iOS 7.1: Control Siri Manually

8:20 AM, Mar. 12th, 2014 · · iPad

iOS 7.1 gives us a new way to tell Siri that we’re finished with a command, which’ll be incredibly helpful at preventing frustration (especially for those who are new to using the voice assistant!). Melissa Holt will tell you about Siri’s new feature in this Quick Tip, and if you haven’t already updated, this just might make you rush to do so. 

iOS 7.1: Quick Fix for Slow Keyboard

3:29 PM, Mar. 11th, 2014 · · iPad

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Some users have been reporting slow keyboard response after upgrading to iOS 7.1. If you're one of them, we have a quick fix—resetting your keyboard dictionary—for you that should get you back up and running in real time in no time.

iOS 7.1: Deciphering the New Caps Lock

11:34 AM, Mar. 11th, 2014 · · iPad

Apple made several interface changes in iOS 7 that left us scratching our collective heads, and one that really stood out was the caps lock button on the on-screen keyboard. The company addressed that with iOS 7.1, but that doesn't mean it's any easier to figure out. Since we can't get inside your iPhone or iPad to do something better, we've made a handy graphic showing what each button state really means.

iOS 7.1: Killing the Cartoon Button Colors

4:28 PM, Mar. 10th, 2014 · · iPad

One complaint I heard over and over when iOS 7 shipped was that many of the colors used in apps and icons looked more like they came from cartoons. Apple addressed part of that with iOS 7.1 by making the neon green phone and messages icons less garish, and by giving us a setting to darken up many of the colors in apps, too.

iOS 7.1: Enabling In-app Button Shapes

1:53 PM, Mar. 10th, 2014 · · iPad

iOS 7 took away visual cues like borders and shapes to easily identify buttons in apps, but that feature is back with the release of iOS 7.1. No more random tapping on words to see if they're buttons, and adding shapes to in-app buttons is easy to do.

iLoud BT Speaker Features 40W of LOUD with Clear, Clean Audio

3:10 PM, Mar. 5th, 2014 · · iPad

"If it's too loud, you're too old" doesn't mean much if what you're listening to is distorted and fuzzy. Fortunately, IK Multimedia's new iLoud mobile monitor (you can call it a speaker) delivers a crystal clear, blow-the-door-off-the-hinges output and a built-in feature that has a special appeal to Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous and other iRig-loving musicians.

Gruber: iOS 7.1 Coming Any Day Now

9:05 AM, Mar. 5th, 2014 · · iPad

Get ready for iOS 7.1, because if the sources talking with Daring Fireball's John Gruber are right, it's coming before next week. Word on the street is SXSW iTunes Festival show streaming requires the new version of iOS, and since the event starts on March 10, Apple has only days to get the update on user's iPhones and iPads.