September 19, 2013 |
Apple's iOS 7 is a big change. It comes with a bright new look and a whole lot of major new features , but there are also several hidden features you might not have yet noticed or heard of. Here are our favorites. Focus photos using volume button In iOS 7, you can now take square-size pictures and add filters to your pictures, but did you know that you can now also press on the iPhone's volume down button to quickly focus the camera and take a picture? You can also hold down the volume buttons to quickly shoot a burst of photos.
June 12, 2013 |
Apple unveiled iOS 7 Monday, but because the focus of the company's presentation was on the new design of the platform, many cool new features went unnoticed. The Cupertino tech giant did point out a few great new features -- including AirDrop, the brand-new Control Center, and more features for Safari -- but many others were mentioned only in passing or completely overlooked. PHOTOS: Tech giants' new headquarters So here's a list of 10 hidden gems and overlooked features in the upcoming Apple mobile operating system.
January 15, 2014 |
Users seeking significant free cloud storage should download the new Apple iOS version of Box, which is giving away 50 GB of space in the cloud to users who are willing to try out the new app. Box on Wednesday released a redesigned version of its iPhone and iPad apps , which have been rebuilt with more intuitive user interfaces and have been made significantly faster than before. The Los Altos, Calif., company is one of the top players in the cloud storage market, though it doesn't compare to rival Dropbox, which is currently the dominant leader.
September 18, 2013 |
At last: iOS 7 is available for download. Many analysts think Apple's new mobile operating system will be a bigger deal than the new iPhones coming this Friday. But there may be one snag. You need to have 3 gigabytes of space free on your iPhone to update over Wi-Fi. While I cleared some space Tuesday night, I'm quickly deleting apps and trying to get rid of more. PHOTOS: Top 10 Apple iOS 7 features you should know about Some readers point out that you will need less available space if you go the old-fashioned route and download iOS 7 to you computer, and then update via iTunes.
March 13, 2014 |
Starting next month, United Airlines will let users watch hundreds of movies and TV shows free on their laptops and Apple iOS mobile devices. The airline said customers with compatible devices will be able to watch more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows without having to pay any fees. To watch the free content, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users will have to download the latest version of the United app. The airline said laptop owners will have to download and install a browser plug-in to watch certain types of content.
June 25, 2013 |
After Apple unveiled the new look of its iOS 7 mobile operating system earlier this month, many in the design world criticized the platform. But a series of online polls this week show many users like the icons featured in the upcoming operating system more than those in iOS 6. The polling service Polar is hosting a series of polls comparing icons on iOS 6 with their iOS 7 counterparts. In most of the polls, users are choosing the new operating system, and when votes from all of the polls are added up together, more go for iOS 7. Out of the 289,000 votes cast so far, 66% favor iOS 7 icons, according to Polar.