Quick iOS Tip: Access your favourite app with a swipe!

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Here’s a quick tip straight from the essentials of iOS! You can access your favourite App with just a swipe to the right and view its widget in your Today view. To add an App, find its icon, press down on it (with the 3D Touch), then tap on Add Widget.

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Now you’ll be able to quickly view the App from your Lock Screen by swiping right!

Quick iOS Tip: I’m still listening!

Sometimes you’re on a call and then someone else might walk in and want to start discussing something important, but then you may not want whoever is on the phone listening. Or you could be listening to that friend of yours venting, but secretly you’re watching Netflix in the background so you don’t want them to hear that background noise…okay, I’m kidding. We’re not that kind of friend. A friend must always be actively listening! But here’s how you mute yourself in a call. Just tap the mute button!

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Quick Tip: How to stop those pesky rate and review requests

We all have opinions, but sometimes we just want to enjoy ourselves without having to give feedback. So here’s a quick tip on how to stop those annoying rate and review pop-ups from apps that you’ve been using.

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Here’s where to go to disable those feedback requests!

Settings > iTunes & App Store and then tap the switch to toggle off In-App Ratings & Reviews.

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iWork/iLife Balance

 

The power of lightness

Hot on the heels of the iPhone 5S & 5C launch, Apple held a special event on 22 October 2013 to announce iPad Air, making this the 5th generation iPad.  The new iPad is “Dramatically Thinner, Lighter & More Powerful” and has been redesigned from the ground up. 

“Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad®, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive.”

Apple also announced a new iPad mini, an all new Mac Pro & updated MacBook Pro with Retina Display. You can find out more about the new iPad here

iWork iLife Balance

 Apple also introduced the next generation of iWork (Apple's version of Microsoft Office) & iLife (for all your media-music, photos, videos). 

“This is the biggest day for apps in Apple’s history,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.  “These new versions deliver seamless experiences across devices that you can’t find anywhere else and are packed with great features like iMovie Theater, Drummer and a new unified file format for iWork documents across all your devices.”

And to help you get up and running with these new versions of iLife & iWork, you can find all the user guides here 

Tips & Tricks

And if you're in need of even more iOS 7 Tips, you'll want to check out the iPhone 5S tips & tricks page over at Apple’s website - they're almost as good as our tips ;-)