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Internet already worried about iOS 7 location tracking, fails to learn from history

Internet already worried about iOS 7 location tracking, fails to learn from history

iOS 7 will apparently show you locations you've frequented in the past. That's likely still under NDA, but Apple apparently confirmed it. The point of this piece isn't the feature, however, the point is the artificial panic that will no doubt be manufactured around that story by the mix of...
iOS 7 preview: FaceTime audio for when you want to be heard but not seen

iOS 7 preview: FaceTime audio for when you want to be heard but not seen

Apple's FaceTime is a built-in way for anyone on a recent iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac to quickly, easily make and receive video calls. It's been a boon to long distance families and relationships, traveling lovers and parents, and those who use sign language alike. Sometimes, however, you're...
Vector 4: Brian Klug compares Apples to Androids

Vector 4: Brian Klug compares Apples to Androids

Brian Klug of AnandTech talks to Rene about the relative strengths and weaknesses of iOS and Android, including specs, battery life, interface, and more, including the new Nexus 7 and Moto X. With wood veneer! Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS...
iOS 7 preview: App Store gets location-based popularity, goes kid-friendly

iOS 7 preview: App Store gets location-based popularity, goes kid-friendly

The App Store debuted with iOS 2 (iPhone OS 2), got card-based search in iOS 6. Now, in addition to a complete visual make-over in iOS 7, it's also getting in on the location game with Apps Near Me, and finally - yes, finally - adding a kids category for children of all ages. Here's what Apple...
Apple releases iOS 7 beta 5 - Developers, go get it!

Apple releases iOS 7 beta 5 - Developers, go get it!

Apple has released beta 5 for iOS 7, which as usual, will contain all manner of bug fixes, performance enhancements, and minor and major tweaks as they continue the long haul towards fall release. Registered developers can get it now by going to Settings > General > Software Update and...
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...
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: 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...

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