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iOS 7's 'Activation Lock' Delivers Cautious Optimism to Officials Concerned Over Mobile Device Thefts

One of the new iOS 7 features introduced by Craig Federighi at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote yesterday was Activation Lock, which aims to reduce the appeal of Apple devices to thieves by preventing stolen phones from being activated by new users.<p>There's one feature I want to talk …

Designers Think Apple's New Flat iOS Look Is 'Ugly' and 'Harsh' and Blinding

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After years of complaints about Apple's cheesy, outdated, and decidedly "skeuomorphic" iPhone …

Apple iOS 7 supports Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 for next-gen network roaming

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Apple(s aapl) didn’t get a chance to show every new iOS 7 feature on Monday at its WWDC event, but in typical fashion it did …

Why Apple Killed Genius For Apps, And What’s Next For The App Store’s Long Tail

Apple is no longer offering the “Genius” feature as a way to surface and discover new mobile applications in the iOS App Store in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7. Instead, the spot that used to belong to “Genius” now goes to “Near Me,” a new feature demoed during …

iOS 7 borrows heavily from its competition, but should we care?

If you were online at all yesterday, you probably heard at least a little bit about Apple’s latest iOS 7. The new UI is completely redesigned and transforms the aging platform into something modern and fresh. At the same time, it also looks very familiar.<p>Some of this is because at it’s heart it is …

Apple confirms new version of Final Cut Pro X coming alongside new Mac Pro later this year

Yesterday’s unveiling of the all-new Mac Pro at Apple’s WWDC keynote certainly made up for the fact that we didn’t see any updates to Apple’s pro apps like we we’re hoping. However, you might have missed Phil Schiller’s rather quick confirmation that a new version of Final Cut Pro X is indeed …

Apple’s Top Brass Looks Very Much In Sync At WWDC Following Last Year’s Reorganization

Apple’s WWDC Keynote yesterday left one impression on me above all others: the executive team seems much more comfortable and in sync under CEO Tim Cook now than they ever have before. Rarely has a keynote or event gone as smoothly as the one Apple delivered yesterday, and rarely has the ensemble …

Apple’s Declaration of Values: Simplify, Perfect, Delight

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred …

A Designer Has Already Come Up With A Way To Improve Apple's New iPhone Icons

Apple's new iPhone software is being received with cautious optimism.<p>A lot of people think the redesign is pretty good, but they're finding flaws. However, most people are withholding judgement until they get their hands on it.<p>There is one exception to the cautious optimism: The new icon Apple made …

How WWDC 2013 set the stage for new user experiences

<i>Corey Gault is director of communications at Urban Airship.</i><p>Yesterday at WWDC, Apple once again reminded everyone that it has the best designers in the world, unveiling slick interfaces for OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 that promise to make user experiences simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable.<p>For …

So, what happens to Passbook in iOS 7?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>At WWDC 2012, Passbook was called a “key feature” of iOS 6. A year later, the Apple keynote went by without a single mention …

Social media users like the sound of iTunes Radio

Apple finally unveiled its music streaming service, iTunes Radio, and the social Web approves.<p>Social media analytics company NetBase found that 94 percent of social media users had positive comments about iTunes Radio following the product's release during Apple's WWDC developers conference on …

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WWDC wrapup: iOS 7, iTunes Radio's value, and a newly confident Apple

Apple's WWDC announcements – and particularly the unveiling of iOS 7 – have already reverberated around the tech industry. Here's your guide to what …

Apple, iOS 7 and WWDC: 7 articles for you to read

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Erica Ogg<p>It has been one of those weeks where I have not had time to sit down and think about the various news …

Apple, Tim Cook and Others Sued Over Alleged NSA/PRISM Privacy Violations

Apple, and Tim Cook personally, have been sued by a conservative activist and three others as part of a class action lawsuit [PDF] over alleged privacy violations resulting from the company's supposed participation in the NSA's PRISM intelligence program.<p>The plaintiffs have also sued President …

Why Apple ditched its skeuomorphic design for iOS7

Are you ready to join the future? That seems to be the subtext of every tech presentation of the 21st century, but for Apple, acknowledged leaders in …