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  • Smartphone shootout: Which mobile OS is the biggest productivity-booster?

    Posted September 27, 2013 - 10:21 am

    Want to get more done faster with your smartphone? iOS 7, iOS 6, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone all have their fans. But if you really want to know the truth, you need to go to the pros: Usability experts who have put them through their paces. Here's what they found.
  • Unhappy with iOS 7? Downgrade while you still can

    Posted September 23, 2013 - 8:55 am

    If you feel that you've made a fatal mistake by upgrading to iOS 7, now's the time to fire up your Mac to grab iOS 6 and perform the downgrade.
  • Why upgrading to iOS 7 could be a productivity killer

    Posted September 18, 2013 - 10:38 am

    Before you upgrade to shiny new iOS 7 right away, be aware that it could be a big productivity killer. Here are all the reasons you might want to stay away for at least several weeks.
  • How to block unwanted iPhone callers in iOS 6

    Posted July 1, 2013 - 12:37 pm

    Come iOS 7, you'll be able to block unwanted callers. But what if you have jerks, salespeople, and Crazy Great-Aunt Rita calling you nonstop now, and iOS 7's fall release date seems like just too darn long to wait for some semblance of phone peace? There's a solution.
  • Apple releases Exchange fix in iOS 6.1.2

    Posted February 20, 2013 - 11:14 am

    Exchange users plagued by shortened battery life now have respite in the form of iOS 6.1.2. Apple released the update to its mobile operating system on Tuesday, bringing a fix to the issue encountered by many users.
  • iOS 6.1.1 update targeted at iPhone 4S improvement

    Posted February 12, 2013 - 5:58 pm

    Apple released a very narrowly targeted update for iOS on Monday--one many iOS users might never notice, in fact.
  • 33 expert tips and tricks for iOS 6

    Posted February 7, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    Perhaps you are already an iOS master. Or maybe you consider yourself more of a novice. Either way, we feel confident that at least some of the tips and tricks for iOS 6 that we present below will be new to you. What's more, we hope you love them--and benefit from them--as much as we do.
  • Customize your iPhone's vibration styles for different notifications or contacts

    Posted December 14, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    Want to have your iPhone vibrate differently for each type of notification? For different mail accounts? For every single different person who calls or texts? You can get just that precise in iOS 6, if you know where to look.
  • A few fundamental iOS 6 complaints

    Posted December 13, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    Nothing's perfect, and operating systems are no exception.
  • Playing podcasts in iOS 6's Music app

    Posted December 8, 2012 - 8:08 am

    Reader Arthur Cantu prefers to access all his iPhone’s audio files from a single app. He writes:
  • AT&T to expand FaceTime over cellular access to tiered LTE customers

    Posted November 9, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    More AT&T customers will soon be able to converse face-to-face with their friends and loved ones no matter where they are. The carrier on Thursday published a post on its Public Policy Blog announcing its intentions to bring FaceTime over cellular to all customers on tiered LTE plans over the next eight to ten weeks.
  • Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 with bug fixes, improvements

    Posted November 2, 2012 - 9:46 pm

    Much as we might like iOS 6 around these parts, it's not without its flaws and foibles. Hence Apple's Thursday release of iOS 6.0.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • One month in, iOS 6's Passbook barely passes go

    Posted October 27, 2012 - 7:15 am

    In just four short weeks, iOS 6’s Passbook feature has totally revolutionized the life of you, me, and everybody we know.
  • iOS 6 quirks

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 7:22 am

    iOS 6 has been out for about a month, which has given us time to explore not only its peaks, but valleys as well. In this episode I'm joined by Lex Friedman and contributor Glenn Fleishman to plumb the depths of the latter.
  • Best ways to listen to podcasts in iOS 6

    Posted October 7, 2012 - 7:53 am

    While many would consider Apple responsible for the podcast revolution—the name even comes from the company’s portable audio player—it’s fair to say that the recent Podcasts app on iOS has met with a fair amount of scorn.
  • Apple's iOS 6 Maps mess in pictures

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Here's a look at some of the problematic 3D views of prominent locales you'll get in the Maps app in iOS 6. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the troublesome app on Friday and suggested that users try alternatives until Apple can improve it.
  • Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting iOS 6

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:45 am

    The rapid adoption of Apple's iOS 6 has been impressive. Initial estimates claim that as many as 25 to 35-percent of all iPhones were running iOS 6 within 48 hours of its release.
  • My day with Siri

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:35 am

    I admit it: I love Siri. It helps that I work from home, so I can talk to my phone without inhibitions. It doesn't hurt that I generally crave pseudohuman contact. But the real reason is simply that I find Siri so useful. And in iOS 6, Siri has become even more useful than it was before.
  • Deleting Music app tracks under iOS 6

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:07 am

    Reader Lee Westland is confounded by iOS 6's Music app. She writes:
  • iPhone, iPad users howl over battery drain after iOS 6 updgrade

    Posted October 2, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    Some iPhone users and bloggers are reporting that older iPhones updated to iOS 6 are draining their batteries much faster than before, and sometime heating up during or after recharging.
  • Rights group lauds privacy changes in Apple's iOS 6

    Posted October 2, 2012 - 10:09 am

    Apple has received rare praise from a leading rights advocacy group for incorporating important new privacy enhancing features in its recently released iOS 6 operating system.
  • How to clean up Facebook updates in iOS 6 Contacts

    Posted September 29, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Apple says more than 100 million devices are already running iOS 6. If you have one (or more) of them, you likely have already explored some of the operating system's new features--including its Facebook integration.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Safari

    Posted September 29, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Safari for iOS was already perhaps the best mobile browser on the market. But in iOS 6, Apple has added a few features that provide much-requested functionality, as well as some minor tweaks that improve performance.
  • 8 things that (still) bug us in iOS 6

    Posted September 29, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Now that we’ve been living with iOS 6 for a while, we’ve realized (to our chagrin) that it still comes with a few quirks that bugged us in previous versions and still aren’t fixed. Herewith eight of the surviving features and flaws that bother Macworld editors the most.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Settings

    Posted September 29, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Many changes in iOS 6 are squirreled away in the Settings app--if, like most users, you don't delve into Settings, you'll miss some great new features. Here's a look at the changes to this important-but-overlooked app, organized in the order the sections appear on the Settings screen. (Though the screenshots here show an iPhone, I describe changes for all iOS devices.)
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