Watch people vote on iOS 7.1 design changes in real time

polarNow this is pretty cool. Popular polling website Polar has set up a page that asks users which parts of the iOS 7.1 redesign they like – and which parts they don’t. Apparently, the new incoming call screen isn’t very popular. (more…)

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Jailbreak developer Coolstar teases iOS 7.1 calendar port for iOS 7.0.x

BigVLKqCMAAgFOuAs you may or may not be aware, iOS 7.1 is shipping with a decently-modified version of Calendar.app. It packs many usability modifications that make the app much easier to use. But there’s one problem: Those of us that want to hold on to our iOS 7.0.x jailbreak can’t have it – unless a developer steps in and ports it. It looks like that developer has stepped up to the plate, and his name is Coolstar. (more…)

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iOS 7.1 adoption reaches nearly 6% in just 24 hours

iOS7-120According to research firm Chitika Insights, iOS 7.1 has already accumulated an impressive 5.9% share among iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. That rapid rate of adoption is a testament to how quick iOS users are to update their devices to the latest version, even if it means passing up on a valuable jailbreak…  (more…)

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How is your battery life on iOS 7.1?

How is your battery life on iOS 7.1?

Mara_iphone5c_blue_angle1Reddit user cosworth99 writes:

I have a regular iPhone 5, Wi-Fi on all day. No Bluetooth. The usual turned off features. Pulled from the charger at 9:00am and now at 3:26 I have 97%. I usually have around 85% by this time of day. Wow.

Apple does not specifically mention that iOS 7.1 improves battery life, but it appears that subtle changes to the mobile platform have been very positive for some iPhone and iPad users. This user in particular has seen his battery life drain as much as 12 percent less during the same amount of time he used to run a previous iOS version. I’m going to go on a tangent and say that perhaps it has something to do with the fact that people cannot jailbreak this version, leading to more users running and getting better returns from stock software.

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Evad3rs credited for iOS 7.1 security fixes

iOS7-120Just hours after releasing the iOS 7.1 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Apple has gone ahead and published a related support document that details the security content of the new version. The document references several vulnerabilities that iOS 7.1 patches, ranging from maliciously crafted backups to the bypassing of code signing requirements…  (more…)

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