As more and more people get a chance to tinker around with iOS 7 in the days following its release, even more surprises keep popping up that were never discovered during the long beta period. One of the most notable, as reported by 9to5Mac, is a new feature that allows Wi-Fi and cellular data streams to run run at the same time, presumably to assist with streaming media.
What's the adoption rate like for iOS 7? While we still have no concrete numbers from Apple, consider this: according to Business Insider, allegedly the demand is so high for the redesigned mobile OS that it's crashed the Wi-Fi servers at several colleges throughout the United States. Few universities have acknowledged iOS 7 as the culprit at this point, but the simultaneous outages not long after iOS 7's public release seems clear proof of the cause.
Lost amid all the tumult over the release of iOS 7, Apple unleashed another related surprise--the data limit for cellular downloads from the App Store and iTunes has been bumped up to 100 MB. Before, you had to connect to a Wi-Fi connection if you intended to download anything over 50 MB, and it was 20 MB before until Apple bumped up the cap last March.
Apple released iOS 7 to the public earlier this morning, which means that you can now update your existing iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with the long-awaited operating system at your leisure for free. If you want to update it straight through your device, just access Settings in iOS 6, click on General, and then head to Software Update where your new download should be waiting for you.
Ever since the announcement of iTunes Radio earlier this year, commentators have tended to describe it as an Apple-branded version of Pandora with some elements of Spotify thrown in. But according to a recent report from Cnet, there may be more to it than that. Rather than relying on an algorithm to create song suggestions (in the matter of Pandora), Apple plans to hire musical experts to perfect their own take on streaming Internet radio.
Apple probably could have gotten away with shrugging its shoulders at the recent news that a Chinese woman died from an electrocution allegedly caused by a faulty knockoff iPhone charger, but today 9to5Mac reported that the Cupertino company is taking a far more nobler stance. Later this month, it'll allow customers to bring in their old USB power adapters and receive new, Apple-designed ones for a lower price via a "takeback program."
June is fast approaching, and that means it's time for sons and daughters to celebrate the man who helped bring them into the world on Father's Day -- and Apple.com is already gussied up for the occasion.
For some, there’s nothing cooler than the idea of controlling computer software directly with your mind. No buttons, no keyboard, no mouse—just a link from your brain straight to your computer that translates thoughts into onscreen actions. Technology isn’t there yet, but NeuroSky’s Brainwave Starter Kit is taking us in that direction. Or, at least, it’s trying to.