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iCloud.com Beta Website Updated with iOS 7 style design





Apple executives - especially Jonny Ive - love the new iOS 7 design immensely, though a lot of users still haven’t got used to thinking that this is the future, the near future that every iPhone, iPad or iPod touch owner has to face. Anyway, the guys from Cupertino liked the new iOS look so much that they redesigned the iCloud.com Beta website using a very similar to the iOS 7’s pattern.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 15th, 2013. 2:36

Download iOS 7 Beta 5 [Links]



UPDATE: You can donwload iOS 7 Beta 6 here.

Developers can download iOS 7 Beta 5 here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

Download links for iOS 7 Beta 5:


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iOS 7 Beta 5: New Features and Improvements



Apple has released iOS 7 Beta 5 for the developers. As usual, this version has some interface changes as well as minor bug fixes and operating system tweaks. Let’s take a look at them.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013. 20:20

52% of developers are using iOS 7-only app updates



Last month it was found out that very few users are ready to pay for iOS 7 app updates on apps they already owned.  Most of them would prefer to stay on iOS 6, rather than to update to iOS 7 and pay again for the apps.

Let's have at what developers think.

Craig Hockenberry, developer at Iconfactory (Twitterrific):

Like many of my fellow developers, I am in the middle of an update of an app for iOS 7. As you’d expect, it’s a lot more work than previous versions of iOS. But results are stunning: both David Lanham and I have commented that our shipping version was “feeling old and clunky.”

While cranking along on the update, a couple of thoughts occurred to me: how many other developers were doing the same thing and were they going to commit fully to iOS 7? The depth and breadth of the changes in iOS 7 makes it difficult to support older versions of the OS.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013. 18:19

iOS 7 Malicious Charger Exploit Patched



Earlier this year - in June - a new iOS flaw was discovered that theoretically made it possible to hack your device with the help of a malicious USB charger. A group of developers, who were the first to find this breach, has successfully installed malware on a non-jailbroken iPad and iPhone to prove their theory.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 17:15

Apple Released iOS 7 Beta 4



Apple iOS 7 Beta 4 is finally released and available for developers. It’s been three weeks since the company from Cupertino unveiled the previous - third - version of its new mobile operating system. Such a long delay is caused by the recent hacker attack on Developer Center.


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Download iOS 7 Beta 4 [Links]



Developers can download the beta from here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

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iOS 7 Beta 3: Benchmarks on iPhone 4 and iPhone 5



iOS 7 Beta 3 performance has been recently tested on two iPhones - iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. A YouTube user with a nickname adrianisen compared these devices using two different benchmark tools and here’s what he managed to find out.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 16:41

iWork for iCloud Beta Invitations for Non-Developers



Apple is sending invitations for iWork for iCloud Beta to non-developers. It’s high time the company from Cupertino did this, I must say. Here’s how the invitation sent to one of the users looks like:


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 19th, 2013. 15:56

Download iOS Beta 3 [Links]



Developers can download the beta from here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

Download links for iOS 7 Beta 3:


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What’s new in iOS 7 beta 3



Apple recently released iOS 7 beta 3. Here is the list of changes:

  • Faster and more reliable than previous releases (of course)
  • Minor UI changes in Notification Center (new font)
  • Minor UI changes in Music app (new font)
  • Minor UI changes in Weather app (new font)


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Apple Releases iOS 7 Beta 3 to Developers



Apple has just released iOS 7 beta 3 firmware for developers. it is not known yet what's changed, however it probably includes bug fixes and performances enhancements (what's new is available here).

iOS 7 beta 3 is available for all devices: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod touch 5G, iPad Mini, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4. Developers can update via Software Update or download in the developer center.

Update: The update is safe for non-developers without a UDID using the 'update' trick. Tutorial is here.




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Apple's New Microsoft 365 and Google Docs Rival



Rejoice all those who don’t like neither Google Docs, nor Microsoft Office 365 as a few days ago their new rival was born. Announced in June at WWDC, this rival is a purely new cloud-based iWork version. Well, actually, this is still only a beta and at the moment it is available only for Apple developers. However, what that means is that the relatively short-term Google-Microsoft domination in the sphere of cloud editing tools might be soon over.

Here’s the link for the developers that haven’t yet tried the new product and some screenshots for people that don’t have a developer account. Take a look at those photos.


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South Korean Customers Prefer iPad to Samsung Tablets



iPad was reportedly ranked as the best device on South Korean market. According to South Korea's National Customer Satisfaction Index, Apple tablets are more preferred among the customers than the Samsung and LG ones.

The detailed rankings were published by Kim Tae Woo (BetaNews) soon after the official release, made by South Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy, which runs the whole research program.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 5th, 2013. 14:35

iOS 7 detects blinking and smiling in photos



In iOS 7 beta 2, Apple has added new photo detecters that can detect certain facial expressions like blinking and smiling. In iOS 5 and iOS 6 the APIs provided basic facial recognition, and soon after Apple implemented face detection in the stock Camera app.

So in the future, when Apple implements new functionality in Camera app, users might get notification if the taken photo has some blinking.




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Written by admin

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. 18:07