According to the recently updated App Store support page for developers, iOS 7 is now running on at least 80% of smartphones and tablets, which have access to the App Store. What that means is that the seventh version of the Apple’s mobileoperating system shows the highest level of adoption, even though at first many users refused to upgrade to it saying the new design was ugly and inconvenient.
It is Sunday today and I think that you know what that means, huh? It’s time for our traditional top 10 stories of the week. A number of interesting things happened during the past seven days, I must say. But everything in its turn.
Apple has released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta 3 to developers for testing. As to the improvements, this version looks pretty much the same as the one released about a week ago. Apple asks developers to focus on SMB2, Mail, Messages, Graphics Drivers, VoiceOver, and VPN.
Apple released iOS 7.1beta 4 to developers on Tuesday. The new iOS version contains a number of performance improvements and a fix for the message sending issue. As to the other notable enhancements, these are only ‘slide to unlock’ and ‘slide to power off’ texts, which seem to be tweaked a bit.
Looks like it’s Sunday again and that means I have to make a short review of the most interesting events of these days for people who don’t have enough time to read each post we publish during the week.
The company from Cupertino has released the second beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to developers. The first beta with build number 13C32 came out about a month ago and included a number of improvements. The most important one was FaceTime Audio.
Apple has just released iOS 7 beta 3 to developers. It contains a number of improvements that deal mostly with the design of the operating system. At the same time, many users report that this beta is full of various bugs, so be sure you backed up all the important data from your phone or tablet.
Apple has recently seeded a new iOS 7.1 beta to developers. You already know this, however, there’s something you don’t. According to the latest news, the company from Cupertino will officially release iOS 7.1 in March.
A Chinese company reportedly paid evad3rs $1 million to install its third-party mobileapplication - Taig store. This app replaced Cydia on devices with default language set to Chinese. As to the hackers, they confirmed that they had received a kind of compensation from Taig. Take a look at the open letter posted on evad3rs' officialwebsite:
The company from Cupertino has recently filed a patent for customizable map layers. You may say that various maps developers, like those working for Google, already use layered maps. Nevertheless, according to the patent application entitled “Interactive Map” published by United States Patent and Trademark Office on December 19th, Apple’s concept is a bit different from the existing ones.
Less than a week after OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 became available for download worldwide, the company from Cupertino released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta to developers. The new OS X version includes a number of bugfixes that deal with Mail app. Again.