Monday, 23 September 2013


 Apple's latest Operating Software, the iOS7 has been creating a lot of buzz on social media. The new software does have several functional improvements, but those take time to stumble upon.

These are all nice touches that make upgrading well worth it, especially for something free. We take a look at SOME  notable enhancements to the OS that are being talked about:
Many of the changes in Apple's operating system for mobile devices are cosmetic. Gone are three-dimensional icons that mimic real-world counterparts, such as a magazine rack for the Newsstand app.

They are replaced by larger, two-dimensional icons sporting abstract designs and pastel colors. Apple also extended, that new look to many of its apps. In Maps, the green boxes are replaced with solid white across the top.
The biggest functional change is the use of swipes instead of taps to access key functions. You can already swipe up from the bottom right side of the screen to quickly access the camera when your phone is locked. With iOS 7, you can also swipe up for the Control Center, which contains frequently used settings and apps. That's available whether or not the phone is locked.

Swipe down from the top of the screen to get recent notifications and the day's highlights, including the weather, appointments, reminders and stock quotes. Swipe down from the center of any home screen for a search box. From many apps, you can swipe from the left or the right instead of tapping the left and right buttons.
The Control Center is the most useful of the functional improvements.

From there, you can turn Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on and off. Before, you had to find those switches in the settings. Likewise, a Do Not Disturb feature is easier to access. It lets you silence incoming calls and messages, though you can make exceptions for certain numbers or for those calling repeatedly, in case there is a true emergency.

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