quick walkthrough on how to get started with Siri!

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How to rate or review a podcast on your iPhone or iPad

Just like music, movies, and TV shows, you can rate podcasts — like our very own iMore show — on iTunes and do it right from your iPhone or iPad. You do have to download and use Apple's Podcast app, but once you have it, it's easy to do!

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How to use Siri with typing instead of your voice on iPhone and iPad

Siri can answer hundreds of questions, respond to dozens of commands, and scour the web for information on a myriad of topics. Unfortunately Siri may not always understand you correctly or you may simply want to adjust your command or query. Luckily, you can easily edit the text Siri's responding to and have it give you an updated response.

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How to redeem gift cards and app promo codes straight from your iPhone and iPad

If you've received an iTunes Store, iBook Store, or App Store gift card or promo code, you can redeem them using iTunes on your computer or even more conveniently — straight from your iPhone and iPad. Here's how to cash in your codes on iOS and on the go!

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How to unhide your /Users directory in 10.9.3

The new Mavericks update, 10.9.3, has taken away some people's ability to see their /Users directory. Here's how to fix it

Mavericks has been updated to 10.9.3, and a peculiar thing has happened to some people who have applied the update: Their /Users directory has gone missing. More specifically, it's been hidden. Unhiding it isn't a big deal, though it does require you to use a utility that many Mac users never go near: Terminal, the command line interface for OS X.

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How to change Siri's language on iPhone and iPad

Siri is available in dozens of languages throughout the world. Just like you can change Siri's gender, you can also change its language. This is a great feature to remember if you or someone you know lives in a bi-lingual home, or if your iPhone or iPad didn't come out of the box with Siri programmed to your native language.

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How to quickly delete photos and videos to free up storage on your iPhone or iPad

It's all too easy for the Camera Roll on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to grow out of control. The list grows incredibly, uselessly long and photos and videos end up eating up a ton of your storage space. If you have only 8GB or 16GB, or even 32GB there can come a time when you have to delete the old photos and videos on your iPhone or iPad in order to free up space for the new ones. You might even have to do it regularly! Luckily, Apple makes it fairly easy to delete large batches of photos or videos and reclaim your storage space!

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How to find 'Most Recent' Newsfeed in Facebook 10.0 for iOS

The Facebook 10.0 update for iPhone and iPad has removed the Most Recent Newsfeed from its previous, easy to find position right at the top of the main screen. This has led to a burst of confusion and consternation and yes, a lot of questions. The good news is that the Most Recent Newsfeed isn't gone, it's just been buried. Here's how to find it!

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How to delete songs in the Music app to free up space on your iPhone or iPad

iPhones and iPads don't come with an unlimited amount of storage space. One of the biggest culprits when it comes to eating space is music. Sure, the individual files aren't large, but many people have hundreds if not thousands of them in their collections and they can really add up. Deleting music can free up valuable storage space. Whether you're using iTunes in the Cloud to bring down your music or syncing it with iTunes, the process of deleting a song is the same.

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