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    Teach Siri nicknames

    Looking for a simpler way to tell Siri which of the many Dans, Jennifers or Jasons in your contacts list you want to call? Here are a few ways to...

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    Nancy Solomon and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Calendar

    Reader Nancy Solomon is not the first person I’ve heard complain about the size of iOS 7’s text or the way the Calendar app is put together. She...

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    How to report spam and other violations on Twitter

    Anyone who’s ever mentioned an Apple product in a tweet has probably been on the receiving end of a torrent of replies from spambots. Oh the...

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    How to set up a FaceTime ‘picture phone’

    Reader Bob Kadarauch isn’t interested in a do-it-all device. He writes: “Does anyone manufacture hardware specifically, and only, for using...

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    How to change your email signature on your smartphone

    Does the world really need to know that every email you write was ‘Sent from my HTC One™ X, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone’? Probably...

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    Get your Mac ready for Mavericks (OS X 10.9)

    Apple has released to developers the golden master of Mavericks (OS X 10.9) – the final non-public version, and most likely the build that...

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    Secrets of the iOS 7 keyboard

    iOS 7 packs a lot of changes: new icons, new app interfaces and new features, such as Control Center. But you may not have looked closely at one...

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    The iTunes Guy: restore album art on iOS devices and get the iTunes Store app to work in iOS 7

    This column looks at some problems involving album art going AWOL on iOS devices, and the iTunes Store app having trouble getting up in the morning...

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    Bugs and fixes: when iTunes warns about untransferred items

    When I attempted to update my new iPhone 5s to iOS 7.0.2, I got an error message in iTunes that claimed there were purchased items on my iPhone that...

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    Exploring iPhoto’s ratings, keywords and local sharing features

    You’d think that after seven full lessons on the workings of a ‘simple’ image cataloguing and editing application such as iPhoto, we...

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    Rename iTunes Radio stations and find missing podcasts

    With a new iOS version and new iPhone hardware comes an updated version of iTunes. This week’s column covers a problem with missing podcasts in...

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    How to delete your Google+ account

    Google+ lags behind powerhouses Facebook and Twitter in terms of popularity and, if you’re anything like me, you may find that you simply can’t...

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    Dealing with the quirks of iOS 7

    Lately I’ve been bombarded with questions regarding tiny problems too small to consume an entire column space. But that cup now overfloweth, and...

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    How to delete or disable your Facebook account

    Privacy concerns surrounding Facebook have been well-documented, but you may have other reasons for wanting to walk away from the social network....

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    How to delete your Instagram account

    Retro photos filters and square photos aren’t for everyone, and Instagram‘s ties to Facebook may give the privacy-conscious pause, so...

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    Adding subscribed calendars to your iOS device

    Reader John Lufkin would like to stay up to date on all his devices. He writes: I subscribe to a number of Google calendars and while those calendars...

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    Automator workflow of the month: Automate kiosk presentations

    Increasingly we find video monitors in offices and stores that play looping slideshows. All too often these things must either be started by the first...

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