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How to troubleshoot iCloud Music Library, Apple Music, and iTunes Match problems

iTunes Match and Apple Music let you sync your music to iCloud Music Library, but they're not error-proof. If either service is hanging up on you, here are some troubleshooting steps you can take.

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How to setup and use custom keyboards on iPhone and iPad

iOS 8 brings with it the ability to use custom third party keyboards on your iPhone or iPad. Whether you prefer swiping over typing or just feel like the built-in keyboard holds you back, you now have an option! All you've got to do is download some keyboards from the App Store, activate them, and you've got a customized iOS experience!

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How to access and add credit to an iTunes Pass with Passbook

Apple's new iTunes Pass feature allows you to add a card to the Passbook app that contains your iTunes account information. You can then share that card so others can easily add credit at any Apple Store without having to buy a physical card. The most convenient part is that the credit instantly hits your iTunes account, so there's no waiting on physical cards anymore.

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How to setup and use text shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Tired of typing out long words, names, email addresses, web addresses, or entire sentences over and over again? Well then, save yourself some time and effort and set up iOS keyboard shortcuts for any and all of the text you type regularly. By default, the iPhone and iPad ship with "omw" as a shortcut for "On my way!" but you can create and customize any shortcut you want. What's more, thanks to iCloud, any shortcut you create will automagically sync between your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac. Here's how!

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How to use live camera filters on your iPhone

Apple has added basic color and effect filters to both the Camera and Photos app on the iPhone. The new filters apply to the still and square cameras. They don't apply to the video or panorama cameras. If you apply one, they're live and you'll see them in the preview the way they'll look when the photo is taken. They're subtle, as filters go. Mono, Tonal, Noir, Fade, Chrome, Process, Transfer, and Instant. There are three types of black and white, one desaturated, one over saturated, and and one each that tint towards blue, red, and green. Nothing blown out, nothing vignetted, and nothing overly dramatic. Best of all, they're easy to use!

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Tiny Death Star: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats to crush the rebellion faster!

LucasArts and NimbleBit have collaborated on what may be one of the most deviously addictive and adorable mobile games yet - Tiny Death Star. The game uses the same mechanics as NimbleBit's enormously popular game Tiny Towers, but sets the game in the Star Wars universe. Gameplay for Tiny Death Star is simple, but the game isn't easy. That's why we've come up with this guide to Tiny Death Star to help you earn - or cheat - your way to the top!

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Monsters University: Catch Archie top 5 tips, tricks, and cheats

Monsters University is a great movie that also happens to have a great mobile game to go with it. The full, paid version comes with two mini games, the first of which is Catch Archie. That pesky little scare pig causes havoc and then runs away, and you have to go catch him. It soon gets its hooks into you, and I'm finding it hard to put down these days. So, here's our top five tips to help you get the best out of Monsters University: Catch Archie!

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How to integrate ADN messaging with Mac Messages using Project Amy

If you're a fan of's messaging service, there's a nifty little plugin by developer Steve Streza, called Project Amy, that lets you integrate your ADN account directly into Apple's Messages app under OS X Mountain Lion. Project Amy is pretty straight forward, and will allow you to send and receive private messages just like you would on ADN straight through Messages.

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How to switch between lists in Reminders on the iPhone

The default Reminders app changed a little when iOS 6 came about and the way you switch between lists was one of those changes. If you're the type that creates Reminders lists for different events, the importance of switching between lists quickly is probably pretty important to you. Many users were left wondering if Apple took this functionality away since they couldn't swipe across their lists like they used to.

As it turns out, Apple just changed up where you swipe...

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How to mark items as complete in Reminders on iPhone and iPad

The built-in Reminders app makes for a great way to keep you on task and organized. Once you've learned how to create reminders, you can view them at any time on your iPhone and iPad. Then, when you complete them, you can just as easily mark them as complete so they disappear from your Reminders app.

Not sure how? Follow along.

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