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The Ultimate Guide to

iOS 7 & OSX

04 Editors Letter
06 Become a Mavericks Expert
35 Get More from Mavericks
42 Master iOS 7
76 Upgrade Your Apps
88 OS X Mavericks: How to Make More of Finder
90 OS X Mavericks: How to Set Up an iCloud Keychain
92 iOS 7: How to Share with AirDrop
94 iOS 7: How to Create Parental iPhone Laws


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Change Is gOOd

Theres no need to fight the future

ne of the great things about Apple is that it never stops working to make
things better. Sure, you might be happy with how everything works on your
Mac or iOS device, but Apple is never contentthe folks in Cupertino are
continuously improving upon the status quo, making changes and advancements,
bringing in new functionality, fixing problems, and more, especially where its operating
systems are concerned.
The upside to such a practice is obvious: suddenly, youve got a whole new set of features
on your hardware, allowing you do new things you couldnt before. Whether were talking
about automatic updates, a better way to listen
to music, maps and books on your Mac, autoTheres no reason to
generating passwords, keychain syncing between
think of mastering
devices, new ways to take photos, improved ways to
a new operating
identify files, or a built-in flashlight, there are always
plenty of ways to make your life simpler and more
system as a burden
convenient in every update to iOS and Mac OS X
and you can usually enjoy such benefits for free, without investing in new hardware.
The downside, of course, is that its often hard to learn about something new,
especially if youve spent years growing accustomed to previous operating systems.
Things move, things change, and sometimes options that weve relied on get
completely removed (hey, Apples good, but nobody says its perfect). Plus, it can be
tricky to learn how to take advantage of brand-new features.
Luckily, thats where this special issue of Mac|Life comes in. Although its been a few
months since iOS 7 and Mac OS X Mavericks were released to the public, users still have
plenty of questions about all the changes in Apples latest operating systems, which is why
weve collected more than 180 tips from the pages of Mac|Life and compiled them into
one convenient volume. If youre just getting your feet wet with Mavericks and iOS 7, these
pointers will get you up to speed, and even if youve been using the new operating systems
for a while, were here to make sure theres nothing youve overlooked.
So theres no reason to think of mastering a new operating system as a burden; think of
it as a way to get the chance to do things with your electronics that were never previously
possible. Apples quest for innovation means that we never stop learning how to get the
most from our hardware, and that something fresh and exciting is only an OS update away.

Chris hoffman, Managing editor


MAc|LIfE EDITOR-IN-chIEf Chris Slate
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Become a
Mavericks is riding a wave to the future, and the naMe isnt the only
thing that has changed. here are 70 tricks to turn you into the Big
kahuna of the latest version of Mac os X BY coRY BoHoN


Mavericks, the next generation of OS X, has arrived.

With its usual fanfare, Apple announced the newest Mac
operating system at its annual World Wide Developers
Conference in June 2013, doing away with the typical bigcat naming convention that OS X is known for and replacing
it with a new identity derived from the world-renowned
surfing spot on the coast of California. But OS X Mavericks
includes lots of finesse that goes beyond just the new
name; with each iteration of OS X, Apple tends to polish
and refine their products, and Mavericks is no exception.
With Mavericks, Apple has brought even more iOS
functionality over to the Mac: iBooks, Maps, and even better
Notifications reminiscent of those found on iOS, just to name
a few. And they didnt stop there. A lot of the functionality of

Mavericks is under the hood, where every ounce of power and

performance is squeezed out of your existing hardware while
keeping battery power in mind on portables. New technologies
available in OS X Mavericks like timer coalescing mean that
the CPU will use less power to do the same tasks, and App
Nap will reduce the CPU usage of applications that are hidden
from view on the screen. All of these features mean that your
battery will thank you with longer life and better performance.
Apple has packed so many new features into the new OS
that you may miss some of them if you arent checking every
nook and cranny. But dont worry; were here to help you
navigate these uncharted waters. Sit back and surf Mavericks
with us as we take a look at 70 tips and tricks to get
the most out of your new Mac operating system.


BeCOMe A MAverICkS exPerT

Mac App Store

The Mac App Store is the heart of software on the Mac, and it has received some much-needed features that brings it up to par with
the iOS 7 version of the iTunes App Store, including automatic upgrades and the ability to postpone updates until youre ready.

Install Updates Automatically

iOS 7 includes the ability to automatically update applications available via third
parties on the iTunes App Store, so its no wonder that this functionality also
extends to the Mac. In System Preferences > App Store, you now have the ability
to Install app updates, as
well as Install system data
files and security updates,
all automatically. Check
these boxes and youll
never be bothered with
updates again.

Install Updates Later

Weve all been there: an important update pops up for an application that youre currently
using. Quite a predicament: do you close your work, update the app, then continue your task?
Or, more likely, do you just never update? Well, Mavericks can help with that. Simply open the
Mac App Store and select the small drop-down menu on the Update button that appears. Youll
have the option to Install Now, Try in an Hour, Try Tonight, or set a reminder so you can do it at
some other point in the future.


New features in System Preferences let users more easily view and manage their Bluetooth devices, sign into their LinkedIn accounts,
and create text replacement for certain strings when typed into text areas.

Text Replacement
Navigate to System Preferences > Keyboard >
Text, and you will find a new text-substitution
feature that lets you easily specify any text to be
replaced, and what to replace the text with. This
works similarly to other text-substitution tools
available as third-party applications on the Mac.

LinkedIn Accounts
New to the Accounts System Preference pane is the ability to sign into
a LinkedIn account. Doing this will allow your LinkedIn connections to
show up in the Contacts application, give you the ability to share links to
LinkedIn across the system (including Safari), and also allow other thirdparty apps the ability to integrate with your LinkedIn account.

New Bluetooth Management Interface

The Mac has long had the ability to easily pair with Bluetooth devices, but Apple
has made this even easier in Mavericks. Head over to System Preferences
> Bluetooth to see the new Bluetooth-management interface. Going to this
section will now automatically show all devices that have been paired. Here,
devices that are eligible to be paired will also be shown with a small Pair
button beside the name. Easily turn Bluetooth off with the Turn Bluetooth
On/Off button.


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With mavericks, iBooks makes its debut on the mac. Now, you can purchase and read both standard and interactive iBooks right from
your mac without any ios device required. iBooks purchased on your mac will sync between your other mac and ios devices with
itunes in the cloud purchases with ease.

Purchasing iBooks
iBooks has finally come to the mac. in
addition to viewing your purchased iBooks,
you can also buy new books right from your
mac and have them sync between your ios
devices. simply open the new iBooks app
and select the iBooks store button in the
upper-left corner of the window (or press
shift + command + H). peruse the iBooks
store and purchase books with the same
ease as in the itunes store.

Viewing iBooks
To view your existing (or newly purchased) iBooks, navigate to the Library by pressing Command
+ L. Here, sign in with your Apple ID (do so in Store > Sign In). After you do, all of your existing
iBooks that you have purchased will be shown in this Library view. To view a book from your existing
library, double-click on it in this library view. If the iBook has an iCloud icon, then it will automatically
download. (Note that you may be
required to authorize your computer
to view these books; standard iTunes
authorization applies, so only five
machines can be authorized at any
given time to view content.)


Creating iBook Notes
All of the conveniences of iBooks on iOS are now available right on your Mac. One of
these conveniences is the ability to add notes to your iBooks as you read them. To do
this, select a portion of text and select Add Note in the popup that
appears after selecting some text. This will automatically highlight the
selected text and give you a sticky to begin typing your notes. Press
Command + 4 to open the Notes panel to quickly view all highlights
and notes.

Creating iBook Highlights

Adding Highlights to a section is as easy as adding a Note.
Instead of selecting Add Note, simply select a highlight
color from the selection popup. If you wish to quickly add a
highlight without going through the popup menu that shows
when selecting text, then hold down the Command key while
you select a portion of text. This will automatically use your
last highlight style to automatically highlight the portion of
selected text without displaying the selection popup.

Viewing Multiple Books at a Time

Because the Mac has more screen real estateand
the notion of multiple windowsApple has added
the ability to view several books at once on the
screen. This is a great feature that can be had by
opening the first book, then pressing Command + L
(to show the library) and double-clicking on a second
book. You can keep doing this until you have all of
the books you want open on the screen.



Become a mavericks expert

originally introduced 30 years ago, the Finder has been the heart of the mac os through many releases. With mavericks, apple is
implementing some much-requested features such as the ability to use Finder in full-screen mode, and the introduction of tabs and tags.

Ever since the introduction of tabbed browsing in Safari, Mac users have been requesting the same
functionality for the Finder. Apple has finally listened, and has implemented the ability to browse your
files with tabs. Doing so acts exactly like Safari. Press Command + T to open a new tab from your current
location. New
tabs will open
with the same
view that youve
selected in Finder
> Preferences >
General under the
option for New
Finder windows

Full-Screen Finder
since Lion, full-screen apps have
been a staple of os x, but the Finder
has never received this functionality.
that is, until now. With mavericks,
clicking on the full-screen button
in the Finders top-right corner will
bring the file browser full screen. this
full-screen mode is especially helpful
when dealing with file renaming or
photo browsing.



Re-Enable the Library Folder

With OS X Lion, Apple discontinued the ability for users to show
the Library folder inside of their Home folder. Professional Mac
users (especially developers) were disappointed by this move.
Fortunately, Apple has now added the ability to un-hide this
folder. To do so, highlight your Home folder in the finder sidebar,
then press Command + J (to show Finders View Options). Here,
a checkbox labeled Show Library Folder will do just that.

Editing Tag Meaning

The Finder has long had the ability to label files and
folders with colorful highlights. These labels could
be assigned meaning in the Finder preferences. With
the introduction of Mavericks, these labels are now
tags, and the meaning of these tags can be edited in
Finder > Preferences > Tags. Double-click on any of
the titles to change the title to your custom meaning.



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From interactive notifications to web notifications to being able to turn on Do Not Disturb mode,
Notification center for os x has been greatly improved since its introduction in os x mountain Lion.

Website Notifications
in mountain Lion, apple introduced Notification center for the mac and
announced that safari would support notifications from websites. Now, website
notifications can be delivered without users having to be on the website that
is sending the notification. You can manage these web notifications in safari >
preferences > Notifications.

Using Interactive Notifications

applications now have the ability to implement interactive notifications for
users. one such app that now supports interactive Notifications is itunes.
When you play itunes radio (or other music), a notification will be presented
whenever a song changes. Hovering over
the notification, a skip button will appear.
clicking this action button in the notification
will perform the action. incoming imessages
also receive this treatment, allowing you to
reply to an imessage directly from the Notification bubble.

Delaying Updates
instead of the usual mac app store Updates available
notification that appeared in mountain Lion, youll now have
the ability to delay updates if a restart is required for
an update. You can now choose to either perform a
restart immediately, or choose an option like try in
an Hour, try tonight, or remind me tomorrow.



While You Were Away

A new feature of OS X Mavericks is the ability to view
Notifications on the Lock screen for your account. This lets
you see exactly what happened while you were away from
your Mac. Notifications like Messages alerts and other push
notifications will stick to the Lock screen.

Do Not Disturb Mode

Do Not Disturb Mode has finally made its way over to the Mac. This
tool lets you choose what time you do not wish to be disturbed
with Notification Center notifications. Set this time by navigating to
System Preferences > Notifications
> Do Not Disturb. Here, you can
choose to turn on Do Not Disturb
between certain hours, or when
connecting to TVs and projectors.
You can also choose to keep
FaceTime calls from being received
when DND is turned on.

Disable Show
Notifications on
Lock Screen

Send Messages through Notification Center

If you have turned on the share buttons in the Notification Center (turn
em on in System Preferences > Notifications), then you will be able to
send an iMessage right from the Notification Center. Just open the sidebar
by clicking the Notification icon in the menubar (top right-most corner
of the screen),
and clicking on
the iMessage
button. Type the
recipients address,
then the message,
and press Send
to deliver the

If you do not wish to have your

notifications stick to the lock
screen for While You Were Away
mode, then you can disable this
functionality on a per-application
basis. Simply navigate to System
Preferences > Notifications and
select the application, then uncheck
the box labeled Show notifications
on lock screen. This will prevent
the selected apps notifications from
appearing on the Mac lock screen.



Become a mavericks expert

mapping on the mac has always been primarily spearheaded by Google maps in the web browser, but now apple is moving its own
mapping system to the mac, allowing users to get directions, view flyovers, and more, right from a single app. But mapping in
mavericks goes deeper than that, and integrates into the majority of built-in apps.

Changing the Map Views

Just like in the Maps application for iOS, the
Maps app for OS X lets you switch between the
three well-known map views: standard, hybrid,
and satellite. To change these views, select either
the corresponding button in the toolbar, or use
the keyboard shortcuts by pressing Command
+ 1, Command + 2, or Command + 3 to switch to
standard, hybrid, and satellite, respectively.

View Bookmarks
to view Bookmarks, click the Bookmark icon in the toolbar
(located to the left of the search bar by default). Here, you
can search through your bookmarks, see recent places, and
also view contacts via icloud. if you have an ios device with
icloud turned on, then all of your recents will be synced
between devices.

View Traffic
maps for os x mavericks also includes the ability to view
traffic details right from your mac, giving you important
information before you ever leave. to do this, open the
maps app and select view > show traffic. Now, whenever
your map-viewing area has traffic alerts, you will see them
listed on the map.



Viewing Local
Search Results
When searching for a local
point of interest, you can click
the pin that was dropped for
the location, then press the
Info button for the pin. You
will get a popup that lists
the information for the POI,
along with the ability to view
reviews and photos (from
Yelp if available).

Mapping Contacts
In the Contacts app, you can now hover over an
address to get a Show Map button. Clicking
this button will open the Maps application
directly to the address that you selected.

Getting Directions
Select the directions button in the default toolbar or press
Command + R to view the directions view.
In this view, you can specify a starting
and end location, and the mode of
transportation. (Currently the Maps app
supports driving and walking directions.)
You can print these directions by pressing
Command + P (or File > Print).



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Maps (continued)

Viewing Flyover Data

Apple pioneered Flyover (their 3D mapping system) on iOS devices with iOS 6, but it has now moved over
to the Mac with the Maps application. To view the
data, open the map to a city that has Flyover data,
and then press Command + 0 (or select the Flyover
button in the toolbar). Navigate the Flyover map
using the trackpad with two fingers to scroll. To
adjust the field-of-view angle, click and drag on the
small compass at the bottom of the Maps window.

Adding Maps to Contacts

Within the Maps application, you can add an
address from the Maps app directly to a contact
in the Contacts application. To do this, drop a pin
on a location or select a point of interest. Next,
select the pin, and show the Info panel by clicking
on the i button in the popup. Next, in the popup
that appears, select the button labeled Add to
Contacts. This will open the Contacts application
and create a new card for the map pin.

Sending Maps to iOS Devices

If you are running an iOS 7 device, then you can send Maps from
your Mac to your iOS device with ease. You can share your Maps and
directions like so: open the directions or map to a location that you wish
to share, then select File > Share > Send to Device. After a few seconds,
your iOS device will receive a notification that the Maps app has received
information from your Mac.



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safari is a browsing experience that focuses on the content and what you can do with it. safari for mavericks is no different, allowing
you to store credit cards for easy checkout on online stores, providing the ability to view your shared links from social networks like
twitter, and allowing you to tweak how web plugins work on a per-site basis.

Top Sites Thumbnails

By default, the top sites page appears when opening new browser windows or tabs. You can also get to this new view by
pressing option + command + 1. the top sites list shows all of the sites that you frequent on a regular basis, with most-visited
sites appearing in the upper-left corner. Unlike previous versions of safari, you can now rearrange items in this view by clicking
and dragging them around. You can also remove
or pin an item to this view by right-clicking the
item and then pressing either the remove or pin
button that appears.

Safari Sidebar
the safari sidebar is a new section that houses both
Bookmarks and the safari reading List. to get to it, select the
Bookmark button in the Bookmarks Bar, or press command +
shift + L. in this section, you now have access to reading List
articles and Bookmarks from one place.

Shared Links
if you have signed into your twitter account in
system preferences > accounts, then you will
now have access to a new feature called shared
Links in the safari sidebar. this sidebar item
will aggregate all of the recent links from your
twitter stream and list them here, ready for
clicking and browsing.


Bonjour Bookmarks and Favorites
Bonjour is Apples local network service that allows software on different devices to
communicate easily over Wi-Fi or wired LAN. Apple has long built Bonjour into Safari for
sharing bookmarks with other Macs on your network, but you now have the option to turn
off this feature in Safari > Preferences > Advanced. Uncheck the options Include Bonjour
in the Bookmarks menu and
Include Bonjour in the Favorites
bar to prevent these shared
bookmarks from appearing.

Retweeting Shared Links

When you browse to a shared link in Safari, a new bar appears at the top of the page
with the Tweet of the source of the article from your Twitter stream. Beside the
username of the origin
tweet, youll notice a
small Retweet button.
Clicking this link will cause
the tweet to be retweeted
to your followers.

Web Plugin Management

Safari 7 includes a lot of fine-grain controls when it comes to web-browser plugins like Flash, QuickTime, and others.
Navigate to Safari > Preferences > Security > Manage Website Settings to get a glance of the new options. Here, you can
select a plugin in the left list, and then get precise control over how that plugin
performs. When visiting a website that utilizes one of these plugins, the site will
appear under the Currently Opened Websites list, and you can choose whether
to Ask, Block, Allow, Allow Always, or Run in Unsafe Mode whenever this site
encounters this type of plugin again.



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Keychain Access
the security of your saved passwords in os x falls to the keychain access technology. With mavericks, apple can now sync your
keychain with icloud, which distributes your saved passwords and credit cards to all of your icloud-connected devices. this is great if
you dont already have a password-syncing tool like 1password.

Keychain Sync
icloud keychain is a new feature that allows your os x and ios
keychains to stay in sync, letting you autofill your passwords no
matter which device youre using. to use this new feature, youll
need to head to system
preferences > icloud, and
check the box for the
service keychain. if
you didnt set up icloud
keychain in the mavericks
setup assistant, then
youll be walked through
preparation steps so your
icloud account is more
secure for keychain access.

Generating Passwords
safari is the first app to include a new keychain feature
that automatically generates a secure password
for you to use. Youll need to have icloud keychain
and autofill enabled for this to work properly. When
visiting a website to sign up for a new account
or change your password, clicking inside of the
password field will automatically present you with a
safari-generated password, ready for your use.



Storing Credit Cards

Safari includes the ability to securely save your credit
card information in your keychain for easy online
purchases. To save a card number, visit Safari >
Preferences > AutoFill. Ensure that Credit cards is
checked, and then select the Edit button. Enter your
credit cards in the form provided to securely save them
in your keychain. If iCloud Keychain is enabled, then
this information will sync between all of your iCloud
Keychain-enabled devices.

Quick Checkout with Credit Cards

After youve saved a credit card in Safari and want to check out, click
inside of a credit card field. Safari will prompt for which saved card youd
like to enter (it will not automatically autofill
this information for security reasons). If you
have multiple cards entered, you can select
whichever one you prefer.

Mail remains primarily the same between OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks,
but a new feature allows you to find your contacts more easily.

In-Line Address Book

Mail now includes a built-in address book lookup feature in
Mavericks. Simply open the New Message window as you normally
would and notice the new plus button in the To field. Clicking it will
open your contacts, ready for you to populate the field. Clicking on
any of your contacts in this list will add that contact as a recipient.



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In OS X Tiger, Apple revolutionized the way we store our files on the Mac with Spotlight: we could store files anywhere, and with
a few clicks, could find them again. With tags in Mavericks, Apple is revolutionizing file storage again. Users can now tag files and
folders for easy search and retrieval.

Tagging Items in
the Finder
Tags are a touted feature
of Mavericks, allowing
you to tag nearly any
file across OS X for
later reference. Tagging
existing items in the
Finder is fairly easy.
Simply right-click an
item (or use the Get Info
panel) and select Tags.
In this popup, you can see
existing tags or type in
a new one to assign that
tag to the file in question.

Searching by Tags
Tags are pretty useless unless you can do things with them. One major use of
tags is searching for files containing certain tags later. To do this, open a new
Finder window and search for the tag name. In the search filter that appears,
select your tag name under the Tags heading. This will filter the results to only
files containing that tag.



Listing Files by Tags

The Finder can now show tags in the sidebar. To do so, ensure that the Recent
Tags sidebar option in Finder > Preferences > Sidebar is checked, then click on a
tag name in the sidebar to instantly jump to a listing of only the files tagged with
that specific tag.

Saving Files with Tags

New to Mavericks is the ability to save any file with specific tags
from any application that supports the standard Save feature in
OS X. (Thats every Mac App Store
application and many other apps that
are distributed through other means.)
To do this, save your file and, in the
Save dialog, enter your tag into the
Tags field beneath the Save As field.
The file will be saved and associated
with the tag that youve specified.

Using Tags with iCloud Files

Just like specifying tags for files in the Finder, you can also
specify tags in the iCloud file listing for any application
that supports iCloud. Simply open the iCloud file panel and
right-click on a file. Select Tags and then enter your tag
to associate iCloud-based files with that Tag.




With each iteration of OS X, Apple likes to squeeze as much performance out of its machines as possible through software tweaks
and performance boosts. Mavericks does not disappoint in this area. After installing, youll notice the OS is now snappier and has a
huge boost in battery performance. But Apple didnt stop there.

App Nap
App Nap is a new behind-the-scenes technology that aims to help improve your battery power
performance on your Mac laptop. It does this by sensing windows that are behind others, and
automatically slowing down the app until it switches
back into main focus. One such example is iTunes,
which will preserve power consumption by stopping
irrelevant tasks (such as playing videos) when its
window is not visible.

Compressed Memory
If you pay attention to the Activity Monitor
in Mavericks, you will notice that not only is
performance faster, but memory management is
better, as well. This is thanks to the compressed
memory technology that is built into the OS. As
more and more apps begin to run, and physical
memory becomes utilized more and more, the OS
will automatically free up memory space as you
begin to need it. Inactive (or hidden) applications
will automatically have their memory compressed,
making even more memory available for the frontmost applications.

iTunes Playback
Apple has greatly improved video playback in the version of iTunes that ships with Mavericks. Playing back videos in high
definition now utilizes 35 percent less CPU usage. You can fire up a video on battery power without worrying about the
instant energy drain.



Safari Power Save

Websites often use power-consuming plugins that can drain battery life. Adobe Flash is
one such plugin that can make for a miserable browser experience when youre running
on battery power. Fortunately, Apple has found a way to combat this drain. In Safari for
Mavericks, youll notice that instead of automatically enabling these plugins, Safari detects
and places a static preview of the content. Clicking on the preview will load the plugin and
display the
content. You
can enable or
disable this
in Safari >
> Advanced
via the box
labeled Stop
plugin-ins to
save power.

Viewing Power-Consuming Apps

OS X Mavericks includes a way to view the most power-hungry
applications currently running on your Mac. This can help you
determine which applications to quit while running on battery power.
When you feel that an application is using too much power, simply
click on the battery
menu item in the OS X
menu bar. Clicking an
app under the Apps
Using Significant
Energy heading will
open Activity Monitor
so you can view its
CPU usage.



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Multiple Displays
Lets face itmultiple displays on the Mac have been less than lackluster in previous OS versions. Apple is hoping to make it better
with Mavericks, however, and we think theyve finally succeeded. From the ability to save window state when connecting/disconnecting
displays to being able to finally handle full-screen apps separately, multiple-display functionality has definitely improved.

Changing Default
Screen for Menu Bar
With Mavericks, Apple has greatly improved
the behavior for connected displays. One such
improvement is the ability to select which external
monitor gets to display the menu bar (the top bar
that usually appears only on your primary display).
To select which display gets this treatment, navigate
to System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement.
In this screen, select which display is the primary
display by dragging the white menu bar between the
displays. New to Mavericks is that the menu bar will
appear on all displays, but will be slightly dimmed on
non-primary displays.

Changing Default Screen for Dock

Without any configuration, the Dock is automatically
available on all external displays, but its hidden by default
on everything except the primary monitor. If you wish to
access the Dock on a secondary monitor, simply bump the
edge of the screen where the Dock is configured to sit (left,
right, or bottom). The Dock will jump from the primary
screen to the requested display.

Upgraded Mission Control

Mission Control now has the ability to drag windows
from other displays, plus full-screen applications can
be dragged from one display and assigned to another.
Simply drag the applications full-screen thumbnail
from one display to another, and it will assign the fullscreen app to that display.



Multiple Display AirPlay

Previous versions of Mac OS X let you connect to an Apple TV to share your
screen, but instead of acting like a second display, it was for mirroring only.
AirPlay can now act like a second display. Connect to an Apple TV over
AirPlay and head over to System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement,
and uncheck the Mirror Display option to get a wireless, independently
controllable display. All of the standard second-display options apply to
AirPlay-connected Apple TVs.

Displays Have Separate Spaces

Spaces, the multiple-desktop environment for OS X, now
has a new feature that makes it better for external-display
users. Instead of sharing the same Spaces across multiple
monitors, each monitor can now have its own Spaces.
To enable this, navigate to System Preferences > Mission
Control and check the box labeled Displays have separate
Spaces. With this option enabled, each connected external
display will be able to independently switch to a different
Space without

Revert to Mountain Lion

Spaces Settings
Many users will undoubtedly despise the new features of
Spaces and Mission Control, but fortunately, you can revert
back to the pre-Mavericks style of dealing with Spaces.
To do so, go to System Preferences > Mission Control and
uncheck the option for Displays have separate Spaces.

Full-Screen Apps on Separate Displays

By default in Mavericks, whenever you go full-screen with an application, the effect occurs only on the
display that the app resided on. (Previously, non-utilized displays showed a blank background, wasting
precious screen real estate.) Now, each display can handle a separate full-screen application. Simply go
full-screen with the application on each display you wish to run a full-screen app on.




Calendar has lost its iconic skeuomorphic stitching and has moved into the new era of Mac and iOS applications, bringing along a cleaner
interface that also implements new features like the ability to view weather, maps, and travel time right from your appointments.

Showing Facebook Events

In OS X Mavericks, the Calendar has not only received a
physical makeover, but also a makeover in terms of the
services that it can connect with. One of those services is
Facebook. By adding your Facebook account in the System
Preferences or in Calendar > Preferences > Accounts, youll
have access to a new Calendar called Facebook Events.
Enabling this calendar in the Calendar app list sidebar means
that youll have a single place to view all of the events that
youve accepted on Facebook.

Autocomplete an Address
When adding a new event, youll notice a new dialog
that appears to accept the event information. Under
the event title, youll see a location fieldexcept this
field is different than in any other version of OS X.
When you start typing, it will automatically complete
the address using contact information stored in the
Contacts app. Continue typing the address or select
one of the addresses listed.

Add Events Travel Time

When adding an event, you now have the ability to
select a travel time for events that dont use the All
Day specifier. Events like this will show the travel
time required in the day view for the event calendar.

Viewing Map for a Calendar Event

If a calendar event has an address or location associated
with it, you will be able to view a map of the location, thanks
to the new Mapping functionality in Mavericks. Simply
double-click the calendar event in day, week, or month view
to automatically see the map. Clicking on the map will open
the Maps application with the event location zoomed in.



Continuous Scrolling in Calendar

Shifting away from its page-based look and feel, the
month view in Calendar for Mavericks implements
continuous scrolling. In month view, scroll seamlessly
between months by scrolling vertically. Scroll up to
go to the previous month, or scroll down to go to
the next month. If you use a trackpad and perform a
vertical flicking motion with two fingers, then you will
automatically scroll up or down one month.

Current Week Marker

In the month view, you may notice a red line that
runs across the calendar view for a week when
Today is shown. This bar is a current-week marker
that highlights the current week, with the current
day highlighted in a brighter color. This makes the
current week easier to spot when scrolling between
different months.

Viewing Weather for a Calendar Event

In the same Get Info panel for an event that has an associated location, you will
be able to see the temperature at the location
for the specific day(s) that the event occurs. For
future events, the high and low for the location
are presented; if the panel is shown on the day of
the event, then the current temperature will be
shown instead.



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OS X Server
Apples Server app can turn any Mavericks installation into a full-blown, fairly powerful server for websites, and nowthanks to Xcode
and software cachefor your local network and Mac/iOS devices.

Xcode Server
Xcode Server is a new component in OS X Server that lets
you connect your copy of Xcode so you can do things like
host a Git repository on your OS X server or run scheduled
builds and automated
testing. To turn on this
service, visit the Server
app > Xcode, and slide
the switch to On. Youll
be required to select
the latest version of
Xcode (requires Xcode
5 or later).

Caching Server
Caching Server 2 in OS X Mavericks Server includes new
features that let you download and deliver software updates
through the Mac App Store and the iTunes Store for faster
downloading on connected devices. To
enable these features, open the Server
app and select the Caching service in
the sidebar. From here, you can turn
on the service, learn more about how
it works, and set the size limits for the
network cache.



Not forgetting users with various abilities, Apple has improved the accessibility features in OS X. New privacy options, system-wide
captions that can be customized, and the ability to control the entire Mac with a single button can make for a better experience overall.

Accessibility Privacy Control

Applications that control your Mac for accessibility purposes used to require a
switch turned on in the Universal Access/Accessibility system preference pane. This
has now moved to System Preferences > Security > Privacy > Accessibility. It is from
here that you can enable applications to control your Mac. Many applications, such
as those that rearrange windows
for you, will require this setting
to be enabled to work.

System-wide subtitles is a new feature that lets you easily set
the style for subtitles and captions used by applications such
as iTunes, DVD player, QuickTime, and others that support
captions. Select a built-in caption style in System Preferences
> Accessibility > Captions, or create
your own by clicking on the plus
button in the list of caption styles.

Switch Control
Switch Control is a new feature of OS X accessibility that
give users with motor-control issues the ability to fully utilize
all aspects of the computer. Turning on Switch Control in
System Preferences > Accessibility > Switch Control will display
crosshairs on the screen that let you do things like select
buttons or use the keyboard by pressing only a single button (or
switch) attached to the computer.



Get More from Mavericks

Youve already got a handle on all the new features in oS X mavericks. But are you getting the
most out of it? If not, were going to fix that. BY corY BoHoN
on the previous pages, we covered the numerous new features of oS X mavericks, but theres still more to learn. the following
collection of how-to guides will help you take full advantage of top new mavericks features: iCloud Keychain, tags, maps integration,
and using Airplay as a secondary display. Well even explain how to roll back some of the changes in mavericks for those who would
prefer to have it behave more like mountain Lion. these guides are easy enough for everyone to follow, so lets get started!



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Fix Mavericks annoyances

Many users have upgraded to Mavericks from Mountain Lion with the best of intentions, but if your workflow revolved around
some of the things that changed with Mavericks, then you may be less than excited about the new features. Some of these, including full-screen apps, each display getting its own Space, and the Dock and menu bar available on multiple displays, can be tweaked
back to the way they behaved in Mountain Lion. Well show you how.

Fixing Multiple Menubars and Spaces

One of the biggest potential annoyances with Mavericks and a second
connected display is that the OS X Menubar is available on all displays, and not
just the primary one. Fortunately, Apple has included a way to turn this off,
and it fixes a second annoyance. To do this, visit System Preferences > Mission
Control, and uncheck the box labeled Displays have separate Spaces. You
may be required to log out after making this change. So, what does this change
do? Well, besides the obvious change of making each display share the Spaces
instead of giving each display its own set of Spaces, this will also remove the
Menubar from all displays except for the primary one. You can always change
this preference back to its original settings by checking this box again.

The Dashboard

Turn off App Nap

The Dashboard seems to keep hanging on after more than five

OS X iterations. While were sure it still gets used by many people,
there are a few (ourselves included) who are getting tired of
Dashboard wasting precious keyboard real estate. Heres how
to nix it from your system. Open the Terminal and type this
command, followed by the enter key:
defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean true
Follow that up with this command followed by the enter key:
killall Dock
The deed is now done, and the Dashboard will be disabled. You
can get it back by reversing the commands true statement with a
false, then killing the Dock again:
defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean false

App Nap is a brand-new feature of Mavericks that reduces

resources for apps in the background, in hopes of reducing
power consumption. However, some apps may behave poorly
with this new feature. If you notice erratic behavior from
your backgrounded apps, you can turn off App Nap on a
per-app basis by opening the Get Info panel for an app in your
folder. Here,
check the
box labeled
App Nap.

Turn off Away Notifications

Notifications in Mavericks now appear on your lock
screen to show you items that happened while
you were away. This new feature can be annoying,
especially when you open your MacBook in a meeting,
only to see multiple Justin Bieber- and Miley Cyrusrelated notifications appear on your screen.
Fortunately, you can correct this by opening
System Preferences > Notifications. Here, select an
app that supports notifications, and then uncheck
the box labeled Show notifications on lock screen.


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Keep Your iCloud KeYChain in SYnC

Mavericks and iCloud are changing the way people store their passwords and sync them across devices. For the average user
who doesnt implement 1Password or LastPass into their workflow, and doesnt need the advanced features that come with those
software packages, iCloud Keychain is the perfect companion. With iCloud Keychain, usernames saved on one machine will be
available on other Macs and iOS devices with the service turned on. Continue reading, and well show you how to turn this feature
on, and how to use it on both Macs and iOS devices alike.

What Are Keychain and iCloud Keychain?

Keychain is OS Xs built-in password manager, and (among other things) it keeps your passwords safe and secure for built-in
applications, including Safari, on both OS X and iOS. iCloud Keychain is a new feature of iCloud that enables your local Keychain on
your Mac and iOS devices to be synced through iCloud to all of your devices. In a nutshell, this means that a password saved on your
Mac will be available to your iOS devices, and vice versa.

Enabling iCloud Keychain

Enabling iCloud Keychain is a breeze. On your Mac, visit System Preferences >
iCloud, and check the box labeled Keychain. If this is your first time setting up
iCloud Keychain, you will be required to enter your iCloud password and verify
your account information. If this is the second device youve set up iCloud
Keychain on, youll be asked to verify your machine by sending an approval
request to one of your other Mac or iOS devices. Once this approval has been
granted, then the machine requesting approval will be able to sync its keychain.

Filling Passwords on the Mac

On the Mac, open Safari and ensure that the browser can fill in passwords. To do this, open Safari > Preferences (or press Command +
comma) > AutoFill, and check the box for Usernames and Passwords.
After this box has been checked, then you can add passwords by first attempting to log into a website. Safari will now ask if you wish
to save the password or not. If you choose to Save, then the password will be saved in your local OS X Keychain, and then subsequently
synced to iCloud through the iCloud Keychain sync. When you revisit the site,
you will automatically have your username and password entered into the
field(s) for you. No worrying about typing them in manually any longer.
You can look at the usernames and passwords that Safari manages for you
visiting Safari > Preferences >
Passwords. You can remove any
passwords you no longer need
Safari to manage in this section.

Filling Passwords on iOS Devices

In order to use your iCloud Keychain on your iOS devices, youll first need to turn on iCloud Keychain syncing
in iOS. To do this, visit Settings > iCloud > Keychain, and flip the switch to ON for the iCloud Keychain.
Youll be required to go through the same approval process as on the Mac side of things, or enter your
approval code manually. The approval code is the code that was created when you first set up iCloud Keychain.
To begin using your iCloud Keychain passwords, simply visit a site that stores your password in iCloud
Keychain. When you tap into the field to enter your username and password, a the keyboard toolbar will
now feature a button labeled AutoFill Password. Tapping
this button will cause your username and password to
automatically be filled in for you. If the username and
password do not yet exist in your iCloud Keychain, youll be
prompted to add them when submitting the login form.
You can tweak what automatically gets filled in by opening
Settings > Safari > Passwords & AutoFill. Here, you can choose
what contact information can be used to AutoFill, as well as
the ability to AutoFill names, passwords, and credit cards.


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Organize Files and FOlders with tags

One of the main features of OS X Mavericks is the long-awaited tagging abilities built right into the operating system. Tags are
available in all system-owned Save panels, in the iCloud file browser, and, of course, in Finder. From viewing to searching to sorting,
tags make many tasks easier. Continue reading, and well show you how to define tag meaning, tag items, and view those tagged
files with ease in Mavericks.

Tagging Files in the Finder

Defining Tag Meaning

Tagging files in the Finder is just as easy

as managing your Tags. Right-click any
file in the Finder, and select one of your
favorite tags from those listed. If you want
to create a new tag, click the Tags item
and a popover dialog will appear, letting
you specify the name of the new tag.

Tags in Mavericks reuse the methodology of

colored labels in previous generations of OS X. You
can manage all of your existing tags and assign
or rename them in Finder > Preferences (or press
Command + comma) > Tags.
Here, all of your tags will be visible. Right-click
on any tag to delete it. Deleting a tag will simply
remove that tag from a file, and will not remove the
actual file. Click on any of the tag titles to rename
the tag to a more appropriate meaning. Here, you
can also drag any of your most-used tags to the
bottom portion of the view. This will automatically
add them to the list that appears when rightclicking a file in the Finder, for easier tagging.

Viewing Tags in Finder

Tagging in a Save Dialog

Tagging can also be done while saving
in almost any application that uses the
standard OS X save dialog. When saving
a file, youll see the new tag field that lets
you specify the name of the tag. As you
start typing, your existing tags will be
filtered, and you can select any of them
from the autocompletion to have the
document tagged with that tag.


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There are a few ways to display all tagged files for

a specific tag within the Finder. Well show you two:
through search, and through the Sidebar.
Through the search bar, type in the name of the tag
that you wish to view the files for, then select the tag
that appears in the autocompletion drop-down. All files
for that specific tag will be shown in the search results.
You can also view your most recent tags from the
Finder sidebar by first enabling the feature by going
to Finder > Preferences > Sidebar, and checking the
box labeled, Recent Tags. Your most recent tags will
appear in the Finder sidebar, and selecting one of them
will display all of the files associated with that tag.

Searching with Tags

To find tagged files via Spotlight,
enter a search term for the item
that youre looking for, then
type tag:tagname, replacing
tagname with the tag you wish to
filter using. For example, if we were
looking for a file named myfile
tagged with the mytag tag, youd
type the following into Spotlight:
myfile tag:mytag
Spotlight would then search
through all of the files tagged
mytag with the search term

Integrate Maps Into Your WorkfloW

One of the most touted features of Mavericks is the ability to use the Maps application throughout the OS to do things like add maps to
Calendars, get directions, and even search for local points of interest. But some of the things Apple didnt go into detail on were the ability to view your maps with flyover data, view localized weather information in the calendar, print directions, and also send maps and directions to your iOS devices for viewing (or navigating) later. Continue reading, and well show you how to do these things and much more.

Getting Directions with Maps

Printing Directions

To get directions with Maps, open

the application and either tap on the
Directions button in the Toolbar, or press
Command + R. When you do this, a side
panel will appear to the right inside of the
Maps application. Usually, the starting
location will be your current location, but
you can specify a starting point by typing
in the address. Specify an end location
and press enter; youll be given the most
direct route with driving directions.
By pressing the walking button,
you can get walking directions, as well.
If multiple routes are available, you
can click on the time that appears to
switch to that route. Clicking each of
the directions in the sidebar will zoom in
the map to that point, giving you more
detailed information about the turn.

You can print two detailed maps, and

the waypoint information for turn-byturn directions so that you can use it to
navigate in your car or to have a paper
backup for your GPS. To do this, just
open the directions view (Command +
R), get directions for a start and end
location, and then press the Command +
P keys (or go to File > Print) to print a set
of pages that include two half-page maps
and the turn-by-turn directions.
If you prefer a PDF instead, then choose
File > Export PDF. Youll be prompted to
choose a save location for the PDF.

Sending Directions and Maps to iOS

Lets say youre looking up directions on your Mac and want
to view the same directions on your iOS device, but dont want
to go through the hassle of typing it into your iOS device. Well,
fortunately, Apple has you covered here in Mavericks.
Whenever you wish to send the current view of Maps to
your iOS device, simply press the share button in the toolbar
and select your iOS device. You can also go to File > Share >
Send to [iOS Device Name].
Using the power of
iCloud, your iOS device will
receive a push notification
alerting you that a new
Map is available to view
from your Mac. Opening
the Maps app will display
the same view that was
shown on your Mac.

Viewing and Navigating

with Flyover
Flyover is Apples 3D map view that
gives you real 3D photos of supported
cities. To use the Flyover view, open
the Maps application, and navigate to a
supported city (well use San Franciscos
downtown area for this example).
Once zoomed into the city, select the
Flyover button in the toolbar (or press
Command + 0) to show the flyover view.
In this view, you can pan around the
map using two fingers on your trackpad
or by clicking and dragging. You can
adjust the horizon and angle by clicking,
holding, and dragging around on the
compass that appears in the lower righthand corner of the screen.

Getting Travel Time Estimates in Calendar

The Calendar application can now figure in
your travel time when creating a new event.
To do this, open the Calendar app and
create an event as you normally would.
When you type in a location and select the
Travel Time drop-down menu, Calendar will
use the Maps integration and automatically
calculate the driving time for you. This will be
added to the events total time required.

View Weather and Maps

in Calendar
When you create a Calendar event that
has a location, the info panel for that event
will display a small map of the location, and
the projected high and low temperatures
for the scheduled day of the event.



Use AirPlAy As A second disPlAy

One of the surprising and very nice changes Apple made to OS X was the ability to use an AirPlay device as a second display for
your Mac. All Macs that supported AirPlay mirroring in OS X Mountain Lion have the ability to use AirPlay as a second display in
Mavericks. In this article, well show you how to use the AirPlay second display feature, as well as configure additional options like
changing where the audio comes from and the size of the secondary display.

Enabling AirPlay Second Display

Changing the Audio Output

To enable a second display over AirPlay, you first

need to be connected to the same network as
your Apple TV. Next, open System Preferences
> Displays, and select your Apple TV from the
AirPlay Display drop-down menu.
Once you do this, your display may flash as the
second display connection is acquired, and the
Apple TV takes over as the second display. If the
displays are mirrored, then you can correct this by
opening the Arrangement tab in System Preferences
> Displays, and ensuring that the Mirror Displays
checkbox is unchecked. In this same Arrangement
tab, you move around the displays in the pane to
ensure that they are positioned correctly, relative
to your physical space: usually side-by-side, or topdown. The primary display is denoted here by the
Menu bar on the display. The arrangement helps
with being able to drag windows from one display
to the next: you drag from the primary display to
the secondary display (and vice versa) by dragging
across the adjoining sides of the display.

By default, when you are connected to an AirPlay display, your system

(and other) audio is automatically played through the AirPlay connection
instead of locally. If you wish to change this, then open System
Preferences > Sound > Output.
Here, ensure that the selected output source is the one that you wish
to play the audio through. While here, select the Sound Effects tab and
ensure that Selected Sound Output Device is selected for the Play
sound effects through option. This will ensure that all sound effects are
always played through the device that is selected in the Output tab.

Changing the Display Size

Just like any other external display, you can change the resolution of the
external AirPlay display by visiting System Preferences > Displays.
When you do this, a configuration window will appear for each display.
On the Display tab, you will be able to select the resolution that works best
for you: Best for display will ensure that the highest possible resolution
for the selected Apple TV will be used; Scaled will let you choose the
display size that works for you. The Scaled option will let you choose a
resolution that
works best for
your device if
the Best for
display option
isnt working
to your liking.


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iOS 7 is a whole lot different from iOS 6, but our tips
will help you navigate the changes like a pro
by Michael SiMon



ven if you have loads of experience with previous versions

of iOS, nothing can really prepare you for the shock of iOS 7.
While the foundation may be the sameneat rows of square
app icons that launch with just a tapvirtually everything else is
different, and it can take a while to absorb it all.
But aside from the obvious visual changesa new set of minimal
icons, brighter colors, and lighter fonts freshening up the somewhat
stale springboardiOS 7 brings much more to our iPhones than
a simple face-lift. Even if Jony Ive hadnt had his way with the
interface, there would still be more than enough new features to
make it one of the most significant upgrades weve ever seen.
Youll find surprises hiding around every corner. There are major
changes you cant miss and subtle enhancements that you might
overlook, but somewhere along the way youll find yourself tripping over
a new feature or gesture. Fortunately, weve scoured every pixel in iOS 7
to bring you all the tips and tricks you need to become an expert.




Notification Center/Control Center

The Notification Center has gotten a whole lot smarter in iOS 7, but were
even more excited about the Control Centers palette of shortcuts

Whats Happening?
Notification Center in iOS 7 is more than just
alertseach day it will let you know whats going
on in your life and in the world. But how much or
how little is displayed is entirely up to you. Just
head over to the Notification Center settings to
toggle what you want to see.

Let There Be Light

The Control Center (accessed by swiping up on your home
screen or lock screen) is filled with goodies that needed
several taps and swipes in iOS 6, but one of the icons is
entirely new: the flashlight. Were not sure why it took six
years for Apple to add such basic functionality, but were
happy to see it. Now, if only we hadnt bought so many
different flashlight apps over the years.

Total Control
We all know that swiping down from the top of the screen
brings up the Notification Center, but Apple has added a set
of options to the bottom of the screen, too. Just swipe up and
youll reveal the Control Center, a quick-access panel with a
bevy of shortcuts to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Airplay settings, to
name but a few.



Lock It Down

Stay Alert

Most of us are thrilled to be able to

access the Notification Center and
Control Center from the lock screen,
but if youd like to turn them off,
theres a slider located in each of
their respective settings.

The Notification Center doesnt

just look different in iOS 7its
better organized, too. New tabs
automatically sort your alerts into
whats happening today and what
you missed, or you can check out
everything at once like before.
Clearing things still needs precision
tapping on a little X, though.

Across the Board

Its always been a pain to have to
clear notifications on all of our
devices, and Apples finally done
something about it. Now, when
you read a message on your
iPhone, itll get rid of any stray
alerts and badges on your other
devices, such as an iPad or a Mac.




Siri is finally ready for its close-up in iOS 7, graduating from
beta mode and gaining a wealth of new knowledge


Bright Idea

Hands-Free Wiki

Trend Setter

The Control Center makes it easier

than ever to adjust the brightness
on our displays, but if youre
looking for a slightly less hands-on
way, you can ask Siri to do it for
you. You wont get the fine-tuning
that the slider gives you, but if
you need things to be about 25
percent brighter or darker, Siri can
help you out.

Since most of our web searches end

up on Wikipedia anyway, Siri has
learned to respond to the command,
Search Wikipedia for But if you
want to make sure the answers are
right, you should probably stick with
Wolfram Alpha.

Slowly but surely, Siri is becoming

the personal assistant we were
promised with the iPhone 4S. Along
with a great new interface and a
more refined voice, Siri can now tell
you whats happening on Twitter.
So youll know just how people feel
about the latest iOS 7 update.


Language Barrier

Play It Again

Before iOS 7, you had to add phonetic

names if you wanted Siri to understand
less-than-common handles. Now
itll attempt to learn those hard-topronounce names. Just say, Thats
not how you pronounce so-and-so and
Siri will attempt to learn, listening to
how you say the name and taking a few
stabs at getting it right.

Along with playing any song in your

music library, Siri can also play
iTunes Radio stations. Just tell it
what youre in the mood for and
it will automatically tune to the
right station. And itll even tell you
whats playing.

Bada Bing

Macho Man

Another major OS update, another

major slight to Google. This time, Apple
has kicked Google out as Siris default
search engine, telling it to favor Bing
results instead. While theres no way
to change it, if you tell Siri to search
Google instead, it will gladly shoot you
over to Safari to check out the results.

The classic Siri voice might sound a

bit more natural in iOS 7, but Apples
also given its personal assistant a new
gender option. Just head over to the
Siri settings and youll find an option
to choose between a female or male
voice. Just dont expect the jokes to
be any funnier.




If youre finding it a little tricky to get around in iOS 7, youre not alone. Apple
has moved a bunch of things around, but we think youll like what theyve done

Search Engine

Swipe Back

The odd placement

of spotlight search in
iOS 6to the left of
the first home screen
made it less than ideal.
Now, its available
anywhere with a simple
swipe down from the
center of the screen. To
get rid of it, tap twice or
swipe up.

There are still buttons whenever you

need them, but iOS 7 brings a universal
back gesture to apps, just like the one
our Android friends have been rubbing in
our faces. Just swipe from the left side
of the screen in Safari, Mail, Settings,
and any other supported app, and youll
save your thumb a bit of stretching.

Kill Switch
Apple has implemented an entirely new way to multitask in iOS 7. While you
still double-tap the home button to bring up your open apps, the method of
browsing them has changed completely, as has the way to quit them. Instead
of tapping those
little Xs, just find
the problem app
and swipe up.

How many times
have you been
playing a game, only
to be interrupted
for three critical
seconds by the
notification banner
at the top of the
screen? Now you
can just flick it away.



Full Circle
New animations can be found all over iOS 7,
and installing or updating apps is no exception.
Instead of the little blue loading bar, a white,
semi-transparent circle fills in to show the
installation progress. And for a brief moment,
youll even get to see Jony Ives icon grid.

Expanding Files

Double Kill Switch

If you have a lot of apps, you have a lot of folders, but in iOS 7, you wont
have to fill quite so many of them. Apple still doesnt allow nested folders,
but it has lifted the absurd 12- and 16-app
limits, letting you fill them with apps to
your hearts
content. You
can only see
nine at a
time, though,
so youll be
doing a lot
of swiping
to change

Multitasking always kind of worked in

landscape mode, and thats still the
case in iOS 7. When youre running an
app in landscape mode, double-tapping
the home button brings up a horizontal
app switcher that turns everything
sideways. It also makes it easy to kill
two apps at once by swiping them
away simultaneously.

Up, Up, and Away

Our iPhones already have accelerometers, magnetometers,
and gyroscopic sensors, but you wont need to buy an
iPhone 5s to enjoy this one. Apple has built an inclinometer
into iOS 7, so all of those App Store pedometers will be able
to track your elevation, too. Apples even added a level to
its much-improved Compass app to celebrate.




Apple has revamped all of its stock apps, but the new look of its browser is
our favorite, combining form and function into a stunning interface

Cloudy Vision
If youre looking for your iCloud
tabs, you can find them at the
bottom of the tab view in Safari,
which makes much more sense
when you think about it.

Hide and Seek

Searching in Safari has gotten a whole lot smarter and easier. Gone is the
separate Google field; the address bar now doubles as a unified search bar
that pulls results from the web, your bookmarks, and even your search
history in a neat, scrollable list. Live results show as you type, making it
even quicker to get to where you need to go.



Favorite Places
Dont be alarmed if your bookmarks look
a little out of place in Safari. Apples
streamlined the process a bit, moving what
was in your Bookmarks Bar and Bookmarks
Menu to Favorites. Youll also find a list of
favorites whenever you open a new tab.

Tubular Tabs

Password, Please

Safaris new carousel of tabs looks cool, plus its also very
functional. Not only can you see a preview of every page in an
instant, you can quickly close any tab with a swipe to the left. It sure
beats trying to tap another little X.

The new iCloud Keychain promises to

do a nice job of syncing and encrypting
our sensitive data across all our devices.
Furthermore, Safari can generate a random,
virtually impenetrable password for you.
Anytime you have a new password field to fill
in, Safari will suggest a random password for
you, making it that much harder for hackers
to crack it. And if youre using Mavericks, itll
be synced back to your Mac.

Linked In
Safaris gotten more than a facelift in iOS 7. Along with fancy new
tabs and a smarter search bar, Apple has added a shared links list
designated by an @ symbolthat scours your Twitter timeline for
pictures and articles and gathers them all in one place for easy reading.




Safari (continued)
Put It on My Tab

Read All About It

Safaris eight-window limit on our

iPhones has always been a bit of a drag,
but thats no longer an issue in iOS 7.
With the new scrolling interface comes
a higher cap on tabsthree times
higher, in fact. Now you can have 24
open at once, just like on the iPad.

Apple introduced its own Pocketstyle viewing mode way back in iOS
5, and since then its been accessible
through a Reader button to the
right of the address bar. Its still
there in iOS 7, but the minimal look
precludes such an inelegant solution.
You can find it in the left corner;
just tap the icon that looks like a
paragraph to get rid of all the noise.

Down and Up
Safaris new back gesture makes
it easier than ever to navigate, but
sometimes you need the comfort of the
tab bar. Once you start scrolling in iOS
7s Safari, it disappears for maximum
viewing, but to get it back, just scroll up.



Restricted Area

Key Ring

Most of us dont bother with it too

much, but Apple offers myriad ways
to filter content on our phones, from
explicit song lyrics to mature apps.
Now you can add websites to the mix.
If enabled, Safari in iOS 7 will try to
limit adult content as you browse, or
you can add specific sites you want to
keep away from your kids.

Safari has always been able to remember

our user names and passwords after
the first time we enter them, but iCloud
Keychain takes it to a whole new level. Now,
the passwords, credit card numbers, and
personal contact information we store on
our Macs will be automatically synced with
our iOS 7 devices, saving us all that time we
used to spend resetting them.

Ad It Up
As long as were using connected devices, were never going to
completely free ourselves of prying eyes looking to sell us things we
dont want, but Apple at
least allows us to lessen their
visibility in iOS 7. Over in the
Privacy settings, youll find
a toggle to limit ad tracking,
and in Safari, theres a do
not track button. Well wait
while you go turn them on.




Music/iTunes Radio
iOS 7 lets you rock out with your iPhone even if you dont have
a single song stored in your library

Tune In

Get Into the Groove

iOS 7 introduces Apples Pandora

and Google Play Music All Access
competitora streaming, personalized
music service called iTunes Radio. But
theres no standalone app for it; instead
youll find it wrapped into Music. Just
tap on Radio in the tab bar.

Unless you happen to have the same taste

as Apples developers, youre probably going
to want to customize iTunes Radio to your
own musical preferences. Simply tap the plus
symbol to add a new station, and you can
either choose a genre or search for an artist
or song to build your station around.

Keep It Clean
If you have kids in the car,
the last thing you need is for
Jay-Zs Holy Grail to start
filling their ears with words
they shouldnt be hearing.
Hit the info button on the
Now Playing screen and
youll find an option to turn
off explicit tracks.

Faster Fast-Forward
The lock screen has been significantly
enhanced in iOS 7, from the Control
Center to the swipe-anywhere-to-unlock
gesture. One of the best subtle changes
is the ability to scrub through songs,
which was previously an iPad-only
feature. And theres no more need to
double-tap the home button either, which
we never really understood.



Now Hear This

History of Rock

If you create a killer station that your friends just have to hear,
you can easily send it to them. Just tap the info button and select
Share Station to email, text, or tweet it.

Apple gives you the option to purchase any song

you hear while listening to iTunes Radio, but if
youre on the go, you might not be able to get
there in time. Fear notApple keeps a record of
everything youve listened to, so you can go back
and buy when its more convenient.

Thumbs Up
Like Pandora, iTunes Radio will learn what you like and dont like as you
listen to it. But instead of a ratings system, you can tell iTunes exactly
how you feel about the selection thats playing. Just tap the star button
and youll see options for playing similar songs or, our favorite feature,
never playing the song again.




App Store
Even if you arent using the iPhone 5ss fingerprint sensor to confirm
purchases, youll find the App Store experience is greatly enhanced in iOS 7

Popular Near Me

Shop and Save

If youre in the mood to discover a few new apps,

you can either check the top chartswhich havent
changedor tap the Near Me tab and browse
through apps that are popular with people in your
zip code. Its a little creepy, sure, but it just might
help you find a hidden gem.

We do an awful lot of window shopping in the App Storereally,

how many camera apps can we download?and were constantly
emailing ourselves and making lists of apps we might want to check
out down the road. Now we can save them right in the store, with
Apples Add to Wish List option. Sadly, it doesnt work for free apps.

Feeling Blue
When you download a new app,
you wont see a New banner in
the right corner anymore. Instead,
Apple keeps things minimal in iOS
7 and marks unopened apps with
tiny blue dots.



Kidding Around
Its hard to believe its taken six years
for this, but kids finally have their own
dedicated section of the App Store in iOS
7. Three age ranges5 and under, 68,
and 911will help developers pinpoint
their audience, and one-stop shopping will
help parents quickly find apps to calm their
restless little ones.

Easy Money
Weve been able to use the iSight camera
on our Macs to redeem gift cards since last
years release of iTunes 11, but it always
seemed to make a lot more sense as an iOS
feature. Now, it is one. Just hold up your
iPhones camera to the code and youll save
about 45 seconds of aggravation.




Theres no secret hidden customization screen, but Apple has added a mess of
new settings to give us even more control over what we seeand who sees us

Stop, Look, and Listen

Apple wont let our apps access our photo library or contacts without
our permission, but in iOS 7, its taken security one step further.
Now, when an app needs to use your iPhones microphone for the
first time, a dialogue box will ask for your permission. You can toggle
permission on or off in the Privacy > Microphone page.

Bigger Is Better
We were previously able to increase
the size of the text in Calendar,
Contacts, Mail, Messages, and Notes,
but a new dynamic-type option
will let other apps support resized
text, too. Just drag the slider and
give your eyes a rest. Its located in
Settings > General > Accessibility.

Call and Response

Even if were wearing a headset, there are times when
we want to answer calls with our handset, and iOS 7
has an easy way to do it. In the Accessibility settings,
you can automatically route your incoming calls to your
handset or your speaker instead of telling someone to
hold on while you change the source.



Save Your Data

Apple has always given us some control
over which of its apps have license to eat
into our pricey data plans, but iOS 7 takes
it to the next level. Now that apps have
been granted far greater background
permission, Apple lets you use the
Cellular settings page to choose which are
important enough to use your precious
cellular gigabytes and which should wait
for a Wi-Fi connection.

Do Not Call
Youll still have to contact
your carrier with any serious
concerns, but Apple has given
you the ability to block any
number in iOS 7. Just check
the info of any of your recent
calls or contacts, then scroll to
the bottom of the page and tap
Block this caller. Of course,
by block, we really mean send
straight to voicemail, but we
could definitely see how it might
come in handy.




Settings (continued)


Heads Up

Refreshing Change

Private Eye

Our iPhones can do so many amazing

things we never thought possible, and
Apple has added one more to that
list with iOS 7s new Switch Control
function. While most of us wont be
using it very often, it allows the screen
to be controlled by head movements
for those with limited control of their
hands. Head over to the Accessibility
settings to turn it on.

With iOS 7, developers finally have

unbridled access to multitasking,
allowing any app to update its content
throughout the day. That is, if we let
them. Whenever you install an app,
youll be able to turn off that ability
via the General > Background App
Refresh settingsbut you probably
wont want to.

Prior to iOS 7, VPN connections were

either on or off, meaning any app
that used one was given access. Now,
Apple is going to grant access on an appby-app basis, giving businesses and their
employees a bit more peace of mind. Go
to General > VPN to make adjustments.


Bold and Beautiful

The fonts in iOS 7 are a whole lot
lighter and skinnier than the ones
weve grown accustomed to over the
years, but if youre having a hard time
getting used to them, you can give
them a little weight. In the Accessibility
setting youll find a Bold Text
setting. Switch it on and the fonts will
stand out just a bit more.

Down with Updates

Its something weve wanted
since the first badge appeared
on the App Store icon: Apple has
finally allowed for background
updates in iOS 7. Of course, if
you still want to update your
apps manually, you can turn it
off in the App Store settings.




Settings (continued)

Animations are big in iOS 7, so it
only makes sense that Apple has
added a little movement via dynamic
backgrounds. Access them by going into
Wallpapers & Brightness, then selecting
either your lock screen or your home
screen, then tap the Dynamic set.
There are just a few 5c-inspired shades
of floating bubbles to choose from at
present, but were hoping that Apple
gives us more in future updates.

Whats the Frequency?

We already know that our iPhones are tracking our every move, but in iOS 7, Apple is
kind enough to show us how. Buried in the Privacy > Location Services settings youll find
the Frequent Locations tab (inside System Services). Open it and Apple will show you
a map of all the places you frequent, which it uses to provide useful location-related
information. But dont worryif you find it too creepy, you can always turn it off.



Stop Motion
If youre prone to motion sickness,
Apples parallax wallpapers and
interface animations might make
you a little queasy. Hidden in the
Accessibility settings is a way to turn
off all that constant movement and
help your eyes focus a bit better.

Block Party
If your long-distance significant other is hitting you up on FaceTime around the clock,
iOS 7 understands just how awkward it can be to explain why you declined their call.
If you need a little alone time, Apple lets you block any FaceTime caller, too, so the
person on the other end will just think theres a connection problem.

Sing a New Song

The mellifluous Marimba tone may be
forever linked to the iPhone, but Apple
has officially retired it as the default
ringtone. Actually, theres a whole new
library of ringtones and alerts built into
iOS 7, but if you want to be nostalgic, you
can find them all hiding at the bottom of
the list under Classic.




Apples Maps app is no joke in iOS 7, whether youre behind
the wheel or pounding the pavement

Location, Location,
Maps is a whole lot better in iOS 7
than it was when iOS 6 landedso
much so that we might actually start
using it to get places. One of the best
new features is bookmark syncing,
which makes sure all of your devices
have access to your favorite places.
And this time around, it might even
get you there.

Night and Day

If you need help getting somewhere
after the sun goes down, Maps will
automatically switch to a dark theme to
make it easier on the eyes. Of course,
with turn-by-turn directions we wont
actually be looking at the screen, but
its still a nice touch.



Walk This Way

For some reason, Apple denied walkers
access to guided voice directions in
iOS 6, forcing us to swipe through each
turn to get to our destination. In iOS 7,
we can keep our heads up and listen.

Are We There Yet?

Apples Maps has come a long way from its melting, sketchy beginnings,
and its only gotten better in iOS 7. Head over to settings and you can
select your preferred method of transportation, so Maps will know whether
to default to walking or driving directions.

Speak Up
Speaking of directions, you can now
change the volume of your Maps
navigator or turn her off completely in
settings. If only we had a switch like
that for the kids in the backseat.




Apple has added a ton of features for amateur photographers in iOS 7,
especially ones who like square photos and preset filters

Short and Sweet

No longer are videos excluded from our Photo Streams. In iOS 7, anything we shoot is
instantly shared to all of our devices and can be published for our friends to see. But
theres a catchanything longer than five minutes must be trimmed before its added
to the cloud. Long concert recitals still need to be synced the old-fashioned way.

Stay Focused
If youre taking pictures in landscape mode, focusing can be a bit of pain,
requiring some hand gymnastics if you want to keep your finger on the shutter.
In iOS 7, Apple has incorporated auto focus into the volume up button. Just
hold it down for a second and your picture will sharpen before it snaps.

Live Filters
The Camera app looks a whole lot
different, but it mostly does the same
stuff, save for two additions: a square
option and nine live filters. Were no
longer impressed with sepia-toned
photos, but its about time.



Straight Shooter

Sound Advice

Apple axed the options menu in Camera to keep things

nice and minimal, but it hasnt removed any of its
functions; most things have just been moved around.
To get the grid back, head over to the Photos & Camera
settings and toggle it back on.

Speaking of landscape mode, Apple now lets you use the down
volume button to take pictures, too. So now you really have no
excuse for missing the shot.

Now You See Me

Zoom Zoom

Photos in iOS 7 has gotten the same makeover as Apples

other stock apps, with a few fun additions. In iOS 7, your Photo
Library is smartly divided by date and location into Moments,
Collections, and Years, but as the sections get larger, the
thumbnails get smaller and smaller. Just long-press on one
of the tiny images
to get a larger
preview, and move
your finger around
to see others.

Our iPhones are great for taking photos, but shooting

video has always been a bit bare-bones. Apple has
taken some steps to rectify that in iOS 7 with two
important features: live zooming and still image
capture. As if we needed any more reasons to leave
our video cameras at home.




Its always been easy to share photos and videos with our iPhones,
but iOS 7 takes it to a whole new level

The More the Merrier

Along with the usual Facebook
and Twitter, Apple has also added
Flickr for photo sharing and Vimeo
for videos. Its as easy as youd
expectjust head over to settings,
sign in, and youre good to go.

Set Boundaries
Unless you want strangers sending
you pics on the street, you might want
to set limits on Airdrop. Head over to
the Control Center and tap the Airdrop
button to restrict your sharing to your
contacts, or turn it off altogether.



Share and Share Alike

Sharing photos has gotten a whole lot easier in
iOS 7 with Airdrop, but Apple hasnt forgotten
about shared photo streams. You can invite
people as before, but now family and friends
can add their own picsand videosto the
album, too, along with their comments and
likes. And a handy new activity view shows
exactly whos been uploading what.

Special Delivery
If youre constantly texting and
emailing your friends with photos and
videos you just took of them from
across the room, Airdrop is going to
make your life a whole lot easier. In
the iOS 7 sharing menu, youll find a
new Airdrop option, which shows you
any iPhone users nearby who can
accept your delivery. But dont overdo
itthey can always decline your gift.




Apples Other Apps

Every single app in Apples arsenal has gotten the iOS 7 treatment,
but were mostly interested in the new things they can do

Alone at Last
Apple has always had a standalone
FaceTime app for iPod touches and iPads,
but iOS 7 will bring it to the iPhone for the
first time. So, now youll know exactly how
many times the grandparents called while
you were away.

Clear and Bright

Apples new Weather app looks a whole lot different
in iOS 7, but it functions mostly as you remember,
with a few exceptions: tap the temperature to get
more detailed results, swipe left on the hourly
forecast to see the rest of the day, and pinch to
return to the main screen.



Got the Time?

Get Smart

Messages has always kept a decent record of when we start our

conversations, and the main window in iOS 7 does the same,
marking strategic messages with the date and time. But if you
want to see when each text was sent and received, simply swipe
to the left to reveal a time stamp for every bubble.

Theyre not quite as powerful as the ones in OS X, but

iOS 7 has made its mailboxes just a little smarter. Along
with VIP, Mail will automatically sort your messages
into the Flagged, Unread, To or CC, and Attachments
folders. Theyre turned off by default, though, so youll
have to tap the edit button to find them.

Day Tripper
Calendar looks nothing like its predecessor,
but you wont find many new features to
play with. Everythings mostly been given
a flat, bleached look with subtle splashes
of red. You might have a hard time finding
the agenda view, however. Just tap the
magnifying glass to get a list of all of your
upcoming appointments.




Apples Other Apps (continued)

More Time, Less Face

Tucked Away
You can now hide the Newsstand away
in a folder. Let us rejoice and be glad.

FaceTime has brought us that much closer to our friends and relatives, but
sometimes we just dont want people to see us. With iOS 7, Apple will essentially
offer its own version of voice over IP (VoIP), taking the FaceTime concept but
eliminating the video. Wait, so, shouldnt it be called EarTime?

Marker in the Sand

Its been with us since the beginning, but iOS 7 marks the end of Marker
Felt and Noteworthy as font options in Notes. Now the only available font
is the iOS 7-standard Helvetica.



Point the Way

We never used the Compass
much before, but its gotten a
snazzy makeover in iOS 7, with
better directional accuracy and
a super-minimal design. Plus it
has a built-in level and the best
of the new icon set. Honestly, if
it was a buck in the App Store,
wed happily buy it.

Pass It On
Passbook was the surprise killer
feature of iOS 6, and Apples made
it even better in iOS 7. You can still
import passes through apps and
websites, of course, but now you can
scan codes, too, using you camera.
Also, you can quickly share your
passes via email or text without
leaving the app.




Apples Other Apps (continued)

Scrolling Along
We always hated tapping the tiny triangle
to get to the next month in previous
versions of Calendarespecially when
we wanted to check out a date happening
sometime next year. Now, Calendar
supports continuous scrolling, so if you
want to see what day Christmas falls on in
2027, it wont require 171 taps.

Quick Pic
Before iOS 7, if we wanted to share
an image in Messages, we needed
to save it to our camera roll first
and then resend it as a new pic.
Now, you can forward images with
just a tapsimply open the pic and
click the share button.



All or Nothing
Wait, have we really been waiting six
years for this? Tap edit in iOS 7 Mail
and youll finally see the option weve
wanted since we heard the first newmail ding on our first iPhones: Mark All.

Lock and Key Code

Apples Find My iPhone app
has helped locate countless
lost and stolen iPhones around
the globe, but it hasnt done
much to deter thieves. But iOS
7 might. Thanks to Apples new
Activation Lock feature, which
is activated automatically when
you enable Find My iPhone,
stolen and erased iPhones
wont be able to be reactivated
without punching in the victims
iCloud password first.



Enhance your iOS 7 experience with some excellent
replacements for Apples default apps
by Michael SiMon and andrew hayward



ou have iOS 7. Youve learned about its new functions.

So whats next? Its time to get some new apps.
Developers continue to be hard at work on apps that
are often as good asif not better thanApples built-in
options, and many of them have been recently redesigned to
mesh nicely with iOS 7, both in terms of looks and features.
You could say that Apples apps are like old friendseven
when we go months without communicating with them, they
never forget about us, and we can always pick up right where
we left off without any hard feelingsbut like some of our
friends, Apples apps havent really matured all that much as
theyve gotten older. They may look better than they did, but
most of the ones we use every day are just as frustrating as
they were in the early days: Notes hasnt gained any formatting

or photo-clipping options. Mail still doesnt allow rules or junk

filtering. Weather cant show us live radar. Clock still relies on
dials to set alarms. And with the iOS 7 overhaul, things that we
liked about the old versions have been shifted around, and some
of our favorite featureswere looking at you, Calendarhave
been axed in the name of simplicity.
Thankfully, there are plenty of options. Ever since Apple
handed them an SDK, developers have been delivering
calculators, browsers, and cameras that bring powerful features
and fresh new designs that mesh with Apples ever-evolving
guidelines. Of course, with over a million apps to sort through,
it can be hard to find the best ones, but weve helped narrow
things down for you. So, go grab an iTunes gift card and get
ready to give yourself an app upgrade.



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One of the best-kept browser secrets only got better with iOS 7.
not only is there a fresh, minimal interface that gives websites
room to breathe, but
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Mobile also brings a slew
of advanced technologies
that leave Safari in
its dust. Color-coded
bookmarks make it easy
to check your favorite
sites, and a revolving
news feed keeps you
up-to-date on current
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tab switching, advanced
gestures, and quick
clipboard searching and
youve got one powerful
mobile browserbut
honestly, it had us at the
wavy progress bar.

apple cleaned up its notes app for iOS 7, but its still as basic as
it gets. Write might not have needed quite so much polish, but
youll immediately feel the work put in to make it ready for iOS 7,
starting with the Cloudy
White and Space Gray
themes designed to match
apples new hardware.
vivid transitions and subtle
transparencies make the
interface a joy to behold,
and an abundance of
sharing and editing options
make notes seem like a toy.
a slick cursor mode lets you
navigate text quickly while
an innovative pull gesture
makes it easy to keep your
files in sync across Dropbox
or iCloud. and if youre
feeling nostalgic, you can
even write in Marker Felt.

Instead of Calendar...

Instead of remInders...

Fantastical 2


$4.99, iPhOne

$9.99, UniverSal

Fantastical has long been our favorite Calendar replacement,

and its only gotten better in iOS 7. The developers might not
have reinvented the wheel, but thats only because it didnt need
reinventing. The brighter,
refreshed interface keeps
navigation mostly the
same, with the patented
DayTicker still running
the show. a smarter
keyboard makes it easier
than ever to input events,
and expanded event
details ensure youll never
miss an appointment (or
get lost along the way).
location-aware alerts and
integration with reminders
are welcome additions, and
were not sure how, but
the killer natural-language
engine has gotten even
better. Simply fantastic.


Instead of notes...


if youre looking for more color in your to-do app, you wont
find it here, but if you need something more powerful and
versatile than reminders, Gneo is the app for you. a stunning
iOS 7 design with an
elegant, meticulous
interface, Gneo is
everything you want
from a to-do app: smart
gestures, robust features,
and unique navigation,
all built around effective
organization and
management of your
lists. Tight integration
with Calendar lets
you work around your
appointments with ease
while a tremendous
attention to detail helps
prioritize your tasks. now,
if only we could figure out
what the name means.
Instead of MaIl...

Dispatch: Action-Based Email

$4.99, iPhonE

We spend a lot of time with our emails each day, and Dispatch makes it
effortless to send and share anything in our inboxes. one of the few clients
to support both Gmail and iCloud, Dispatchs neat, minimal interface puts the
focus squarely on your messages, with convenient tabs to filter unread emails
and a unified inbox that keeps all of your correspondences in one place, no
matter where they were sent. Customizable text snippets mean you wont
spend time typing the same line over and over again, and a robust action menu
makes it easy to schedule appointments and to-dos in your favorite apps
even if theyre not made by Apple.

instead of Camera...
Do you plan to take videos, or are you more interested in stills? Theres not necessarily a
one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to upgrading your camera app.
for stIlls...

ProCamera 7
$2.99, iPhonE

Even with nine new filters and a quick-shooting burst mode,

Apples Camera app isnt exactly a photographers dream.
Procamera 7 is. Cocologics wasnt content to just strip
away ornamentation and flatten a few menus; with the
latest version, Procamera brings a slew of new features and
simpler navigation for iPhones running iOS 7. A new Control
Panel puts expert shooting modes and advanced controls
at your fingertips so you wont miss a single shot, while
robust editing tools will turn any amateur shutterbug into a
professional photographerand leave Camera in the dark.

for vIdeos...

Spark Camera
$1.99, iPhonE

Even if you just use Camera to snap stills, Sparks

gorgeous interface and a refreshingly unique take on
videos might inspire you to start shooting some moving
pictures. Its not just the minimal design and unobtrusive
menus that make it one of the easiest recording apps
weve ever usedSpark embraces the speed and
simplicity of Vine and Instagram with a fun and intuitive
method for capturing video. The 30-second limit might be a
turnoff to some, but one-swipe filters, integration with your
music library, and in-app editing give you enormous control
over your final product. Besides, as they say, brevity is wit.



upgrade your apps

Instead of Weather...

Weather Line

Shares 2

$2.99, iPhone

$2.99, iPhone

Meteorology apps have been experimenting with their interfaces

for years, but weve never seen anything quite like Weather Line.
Part forecaster, part
record keeper, the apps
inspired interface is kind
of like an interactive
infographic, using clean
lines and simple icons to
chart daily, weekly, and
monthly weather trends.
A precipitation predictor
lets you know how soon
youll need to open your
umbrella, and severe
weather warnings will
alert you to any major
storms on the horizon.
But mostly youll like
running your fingers over
the temperature graphs
to get a perfect picture
of your dayeven if its
not so perfect outside.

The Apple Stocks app does a perfectly fine job keeping up

with the market swings, but if youre a bit more serious about
investing, let Shares 2 be your broker. An ioS 7 overhaul
brought a fresh new
interface that stripped
down the profit tracker
to its barest essentials,
presenting an even
simpler and more
beautiful look at your
portfolio. Big, bold
numbers put your gains
front and center, and
even if you arent trading,
you can still show your
friends how much you
would have made if you
had only bought a few
AAPL shares when it was
just $10 a pop.

Instead of CalCulator...

Instead of CloCk...


Rise Alarm Clock

$0.99, iPhone

$1.99, UniveRSAL

At first blush, Sumhold might look like your basic calculator app
flattened and brightened for ioS 7, but once you start punching
its slick circular numbers, youll see the difference: Theres
no equal sign. Where
most calculators merely
make our lives easier by
quickly handling complex
computations, Sumhold
puts the focus on the
numbers rather than the
equations. Problems are
automatically solved as
you type, and Sumhold
keeps a record of your
work so you can correct
any mistakes as you go
along. But the best feature
has to be its swipe-to-save
gesturetry it and youll
never go back to those
confounding memory
buttons again.


Instead of stoCks...


it may have other functions, but 99 percent of the time we open

Apples Clock app, its to set an alarm. That is, before we ditched
it for Rise. A clever alarm clock that mixes music and sounds
into a mellifluous morning
symphony, Rises barely
there interface is operated
almost entirely by gestures;
sliding your finger up and
down the screen changes
your wake-up time in
15-minute increments as
brilliant gradients mimic
the lighting outside. A
simple swipe turns it on
and a counter lets you
know how much shut-eye
you have leftand if you
still dont want to wake up,
an extra five minutes is just
a shake away.
Instead of Photo stream...

FRee, UNIveRsAl

Photo stream has certainly improved in iOs 7, but it still falls

short of what we really want: to access all of our photos wherever
we are. With loom, we can do just that. On the surface its a
fantastic browser for our
camera rolls, but with
five gigabytes of free
cloud storage, automatic
syncing, and a companion
Mac app, its really much
more than that. loom
stores as many photos as
you can shoot (and wont
delete them when they get
too old), and its interface
and album layout are
second to none. And if you
have a 16GB iPhone, its
minimal storage demands
will be a dream come true.


Apples iBooks and Newsstand offer easy ways to find

digital books and magazines (like this fine publication),
but when you need a wider selection, something off the
beaten path, or just a different approach, dont miss these
reading options.

Next Issue
FRee, UNIveRsAl

If youre a voracious periodical reader,

then Next Issue is built for you.
Essentially the Netflix of magazines,
the subscription-backed app lets you
read both current and back issues of
100+ major magazines, like Rolling
Stone, Time, and Sports Illustrated.

FRee, UNIveRsAl

Instead of ContaCts...

smartr Contacts
FRee, iPhONe

We always thought of Contacts as little more than a streamlined

version of our old-fashioned address books, but smartr showed
us what we were missing. Its not just another place to tediously
punch in names and
numbers; rather, smartr
continuously collects
contact information from
all around your digital
life, automatically sorting
personal data from iCloud,
Facebook, Twitter, and
anywhere else it may be
hiding. You cant actually
enter anything manually,
but a lightning-fast search
field with smart ranking
that puts your important
contacts first easily makes
smartr one of the most
intelligent address books
youll ever use.

Amazons eBook marketplace may

lack in-app purchasing, but the tradeoff is a much wider selection than
Apples, plus often lower prices and
benefits for Prime subscribers. Youll
have to buy via the web, but the
reader app is great on iOS.

FRee, UNIveRsAl

This simply titled app from Comixology

lets you browse more than 40,000
single issues and graphic novels,
with a strong mix of heavy hitters
like Marvel and DC, plus independent
studios of all sizes. And the reading
experience is refined and vibrant.

Kno Textbooks
FRee, iPAd

School textbooks are not only pricey,

but also often seriously heavy. Kno
Textbooks aims to help on both fronts,
serving up more than 200,000 digital
equivalents of popular texts for
students of all ageswith no hefty
paper versions in sight.



upgrade your apps

Instead of Phone...

GV Mobile + for Google Voice

Telegram Messenger

$2.99, UniVersal

Free, iPhone

admittedly, we dont really have a problem with apples Phone

app, but iPod touch usersor anyone looking for a cheaper way
to make callswill be
hard-pressed to find
a better alternative
than GV Mobile +. With
a nice interface that
offers quick access to
favorites and missed
calls, the Google Voice
dialer hooks up with
your contacts and loops
through apples own
phone app so youll never
miss an incoming call.
it even one-ups apple
on the Visual Voicemail
front, with surprisingly
accurate transcriptions
so you can quickly screen
your messages without
actually having to listen
to them.

Theres no shortage of messaging apps in the app store, but

we dont know of any others that utilize their own proprietary
protocol to offer two-level encryption based on 256-bit symmetric
aes, rsa 2048, and
Diffiehellman secure
key exchange. What that
means is absolutely no
one can spy on your
messagesup to and
including the nsa. and if
thats not enough to ease
your paranoia, you can
set snapchat-style selfdestructing texts that will
automatically disappear
from your phone. aside
from being crazy secure, it
delivers your messages in
an instant, syncs to all of
your devices, and places
no limits on the size of
your attachments. samuel
Morse would be proud.

Instead of MaPs...

Instead of twItter...

MotionX GPs

Tweetbot 3

$1.99, iPhone

$2.99, iPhone

apples Maps has improved by leaps and bounds since its

inauspicious debut in ios 6, but if you want a little more
horsepower when youre behind the wheel, look no further than
MotionX GPs Drive. along
with speed tracking and
real-time traffic updates,
the subscription service
offers a ton of features
for your road-tripping
needs, including multi-stop
routing, lane suggestions
for tricky intersections,
and airDrop support for
sharing destinations with
friends. But with built-in
searches for just about
anything you may need
and a variety of navigation
voices to choose from, you
just might want to leave
your friends at home.


Instead of Messages...


You can always hit up siri to compose a tweet or check out

trending topics, but Twitter power users are going to need
to download a standalone client. You wont find one better
than Tweetbot 3. all
dressed up for ios 7, the
interface is a delightful
mix of transparencies
and transitions, bringing
your timeline to life with
fun animations and bold
images. a liberal use of
gestures makes navigation
fun and easy, while a
clean, minimal composing
window lets you quickly
add hashtags and pictures
to your 140-character
opus. and if you dont like
the new circular avatars,
a toggle will switch them
back to square.

iWork Alternatives
Apples office suite isnt the only way to get stuff done.

Apple seriously upped the ante by making its iWork trio of

apps free to all new iOS buyers, but along with its generosity
came some changes that irked some longtime users. And
even though Microsoft is still dragging its feet on bringing
Office to iOS, there are plenty of top-notch alternatives
out there if youre
in the market for a
productivity suite
or just feel cheated
because you dont
have a new iPad
or iPhone.
Pages is really
two apps. On one
hand, its a decent
word processor with
a fairly rudimentary
set of formatting
options; on the other,
its a very capable
publishing app with
stylish templates and
an excellent set of
design tools. On the
writing end of things,
If youre tired of Pages bleached
Byword ($4.99,
interface, turn on Bywords dark mode.
universal) is as good
as it gets. With an utterly minimal interface that disappears
as you type, the speedy, lightweight app can handle pretty
much anything you throw at it, from quick notes to blog
posts. There are but four font choices, but robust Markdown
support will handle all of your formatting needs with ease,
while an extended keyboard provides a live word count and
series of useful
shortcuts. And
you arent
forced to use
the cloud
along with
Dropbox and
iCloud syncing,
Byword offers
a local storage
With PosterMakers array of design tools,
option, too.
your work will have flair to spare.
When it
comes to making flyers, PosterMaker ($3.99, universal)
gives Pages a run for its money. Where other apps sacrifice
control for simplicity, PosterMaker makes the most of its
stripped-down interface. It might not offer 60 templates

to inspire you, but youll only be limited by your creativity,

with a built-in clip-art library and sketch pad, an array of fun
fonts, and a brilliant palette of colors to work with.
When were not working with words, Numbers might make
our long, boring rows of figures look pretty, but Permanent
($9,99, iPad)
brings a style
of its own to
on our iPads.
With powerful
features and a
interface, the
data analysis app
Permanents spreadsheets are pretty, but
is the closest
its real beauty is in its number-crunching.
thing weve seen
to running a touch-enabled version of Excel. With support for
most every spreadsheet formula you can think of (including
nested functions, percentages, and truncated values), full
Lua scripting support, and XLSX exporting, Permanent is
more than a temporary home for your numbers. And if you
find cells lacking in the color department, you can always
add an image or two to dress them up.
More than the other iWork apps, Keynote showed us
just how perfect Multitouch is for creating presentations,
and Scrollshow ($4.99, iPad) takes that ball and runs
with it. There arent any templates per se, but Scollshow
offers dozens
of gorgeous
backgrounds to
choose from,
all presented
as stunning
panoramas that
seamlessly flow
between slides.
An array of font,
color, and shape
Scrollshows transitions are just as
options keep your
stunning as Keynotes.
looking their bestweve never come across a cooler way
to resize textwhile easy creation tools give you control
over all aspects of your design. And if you thought you loved
Apples rotating cubes, just wait until you see Scrollshows
automatic flying transitions do their thing.
It might seem like Apple has cornered the market by
giving away its iWork suite of apps, but developers have a
lot to offer when it comes to productivity.



upgrade your apps

Instead of MusIc...

CarTunes Music Player

Pandora radio

$4.99, Universal

Free, Universal

iTunes Match has put our entire music library at our fingertips,
but no one says we have to use Music to listen to it. Weve
tested more music players over the years than we can count,
but we keep coming
back to CarTunes. it
may be built with your
dashboard in mind, but its
gesture-based interface
is perfect in any setting,
with big, bold album art
and intuitive controls
that make Music seem
downright complicated:
tap to play/pause, slide to
change tracks and swipe
up to access your albums,
playlists, and podcasts.
and if youre listening
to something you have
to share with your
followers? Just swipe
down to tweet it out.

it might not be the newest kid on the block, but Pandora is still the
streaming service to beat. it costs a bit more than iTunes radio to
get rid of the ads, and you cant add your own songs like you can
with Google Play Music,
but neither service can
craft a radio station thats
as perfectly personalized
as Pandoras. Using an
uncanny algorithm that
considers hundreds of
musical attributes to create
a playlist based solely on
your likes and dislikes, it
rarely repeats songs and
never bothers us with
tunes we dont want. and
if eminem radio gets too
predictable, you can always
turn on station shuffle.
When it comes to streaming
music, Pandora sets the

Instead of Podcasts...

Instead of VoIce MeMos...

swell radio

Capture audio & notes

Free, iPhone

$2.99, Universal

apples Podcasts app is certainly better than it was in its reelto-reel days, but if youre growing weary of downloading new
episodes week after
week, swells unique
take on talk will delight
your ears. There are no
subscriptions hereyou
can still find your
favorite podcasts, but
only the most current
episodes are available
to stream. swell learns
your tastes by studying
what you listen to,
making for the coolest
talk radio station on
the planet. and if you
dont like whats on the
air, a simple swipe will
move on to something
different (and better,


Instead of Itunes RadIo...


apples voice Memos app got a gorgeous ios 7 makeover, but

even with the ability to edit files, its still kind of a one-trick pony.
Capture audio does
it all. With an intuitive
interface that lets you
mark your recordings
with ease, the app is
a note-takers dream,
combining audio and
text into a concise
package. as it records
what you hear, a clever
wheel of customizable
flags can be applied as
digital bookmarks, letting
you jump to important
spots in an instant.
add Dropbox syncing
and sharing, tags, and
attached text notes,
and you just might find
yourself enjoying that
next boring lecture.

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upgrade your apps

Upgrade Your Games

Its easy to fall into the rut of playing the same games time and again, especially when many are continuously updated with new
contentbut theres a wealth of awesome stuff being added to the App Store each and every week. Need something new to fill your
spare moments? Here are 10 great recent releases that can scratch the same kind of itch as some notable iOS favorites.
Like Angry Birds? Try

Ridiculous Fishing

asphalt 8: airborne

$2.99, UniveRsal

FRee, UniveRsal

seeking something colorful, amusing, and powerfully addictive?

Ridiculous Fishing may strike a much different tone than
angry Birds, but its just as
entertainingand potentially
more so, even. in this charmingly
abrasive entry, youll cast your
line down deep beneath the lake
surface before snagging scads
of fish on the way back up. Once
the creatures emerge from
the water, they soar skyward,
giving you the chance to blast
them with firearms and collect
precious coin. its hilariously
fun, and the sharp gameplay
mechanics keep it entertaining
time and again.

We love Real Racing 3 (despite those repair timers), but its playit-safe, simulation-style approach can lose its shine after a while.
For something more raucous, dont miss the amazing asphalt 8:
airborne, which is the arcade-style series best entry by a wide
margin. Youll zip through an array of locales using licensed
supercars, with each gorgeous track punctuated by ramps that
often lead to massive, death-defying air. Gameloft recently axed
the games price tag without retooling the model, making this
a freebie
racer that
has a slick,

Like CLAsh of CLAns? Try

Like super hexAgon? Try

Backyard Monsters: Unleashed

impossible Road

FRee, UniveRsal

$2.99, UniveRsal

smash mobile hit Clash of Clans pulled a lot of inspiration from

the Facebook release of Backyard Monsters, but now that the
latter is on iOsand really well executedit can reap the
rewards of the formers success. in Unleashed, youll build
up your own colorful fortress, arming it with all manner of
defensive features, and then try to survive assaults from online
crews. Of course, you can sic your own beasts upon others, as
well, and that ebb and flow forms the basis of a surprisingly fun
affair that
rarely feels
grindy or


Like reAL rACing 3? Try


Many people turn to iOs games for quick-hit diversions, but for
those seeking a serious challenge on the go, impossible Road
is one of the best games around. Tasked with guiding a rolling
sphere down an endless, winding path, youll tilt your device to
keep it on the twisting course, all while passing through gates
to slowly advance your score. Falling off isnt necessarily the
end, though, as youll have a few brief moments to get back on
trackbut thats tough. setting a triple-digit score truly feels
nigh impossible, but trying proves absolutely gripping.
Like OsmOs? Try

Like PLanTs vs. ZOmbies? Try

Like candy crush saga? Try

Device 6

anomaly 2


$3.99, Universal

$4.99, Universal

$2.99, Universal

Osmos remains one of the smartest uses

of a touchscreen interface for thoughtful
gameplay, but Device 6 uses iPhones and
iPads in its own unique way, and does so
spectacularly. essentially an ultra-modern
work of interactive fiction, this spy thriller
spotlights lively text that is not only
exciting to read, but also quite literally
moves around the screen as you explore
the contents
and soak in the
clues. its a game
that wouldnt be
possible on any
other kind of
platform, and is
certainly one of
the most inventive
games weve seen
on the app store
in some time.

sure, Plants vs. Zombies 2 keeps its action

fresh with regular free updates, but if you
want to swap strategy games, you might
as well change the gameplay, too. anomaly
2 flips the traditional tower-defense
formula around, challenging you to take
command of the little robotic creepers
that roam the paths rather than the
towers trying to zap them. its still smartly
strategic, as youll need to plan for each
upcoming hazard and upgrade your squad
accordingly; plus, its lavishly rendered
with stunning 3D visuals that are a nice
change of pace from cartoonish foliage.

stylistically, this may be the biggest

leap in the bunch, but for those who
enjoy engaging, touch-centric puzzle
experiences, strata is the most interesting
entry weve played of late. its dashingly
designed, but whats beyond those good
looks is whatll keep you playing for some
time. each puzzle offers up a grid full of
colored tiles, and you must lay like-colored
ribbons atop them in a pattern that yields
a match in each
section. its a
simple concept,
but once you hit
the 5x5 grids,
each move will
be stressful
bless its chill
and elegant
aesthetic, then.

Like minecrafT: POckeT ediTiOn?


Like JeTPack JOyride? Try

Like infiniTy bLade? Try

$4.99, Universal

Without Minecraft, thered be no

Terrariabut for all of its influence,
the former still feels like a work-inprogress on iOs, while the latter is
a big, entertaining mobile sandbox
thats well worth exploring. shifting
the familiar block-based formula to a
2D side-scrolling perspective, Terraria
finds you digging below the surface for
both resources and adventure, as youll
discover a wide array of odd creatures to
battle, not to mention surprising terrain
and even massive bosses to conquer. it
has a nicely bizarre tone to it, and its
for a

Fiesta run

$2.99, Universal

rayman Fiesta run isnt an endless

runner, but its fun is bountiful all the
same. Youll charge through more than
75 tense, taut stages with well-timed
taps and holds used to leap, punch, and
glide, and youll need all of those abilities
to survive the superbly tough gauntlets
within. The original Jungle run felt a little
sleepy, but sequel Fiesta run delivers a
serious challenge behind its gorgeous
hand-drawn graphics, and the addition of
a map screen that teases you with further
levels ahead adds a satisfying pull to the
side-scrolling platform experience.

solstice arena
Free, Universal

infinity Blade may be a stone-cold iOs

classic, but the single-player hack-andslash action wears after a while. One
solution? Play something instead thatll
give you a constant array of allies and
enemies alike to battle withsuch as the
stellar solstice arena. This multiplayer
online battle arena (MOBa) affair slots
you into a three-man team with a couple
of online compatriots, and challenges you
to defeat a rival squad by dismantling
their towers and ultimately storming their
base. its satisfying and surprisingly welltuned for quick-hit mobile play.




How to Make More of Finder

Discover how improvements in Mavericks help you work smarter

Every new version of OS X adds some enhancements to file

management, and Mavericks is no exception. It introduces
important new features, some of which hit you at once even if
youve used previous versions of OS X, but there are others
that arent immediately obvious. Thats why weve compiled this
guide to the Finder.
Finder is always running on your Mac. Its smiley face, at the
left-hand end of the Dock, has been a key component of the Mac
desktop since the 1980s. Clicking this icon brings any Finder windows
that are open to the front, or if you dont have any open, creates a
new window. You can choose which folder appears in new windows
in Finder > Preferences > General. Mavericks lets you create tabs in
the Finderlike those in your web browserto reduce the desktop
clutter that stems from using multiple windows to manage files. When
you have a lot of this sort of work to get through, you can take the
Finder into full-screen mode to gain some much-needed extra space.
The Finders appearance can be altered in a few places. The
settings in Finder > Preferences apply to all Finder windows.



Choose View > Show View Options to customize the current

folders look, or to set its appearance as the default for all other
folders. In System Preferences General pane you can set the size
of sidebar icons and other visual settings for OS X.
The toolbar at the top of all Finder windows can be modified by
right-clicking it and selecting Customize Toolbarto reveal a sheet
of controls. Drag those you want onto the toolbar.
You can change what appears in the Finders sidebar by
dragging folders into the Favorites group. AirDrop is a handy
way to share files, but it only appears on recent Macs (see
airdrop for a compatibility list).
One of the most significant additions in Mavericks is the ability to
tag files with keywords when you first save them, though tags can
be applied later too. Then, using either the Tags group in the sidebar
or the Finders search bar, you can easily find all files that belong to
a project or pertain to a specific subject. Read on for other features,
such as how to group files into a folder, copy them, and more.

Group Files Into a


Want to move some files into a folder fast?

Select them by dragging across their icons
(or click the first, then hold Command and
click each additional file in turn), then rightclick and choose New Folder with Selection.
Type a name, press Return and youre done.

Smart Copying

Manage Sidebar Tag

Quick Tip for Tags

Previously, when you tried to copy a

file into a folder containing another file with
the same name, you had to choose between
the two. Now you can keep both. If you click
Keep Both Files, one has copy added to its
name, so the two can co-exist.

Create Tabs

Press Command + T to add a tab to

the current window. Keyboard shortcuts
for switching tabs are shown in the
Window menu, but those used in Safari
(Shift + Command + [ and Shift +
Command + ]) also work. Choose Window >
Merge All Windows to gather all Finder
windows into tabs in a single window.

Tag Files

Apps that use the save dialogue

provide a tag boxpress Return after
each word or phrase, or click in the box and
choose from tags created previously. New
tags are added to the Tags group in the
Finder sidebar unless you turn off Finder >
Preferences > Sidebar > Recent Tags.

Tag Existing Files

Select a file and press the Tag button

in the toolbar for a pop-up list of existing
tags, and a box to add new ones. In the
Finders column view, right-click a column
heading to add one that shows tags. In other
views, press Command + I to see what tags
are applied to the selected file.

Choose Finder > Preferences and click Tags. The order of tags in the Finders sidebar
changes when you drag them up and down in this list. Click a tag to rename it. If you rightclick a tag and choose Delete Tag, youll be told how many items the tag will be removed
from. The color tags can be renamed, and you can assign colors to own tags by right-clicking
them. The Finder overlays up to three colored circles next to a files name if you apply
different tags. Tags with a dashed checkbox to their right are currently visible in the Finders
sidebar, but might disappear if you use others more often. Put a tick in the box to ensure this
doesnt happen. Clear the box to remove a tag from the sidebar, or right-click the tag in the
Finder and choose Remove from Sidebar.

Up to seven tags can be dragged to the spots at the

bottom of Finders Tags pane to make them available in the
menu that appears when you right-click a file in the Finder.




How to Set Up an iCloud Keychain

Access website logins and bank cards on all your Apple devices
Remembering login details for a multitude of websites isnt easy.
Passwords either end up being difficult to remember, or you
make them too simple. Safari and many other web browsers can
save your credentials so you can set a stronger password and
never have to memorize it.
You might want to log into the same websites on an iPhone,
iPad, iPod touch, or another Mac. iCloud Keychain saves you
from having to enter the same login details on all of your
devices. It can remember bank card details as wellbut it wont
store the security code from the signature strip. Apple says your
keychain is protected with 256-bit AES encryption.



With Keychain set up, the first time you log into a website from
one of your devices, it asks whether you want it to record your
details. This isnt compulsory, and you might refuse for sites that
contain sensitive data. However, if you allow details to be stored,
theyre synced to iCloud Keychain. From there, theyre sent to
your other devices, saving you the hassle of having to type them
again. When you visit one of those sites, Safari fills out the login
form. All you have to do is tap a button to submit them. (Note:
Some sites ask your browser not to save passwords. If you want to
override this, click Passwords in Safaris preferences and tick the
AutoFill option at the bottom.) BY ALAN STONEBRIDGE

Turn the Key

Open System Preferences and click

the iCloud icon (well assume youre already
signed into your account). Scroll down the
list of features and turn on the Keychain
option, enter the password for your Apple ID
when asked for it, and click the OK button.

Risky Business

Bank Cards

Choosing to have no security code

doesnt make your account less secure,
but its troublesome if you have only
one device and it gets lost or becomes
inoperable. You wont be able to set up
Keychain on a replacement device and will
have to start over from scratch.

Also under AutoFill is an option to

remember bank cards. Cards can be removed
and amended by clicking the adjacent Edit
button. If Safari recognizes youve entered
card details in a form, it offers to store them
except the signature strips security code.

Set a Security

Enter a four-digit security code (or see step

3 for stronger options). If you forget
it, Keychain cant be set up without resetting
the online copyan existing copy can be
retained on your Mac to start over, though.
Enter a code, press Next, then confirm it.

Verification Codes

Sync Across Devices

Enter a mobile phone number

that can receive SMS messages and click
Done to finish. Keychain is now ticked in
iClouds preferences. Messages are only
sent when you try to enable Keychain
on another device, which requires a
verification code from the SMS.

Set a Stronger Code

Autofill in Safari

Alternatively, click Advanced to set a

more complex code that can contain letters
and symbols, or to have a complex,
24-character code generated for youyoull
probably want to write that one down and
keep it somewhere safe, because it will be
hard to memorize.

In Safaris preferences, click AutoFill

and tick User names and passwords.
When you log into a website, Safari asks
whether to save your credentials to iCloud
Keychain. This isnt compulsory for every
websiteyou might exclude online banking
sites, for example.

When you enable Keychain on another

Mac running Mavericks or an iPhone, iPad, or
iPod touch with iOS 7, youre asked to approve
the action from a device on which its already
set up, or by sending a verification code to the
mobile phone you specified in step 5.


ioS 7

How to Share with Airdrop

Send things directly to the people around you
AirDrop is a convenient way to share things with people close to you.
That is, nearby in the physical sense. It establishes a direct, encrypted
connection between iOS 7 devices over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Perhaps you
want to send an iPhone picture to a friend privately rather than posting
it on Facebook, or maybe you need to pass on your rsum. It only
takes a few taps, and you dont have to connect to a Wi-Fi network and
clutter the other persons email inbox.
However, there are restrictions. It only works between recent
devicesiPhone 5 and newer, iPad mini, and the fourth-gen iPad with
Retina displayand they must be running iOS 7. Also, despite sharing
a name with a similarly presented feature in OS X, AirDrop on iOS can
neither send to nor receive from Macs.
The ability to share is built into many apps that come with iOS. You can
share a link to a web page, photos, notes, your location or directions, and
other documents and data from apps downloaded from the App Store.
Beware of what youre sharing, though. While you can share your own
or someone elses details from the Contacts app, no provision is made to
restrict which details are sent. BY Al StoneBridge

Check Your

If you dont have photos for many people

in the Contacts app, tap Twitter or
Facebook in the Settings app. If youre
signed into either network, tap the option
to update contacts. Where iOS finds a
match based on details in Contacts and
your online friends, it downloads profile
pictures to the contacts.



Share with Friends

Swipe up to reveal Control Center.

This works on the Lock screen and in
apps (unless youve disabled the option
in Settings > Control Center). Tap AirDrop
and choose Contacts Only. Bluetooth
and Wi-Fi are turned on. If you turn off
either, AirDrop is also switched off. You and
nearby contacts whose devices are signed
into iCloud are visible to each other.

Share with Anyone

To share with someone not among

your Contacts and who doesnt use iCloud,
choose Everyone. Its risky to leave this
setting on, though, because anyone can send
you improper pictures. AirDrop gets disabled
when Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is switched off, but
its settings are remembered and re-enabled
next time both connections are on.

Sharing Web Pages

Tap the action button (the arrow

coming from a square in the bottom toolbar)
to share something. The pane that appears
shows nearby people who have made
themselves visible to you over AirDrop. If
you cant see your recipient, ask them to
open Control Center; this often rebroadcasts
a persons availability. Tap the icon when it
appears and wait for them to accept.

Receiving Web Links

When you receive a link to a web

page, a preview of the page is shown.
Accepting receipt opens the link in Safari.
If you decline it, the sender is informed or
Failed appears if the transfer goes wrong.
If your device is locked, you see a preview
of whats being sent to you. Swipe across
to unlock your device and see a larger
preview, then accept/decline.

Sharing Photos

In the Photos app, view the image

you want to share and tap the action button
at the bottom. Or, in Moments view, tap
Select at the top-right corner, tap several
photos you want to share, and tap the action
button. Both reveal the usual panel, but the
former also shows your photos in a scrolling
strip. Tap someones icon to send the
selected pictures to them.

Receiving Photos

When someone tries to send photos,

AirDrop tells you how many youll receive, but
it only shows one of them. Theres no
discernible pattern to which picture you see.
Accepting adds the pictures to the Camera
Roll and takes you to it in the Photos app.
Theyre also uploaded to Photo Stream if that
feature is enabled in Settings > iCloud.

Sharing in
Other Apps

Not all apps have the action buttons icon.

For example, at the bottom of someones
details in Contacts are the words Share
Contact. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
are less direct. Tap Edit at the top of the
list of documents, then tap the documents
to share. Tap the action button, choose
Open in Another App, and the format. Tap
Choose App to pick a recipient.

Receive from
Other Apps

iOS cant show you a preview of items sent

from apps you dont have, unless you have
an app thats compatible (e.g., photos from
Camera+ go to the Photos app). Instead,
AirDrop lets you reject the item, or to go
to the required app in the App Store. You
have to tap through to see whether it costs
money, if the sender cant tell you for sure.


iOS 7

How to Create Parental iPhone Laws

Now you wont have to live in fear when your children are using your iPhone
Whether youre lending your iPhone to your children or setting
up an iPhone of their own, you need to be sure theyll be safe
using it. If theyre tech-savvy older children, you might want to
ensure they wont be visiting inappropriate websites, installing
and playing unsuitable games, or running up huge bills buying
extras as in-app purchases (IAPs).
Simply put, an IAP is extra content or features you buy within
an app, as distinct from in the App Store itself. IAPs are widely
used to unlock added features, or to buy virtual goods. In games,
for example, you might pay to unlock levels, acquire extra lives or
power-ups, and so on. Some free apps turn out to be sparse
samplers or near-empty containers, requiring you to pay for
the actual content.
This is not to say theres anything inherently bad about IAPs
they can be a perfectly fair and reasonable way to offer you extra
content or optional modules you might not need or want to pay for
up front, such as additional languages in a language-learning app,
for example. The catch is youre spending real money, which might
not be immediately obvious, particularly to younger children or
when an IAP option appears in the context of a game.
The simplest and safest option is often to disable IAPs entirely,
which is easily done using your iPhones Restrictions settings.
Youll find these by opening the Settings app and tapping General
> Restrictions. As well show you here, these include the options to
disallow access to a range of apps one by one, and even to block
Internet access completely by blocking Safari. This last option,
however, wont always be suitablefor example, when the children
involved are older or need to use the iPhone to find information
online. The alternative can be to set age-rating-based restrictions,
which can apply to apps, websites, or content of various sorts.
Its not possible to set up multiple user accounts on one
iPhone and switch between them, as you can on your Mac. Any
restrictions and settings apply globally on that device until you
change them (although well show you how to ensure only you can
do this).
It is, however, possible to set up a separate App Store account
for a child (13 or over) and either set an allowance for this account
or stop it from downloading paid apps at all. This gives your
children a certain degree of independence, and might be ideal if
youre setting up an iPhone for them to use on their own, but want
to prevent unexpected bills.
If you want your kids to have a paid-for app once youve set up
an Apple ID for them, you can gift the app from another Apple
ID. Sign in to the Store with the other ID (your own), find the app,
tap Share, then Gift, and enter the email address of the childs
account. To set up an allowance, tap Send iTunes Gifts under Quick
Links. Tap Learn more, scroll down, tap Set Up An Allowance, and
enter your childs Apple ID (or set one up). BY ALEX SUMMERS




To access your iPhones

parental controls, tap Settings
> General > Restrictions, and
then tap Enable Restrictions.
Youre now asked to set a
Restrictions passcode, which
you need to enter if you want
to make any changes to the
restrictions later. Make sure
it is not the same as the
passcode you use to switch
on or wake your iPhone, since
theres every chance this
might be the first password
your child thinks to enter!

Allow or
Disallow Apps

You can now disable key apps and features,

including Safari, Camera, FaceTime, Siri, and
AirDrop. You can also opt to block the three
stores, too; disabling iTunes and the iBooks
Store is a pretty simple process, but in order
to block the App Store you need to disable
Installing Apps. There are separate
switches to prevent users deleting apps or
making In-App Purchases, so you can switch
off whatever number or combinations
of features you want. Set a switch to Off
and the relevant app immediately vanishes
from the Home screen.

Set Age Rating


In the Allowed Content section, you can

set age-related limits for different types
of content on your iPhone, and this
includes apps. Every app has an age rating.
Locating them is very simple: search for
the app in the App Store, tap its icon
and then scroll down to the Information
section. Limiting apps by age rating hides
those rated for older users from your
Home screen, and also prevents users
from downloading them from the App
Store (however, they still show up in any
search results on the App Store).

By default, when you buy an item in the App

Store or as an In-App Purchase, you can buy
more without re-entering your password for
15 minutes. This is obviously convenient for
adults, but if you buy something for your
kids and then hand them the device, this
means they have 15 minutes of free rein to
wreak havoc with your account. To prevent
this, tap Require Password and change
the time setting to Immediately. Now, the
password must be entered every time you
want to make a purchase, no matter how
recently the last one was authorized.

Privacy Options

Under Privacy, you can prevent

apps from accessing your location,
contacts, calendars, reminders, Twitter
and Facebook information, or sharing data
over Bluetooth. For example, if you want
your kids to be able to find their location
in Maps, set Maps to on but other apps to
off. Then tap Dont Allow Changes to lock
these settings in place.

Disallow Changes

Under Allow Changes you can

decide to lock in the current settings for
your personal accounts (Mail, Contacts,
and Calendars), Find Friends, and some
other features not covered elsewhere. If
you tap Dont Allow Changes in any of the
categories, apps and users wont be able to
add, modify, or delete accounts or modify
iCloud settings in that category.

Password Required

Game Center

The final set of Restrictions relate to Game

Center. Switch Multiplayer Games off and
users wont be able to request a match,
send or receive invitations to play games, or
add friends in Game Center. Switch Adding
Friends off and they cant make or receive
friend requests in Game Center, but if
Multiplayer Games is on, they can continue
to play with existing friends.



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