Apple has released the much-anticipated iOS 7, and you can learn all about it in another giant-sized issue of TidBITS! If you want to sync your iOS 7 device to your Mac, you’ll need iTunes 11.1, which also includes Apple’s new iTunes Radio service. Tonya Engst helps you make the transition and walks you through iOS 7’s main features, after which Josh Centers shares seven additional top tips. Jeff Carlson explains iOS 7’s new Camera and Photos apps, while Glenn Fleishman details Find My iPhone’s new anti-theft features. Steven Aquino looks at visual accessibility in iOS 7, and Michael Cohen examines the future promise of iBeacons, the coolest iOS 7 feature you probably haven’t heard of. In our latest installment of FunBITS, Josh shows you how to get the most out of iTunes Radio, and in a small departure from iOS 7 news, we look at how Amazon has enabled AirPlay in its Amazon Instant Video iOS app, at last bringing the service to the Apple TV. With developers avoiding competition with Apple’s iOS 7 and iPhone news, the only notable Mac software release this week is Apple Configurator 1.4.
iTunes 11.1 brings iOS 7 compatibility, iTunes Radio, Genius Shuffle, and podcast improvements.
The Amazon Instant Video iOS app has been updated to include support for AirPlay, greatly expanding viewing options for Apple TV owners.
With just a few taps, you’ve installed iOS 7. Or, maybe you have a new iPhone with iOS 7 pre-installed. But everything looks different! Now what? Run through our iOS 7 pre-flight checklist to finalize your setup, familiarize yourself with important changes, and experience the iOS 7 wow factor.
Feeling overwhelmed by all of the new features in iOS 7? We’ve sifted out seven great hidden tips that you’ll want to know.
Not only did Apple add a few new features to the built-in Camera app under iOS 7, the company revamped how the Photos app works. Jeff Carlson explains what’s new and different with both photo apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The revised Find My iPhone service in iOS 7 locks a device to an Apple ID and password, even after it has been erased, rendering a stolen device useless. It may cause iPhone and iPad thefts to plummet.
Legally blind accessibility expert Steven Aquino took iOS 7 for a spin to evaluate how Apple’s new mobile operating system works — both in terms of its redesigned interface and overhauled accessibility options — for those whose vision isn’t as sharp as it could be.
A stealth feature in iOS 7 is iBeacons, which can make your iOS device smarter about where it is. There’s nothing to look at today, but Michael Cohen shares an overview of iBeacons and what it will eventually be able to do for you.
With the release of iOS 7 comes Apple’s long-awaited iTunes Radio music streaming service. Josh Centers shows how to use it and customize the content to your heart’s… content.
With developers avoiding competition with Apple’s iOS 7 and iPhone news, the only notable software release this week is Apple Configurator 1.4.
Defying the rumormongers’ drivel, the new iPhone 5s and 5c are a smashing success. Less successful are the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5s and the iOS 7 Lock screen, both of which have already been defeated by hackers. Before you head to the Apple Store for your new iPhone, be sure to read J. K. Appleseed’s brilliant inside look at being an Apple Genius. Finally, our own Tonya Engst appeared alongside Andy Ihnatko, Mike Elgan, and Rene Ritchie on MacBreak Weekly to discuss iOS 7 and the new iPhones.