The second week of Talk Mobile 2013 kicks off tomorrow, and the discussion is going to center around mobile apps. With five days of awesome content lined up and sure to be some great conversations in the comments, we really want to expand your interaction with the whole Talk Mobile crew.
This was Tim Cook's WWDC, not only headlined by a risky, heavily skeuomorphic, deeply gamified iOS 7, but wrapped in messaging that elaborated on their core beliefs, and re-affirmed a promise to the people who use their products. From the opening video to the closing words, Apple repeated that message, and a few things came to mind as I watched the video and the event:
iOS 7 is not only the most skeuomorphic and liberating version of Apple's mobile operating system to date, it's also potentially the most fun. (I say potentially because it's not finished yet, and we'll likely only know whether Apple truly achieves their vision once it launches this fall.) This idea -- the gamificaton of interface -- isn't new, of course. With iOS 7, Apple's simply, audaciously attempting to take it to the next level. Here's how...
Thoughtful post from Chris Clark on the changes Apple made in iOS 7, the realities of the design languages old and new, and what it means for developers and designers. From his Release Candidate One blog:
In today's digitally driven world, it's easy to take hundreds, even thousands of photos a month to store on our devices and share through social networks, but many of us rarely get physical prints any more. Now you can bring custom prints back into your home and workspaces with DeepSquare Prints by Static Pixels. These eco-friendly photos are printed directly onto recycled cardboard and look amazing considering they don't use high-quality photo paper (that are also ridden with toxic chemicals). Being cardboard, DeepSquare prints are also eye-catching and resemble canvas standouts.
If you live anywhere in the European Union, you'll be glad to know that starting next year, you will no longer be charged mobile roaming fees anywhere within the EU. The change, which may go into effect as soon as July of 2014, would apply to voice calls, texting, and data according to The Telegraph.
Every week, the editors and writers at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps. This week's selections includes a few games, a Mac app for video editing and effects, a weather app, a journaling app, and more.
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During E3, Gameloft announced the latest iteration of their long-standing racing series, Asphalt 8: Airborne. Asphalt 8 introduces a new aerial element where you're launching your car off ramps to do freakin' sweet spins and flips. It's basically mixing in Tony Hawk with your classic racing game.