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Quick update from Tap This App.

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2 very successful days on our site, a huge thank you to all the readers tapping in and getting their fix on iOS7s new features.

It’s a huge shift in design from iOS6 and nearly everything has moved or looks different. We want to help you as much as we can by making your shift as comfortable and stress free as possible. To do that we would love for you to help us too.

Please follow us WordPress, Facebook and Twitter. All you need to do is tap the respective icons at the top of the home bar just next to our logo or simply click the links in the last sentence.

It helps us know that we have support.

Again, thank you, and keep a lookout for more Tips & Tricks on iOS7 coming soon.

If there is anything specific that you need help with, just email 1 of us and we’ll do a post for you.

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The New and Improved Siri in iOS7

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Siri can now seduce you by simply saying your name.

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First of all, I want to say a huge well done to Apple for maintaining and improving Siri. I have had the voice assistant since it’s inception, since then, it’s improved massively!

Now with a new UI and high quality speech, it’s even more beautiful then ever!

Siri can handle even more tasks in iOS7, here are just a few.

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Toggle settings

Search for images

Post to Facebook and Twitter (quickest way without the quick posts from iOS6)

Play voice mail

It’s even got a little brainier, it can now learn pronunciation of difficult names. You can change the gender of your personal assistant through “Settings > General >Siri >Voice Gender”.

I’d say for the past 2 years Siri has been in it’s “beta” stage, just shy of it’s full release. Like a boy about to enter puberty. Well, now with iOS7, Siri has exited it’s “beta” and has become man.

That’s all I can really say about Siri. It’s not a major part of my life but it’s nice to have it there, and when I need to bury a dead body, he has the best suggestions!

What happened to the Tweet and Facebook post buttons in Notification Center?

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You searched, found nothing, you searched, you found nothing. It’s a horrible loop. iOS7 takes some getting used to. Don’t worry, Tap This App is here to help you, luckily for you, we have had the pleasure of working with the new OS for several months now.

Throughout today we will be gracing you with the answers you have been searching for. Today we will be your iOS7 God. You’re welcome!

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First thing, I see a lot of searches for the Tweet and Facebook post buttons that were at the top of the Notification Center in iOS6. They allowed you to quickly post what was on your mind with a single swipe down from your iPod, iPad or iPhone. Now, they’re gone, so how can you post or tweet quickly in iOS7? Where did they go?

Harsh truth. They were trashed, thrown into the oblivion never to return. Let’s face it, they didn’t belong in Notification Center, they’re actions. They were out of context.

iOS7 does come with a new control center though, maybe this could be the new home for the quick posting buttons many of us probably never used. Maybe they will be there in the next update, we never know. However, they would fit perfectly, is a way, it’s about control. You control your Facebook, you control your Tweets and what better way to access them then through Control Center.

Need an alternative? Use Siri, simply say “post to Facebook” or “post to Twitter” and then dictate what you want to say. It’s incredibly fast, and if you’re in a situation where you can talk to your iPhone, iPod or iPad you’re sorted! A word of warning, not everyone wants to know what you Tweet though, so for you serial Tweeters, stick to using the App.

There you have it, you now know why Notification Center no longer has quick post updates.

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