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How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

There are some pros and cons to using iCloud Keychain. For example, it doesn't have a separate master password option, so once you unlock your device, anyone you hand it to can access all your passwords and credit cards. Also, the passwords it generates aren't particularly strong. It is, however...
Schrödinger's Newsstand

Schrödinger's Newsstand

Prior to iOS 7, Newsstand was a special folder that shared iBooks' distinctive wood shelving look, that couldn't be removed from the Home screen or hidden in another folder, and whose icon gave you glimpse of the issues stacking up inside, if any. Since iOS 7, a lot of that has changed. Hamish...
How to use Control Center: The ultimate guide

How to use Control Center: The ultimate guide

How to setup and use Control Center, the always-accessible way to quickly toggle your settings, control your media, and more! Control Center, which launched with iOS 7, makes it easier than ever to toggle Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, and Orientation Lock, to adjust...
Cyber Monday game and app sales for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Cyber Monday game and app sales for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

We somehow survived Black Friday, and the weekend of savings finishes off with Cyber Monday sales. We're here to point you to the best deals on apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac in the App Store. We'll be updating this list all day long, so feel free to let us know in the comments about any sales on...
Think someone is signing into your Facebook account? Here's how to find out with Facebook for iOS!

Think someone is signing into your Facebook account? Here's how to find out with Facebook for iOS!

If you're curious about where your Facebook account gets signed in from, or you're suspicious that someone has been logging into your account without permission, there's a lesser known feature called Facebook sessions that can tell you exactly where your account is signed in from geographically,...
How to close all open Safari tabs in just a few taps in iOS 7

How to quickly close all iOS 7 Safari tabs in just a few taps

Safari for iOS 7 allows you to keep up to two-dozen or more tabs open at the same time. That's fantastic... until you want to close them all and quickly. Then you're either touching-and-flinging cards (iPhone and iPod touch) or tapping little X icons, over and over and over again. Luckily, there'...
How to view your Facebook activity log with Facebook for iOS

How to view your Facebook activity log with Facebook for iOS

Facebook has an activity log feature that allows you to view everything you've commented on, liked, uploaded, posted, and so on. It's a feature that only you can see but it's a handy one. You can access your activity log from the Facebook for iPhone and iPad app in just a few taps. Here's how:...
How to increase or decrease font sizes on iPhone and iPad in iOS 7 with Dynamic Type

How to increase or decrease font sizes on iPhone and iPad in iOS 7 with Dynamic Type

If your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 7 you've got a lot more options when it comes to customizing system fonts than ever before. With Dynamic Type and font size, there's a wide array of options available. You can even make text bold throughout iOS 7 if you want. Not sure how to increase or...
iOS 7.1 beta now available for registered developers

iOS 7.1 beta now available for registered developers

Apple has placed iOS 7.1 beta up on their developer center, which means registered developers can download it now and start testing it for use with their apps. A matching version of iOS beta for Apple TV is also there, as is Xcode 5.1 developer preview (DP). Since the content of the iOS 7 beta...
Wither the Siri API?

Wither the Siri API?

In 2011 Apple introduced Siri, their virtual personal assistant, with the iPhone 4s, and two years and two versions of iOS later, including this year's iOS 7, and no public application programming interfaces (API) have been surfaced for developers. That means customers like you and me still can't...
OS X Mavericks features that'd be great to see in iOS 8

OS X Mavericks features that'd be great to see in iOS 8

Almost two years ago I wrote a short list of things I wanted Apple to bring back to the iPad. It was following the first OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion preview, and it included things like rich text in Notes, a more spatially consistent Notification Center, and iOS version of iPhoto for iOS, per-account...
Apple releases iOS 6.1.5 for iPod touch 4, also fixes FaceTime call bug

Apple releases iOS 6.1.5 for iPod touch 4, also fixes FaceTime call bug

While pretty much every other iOS device released since 2010 is getting iOS 7.0.4, the not-qualified iPod touch 4 is getting the same FaceTime call bug fix but in retro iOS 6.1.5 form (2010 original iPad had not camera, so no FaceTime). And no, even if iOS 7 still hasn't won you over, you can't...
How to change the default direction type in the Maps app for iOS

How to change the default direction type in the Maps app for iOS

By default, the Maps app in iOS always gives you driving directions. For people that live in larger cities, sometimes walking directions are more convenient and what you actually use most often. Instead of having to choose walking directions each and every time, just tell Maps to load them by...
Apple releases iOS 7.0.4 with FaceTime call fix and more

Apple releases iOS 7.0.4 with FaceTime call fix and more

Apple has just released iOS 7.0.4, a point update for this year's big iOS 7 software. In addition to the usual bug fixes and improvements, Apple lists a fix for hanging FaceTime calls. As always, you can update over-the-air (OTA) and in-place - the fastest and most efficient way to do it - by...
Having issues with wallpapers in iOS 7? Here's why and how to fix it!

Why your wallpapers look messed up on iOS 7, and how to fix them!

One of the things that's annoyed me most about iOS 7 is the way it handles wallpapers. iOS 7 only seems to want to position a background image one way, and no matter how hard you try, no matter how much you pinch or zoom, iOS 7 just snaps you wallpaper back in and, in some cases, makes it look...
How to manually store your credit card information to iCloud Keychain with iOS 7

How to manually add your credit card information to iCloud Keychain for iOS 7

iCloud Keychain lets you easily store not only your passwords, but your credit card information as well. Any time you pay with a card in Safari, iCloud Keychain will offer to save it for you. However, you can also add cards to iCloud Keychain any time you wish. That way, you can do it when it's...
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...

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