[quote]how do u close down apps ? i can't figure it out
You double-tap the Home button as before, then you swipe up on the thumbnail of the app you want to close (not the app icon, as in previous versions).
how do you love?
thanks r3! that worked!
[quote]how do you love?
I'm sorry. I do not understand what you mean by "love". Do you want me to look it up?
You punch and delete. The app won't bother you ever again.
So far I'm a fan of iTunes Radio. Much better than Pandora.
Someone who loves me switch the (OS7)radio On!
I can't find iTunes radio.
Can I turn off the sliding between programs? It makes me dizzy.
I love all the new features that iOS 7 rolled out. You can block contacts from contacting you. Get previews for apps. Swipe right instead of hitting the back arrow, and even view timestamps for texts! They're really pushing the envelope and staying ahead of the game... and who cares that Android phones could do all of this years ago!
[quote]I can't find iTunes radio.
It took me a while, too. It's in the Music app, which is now red. Radio is the button on the bottom left.
iTunes radio is not available in my country! WTF?!?! I want the radio too :(
R12, can you only block contacts from calling? How about people who have called you and are in your recent call list? What happens to people you've blocked? DO they go right to voicemail or get told you aren't taking their call?
I'm liking iTunes Radio. Not really impressed with the rest of it.
Is iOS 7 available to download if you have the iPhone 5?
iTunes Radio: Apple finally catching up with the rest of the universe (Windows Phone has had it for years and years, Android too... Pandora, Spotify, etc., etc...)
[quote]Is iOS 7 available to download if you have the iPhone 5?
Yes. It's for iPhone 4S, 5, 5S and 5C. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. In fact, you should already have a notification on the Software Update.
I didn't get Apple Radio in the upgrade. The spot where it should be is Playlists.
R18, iPhones have had Pandora, Spotify, etc., etc... for years.
Nobody is saying they didn't, R21...
R20, your country probably doesn't support it. Mine doesn't.
It's also for iPhone 4, R19.
R24, the version you get on the iPhone 4 is very different and far more limited compared to the others... and a lot slower.
I've seen a lot of people recommend that iPhone 4 users NOT upgrade.
It looks very different (translucent effects are dropped, for example), and many features don't exist (like the new camera filters and features aren't there, as just one example).
Most iPhone 4 users should be eligible for upgrades, and that's probably their best option for getting iOS7 ... trading up to a 5c or 5s.
R25, I have an iPhone 4 and upgraded just fine. I don't need to have the newest toy every time Apple decides to release a new phone version. besides, I currently have unlimited data plan that if I upgraded to one of the newer phones with 4G, I would lose that option. One more reason for me not to waste my money on a new phone I don't really need.
Yeah, the losing the unlimited plan and having to update to a newer plan is a big issue.
I bit the bullet last year though. Now I have a 4GB plan (only once have I come close to going over). My monthly cost literally doubled because I was on a much cheaper grandfathered plan that wasn't available any more, plus I got the new 'hotspot' option along with LTE.
But the LTE speeds are amazing (faster than my home wireless). It's difficult to justify the expense in many cases (especially if you simply can't afford it in your budget)... but I can afford it (knock on wood, being thankful for that), and I've convinced myself it was worth it :-)
R26, are you using ATT?
I also have the iPhone 4 and upgraded it yesterday. My phone is in perfect condition and don't feel the need to upgrade especially if it causes my monthly bill to go up. I'd probably look at other carriers before I upgrade.
I also don't feel like locking myself into another 2 year contract.
Buzzfeed did a great post about iOS7's new features.
R18 said "iTunes Radio: Apple finally catching up with the rest of the universe (Windows Phone has had it for years and years, Android too... Pandora, Spotify, etc., etc...)"
Reads like R18 is implying that Apple didn't offer any kind of radio options with statements like "Apple finally catching up with the rest of the universe."
The majority of those app started on iPhones before they became available on Android.
R25, you're my favorite troll. I get a little smile every time an Apple/Windows/tech thread appears because I know you'll pop up. You are fascinating.
R23, I'm in the US. Flyover country, granted, but still the US.
It's not that I can't afford it, it's that I really don't need it. I don't watch videos on my phone, rarely use it to access the internet or apps like Facebook or Twitter. I mainly used it for email, texting and as a phone, so there's no need for me to have the latest and fastest, really.
No, R28, I have Verizon
Am I the only one who doesn't care for the new UI? I hate the new icons. I really, really hate them.
[quote]Reads like R18 is implying that Apple didn't offer any kind of radio options with statements like "Apple finally catching up with the rest of the universe."
It should read like "Pandora, Spotify, etc" are part of the universe that Apple is finally catching up with, by adding this feature to iTunes.
I didn't think this was difficult to comprehend, but I guess it must be. It seems really clear to me.
Everyone else in the universe offered streaming music and customizable "radio stations", except Apple. Now they do. So they've finally caught up with the rest of the universe.
It's not about what can RUN on an iPhone, it's about the services that Apple itself offers.
[quote]It's not that I can't afford it, it's that I really don't need it. I don't watch videos on my phone, rarely use it to access the internet or apps like Facebook or Twitter. I mainly used it for email, texting and as a phone, so there's no need for me to have the latest and fastest, really.
That's perfectly valid.
I certainly never meant to imply otherwise. I was talking more generally, rather than specifically about you and your situation.
If you don't want or need it, you certainly shouldn't feel obligated to pay for it.
I made the decision that I did want it, and the trade off for me was in order to have it, I had to give up my grandfathered plan and accept a doubling of my monthly cost, and losing my unlimited data plan.
Other people's mileage may vary according to their wants and needs and budget.
Thanks for that link, r29. It was a quick and helpful summary of iOS 7.
The new interface looks like shit. Does everything on earth have to look cheap now? Did someone pass a law? A UN Resolution?
I like the new wallpaper options, especially the moving bubbles. What wallpaper have you chosen?
[bold]iOS 7 Lock Screen Vulnerability Gives Access to Photos, Email[/bold]
R41, there's an easy fix for that.
PS: No one wants to look at your photos.
OMG! Do you mean strangers can see me NUDE?
[bold]Apple's Dumbest, Sloppiest iOS 7 Screwups, Collected in One Tumblr[/bold]
So it's come to this. We knew iOS 7 had some dumb and frustrating imperfections, but hadn't scoured every bit of it for flaws in the small details that Apple used to nail. Well, some industrious design head has given Apple's new OS a proper fisking, and put all the screwups on a Tumblr (see link).
The errors range from poor alignment to strange color selection to clipping errors to idiotic information organization to flatly unusable chunks of screen. Maybe they won't get to you. Once you start noticing them, they probably will. Almost makes you miss the days when a calendar icon once a month and a fake bookshelf were the biggest problems in iOS.
[bold]Apple Can Read Your iMessages "Whenever They Want,” Researchers Claim[/bold]
Apple says that when people communicate using its iMessage service, their chats are secured using strong encryption. But security researchers are questioning the company’s claims after uncovering what they say is a flaw that enables the messages to be spied on.
Back in April, Apple’s iMessage service attracted attention after a document showed that the Drug Enforcement Agency was complaining internally about not being able to snoop on communications sent using the service. Apple has consistently said that the messages are exchanged using "secure end-to-end encryption," meaning it can’t hand them over to authorities. Even after the technology giant was linked to the National Security Agency ‘s PRISM surveillance program in June, it put out a statement reiterating that iMessage conversations “are protected by end-to-end encryption so no one but the sender and receiver can see or read them. Apple cannot decrypt that data.”
However, it seems that the service is not as secure as Apple would like to have you believe. Two researchers at the security firm Quarkslab claim that they have been studying the protocol used by iMessage, and that “Apple can technically read your iMessages whenever they want.” The researchers, who are due to present their findings at the HITB Security Conference in Asia in October, have apparently found a way to circumvent the encryption using a so-called “man-in-the-middle” attack, which usually involves a hacker covertly bypassing the encryption by using a fake security certificate.
That this may be possible with iMessage is not evidence that Apple has been covertly reading people’s messages, but it does mean that the company’s encryption is vulnerable to being exploited by a sophisticated hacker group or spy agency. One of the Quarkslab researchers told Techcrunch that “the iMessage protocol is strong,” though added that “Apple or a powerful institution (NSA is randomly chosen as an example) could tamper with it.” The researchers say that they are planning to release a tool that will shield against potential iMessage snooping attacks, and hope to work with Apple to strengthen the security of the service. Apple had not responded to a request for comment at time of publication.
[quote]I don't see the point, who calls you who you want to block?
It doesn't just block calls but iMessage and FaceTime as well. I've blocked a few ex-friends who still try to text me since updating on Wednesday, the real-world equivalent of punching and deleting.
Bolding the font in Settings is the only way I can deal with Ive's retina fuckery of Helvetica Neue.
As for the Weather app: try working out how to delete a city.
I'll save you the endless hair tearing: you press the Plus sign. (And then swipe the city to the left to expose a delete option.) Which smug hipster signed off on that brain melter deserves a smack in the chops.
R54 , you never get robo calls on your LANDLINE? I just trolldared you. You're dumber than dirt. But you don't type fat.
Has anyone with a 4s upgraded? I'm wondering how it's affected your battery life and if the processor is able to handle the UI and apps satisfactorily.
[bold]11 Tips to Keep iOS 7 From Destroying Your Battery Life[/bold]
While your iPhone's new operating system comes with plenty of advantages, iOS 7's not without its drawbacks. Battery life just ain't quite what you'd want it to be, but we've got some tips to squeeze the most out of that sucker and stay juiced all day long.
Many of iOS 7's fancy new features are handy if you need/want them. If you don't, they're just eating away at that precious battery life behind the scenes, and give you exactly zero help for your trouble. So shut 'em down.
(see link for tips)
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
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