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33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7

Whether you're an iOS master or just starting out, here are 33 tips that can help you get the most of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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Build a custom lock screen to save your iPhone, your iPad, or even your life

This week's video tip shows you how to quickly and easily make a custom lock-screen image for your iOS devices that contains contact and emergency information.

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You Should Play: Monument Valley

This Escher-inspired perception puzzle game feels measured, polished, and perfectly thought-out.

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Reading List: What's that song?

Apple may bundle song-identification features into iOS 8, Steve Jobs's death was an 'opportunity' for Samsung, and more on CarPlay.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Play ball!

This week's roundup of new and updates apps includes stuff for baseball fans, foodies, and lovers of 'Duck Dynasty.' There's something for everyone.

Report: Yahoo hoping to woo Apple away from Google

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reportedly has a secret plan: To convince Apple to use her company's mobile-search technology, rather than Google's. (If so, it's not much of a secret anymore.)

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10 ways Apple could make iOS's Notification Center great

Notification Center in iOS has loads of promise, but it also has quite a few annoyances. Here are the changes we'd like to see as we anticipate iOS 8

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Your old beater could get a bite of Apple CarPlay action soon, via Alpine aftermarket unit

Alpine Electronics is reportedly working with Apple to develop an installable upgrade that includes CarPlay, the iOS-based infotainment system for cars.

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You Should Play: Sometimes You Die

Jump through obstacles and complete puzzles by, well, dying. But strategically.

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App Invasion: Keep your caffeine addiction under control with Up Coffee

Jawbone's Up Coffee tells you when to put down the latte so you can go to bed on time.

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Bring a smile to your Macs and iOS devices by enabling emoji

Looking to spice up your social networking posts and emails with a few colorful icons? Emoji can help, and best of all, they're easy to enable on both OS X and iOS.

You wouldn't like Phil Schiller when he's angry

The Apple-Samsung trial reveals some irate emails from Apple SVP Phil Schiller, the iWatch has another rumored release date, and Apple has released official iOS 7 adoption numbers on its website.

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Why Apple's wearable technology will be personal technology

The current crop of wearable devices focuses too much on form and too little on function, says contributor Marco Tabini. But that leaves plenty of room for Apple to innovate where it matters.

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You Should Play: Lost Light

Lost Light is a surprisingly challenging arithmetic puzzler. It’s compelling as both a game and a work of (Disney) art.

on techhive.com

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Our favorite iOS Apps, April edition

What iOS apps are Macworld's staffers loving this month? Fantastical games, music recording devices, and more. Check in with Chris Breen, Serenity Caldwell, and the rest of the crew.

Apple's acquisition of speech recognition company speaks to Siri improvements

Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that it bought U.K.-based speech-recognition firm Novauris last year, suggesting the company is focusing on improving its virtual assistant, Siri.