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How to bring the bold fonts back to iOS 7

One of the many visual changes made in iOS 7 over that which came before it is to the font. Slimmer, lighter, and altogether more delicate, there are as many who hate it as there are who love it. For many, a legitimate concern is that the new font is more difficult to read. It doesn't matter how nice it may look if you're strugging to read what's written. Fortunately, a little of the pre-iOS 7 font can be brought back to life. Here's how.

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5 battery life fixes for iOS 7 and iPhone 5s!

iOS 7 is here - we have your complete iOS 7 review to prove it! - and you know what that means, right? Some of you are going to have battery life issues! For some of the people, some of the time, it's simply the cost of the OS updating process, and iOS 7 is no different! So, if your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on iOS 7 is draining its battery too fast, or not lasting long enough on stand-by, here are some things you can try to fix the problem!

Note: iOS 7 appears to use much more battery its first day or two after updating. Whether that's Spotlight search re-indexing or the system behind multitasking smartening up we're not sure. But, if you've just updated to iOS 7 and are experiencing battery life issues, give it a day or two to see if they stabilize on their own before doing anything drastic.

Update: the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have launched now too, so we've updated this article to include them!

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How to use Siri to search Google instead of Bing

iOS 7 still uses Google for the default search engine in Apple's web browser, Safari, but Bing is the new default for Apple's virtual digital assistant, Siri. Yes, just like Open Table is the partner for reservations, and Wikipedia for general information, Bing and Microsoft worked out a deal with Apple for Siri search. So, while you can't change that, you can tell Siri to search Google (or Yahoo!) instead. Here's how:

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How to enable grid lines in the iOS 7 Camera app

Enabling grid lines in the default Camera app can help make sure your photo is not only straight, but that you're using the rule of thirds in order to capture the most interesting photo you can. In iOS 7, the way you turn grid lines on and off in the Camera app has changed slightly. If you're fumbling around trying to figure out how to turn them on, follow along and we'll help.

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How to record and share slow motion videos on the iPhone 5s, including Instagram!

If you've got an iPhone 5s, you have the ability to record slow motion video due to the 5s' ability to record at up to 120 frames per second. For the most part, you record a slow motion video in the same way you would a regular video. You just need to make sure you're in the right recording mode.

You can then share it with anyone you'd like or share it to services such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

Here's how:

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How to view timestamps for individual texts and iMessages in iOS 7

The Messages app got a brand new look in iOS 7 and with that came some new features. One of them is the ability to view timestamps for every text or iMessage you send or receive. Previously you only saw sporadic timestamps but now you can see when you send and received each and every message on your iPhone or iPad.

Here's how:

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Having trouble with iMessage or FaceTime on iOS 7? Here's how to fix it!

iMessage and FaceTime are wonderful, empowering, enabling technologies that... can frustrate the crap out of you at times. One of those times is when you update or restore your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to a new operating system - like millions of people just did with iOS 7 - and it stops working. If you're having trouble with iMessage or FaceTime, if they won't activate or simply won't work, here are some things you can try:

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How to set up and start using your new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c

So you have a brand new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, or iPhone 4s in the palm of your hands. You've just taken it out of the box and peeled the wrapping off. But now what? If you're new to iPhone, we can get you up and running in just a few easy to follow steps. For those of you coming from an older iPhone, you can easily transfer all your contacts, apps, photos, and more from your iTunes or iCloud backup. Coming from BlackBerry or Android? We've got you covered there too!

Follow along to get your new iPhone up and running in virtually no time.

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How to transfer data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c

If you've just upgraded to a new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c from an older generation iPhone, transferring your data including contacts, calendars, photos, and more couldn't be any easier if you've been good about creating backups in either iCloud or iTunes. Both make it incredibly easy for you to get the data from your old iPhone onto your new one with little effort on your part.

Here's how to do it.

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How to transfer data from your old Android phone to a new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c

So, you've been living in the Android world for a while and now you're looking to give a new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c a go. And why not? The iPhone 5s is a pretty stunning piece of hardware while the iPhone 5c is about as bright and colorful as you'll find anywhere. Then you have iOS 7 which is the biggest overhaul Apple has ever made to its mobile operating system since its introduction in 2007. Changing platforms can not only be a headache but a shock to the system for some. That's where we come in. From start to finish, we can help you get your stuff off your old Android phone and on to your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c as painlessly as possible.

Here's how:

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