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Apple Reveals A Radical All-new Design For iOS 7

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Design, iPhone, Software

iOS 7

iOS 7

Apple unveiled iOS 7, the software’s biggest redesign since the debut of the original iPhone. While the heavy rumored Apple direction towards a flatter design, the current system fans could be shocked by the design overhaul. Personally, I hate the new UI, Ditching an iconic design elements for very forgettable and cheap rip-offs of Android, Windows Phone, WebOS, and Cydia tweaks, is definitely something I’m not sold into.

A quick rundown of new features in iOS 7:
  • Completely redesigned interface
  • New Lockscreen
  • New translucency and Parallax allows you to see layers of info
  • Weather app has interactive displays
  • Calendar has new minimalist UI
  • Multiple page support in Folders
  • FaceTime audio calls
  • Phone and Message blocking
  • Activation lock disables phone if stolen
  • iPhone beta available to developers today
  • Coming this fall
iOS 7 Control Center

iOS 7 Control Center

Control Center
  • Swipe up from bottom of device to access toggles quickly
  • Turn on Airplane Mode, adjust brightness, AirDrop, etc.
iOS 7 Multitasking

iOS 7 Multitasking

Multitasking
  • New interface shows app cards
  • Multi-tasking for all apps with great battery life
  • Puts apps into scheduled background cycles
  • Adapts to network conditions
Safari
  • New full-screen look
  • Pull down from top brings up smart search field
  • iCloud Keychain support
Camera
  • Redesigned UI
  • New filters
  • Accessible from Control Center
New Photos App
  • Collect photos into ‘Moments’ based on location, date, or people.
  • Look across photo collection by pinch-to-zooming through Photostream
  • Share photos via AirDrop, Twitter, Facebook, iMessage, etc.
  • See comments from people you’ve shared the picture with directly in image
iOS 7 Airdrop

iOS 7 Airdrop

AirDrop
  • Share images with friends
  • System-wide support with apps with share-sheets
  • Works on iPhone 5, iPad 4, 5th Gen iPod Touch
Siri
  • New interface with wave animation
  • All new female and male voices
  • Can now control more of your device such as adjusting brigthness
  • Wikipedia and Bing search results integrated directly into Siri
iOS in the Car
  • Get iOS on your car’s dashboard screen
  • Get directions, play music, have iMessages dictated to you and more, eyes free.
  • Supported by more than 12 car manufacturers in 2014
iOS 7 Notification Center

iOS 7 Notification Center

Notification Center
  • Notification Center now available on Lock Screen
  • Notification syncing
App Store
  • Search for apps by age range
  • Find apps based on current location
  • Apps are updated automatically
iTunes Radio
  • Built directly into iOS Music app.
  • Featured Stations stream music based on its theme.
  • Share stations with friends, or create your own based on favorite artists
  • Preview and purchase songs directly in the app.
  • Support on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple TV
  • Free for all users
  • Completely ad-free for iTunes Match subscribers
  • Launches in the U.S.

Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, DLC, Games, News, Rants & Raves

Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

A new tidbits for the famous game designer Peter Molyneux‘s next project revealed, the upcoming game is called Curiosity and its making its way to iOS, PC and Android.

Curiosity is set in a virtual room that contains a single black cube. As you tap away at it it fractures. Other fractures caused by other players can also be seen. After a large number of taps the cube opens, revealing its innards. Only the player who performs the final tap gets to see what’s inside. Molyneux said the mystery is “valuable, and so life-chantingly important.”

“It’s so amazing I think it will appear on news reports,” Molyneux said elsewhere in the presentation, “though it’s not a dead cat, by the way.”

Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux

This is great but beyond that, the game promises to take the in-app purchases, aka DLC, to an insane level, before the cube opens, players will be able to buy one of a limited number of chisels to improve their tapping strength. An iron chisel – 10 times more powerful than the default tap – costs 59 pence. The diamond chisel is 100,000 times as powerful – but it costs $50,000, and there is only one available.

Molyneux didn’t have a problem defending the price.

“Why is that not nice?” Molyneux retorted animatedly. “We can’t be ashamed for asking people to spend money. We can’t be ashamed of that. As a designer that is proof that I have done something meaningful. I’m not saying that you have to buy these chisels – and I don’t expect the diamond chisel to ever be purchased. If it is I want to meet that person. They may be an investor or something!”

“I’m not doing this to purely monetize,” Molyneux carried on, “but I don’t mind monetization. I don’t think it’s anything to be ashamed of.”

Although I’m not sold into the idea of this whopping amount but anyone out there “curious” enough to find out what’s inside the last cube? via EuroGamer

Google New 3D Maps Unveiled, Coming to iOS and Android Devices

Written by Gradly on . Posted in 3D, Android, Apple, blog, google, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, News, Tech.

Google New 3D Maps Unveiled, Coming to iOS and Android

Google New 3D Maps Unveiled, Coming to iOS and Android

During its “next dimension” press conference, Google unveiled their plans for its Google Maps service. With a brand new 3D mapping feature for Google Earth, captured by special airplanes equipped with Street View-like 3D cameras, the services will be coming to both Android and iOS devices in the coming weeks.

Watch the full event below:

The tentpole of today’s keynote probably the new offline mapping capabilities, where journeys can be planned and locations can be found regardless of whether you’re connected to the internet or not. Its enough to download the map of the desired location before you go and later you can use different features while offline. Awesome.

The announcement comes a week ahead of Apple’s WWDC in which its highly rumored the company will debut its own 3D maps service at its using from C3 Technologies.

Image via engadget

Gmail Tap: New Morse Code Input Method Announced

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, google

Gmail Tap

Gmail Tap

The QWERTY keyboard was invented in 1874 and it is still used today, largely unchanged. Today Google has unveiled a new input method designed for the future: Gmail Tap for Android and iOS. Watch the video for details:

Gmail Tap takes the keyboard from 26 keys to just two. Every letter of the alphabet is represented by a simple pattern of dots and dashes, and once you know them you can type without even looking at your screen. This makes it ideal for situations where you need to discreetly send emails, such as when you’re on a date or in a meeting with your boss.

To get started with Gmail Tap, learn these character representations:

Gmail Tap Characters Shortcuts

Gmail Tap Characters Shortcuts

It’s April Fool’s day and Google are busy now, try to get the software again on April 2nd 🙂

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