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Can I use a PC/Mac keyboard as a Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone?

I'm wondering about the feasibility of using my iMac's built-in bluetooth as a source for keyboard input to my iphone. There are times I want to type longer messages in my iphone, i keep a bluetooth ...
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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 is the best version of iOS to use on an iPhone 3G?

my girlfriend is currently using an iPhone 3G (iOS version 3.1.3 - 7E18) and I've noticed it can be very sluggish. She doesn't use it for much more than the usual messaging/safari/mail. Compared to my ...
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How to selectively enable autocorrect based on language?

My (bilingual) mom just recently bought an iPad. When typing in Korean, her native language, she became irritated by the autocorrect feature -- it would often suggest incorrect spelling corrections, ...
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How do I refresh the devices in Image Capture?

For some reason, Image Capture doesn't always update the list of devices after I plug in my iPhone. Sometimes restarting Image Capture works, and sometimes it does not. Does this have to do with the ...
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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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Siri can not activate some alarms on iPhone 6S Plus with iOS 9.2

When I use the "Hey Siri" feature to enable an alarm it usually works. But recently I've encountered a problem. The conversation with Siri would go like this: <me> Hey Siri, wake me up at 7 ...
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Why do I keep losing my ‘text substitutions?’

I'm a heavy user of OS X's / iOS's ‘text substitutions’ or text replacements. I probably have hundreds of these. At some point in the recent-ish past (last couple of years?), Apple silently started ...
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Mobile Safari - link to MP3 and show album art?

I've created a web page that has a link to an MP3 file. When I click the link, the OS plays the MP3 with a full screen image of a generic image: Is it possible to show album art in this view? I've ...
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iPhone 4S keeps old numbers in Messages

The numbers that are no longer in my contacts still keep popping up when I try to compose a new message. Why is this happening? Is there a way to purge the contact list so no already-deleted-contact ...
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Is it possible to disable Personal Hotspot on iPhones with a configuration profile?

The company I work for is having an issue with users racking up huge data bills with iOS hotspot tethering. Is there a way we can push a profile that will disable this feature? I have looked through ...
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Is there an iPhone App for reading PDF files?

After having used Eucalyptus and Stanza apps on my iPhone, I really can't read printed books while traveling any more. What similar app can I use to transfer, store and read my own pdf files on my ...
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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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VLC for iPad and iPhone is available, but how to install?

VLC for iPad and iPhone is available, but how to install it? (it is not an App Store app) http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ios.html
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Are there any DIY remedies for a iPhone 4 home button that doesn't always register?

The home button on my iPhone seems to work on and off. It does take me back to the home screen but it feels like there is a loose connection and does not trigger on every press. Is there a fix to ...
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(How) Can a web site determine if Safari Private Browsing is turned on?

In Safari on Mavericks, I sometimes get a dialog from web sites indicating that some site functions will be blocked or degraded unless I turn off Private Browsing mode. Most users probably expect ...
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Can I reinstall a single iOS app without losing its data?

I have a single app that needs to be reinstalled. I have tried all tricks known to man in attempts to get it to work, but all have failed. There is a lot of data in this app that I'd rather not lose. ...
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Is there a procedure to report a buggy iOS app in the app store?

I found an app on the iOS App Store available in both lite and paid version, but it has too many bugs. See the edit history for the name, but this is more about how I can get word back to Apple in ...
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iOS 9.3 Offers Update to iOS 9.3

Last week I upgraded to iOS 9.3 on my iPhone 5S and my 2nd Gen iPad Mini. Last night both started offering me an upgrade to iOS 9.3 again, even going so far as to download the 1.5GB update file. Is ...
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How do I force text messages to send and receive via iMessage?

When I chat with two of my friends (say A. and T.), our iPhones use text instead of iMessage. It used to work using iMessage, but one day, it switched to text. A, T and myself otherwise use iMessage ...
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How to fix message spam from usbmuxd in console (_SendDetachNotification/_SendAttachNotification)

My console is flooded with messages like these: 11.01.12 21:21:39,819 com.apple.usbmuxd: _SendDetachNotification (thread 0x7fff7f6cb960): sending detach for device ...
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How large is iOS?

Inspired by this I am Ricardo Lopez, Test Manager for Surface RT. After the OS, OfficeRT and a bunch of apps, you will still have more that 20GB. As you say, you can always add an SD card and ...
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Why do iOS devices take such a long time to turn back on?

Often I will realise my iPhone or iPad is about to run out of battery, run around the house looking for a charging cable and plug, and get back just in time to see the screen go black and the little ...
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Is there anyway to turn off the dreaded slot machine date picker in iOS?

The date picker in iOS is awful. Every time I put something on my calendar it's a "game of chance" if I will notified about it. Combine that with a touch screen and you have a recipe for scheduling ...
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View iOS Health data externally

Is there a way to view ios 8 health data externally? For example, with iCloud sync it seems feasible to be able to access the data through a website (i've checked https://www.icloud.com/ but it's not ...
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What's a good SSH tunneling client for ios?

I need a solution that will work without jailbreaking. On Linux and on OSX, I use ssh on the command-line to open ssh tunnels so I can run client-server applications securely. I need to do the ...
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Does iTunes Match work with iOS8 Family Sharing?

Since I currently don't use iTunes Match, but have started to use the new iOS8 Family Sharing feature to share app and music purchases with the rest of my family, I'm curious to see whether Family ...
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Transfer contacts from local phone storage to iCloud account

I just noticed that all my new contacts was saved to local phone storage instead of iCloud (I saw Settings – Mail, Contacts, Calendars – Contacts – Default account – “On iPhone”). How to transfer all ...
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Certificate error when using Chrome for iOS with company CA

I am using an iPad with Google Chrome installed to access the internet. I have downloaded and installed the Netbox Blue certificate authority from their website. I can currently access https:// ...
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Switching Organizations in Apple Developer Center

I have my own iOS Developer account and recently I got invited to join a team. I accepted, but now I can't switch back to my personal account to develop apps for myself. Every time I log in it has the ...
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How to determine iOS app usage frequency for iPhone or iPad

I have over 200 apps on my iPhone 4 (32GB). No one needs that many apps, right? I want to organize my installed apps based on how frequently I use them, and/or how recently I last used them. I ...
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Can I block ports in Hotspot mode?

I would like to block ports when using my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.0 jailbreaked) as a hotspot. The reason is I don't want my backup program, computer updates or any high bandwidth usage tool to be able to ...
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How to show iOS screen on a projector like Steve Jobs did on his keynotes?

How to show iOS screen on projector like Jobs did? Too many people ask me how to do this... They also want iPhone frame image like exactly Jobs did. (the iPhone frame image is optional)
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How to rotate pictures in iOS 8?

Updated to iOS 8 some time ago, now I have to rotate a picture and the "rotate" option is gone. Where is the functionality located?
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How can I tell which band (2.4GHz or 5GHz) my iPhone's WiFi connection is on?

I have two access points for the same network in my house, with some overlap. One runs on 2.4GHz only, and one transmits both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I have an iPhone 5 (running iOS 6.0.1), which supports ...
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How can I change the cellular DNS server on iOS?

Is there a way to set a global DNS server that will be used for all connections (both Wi-Fi + cellular data)? If there isn't a uniform manner to specify DNS, can I just change the DNS used by the ...
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Question on Apple ID for iPad bought as gift

I ordered the new iPad for my husband and used my Apple ID & password. How can he change to his ID when the iPad gets here? He will want to set up his own since we do not share the same taste in ...
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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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Can I get push notifications for emails in my Gmail Priority Inbox only?

Is it possible to get push notifications only for the emails in the Gmail Priority Inbox and not for the unimportant mail? I would like to set up my iPhone 3GS iOS 4.2.1 so that I get notified (with ...
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Do iPhone apps have permission to make calls without user interaction?

I was reading about a missed call scam just now where the user gets charged even if they don't call the number back. It occurred to me that a malicious iPhone app could make calls to premium numbers ...
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What will happen to apps i bought in a different country after i upgrade my iOS now?

I am running iOS 5.1 on my third gen ipad. I have moved and changed my account location to a different country. I have around $1500 worth of professional apps installed on my device which were all ...
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PDF rendering bug in OS X and iOS

I received a PDF by e-mail which is unreadable on my Mac (Lion 10.7.3) and on my iPhone (iOS 5.1.1) but the same PDF renders perfectly on Windows. If I use Chrome on my Mac, (which has its own built ...
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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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Can't update apps in iOS App Store; can only Open

On my iPhone, the App Store has a badge saying "2". When I open the App Store and go to the Updates page, there are two apps at the top, which for a split-second say "Update" and then immediately ...
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Looking for a GUI Subversion client for iOS

I'm looking for an iOS app, preferably for iPhone, that can browse Subversion repositories. I have found a few on the iTunes store—Code Viewer, iVersions, iRepoEditor—but reviews are either ...
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How do I delete just the videos from my iPhone?

So I'm running out of space on my iPhone (iOS 4.3) and the quickest thing to do is delete the videos that are already backed up in iPhoto. How can I do this quickly? That is, without scanning through ...
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How to seek to very old text messages

I have a conversation that likely has tens of thousands of messages sent over the past year. I want to find texts 6 months ago in August. How can I go about getting back to August and scrolling ...
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Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac

What is the best technique for changing the backup location of one's iPhone to an external drive. It would seem that with small SSD's (256GB) and very large iOS devices (128GB) that Apple would easily ...
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Once iOS files are backed up to iCloud, can you access them programmatically?

Is there a way to get the same files you can find in a local backup of an iPhone / iOS device from iCloud programmatically? Ideally, I would like to access them from a computer, but any access other ...
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Password protect removal of apps on iOS

I have had instances of people deleting my applications (purposedly or unpurposedly) and it's a real annoyance to get them back, plus you lose all of your data. Is there a way to password protect the ...