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10 essential iOS 7 tips and tricks

4. Use iTunes radio

Apple could use analytics from the recently acquired Topsy to tailor ads on Apple products, like iTunes radio, pictured here.

Along with iOS 7, Apple launched iTunes Radio, the company’s answer to Pandora. Like Pandora, iTunes Radio lets you enter in a song, artist, or genre, and then it will try to play songs similar to what you selected.

Like a song? Hate it? You’ll get the option to play more songs like it, never play it again, or add it to your wish list. If you want to buy the song, just click on the price icon in the upper right.

You can only skip up to six songs per hour. Audio ads appear once every 15 minutes or so; video ads once an hour. Ad Age reports that, despite iTunes Radio having had precisely zero listeners before the rollout of iOS 7, several major companies had already paid millions to be inserted in your stations’ playlists. Expect to be interrupted by Pepsi, McDonald’s, Nissan, and Macy’s. 

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