We told you about Ayeris for iPhone and iPod touch less than a month ago, but Surenix isn’t stopping. His beautiful new theme for iOS 7, which made a splash with its original remakes of standard iOS 7 icons, is now available for iPad. Many argued that the original version didn’t deliver for its price, but if you’ve already purchased the iPhone and iPod touch version, grabbing Ayeris for iPad might be worth it. (more…)
John Gruber, one of the most reliable Apple-related tech pundits, says that the iOS 7.1 update is bound to launch “any day now.”
Apple’s first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today at SXSW in Austin. Apple is going to stream the performances to iOS devices using an app, but I’ve heard from a little birdie that the app requires iOS 7.1 (which explains why the app isn’t out yet). That means iOS 7.1 should ship any day now. (more…)
Apple recently released a white paper describing the methods they take to keep certain information safe, including fingerprints stored from TouchID. The white paper is 33 pages long, and is available for everyone to view at Apple’s website.
The release of this is somewhat ironic in the face of the just-patched SSL bug, but still — it’s an interesting read, and it’s good to see a large company release such documents.
Ben Lovejoy at 9to5Mac writes:
I can’t help thinking there’s a lot of office technology that could use the Jony Ive touch. I’m not just talking about aesthetics. Anyone who has ever set up a typical wireless printer will likely remember the pain for some time. As Ive himself has said, design is not just about how a product looks, but also how it works.
I have always wondered why Apple has largely avoided the computer peripheral market. I can understand why it chose to drop printers from its product lineup when it was struggling in the late 1990s, but the company is sitting on billions of dollars in cash today and has no reason not to experiment… (more…)
Well, here we are. After I ranted this morning about the lack of a patch for the Mac, Apple has released one in the form of OS X 10.9.2. If you have a Mac, update! It also includes various bug fixes and overall enhancements, particularly to mail.app, that will make your Mavericks experience that much better. And hey, SSL will work. So that’s a little advantage as well. (more…)
Apple yesterday released iOS 7.0.6 (and iOS 6.1.6 for devices that didn’t support iOS 7), and it contained a massive fix. At the time, it wasn’t clear how necessary this patch was. But today, it’s obvious that literally everyone should be updating to iOS 7.0.6. Don’t believe me? Ask pod2g, a famed developer/hacker that has helped bring various jailbreaks into existence:
Taken as a group, Sigurgeirsson would like to see “Apple become a bit more personal,” and for Nintendo and Sony’s submission processes to be standardised and streamlined. Sigurgeirsson describes Valve, meanwhile, as “a wonderful company to work with.” (more…)