iOS7 Stories February 28, 2014

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iOS7 Stories November 4, 2013


As one of the last of Apple’s own iOS apps to get updated for iOS 7, Apple has just updated its Remote app for iPhone and iPad with a redesign to match its new operating system.

Version 4.0 of Remote adds a completely revamped UI that matches Apple’s other updated iOS apps and UI elements standard in iOS 7. The update also adds support for iTunes 11.

Remote is designed to be in perfect sync with the new iTunes. It is simpler, easier, and gives you new ways to browse your library and see upcoming songs with Up Next. With just a few taps on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you can add new songs to hear them next from iTunes on a Mac or PC, or an Apple TV. Choose playlists, songs, and albums as if you were in front of your computer or Apple TV. Or play them from iCloud with iTunes Match on Apple TV. Change a song, pick a playlist, or browse your entire library from anywhere in your home. Control your Apple TV with the flick of your finger or use the keyboard to quickly tap out a title instead of clicking letters on the Apple TV screen.

Other Apple iOS apps yet to get the iOS 7 update treatment include iTunes U, iBooks, and Find my Friends. Update: Apple has added 64-bit support to AirPort Utility.

Remote remains a free Universal download with iPhone and iPad compatibility. Screenshots of the redesigned app below:

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iOS7 Stories August 1, 2013


We reported a couple of months ago a proof-of-concept allowing a modified phone charger to inject malware into a non-jailbroken iPhone without user intervention.

While there is no evidence that the method has ever been used in the wild, Reuters reports that iOS 7 beta 4 contains a fix for the vulnerability …  expand full story

iOS7 Stories July 22, 2013

Design your own iOS7 with amusing online tool …

As the site puts it, “every bloody designer on the planet has had a go, so you might as well try too.”  This tongue-in-cheek interactive design tool lets you create your own take on iOS by selecting from a range of backgrounds, fonts, colors, corner shapes and shadows.

Here’s our own Seth Weintraub’s application for the post of deputy to Jony Ive:

iOS7 Stories June 26, 2013


Discovered by an anonymous tipster, iOS 7’s “Accessibility” section now includes a feature that allows you to control your iPhone or iPad with left or right head movements. We’ve tested this ourselves and found it to be quite accurate, but it’s quite tedious to control your device this way since it cycles through all of the options on the screen and you move your head when it is bordering around the option you want. expand full story

iOS7 Stories March 21, 2013

Fan video mockup of potential Ive-ified iOS7

With Apple observers watching with interest to see what might happen now that Jony Ive has responsibility for software as well as hardware design, Apple fan Mohamed Kerroudj has created a couple of very brief but interesting concept videos on what a more minimalist iOS7 might look like.

Former iOS head Scott Forstall was a noted fan of skeuomorphic design, a strong candidate for the most complex-sounding name for the world’s simplest concept: making virtual objects look like real ones. The iOS Notes app is a classic example of this approach.

Ive is reputedly strongly averse to this approach and is known for his view that designs should never be constrained by conventional ideas of how something might look and function. While the videos are of course no more than one fan’s take on where Apple should go, they are consistent with the more elegant approach we might expect from an Ive-led design ethic.

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