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Remember back when iOS 4 got a unified Mail inbox all those years ago? Before that, we poor users had to trudge through our devices—uphill both ways!—to read emails sent to all of our accounts. Well, hold on to your pants, because with iOS 7, you can now enable unified sent, drafts, and trash mailboxes to see those messages all in one place, too, and we're gonna tell you how.
The iOS 7 version of Siri has some tricks up its sleeve—including a quick, simple way for it to learn how to pronounce the names of your contacts. So if Siri's been mangling your friend Ercwlff Boudreaux's name since approximately the beginning of time, for example, now's your chance to fix it.
If you haven't checked out the new iOS 7 photo filters yet, you really should. They're a fast and easy way to apply attractive filters to your images without having to use any third-party apps. Here's the neat thing, though—you can remove them from the pictures you take (or switch them around) even after you've applied them, and we're gonna tell you how.
Under iOS 7, we've got a neat new ability to access links from Twitter right within Safari. And if you've got multiple accounts, it'll pull in the links from all of them, organized into one handy little tab. In this article, we'll give you the what and how and why.
Having trouble figuring out the best way to use iOS 7's Calendar, especially on your iPhones? We've got you covered. In this article, we'll give you some suggestions on bringing back a bit of the functionality of iOS 6, including list view. Are you a little less crazy after finding out that it still exists? We know we are.
It's great to be able to invoke Siri from your iPhone's lock screen, but it sure isn't very secure. Leaving that feature on means that anyone who grabs your device can use it, too. With the iPhone 5s, though, you can configure Siri so that only you can access it when your phone is locked, thus keeping your data safe. Well, safer, anyway.
One of the most user-friendly new features in iOS 7 is swipe navigation, and it's available in a whole bunch of places. So if you think you don't like Safari's redesign, for example, this may make you change your mind. In this article, we'll talk about where and how you can use it.
Just picked up your sweet new iPhone 5s? Then you'll need to know how to add in your spouse's fingerprint or additional digits of your own for easy unlocking. In this tip, Melissa Holt will tell us how to add them, and she promises to avoid gushing over the 5s as much as possible. We’ll believe that when we see it.
Siri's got some new tricks up her…um, his…uh…its sleeve for iOS 7. Now you can search Twitter (using people's names or hashtags!), play iTunes Radio, and even say things like "turn on Private Browsing," and if Siri can't do it, it'll teach you how. In this tip, Melissa Holt will discuss her favorite new ways to harass Apple's voice assistant.
Folks with more than one email address, listen up—you can configure each of the accounts on your iOS device to play a different sound when new messages come in. With this, you'll know without looking whether an email was sent to your important, work-related address or just to that old Hotmail account you're still holding on to. Sound neat? Then come on in for Melissa's last iOS 6 tip!