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How to Set Up Your New iPhone the Right Way

You got a new iPhone! Maybe it's a slightly bigger iPhone 6 or a bigger-still 6 Plus. Either way, what now? Here's what you need to get started with your new iPhone, whether you're a first-timer or an iOS pro. Read More >>

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Sorry, But Your Old iPhone 4 Just Became Obsolete

At Monday's WWDC keynote, Apple announced a flurry of fun new features. With OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, your Mac and iPhone are closer than ever, opening the door to the Future of Computing. Too bad iPhone 4 users won't get to enjoy any of it—and neither will anyone with an even older phone. Read More >>

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Siri Exploit Lets Anyone Skip the Lockscreen to Text or Call Contacts

The iPhone lockscreen has never been completely secure. Past exploits allowed random people to access your photos or to make calls with a few choreographed swipes. The latest, however, can grant access to your full contact list through Siri and let a stranger call, text, or email anyone they want from your number. Read More >>

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Razer’s Project Kazuyo Leaks, Showing an iOS 7 Controller and App Combo

This curvy rubberised thing is Project Kazuyo, an unannounced iOS 7 gaming attachment from PC specialist Razer. The controller features the usual bewildering number of game console pad buttons, which the accompanying app will let users map as they see fit. Read More >>

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Apple’s Transparent Texting Patent Would Help You Walk and Text

We all think we're capable mobile multitaskers, but who hasn't tripped or walked straight into someone while text-walking? A freshly-uncovered Apple patent offers a smart solution for walking when distracted by a heated text debate. Read More >>

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iOS 7.1 Jailbreak Now Working (if You’re Still Rocking the iPhone 4)

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news? Sure -- for those that love squeezing a little more flexibility out of their iDevices, Apple's iOS 7.1 now has a working untethered jailbreak. The bad news? It looks unlikely to be available for anything other than the ageing iPhone 4 anytime soon. Read More >>

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This App Lets You Chat Even When You Have No Reception

It's not too often these days that an iPhone still surprises you. We've more or less seen it all by now. Except, we haven't. FireChat is a new app that takes advantage of a little-known iOS feature that makes it easy to set up and run a network even when there's no cellular signal. Read More >>

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iOS 7.1 Adding iPhone Battery Draining Woes to its List of Features

It'll keep you from going off-road in your Carplay-equipped motor, but iOS 7.1 has also brought with it an unwanted feature for some of its users. It seems the latest update to Apple's mobile software is draining iPhone and iPad batteries at a significantly increased rate. Read More >>

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Apple: Merging Mac OS X and iOS Would be “A Waste of Energy”

As Apple's focus in recent years has shifted from desktop interests to mobile ones, there has been much speculation over a potential merging of the OS X and iOS platforms. Heck, OS X Mavericks seemed to take most of its best ideas from the mobile operating system. But, on the 30th birthday of the Macintosh, Apple has moved to quash rumours of an eventual merger of the two. Read More >>

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Rumour: Keyboard King SwiftKey Could be Headed to iPhone

Apple's iOS 7 keyboard update made a number of worthy improvements to the mobile OS's typing system, with better auto-correcting capabilities and a cleaner overall look. But, hands-down, Android users have the best keyboards available, thanks to default keyboard replacement apps such as SwiftKey. Could that particular app however now be coming to iOS too? Read More >>

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iPhone iOS 7’s “Screen of Death” Reboot Bug to be Ironed Out by 7.1

iOS 7, perhaps the most divisive software update in Apple's history of mobile devices, has suffered from one particularly annoying bug since launching last September. Random restarts have plagued a number of users, and finally Apple is doing something about it. Read More >>

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iOS in Your Car Could Look Pretty Slick

One of the big revelations from the iOS 7 debut was that Apple's working on an in-car version of the mobile operating system. Now app developer Steve Troughton-Smith has tweeted some images of what iOS could, and should, look like when it hits your dashboard. Read More >>

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Apple to Refund £20m to Parents Over In-App Purchases

Apple has settled a suit with the US Federal Trade Commission over disclosures that it was too easy for children to make in-app purchases. And it'll be quite a chunk of change coming out of its coffers. Read More >>

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Adding More Layers is Apple’s Patent-Suggested Plan For Fixing Maps

It's slowly getting better, but try as it might, Apple just can't top Google's Maps service when it comes to digital cartography  That's not to say it isn't still keeping up the chase though -- a newly uncovered patent points towards a raft of new features Apple has planned for the troubled service. Read More >>