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Separated at birth: Why Apple won't merge OS X and iOS

Should Apple merge its two flagship operating systems into a single product? Not so fast, says contributor Marco Tabini.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Augmented unreality

This week's roundup includes a trippy new iOS app from Radiohead, offering a musical window into a different world. Also on tap: apps to help you shop, read, and listen to music even better than you already do.

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How to prevent your iOS device from listening in

Increasingly, apps are seeking ways to use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch's microphone. If you're running iOS 7, you can limit their ability to do that.

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iOS apps you should check out now

Our job requires us to try a lot of iOS apps. While sometimes that's a slog, it's worth it to find the few that make us smile. Here are the apps we've been smiling about this month.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Pretty Poppy

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes items to help you make and see 3D photos, devices that let you make international calls, and gear that makes sure you have power when you need it.

Report: next iOS to include built-in fitness-tracking technologies

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According to 9to5mac.com, the next edition of iOS, in conjunction with a yet-to-be-announced wearable device (a.k.a. the iWatch), will be able to track your vital statistics as well as your movements.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Hail Caesar!

Among this week's new and updated apps, we feature an offering designed to help you make the best Caesar salad ever. Really. Plus, games, social media, and more!

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Apple signals more aggressive move into the enterprise

At Monday's earnings call, Apple execs made it clear in lots of little ways that they have their eyes on the enterprise market for iOS.

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Tweak your iOS audio with EQ settings

Equalization—aka EQ—can improve the sounds coming out of your iOS device without requiring you to buy expensive new headphones. Here's how it works and why you should be using it.

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Scheduling recurring events on iOS

Surprisingly, there's no way in iOS's Calendar to schedule events that recur on a specific day of the month, like the first Thursday. Here are a couple ways to work around that missing feature.

Apple promises fix for iOS 7 crashes

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Some iOS 7 users have fallen victim to a "white screen of death," in which the iPhone seems to spontaneously reboot. Now Apple says it's working on a fix for the bug.

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How Mac experts deal with their contacts

We asked five experts to talk about how they handle their contacts. Here’s a look at the many ways they get the job done.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: CES Blues

The Consumer Electronics Show made for a busy week of new iOS accessories. In our final installment, we've got even more new gear, this time focusing on Bluetooth speakers. If seeing yet another Bluetooth-audio product raises your blood pressure, well, we've got an accessory for that, too.

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The Week in iOS Apps: The hedgehog is back

This week's roundup includes a new game featuring Sonic and friends, myriad updates to the Kindle book-reading app, fun with puzzles and physics in Feed Me Oil 2, and much more.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: CES-stravaganza, Part 1

It's early January, which means it's time for the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which also means plenty of new iOS accessories are being announced (if not yet actually shipping). Here's our first batch of interesting new gear.