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Monitor your Twitter mojo with Merlo

Can you tweet more effectively? Merlo, a new iOS app, might help you to do just that (but only if you can make out the tiny graphic displays-more on that below). Merlo requires iOS 7.1 or later, is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and is priced at $1.99. The majority of Twitter...

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How to see the names, passwords, and credit cards Safari saves

Safari makes it very easy for you to store usernames, passwords, and credit cards that you've entered into websites on your Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or iOS 7 device. If you use iCloud Keychain syncing, you can even share that information between your different Apple devices. Personally, I don't...

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Using the iPhone Compass app to hang pictures straight

Most people don't even seem to know that an iPhone with iOS 7 comes with a built-in Compass app. Although that app could use some help in terms of accuracy, it also has a feature that works pretty well -- a bubble level. Just launch the Compass app (or tell Siri to "Launch Compass" if you don't...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 14, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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iPhone 101: Control Center getting in the way? Here's how to disable it

Apple introduced Control Center in iOS 7, making it easier for users to access commonly changed settings such as WiFi, brightness, volume and more. You can open the Control Center drawer by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, and you can close it by swiping down. Though incredibly easy to...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for May 5, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Firefox OS is starting to look very, very familiar

I don't use the term "ripoff" lightly -- it's a mean, scathing word that suggests a lack of creativity and imagination -- but I can't come up with another way to describe the upcoming 2.0 update of Firefox OS. To say that the OS, which Mozilla is grooming to be a competitor in the mobile space,...

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iPhone 101: How to easily dismiss banner notifications in iOS 7

Apple's notification system in iOS is wonderful for letting you know when you've received a new email or text message, but the banners can be annoying when they appear at the top of a screen and overlay buttons or other important content while you are in another app. Most people wait for the...

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Can we just stop with the lame iPhone and OS X concepts already?

There's a bad tendency for websites to label any and all Apple related concepts as "epic" or "unbelievably cool." And sure, concepts for future devices can be damn interesting, but things lately have really gotten out of hand. Recently, there seems to be an abundance of unimaginative iPhone and...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for March 25, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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iOS 7 adoption rate hits 85 percent

Apple this week updated its developer page with a chart indicating that 85 percent of iOS devices are now running iOS 7. By way of contrast, the number of iOS devices using iOS 7 back in December of 2013 was 74 percent. In addition to iOS 6 users eventually making the upgrade, the increase is...

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Does your iPhone crash less often now? This and other news from March 19, 2014

While some users are reporting a plethora of issues with iOS 7.1, Crittercism has found that app crash rates have gone down with the update. The number of app crashes, the site states, is lower for iOS 7.1 than it is on Apple devices running iOS 6 and 6.1. Do you find this is true for you? Let us...

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iOS gets a bump up to version 7.1 and other news from March 10, 2014

iOS 7.1 came out on Monday, and if you haven't updated it yet, here's a taste of what you might find: iOS 7.1 adds Auto HDR feature to the Camera app iOS 7.1's new shift key icons are rad Apple's iOS 7.1 changes the Caps Lock key again Other news from Monday afternoon includes: Apple's...

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Why what you think about that "new category" thing may be all wrong

Spectacle. We love it. That moment when technology changes and our minds are blown. It's easy to forget that many "one more thing" things were actually pretty boring: the iPod mini, Safari for Windows, the Power Mac G5. Our current obsession with "new categories" derives from the heroin-like...

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How to set up a complex passcode on your iOS device

Smartphones and tablets these days store an incredible amount of information, and with much of it sensitive and personal, many users like to keep their device somewhat private by limiting who has access. With the introduction of Touch ID on the iPhone 5s, Apple sought to make iOS devices more...

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