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Opt out of ad tracking on iOS 6 iOS devices
With iOS 6, you can choose to limit (though not entirely disable) ad tracking, by digging deep into settings. Go to Settings > General > About, then scroll down to the bottom and top on Advertising, then toggle Limit Ad Tracking to On.

There's a tiny Learn More link at the bottom of that screen, which explains that this uses a "non-permanent, non-personal, device identifier, that apps will use to give you more control over advertisers' ability to use tracking methods."

[kirkmc adds: I'm not entirely sure how effective it will be, as it's still in its infancy. But it can't hurt.]
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Safari 6 ".com" shortcut Web Browsers
Before Safari 6, you could navigate to a URL with having to type ".com". The same can be done in Safari 6 with one extra keystroke.

Entering "apple" in the location bar of Safari 6 will yield you Google search results for those terms. However, including a trailing slash will cause Safari to add the .com TLD to a logical location in the address, and take you to that URL. So, "apple/" will take you to apple.com.

[kirkmc adds: This is fine, if you're trying to get to .com sites. If you're in a country and want to get to local sites, it won't help you. It's worth noting that you can enter any number of slashes and still get this to work.]

Update: As per a comment below, here's how to make it work when you type a /. For example, if you type "apple/ipod/" Safari will go to www.apple.com/ipod, if you do the following. Go to System Preferences > Network, click on Advanced, then DNS. In the Search Domains section, click on + and add .com. Click on OK, then on Apply.
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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6 iPod
With iOS 6, podcasts no longer show up in the Music app, if you have installed the Podcasts app. But if you like to make playlists of podcasts, the Podcasts app doesn't pick these up. If you want to get your podcasts back to the Music app, and be able to access playlists, just delete the Podcasts app. Podcasts will show up after you tap More in the Music app.
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Resolve problem with iTunes not recognizing iPhoto library Apps
A number of people, including some I know, have had a problem with iTunes not recognizing their iPhoto libraries, and not being able to sync them to their new iPhones. It turns out, as explained in this Apple support forum thread, that extraneous ampersand characters (&) are causing the Album Data2.xml file to be parsed incorrectly. One friend showed me that in his case it was an & in a song title. Removing the & characters seems to fix this. So if you're having problems syncing photos, this may be the reason why.
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Get Siri to tell you the temperature in centigrade iOS devices
Yesterday, I discovered that, when I asked Siri for the temperature on my iPad, it would always tell me the temperature in fahrenheit, even though I am in France, and my time zone is set as such. (There is no real country setting on iOS.) On my iPhone, however, I would get the temperature in centigrade, as expected. A friend suggested that this is because I had set C in the Weather app on the iPhone. As there is no Weather app on the iPad (I still don't know why), there's no place to make this change.

Fortunately, a commenter to the blog post I linked to above pointed out that there is, indeed, a way to set the temperature, but it is well hidden. Open Clock, tap on Edit, and you'll see two buttons at the bottom of the clock list, one for F and the other for C. It seems that the only reason this setting is here is because the clocks can show time and temperatures. But unless you live in a major city - one for which you can choose a clock - the temperatures here aren't much use.
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List of OS X dictation commands System 10.8
Mountain Lion's dictation feature may not be as good as a dedicated speech recognition program (read: Nuance's Dragon Dictate), but it's good for those who only want to dictate from time to time. Apple has published a tech note about the dictation feature, listing all the commands that are possible. This shows you which types of punctuation you can use, but also how to make capital letters, go to new lines and new paragraphs, how to get numerals typed and more.
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Add your phone number to OS X Messages Apps
Glenn Fleishmann, writing for TidBITS, had a problem getting his phone number to work with Messages on Mountain Lion. He tried a number of things to get it to work, then finally found out that he had to log out and back in on his iPhone. He tapped Settings > Messages > Send & Receive, and then tapped Apple ID. He then tapped Sign Out, then tapped Use Your Apple ID for iMessage, and logged back in.

If you have this problem, try the above. And see the original article for more details and screenshots.
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Open Apps with Siri iOS devices
In iOS 6, Siri is smart enough to open your apps for you. Just speak the command "Open Mail," and Mail will open. This works for built-in and downloaded apps.

[kirkmc adds: It's about time, frankly. I've been extremely disappointed in Siri; it hardly ever works for me. I hope this works, because this will save time when I want to open an app that's not on my home screen, or buried in a folder.]
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Search the iTunes Store and Mac App Store from a browser Apps
Following yesterday's hint about dragging Mac App Store and iTunes Store icons to web browser for easier browsing, I realized that we don't have a hint about using Google to search for content in the iTunes Store or the Mac App Store. Since Apple provides all this content on the web, it's easy.

Search as follows: search_terms site:itunes.apple.com. For example, Einstein on the Beach site:itunes.apple.com. You'll get a number of hits, for the different countries where the iTunes Store or Mac App Store are available. If you want to limit the search to a specific country, you can do so like this: Einstein on the Beach site:itunes.apple.com/us/, where the two letters between the slashes are the code for the country where you're searching.

I have a LaunchBar search template set up as follows: http://www.google.com/search?q=*%20site:itunes.apple.com. You can do this in other programs as well.

Follow-up: I removed the link above; for some reason, it looks lIke I can't create a link to a Google search from here. I'll look into it.
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Create Outlook-like reminders for Mail with a keyboard shortcut Apps
I just read this hint, about creating Outlook-like reminders for Mail, and thought I would submit my variation on this that I created a few weeks ago. I liked the functionality of creating reminders from e-mail messages and having the link for the message in the reminder, but the requirement of dragging and dropping killed it for me.

So I created an Automator service and AppleScript that gives me the exact same result but with a keyboard shortcut so I never have to leave Mail.

Create a new Automator service.

Select "Service receives no input."

Add Get Selected Mail Items and select Messages in the drop down menu.

Add Run AppleScript and paste in the following script:

on run {input, parameters}
	
	tell application "Mail"
		set _sel to selection
		set _links to {}
		
		set the _message to item 1 
			of the _sel
		set theSubject to subject of _message
		set message_id to the message id of the _message
	end tell
	
	set message_url to "message://%3c" & message_id & "%3e"
	set end of _links to message_url
	set the clipboard to (_links as string)
	
	set theBody to the clipboard
	
	tell application "Reminders"
		set theReminder to make new reminder with properties {name:theSubject, body:theBody, priority:1}
		
	end tell
	
	return input
end run
Save the service, add a shortcut, and you're done.

Here is my stackexchange post on the subject along with my solution . User Kevin Oneill provided an AppleScript that I haven't played with yet but he says it will add the body of the e-mail to the Reminder's entry which some people may prefer, since it would be viewable on an iOS device as well.
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