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Yahoo search on iPhone

Yahoo really really wants to be the default search engine for iPhones and iPads

Fire up Safari on your iPhone or iPad today and you'll most likely find Google as the default search engine — but if Yahoo has their way that might change. Users have the option to change from Google to other search providers such as Bing or Yahoo, but Google's had the default spot locked down...
Dynamic affordance: Can the iOS 8 interface be made smarter?

Dynamic affordance: Can the iOS 8 interface be made smarter?

Depending on who you are and how you feel, iOS 7 either took the training wheels off to fully embrace digital design, or it removed so much interface as to crush usability. Both are true. iOS is used by a wide range of people, from the digital and mobile immigrant — those who grew up reading...
Apple Maps

Why Apple Maps lead me to a meltdown in Central London

There are rumors that iOS 8 will be addressing a lot of lingering concerns over the reliability and usefulness of Apple's Maps. I very much hope so. Because I bring to you this Monday a tale of woe. A tale of using Apple Maps navigation, Central London and lots and lots of swearing. This is the...
iOS 7.1 is out! Update adds CarPlay support, improves Siri, iTunes Radio, more

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. Apple...
Apple says iOS 7 is now installed on 87% of devices

Apple says iOS 7 is now installed on 87% of devices

Apple has updated their iOS version distribution, and it’s looking solid as ever. Six months after its launch, iOS 7 is on 87% of iPhones and iPads, while iOS 6 has 11% share, and 2% of users are running anything earlier. This is in stark contrast to Android’s latest version, KitKat 4.4, which...
Cortana v Siri

Siri vs Cortana vs Google Now: The voice assistant showdown!

There's a new voice assistant in town, and it's called Cortana. With the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview today, Cortana is in public hands for the first time. It's new to the Windows Phone kids, but Cortana arrives to competition from not only Siri but also Google Now. So what'...
Is iOS 7 functional — and stable — enough for you?

Is iOS 7 functional — and stable — enough for you?

Full disclosure: I live on my iPhone 5s. I'm on it almost constantly. I have very few problems with iMessage. I don't get a lot of crashes. And while I have a Nexus 5, when I'm on my iPhone I don't find myself missing much if any major functionality. (I am missing a bunch of minor stuff, but I'll...
Apple's push-to-talk Siri vs. Google's always-listening Now: Which is better?

Apple's push-to-talk Siri vs. Google's always-listening Now: Which is better?

With iOS 7.1 Apple's added a new feature to Siri, their personal digital assistant — the ability to manually control how long Siri listens. The concept is remarkably similar to the old push-to-talk systems, just hold down the Home button, start talking, and then let go of the Home button and Siri...
iOS 7.1 review

iOS 7.1 review

It's trite. It's cliché. But it's what a lot of people are going to say. iOS 7.1 is what iOS 7 should have been. Given that iOS 7 enjoyed less development time than any previous version — 10 months instead of the usual 12, or the 15 afforded iOS 5 — it's certainly understandable. Given that it's...
iOS 7.1

Have you updated to iOS 7.1 yet?

Have you updated to iOS 7.1 yet? It's been just over 48 hours since iOS 7.1 hit, so have you updated yet? A point update – no matter how much some of us are waiting on it – doesn't usually draw the same excitement as a full blown new iOS version, but there's no denying that a lot of us have been...

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iOS 7 Roundtable

iOS 7 is a major change to the operating system that runs iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. Not only is it a thorough rethinking of how the iOS user interface should work, but there are profound changes under the hood which pave the way for new generations of apps that work more intuitively and better than ever before. But it's not without its flaws. Our intrepid leader, Rene Ritchie, has written until his fingers bled about iOS 7. If you haven't checked out his very comprehensive review, take a look. But iMore has more experts on staff too. And to get a balanced sense of what iOS 7 brings to the table - and what can improve - we've called on our resident experts to find out what they think.

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Don't forget to update your iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to iOS 7.0.1

As was noted in some of the early iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c reviews, there's a small update to iOS 7 out there specifically for those devices. So, if you've picked up either new iPhone this morning, don't forget to head into the Software Update section in the Settings app, and snag it for yourselves. The update to iOS 7.0.1 is a pretty tiny 17.5MB in size, so it shouldn't take too long to get installed.

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How to delete individual iMessages and texts in iOS 7

One feature that changed in iOS 7 in regards to the Messages app is how you delete individual messages. In previous versions of iOS, you'd just tap the edit button and tick off the messages you'd like to delete followed by tapping the delete option. Many users have been scratching their heads wondering where that edit option went in iOS 7.

It isn't gone, it's just moved. Here's how to find it again:

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How to quickly turn your iPhone into a flashlight with Control Center

Ever wish you could quickly and easily turn your iPhone's camera flash into a flashlight? Well, with iOS 7 and Control Center finding your way is only ever a swipe and a tap away!

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How to disable Control Center access from the Lock screen

By default, Control Center can be accessed from anywhere, including the Lock screen. While it doesn't share or access personal information, it does potentially let pranksters or even thieves disable services on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and even put it into Airplane mode so you can't track it later. Having Control Center available is hugely convenient, but if security is more important to you, you can easily turn Lock screen access off.

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How to configure and start using the new Camera app in iOS 7

iOS 7 has brought with it some dramatic changes to several native apps and the Camera app is no exception. Outside of being able to take still photos, panoramas, and record video just like you could before, you've got some additional options to choose from now. The way you switch between modes has also been changed up a bit.

Here's everything you need to know about changing settings, switching modes, and applying filters in the all new Camera app in iOS 7:

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How to access list view in the Calendars app on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7

iOS 7 made some drastic changes to the default Calendar app and the list view is one of the items that got moved to a place that isn't so obvious. If you're like me and you like to quickly flick through the list view in order to see what's on your plate over the next several days, you'll immediately notice its absence. Fortunately Apple didn't do away with list view, they just moved it.

Here's where you can find it now:

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iOS 7: What it means for Enterprise, Education, and Government

With iOS 7 Apple has taken their existing support for Enterprise, Education, and Government to the next level, adding even more functionality and better iPhone and iPad device management. This follows years of Apple adding more and more features that allow IT administrators to have more control over iOS devices. iOS obeys all Exchange ActiveSync policies plus it can be further controlled and configured via iOS Configuration Profiles that allow administrators to pre-setup connections to your company’s email system for example, or to pre-setup connections to your company’s secure Wi-Fi networks, but also restrict the device in many ways including preventing access to the iTunes App Store, or the Safari browser. These are just two examples but the list is quite long. Lets take a look at the new management features found in iOS 7...

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Did you update to iOS 7 today? [Poll]

Did you update to [iOS 7](http://www.imore.com/iOS-7) today?

The day we've been waiting on since June has finally arrived; iOS 7 is publicly available to download. Excitement has been building these past few months, and while registered developers have had the chance to play around with it for some time, today is the day that regular iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners get their first taste. Updating isn't without it's frustrations, and while there's a ton of reasons to update immediately, there's an equally strong argument for holding out. So, did you pull the trigger and update to iOS 7 today?

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What happened to the quick Tweet and Facebook post buttons on Control Center in iOS 7?

With iOS 6, Notification Center had two quick button actions, tweet and post to Facebook, that could be reached from anywhere on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with the downward swipe of a finger. Now, in iOS 7, they're gone. Disappeared. Taken out back and shuttered. So where did they go, and how can you quickly tweet or post to Facebook now, on iOS 7?

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How to turn off automatic app updates in iOS 7

If you're running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, you no longer have to manually check for app updates and trigger the installs. iOS can take care of it for you with absolutely no effort on your part. Some of us, however, prefer controlling our updates and may not care for automatic app updates.

Fortunately there's a way to turn them off, here's how:

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How to update from iOS 7 beta or GM to official release version

While the iOS 7 Gold Master (GM) released on September 10 should be binary-identical to the General Availability (GA) version released today, September 18, some people seem to want the comfort of getting what everyone else in the world is getting. If you're one of them, or if you're stuck on the beta and aren't sure how to get off, here's what you need to do to switch to the official release version:

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Apple details security fixes in iOS 7. And there's a ton of them!

Apple has distributed a list of security fixes in the just-released iOS 7 software update. And it's as long and encompassing as you'd imagine any major platform update would be. I haven't seen them online yet, so I'm reproducing it here for anyone who's urgently interested. When/if Apple posts it to their knowledge base, we'll update and link out.

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Having trouble downloading iOS 7? Got a 16GB iPhone or iPad? Server error? Here's what to do!

So, iOS 7 is out there, and there's a ton of people trying to download it. As such, we're seeing many reports of folks experiencing issues. Truth is, some of it may just be down to Apple's servers being slammed right now, but there's other issues that you can help resolve yourself. So, here's a few handy pointers:

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How to switch to Video mode in the iOS 7 Camera app

If you've updated to iOS 7, you have probably noticed that a lot of the native apps and the way in which they function have changed. The Camera app is no exception and the way you toggle between modes, particularly video and photo, has also changed which has left some users confused.

Don't worry, video recording hasn't disappeared, you just access it a little differently in iOS 7, here's how:

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How to find Spotlight search - and your apps! - in IOS 7

If you've recently updated to iOS 7, you may be wondering why you can no longer swipe to the right off your Home screen in order to search for apps like you could under iOS 6 and below. No need to worry though. Apple hasn't removed the feature, they've simply changed how you use it to make it even more convenient and easier to access.

Here's how:

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iOS 7 is out! Go get it!

That time we've been waiting for since June is finally here - iOS 7 is out in the world. Reports are flooding in that people are able to download the new update. If you've been waiting, fire up Software Update on your phone and do it over the air, or download the update through iTunes.

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iOS 7 user guides for iPad and iPod touch now available in iBooks

To accompany the release of iOS 7, Apple has made the official user guides for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch available to download for free from iBooks. Many of us will just dive right in with both feet, but it's nice to know that there's a full compendium of information at our disposal should we find ourselves caught short with something.

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iOS 7 review

iOS 7 represents nothing more nor less than a radical rethinking of mainstream multitouch interface. A complete visual departure from previous versions, it focuses on clarity by removing all but the most essential elements and chrome, deference by getting out of the way of content and apps, and depth by building the entire experience around a physics and particle engine that moves, blurs, parallaxes, and layers in virtual 3D. It touches every app, every pixel, and every bit of the system. It's far from perfect, and there are issues as superficial as icons and as deep as consistency yet to be overcome, but along with new features like Control Center and AirDrop, and improvements to Notification Center, multitasking, the Camera and Photos apps, Safari, Siri, and more, it's the most exciting update to iOS in years, and to mobile interface since the original iPhone. But it's also facing most competitive market ever and, given the alternatives, will it be enough?

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App Store offering up older versions of iOS apps for some, leaves many unanswered questions

When iOS 7 hits tomorrow, app compatibility with older versions of iOS will become a thing again, though it looks as if Apple may be about to implement a solution for owners of older hardware. A Reddit thread has emerged, alerting us to some folks being offered a download of an older version of an app whose latest version requires a newer build of iOS.

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