Alongside new iPads and Macs, Apple on Tuesday quietly released an iOS update that brings new features and fixes others.
iOS 7.0.3, which went out as a free update today, brings back iCloud Keychain -- a feature that was originally slated to launch with iOS 7, but did not make it into the final release.
iCloud Keychain stores information like log-ins and credit card information synced up and available between devices. That comes with a new feature in Safari for iOS that can generate complex passwords.
Alongside the new feature, Apple also beefed up an older one that … Read more
A California man is taking Apple to court over what he says were "unwanted" downloads of iOS 7 onto his family's gadgets.
Mark Menacher, a resident of Poway, Calif., filed a small-claims complaint against Apple's CEO Tim Cook in the Superior Court of California in San Diego on Thursday, asking for the removal of the iOS 7 install file -- something that's downloaded to devices automatically when they're connected to power and a Wi-Fi connection.
That file does not install iOS 7 on a device without user interaction, though does prompt users to do … Read more
In this episode:2014 Bentley Flying Spur is a lotta' stuff. Hydrogen fuel cell cars may have their second coming. Forward collision prevention tech and how to shop for it in your next car. Top 5 backseat innovations that make you envious of your passengers. E-mail: iOS 7 in car dashboards
I'm a big Clash of Clans player, a game that, as I wrote in a previous column, brought me back to the iPad, since it was iOS-only. But Android users, rejoice! Now the second-highest grossing iPhone app has come to Android users and Google Play.
For me, it means I no longer have to worry about having my iPhone or iPad with me, if I'm out and want to spend a little quality time with Clash of Clans. For others without … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- CNET's review of the Pebble Watch says it's a work in progress.
- Some of the winning projects from last weekend's Pebble hackaton at MIT.
- The sticky situation that delayed the Pebble Watch.
- Check out Eric's recent Pebble AMA on Reddit.
- Pebble smartwatch goes on sale at AT&T on September 27.
iOS 7 adds a new interactive layer throughout the operating system. It can best be seen when looking at a wallpaper on your home or lock screens.
When you change the viewing angle of your device by tilting it in any direction, any graphics present on the screen will appear to move. This adds a realistic layer of depth to iOS 7. So realistic, in fact, it reportedly has been making some users sick. Should you be in the motion sick camp, or simply hate the new feature, you can always reduce the motion effects throughout iOS 7.
The perfect … Read more
Some of iOS 7's new features might be hurting your battery life. Thing is, it's not the standout features like AirDrop or the Notification Center -- it's the stealthy settings buried beneath a stack of menus.
If you're noticing a quickly draining battery, or just want to get more juice out of your battery, make changes to these settings.
Background app refreshing This welcomed feature finally lets background apps stay active while you multitask. The trouble is that by default all apps are set to refresh, uselessly stealing precious battery life.
To fix that, go to … Read more
This week's video roundup is packed to the brim with some of the hottest products reviewed in the last seven days. Earlier this week we got our mitts on the Microsoft Surface 2 (due out in October), the updated Apple iMac, as well as the lineup of new sizzling hot Kindle Fire tablets. Our CNET UK team also reviewed the global version of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Did the stylish gadget live up to expectations? Plus: We'll show you how to fix some of the annoying new quirks in iOS 7, and Rumor Has It breaks down … Read more
Apple's released yet another supplemental update for iOS 7, a little more than a week after the software was first released.
The 7.0.2 update, which went out Thursday morning, fixes a bug that would let users bypass the passcode security on the lock screen. That security issue was discovered just hours after the public update was released, and would give anyone direct access to applications and user data.
Apple last week said it was working on a fix, though did not offer an estimate on when it would arrive.
Along with the security fix, Apple says the … Read more