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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject: Apple Releases iOS 7.1 Reply with quote

Apple Releases iOS 7.1
Monday, March 10, 2014
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Apple today released the iOS 7.1 Update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users. According to the company, iOS 7.1 is packed with interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features. Here's a full list of the changes from the release notes:

CarPlay
- iOS experience designed for the car.
- Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle.
- Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps.
- Control with Siri and the car's touchscreen, knobs, and buttons.

Siri
- Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the home button while you speak and releasing it when you're done as an alternative to letting Siri automatically notice when you stop talking.
- New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese.

iTunes Radio
- Search field above Featured Stations to easily create stations based on your favorite artist or song.
- Buy albums with the tap of a button from Now Playing.
- Subscribe to iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free.

Calendar
- Option to display events in month view.
- Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries.

Accessibility
- Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs.
- Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations.
- New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point.

Other
- New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s.
- iCloud Keychain support in additional countries.
- FaceTime call notifications are automatically cleared when you answer a call on another device.
- Fixes a bug that could occasionally cause a home screen crash.
- Improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition.
- Improved performance for iPhone 4.
- Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000.
- Continued user interface refinements.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Apple Releases iOS 7.1 Reply with quote

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- Option to display events in month view.

My wife is going to be happy about that one. She hated not having that option from iOS 6.

Personally, I still think iOS 7 is ugly as heck. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Calendar app is greatly improved. I just wish they had a less overall white option.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now if only the iPhone had a larger screen...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems smoother and there is a way to eliminate all of those transparencies now. You gotta like that! Not to mention having a more usable Calendar.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how the new slide to power off screen goes dark as you swipe across. I think that's a cool little UI transition. That being said, I'm not as crazy about the new round buttons in the Dialer They should have done something neat like the powering off for existing sliders.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish they'd bring back a darker keyboard. I guess those buttons were a nice addition as well. I guess that is my biggest about iOS 7. It's so stark and boring. Not that I was a fan of all the skeuomorphism iOS 6, but most of the default apps looked much better.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will come back to iOS and the iPhone when they increase the screen size. I miss certain things in iOS that weren't fulfilled in Android. It's just hard looking at that small screen for other things that are just as good. The largest two things being surfing the net and playing games.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems faster than before
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does seem overall faster than before. All expert for Safari in my case. It seems to be hanging on a lot of different webpages.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My iPad stopped crashing; so I'm super happy with this update Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My iPad stopped crashing; so I'm super happy with this update Smile

Same deal with my iPhone 5, not crashing now though.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
I wish they'd bring back a darker keyboard. I guess those buttons were a nice addition as well. I guess that is my biggest about iOS 7. It's so stark and boring. Not that I was a fan of all the skeuomorphism iOS 6, but most of the default apps looked much better.


THIS. I was hoping that Apple implemented an option in Settings>General in whether or not we could choose the black keyboard (which only appears when I log into the App Store on my iPad mini R) or the "plain-Jane" white one. Still, power-ups and power-downs are faster and there's much less needed animation, so that's good.

There's one thing I wish they'd pay closer attention to - mainly, converting speech to text in the Pages app. I was describing a new recipe in Pages just hours ago and the displayed results looks...well, not so great.

As long as my apps don't crash as much as this did under 7.0.6 I'll be satisfied.
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