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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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 ...
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Extracting text notes from an iOS 5 backup file?

So, I have backuped my ipod touch ios 5, and downgraded to iOS 4.1 (the only with SHSH available) Now i can't restore my backup to iOS 4... I am only interested to my notes, do I have anyway to ...
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I saved my iOS 5 SHSH with TinyUmbrella, and now I have 4.1 shsh too?

Basically I launched "Save SHSH" from TinyUmbrella (for the first time ever), and now n Saved SHSHs for iPod Touch list i get iPod 3G 4.1 Does this mean I can downgrade to iOS 4.1? How is this ...
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App/solution for having alerts for emails

I have following case: when something bad happens with services I'm responsible for, I get email to specific email account. And I'd like to get alert about it from my phone. But I don't mean just ...
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Why is iCloud not syncing my calendars on my iOS devices?

When I create or update a calendar event on one device, it is not being propagated to my other devices via iCloud despite having iCloud enabled for calendars on all my devices and the Apple ID being ...
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Transferring PDFs from iBooks to your laptop/desktop

There are a lot of tutorials on how to load PDFs into iBooks, but none say how to backup or transfer them back to your computer. I understand there is a button to email them, but I probably have ...
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Unable to directly paste a link from Twitter into web forms in Mobile Safari

When I copy a t.co link (tap/hold > Copy link) from the Twitter app, I am unable to paste into any web forms in Mobile Safari. I can still paste into other objects (e.g. the address bar, the search ...
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iChat call forces in-call status bar in iOS simulator [closed]

Is there a way I can disassociate the iOS Simulator from my iChat calls, currently I am working on my app and I am using iChat for a video call and the in-call status bar comes and I can't toggle it ...
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iOS apps “could not be purchased at this time”

Every time I open the App Store on my iPad, after about 30 seconds, a message appears saying that a number of apps "could not be purchased at this time." This problem seems to originate by attempting ...
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Can I unlock my iOS, or access it's data some way, via PC?

In other words, if my iOS device is stolen, will the person be able to get my data by pluging it in a PC and use some trick (or by being able to jailbreak my device while it is protected with a ...
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To improve browsing performance, is it worth upgrading to iOS 5, on the original iPad 16GB Wifi?

Currently, running an iPad 16GB Wifi only model with iOS 4.3.5. I have been noticing some slow redraw issues using Safari, generally when scrolling down length pages. I am seeing the checkerboard ...
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Using parenthesis with the built-in iPhone calculator app?

When you open your ios builtin calc and rotate the iphone you get the scientific calc: I am trying to use Parenthesis ( ) to write something like: (2+2)/4 but the parenthesis don't appear!
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Change iBooks Author study card behavior?

So when you're reading an iBook made using iBooks Author, and you go to highlight something, you're able to use that as a study card along with a note of your own creation that you annotate with the ...
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How can I force my iPad to lock?

There are certain times when I would like to be able to force my iPad to go to passcode lock mode immediately, rather than waiting for the usual 15-minute timeout. I currently have "require passcode ...
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How to display iPhone/iOS device on Projector?

I want to display my iPod screen in my PowerPoint slide show, or on a projector through WiFi. How can I do that? I mean something like what TeamViewer can do.
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Is there a Terminal-like app for iOS?

I am looking for an app that has some of the same functionality (ssh specifically) as the Terminal application on the desktop. What different apps exist for iOS that have this functionality?
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Can you recommend an editor for both iOS and Mac OS X designed for writers?

Is there an editor designed specifically for writers of short prose? Currently I am using Microsoft Word and it is very heavy weight. Large technical reports need indices, chapters, heavy formatting ...
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mac mini for software development

I intend to start to develop for Apple products. My question is if a Mac mini with the below configuration will suffice for this purpose. 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 2GB memory 500GB hard drive ...
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Can I reverse the iPhone 4s scroll to top in Safari

I just figured out the scroll to top thing on my iPhone which if you accidentally hit it in a long article makes your life rather miserable trying to find out where you were. Is there some way for me ...