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iTunes 11.1 Adds iOS 7 Compatibility and iTunes Radio

iTunes 11.1 brings iOS 7 compatibility, iTunes Radio, Genius Shuffle, and podcast improvements.Show full article

Amazon Instant Video Comes to Apple TV via AirPlay

The Amazon Instant Video iOS app has been updated to include support for AirPlay, greatly expanding viewing options for Apple TV owners.Show full article

iOS 7 Pre-flight Checklist

With just a few taps, you’ve installed iOS 7. Or, maybe you have a new iPhone with iOS 7 pre-installed. But everything looks different! Now what? Run through our iOS 7 pre-flight checklist to finalize your setup, familiarize yourself with important changes, and experience the iOS 7 wow factor.Show full article

Seven Top Tips for iOS 7

Feeling overwhelmed by all of the new features in iOS 7? We’ve sifted out seven great hidden tips that you’ll want to know.Show full article

Photos Get Renewed Focus in iOS 7

Not only did Apple add a few new features to the built-in Camera app under iOS 7, the company revamped how the Photos app works. Jeff Carlson explains what’s new and different with both photo apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Show full article

iOS 7 Locks Stolen iPhones to Prevent Resale

The revised Find My iPhone service in iOS 7 locks a device to an Apple ID and password, even after it has been erased, rendering a stolen device useless. It may cause iPhone and iPad thefts to plummet.Show full article

Peering at iOS 7 for the Vision Impaired

Legally blind accessibility expert Steven Aquino took iOS 7 for a spin to evaluate how Apple’s new mobile operating system works — both in terms of its redesigned interface and overhauled accessibility options — for those whose vision isn’t as sharp as it could be.Show full article

The Promise of iBeacons in iOS 7

A stealth feature in iOS 7 is iBeacons, which can make your iOS device smarter about where it is. There’s nothing to look at today, but Michael Cohen shares an overview of iBeacons and what it will eventually be able to do for you.Show full article

FunBITS: Tune into iTunes Radio

With the release of iOS 7 comes Apple’s long-awaited iTunes Radio music streaming service. Josh Centers shows how to use it and customize the content to your heart’s… content.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23 September 2013

With developers avoiding competition with Apple’s iOS 7 and iPhone news, the only notable software release this week is Apple Configurator 1.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 23 September 2013

Defying the rumormongers’ drivel, the new iPhone 5s and 5c are a smashing success. Less successful are the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5s and the iOS 7 Lock screen, both of which have already been defeated by hackers. Before you head to the Apple Store for your new iPhone, be sure to read J. K. Appleseed’s brilliant inside look at being an Apple Genius. Finally, our own Tonya Engst appeared alongside Andy Ihnatko, Mike Elgan, and Rene Ritchie on MacBreak Weekly to discuss iOS 7 and the new iPhones.Show full article

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