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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
iWork for iOS integrates fully with iCloud. Here's how to use it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to read your own documents on the iPad or iPhone? Convert them to the ePub format and you can view them (complete with formatting and links) in the iBooks app.
It took two years for the iPhone to get copy and paste support. But the feature's a bit less intuitive than other elements of iOS. Lex Friedman shows you how to put copying, pasting, and text editing to use.