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Comic: Updating the magic

Happy Saturday, iMore! Because Rich is awesome, he's letting us run some of his Mac-themed comics from the Diesel Sweeties archive on weekends. Bonus comics, woo! We hope you enjoy.

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How to upgrade iOS on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using Software Update

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that isn't running the most current version of iOS, it's a good idea to update. Not only do new versions of iOS bring lots of new features, but typically bring bug fixes and security enhancements, which you'll want in order to make sure your data is as secure as possible. If you aren't sure how to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, follow along and we'll walk you through how to perform an OTA (over-the-air) software update in just a few steps!

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Apple TV 6.1 update makes it easy to hide unwanted channels

To go along with the release of iOS 7.1, Apple has released an update for the Apple TV. Version 6.1 allows users to hide unwanted channel icons from the main screen.

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Having trouble installing iOS 7.0.2? Here's how to do a manual restore!

Last Thursday Apple released iOS 7.0.2, which corrected a glaring security issue: users could bypass the lock screen passcode. Unfortunately, some folks have run into trouble with the upgrade. Under certain circumstances, iPhones, iPads and iPod touches have been left unable to work. If your machine isn't working right after the 7.0.2 upgrade, please follow these steps to restore it to operating condition:

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iOS 7.0.2 now available, fixes Lock screen passcode bypass

Apple has just released iOS 7.0.2 as an over-the-air software update. This should fix any Lock screen bypasses in which users can bypass your passcode and gain access to your device. The update is available for all iOS 7 enabled devices.

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How to update to iOS 7 using iTunes

It's much faster and easier to install iOS 7 via the over-the-air Software Update system. However, if you're a traditionalist, or if you're worried about data corruption from old backups and want a clean, fresh start, iTunes is still an option. Here's how:

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iTunes updated to v11.0.4, promises fix for syncing issues

Apple has released a small update to iTunes, bumping it to version 11.0.4, and includes a fix for an issue that caused iTunes to quit if the user switched between wired and wireless syncing. The release notes say:

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evasi0n now updated with full jailbreak support for iOS 6.1.2

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 6.1.2 where shortly after, planetbeing confirmed evasi0n works on iOS 6.1.2 but we would need to wait for it to be updated. The evad3rs have officially updated evasi0n for Mac, Windows, and Linux to officially support the iOS 6.1.2 firmware.

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How to update your iPhone or iPad software over the air (OTA)

Curious how to update to iOS 5.0.1 -- or any future iOS update -- over-the-air (OTA) directly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Yes, Apple finally pulled the big switch in the cloud and you can go from one software version to the next, OTA and in-place faster than any iTunes restore past. We'll show you how, after the break!

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iOS 5: software updates will now be delivered OTA (over-the-air)

It looks as though Apple has decided to take all future software updates wireless and Apple will now stream all iOS updates over the air (OTA). This could be a great thing for folks who don't want to depend on a computer to have to update their devices and even better if iCloud ends up bringing iTunes to you wirelessly.

Apple is "cutting the cord," according to Forstall. New menus and a new Welcome screen will also be implemented into iOS 5 as well.

Are you excited about Apple cutting the cord on software updates or a little wary? How do you think this will effect the future of jailbreak?

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