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Topic: iOS 7

Apple releases iOS 7 beta 2 to developers with iPad support, new Siri voices

06/24/2013, 01:06 pm

Apple on Monday released the second beta of iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, arriving two weeks after the new mobile operating system was unveiled and featuring newly updated voices for Siri.

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Editorial: iOS 7 shows how Apple is leading mobile computing

06/22/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple's new iOS 7, which the company unveiled last week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, says a lot about the future of mobile devices because Apple owns the future of mobile devices.

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Apple's Sprite Kit framework targets games on iOS 7, OS X Mavericks & potentially Apple TV

06/21/2013, 08:06 am

Apple's new Sprite Kit development framework aims to make it easier to create 2D arcade style games for both iOS 7 mobile devices and the Mac desktop, and hints at a future strategy for games on Apple TV.

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Apple now charting App Store iOS fragmentation just like Google's Android

06/20/2013, 07:06 pm

After first announcing that 93 percent of App Store customers are using the latest iOS 6 at WWDC last week, Apple has added the chart to its public developer site, mirroring Google's reporting of Android users in Google Play.

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Inside iOS 7: Safari gains portrait fullscreen, unified search bar, visual tabs

06/20/2013, 09:06 am

Underneath its fresh coat of paint, Safari in iOS 7 includes a number of new features that make it a richer mobile browsing experience, including a mandated fullscreen mode in both portrait and landscape views, and a new unified smart search box.

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Inside iOS 7: iBeacons enhance apps' location awareness via Bluetooth LE

06/19/2013, 06:06 am

Apple's new iBeacons feature for iOS 7 implements a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) profile for micro-location, enabling a series of new geofencing capabilities for app developers.

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Rumor: Russian video shows iPad version of iOS 7 beta

06/18/2013, 06:06 pm

A fresh video from Russia claims to show the iPad iteration of iOS 7 beta, which has yet to be officially released by Apple, with fairly high resolution images and a brief walkthrough of the operating system's main features.

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Lack of Voice Memos app in iOS 7 beta could leave space for third-party alternatives

06/18/2013, 04:06 pm

Apple made no small amount of changes to its mobile platform with iOS 7, and among those was the possible removal of its native voice recording app a development that surprised both users and voice memo app developers alike.

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Inside iOS 7: Calendar app comes with sterilized UI, few feature changes

06/17/2013, 10:06 pm

While Apple updated every first-party app for iOS 7, one of the most heavily modified is Calendar, which sheds the silver and blue skin seen in iOS 6 for a grayscale theme almost devoid of color.

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Emulator screenshots show what iOS 7 may look like on iPad

06/17/2013, 02:06 pm

Apple didn't show off the newest version of iOS running on an iPad, but new screens have emerged online showing what Apple's overhaul of its mobile platform may like on its bestselling tablet.

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Photo shows prototype Logitech 'Made for iPhone' gaming controller

06/17/2013, 08:06 am

A new photo shows a prototype version of a Lightning-enabled iPhone 5 gaming controller from accessory maker Logitech.

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Inside iOS 7: Apple adds Instagram-like filters, square capture to Camera app

06/17/2013, 08:06 am

Apple's new Camera app in iOS 7 adds some features reminiscent of Instagram, the photo sharing service recently acquired by Facebook, in an update that unifies and simplifies the user interface.

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Editorial: What WWDC 2013 tells us about Apple

06/16/2013, 02:06 am

Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Convention is now over, but the event revealed a year's worth of insight into what the company is doing with the Macintosh, OS X, iOS and iCloud.

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Inside iOS 7: Animations work with flat graphics to create sense of space

06/15/2013, 06:06 pm

The iOS 7 beta's user interface overhaul is a striking departure from past aesthetics, and one that has garnered a fair share of press, but a complete rebuilding of system animations is equally impactful despite going largely unnoticed.

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Apple's iOS 7 beta already on 0.22% of compatible US devices, study says

06/14/2013, 04:06 pm

According to ad firm Chitika, Apple's latest iOS 7 beta accounts for 0.22 percent of all U.S. iPhone and iPod touch traffic across its network, double the 0.11 percent seen by the third iOS 6 beta last year.

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iOS 7 beta: Zoom while recording video in Apple's Camera app

06/14/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple's first iOS 7 beta adds the ability to zoom in and out, via a two-finger pinching motion, while recording video in the default Camera application.

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Inside iOS 7: Apple's new App Store simplifies app updating & discovery

06/14/2013, 01:06 pm

The daily routine of manually installing application updates will become a thing of the past, while discovering new software will get easier, thanks to the enhanced capabilities of Apple's App Store in iOS 7.

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Apple working with Logitech and Moga for MFi game controllers, details framework at WWDC

06/13/2013, 05:06 pm

In the clearest sign yet that Apple is serious about supporting dedicated third-party game controllers in iOS, the company held a 45-minute long session at WWDC on Tuesday, showing off app frameworks, hardware mock-ups and a set of preliminary best practices guidelines.

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Bluetooth devices to gain notification support in iOS 7 & Mavericks with Apple's new APIs

06/13/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple's next versions of iOS and OS X will offer advanced integration with Bluetooth accessories, including access to Notification Center, as well as preservation and restoration services.

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Inside iOS 7: Siri gets smarter with new system controls

06/13/2013, 12:06 pm

Siri, Apple's voice-driven personal assistant, will become even more helpful with iOS 7 by granting users the ability to control settings such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and even screen brightness.

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