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Apple's operating system crafted specifically for mobile devices. iOS has roots in OS X, and in recent years the two operating systems have diverged in some areas of functionality, though they remain separate entities.

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New Playlists aren't transferring to iPhone

Every time I make a new playlist on my computer, then sync my iPhone to my computer, the playlists never appear on my iPhone.
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iOS Stacks or equivalent functionality

Fairly simple question, is there a way, either through existing functionality or by jail breaking that you can add Stacks to the iOS dock. EDIT: There are three different formats in the way that ...
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Where is Photostream data stored?

I don't have to be connected to the internet to view them on my phone. Is it storing the current ones on my device?
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How big is this app update?

Is it possible to see the size of the download from the App store when updating an iOS device? As some users have a limited amount of online data they can use in contracts, It would be useful to know ...
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Is there a way to see a list of all the apps available on the app store?

I know that there are several ways to browse the App Store. You can see the featured apps, which I assume are featured by Apple staff. There's genius, which is based on your prir purchases. Then there ...
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Is there a limit to the number of newsstand apps I can have installed?

Newsstand seems to be a fancy folder, contianing specific apps. Normal folders on iOS have a limited number of apps which they can contain. Does newsstand inherit this limit, or does the scrolling ...
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What happens, exactly, when an iPhone app is run on an iPad at 2x scale?

When I run an iPhone app which supports retina displays on an iPad, does it have increased clarity when shown at 2x size? I've noticed text appears pixelated, but photos do not. Is there a complete ...
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What does the “NS” prefix to a class name mean in iOS? [closed]

I notice the "NS" prefix in all the class names in iOS. What does that mean? (e.g NSMutableArray)
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Why does the keypad show strange entries on my iPhone? [closed]

Why does the top of the keypad show an exorbitant amount of numbers when I press the paste button? At the bottom are all the websites I visit. I can get rid of them. I have cleared everything and ...
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How come web apps don't run as efficiently as native apps on the iPhone?

I was comparing the Twitter web app to the native app, and noticed a couple of differences in how they perform. I observed that scrolling was not as smooth in the browser as the native app, among a ...
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How can I look inside iOS apps' folders from within iTunes?

When looking at an app's documents with iTunes (in the Apps tab of the iDevice), it is possible to view folders of the documents created by the apps. How can I look inside them? Double-clicking does ...
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How to listen to iTunes library stored on Time Capsule on iOS

I know that storing the iTunes library on a Time Capsule isn't recommended as it won't be backed up. But with iTunes in the cloud and iTunes Match this isn't as big a deal. So I figured I'd move my ...
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Can I use VNC over VPN on my new iPad?

I've gotten an new iPad with 4G (yay!) and I've set up the VPN connection to connect to a VPN which I'd like to use to connect to my computer. However, I've noticed that my once VPN is on, my iPad ...
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What determines the “special” color of the status bar in SpringBoard?

I've noticed that at various times, the status bar in SpringBoard will occasionally change colors. When using the Voice Memos app on iPhone, it will be red. While in a call, it's green. Using personal ...
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Can I download apps larger than 50MB while using Personal Hotspot?

Can I download apps larger than 50MB while using Personal Hotspot? If so, isn't the limitation on iOS itself rather arbitrary? I can just use personal hotspot to download larger files to my computer ...
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What happens to photos that you edit using iPhoto for iOS?

If I use iPhoto for iOS to edit a photo from my photostream or one of the albums which is synched from my desktop iPhoto library, it shows up in a special "edited" album in iPhoto for iOS. Is there a ...
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What is wrong with the content protection of AirPlay that some applications prevent its use?

I've been enjoying March Madness from both my iPhone and iPad via the March Madness Live application. In fact I've enjoyed the app so much I purchased an Apple TV so I could watch games via AirPlay. ...
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Symbol/Special Character use in OS X and iOS

I am looking to insert a special character or symbol into my documents, which are intended to be markdown formatted text files. The symbol is intended to be used to represent a tick box or other ...
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iOS 5 Music App Grey circle with a square inside it next to the song title - what does it indicate?

I had a few problems downloading a few tracks from the iTunes store direct to my phone. As a result I seem to have placeholder versions of the songs that will let me stream them but not play them. In ...
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iPhoto overhead and the iPad

I have been delaying switching to iPhoto on OSX. A quick experiment had shown that the overhead (actual storage / bare file storage) is too high, although I do not have a concrete number to mention at ...
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Is it possible to upgrade from ios 4.3.5 to 5.0.1 even though the current version is 5.1?

My iphone has ios version 4.3.5 (8L1). I want to jailbreak/unlock it. I see that the latest jailbreak is for version 5.0.1 (by redsn0w). Itunes only allows me to upgrade to the latest version which is ...
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Is there an iOS program that performs multivariate linear regression?

I'm looking for an iOS program that can calculate some statistics for me. I want a program into which I can enter a bunch of observations, then the program uses multivariate linear regression ...
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What apps are people using to record voice meetings on the iPad?

I'm looking to do some light recording of voice conversations and field recordings on my iPad using the built in microphone. GarageBand seems to be the obvious Apple solution, but is too heavy for ...
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Do I have to authorize purchased iOS apps to run on iOS devices?

I can't seem to find a straight answer to this. Do I have to authorize iOS apps I have purchased on my iOS devices to run on other iOS Devices? For example I have an app that I bought on my iPhone - ...
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Is there a tool or an app to automatically sort home screen icons?

Is there any way to automatically sort all apps across all screens?
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Remove iOS 5.1 notification from the main screen?

I do not want to update my iPhone 3gs to new iOS 5.1. How can I remove this notification showing all the time on the Settings images. Please look at the image. I've tried opening this screen but ...
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How should I proceed when I get the “Unable to Purchase” alert from the iOS App Store?

Recently, whenever I want to buy something from the iOS App Store or update my existing apps, I get the usual password dialog, but after a second that disappears and I see the following alert: ...
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After iPad restore (from iCloud) apps still appear as 'waiting'

I just got the new iPad, and since I backed up my old iPad using iCloud, I restored from the iCloud backup. After restore, it restarted and began downloading all the apps. Now, I have all these ...
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Can I create a private calendar appointment with an iPhone?

I understand that private is an Exchange concept, but I was hoping Apple would have implemented this feature since they are making use of ActiveSync. If the option is available it is certainly not ...
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HTML/rich text email signatures in iOS?

My work (Exchange) email signature has text formatting and a photo in it, as I'm sure many do. Does anyone know of a way to enable Apple Mail like signature customization in iOS? My iPhone is ...
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An app to play youtube in background on ipad

Is there an app for iPad to keep playing youtube videos in background, even if I switch app ? ps. Im not interested in playing in safari, with the multitasking trick. I want something super easy to ...
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What happens to your promo codes when you update your app [closed]

You can give away 50 promotional codes per version of your app on the app store. If I give 5 promo codes and then I update my app on the app store. Does my 5 promo codes from the previous version ...
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iOS Simulator installed apps location in Xcode 4.3.1

Where can I find the apps installed on the iOS Simulator? I am running Xcode 4.3.1. I have found the location of the simulator at ...
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How to access Journals from iCloud.com

Is there a way to access Journals publish by iOS iPhoto, directly from icloud.com, without knowing the link already. Currently I have to "share the link with a friend" before I can access it on ...
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Is it possible to install Flash on a jailbroken iOS device?

We all know iOS devices can't support Flash, but how much is just the restrictions placed on the OS? Is it possible to install it with a jailbroken device?
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I am trying to run the iOS simulator

I am trying to run the iOS simulator on my mac but I can't find it when i search in spotlight. I have Xcode 4.2 installed. I thought iOS simulator was bundled with Xcode.
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Is it possible to detect/assign faces in iPhoto for iOS?

With the new iPhoto out for both the iPhone and iPad, I was wondering whether it allows face detection and assignment on iOS or is it still OS X-only feature?
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Buy app after downloaded with promo code

I have an iOS app, and I gave all my beta testers promo codes to get free copies. Since they didn't pay for the app they are not allowed to write reviews in the App Store. One of my testers wants to ...
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Face detection in iOS 5.1 on iPhone 4S

I have read several places, that iOS 5.1 is supposed to contain an updated version of the camera app that has a face detection feature. I have updated my iPhone 4S to 5.1, but can't find any such ...
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How does MobiForms bypass the app store?

There's a neat iOS app called MobiForms (www.mobiforms.com). It's available for the iPod/iPhone yet somehow they are bypassing the Apple app store and selling it to you directly. How are they doing ...
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Can't get Safenote to open; freezes on loading screen

I've had the Safenote app for quite a while now and have a lot of useful notes in there. But now it won't open—it's frozen on the loading screen. Is there any way of getting it working again? I'm ...
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Pages on iOS custom paragraph styles & templates?

On Pages 1.6 for iOS, is there any way I can: Change the paragraph styles in the document to custom ones i.e. The default 'blank' template has Helvetica as the body style. Can I change the body ...
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iPad Contacts app incorrectly formats telephone numbers

Some time ago my iPad Contacts app has begun an odd behaviour of incorrectly formatting American telephone numbers. Instead of displaying "(415)-123-1234", for example, it displays "41 5123 1234". ...
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How does one upgrade a jailbroken iOS device?

We have an iPad that is jailbroken and I'd like to upgrade it to iOS 5.1. What is the proper procedure for upgrading a jailbroken device? Do I have to back up the jail break data before upgrading? Or ...
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Harmonic noise introduced when using an iPhone dock extension cable connected to a mic peripheral

I am using a Tascam iM2 stereo mic connected to the dock of an iPhone 4S. When the peripheral device is connected directly, there is no problem. Hoever, when I use a dock extension cable, a strange ...
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What are the pros and cons to updating iOS with a full install via iTunes versus a delta update via the Settings app?

I can think of a few reasons to do it each way, but I'd like a complete list of them.
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What is wireless beaming and how do I use it?

In the new version of iPhoto for iOS it has a setting for "Wireless Beaming". I'm not quite sure what this even is. If I can share photos among devices, do they all have to have iPhoto installed? What ...
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Complete documentation of the iOS Settings app's URL scheme

The iOS Settings app provides an URL scheme (prefs:) which can be used to open the app directly on a particular page from other apps, in particular, shortcut apps such as Launch Center. There are ...
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Will voice dictation work on iPad 2?

Will the voice dictation technology built into iOS 5.1 running on the new iPad be made available on the iPad 2?
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Which iOS presentation/slideshow app can be controlled by a Trust Wireless bluetooth remote

I want to use my iPhone (4S) with the VGA adapter to display presentations on a beamer (projector) and control the advancement with a Trust Wireless Remote Control for iPad. The remote works well ...