Tag Archives: iOS 7

As iOS 8 approaches, iOS 7 adoption hits 90%

Apple has updated its App Store support pages for developers with a new graphic showing iOS 7 at 90% adoption, according to the company’s data on devices accessing the App Store. iOS 8 is just around the corner, but it seems some iOS users are still only just making the jump from iOS 6.x software to iOS 7.x software. The increase to 90% adoption…

iOS 7.1.2 released, fixes iBeacons and connectivity

While developers work and play with iOS 8, Apple has released iOS 7.1.2 to the public. This update fixes several items, in particular an issue with iBeacons that users have been complaining about. It also addresses a bug with transferring data to 3rd party accessories. Note that this is just a bug fix release; there is no new functionality introduced…

How do Google’s I/O announcements stack up to what Apple has to offer?

Google held it’s annual Google I/O event on Wednesday where they unveiled Android L (the next major version of the Android OS), Android Auto,  Android TV, and a plethora of other new features and services. Quite a few of these announcements are very similar to announcements made at Apple’s WWDC just a few weeks back, and others have been on Apple’s…

Another lock screen bypass bug discovered in iOS 7

YouTube user EverythingApplePro recently uploaded a video to his YouTube channel showing a bug he found within iOS 7.1.1 that allows anyone to bypass the lock screen passcode under certain circumstances. This is one of many lock screen bugs discovered in iOS over the years. In order to bypass the passcode, you must have an app running in the foreground…

Apple adds additional features to Siri in iOS 8

  Apple announced many new features in iOS 8 at WWDC on Monday, Siri being one of them. Updates to Siri are not uncommon; Apple is known to add new features to Siri every year when announcing their new iOS software. Some new Siri features in iOS 8 include… Hey, Siri When you plug in your iPhone, you will now be able to activate Siri…

Marco Polo: A new way to find your iPhone [Review]

  If you’re like me, you tend to forget where you put your phone. Did it fall between couch cushions or did it get thrown in the dirty laundry? You know it’s somewhere in the house, and now with Marco Polo, you can easily find your misplaced phone. Marco Polo is a fairly inexpensive app (US $0.99) that allows you to find your iPhone in a…

5 iOS 7 tips & tricks you might have missed

  When iOS 7 launched last fall, many iOS users only noticed the cosmetic changes that the new OS entailed along with some of the other major new features, such as faster processors, improved camera tweaks, and Touch ID. However, Apple did more than what meets the eye. Some of the minor changes Apple made are worth mentioning as well and many of…

What makes the iPhone so special?

In 2007, Apple released what the world called “The Jesus Phone”. If Steve Jobs wanted to “put a dent in the universe”, this was the product that really did it. No product before or since had as big impact on the consumer market as the iPhone did when it was released in 2007. Unlike everything else on the scene before, it had no buttons, except one. It…