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How is my iPod Touch able to determine my location when I'm offline?

When I'm traveling through a city, as long as there are wifi networks nearby (even if they are secured with a password), my iPod Touch can determine my current location with great accuracy—obviously ...
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Are there common causes of a text message sound in the night, but no text message?

My iPhone 3GS has made the text message sound twice at like 3:30 am but when I look at it there is no text. This is hard to explain to my husband, it's making us both paranoid! Can I look somewhere ...
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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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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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Reclaiming hard drive space in iPad

What is the easiest way to reclaim HD space on an ipad2 without having to sync? Ideally I'm looking for an app that would allow me to delete files directly from the iPad (I remember there was one for ...
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How to delete emails instead of archiving them on iPhone & iPad?

This summer Apple changed built-in mail app to support "archive" button (at least for GMail and GApps-based accounts), but I have found that I need to delete emails much more often than archive them. ...
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“Ineligible” iCloud Songs on iOS devices

I have some mp3's ripped from a language CD, "Lesson 1", "Lesson 2" and so forth. Some of them are uploaded to iCloud with iTunes Match, for some it says "Ineligible". I don't really need them in the ...
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will running Google Latitude (or any similar app) in the background significantly affect battery life?

I have installed Google Latitude and am wondering how much quicker my battery will run flat? I know the way Apple implemented its "mutitasking" framework minimises the impact?
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How do I invert the colors on my iPhone?

As a prank someone has inverted the colors on my iPhone. Black is white, blue is orange, etc. How do I get my phone back to normal?
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What is the s/mime encryption strength on iOS?

I've set up S/MIME on my iPhone, but unlike other mail clients, I'm not given the option to select the hash or encryption algorithms. I assume iOS makes this decision for me. Can anyone tell me what ...
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Slow typing on iPad

I am using: iPad 3 Prompt (SSH app) There is about a half-second to 1 second lag between pressing a key and displaying on the screen. This happens even if I use an exernal Bluetooth keyboard ...
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iOS: Change language back to English after accidentally changing to a language I don't know

I just plugged my iPhone in and instead of it being in English which it normally is, it's using German & I've not been to Germany. What can I do to get my preferred language back?
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Do apps on jailbroken iOS devices have uncontrolled access to all my data?

I'm thinking about jailbreaking my iOS device but one thing worries me. Apple's restrictive developer API has one big advantage: apps can't tinker with my data outside the app unless I allow them to. ...
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Spelling correction on iPod Touch

How do I keep iOS from replacing my typing with something else when a correction is proposed? If I do nothing (i.e., don't choose the proposed word) and continue typing, it replaces the word I typed! ...
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How can I make in-app purchases with a different Apple ID than the app was purchased with?

I have three children with three iPods and recently gave them all their own Apple ID accounts so that their iTunes money would be separate. However, now they cannot buy apps to add on to their games ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a second generation iPod Touch to iOS 4.3?

Suddenly a lot of my apps are not working on my iPod Touch 2nd gen. Many of these are telling me that I need iOS 4.3 for them to work. I've tried updating software in iTunes - but it says my ...
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Can Safari on an iPad be controlled with gestures?

On the Desktop version of Safari, you can navigate back and forward with a swipe gesture on the trackpad. Setting up other gestures (close tab, new tab, next/previous tab) is trivial with an app like ...
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What is the fastest iOS version for the iPhone 3GS?

I upgraded my wife's iPhone 3GS to iOS 5.0.1 and now basic tasks like opening apps like Texts/Phone dialer are now slower than before. I understand the 3GS is 2 years old, but just being able to type ...
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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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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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organising apps by multiple levels of folders possible?

I like the idea of putting our apps in "folders" , but is there anyway we can furthur put those "folders" into "folders" ?
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Does Safari for iOS 4.2.1 support WebGL?

Does iOS 4.2.1, the latest release at the time of this question, support WebGL?
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Can I use Air Display on multiple iOS devices at the same time?

I use Air Display to convert my iPad in to an extra monitor when I'm not using it. However, I have other iOS devices lying around, too. Is it possible to use Air Display to turn multiple iOS devices ...
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How can I prevent iOS 7 from downloading to iOS 6 devices?

I would like to prevent devices from downloading iOS 7 while using networks we control. We have MDM capability and firewalls, but I'm not sure what the the minimal ports and destinations that should ...
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Disable Repeated System Alerts in iOS 7

On iOS 7, there is a feature under Cellular in Settings called: Use Cellular Data For:. This lists all of the apps I have on my iPhone 4 with individual On/Off Switches to disable or enable cellular ...
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Synching iPhone with internet calendar (.ics)

Looks like my issue has been around for a while (iOS 5.0.1 (iPhone 4s) unable to synchronize with Internet Calendar File (ics)) — has anyone come up with a fix yet? I am trying to sync my iPhone ...
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Front facing camera stopped working on the iPhone 4s

Attempted to use the Camera App today and was presented with a closed shutter screen in the Camera app as pictured below. No tramma or anything happend to the phone no recent OS update, just not ...
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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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Are there any other iOS apps other than Mail which can send email?

I have been trying to find an iOS app which will let me send email from various accounts without going through Mail.app. I know about the comma trick but that is not what I am after. I also do not ...
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Sharing files and documents across computers and devices

I often have multiple documents I am working on or need to keep on hand. This includes PDF, Word, Excel, Pages, etc. Sometimes I need to work on them on my Mac Mini or sometimes on my iPhone or iPad ...
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What happens to application data when I update vs uninstall an iOS app?

When I update my apps on iOS the configuration for the apps are always maintained, including passwords. I am wondering someone knows if the data is kept when I (as end-user) uninstall apps as well. ...
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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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How can I get a video *into* the photo/video gallery on an iPad or iPhone?

Let's start by assuming that I have a perfectly compatible file. (In my use case, I was literally trying to get a video I took on my iPhone, that lives in my iPhone photos/video gallery, onto my iPad, ...
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iPhone Jailbreaking and Unlocking [closed]

What exactly does jailbreaking and unlocking doing to an iPhone? I'm aware that hackers are using baseband crashes for unlocking, but how are they exploiting these crashes? Even if they inject their ...
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What file contains user typed words (user dictionary)?

iOS tracks everything you type and uses those words to suggest spelling corrections. This list of words used to be a clear text list buried in /private or /System (I don't remember where, which is my ...
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How to disable all iOS notifications temporarily?

I use my iPad more and more as I teach, showing the students slides, videos, etc. Having a words with friends, draw something, or email notification, especially with personal content in the first ...
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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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Can I get iOS notifications for emails routed to folders?

I have rules in outlook that routes certain emails to folders. These still appear as "unread" in the mail app, but not in the inbox, so I'm not getting notifications. Is there a way to enable ...
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How to obtain the direct link to a specific podcast episode in iOS iTunes Store?

My friend, on her iPhone, wants to email me an iTunes Music Store link directly to a specific episode of a podcast. She wants to do this without downloading any 3rd party apps. Problem is....at ...
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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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What size should a background image be for Apple Configurator to place it on iOS devices?

I'm looking to set up some custom backgrounds for iOS and using Apple Configurator to drag an image into the lock screen tab of the preferences and the tool crops the image for me. So, considering ...
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Blocking iOS Wifi automatic update downloads?

I've got several iPads connected to Verizon mifi devices(MiFi460LE) iOS has a "feature" that automatically downloads OS updates in the background without user input. (You still need to manually ...
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Is swipe to archive possible with non-Gmail account in iOS?

Is it possible to configure which folder to put mail in when swiping on a email to archive/delete with a non-Gmail account? My objective with this would be to file email into an archive more easily ...
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Is it possible to turn on “read receipts” in iMessage for just certain contacts?

I am wondering if it is possible to specify which of my contacts will see if I have read their messages. I know I can turn on "send read receipts" in iMessage but that allows everyone to see if I have ...
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Grocery/List app for iOS with decent web application

I am looking for a descent iOS application that will allow me to sync my grocery list between my wife and I. I would like a solution that has a web application that we can use to enter all of our ...
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How to ssh from iPad with external keyboard and Emacs?

I am thinking about retiring my portable for an iPad + keyboard. (With Amazon/Linode/etc as server.) I tried the iSSH app and ran Emacs in a terminal (not X Windows), using the Apple external ...
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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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After I delete an app on my iPhone, iTunes copies it over on next sync

On my iPhone, I go to the App Store. I download some app. It's crap, so I delete it, by clicking the 'x' when the icons start wobbling. Some time later, I turn on my mac, and iTunes starts syncing ...
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Safe to post iOS crash logs in public?

One of the iOS apps I use has been crashing a lot more than usual lately, so I'm posting about it on their forum. I've got a bunch of crash logs. Is it safe to post iOS crash logs in a public place? ...
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Is there a usable iOS4 Terminal App?

Mobile Terminal 426 appears to be the only non-crashing iOS4 Terminal App. Unfortunately it's missing all of its convenience features, like gestures. Are there alternatives?