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7 great tips for making the most of Apple Music

If you want to get the most out of Apple Music, these seven tips are a great place to start.

Mobile file management is easier with the iOS 9 iCloud Drive

If you've been waiting for a native iCloud Drive app, you'll be happy with iOS 9.

7 ways to get your Yik Yak posts up-voted to the top of the Hot list

Feel like your Yik Yak posts aren't getting much traction? We're here to not only introduce you to the app, but to turn you into a pro at the same time.

How-To: Access Beats Music Outside Of The US

Don't let your location determine your music streaming service of choice.

How To Customize Control Center Settings In iOS 7

Learn how to get more out of Control Center in iOS 7.

How To Keep iOS Message Previews Private

Worried about others spying on your messages? Learn how to keep your iOS message previews private.

How To: Fast-Forward And Rewind With Precision In The iPad Music App, Others

iOS 5 shrunk the iPad's default Music slider. Here's how to take back control!

App Synergy: How To Design Your Own Graphics

This article kicks off a weekly column, which looks at how multiple apps come together to perform a specific task.

Twitter Etiquette: In A Little More Than 140 Characters

This post is all about Twitter: using retweets properly, and just how to benefit more from your Twitterland experience.

Here's How You Can Use iFaith To Save SHSH Blobs And Create A Custom Firmware File

Yesterday, we told you about iFaith's latest update, which adds support for all versions of Apple's mobile operating system up to iOS 5.0.1, and recommended that users download the software, save their SHSH blobs and build a custom IPSW file for safekeeping. Now, we're going to walk you through the entire process, just so everything makes perfect sense.

The iOS Academy: Creating Settings Shortcuts, Still Jailbreak Free

We show you how to get those setting shortcut icons on your iOS device using a very easy method.

How-To: Activate AirPlay Using An iPhone 4S Or iPad 2

Attention: iOS gamers, photographers, and videographers. I bet it would be helpful if you could wirelessly share what you are displaying on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S, don't you? Read on to find out how.

How To Downgrade iOS 5 to iOS 4

If you upgraded your iPhone to iOS 5 and now wish you hadn't, this is the article for you. I'll cover how to put your iPhone into DFU mode and walk you through the steps for downgrading from iOS 5 beta 2 to iOS 4.3.3.

New AppGuide: Knot Apps

Many people have never been taught how to tie useful knots. This skill is an important one to have. There are a few apps that will teach this to you. We compare our favorites in this AppGuide.

New AppGuide: How To Tie A Tie Apps

Many people struggle with trying to tie ties. It has come to the point where many buy ties that don’t even need to be tied. Thanks to apps you can actually learn the art of tying a tie. We compare our favorites in this AppGuide.

How-To: CamTwist & iCam - Receive Push Notifications For Just About Anything

Want to learn how to leverage push notifications to do things like monitor your Mac, your webcam, and more? If this describes you, iCam is your solution.

Find Out How To Introduce Keynote, Numbers, And Pages To The World of Dropbox

Do you have Keynote, Numbers, or Pages for iPad and want to use your Dropbox storage to easily share and access those documents? We'd like to share a solution that will allow you to do just that.

How To: Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 (Untethered) [Mac]

With the release of GreenPois0n RC5, which allows users to jailbreak on 4.2.1, many questions on how to use it, and how to get around some of its bugs have come up. Read on for a guide to using GreenPois0n, as well as answers for getting around common bugs/errors.

iOS 101: The iTunes Store

If you’re new to the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you’ve probably got over a hundred questions regarding your shiny, new device. Here at AppAdvice, we strive to answer them one question at a time, each and every day. This is iOS 101, and class is about to begin.

iOS 101: The App Store

If you’re new to the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you’ve probably got over a hundred questions regarding your shiny, new device. Here at AppAdvice, we strive to answer them one question at a time, each and every day. This is iOS 101, and class is about to begin.

How To Create Your Own Speed Dial Icons For Free

You don't have to download an app or jailbreak your phone to create speed dial icons for your springboard. In just three steps, you could add as many speed dial icons as you have the energy to create.

How To: Downgrade From 4.0 to 3.1.3 [Mac]

Downgrade from 4.0 to 3.1.3 on a Mac with ease using this simple guide.

New Applist: Apps to DIY

Do you know how many gallons of paint it will take to paint your 3 rooms? Do you know how to fix that "broken" tv? How about how to cook a perfect pan of lasagna? No matter what it is, this list will help you do it, and do it right.

From the Diary of an App Developer: Let's Start Programming!

Even though the design phase of your application is going well, it probably feels like it's missing something. That "something" would be the programming--the aspect of development that turns design into functionality. This week, we'll start our programming training with some very simple SDK tutorials.