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How to enable button shapes on iOS 7.1

iOS 7.1 adds a few new accessibility options that make using your iPhone and iPad a little more convenient. If you haven't liked the plain text buttons in previous versions of iOS 7, enabling button shapes in Settings not only makes buttons more obvious, it adds a little more depth to iOS, which some people may prefer. Here's how to enable them:

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How to manually control when Siri listens to you with iOS 7.1

Ever had a time where you're using Siri and your iPhone or iPad doesn't stop listening when you want it to? Maybe someone else is talking or there's noise in the background, but you're done and the wave form just won't stop. Luckily iOS 7.1 solves that problem by letting you control not only when Siri starts but it stops as well!

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How to tell if the shift key is lower case, Upper Case, or CAPS LOCK in iOS 7.1

One of the more subtle yet potentially frustrating changes in iOS 7.1 is how the state of the shift key is displayed. Not only isn't it intuitively obvious which state the shift key is in — lowercase, Upper Case, or CAPS LOCK — but it can be downright counter-intuitive to the point that you find yourself uncertain and guessing wrong more often than not. Granted, it could be a lot worse but it could also be a lot better. If you've installed iOS 7.1 and you're having trouble figuring out the shift key on your iPhone or iPad, here's a quick reference. (Share it with your friends. All your friends.)

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How to access the combination list/month view on iOS 7.1

Still upset that Apple took away your month/list combo view in the iOS 7 Calendar app? Well, Apple seems to have listen Apple seems to have listened this time and has brought back the list and month combo view in iOS 7.1 . It's easy to use and a great way to stay on top of all your appointments, all at a glance!

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How to install iOS 7.1 over USB using iTunes

While it's much faster and easier to install iOS 7.1 using the on-device Software Update if you backup using iTunes or simply have problems doing an over-the-air install, you can also update using iTunes.

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How to install iOS 7.1 over-the-air using Software Update

iOS 7.1 is here and the quickest, easiest way to update on-device and over-the-air (OTA) using the Software Update built into Settings. You need to be on Wi-Fi, be plugged in or have more than half your battery life remaining, and you need sufficient storage space left on your device to download the update, but if all those things are true, you'll be up and running the new version of iOS as fast the internet allows. If you have any problems or just want to do it old-school style, you can also update to iOS 7.1 using iTunes.

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How to manually restart your Apple TV

Is Netflix failing to stream on your Apple TV? Are you receiving errors when trying to access purchased content? These problems and a lot more can sometimes be resolved by quickly restarting your Apple TV. Here's how!

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How to use emoji pictures on your iPhone or iPad

Ever get an iMessage on your iPhone from someone you know that contains smiley or frowny faces, or even pictures of animals or cars, flowers or dancers, space ships or iPhones, and wonder how they did it? In the old days it was emoticons. Now it's emoji. Every iPhone and iPad has the ability to send and receive them. All you have to do is turn them on!

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How to fix a glitchy Apple TV by restoring it to factory settings

If you're having problems with your Apple TV, if Wi-Fi or connectivity is buggy, if it keeps failing to connect or update, if the channels just don't work the way they're supposed to, then restoring it to factory settings can give you a fresh start. Sure, it's the nuclear option but it will also solve most problems, most of the time. If you're suffering, a factory restore is one of your last, best hopes for salvation!

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How to easily back up and restore your Mac with Time Machine on OS X Mavericks

Time Machine is OS X's built-in backup software. It was introduced with OS X 10.5 "Leopard" and has been there ever since. If you've never used it, please start. Time Machine is absolutely the easiest way to back up your Mac, and is great for recovering individual files you've deleted or restoring your entire hard drive in the event of a catastrophe.

In this how to, I'm going to cover two aspects of using Time Machine - how to set it up initially and how to restore individual files. You can also use Time Machine to restore the entire contents of your hard drive with your OS X Recovery Partition.

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