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The argument for AirPlay as Apple's gaming console (and Apple TV SDK)

The argument for AirPlay as Apple's gaming console (and Apple TV SDK)

If there's an Apple TV software developer kit (SDK) at Apple - something they intend to release to the public, akin to the existing iPhone and iPad SDK - then it's currently sitting the winter out up on blocks in the Cupertino driveway. Long rumored, it hasn't been announced to date, and it's...
How to access and view your iCloud Keychain passwords with iOS 7

How to access and view your iCloud Keychain passwords with iOS 7

iCloud Keychain will generate and store all your iOS 7 Safari-based passwords and autofill them for you where and as needed. However, there may be times when a website doesn't allow autofill (for example, at public terminal), or you want to use a password outside Safari (for example, in another...
How's your iOS 7.0.3 battery life? [Poll]

How's your iOS 7.0.3 battery life? [Poll]

How's your iOS 7.0.3 battery life? iOS 7.0.3 has been with us for almost a full week now, so it's about time we talked battery life. As is so often the way every time a new version of iOS drops, some people see improvements, some the exact opposite. As iOS 7 continues to update, we'd hope that...
Why iCloud Keychain in its current form can't change years of bad password habits

iCloud Keychain and why it's not going to improve security habits... yet

iCloud Keychain, which ships as part of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, is Apple's attempt to help mainstream iPhone, iPad, and Mac owner get better at managing and protecting their passwords and credit cards, and with minimal inconvenience. With a random password generation, autofill, and iCloud sync...
How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain and iOS 7

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain for iOS 7

iCloud Keychain is meant to be an easy way to manage passwords on your Apple devices. When password management is easier, using stronger passwords is easier. Since it can be tough to come up with strong, unique passwords, good password managers will generate them for you, and iCloud Keychain in...
How to reduce motion and speed up transitions on iPhone and iPad with IOS 7.0.3

How to prevent vertigo by reducing motion with accessibility on your iPhone and iPad

Reduce motion is an Accessibility feature that settles down and smooths out the zooms, pans, shifts, parallax, and other dynamic elements on the iPhone and iPad. Although current versions of iOS are built on a physics and particle engine that help give make them look more alive, for people who...
iWork for iCloud updated for OS X and iOS, free with any new iOS device or Mac

iWork for iCloud updated for OS X and iOS, free with any new iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Numbers, Keynote, and Pages which comprise Apple's iWork suite have all been updated for both iOS and OS X. New features include collaboration tools to work in documents in conjunction with others. All three apps are also now free with the purchase of any new iOS device or Mac. The entire iWork...
iTunes Radio reaches 20 million listeners, over 1 billion songs played

iTunes Radio reaches 20 million listeners, over 1 billion songs played

iTunes Radio, which was debuted with iOS 7, has already reached over 20 million listeners and 1 billion played songs since it's launch in September, according to Tim Cook live from Apple's iPad event. Do you listen to iTunes Radio and if so, how pleased have you been with the service so far?...
How to block specific websites from being accessed with Safari for iPhone and iPad

How to block adult websites and other pages from iOS 7 Safari

If you have children with iPhones, iPod touches, or iPads, or who frequently use yours, and you want to control the type of content they can access when browsing the web in Safari, you're in luck - iOS 7 lets you do just that. Whether you want to try an automatically limit all adult content to...
Apple 2013 iPad & Mac event preview

Apple 2013 iPad & Mac event preview

Analyzing rumors and speculation surrounding Apple's 2013 iPad & Mac event! We're only hours away from Apple's 2013 iPad and Mac event, and just like the invitation says, there's a lot left to cover. Last year we got the improved iPad 4, all new iPad mini, redesigned iMac, and the 13-inch...
How to access iCloud Tabs on iPhone in iOS 7

How to access iCloud Tabs in iOS 7 Safari for iPhone

iCloud Tabs let you quickly and easily access web pages that you've already opened in Safari on your other Apple devices, be they other iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, or Macs. That's right, any and every other Apple device you own, if it's logged into iCloud with the same Apple ID, will...
iOS 7 round table review: One month later

iOS 7 round table review: One month later

iOS 7 launched a month ago, though in truth many of us have been using it for several months now, counting the beta. Some of the amazing new features have been transformative, and changed the way we use our iPhones and iPads every day. Others... have been buggy and frustrating. So, overall, how...
How to quickly view all images in an iMessage or text thread on iPhone and iPad with iOS 7

How to quickly view all images in an iMessage or text thread on iPhone and iPad with iOS 7

The Messages app got a complete overhaul in iOS 7 and the changes weren't limited to just visual ones. One of the best new features of the Messages app is the ability to view all images you've received and sent in a thread in one easy to access place. Here's how: Launch the Messages app from the...
How to improve the audio quality of calls on iPhone

How to improve the audio quality of calls on iPhone

We've all undoubtedly been in a situation where we've had to take a call while there was lots of background noise going on around us. This can make it hard for the person on the other end to distinguish what we're saying. Luckily, iOS has some options that can help us improve call quality through...
How to erase all of your personal data off an iPad or iPhone

How to wipe all of your personal data off an iPad or iPhone

If you're selling your iPhone or iPad or passing it on to someone else, the first thing you'll want to do is make sure they won't have access to any of your personal data. Fortunately, iOS makes it very easy to wipe all your data off your old iPhone or iPad, no computer required. Here's how:...
How to create events in iOS directly in the Messages and Mail apps

How to create calendar events in iOS directly in the Messages and Mail apps

It's not uncommon for us to email and message people about plans we're making with them. If you pay close attention, iOS seems to know when we do this by underlining certain text. That isn't just to make it stand out more, it's to make it easier for you to add events to your Calendar app. Here's...
How to let other people add photos to your shared Photo Streams with iOS 7

How to let other people add photos to your shared Photo Streams

Prior to iOS 7 you could share a Photo Stream with friends and family but they could only comment on photos and view them. It left a lot of people not wanting to use Photo Stream due to the lack of full functionality and usefulness. Luckily, iOS 7 has changed that and now allows you to let other...
How to close up to three apps at one time with multitasking in iOS 7

How to quit or kill multiple apps at once on your iPhone or iPad

Multitasking now provides full on background processing for every app — and intelligently so! Basically, iOS waits until it thinks you need something, then makes sure it's there when you do. If one app needs access to data, it organizes other apps that might need access too. This all combines to...
How to disable nicknames for Messages, Phone, and Mail in iOS 7

How to disable nicknames for Messages, Phone, and Mail in iOS 7

When Siri came around with the iPhone 4S, we were then able to give ourselves a nickname for her to call us. This nickname then got added to our contact card. If you shared that contact card with anyone, they'd then have your nickname attached to it. Ironically, if you have nicknames enabled in...
iOS 7

How to fix iOS 7 activation errors, get off expired betas, and get onto the release version

The iOS 7 betas have now expired, which means anyone still running one won't be able to use their iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and won't even be able to get past Activation if they try. That's the reality of betas, and why only developers should be using them. But, stuff happens, people get stuck...

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