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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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Get the TidBITS News App for iOS 4.2 and iOS 5 Now

A new version of the free TidBITS News app will require iOS 6, so if you ever want to use it on a device restricted to iOS 4.2 or iOS 5, download a copy now if you haven’t done so already.Show full article

BBEdit 10.5 Adds Versions and Brings Web Sites into Projects

The BBEdit 10.5 update brings automatic version tracking for locally saved files, better Web site management that’s now built into a Project window, and a new Go menu for programmers. Also, poison most foul!Show full article

iTunes 11: The Features Apple Removed, and Alternatives

Although many people like the look of iTunes 11, and are finding that most of iTunes 10’s features have been brought forward in some way or another, there are a number of features that Apple removed entirely. If the lack of those features is a problem for you, read on for such solutions as we could find.Show full article

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Even though Michael Cohen draws about as well as dolphins knit, that hasn’t stopped him from cartooning — especially after he acquired some inexpensive software and accessories for his iPad.Show full article

Five Apps Apple Could Delete from the iPhone

Apple makes some amazing apps, but some of the iPhone’s default apps aren’t among them. Josh Centers examines five that few people would miss if Apple canned them, and tells you how to replace them or at least make them more useful.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10 December 2012

Notable software releases this week include SOHO Organizer 9.3.1, OmniFocus 1.10.4, PopChar X 6.1, ChronoSync 4.3.6 and ChronoAgent 1.3.7, Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7, Mactracker 7.0, and iWork 9.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 10 December 2012

Just one quick bit this week — an extended interview that Bloomberg Business did with Tim Cook.Show full article

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