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10 Awesome iOS 7 Features That Apple Didn’t Mention At WWDC

I’ve given iOS 7 a lot of hate this morning — just because I hate its icons — so I thought it was about time I showed it some love. It may not look the best, but the next-generation of iOS is packed full of awesome new features that should greatly improve the user experience.<p>A lot of those were …

iOS

Jony Ive's iOS 7 Influence Will Be More Than Skin Deep

Jony Ive has been in the spotlight since late last year when he took over Apple's Human Design interface team after senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall was ousted from Apple.<p>Ive is said to be heavily involved with iOS 7's rumored redesign, which will feature a flat design that …

Why the ‘i’ in iPhone Will Stand For ‘Identity’

The “i” in the next iPhone will stand for “identity.”<p>When people hear rumors and read about Apple’s patents for NFC, they think: “Oh, good, the iPhone will be a digital wallet.”<p>When they hear rumors about fingerprint scanning and remember that Apple bought the leading maker of such scanners, they …

Identity Theft
Apps

Wallpaper Weekends: Slick Textured Green Wallpaper for Earth Day

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch.<p>Last week, everyone …

What's in your bag, Nathan Ingraham?

<i>What's in your bag? is a recurring feature where we ask people to tell us a bit more about their everyday gadgets by opening their bags and hearts to us. Show us your bag in this forum post. This week, we're featuring Nathan Ingraham.</i><p>Compared to Dieter's bag, I go in the opposite direction when …

Gear & Gadgets

40 years of icons: the evolution of the modern computer interface

Fifty years ago, the word “computer” had a very different meaning. Prior to World War II, the word referred not to machines, but to people (mostly women in order to save costs) hired as human calculators. During the war, military research spawned mechanical calculators, “computers” such as Colossus …

Put Away The Eulogy, The PC Is Alive And Well

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chester Ng is co-founder and CMO of SweetLabs, makers of Pokki, a modern app platform for the PC. Follow him on Twitter @chest.</i><p>Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been blessed by the prescient researchers at Gartner and IDC with fresh data and predictions about the shipment trends …