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How iOS 7.1 runs on the iPhone 4

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Apple says iOS 7.1 brings performance improvements to the iPhone 4, but Ars Technica finds that there's only so much that software can do to compensate for aging hardware.

The Macalope Weekly: Reasonable explanations

There's one for pretty much everything.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Gmail gets better

The latest edition of Gmail works about as well as you think it should, at last. Also, apps for paying bills, reading documents, and fighting World War II better than ever.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: The livin' is easy

Summertime’s not quite here, but we’re already seeing cases for the beach, along with vintage nostalgia, exercise accessories, and even a case for taking better photos.

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Google sharpens Gmail app for iOS

This new version adds background refresh capability.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Stands that deliver

This week's roundup of accessories includes stands that make your iOS-using life easier, as well as Bluetooth speakers and the world's first made-for-iPhone hearing aid.

The Macalope: Everything's coming up BlackBerry!

Look out, world! BlackBerry's making a comeback!

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Goldfinger

There may be solid gold at the end of the rainbow in this week's iPhone-case roundup (provided you have deep enough pockets). There's a nice selection of protection for the rest of us, too.

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Five things you should know about iOS security

Digital keys galore, synchronized hardware encryption, and extreme paranoia are just some of the more exciting ingredients that keep your mobile data safe from prying eyes, whether on your device or in the cloud.