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95% of developers surveyed say they're full steam ahead on iOS 7 updates

95% of developers surveyed say they're full steam ahead on iOS 7 updates

This fall Apple will be releasing iOS 7, and with it, a whole new design language and feature set for developers to adjust to and pass along to the people using their apps. How many designers and developers plan to update, especially considering how few people seem willing to pay for updates?...
iOS 7 preview: Safari amps up search, tabs, sharing, reading, and more!

iOS 7 preview: Safari amps up search, tabs, sharing, reading, and more!

Safari is one of the most important apps on iOS, and so it's not surprising it gets one of the biggest redesigns in iOS 7. The gateway to the web on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, Apple finally gives it a unified search bar, along with some slick new social features, a better reading list, and an...
iOS 7 preview: iCloud Keychain aims to make security more convenient

iOS 7 preview: iCloud Keychain aims to make security more convenient

iCloud Keychain promises to generate, store, sync, and populate all your passwords across all your iOS 7 devices, and OS X Mavericks on the Mac. iOS 7 adds an incredibly important set of new features to Apple's Safari web browser - the ability to generate, store, and fill passwords. Sure,...
Developers: If you're updating your app for iOS 7, please take a moment to consider accessibility

Developers: If you're updating your app for iOS 7, please take a moment to consider accessibility

A lot of developers will either be updating their apps to fit the new look and feel of iOS 7, or launching entirely new apps to coincide with its release. While that's no doubt going to be a stressful, exhausting process all on it's own, it's also a landmark that seems like the perfect time to...
Apple closing security vulnerability that let fake chargers attack iOS devices

Apple closing security vulnerability that let fake chargers attack iOS devices

In June we heard about Mactans, a malicious iPhone charger created by three security researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology. This week the researchers presented their findings at Black Hat, an annual hacker convention in Las Vegas, and Apple officially responded to them. Here's the...
How to report iMessage spam to Apple

How to report iMessage spam to Apple

A new Apple Knowledge Base article details steps that people can take to report spam iMessages. If you receive and unwanted iMessage, you can report it to imessage.spam@icloud.com by sending a screenshot of the message, the sender's email address or phone number, and the date and time that the...
iOS 7 preview: Big improvements for big business

iOS 7 preview: Big improvements for big business

iOS 7 continues Apple's tradition of consistently improving and extending Enterprise support for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Previous years introduced such basic, core functionality as Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and hardware encryptions.This year offers more specific additions that, never-...
iOS 7 preview: Activation lock aims to keep out the crooks

iOS 7 preview: Activation lock aims to keep out the crooks

Find my iPhone - also referred to as Find my iPod or Find my iPad on those devices - has always been a great way to help you find your phone or tablet under a sofa, in another room, or even at a restaurant, coffee shop, theater, or similar public place. It's been great for lost devices. Stolen...
Apple releases iOS 7 beta 4 - developers, go get it!

Apple releases iOS 7 beta 4 - developers, go get it!

Apple has just released iOS 7 Beta 4 to developers. It's now available over-the-air (OTA) and on-device via Settings > General > Software Update, and should be soon as complete download via the newly restored developer.apple.com as well. The only public-facing information about it right...
iOS 7 preview: iOS in the Car hints at the future of iOS everywhere

iOS 7 preview: iOS in the Car hints at the future of iOS everywhere

iOS in the Car isn't arriving this year with the rest of iOS 7. It's currently scheduled to arrive in 2014 instead, and that's because it requires the support of car companies, who have to enable the ability to receive it into their in-dash display systems. Traditionally Apple hasn't done as well...
iOS 7 whiteout: Will the future be bleached?

iOS 7 whiteout: Will the future be bleached?

Last year, after Twitterrific 5 launched, I loved the pure, Vader black look so much I changed my wallpaper to get the full-on blackout look. Then, in June of this year, Apple showed off iOS 7 and it was, for the most part, whiter than Storm Trooper white. Now, Twitterrific 5 has updated with a...
iOS in the Car and how Apple could get past licensing and own every screen in the future

iOS in the Car and how Apple could get past licensing and own every screen in the future

During the Q3 2013 financial results call call today, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, was asked about the upcoming iOS 7 feature, iOS in the Car and what it meant for Apple. Cook replied that it was "very important". That iOS in the Car would be part of the Apple ecosystem like the App Store and iTunes,...
A plea for iOS 7 status bar sanity

A plea for iOS 7 status bar sanity

There's not a pixel on the screen that iOS 7 won't be changing come this fall, including the status and menu bars that have lived on top of iPhones and iPads for years. Dave Wiskus, designer of Vesper, has weighed in on that specific change, and what the repercussions might be. From Better...
SF District Attorney puts iOS 7 Activation Lock to the test, shares thoughts

SF District Attorney puts iOS 7 Activation Lock to the test, shares thoughts

Last week San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced they would be putting Apple's recently announced Activation Lock feature to test. Details of the tests remain private, but for now Gascón is saying that "clear improvements" have...
iOS 7 preview: Accessory support for iBeacons, game controllers, and more!

iOS 7 preview: Accessory support for iBeacons, game controllers, and more!

iOS 7 increases iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch support for accessory makers, including new iBeacons for location transmission, game controllers, and a slew of improvements for speakers, keyboards, and more! iOS 7 will bring not only an entirely new, dynamic interface to the iPhone, iPod touch,...
iOS 7 preview: Siri gets a new look, access to settings, more services, still no predictive results

iOS 7 preview: Siri gets a new look, access to settings, more services, still no predictive results

iOS 7 continues to build on Siri, adding access to settings, new partner services and features, including results from Bing, Wikipedia, and Twitter, and a newly redesigned natural-languge interface Apple introduced Siri, their personal digital assistant, in iOS 5 as a secondary, natural...
Would you pay again for iOS 7 versions of your favorite apps?

Would you pay again for iOS 7 versions of your favorite apps?

iOS 7 is coming, and with it an all-new design language. Apps will have to update to reflect that change, or risk looking old and outdated, and lose their place to newer, hotter updates and upstarts. But great design and development aren't free -- they're expensive. So how will companies afford...
iOS 7 preview: Gestures controls, consistency, and collision

iOS 7 preview: Gestures controls, consistency, and collision

iOS 7 adds new gestures for control center, for navigating in Mail, Messages, and Safari, and more iOS 7 continues Apple's long history of gesture-based controls, some system-wide like the new swipe up from the bottom bezel to open Control Center, and some app (or multi-app) specific, like the...
iOS 7 preview: Photo Streams finally get truly social sharing

iOS 7 preview: Photo Streams finally get truly social sharing

With iOS 7, shared Photo Streams are finally, really shared with anyone and everyone able to add not only comments, but photos and, now videos as well, all their own While technically part of the new, upcoming Photos app, the iOS 7 update to iCloud's Photo Stream is significant enough that it...
App Store Year One: Shocking successes, game-changers, and unpredictable pain

App Store Year One: Shocking successes, game-changers, and unpredictable pain

In celebration of the App Store's 5th anniversary we're taking a look back at its history, including its initial launch, immediate success, and the passion and pain that came with it Apple introduced the App Store on July 10, 2008, five years ago this week. Over the course of the next few days...

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