iOS 7

iOS 7 for iPad already suiting tablet well

iOS 7 for iPad already suiting tablet well

Apple's iOS 7 beta 2 brings with it much-anticipated iPad support, and while we're still some months out from a full - or fully optimized - release, the new version is already looking arguably more at home on the tablet than it does on the iPhone. Dividing opinion with its pared-back chrome and greater emphasis on typography, iOS 7 marks a considerable shift away from the iOS we're by now familiar with, and the minimalistic aesthetic suits Apple's bigger-screen mobile devices well.

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iOS 7 beta 2 arrives for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini

iOS 7 beta 2 arrives for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini

It's finally time to have a real look at the iPad version of iOS 7 out in the wild amongst the developers. Today's update to iOS 7 beta 2 for developers in so many weeks since WWDC 2013 took place brings a selection of abilities not quite ready for the initial build as well as support for both versions of Apple tablet. This update also pushes to all versions of the iPhone back to the iPhone 4 as well as the iPod touch 5th generation.

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iOS 7 Siri asks advice on pronouncing tricky names

iOS 7 Siri asks advice on pronouncing tricky names

If there's one thing we know about Siri, it's that she sometimes has a hard time pronouncing names that can be a bit tricky, like if you have a non-English name that might be either hard to say or difficult to spell correctly. However, Siri in iOS 7 is getting a new feature where she'll take the initiative to learn to properly pronounce tricky names.

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Huawei Ascend P6 vs iPhone 5: do similarities go just skin deep?

Huawei Ascend P6 vs iPhone 5: do similarities go just skin deep?

With the release of the first teaser images of the Huawei Ascend P6, it was instantly apparent that the manufacturer was gunning for the successful hardware build of the iPhone 5. This device had the same metal rim, the same glass up front, and the same metal back - it was - and is - even working with what appears to be the same brushed metal components. But what you're not seeing on the surface is this: even in an iPhone-dominated landscape, a brand line Huawei can one-up the competition.

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iOS 7 device compatibility chart unveils iPad aesthetics

iOS 7 device compatibility chart unveils iPad aesthetics

As the iOS 7 user interface was revealed this month, users made quick assumptions about what the next-generation software would look like on the tablets of the Apple mobile family. As the software was, at first, only shown on the iPhone 5 during Apple's developers conference WWDC 2013, it became rather quickly an often, asked question: what would iOS 7 look like on devices Apple guaranteed would be attaching it to? Today, Apple answered this question.

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Gaming controllers hit mobile: iOS 7 and the SHIELD factor

Gaming controllers hit mobile: iOS 7 and the SHIELD factor

If you're the sort of person who enjoys playing video games on-the-go, which of the following two announcements hit you harder this year: iOS 7 bringing standardized controllers to Apple's mobile devices, or NVIDIA SHIELD? The NVIDIA device is a whole unit in and of itself, while Apple's announcement was all but missed by everyone outside the gaming crowd. Could it be that these two pieces of the puzzle were - and are - the most important announcements in the handheld gaming industry this year thus far?

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iOS 7 Hotspot 2.0 adds WiFi roaming for ubiquitous connections

iOS 7 Hotspot 2.0 adds WiFi roaming for ubiquitous connections

iPhones and iPads running Apple's new iOS 7 later this year may be able to roam more easily between WiFi hotspots, thanks to quietly added support for Hotspot 2.0. The feature, confirmed among the new functionality in iOS 7 that Apple didn't have sufficient keynote time to detail yesterday, builds on the Wi-Fi Alliance's "Certified Passpoint" system, effectively a simple roaming system for WiFi access points.

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WWDC 2013 software wrap-up: iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks lead the way

WWDC 2013 software wrap-up: iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks lead the way

This year's WWDC keynote revealed both the next generation in Apple's mobile operating system and their change of name re-track of their desktop-based OS X. With iOS 7, Jony Ive's look and feel are rather apparent with a top-to-bottom adjustment to the operating system along with some pointed connections to the desktop side of things. Apple's update to OS X, on the other hand, sees a slightly less drastic adjustment happening: and no, that's not OS X Sea Lion, it's more of a wave sort of situation.

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Apple’s iTunes Radio “playing catch up with Nokia Music” suggests Nokia VP

Apple’s iTunes Radio “playing catch up with Nokia Music” suggests Nokia VP

It's not often that Nokia gets to take a moment to snark on Apple, so it's certainly not surprising that immediately after Apple releases information on their iTunes Radio service, the VP of Nokia Entertainment has responded with a reminder about Nokia Music. As iTunes Radio was made official, this streaming music service with iAd integration and the ability to purchase songs on the fly was picked at by Nokia.

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