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Everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 4 software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 4 software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

iOS 4, code-named Apex and originally previewed as iPhone OS 4.0, was introduced by Apple during a special event on April 8, 2010. Tentpole features included limited multitasking for App Store apps, Folders, iBooks for iPhone, Game Center, iAd, FaceTime, and more. iOS 4.1, code-named Baker, shipped on September 8, 2010 and added a FaceTime app for iPod touch, HDR photography, a social music network named Ping (since shut down), and more. iOS 4.2, code-named Jasper, shipped on November 22, 2010. It unified iPhone and iPad software releases, and included AirPlay, AirPrint, and more. iOS 4.3 , code-named Durango, shipped on March 9, 2011, and included features then-specific to the iPad 2 such as AirPlay Mirroring, navigation gestures, FaceTime app for iPad, Photo Booth app for iPad, and more. The last version was iOS 4.3.5, which shipped on July 25, 2011.

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iPhone slow? Here's how to speed up iOS 8!

No matter which generation iPhone you have, there are ways to help keep scrolling smooth, apps launching fast, and the system snappy.

Whether you're still worried about updating to iOS 8 on your iPhone 4s, or you simply want to make sure your brand-new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus stays as quick as the day you bought it, here's how to both reverse slow down and maintain speed.

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How would you change Siri?

Siri, originally created as a stand-alone App Store app by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer, and Tom Gruber, was bought by Apple and integrated into iOS 5 for the iPhone 4s launch in 2011.

A digital assistant with sequential inference and context awareness, Siri answers questions and executes commands not in a vacuum but in relation to whatever questions and commands came before. As Siri to find you a Starbucks and it will pull up a list of locations close to where you are. Ask for directions and it knows Starbucks is where you want to go and brings up the best route to get you there.

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No, OS X is NOT the 'most vulnerable OS' despite shoddy reporting

Security, as we take great pains to repeatedly point out, is something that deeply affects people. It affects their stress and trust levels when dealing with technology. When it's misreported it turns what should be an empowering experience into one of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. And it's far too frequently done just to get the worst kind of attention. The latest case in point is a — I don't want to call it a report — from GFI which claims OS X and iOS were the "most vulnerable operating systems of 2014. And, frankly, it's bullshit.

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Here's how to copy photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Confused about how to sync your Mac or Windows PC photos to your iPhone or iPad? We've got you covered.

Apple's new Photos app for OS X (and with it, full iCloud Photo Library support on your Mac) is on its way, but until it arrives, people are stuck in photographic limbo, relying on iTunes or another third-party cloud service to sync their images to their Mac.

If you want to showcase your DSLR images on your iOS devices, though, never fear: iMore has you covered. Here's a quick tutorial on all the ways you can currently sync your Mac or Windows PC images to your iPhone or iPad.

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Apple adds Maps Flyover support for Venice, Edinburgh and 7 more cities

Apple has added nine new cities to its list of locations that support the 3D Flyover imagery included as part of its iOS Maps app. The new additions bring the total number of cities that use the Flyover imagery to 121 locations around the world.

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The 250 still-missing emoji

Apple has added 300 new emoji to the iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3 betas, but they're focused almost exclusively on inclusivity — diversity in skin tones and country flags. The watch, phone, and computer emoji have been redrawn to match Apple's current products, but it doesn't appear that any of the new Unicode standard emoji have been added.

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Files.app for iOS 9 — because we're halfway there!

You knew this was coming, right?

For years and years and years and years and years and years now I've begged and pleaded for two things — a Files.app repository for the iPhone and iPad, and a DocumentPicker API for developers to make iOS file management easier. Last year, with iOS 8, Apple provided the DocumentPicker as part of iCloud Drive. This year, with iOS 9, I hope they finally provide Files.app as well.

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How to use your iPhone or iPad hands-free with 'Hey Siri'

"Hey Siri" lets you use your iPhone or iPad hands-free.

As long as it's plugged in and within range of your voice, all you have to do is say the magic word and Siri will wake-up and wait for your question or command. It's great for the iPhone when you're in bed or in the car, or the iPad when you're cooking in the kitchen or wondering around the house. It's voice activation for your voice control!

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Apple continues focus on inclusivity with 300 new, diverse emoji in iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3

iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3 betas have over 300 new, more diverse emoji, including 32 new country flags

The iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite beta 2 updates are part of Apple's ongoing efforts to address diversity, and it's extending beyond organization and into software, with a much wider array of cultures and ethnicities for face and hand symbols.

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How would you change Apple's Health app?

Apple's Health app for iPhone debuted with iOS 8. Health provides a central place for all your medical, fitness, nutrition, sleep, and related information.

Categories include Diagnostics, Fitness, Lab Results, Me, Medication, Nutrition, Sleep, and Vital Signs. Data is presented in both graphs — which can be added to the dashboard view — and in separate sub-catagories. Once the information is collected, you can either keep it just for yourself, or you can choose to send it to other apps, or even share it with your medical professional via Apple's HealthKit framework. There's even a medical ID feature to help responders to find out vital information in case of emergency.

Privacy is a huge emphasis for Health, and you can control not only the data you collect, and not only which apps can access that data, but which apps can read it and which apps can write it. And if you don't give permission, an app — and any insurance or health organization behind it — doesn't even know it's there.

That's what Health is, but what do you want Health to be?

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