The Maps app in iOS 7 will do its best to get you from place to place with its built-in navigation feature, and it can show you driving or walking directions. Maps assumes you're in your car, but what if you usually walk? No problem; just change the default from driving directions to walking. Read on to learn how.
The iPhone 5s has a cool feature in the Camera app that lets you capture slow motion video, and it works really well. What doesn't work so well -- or at least isn't very obvious -- is how to get that slo-mo video off of your iPhone. Read on to learn how.
Turn-by-turn navigation in Apple's Maps app on the iPhone is a great feature, but changing the volume so you can better hear those directions hasn't been exactly an easy process -- at least it wasn't until iOS 7. Now changing the voice volume for Maps navigation is fairly simple. Read on and Michael Johnston will show you how.
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.
Recently, The Mac Observer has published iOS 7 accessibility tips. Here's a summary of all those articles published to date plus links to Apple's accessibility pages for iOS (and OS X).
In iOS 7, Safari's integrated URL and search field at the top shows only the primary part of the domain for a website. This tip shows you how to see the full URL.
Sometimes it's the simple things that make operating system updates so nice, like iOS 7's new way of performing system-wide searches. The problem is when the way you get at a feature like that changes and no one tells you where it went. If you're stymied trying to find iOS 7's system-wide search, rest easy. We've got you covered.
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.
iOS 7 has several settings that allow those who are visually impaired to improve the readability of the display. This tip looks at zooming the display and increasing the contrast.
Touch ID on the iPhone 5s makes for an easy screen unlock since you don't have to type a passcode, and you can store fingerprints for up to five fingers so you don't have to always pick up your phone exactly the same way. The default identifier for each print is a generic "Finger 1," or "Finger 2" title, but you can change those to say exactly what you want. Read on to learn how.
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