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How to use Do Not Disturb when your iPhone is unlocked with iOS 7

How to use Do Not Disturb when your iPhone is unlocked with iOS 7

Prior to iOS 7 the Do Not Disturb feature only silenced notifications when your device was locked or in sleep mode. Fortunately, iOS 7 has changed that and made it possible to suppress notifications even when you're actively using your iPhone. Here's how: How to use Do Not Disturb (DND) even...
How to quickly access music and podcast apps with iOS 7 Control Center

How to quickly access music and podcast apps with iOS 7 Control Center

If you're playing music or listening to a podcast on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 7, you may already know that Control Center gives you super easy access to pause, play, skip, tracks, and view what you're listening to. You can also quickly launch the app that's playing your music or podcast in...
How to ask Siri for walking directions using Google Maps and other transit apps

How to ask Siri for walking and directions using Google Maps, or another transit app

Siri can help you do all kinds of things, including help you get transit directions, even if Apple Maps doesn't support them. If you've got Google Maps or another transit direction app installed, Siri is smart enough to integrate with it in most instances. Here's how: How to get transit and...
How to enable and disable settings on your iPhone or iPad with Siri

How to change settings on your iPhone or iPad with Siri on iOS 7

You can control general settings like Bluetooth, WiFi, and Airplane mode by hopping into the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, or through Control Center. But why if you can just ask Siri to enable or disable a setting for you? Here's how: How to toggle general iPhone and iPad settings with...
How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

If you're iPhone or iPad is running iOS 7 or higher, Siri can help you keep up with things on Twitter such as showing you tweets by a certain person, trends, and more. Here's how: How to see what a specific person is tweeting about with Siri How to search a specific term or hashtag on Twitter...
iMore Editors' Choice Best of 2013 Awards

iMore Editors' Choice Best of 2013 Awards

They're what change the way we get things done and how we have fun. They're what compel us to replace what was in our pocket, on our lap or our desk, on our Home screens, in our workflows, and in our hearts with what's new and what’s next. They're what challenge our preconceptions, force us to...
214: What should we expect from Apple this year?

214: What should we expect from Apple this year?

2013 brought us quite a lot from Apple, backloaded as it might have been. For the first half of the year, there was almost nothing. Then, at WWDC 2013 in June, Apple showed off iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, released the Haswell MacBook Air and 802.11ac AirPort and Time Capsule base-stations, and...
iOS 7

iOS 7 adoption rate continues to climb, now at 78 percent

The adoption rate of iOS 7 continues to climb, and Apple has posted the latest figures over on the developer portal. The latest numbers show a 78 percent adoption rate of the latest version of iOS, up another 2 percent in just the last two weeks. The figure is calculated from App Store usage,...
How to have Siri check for and read email messages in iOS 7

How to have Siri check for and read email messages in iOS 7

Siri has a few new tricks up her sleeve in iOS 7 including some new ways to interact with your email. Not only can Siri check for and let you know when new emails come in, she can also read them to you. Here's how: How to check for new messages with Siri in iOS 7 How to have Siri read an email...
How to check your iPhone voicemail using Siri

How to check your iPhone voicemail using Siri on iOS 7

With iOS 7, several new features have been added to Apple's personal digital assistant, Siri. One of the most convenient is the ability to check your voicemail for you. So now, if you miss a call, rather than tapping your way through the Phone app, you can simply ask Siri. How to have Siri check...
How to post a tweet using Siri in iOS 7

How to post a tweet using Siri in iOS 7

If you're running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, Siri makes it easier than ever to post a tweet to your Twitter timeline without having to tap a single key on the keyboard. This makes for a great trick when you're wearing gloves or doing something where you can't completely concentrate on typing....
How to have Siri check your iPhone call history for you

How to check your iPhone call history using Siri on iOS 7

With iOS 7 Apple's personal digital assistant, Siri, has learned a few new tricks, including how to check your voice mail. It may seem like something easy enough to do the old fashioned way - unlock, tap phone, tap- okay, already tired. Whether your hands are full at the moment, or you're just...
How to teach Siri to pronounce someone's name correctly in iOS 7

How to teach Siri to pronounce someone's name correctly in iOS 7

While Siri has gotten better with each new iteration, including iOS 7, there's some things Apple's personal digital assistant needs help with. First an foremost is learning how to pronounce unusual or tricky names. Whether it's your name, or the name of family, friends, or colleagues, it's easy...
How to play iTunes Radio stations with Siri in iOS 7

How to play iTunes Radio stations with Siri on iOS 7

If your iPhone or iPad is on iOS 7 or higher, and you're in the U.S., you've got iTunes Radio. While it's fun to browse stations and create your own, if you're driving or in a situation where you can't launch the Music app and freely browse, you can tell Siri what you want to listen to instead....
How to make a FaceTime call with Siri

How to make a FaceTime call with Siri

If you're running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, you can quickly and easily initiate a FaceTime video or audio call without ever opening the Phone or Contacts app. Instead, just ask Siri. Not sure what to tell her? We'll walk you through! How to make a FaceTime audio or video call using Siri...
How to disable auto-play for videos in Facebook for iOS, at least when you aren't on WiFi

How to disable auto-play for videos in Facebook for iOS, at least when you aren't on WiFi

Some people don't like when videos auto-play as they scroll past them. Back when Instagram started doing this, I had a feeling Facebook and other social networks wouldn't be far behind and I was right. While Facebook doesn't let you completely disable auto-play for videos, you can at least stop...
How to view friendships with Facebook for iPhone and iPad

How to view friendships with Facebook for iPhone and iPad

Facebook has a neat feature called Friendships that lets you see all the interactions you have with a specific person. While it may be obvious how to access it on the desktop, Facebook for iOS doesn't make it quite as easy. The option is certainly there though. Here's how to access it: Launch...
How to use private browsing in iOS 7 Safari

How to use private browsing in Safari for iPhone and iPad

By default, Safari saves any webpage you visit to you browser history, and makes them available to all your other Apple devices via iCloud Tabs. If for any reason you don't want certain sites you visit to get saved to history or made available to iCloud Tabs - we don't judge! - you can quickly...
How to set up and start using Reading Lists in iOS 7 Safari

How to set up and use Reading Lists in iOS 7 Safari

Reading Lists is Apple's own take on a read-it-later service. Built right into the Safari browser, you can save any webpage you find interesting but just don't happen to have time for at the moment. Then, you can come back when you're ready, and find all your saved items, all in one convenient...
How to use the Shared Links feature in iOS 7 Safari

How to use the Shared Links in iOS 7 Safari

Shared Links are new to iOS 7. With them, you can see a list of all the links shared by everyone you follow on Twitter, all in one convenient place inside Safari. Think of it as a Reading List populated by people you find interesting. It's a great place to go if you have time and are looking for...

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