Apple's free 20GB of iCloud storage for former MobileMe subscribers ended with September, which means anyone that procrastinated on signing up for a paid account woke up on October 1 to find that they had been downgraded to a free 5GB account. If you don't need the extra storage, no problem. But if you do, it's fairly easy to pay for the annual storage upgrade.
The slider toggle switches in iOS 7's settings don't include any words to indicate whether or not something is active -- like On or Off -- but they do turn green to show they're active. That's nice, but not all apps offer the green visual cue, and some people may have trouble with colors, too. That's an easy fix because Apple includes a setting that helps make it much easier to tell the difference between the On and Off state.
iOS 7's Control Center feature is great because it gives you quick access to the system settings you're most likely to use. If you use any apps that also rely on the up-from-the-bottom-of-the-screen gesture, however, that can actually be a pain. Luckily Apple thought of that, and the fix is easy.
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.
We tend to think of using FaceTime for a face-to-face video and audio call to a smiling face. But did you know that iOS 7 introduces the ability to make audio calls only? Here's how to do it.
The built-in compass feature in iOS isn't anything new, but in iOS 7 it does have a handy new feature: a digital level. The level is great for doing exactly what its name implies, and it'll help you take more accurate compass readings, too.
For some users, there's a new, odd looking bar at the top of the iOS 7 Lock Screen. What is that exactly?
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.
Apple's retail stores stopped answering their phones over the weekend, which meant there wasn't any way to find out if they had the iPhone model in stock you wanted without going to the store and waiting in line. As of Monday, however, the company's website makes it much easier to know if the iPhone you want is available, and you can purchase for in-store pickup, too.
iOS 6 users who have upgraded (or will upgrade) to iOS 7 may lament the loss of their "swipe to delete" functionality. In iOS 6, swiping to the right brought up a 'Delete' button, whereas now in iOS 7 that to-the-right swipe causes a different type of navigation. Never fear: Apple hasn't left you in the dark, they've just changed directions on you. Try swiping to the left in mail and you'll get instant payoff!
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