Tag Archives: Hands-on

iPad Air Unboxing and Hands On [Video and Gallery]

I don’t often get up early specifically to get an Apple device on launch day, but today I couldn’t resist. Waking up at 4am, I drove with a friend across to our nearest Apple store around an hour’s drive East. Thankfully, hype was nothing compared to an iPhone launch and I managed to be 7th in line. We were fed free donuts and coffee to get us through…

First hands-on impressions of the iPhone 5s and 5c [Roundup]

You have to be in a pretty select group of tech sites to be invited to an Apple event. That much is no secret. So, we decided to do the rounds and see what the “who’s who” of tech journalists thought of Apple’s latest creations. iPhone 5s The Verge got its hands on the latest flagship device, and fortunately for skeptics of the new gold color, it…

iOS 7 on iPad first looks [VID]

Apple released the second beta of its iOS 7 software on Monday, and one of the major new features was iPad support. After loading iOS 7 on my iPad, I was both surprised and not surprised. The software is very similar to iOS 7 on the iPhone, so the design and features were pretty familiar. But at the same time, I was taken aback by just how different the…

Is this iOS 7 for iPad? [Video]

  As I’m sure you know by now, the beta of iOS 7 is currently iPhone only. There have been a few leaks and/or mockups showing what iOS 7 on an iPad could look like, but nothing too strong. However, a video posted by Russian YouTube user Rozetked seems to show an iPad running a legitimate (albeit buggy) version of iOS 7! Keep in mind that just because…

iOS 7 Preview: Hidden Features [VID]

iOS 7 brings hundreds of improvements to our iOS devices, so it’s no surprise that Apple wasn’t able to preview all of them at WWDC. Don’t worry, though – one of the best things about using beta software is digging through every corner of the operating system to find those features that haven’t been publicized. Everybody and their grandmother has been…

iOS 7 Preview: Weather [VID]

The weather application in preview iOS releases has always been ugly and I never used it. With that being said I kept an open mind when trying the default weather client in iOS 7. I must say I was happily surprised by its overall look and performance. The user interface follows the rest of iOS 7, being clean and light looking. Inside the weather…

iOS 7 Preview: Camera & Photos [VID]

Both the Camera and Photos applications got a few pretty significant updates in iOS 7. Aesthetically, both apps got major overhauls. The Camera app how features a cool new swipe interface for changing between modes: Video, Photo, Square, and Pano. Apple also added a bunch of cool live photo effects to add a touch of flare to your pictures. Speaking of…

iOS 7 Preview: Safari [VID]

Apple has dominated the market when it comes to mobile web browsing for years now. So when Apple announced iOS 7 yesterday you know they wanted to keep things that way and only improve the web browsing experience on iOS. Now that I have been able to play with Safari for a little, I am confident in saying that iOS 7′s safari is a pleasant upgrade from…

iOS 7 Preview: Messages [VID]

If you’re anything like me, Messages is by far your most used application. Because of that, I was a bit apprehensive about the changes Apple made to the Messages app in iOS 7. However, after using the app, I’m happy to report that my worries were largely unfounded. That being said, there is certainly an adjustment period. In the same way that it took my…

iOS 7 first looks & hands on [VID]

I’ve only had the pleasure of using iOS 7 for a few hours now, but I must admit that I’m impressed. The redesign really extends to every level of the operating system – from the smallest detail (like the live clock icon) to the biggest changes (Control Center), everything feels complete, well thought out, and totally uniform. It’s still “iPhone” enough…