How to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 9.3

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Get your iOS device up to date fast and easy.
Get your iOS device up to date fast and easy.
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iOS 9.3 is perhaps the biggest “dot” upgrade Apple has created for its mobile platform. Apple usually doesn’t show off incremental iOS upgrades at its carefully staged keynotes, but iOS 9.3 clocked some time at Monday’s iPhone SE event, and you should update right now.

If nothing else, you’ll get some great new features like Night Shift to make your mobile digital life just a bit better. Here’s how to get iOS 9.3 on your iPhone or iPad.

4 apps that fix Apple Music’s shortcomings

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Want to enhance your Apple Music experience? Try these 4 apps!
Want to enhance your Apple Music experience? Try these four apps.
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How Apple’s favorite reviewer convinced Jobs to bring iTunes to PC

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If you used an iPod on PC, you can thank Walt Mossberg.
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Bringing the iPod to the PC was one of the keys to making Apple’s breakthrough music player the ubiquitous mega-hit that it became. But, as with the decision to allow an App Store on iOS, then-CEO Steve Jobs wasn’t exactly on-board with the idea from the start.

In fact, according to a new interview with Nest CEO (and former Apple executive) Tony Fadell, it virtually turned into a “knock-down, drag-out” battle between the pro-PC camp at Apple and Jobs.

Until Walt Mossberg, of all people, managed to break the deadlock.

Get your iPhone into (and out of) recovery mode with this free software

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ReiBoot is free software that makes it possible to rescue your phone's OS no matter what kind of trouble it runs into.
ReiBoot is free software that makes it possible to rescue your phone's OS no matter what kind of trouble it runs into.
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Microsoft’s iOS news app has a smart plan to compete with Apple News

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Microsoft's professionally-focused news app, News Pro.
Microsoft's professionally-focused news app, News Pro.
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As rumors swirl that Apple is considering subscription-only content for its News app, Microsoft is also looking to get in on the iOS news game. On Tuesday, they released a new app called News Pro, which boasts the tagline “hyper-relevant news for your work.”