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How to set a default Reminders list on iPhone and iPad

The native Reminders app on the iPhone and iPad are not only simple to use, it'll automatically sync your content between any iOS device and Mac you own. Along with the ability to set up your own reminder lists, you can also choose a default one. That means that new events you add using Siri will end up in the list you've specified.

Here's how to tell Reminders what you want your default list to be...

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How to change Reminder sync settings on iPhone and iPad

The Reminders app on the iPhone and iPad functions as a great way to make sure you're getting the things done that you need to in a timely manner. If you find yourself creating a lot of reminders, you may notice the Reminders app becoming quite cluttered. To tame the clutter you can change the sync settings in order to only sync more recent events. You can also choose to have it sync reminders further back if you like to refer to older items.

Follow along and we'll show you how.

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How to DIY repair a stuck or broken iPhone 4S power button

The iPhone has been prone to power button issues ever since the iPhone 4 made its appearance. As it turns out, the iPhone 4S isn't immune from stuck power buttons either. Over time, the cable wears down and causes the actual power button to become harder and harder to press. In some cases, it becomes completely recessed resulting in presses not even registering.

If this issue sounds like something you're iPhone 4S is experiencing, a DIY repair can get it back to normal with some patience and the right tools. It'll also cost a heck of a lot less than a brand new iPhone.

If you're up for it, follow along. And if you're not, follow along anyways and we'll refer you to the professionals that can do the repair for you.

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How to watch the 57th US presidential inauguration from your iPhone and iPad

If you're a US citizen, you're probably aware that Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term on Monday, January 21, 2013. If you own an iPhone or iPad, you can keep up with the inauguration including streaming live video.

There are quite a few options to choose from so if you aren't sure where you can catch all the action come Monday, follow along and we'll get you the apps and resources you need to catch every minute of the 2013 Inauguration.

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How to manage alerts for individual Calendar events on your iPhone and iPad

The Calendar app on your iPhone and iPad are great tools for reminding you when you have events and appointments coming up. Not only does it help you stay organized and on track, the Calendar app can also double as somewhat of a personal assistant. Part of that job is to alert you when you have events coming up. We've already taken a look at how to set and change default alerts but what if a particular appointment or event should have a different alert time? Perhaps even repeating?

It just so happens your iPhone and iPad can handle both scenarios. Follow along and we'll show you how.

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How to share iCloud calendars using your iPhone or iPad

If you use Apple's free iCloud service, and you've added calendars to better organize your events, you may want to share one or more of them with a friend, colleague, or family member, so. For example, if you're planning a trip or maintaining a work schedule, and want other people to be able to not only view, but add and edit events, then a shared calendar is the way to go.

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How to manage calendar alerts on your iPhone and iPad

The iPhone and iPad are both great tools for keeping you on task and getting you organized. Not only can you create your own calendars, you can also customize alerts and when you receive them. If you aren't sure how, follow along and we'll help you get up and running in no time.

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How to set a default calendar on your iPhone and iPad

If you've created your own calendars on your iPhone or iPad, there's probably one that you create more events on than the others. Your Calendar app will default to the generic calendar but if it's not the one you want, you can easily change it to default to the one you use most. This makes creating events much quicker since you don't have to toggle calendars when you create each individual event or appointment.

Not sure how? Follow along.

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How to mark an email as read or unread on your iPhone and iPad

If you come back to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad only to find a ton of new emails you really don't want to go through, or if you opened an email by accident but don't want to forget about it later, you can easily mark one or more messages as read or unread right in the built-in Mail app.

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How to find restaurants, read reviews, and make reservations using Siri

With iOS 6, your personal virtual assistant, Siri can now help you find restaurants and even book tables. You will need the OpenTable app from the App Store to complete your reservations, but Siri do a lot of the heavy lifting, including finding places and times, and showing you Yelp-powered reviews and pictures.

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