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The iPhone 5s M7 Motion Coprocessor Is Way, Way More Useful Than You Think [Opinion]

I have a feeling that the M7 is so fundamental to the workings of future iOS (and iWatch) devices that the whole fitness app thing is just a cover

iOS 7 Beta 5 Is Now Available For Download

It’s only been a week since the last iOS 7 beta came out, but Apple just seeded the fifth beta to developers this morning. The new update can be downloaded over the air, or directly through the iOS Dev Center.<p>Here are the direct download links:

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Quickly Access Time Machine Options Right In The Menu Bar With Mavericks [OS X Tips]

On my Macbook Air running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, when I click on the Time Machine backup menubar item, I see the option to browse other backup disks. That’s a pretty cool option, if I need to switch between different disks to backup my Mac; maybe to make a secondary backup for redundancy.<p>In …

11 Changes Apple Made In iOS 7 Beta 4

Apple released the fourth beta for iOS 7 to developers today, and there are quite a few UI tweaks and additions that have been made under the hood. We’ll probably see a couple more beta releases before Apple ships the final version of iOS 7 in September, so the OS is starting to mature quite a bit …

Change Siri’s Voice Gender To Male Or Female In iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

Not only has Apple updated Siri’s default (in the US, at least) female voice to something a bit more natural, a little less arrogant sounding, but it’s also included a new male voice, as well. While a male-gendered voice has been available for a while in other regions, this is the first time Siri’s …

Here Are Another Five Great Tips And Tricks For OS X Mavericks Beta [Feature]

We’re still finding some great new features and tricks in OS X Mavericks beta, and while it’s not a huge overhaul like the more populare iOS 7 update, Mavericks has plenty of great things going on under the hood. And some of it even on top of the hood.<p>Here are five more interesting tips and tricks …

Set Incoming Calls To Headset Or Speaker On Your iPhone With iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

New accessibility options about in iOS 7 beta, helping folks of all abilities access and use their iOS devices more effectively and efficiently. The Physical & Motor section of the accessibility options now allow folks with motor and other physical disabilities to use a switch for visual and …

Five More Hidden Features In iOS 7 Beta [Feature]

iOS 7 beta has a ton of new features, tricks, hidden things, and ways to get stuff done. We’ve been showing it all to you as we delve into the latest and greatest mobile OS for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for a few weeks now.<p>But we’re not ready to stop. Here are even more (five of ’em!) secret, …

Five Surprising Tips And Tricks For OS X Mavericks Beta [Feature]

OS X Mavericks beta, while not quite an overhaul as iOS 7, still carries quite a few new enhancements and features that you might not necessarily see at first glance. There are plenty of hidden features, which we’ve already detailed here on Cult of Mac, but more continue to be found. Lucky you, …

Add A Custom Station To iTunes Radio In iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

iTunes Radio is here – and it’s looking pretty cool. One of the more Pandora-like options in iTunes Radio is the ability to create a station based on your favorite artist or song, and even mix and match artists for a custom bunch of songs you can play uninterrupted, like, well, radio. You can even …

iOS 7 Now Displays Super Long iMessages In Full Screen Mode

We all have at least one friend who is just verbose as hell on iMessage. Like, dude just doesn’t get the fact that you don’t want to read a novella about how the Chipotle burrito roller lady ripped his tortilla twice, so he sends his 1852 character rant to you like it’s an honor to know of his …

Enable And Manage New iOS 7 Beta’s ‘Today’ View On Your Lock Screen [iOS Tips]

iOS 7 beta has a great new feature in the Notification Center system called Today. This is an attempt, perhaps, to counter Google Now with more useful current information available to you right on your iPhone or iPad’s lock screen.<p>You can enable the Summary, Traffic Conditions, Day View, Reminders, …

iOS 7 Beta 3 Is Now Available For Download

Two weeks after releasing the second iOS 7 beta, Apple has seeded iOS 7 beta 3 to developers along with a third preview of Xcode 5. The new beta build of iOS 7 (11A4414e) is available for both iPhone and iPad as an OTA update, or you can download it directly from the Dev Center.<p>Here are the full …

See Timestamps For iMessages In iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

In previous versions of iOS, the date and time stamps of iMessages you sent and received were printed right in the app, above the iMessages they pertained to.<p>Not so in iOS 7, with only a date stamp showing up at the top of each segment of messages that come in on a particular day. If you want to …

Be Handy – Use The Compass And Level Built Into iOS 7 Beta [iOS tips]

iOS 6 gave us the Compass, which, honestly, I’ve never really used that much.<p>The new iOS 7 beta, however, has given me some functionality I’m much more likely to need and use. Heck, I even have a third-party app to make sure my handyman projects around the house aren’t crooked.<p>I’m talking about a …

See The Apps That Use The Most Power In Mavericks Beta [OS X Tips]

When you’re galavanting about with your MacBook Air or Pro, it’s important to manage you battery power. It just wouldn’t do to show up for an important meeting or interview with a dead battery, let alone not being able to watch a movie on the airplane, now would it?<p>Knowing which apps are sucking up …

Use A Panorama As Your Lock Screen, Wallpaper, Or Both In iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

File this one under super cool! In previous incarnations of iOS, you’ve always been able to set a photo from your camera roll as the image that shows up on your iPhone or iPad screen. You can place one image on your lock screen, and one as your wallpaper, or the same image on both screens.<p>Now, …

Set The Preferred Directions Type For Maps In iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

In Apple’s Maps app, which debuted in iOS 6, you’ve always been able to set the volume of the voiced directions, choose whether you want to use mile or kilometer units, and set your Map Labels to Always English or not.<p>In iOS 7 beta, however, you’re now able to set your preferred direction type. …

iOS 7 Beta 3 To Be Available On July 8 [Rumor]

Apple is expected to seed its third iOS 7 beta to carriers and registered developers on Monday, July 8, according to “trusted sources” familiar with its plans. If the date is accurate, it suggests the Cupertino company is planning to release iOS 7 betas in two-week intervals.<p>The rumor comes from a …

iOS 7’s Camera Drawer Obeys The Laws Of Gravity, Bounces [Video]

This is a neat touch: the camera quick launch drawer in iOS 7 actually has its own gravity bounce effect, so that you can effectively bounce it against the bottom of the screen like a rubber ball. You can even do it so hard that it will bounce all the way to the top of the screen and the camera app …

Enable Dynamic Text Size In Apps That Support It With iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

Let’s be honest–sometimes it gets a little tricky to see the stuff on those tiny little iPhone screens, especially as we all get a little (ahem) older. While the accessibility feature to set large text has been around for a while, there’s a new feature in iOS 7 beta that holds promise, and isn’t …

Here’s How To Send Directions From OS X Mavericks Maps To Your iOS Device [OS X Tips]

One of the features I’ve been most looking forward to in OS X Mavericks is the ability to send directions from my Mac to my iPhone, to be able to take my directions on the go, even when I’m searching on my Mac. I hate having to go to my iPhone (or iPad) and re-enter the starting and ending …

Apple Targets Businesses With New iOS 7 Promo Page

Apple has added a new promotional page to its website for iOS 7, targeting business users who will be using iPhones and iPads in a professional capacity. “iOS 7 offers more advanced ways to deploy devices and deliver a great user experience for your employees,” the Cupertino company says, before …

iOS 7 Beta 2 Out, Available for iPad Now

iOS 7 Beta 2 has been made available to developers by Apple today – and this time the beta is available for the iPad too. Beta 2 is available for iPad 2 and later devices – iPad 3rd gen, iPad 4th gen and iPad mini.<p>That really didn’t take long – it’s just 2 weeks since Apple unveiled iOS 7 at their …

Roundup: Early OS X Mavericks Previews/Reviews hit the web

Unknown to many people, Apple handed out devices running its latest OS X Mavericks operating system to select members of the press and media after announcing it back at WWDC, and early reviews and previews are starting to flow in.<p>As soon as the developer preview hit the web, we dove in and looked …

Create And Manage Tags In OS X Mavericks Finder [OS X Tips]

In yet another addition to the OS X Finder in OS X Mavericks, you can now tag your files. This is a wonderful way to keep track of stuff, since unless you’re an obsessive folder and sub-folder maker, tags are much easier to define and apply on the fly, making the dynamic organization of your files …

Use A Gesture To Go “Back” In iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

One slick feature of Android handsets is the back button. No matter what app you’re in or what screen you’re on, you should be–in theory–able to back out the way you came. It’s tremendously helpful.<p>With iOS 7 beta, Apple has quietly introduced a gesture that does the same thing, and it seems to …

Use Enhanced Dictation In OS X Mavericks Beta To Keep Your Speech Data Private [OS X Tips]

Speech to text is the next new thing, with all devices we use, including our Macs, having the ability to listen to our speech and type what we say for us. What usually makes this magic possible are network-connected processing data centers, that take your speech and convert it to text, all …

Parallels Announces Desktop 8 Support For OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Testing a beta version of OS X 10.9 can always be risky, but to mitigate the possibility of losing all your data thanks to a crazy bug, you can always try running Mavericks in a virtual environment.<p>Parallels just announced that developers can install the OS X 10.9 Developer Preview in a virtual …

Use AirDrop In iOS 7 Beta, Set Privacy Preferences In Control Center [iOS Tips]

Before we get into today’s iOS 7 Beta tip, remember that any of the iOS 7 beta features and tips we share with you could change before the latest mobile operating system from Apple hits the streets this coming fall.<p>Also, be sure that you’re not using a beta iOS 7 on an iPhone you need to get work …