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While not everyone uses AirPlay Mirroring to display their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch screen on a TV through an Apple TV, that capability is surprisingly popular with those who need to teach or demonstrate iOS apps. In the iOS 6 days, you could get to AirPlay Mirroring by double-tapping the Home...

October 7th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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While the purpose of smartphones is to let us receive verbal and written communications from others, there are certain times when you don't necessarily want your phone to beep, ring or otherwise make a noise or show a notification. Do Not Disturb is a handy setting that lets you choose when you wa...

October 4th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Today's video tip highlights a little-known feature in Safari under iOS 7. At any time while you're using the mobile browser, tap on the bookmarks button, then tap the "@" button to see links that have been shared via Twitter by people you follow. Once you've found a link you want to look at, tap...

October 3rd 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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One of the relatively unsung features of iOS 7 is the addition of audio-only calling to FaceTime. Why would you want to use FaceTime to make audio-only calls instead of using the full video/audio capability? Well, maybe you just woke up and look like something the cat dragged in, and you don't wan...

October 2nd 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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One of the new features of iOS 7 is the ability to send photos, contacts and other information from one iOS device to one or more other devices through AirDrop. AirDrop works on: iPhone 5 or later iPad (fourth generation) iPad mini iPod touch (fifth generation) It's surprisingly easy to us...

October 1st 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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One of the unsung heroes among the built-in apps on iOS devices is Reminders. Reminders are different from calendar events. Calendars mark your appointments, while reminders tell you what you have to do. In this short video, I'll show you how to create a new reminder list, enter a reminder, set a...

September 30th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Today we're going to pass along another short tip for those who may not have yet figured out how your friends send those emoji -- smiley faces, little animals, cars and trucks, etc... -- in Messages, emails or tweets. In addition, you'll see how to change settings to make working with your iOS vir...

September 28th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Some TUAW readers have been concerned that in the Messages app under iOS 7, all they see is a person's first name in the header. It turns out that there's a setting to help change that information so that you can see the full name, first name and last initial, nickname or some other choices. In th...

September 27th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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iOS 7's Notification Center can be a great way to see notifications at a glance, but when every app on your device suddenly decides to join the party, things can get a little hectic. In today's iOS 7 video tip, we'll show you how to turn off notifications from specific apps or delete them from you...

September 26th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Did you know that in the Messages app in iOS 7 you can delete single or multiple texts from a conversation with a friend? The same gesture that enables this editing capability can also be used to forward a message to someone else. To see how it's done, check out the short video tip below and remem...

September 25th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Today's iOS 7 video tip comes by way of Macworld's Lex Friedman, who pointed out that the new mobile operating system includes a way of finding out just how much cellular data each app uses. This tip extends to system service data usage, and provides a way to disable specific apps from using cellu...

September 24th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Those parallax and motion effects in iOS 7 are great, but they have already taken their toll on some folks who suffer from motion sickness. In addition, those effects take a little bit of processor power to generate, so your battery life can also suffer. This short video tip shows how to reduce th...

September 21st 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments