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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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iOS 7.1 is out! Update adds CarPlay support, improves Siri, iTunes Radio, iPhone 4 performance

Apple on Monday released iOS 7.1. The new version is available immediately as an over the air (OTA) download. CarPlay, enhancements to Siri and iTunes Radio, and other changes have been made in the new release - including some performance improvement for long-suffering iPhone 4 users.

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Ask iMore: How the #@$& do you find anything with App Store search?

App Store search is horribly broken. We all know that. So it came as no surprise when a reader asked me how we — the people who write about them all day — find anything on the App Store. The short answer is a little creativity and a lot of tenacity. The long answer is best given in the form of a recent example. Here it is!

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Mercedes-Benz exploring CarPlay for older vehicles

CarPlay has so far been shown off on new vehicles, but what about folks with older ones? It's a question a lot of people are asking, since there are a ton of people with iPhones that own cars made by manufacturers already committed to CarPlay. In the case of Mercedes-Benz, it seems a solution is being explored.

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Here's how third-party apps integrate with CarPlay

We now have a better idea about how third-party apps work with Apple's CarPlay. So far, Apple has been fairly selective with app partners so far, with only Spotify, Beats Music, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio announced so far.

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Volvo's CarPlay integration looks the best yet

Apple's CarPlay is the hot topic this week and it's taking the Geneva Motor Show by storm. We've seen closer looks at what Ferrari and Mercedes Benz are doing with it, but Volvo looks like it might have both of them beat. Apple's Greg Joswiak has been on the ground in Switzerland through the first couple of days of the show, and has helped Volvo to unveil CarPlay in one of its concept cars.

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Check out how Apple CarPlay looks inside your next Volvo

The big news this morning is the official introduction of Apple CarPlay, and its initial batch of partners. One of those, Volvo, will be demonstrating at this week's Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. But, for those of us not able to attend, Volvo has put out a short promotional video showing off CarPlay integration in its next generation in-car systems that will begin with the all new XC90.

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iOS in the Car reportedly launching next week — anyone up for a new Ferrari, Merc, or Volvo?

Apple's iOS in the Car is reportedly set to launch next week. The bi-directional feature that will let you bean select elements of your iPhone's interface — like Maps, iMessage, and music — to your in-vehicule display will initially roll out in partnership with Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, and Volvo.

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Apple posts design guides and resources to help developers make better apps

Apple has added a new Design Guides and Resources section to their developer center. It includes videos and documentation on user interface design for apps and games, overviews of what's new in iOS 7, best practices, a look at how iPhoto was designed, Apple's famed Human Interface Guidelines (HIG), design dos and don'ts, the UIKit catalog, and the iOS 7 transition guide.

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Dear Apple: Please fix how Messages stores images and videos!

iMessage works well enough for sending texts and media like photos and videos. Sure, there are still some bugs involving the reliability and consistency of when and how messages pop up on multiple iOS and OS X devices, but for most people, most of the time, it just works. What doesn't "just work" is how the Messages app handles photos and videos after they're sent. Here's what's happening, why it's a bigger problem than many people realize, and why I'd really like to see it fixed in iOS 8...

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