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Apple releases iOS 7 Beta 2 - Developers, go get it!

Apple releases iOS 7 Beta 2 - Developers, go get it!

Apple has just released iOS 7 Beta 2 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 developer.apple.com as well. The only public-facing information about it right now is that it...
iOS 7 Preview: Control Center promises quick access to all your most common toggles

iOS 7 Preview: Control Center promises quick access to all your most common toggles

Control Center provides one-swipe access to to all your settings and media controls from anywhere on your iPhone or iPad! Quick access to system-level toggles has been one of the most constant, consistent power-user feature requests -- nay, demands -- for years now. Everything from jailbreak...
How iOS 7 compares to previous versions [Chart]

How iOS 7 compares to previous versions [Chart]

iOS 7, at least as much as we saw of it at WWDC 2013, compared at a glance with previous major releases. We began including version charts in our reviews last year, including our monster iOS 6 review, and we'll be doing more with this come the fall. For now, however, I'll just leave it here so...
Now that there’s iOS in the Car, what are the odds of iOS on the Camera? [Poll]

Now that there’s iOS in the Car, what are the odds of iOS on the Camera? [Poll]

Should Apple make iOS for Cameras? Should Apple bring iOS 7 to cameras? At WWDC 2013 Apple announced a new feature called iOS in the Car, which pushes iOS interface and interaction from a connected device to a car's in-dash display. There were a number of companies signed up for the program, so...
iOS 7 and the state of the jailbreak: Is there still a need?

iOS 7 and the state of the jailbreak: Is there still a need?

When Apple announced iOS 7 last week at WWDC, I wasn't surprised to see that many jailbreak concepts had again made their way into stock iOS. If anything, this year more than ever, Apple took lots of cues from jailbreak tweaks new and old and made them their own in a way that only Apple can do....
Iterate 48: iOS 7 design special (Part 1)

Iterate 48: iOS 7 design special (Part 1)

Loren Brichter, Sebastiaan de With, Marc Edwards, Rene Ritchie, and Dave Wiskus discuss iOS 7 and the new design language Apple unveiled for it at WWDC 2013, including icons, fonts, physics, interactions, and more. (Part 1 of a 2 part special edition.)...
Cracking the iOS 7 icon superellipse formula

Cracking the iOS 7 icon superellipse formula

Not only does iOS 7 seem to ever-so-slightly increase the size of iPhone icons, it seems to move away from the more common rounded-rectangle shape to the more complex superellipse. Hopefully Apple will provide tools to make generating curves of this type easier for developers and designers, but...
iOS 7 and a second coat of paint

iOS 7 and a second coat of paint

Parts of iOS 7 shown off by Apple during the WWDC Keynote and on Apple.com look like we're still seeing the design briefs or wireframes rather than the final assets. Palettes have been chosen, elements have been put in place, but so far it looks like iOS 7 hasn't been given the level of polish we...
OS X 10.9

Apple reportedly extending OS X 10.9 and iOS 7 testing beyond developers

Registered Apple developers have been able to test OS X 10.9 Mavericks and iOS 7 since their announcement at WWDC 2013, but reports are now emerging that Apple is widening the reach of both slightly. According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, selected Apple retail employees are now receiving an...
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...
iOS 7

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...

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