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Arrange Icons on the iPhone/iPod touch Home Screens

Unhappy with the arrangement of your icons? You can move them around as follows: First, hold down on any Home screen icon until all the icons wiggle. Now, drag the icons to their desired locations (drag left or right to get to other screens). Finally, press the physical Home button on your device. (Unlike earlier releases, iPhone Software 2.1 doesn't move just-updated apps to the end of your Home screens, so your icons should be more stationary once you've installed the update.)

Remember that you can replace Apple's default icons in the four persistent spots at the bottom of the screen with your four most-used apps!

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TidBITS Presents “Upgrading to and Using Mountain Lion”

We’re getting ready for our next big live event, which will cover upgrading to and using Mountain Lion, with TidBITS editors Joe Kissell and Matt Neuburg presenting. Let us know which days of the week work best for you!Show full article

Dropbox Public Folder Leaves and Returns

With users complaining after an announcement that the Dropbox Public folder would disappear from new accounts, Dropbox subsequently said that new users would be able to turn the Public folder on if they so wished, and that the Dropbox API would be extended to support developers who wanted to rely on the Public folder. All’s well that ends well.Show full article

Control Your Apple TV with Another Remote

If you’ve ever wished you could control your Apple TV with the same remote you use for your television, you’re in luck — it’s easy to do.Show full article

Are You Getting the Bandwidth You’re Paying For?

After being disappointed with the performance of his Internet connection, Adam Engst spent several weeks getting a new cable, upgrading to a higher service level, and swapping cable modems before Time Warner was able to provide the bandwidth he had been promised. It’s worth checking your Internet connection and making sure you’re getting what you’re paying for — read on for Adam’s advice on the best way to proceed.Show full article

Hunting the Elusive MPAA Rating Field in iTunes

After implementing iOS Restrictions settings to display only age-appropriate movies and TV shows on the iPad his five-year-old son uses, Agen Schmitz discovered the movies he had encoded himself were not filtered out because they didn’t include MPAA or TV Parental Guidelines ratings metadata. And there’s no way to add those ratings to a video file via iTunes. Here’s how he used the iDentify shareware app to protect his son from the evils of Louis C.K.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 July 2012

Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.3, iPhoto ’11 9.3.1, and Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 16 July 2012

Two quick ExtraBITS for you this week: news of Apple withdrawing from, and then immediately rejoining, the EPEAT program for environmental stewardship; and the strange story of a Russian hacker who figured out how to trick iOS into allowing free in-app purchases.Show full article

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