Don't-Miss iOS Stories

How iOS multitasking really works

Fraser Speirs clears up one of the most misunderstood parts about how iOS 5 works: Multitasking versus the App Switcher, and how they're not related to one another.

Automator workflow of the month: Automate app backups

There's nothing more irksome than losing an iOS app that works perfectly for you because a less-than-perfect update has replaced it. Here's how to protect yourself from such mishaps with Automator.

Gift iOS apps

Struggling for last-minute stocking stuffers? If anyone on your shopping list owns an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, it's easy to send them an app. We give you a crash course on how it works.

Three quick iMessage tips

The new iMessage feature, introduced with iOS 5, is good out of the box. But with a few quick tips, you can make the iOS device messaging capability even better.

Six iOS apps let you quickly create and send holiday cards

Buying, writing, and finally getting to the post office to send holiday cards to faraway friends and family can take a good chunk of time. With these iOS apps you can create and send cards in no time, and while on the go.

Hiding purchased iOS apps

If the Purchased screen on your iOS device is cluttered with unwanted apps, there's a simple way to clean it up if you're using iTunes 10 and iOS 5.

Six tips for mastering Siri

Siri is certainly fun to show off, but it can also help you get more done with your iPhone 4S. If you can learn a few of Siri's nuances, you can turn the artificially intelligent assistant into an impressive productivity tool.

Transfer files to your iOS device remotely

Your Mac is in the attic, you and your iPod are on the couch. Here's how to transfer a variety of files to your iPad without shifting your keister.

Using iCloud with iWork for iOS

iWork for iOS integrates fully with iCloud. Here's how to use it.

Share Reminders with iCloud, add them with Siri

You can create shared Reminders lists with iOS 5 and iCloud. Then, you and others can add to and review the shared list--using Siri on the iPhone 4S, if you wish.

Bugs & Fixes: Losing iWork documents in iCloud

Using iCloud to sync your iWork documents across all your devices generally works well when syncing among iOS devices. Syncing to and from Macs is another story, as Ted Landau details.

Using Apple's mobile AirPort Utility

Included in the crush of software releases out of Cupertino last week was a mobile version of the utility for managing your AirPort wireless network and base station. Glenn Fleishman takes you on a guided tour of AirPort Utility for iOS, showing you how to use the mobile app.

How to upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5

The day of an iOS upgrade can bring great joy... and sometimes, great confusion. Let us help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 5 with this step-by-step guide.