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What would cause a certificate installed on iOS to be invalid?

I recently installed two certificates (for use in signing mail) on several iOS devices. Both certificates derive from the same trust chain and were purchased from the same vendor on the same day. The ...
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How do I restore my iphone?

I tried to upgrade my iphone 3GS to iOS 5 today, but the upgrade failed saying 'an unknown error occurred'. Now my phone is in a weird state where you can't turn it on properly, it just goes to a ...
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iPhone IMAP GMail push

Seeing as Yahoo (japan) got imap push to iOS devices working today (it's working on my phone now), is there a way to set it up with a GMail account?
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Notational velocity on the Mac, notes.app in iOS

With the introduction of the iPhone 4S and Siri I really want to stick with notes.app on the iPhone. However I greatly prefer notational velocity on my Mac to using mail.app. Other recommendations ...
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Are there iOS apps that will play synced podcasts or audiobooks with customizable skipping forward and back?

One of my favorite features of Instacast is the settings for "Skipping Back" and "Skipping Forward" to 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds or 1, 2, 5, or 10 minutes. That is, pressing the previous |<< and ...
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Create multiple bookmarks on iPad/iPhone home screen at once

I have a list of about 10 bookmarks I want to create as iOS home screen icons. Are there quick ways to do this? And is there a way to edit them once they're created?
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Hide specific calendars from Notification Center

I currently have five Calendar events displaying in Notification Center at a time. However, I have one specific calendar that I'd like to hide from it, as it has too many events for the ...
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Syncing Google Calendars through iCloud

I subscribe to a bunch of Google calendars on my iPad, and I have my iPad fully set up with iOS 5 and iCloud. The only calendars that are currently syncing with iCloud are Reminders—is there any way I ...
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Unable to change Apple ID on my iPhone

I changed the e-mail address linked to my Apple ID. Now when I try to update apps or purchase them on my iPhone 4, the old address pops up asking me for the password. I cannot seem to get it to change ...
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Is Wifi enabled in iOS 5 even when the device is put to sleep?

I've been under the impression that iOS shuts down WiFi when the screen is off - which is good as far as battery savings. Lately I've been suspecting that WiFi remains on, and I did a test. My ...
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What iOS apps will take pictures and not send them to Photo Stream by default?

I'm looking for a way to take pictures without them going into the Photo Stream. Rather than have to remember to toggle it on and off as I adore it for my personal pictures, I'm looking for an app ...
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What app is this screenshot from? Is it only a mockup?

This screenshot was posted by somebody in my Twitter feed on the day Steve Jobs died. It was the author's tribute to him. He received many @replies asking what app this was, but nobody received a ...
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Apple's AirPort App

Apple just released an app that helps you configure your apple router. I downloaded it to try it out and when I opened my iPad's Apps tab in iTunes I noticed you can transfer documents to this app. I ...
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Confused by Siri's answer [closed]

I asked: "Should I wear a jacket today" It replied: "Sorry Nathan, I can't look for places in France" What does that mean? (Yes it's true I'm in France)
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Easy way to toggle some settings on iPhone

If you jailbreak iOS, there is an app that gives you quick access to toggle settings such as wifi, 3g, data, location... by just swiping the top bar. Is there a similar solution without jailbreaking? ...
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iCloud and Document & Data Syncing

Does anyone know if iCloud backs up ALL of your files (including files outside of the Documents folder AND even the stuff outside of your user directory /Users/USERNAME) or only the ones inside of the ...
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Where is the sender name for iMessages set? I need to change it on an iPhone 4 (iOS 5)

The sender id as it displays on the recipients iMessage is what I would like to reset. However, I cannot find where it is set on the sending device (iPhone 4). It seems to be device dependent as ...
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Iphone “shortcuts” for wifi / 3g / localization

the iPhone may be a real battery hog and sometimes having the battery last till evening is hard. The obvious tips are turning localization, bluetooth, wifi, 3g and so on off. The problem is that this ...
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Is there a last.fm app for iOS to submit the music I'm listening to ?

Is there a last.fm app for iOS to submit the music I'm listening to ? Now with iCloud I'm not connecting my devices anymore by cable to the mac, so the tracks are never submitted. thanks
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What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?

iOS 5 is here! Geofencing, new Voices in Voice Command/Siri, and Notification Center for all! We all know how heartfelt iOS makes you seem (Cards), how much control it gives you for managing your ...
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Restore a backup without restoring OS

iTunes makes automatic backups each time I want to sync in a different day (if I recall correctly) - what if I want to restore to a backup WITHOUT having to restore the whole operating system? Can it ...
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iOS 5 setup freezing at set up email

I am trying to update my iPad first generation to iOS 5. It is freezing at the "Set Up Email" screen after I enter my email address and password. I have already clicked on the link in the email that ...
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After deleting an app, can you (much) later reinstall it and restore its data from iCloud?

I have several games that, combined, use up a pretty good chunk of my iPhone's flash. I haven't played some of them for a while, and would like to remove them. However, at least before iCloud, ...
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How to add Twitter to Notification Center in iOS 5?

I just got a new 4S and am not seeing notifications pop-ups from Twitter. I'm using the Twitter for iPhone app. How can I enable new tweets in notification center?
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Is there a way to configure apps to download automatically similar to podcasts in iTunes?

I'd like for apps to download 'free updates' whenever they are available so when I sync my phone they will already be there, similar to podcasts. Is there a way to configure iTunes to do this ...
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How can I listen to free radio on an iPhone?

Is it possible to listen to the radio for free on the iPhone? Do I need a special app? I have downloaded some apps for digital radio that require payment, but I just want to listen to regular free ...
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Multiple iPhones devices synced to the same iTunes, how to keep podcasts straight?

This maybe similar/related to this question. I have my iPhone and my wife's iPhone synced to the same iTunes with different accounts. I sync my podcasts to 3 most recent that have not been listened ...
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Photo Streams from two or more iCloud accounts into same iPhoto library?

I'd like to connect iPhoto on my MBP to my photo stream and my wife's photo stream. We each have our own Apple ID and iCloud account. Can iPhoto connect to multiple iCloud photo streams? Thanks.
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Sharing files with others using iCloud?

From what I know, iCloud is like a personal storage and you uses your own Apple ID for it. Is it possible for users to store for example an image and be shared with other users? Which means something ...
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Can I send my location in an imessage directly from the messages app?

I know I can go to the Maps app, and then click on the pin for my current location, and then select to share it, and then pick to send a message (vs. an email etc.) But I can't find any way to send ...
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How to convert synced photo folders to camera roll folders?

I currently sync ~3000 photos from my PC onto my iPhone 3GS. These photos are split into folders on my PC and these folders show up in the Photos app on my iPhone. However, these photos don't show up ...
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iOS5 - Does the ActiveSync Pin code lock prevent the new camera shortcut?

I've had an iPhone of various vintages for 3 years connected to MS Exchange activesync for work email. Part of the deal with this that you need to enter a four digit PIN before you unlock. I was ...
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After upgrading to iOS 5, how to restore my apps?

I've just upgraded to iTunes 5 and iOS 5 and after the process completed, my apps are missing from my device. I can still see them in iTunes under Library/Apps folder, how do I push them to the ...
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Do I need an internet connection to update iOS on my PC?

I've downloaded the IOS5 IPSW from Apple's site and want to update it from within iTunes. So, Does the update require an Internet connection? Does the iPhone switch off/reboot just as the update is ...
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Wi-Fi sync missing from iTunes 10.5

This is really weird. I updated my iPhone to iOS 5 today, along with iTunes to version 10.5. According to Apple's own documentation, I should have an option to "sync with this iPhone over wifi" under ...
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Can I put Newsstand into a folder?

In iOS5 (and later) my newsstand icon will not go into a folder on either my iPod touch, or my iPad2. Anyone have any suggestions on how to move this application?
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Is a me.com address only used for email in iCloud (outside of brand new accounts)?

I am one of those people who had an iTunes account way before having an .mac or MobileMe account. Since one can't really merge accounts, I have been trying to decide what to do about my iCloud ...
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Can you upgrade your iOS device on a computer that it is not synced to?

My wife never syncs her phone to her laptop, which I rarely have access to, but I would like upgrade the version of her phone's iOS when updates come out. Is it possible to plug her phone into my ...
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How does iMessage know that the recipient is an iOS 5 device?

When you send a message using the Messages app, iOS seems to magically figure out that the recipient is on iOS 5 and automatically switches over to iMessage (blue messages instead of green SMSs). ...
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New iOS release, what time are they traditionally released (on release day)?

I was curious about what time apple traditionally has released its major iOS updates in the past? I could see several times that make sense: at 12:00am PST? at midnight local time across the ...
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Is there a way to control USB audio device settings from the iPad?

It's possible to use the iPad as a USB host and connect up class-compliant USB audio interfaces through the Camera Connection Kit. But is there a way to adjust their settings in iOS? There is in OS ...
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System Storage Full

I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 and use Cydia, SBSettings and iFile to see how much storage is marked as Free between the two partitions on my device. The problem is, my System Storage had a total size ...
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subscribe to a podcast on iPhone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What apps are available for subscribing to podcasts directly on the iPhone Does anyone have a clever hack to subscribe to podcasts on iOS? The important characteristics ...
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Can I restore an iPhone backup taken from a previous iOS version, or is there a better way to retain my data?

I just put orders in for a few new iPhone 4S upgrades for the wife and I but I'm not sure how to keep her data (app data mainly, the other essentials are synced with outlook). She has an iPhone 3G, ...
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Problems sending images from my iPhone from one GMail account to another

I recently came across a problem where I used to be able to send myself a photo from one Gmail account onto another Gmail account now I keep getting message undelivered. I deleted my Gmail account on ...
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iPad: disable animations

Is there any way (perhaps involving jailbreaking) to disable all (or at least some) of the transition animations on iPad? Examples: Homescreen fly-together animation, sliding animations in apps
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What can you do to speed up your iOS device? [closed]

What things can you do to increase the speed of your iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch? It appears that over time, the iPhone gets slower and slower over time, and I have picked up a couple of tricks here ...
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Can you use iOS 5 wifi sync over VPN? [closed]

With WiFi iTunes sync in iOS 5, do the host iTunes machine and the iOS device have to be on the same network? And if so, is it possible to circumvent that requirement by VPN'ing into the local ...
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Quicksilver-like app for iPad?

Quicksilver is a long-loved Mac app that gives you a single entry point, a command box, for performing a wide variety of actions on the Mac. It is easily extensible and scriptable. A similar app on ...
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iOS5 - "“Remind me to call Mum when I get home.” - How does it know when you're home?

One of the features of SIRI showed the instruction: “Remind me to call Mum when I get home.” My question is - how does it know when you'll be home? Or is there a location based trigger for tasks?