Tag Archives: iOS7

Thinner, Lighter and Faster iPad Air

Nobody saw this coming. The fifth version of Apple’s iPad is called iPad Air.

It is 20% thinner at 7.55 mm, 28% lighter at 1 lb ( 469 g ) and faster with A7  chip, 64 bit processor ( featured in iPhone 5S ).  The 9.7 inch tablet will be available starting November 1, 2013. The retail price starts at 499 ( Retina display, 16GB Wi-Fi )

ipad air Unveiled yesterday, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president for Worldwide Marketing said, “iPad created an entirely new mobile computing experience, and the new iPad Air is another big leap ahead. It is so thin, light and powerful, once you hold one in your hand you will understand what a tremendous advancement this is”.

Unexpected Features of iOS 7 that I have Discovered

In my previous article I have shared with you some of my disappointments with the new iOS 7 on my old iPhone. Now, I would like to share with you some unexpected or unlikely features I have discovered while patiently playing the new iOS 7 for over a month now with my device.

Clock icon is moving

While in the MRT on my way home, I casually looked on some of the settings of the new iOS and when I came to the clock icon, I have noticed that the icon is showing an updated clock timing and as I stared right thru the new designed icon, my eyes caught that the seconds hand of the clock is actually moving. I have asked some of my associates if they have noticed this but all of them wasn’t able to notice it. I suppose that most of the users are the same. This may not be important to most of you but for me I find it cool when I discovered it.

iOS 7: Deleting Messages and Time Stamp

The user interface of the Message function of the redesigned iOS7 has an all new feature and functionality. The usual delete and time stamp functions has now disappeared. So, where did they go?

Deleting messages

When you open a message, you will notice that the old Edit Button in the top right corner has now disappeared. It is now replaced with a handy button that will let you call the person who sent the message or look at their contact details. This additional feature is very helpful. However, if you want to delete a message conversation or just a selection of a message, how you do it?

iOS 7: Activation Lock Feature

With the advancement of the new iOS 7, the enhanced features of Find My iPhone has become a stronger security offered by Activation Lock which may be a deterrent for thieves. This new feature built into Find My iPhone will make it harder for anyone else to use or sell your device if it is ever lost or stolen.

In iOS 6, a thief can just go to settings and easily disable the Find My iPhone feature, but now when someone tries to turn off the Find My iPhone, the Apple ID and account password of the owner will be required, thus preventing any person from disabling it. The person who has the device also can’t restore it or reactivate it without the account credentials. Only the phone number and a custom message that asks the person with the phone to return it to its rightful owner.