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Mock up iOS 7 screens in Photoshop with this file

Mock up iOS 7 screens in Photoshop with this file

User experience (UX) design studio Teehan+Lax is offering a free downloadable Photoshop file containing interface elements from the first beta release of iOS 7. You can grab the iOS7 GUI PSD file by visiting their Web site. Teehan+Lax said that the file is being offered "to help you pitch,...
How to downgrade iOS 7 beta back to iOS 6

How to downgrade iOS 7 beta back to iOS 6

Lots of people itch to try new iOS beta versions when they become available and iOS 7 has definitely attracted lots of people that were curious to try out the new features ahead of time. If you were one of those and didn't heed our warning about betas, you may find yourself frustrated with lots...
Game controller support in iOS 7 is a step in the right direction

Game controller support in iOS 7 is a step in the right direction

Introducing iOS 7 at WWDC last week, Apple's Craig Federighi mentioned MFi game controller support in passing. Apple's announcement has long-term ramifications for iOS 7 as viable gaming platform. Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod MFi is a licensing program Apple offers to developers. It enables...
Logitech Gamepad

Blurrycam image purports to be a Logitech G-Series gamepad for iPhone 5

Logitech already makes some great accessories for iOS devices, and if this blurrycam image is to be believed, it looks like they might have an iPhone 5 gamepad on the way. This image acquired by the folks at Kotaku, purports to be a future G-Series gaming add-on for the iPhone 5 complete with...
iOS 7 and the continuing gamification of interface

iOS 7 and the continuing gamification of interface

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...
iOS 7 and the rejection of the unfamiliar

iOS 7 and the rejection of the unfamiliar

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: Apple just reset the baseline for what is considered native. They’re changing the...
iOS 7 preview: New security features

iOS 7 preview: New security features

Apple's iOS 7, announced earlier this week, brings a lot of changes to all areas of the operating system, and security is no exception. iOS 7, at least as much of it as has been publicly disclosed by Apple to date, includes a number of security-related enhancements, seeking not just to make your...
Control Center

Is Control Center a useful addition to iOS? [Poll]

Is Control Center a useful addition to iOS One of the many new additions to iOS 7 is Control Center. Apple bills it as "quick access to the controls and apps you always seem to need right this second." There's plenty packed in there, too; a series of quick toggles for such things as WiFi and...
Hey you, the one running iOS 7 beta when you really shouldn't be: Stay classy!

Hey you, the one running iOS 7 beta when you really shouldn't be: Stay classy!

I meant to publish this on Monday but I messed up and forgot to. Sorry about that. But it's the same every year. The iOS 7 beta is intended for developers to test for bugs and software compatibility. It's not intended to be an early release preview, or the daily driver for anyone's main phone....
iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever

iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever

iOS 7 is turbulence. It's change. That scares some people, and makes others hungry. It divides sentiment and reaction, and creates as much fear and noise as it does thoughtful analysis and future thinking. That iOS 7 in its current form had to be realized in under 8 months, that it involved...
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What do you think of the iOS 7 homescreen? [Poll]

What do you think of the iOS 7 homescreen? We got some great feedback from everyone on yesterday's poll on the overall looks of iOS 7, but today we're going to dive a little deeper; the homescreen. One of the most immediately noticeable changes from iOS 6, the iOS 7 homescreen is a point of...
FaceTime iOS 7

Will FaceTime audio bring VoIP calling into regular, everyday smartphone use?

FaceTime audio has been jokingly referred to since its WWDC 2013 introduction by some, as the phone. While this may be amusing to some, the wider picture is something potentially more important. In adding audio only calling to FaceTime, Apple has created their own Skype. And, with it, opened up...
The unsung features of iOS 7

iOS 7: All the features you might have missed!

When Apple unveiled iOS 7 at WWDC 2013 on Monday, they spent most of their time talking about ten major features of the new OS, including a refreshed interface, better multitasking, and iTunes Radio. But, as with past years, they also spent a couple of minutes highlighting additional features...
Instapaper creator Marco Arment's take on what iOS 7 means for developers

Instapaper creator Marco Arment's take on what iOS 7 means for developers

Marco Arment of the popular read it later service Instapaper has an interesting take on what iOS 7 means for app development and how it's a great opportunity to take advantage of an already saturated market. Apple has set fire to iOS. Everything’s in flux. Those with the least to lose have...
iOS 7

What do you think about the new look for iOS 7? [Poll]

What do you think about the new look for iOS 7? The iOS 7 announcement at WWDC 2013 left us with a lot to talk about, but the most immediately noticeable difference is the appearance. Since Jony Ive took charge of the design, we had heard countless rumors about all the skeuomorphic elements...
WWDC 2013 and iOS 7: What we didn't get

WWDC 2013 and iOS 7: What we didn't get

WWDC 2013 brought with it this year a dizzying number of changes from new MacBook Airs to OS X Mavericks and more. Undoubtedly, the largest announcement was iOS 7 which brings with it an all new flattened interface, lots of new features, and improvements upon older ones. We talked about all our...
App Store

Senator John McCain praises Apple's new auto-updating apps feature in iOS 7

One person for sure who will be delighted by one of iOS 7's new features is one Senator John McCain. Famously, during the Senate hearing attended by Tim Cook, McCain asked why he has to update things all the time. Fast forward to WWDC, and what should Apple announce as part of iOS 7? Auto-...
iOS 7

iOS 7 video with Jony Ive and Craig Federighi now available on Apple.com

If you couldn't catch the live video feed of the WWDC keynote today, you won't have seen the promo video for the new look iOS 7 starring Jony Ive and Craig Federighi. Thankfully -- and in advance of the whole keynote video hitting the web -- over on Apple.com you can now watch through the 7...
Activation Lock

Find my iPhone toughening up in iOS 7, requires Apple ID to erase the phone

iOS 7 is taking security pretty seriously, with some updates to Find my iPhone that requires your Apple ID and password in order to perform a remote erase. This also applies to turning off Find my iPhone, making it much tougher to access should you ever lose it or have it stolen. Once the device...
Apple posts official iOS 7 features page on Apple.com

Apple posts official iOS 7 features page on Apple.com

Now that Apple has officially announced and shown off iOS 7 at WWDC 2013, they've now added a page to Apple.com laying out the features, complete with mini previews of each. The new iOS 7 page shows the updated interfaces of all the core apps as well as new ones such as Control Center, iTunes...

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