The Verge reports that FiftyThree, the team behind Paper, the highest grossing app in the App Store, has received $15 million in investment funding to create what it says will be the Office suite of a more creative future.
Twitter user Sonny Dickson has leaked numerous screenshots of what the iOS 7 beta will possibly look like once it’s released for use on the iPad. The images were obtained via the simulator feature of Apple’s XCode developer platform. The design seems to fall in line with what we’ve seen so far from screenshots of iOS 7 on the iPhone.
Skype has announced a new Video Messaging feature to allow users to send video files to their contacts. The new feature will roll out to every platform (iOS and OS X included) today.
Wireless carrier AT&T announced on Friday that it will be pushing out an update to its customers that use an iPhone 5 or 4S. The new software is to add support for an FCC-ordered Wireless Emergency Alert system.
Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch. This weekend, we again feature graphic artist Maik Fischer with his new and excellent textured abstract wallpaper pack entitled Mextures.
While Apple did show off several of the more prominent new features of iOS 7 at their WWDC keynote, and on their iOS 7 website, one thing they didn’t mention was support for game controllers. According to Apple’s developer website (as noted by Touch Arcade), Apple will include official game controller APIs for developers in their latest SDK.
Apple’s developer preview of iOS 7 has been out for a few days now – but so far we have not seen the software demoed on an iPad, or even what the iPad interface will look like. Until now, that is! As noted by iGen, Apple has updated their iOS page with the first images of iOS 7 and the iPad – and while the images are anything but surprising, it’s nice to catch this first glimpse.
Since its unveiling at WWDC 2013, iOS 7 has been described as: confusing, cool, horrid, beautiful, amazing, childish… You get the idea. Such reactions are a given when a company changes an iconic product. (See “New Coke.”)
Apple has made changes to some of the icons on its official iOS 7 website, most notably to the Weather, Passbook, and Reminders app icons. As one of the most visible aspects of the iOS revamp, the icons in iOS 7 have been subject to reactions ranging from admiration to ridicule.
Microsoft has released Office Mobile for Office 365 for the iPhone. The app allows Office 365 subscription users to access Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents from their iPhone. No native version for the iPad has as yet been released.
While Apple’s new icon and design elements in iOS 7 are certainly radically different from prior versions of iOS, not everyone is a fan of the changes. Some folks are even questioning the design skills of those involved. Apparently there’s a good reason for that: the icons weren’t designed by Jony Ive or Apple’s design team at all!
If you thought finding out the clock icon in iOS 7 actually shows the current time was mind-boggling, then this will really scorch your shorts. The iOS 7 Beta allows you to redeem iTunes Gift Cards with your iPhone’s camera!
There’s no doubt that Apple’s latest version of iOS has gone through some pretty dramatic changes, both visually and under the hood. In fact, iOS 7 is the most radically different version of iOS that Apple has ever unveiled – and despite how you feel about the changes, it will shape Apple’s future direction for iOS forever. But just how much different does it really look?
While Apple’s new iOS beta is fun to experiment with, and useful for developers, but let’s face it: It’s not for everyone, and not something you should use 100% of the time. For those of you who have already upgraded and want to take a step back, we’ve got just the thing!
Apple mentioned a lot of things about their new iOS 7 beta, but easy access to Wi-Fi hotspots wasn’t one of them. However, the mention of “Hotspot 2.0” was spotted on one of the slides shown during the keynote.
Users of the first iOS 7 beta will receive a warning if they use an unauthorized Lightning cable to charge or sync their devices. Testers can dismiss the waring, and if the third-party cable is operational, charging or syncing will still work properly.