iOS 7 Home Screen Image Reportedly Leaks Shows ‘Flat’ Design

iOS 7 Home Screen Leak

Apple’s next major mobile software release, iOS 7, is expected to receive a complete redesign of the user interface. Under the leadership of Jony Ive, the SVP of Industrial Design iOS 7 will get a “flatter” look. An image recently posted by iDownloadBlog could possibly be the home screen in iOS 7. The photo appears to be taken of an … Read More

iOS 7 to feature AirDrop Wireless File Sharing Between iOS Devices and Mac?

iOS 7 AirDrop

According to a new report iOS 7 will feature AirDrop wireless sharing between iOS devices and OS X. AirDrop for iPhone and iPad could make file sharing between devices much easier. AirDrop has been a part of OS X Lion and was introduced to share files between Macs without the need for a WiFi network.  9to5Mac reports that AirDrop for … Read More

iOS 7 Release Date on Schedule As Apple Adds More Engineers

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iOS 7 is the next major software release for Apple’s most profitable product lineup. Following the ousting of Scott Forstall the development of Human Interface design has been handed over to Industrial Design chief, Jony Ive. It has been widely reported that under Ive iOS 7 is expected to receive a complete overhaul and feature a very flat design without … Read More

iOS 7 to Boost In-Car Integration of Apple Maps and Siri

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As iOS 7 release date nears, new details about the upcoming software update are being revealed in the blogosphere. We recently reported on iOS 7 design to be very flat and feature an overhaul of default icon sets. According to a report published by 9to5 Mac, Apple is looking to introduce tighter in-car integration in iOS 7 maps and Siri. … Read More

iOS 7 to Feature ‘Flat Design’ Under Jony Ive’s Leadership

iOS 7

Apple’s next major mobile software release, iOS 7, will feature a flatter design losing artificial textures and skeuomorphism. According to a new report published by 9to5 Mac, iOS 7 is expected to introduce a complete redesign of the operating system but will continue to keep the basic functions and behaviour of the OS. Last October, Apple fired Scott Forstall and … Read More

Twitter Launches Music App, #music, For iOS and Web

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On Thursday, Twitter launched the music app that was nothing but a rumor for the past several weeks. Twitter released the app early Thursday, and called it Twitter #music, with a hashtag in the title to reflect the popular feature from the social networking site. The app integrates a number of other music streaming services such as Rdio and Spotify … Read More

Facebook Hires Apple’s Former Maps Manager Richard Williamson

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On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Facebook has hired Apple’s former Maps manager, Richard Williamson. Williamson was in charge of Apple’s iOS mapping team, and was fired in November after the new Maps application was released with many issues and faced intense criticism. By hiring Williamson, Facebook is expanding its mobile push and improving its iOS and Android application to reflect … Read More

USPTO Grants Apple iOS App Folders and “Jiggle Mode” UI Patent

iPhone Jiggle Mode Patent

Apple introduced iOS app folders in iOS 4 and has had the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI since iOS 1. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple the patent for iOS app folders and the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI. The patent, which is listed as U.S. Patent No. 8,423,911, describes the iOS app folders as “Device, method, and graphical user interface … Read More

Verizon Increases iPhone Subsidy Wait Time to 24 Months

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With Apple’s iPhone 5S expected later this year, carriers are beginning to shift around their plans and smartphone upgrade structure to match the upcoming refresh. On Friday, Verizon reported that they will now be extending the wait time for an upgrade to 24 months, up from the current 20 months that was required. The company released details about the extension … Read More

iOS 7 to Feature ‘Flat Design’ Under Jonathan Ive’s Leadership

Jonathan Ive

iOS 7 could feature ‘flat design’ as Apple prepares to unveil the next operating system for iOS devices. Late last year, Jonathan Ive was just Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple but with a management shakeup at the company, his role expanded. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook gave Jonathan Ive leadership of the the company’s Human Interfaces teams. This means … Read More

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to Supply 650,000 iOS Devices to U.S. Department of Defense

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According to a report from Electronista, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be supplying iOS devices to the United States Department of Defense, replacing all of the 470,000 BlackBerry devices currently in use by employees. Until this year, the DOD handed out a Blackberry to each of its employees for answering emails, business calls etc. However, with Blackberry upheaving its old system … Read More

Walmart to Expand ‘Scan & Go’ iPhone Self-Checkout Systems To Over 200 Stores

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According to a report from Reuters, Walmart is expanding its ‘Scan & Go’ Self-checkout system to over 200 of its retail stores. The system, which is similar to Apple’s own EasyPay system is modeled around iOS devices and allows customers of Walmart stores to pay for their shopping items at a checkout station while exiting the store. For now, “Scan … Read More

iOS 6.1.3 Software Update Reveals Yet Another Passcode Bypass

iOS 6-1-3 Software Update Passcode Bug

Only a day after releasing the iOS 6.1.3 software update to the public, Apple appears to have yet another issue with its mobile OS. iOS 6.1.3 patched an passcode lock bug on the iPhone, and also delivered a number of Maps enhancements for Japanese users. However, on Wednesday, a YouTube user “videosdebarraquito” discovered yet another bug on the iPhone 4, … Read More