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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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iOS 7 Beta release drops today (for developers)

iOS 7 Beta release drops today (for developers)

While iOS 7 wont be available for the public until later this fall, Apple has made it clear that the system will be delivered to developers starting today. This is good news for those developers in the audience that aim to develop for this generation and future generations of Apple mobile devices, especially since it's clear that this wont be the last generation of Apple mobile device hardware updates. And let's not forget the "hacker" developers, too.

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iOS 7 official with new multi-dimensional user interface

iOS 7 official with new multi-dimensional user interface

As WWDC 2013 introduced iOS 7, Tim Cook made it clear that this would be the biggest change to the operating system since the introduction of the iPhone. This system update was introduced in kind by a video-based Tony Ive, lead industrial designer at Apple, the man that'd been put in charge of the user experience of iOS earlier this year.

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WWDC 2013 iOS 7 expectations: 8 features we’ll be waiting for

WWDC 2013 iOS 7 expectations: 8 features we’ll be waiting for

WWDC is coming up quick, folks. On Monday, we’d like to think that Apple will be announcing some new products, including some new MacBooks, a possible iRadio announcement, and maybe a Mac Pro refresh. However, something we’re almost certain about is an iOS 7 unveil, thanks to getting a peek at the banners at Moscone West before WWDC kicks off. I’ve spent a lot of time with iOS, and while I mostly love the user interface, design, and apps, there are several features that are downright annoying that Apple needs to fix in iOS 7.

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WWDC 2013: what you WON’T be seeing

WWDC 2013: what you WON’T be seeing

Starting Monday, Apple's 2013 iteration of their developers convention WWDC begins in San Francisco - and there's a lot you'll not be seeing. It's not that there'll be a lot of information under the skin and behind closed doors, that's not what this is all about. Instead, it's all about what's still in the wings at Apple, what's not quite ready to be released, and what will never, ever be released, especially not next week.

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iOS 7 gets flat with Apple banner at WWDC [UPDATE: OS X]

iOS 7 gets flat with Apple banner at WWDC [UPDATE: OS X]

Just days away from the start of the multi-day event, Apple has begun to decorate the Moscone Center West in San Francisco for its yearly developers conference WWDC. This year's first banner appears to bring iOS 7 to the mix with a clear and present - and massive - number 7 in rainbow-colored font. Though it's difficult to tell at the moment with so little to go on, this may be indicative of a "flattening" going on in the aesthetic presentation of the mobile software.

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Apple iRadio iAd details surface as WWDC nears

Apple iRadio iAd details surface as WWDC nears

While the yearly developer conference hosted by Apple looms, a note on one of the perhaps several new services Apple aims to unveil has appeared: iAds in iRadio. Apple's work with music has been growing since they first introduced iTunes in 2001 - here 12 years later, it may be time to integrate a free radio service along with the music file purchase and streaming services Apple offers already. Who would have thought it would be the advertisements that may run inside it that would unveil such a service early?

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Gmail “categories” update arrives on iOS to join desktop and Android

Gmail “categories” update arrives on iOS to join desktop and Android

Now that the Android version has officially (past the APK, even) arrived on smartphones, tablets, and in web browsers for all [Android] devices, Google's iOS edition of the new category-laden Gmail has been pushed to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches galore. This update brings largely the same experience to Apple's mobile operating system that we saw yesterday with Android, here offering up Google's new integration of pre-baked categorization of your email. This update, like all others, is a free update and requires the user to tap "update" in the App Store to make it real.

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Chrome iOS update brings chatty Google voice search

Chrome iOS update brings chatty Google voice search

While the Google Search app brought the voice recognition and smart responses of the most recent update to the Google Search engine to iOS, this week it goes in-browser with Chrome as well. The Chrome web browser update comes in with natural voice recognition and searching without typing - sort of like what you get with Siri. Here voice recognition gets a boost, quicker recognition with text streaming as you chat, and responses spoken aloud.

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