iOS

Make iPhone actions easier with Launch Center Pro

Dan Frakes Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan writes about OS X, iOS, utilities, cool apps, and troubleshooting. He also covers hardware; mobile, audio, and AV gear; input devices; and accessories. He's been writing about tech since 1994, and he's also published software, worked in IT, and worked as a policy analyst.
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Launch Center Pro is an iOS app that helps you get more out of, and do stuff more efficiently with, your iPhone or iPod touch. This week’s video shows you how you might take advantage of Launch Center Pro to be more productive.

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Hi, I’m Macworld senior editor Dan Frakes, and I’m a big fan of Contrast’s $5 Launch Center Pro (4.5 of 5 rating). This launcher-style app for iPhone and iPod touch saves me enough little bits of time here and there that it’s earned a place in my iOS dock.

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How to make text in iOS 7 more legible

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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There’s no question but that some people find iOS 7 a challenging transition. In this week’s video I try to ease your way by offering a few tips for making text easier to read, create a more private browsing experience, and remind you of a technique or two that hasn’t changed a lick from iOS 6.

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iOS 7 is a radical departure from previous versions of the iOS and because it is, some people aren’t entirely comfortable with it. (And, okay, some of you just hate it for good reasons and bad.)

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Teach Siri nicknames

Scholle Sawyer McFarland Senior Editor, Macworld

Looking for a simpler way to tell Siri which of the many Dans, Jennifers, or Jasons in your contacts list you want to call? In this week's video tip, Scholle Sawyer McFarland shares a few ways to get the job done.

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Siri makes it easy to call or text friends and colleagues when you’re on the go. But what happens if your friends all have the same name? For instance, in the Macworld office there are three Dans, two of which have last names that start with “M.”

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