Apr 18, 2017
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Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.

Switching from iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8


 

I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.


 

I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!

Apple announces iOS 7 With an All-new Design

Apple has announced iOS 7 which sports beautiful new user interface that has been completely re-designed.

 

Completely Redesigned With Stunning User Interface & Great New Features

SAN FRANCISCO―June 10, 2013―Apple® today unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone®, featuring a stunning new user interface. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with subtle motion, an elegant color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. The typography has been refined for a cleaner, simpler look, and the use of translucency and motion makes even simple tasks more engaging. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio™, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®.

“iOS 7 is the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “To create it, we brought together a team with a broad range of expertise from design to engineering. With what we’ve been able to achieve together, we see iOS 7 as an exciting new beginning.”

[toggle title=”Full Press Release”]Apple Unveils iOS 7 Completely Redesigned With Stunning User Interface & Great New Features SAN FRANCISCO―June 10, 2013―Apple® today unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone®, featuring a stunning new user interface. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with subtle motion, an elegant color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. The typography has been refined for a cleaner, simpler look, and the use of translucency and motion makes even simple tasks more engaging.

iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio™, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®. “iOS 7 is the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “To create it, we brought together a team with a broad range of expertise from design to engineering. With what we’ve been able to achieve together, we see iOS 7 as an exciting new beginning.” “There is a profound and enduring beauty in simplicity, in clarity, in efficiency. True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absence of clutter and ornamentation—it’s about bringing order to complexity,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of Design. “iOS 7 is a clear representation of these goals. It has a whole new structure that is coherent and applied across the entire system.” iOS 7 is completely redesigned with an entirely new user interface, but will be instantly familiar to the hundreds of millions of iPhone, iPad® and iPod touch® users around the world. The new interface actually makes your phone appear bigger because everything is designed to take advantage of the entire screen. The redesigned fonts look amazing on the Retina® display, creating even sharper text. iOS 7 introduces Control Center.

Now the controls you want to access quickly are all in one convenient place. With just one swipe from the bottom of your screen, you have access to controls for Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Do Not Disturb, and the ability to adjust screen brightness, pause or play a song, jump to the next track and stream your music with AirPlay®. Control Center also gives you instant access to apps such as Clock, Camera, Calculator and the Flashlight. With iOS 7, Notification Center is now available from the Lock screen so you can see all your notifications with a simple swipe, and the new Today feature in Notification Center gives you an at-a-glance view of your day with a summary of the important details such as weather, traffic, meetings and events. With improved Multitasking in iOS 7, developers have the ability to enable any app to multitask in the background with a new API. Users have the ability to switch between their apps in a more visual and intuitive way, and iOS 7 pays attention to which apps you use most and automatically keeps your content up to date in the background. AirDrop is an entirely new way to quickly and easily share content with people nearby. When you’ve got something you want to share, AirDrop shows you your contacts close by. Just select who you want to share with and AirDrop does the rest. AirDrop transfers are peer-to-peer so you can use it anywhere, without any network or set up required, and transfers are fully encrypted so your content is protected and private. iPhones are used to take more photos around the world every day than any other camera, and with iOS 7 the new Camera app features filters so you can add real-time photo effects. The Camera app now includes a square camera option, and you can quickly and easily switch between your four cameras—video, photo, square and panorama—with just a swipe. iOS 7 includes a redesigned Photos app that introduces Moments, a new way to automatically organize your photos and videos based on time and location. You can zoom out to see all your photos organized by Moments, Collections of Moments and Years. iOS 7 includes iCloud Photo Sharing, the easiest way to share just the photos you want with just the people you want. With iCloud® Photo Sharing, family and friends can contribute their own photos and videos to your shared photo streams, and the new Activity view displays updates from your shared streams all in one place. Safari’s redesigned user interface lets you see more of your content—starting with full-screen browsing.

The new smart search field helps simplify searching, and there’s a new view for your bookmarks and your Safari tabs. With iCloud Keychain®, your passwords and credit card information are securely stored and available on all your devices, so navigating password protected sites or autofilling during transactions is simple and secure. Enhanced Parental Controls allow you to automatically block access to adult websites or only allow access to a specific set of permitted websites. Siri sounds better than ever with new male and female voices and includes Twitter search integration, so you can ask Siri what people are saying on Twitter*. Siri also now has Wikipedia integration, providing access to the world’s most popular Internet reference site. Siri offers Bing web search within the app and the ability to change device settings and play back voicemail. The Music app has a beautiful new design and includes the new iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service featuring over 200 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store®, combined with features only iTunes can deliver. iTunes Radio is the best way to discover new music. When you tune into iTunes Radio on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac®, PC or Apple TV®, you’ll have access to stations inspired by the music you already listen to, Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations that are personalized just for you. iTunes Radio evolves based on the music you play and download. The more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more it knows what you like to listen to and the more personalized your experience becomes. iTunes Radio also gives you access to exclusive “first listen” premieres from top selling artists, Siri integration plus the ability to buy anything you hear with just one tap. With over 900,000 apps, the App Store℠ is the world’s largest app marketplace.

iOS 7 now features Popular Apps Near Me, a new way to find apps based on your current location, and iOS 7 will automatically keep your apps up to date. The App Store also comes with a new Kids category, allowing teachers and parents to easily discover apps for children by age. Additional new iOS 7 features include: a new Find My iPhone Activation Lock feature that requires your Apple ID and password before you can turn off Find My iPhone, erase data or re-activate a device after it’s been remotely erased; Night Mode in Maps that responds to ambient light when you use it in the dark; FaceTime® audio for high quality calls over a data network; Notification sync, so when you dismiss a notification on one device it is dismissed on all of your devices; Phone, FaceTime and Messages blocking to prevent specific people from being able to contact you; Tencent Weibo support for users in China, a Chinese-English bilingual dictionary, and improved Chinese input including handwriting recognition for multiple Chinese characters; the ability for businesses to more efficiently deploy and manage iPhones and iPads; and enhanced in-car integration, bringing an Apple designed experience into the car for the first time. The iOS 7 beta software and SDK are available immediately for iOS Developer Program members at developer.apple.com. iOS 7 will be available as a free software update for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and iPod touch (fifth generation) this fall. Some features may not be available on all products. *US English, French and German will be available with the launch of iOS 7. Additional languages will be added over time. Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.[/toggle]

Check out all of iOS 7’s new features on Apple website.

Source: Apple

iOS 7 Might Not be Flat After All, ‘All The Leaks Are Wrong’

In the 43rd episode of The Talk Show John Gruber revealed that iOS will not be flat but instead ‘polarizing’.

Gruber: I know absolutely, almost absolutely, nothing. I don’t think I’ve been this ignorant of what’s coming software-wise for a keynote since the iPhone one back in 2007. Which is great. I’m super excited about it.


Gruber: The one thing I keep hearing over and over again from friends who would know. The one word I keep hearing is that some of the stuff they’re gonna show is “polarizing”.

Moltz: ‘Flat’

Gruber: No polarizing.

Gruber: I also heard from somebody that just “all the leaks are wrong”. Which is interesting. I have no idea what to make of it.

Check out the whole podcast here, skip to the nineteen minute mark for the iOS talk.

Source: The Talk Show

 

iOS 7 Concept Features Enhanced Lockscreen, Widgets, Mission Control [Video]

By now most of us know that iOS 7 will introduce a lot of features that users have been wanting and a slightly tweaked design. Designer F. Bianco has created an iOS 7 concept featuring Widgets, Mission Control, Quick Settings, Quick Reply, and more.

The designer has a gallery on Flickr of the concept and a video which shows the features in action. Check out the video above and the full gallery at the source link below.

Source: Flickr, YouTube

Apple Low-Cost iPhone Concept Features A Translucent Back Cover

For a long time there have been rumors that Apple might make a low-cost iPhone in order to compete with low-cost smartphones. A new concept by Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni shows what Apple’s cheaper iPhone would look like if it had a translucent plastic chassis. The device takes design cues from the iMac G3 and closely resembles Apple’s latest iPod Touch.


“The reason the iMac was made transparent was to make it seem less alien to consumers. Before the iMac, computers were all in a box shape and in gray color. The ability to see inside the computer made the device seem less mysterious and much more personal.”

Check out the images

Source: MVC

iPhone 5S Being Announced On June 20th?

It has been speculated recently that Apple might begin launching iPhones in the summer like the old days. The MacFan magazine, Macotakara, is said to have revealed that the launch date for the iPhone 5S will be held on June 20th.

The date does match up with past iPhone launches and most likely this new iPhone will have a feature that will have everybody talking. iOS 7 will also be announced and is said to have a more flat design style which I am looking forward to. We should find out in the coming months whether or not the event will take place in June.

Source: Macotakara

New iWatch Concept With A Sleek Design & Interface [Images]

Below are some images of an Apple iWatch concept posted by Edgar Rios. The concept features and iOS-like interface with a music player and Notification Center, equally impressive is the sleek design in both black and white. There’s no doubt that Apple is working on some type of wearable device and until they announce something, people will keep on sketching up ideas of what it could look like.

 

Edgar Rios iWatch Concept

Edgar Rios iWatch Concept

Edgar Rios iWatch Concept

Edgar Rios iWatch Concept

Source: 9to5mac

You Can Download Apple’s Official Technician Guide for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

Apple’s official Technician Guide for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S has been leaked online by Sonny Dickson. This document can come in handy if you can’t go to the Apple Store to have a Genius fix it, your if your phone is out of warranty, or you prefer to fix things yourself. You might need it someday and this might not be available for too long so why not download it before it’s gone?

To download the iPhone 4/4S, go here or right click and save as.

 

The Technician Guides for the MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), and a couple of other Apple products can be downloaded here.

 

Source: sonnydickson

Pokemon TV app released for iOS And Android, Lets you watch Pokemon on the go

Today, Nintendo quietly released a new Pokemon TV app for iOS and Android. The app streams episodes at no cost and features episodes from the Kanto Region all the way up to the Unova Region. Wether you’re young or old you might find some episodes that catch your interest. There is one drawback to the app right now, you can only watch select episodes from select seasons but it is better than nothing for now.

Take Pokémon TV on the go with the Pokémon TV app! Watch amazing Pokémon animated adventures starring Ash, Pikachu, and all their friends. Plus, don’t miss exciting special features and trailers for upcoming Pokémon movie events. It’s the perfect app for Pokémon fans to keep up with Pokémon TV episodes.

The Pokemon TV app is free to download and is available for iOS here and Android here.

Source: App Store, Google Play

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