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 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.
March 14, 2014 |
Some Apple users in England are bloody upset after the company changed the voice of their version of Siri. When the Cupertino tech giant released the iOS 7.1 update for iPhones and iPads earlier this week, it introduced a new female voice option for British users. However, the male voice was changed, to the displeasure of numerous users. VIDEO: Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 a powerful tablet but isn't a laptop substitute Users who want to hear the difference between old British Siri, new male British Siri and female British Siri, can check out them out in this YouTube video . The change to male British Siri led one user to post a eulogy titled " In Loving Memory of British Siri " for the old version on the Apple sub-reddit.
August 13, 2012 |
Clutch.io, an iOS app A/B testing company, announced that it's been acquired by Twitter. The company, which launched in November, according to its Twitter account, said it was joining Twitter, early Monday. "We are incredibly excited to announce that we've joined the flock at Twitter!" the company said in a blog post . "Twitter has acquired the IP of Clutch.io and today is our first day with the company. " Clutch.io describes itself as "an easy to integrate library for native iOS applications designed to help you develop faster and deploy instantly.
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.
September 19, 2012 |
So you've updated to iOS 6. That's cool. But do you know what's new? Here are some of our favorites. Sync Notes Not only does iOS 6 bring a bevy of new features, but it also activates a bunch of features on Mountain Lion, the operating system for Mac computers. One of those is the ability to sync your Notes across all your Apple devices. Now when you write a note on your iPhone, you can access and edit it on your Mac, iPad, and on iCloud.com. Facebook Integration IOS 6 is also bringing Facebook integration to your mobile Apple devices.