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Everything you need to know about iOS 7 – Apple’s next generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV.

Apple introduced iOS 7 – its new mobile operating system during the WWDC 2013 Keynote on June 10. It features an all-new user interface and includes new features such as the Control Center, improved Notification Center, true multitasking, all-new Camera app with filters, new Photos app, AirDrop, iTunes Radio and lots more.

New Features and Improvements in iOS 7

Compatibility

The following devices are compatible with iOS 7:

  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
  • iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5G

Here’s the list of features that won’t be available on older iOS devices

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Apple’s Activation Lock security has variable impact on iPhone thefts

Apple’s Activation Lock security has variable impact on iPhone thefts

Apple introduced Activation Lock as a theft-deterrent measure that would render an iPhone unusable if it were lost or stolen. The technology was included in iOS 7 in order to comply with governmental and law enforcement regulations that aimed to curb the trobling rise in smartphone thefts. Officials believed the smartphone theft rate would plummet if thieves knew they would not be able to resell a stolen phone. Though early reports lauded the success of activation lock in driving down theft rates, a new report by the WSJ paints a less rosy picture of this kill switch technology.

‘XAgent’ spyware can reportedly collect pictures and other data from an iPhone

‘XAgent’ spyware can reportedly collect pictures and other data from an iPhone

Security on mobile devices is a big talking point as of late, and as new malicious software continues to be developed it will remain as such.

New book reveals Jony Ive was jealous of Yahoo’s Weather app

New book reveals Jony Ive was jealous of Yahoo’s Weather app

Ever wondered why Apple’s stock Weather app in iOS 7 and above looks so much like the Yahoo Weather app? It’s not just a coincidence. According to a new book about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Apple designer Jony Ive copied the app because he was “tormented” by its beauty.

Mailbox for iOS updated, now supports Passbook and more

Mailbox for iOS updated, now supports Passbook and more

It’s been more than a year since Mailbox was purchased by Dropbox, but thankfully the app hasn’t been left to languish. After an update to version 2.0 in April of this year (with an update to fix issues with that one soon after), the app has been updated again, with even more features for users.

Facebook Paper update brings design improvements, increased speed and stability

Facebook Paper update brings design improvements, increased speed and stability

At the beginning of February, Facebook officially launched a new way for users to read their Facebook status updates, along with news and stories from other sources, called Paper. On August 11, the app was updated to address some speed and stability issues, while also offering up some design improvements.

iOS 7 now running on 90% of devices

iOS 7 now running on 90% of devices

As the one-year anniversary of the public release of iOS 7 approaches, the adoption rate for the latest software version continues to rise. The latest App Store distribution numbers reveal that 90% of devices are now running iOS 7 based on a 7-day period ending July 13th. Meanwhile, 9% of devices continue to run iOS 6 and around the remaining 2% are running earlier versions. 

How to sort and order notifications in Notification Center on iPhone

How to sort and order notifications in Notification Center on iPhone

When I have my iPhone on the desk next to me, I often see banner notifications pop up on the top of the screen. The problem is that they disappear in just a few seconds, and I am often too busy doing something else to see which app is notifying me. For the longest time, I would open Notification Center and scroll through all of the apps to see where the notification came from. 

‘Wink’ from Quirky updated, now supports even more smart home appliances

‘Wink’ from Quirky updated, now supports even more smart home appliances

As companies continue to look for ways to make our homes smarter, right down to the lights, the apps that make these smart devices work need to continue to upgrade to support more devices, and broaden functionality. Quirky, which aims to be a hub for all your smart home accessories with their Wink app, has just sent out a new update to make compatibility a little bit easier.

Opera Mini updated to version 8, first update since 2012 brings new look and plenty of features

Opera Mini updated to version 8, first update since 2012 brings new look and plenty of features

Updates to apps can happen when you least expect it, and for anyone who has lost hope for Opera Mini, which hasn’t seen an update since 2012, today could be a very exciting day.

OneDrive for iOS updated to version 4.2, integration with Office for iPad now included

OneDrive for iOS updated to version 4.2, integration with Office for iPad now included

Microsoft made some big changes to OneDrive earlier in the week, but it looks like the company isn’t staying quiet for long.