When iOS 7 launched with its redesigned interface, the buttons were replaced with simple text labels. The change seemed like an decent idea to match the buttons with the toned-down approach of the user-interface as a whole in iOS 7. But for some, having to guess what's a button and what's simply a text label was a pain.
With the release of iOS 7.1, Apple has added the option to bring back the familiar button shapes across the operating system in both native and third-party apps.
The switch to enable button shapes can be found in Settings &… Read more
The next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system is expected to come out sooner rather than later, and there was some talk that Apple would align its release with the its concert at the South By Southwest festival.
The company is holding its iTunes Festival -- featuring the likes of Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Pitbull -- starting March 11 in Austin, Texas. Apple will stream the performances to iOS devices via an app, but Daring Fireball's Jon Gruber wrote earlier this week that someone had told him … Read more
At least that's what Jon Gruber of Daring Fireball is suggesting. Apple is hosting its iTunes Festival -- featuring the likes of Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Pitbull -- starting March 11 at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The performances will be streamed to iOS devices via an app, but Gruber cites a source that tells him the app needs to be running on iOS 7.1. Thus, he concludes the update must be coming out sometime before … Read more
Text Tones for iOS 7 Free provides dozens of new ringtones that you can add to your phone and then set as your default for any alerts. This app gives you the tools to get new ringtones onto your phone via syncing with iTunes so you can have ringtones that set you apart from all the other iPhone users out there.
Opening Text Tones for iOS 7 Free takes you to a list of recommended ringtones. You can also switch to the list of all ringtones by touching the tab at the top of the screen. No matter which list … Read more
"We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash," Apple confirmed to CNET on Wednesday. News of the fix was first reported by Mashable.
The bug triggers the "black or white screen of death" that a user sees when starting up the phone. Some users have said that the bug kicks in when the phone'… Read more
Do you need buttons to play games on your iPhone? Certainly not. And yet, iOS MFi-certified game controllers are here, giving you the promise of full game controller-like support for games and letting you theoretically use your phone or iPod Touch like a little Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita.
The Logitech Powershell Controller + Battery is one of those accessories. As its name suggests, it's a case that adds physical gaming buttons, and also has a battery pack. It also costs $99.99. For most people, that's where the train skids off the tracks.
Whether you want an iOS … Read more
It's a battle that threatens to rend the Internet asunder with its forum-fraying ferocity: iOS vs. Android.
But why do we get so worked up over our operating systems? The latest episode of CNET's Adventures in Tech delves deep inside the human brain, to explain how something as simple as a smartphone operating system can trigger a prehistoric response in our stone-age psyche. Press Play now.
To uncover the arcane secrets of our mystifying minds, Adventures in Tech enlists the help of psychology lecturer Mark Coulson, who's on hand to unwrap the powerful psychological processes that kick … Read more
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón released survey results Wednesday that he says makes an argument for Apple to enable its Activation Lock security feature on every phone.
When enabled, Activation Lock -- which is available for iOS 7 users and requires them to activate the "Find my Phone" tracking feature -- prevents the unauthorized resetting of an iPhone or iPad. Gascon's survey indicated that 78 percent of respondents who owned an iPhone have enabled the security feature. According to him, it's an indication that Apple should enable this technology on all of its … Read more
Apple on Friday released a second version of its iOS 7.1 beta to registered developers. It's an incremental update that fixes some bugs and moves some things around. For example, TouchID and passcode settings are displayed more prominently.
But one nugget worth noting is a setting in the "restrictions" menu that lets a user turn the "Car Display" on and off. The addition of the toggle setting suggests that Apple may release its "iOS in the Car" feature sooner rather than later. The car integration feature, according to 9to5Mac, will let users … Read more