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Topic: iOS 7 Feature Focus

iOS 7 feature focus: Redesigned Camera app gains burst mode, filters

10/12/2013, 02:10 pm

iPhone owners have always been among the most snap-happy on the planet — Apple's devices are far and away the most popular on Yahoo's Flickr photo hosting service, for instance — and iOS 7 brings a wealth of new features and enhancements for shutterbugs.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Quick access to '.com,' '?' and other hidden keys

10/09/2013, 12:10 pm

With iOS 7, Apple's touchscreen keyboard has been revised, offering new capabilities and also changing the functionality of some previously available features, like the ".com" button in Safari.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Deleting texts, checking timestamps, & disabling 'short names' in Messages

09/27/2013, 02:09 pm

There's more than meets the eye in Apple's new Messages application for iOS 7, with a few key features hidden away, some of which are only accessible with touchscreen gestures.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Getting a hold on Apple's Control & Notification centers

09/26/2013, 12:09 pm

The addition of Control Center to Apple's iOS platform opens up new possibilities with regard to ease of operation on iPhones, iPods, and iPads, but it also makes it more necessary for iOS users to better understand the security implications that accompany that increased accessibility.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Expanded Bluetooth adds support for companion devices, introduces iBeacons

09/25/2013, 01:09 pm

iOS 7 ticks all the boxes for a major consumer-focused operating system refresh: an overhauled user interface, updates to killer apps like the camera with its new burst capture mode, the addition of iTunes Radio, and many more. However, changes that users cannot see — those aimed at enabling developers to build whole new classes of applications with Bluetooth connectivity — may be even more exciting.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Adding fingerprints, enhancing security for iPhone 5s Touch ID

09/24/2013, 03:09 pm

Users who set up their new iPhone 5s will be prompted to add a fingerprint for the Touch ID sensor integrated into the home button. But up to four more separate fingerprints, for a total of five, can be added later in the iOS 7 Settings application, where other changes can be made to enhance security.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Block calls, texts, and FaceTimes from individual numbers

09/19/2013, 12:09 pm

Apple's new operating system has received acclaim for many of its interface tweaks and service additions, but one of the less heralded features Apple built into iOS 7 is also quite useful: a privacy setting that allows users to block specific people from contacting them.

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iOS 7 feature focus: App Store auto-updates and iTunes Radio

09/18/2013, 07:09 pm

iOS 7 brings several new features, among them the long-anticipated streaming music service iTunes Radio and automatic app updates from the App Store.

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iOS 7 feature focus: AirDrop simplifies speedy local file transfer

09/18/2013, 05:09 pm

With AirDrop, Apple has implemented a useful, robust and simple file sharing feature that has, until iOS 7, been largely the domain of third-party apps.

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