Have You Seen These Apple iOS 7 Design Updates?

Have You Seen These Apple iOS 7 Design Updates?

Apple iOS 7 is a complete redesign of the operating system. With the redesign comes many design changes. Let’s look at some of the iOS 7 design updates.  Apple is set to release Apple iOS 7 on September 18, 2013.
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Check out the Guide to Apple iOS 7

apple ios7 designiOS 7 Design Details

Let’s get into the design details of Apple iOS 7.

Flat Graphic Design

Since Apple iOS 7 is a complete redesign, several changes in the design components will stand out.  In iOS 7 – the graphic design is more flat. The UI itself is not flat, but rather a multi-plane 2.5D zooming user interface. But you will notice a lack of bevel that was so apparent in previous Apple operating systems.

Apple iOS 7 Font

The official Apple iOS 7 font is using Helvetica Neue.  Originally, Helvetica Neue Lt was used in iOS 7 Beta, but Apple heard the cries of it’s people and updated the font to the bolder version of Helvetica Neue.

helvetica neue  ios 7 font

iOS 7 Color Palette

Here is the iOS 7 color palette. A drastic difference from iOS 6. SO much cheerier and bright.

apple ios7 colors

Thanks to Thomas at Dribble for providing the iOS 7 RGB values.

Color Inspiration

What is the inspiration for the color palette?

ios7 color inspiration

The Fox is Black suggests that the new color scheme for iOS 7 is from the original 1977 Apple logo, designed by Rob Janoff. Could this be the inspiration? Possibly!

WWSJD – What Would Steve Jobs Do?

What would steve jobs do?

So like anything since the untimely death of Steve Jobs – the question about iOS 7 that remains is what would Steve Jobs do – or WWSJD? Everything is just so pretty, and of course in typical Apple style clean and functional. Do you think Steve Jobs would approve?

What Are Your Thoughts on the New Apple iOS7 Design?

Sync Photos & Videos with CameraSync App Without iCloud

Sync Photos & Videos with CameraSync App Without iCloud

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CameraSync App Review

I don’t know about you, but my allotted free iCloud space is FULL and personally don’t care to pay any more money right now to Apple to upgrade. (Apple will most likely get my money in March when the iPad 3 comes out.)

Any who, I do want my videos and photos backed up. Personally, for online photo storage I use Flickr. I am a long time user and fan, though I know there are better ways and storage mechanisms for photo storage back ups.

I recently found an app – CameraSync which will back up all of my photos and videos to a variety of sites. I am loving that I now have all of my iPhone photos and videos automatically syncing to Flickr – into a private category.

Here is a video overview I found on YouTube that gives a good overview of the CameraSync App:


CameraSync allows you to upload all pictures & videos from your Camera Roll to your Dropbox, iDisk, FTP server, Amazon S3 bucket, Flickr account or Box.net account.

Do you regularly take photos on your iPhone and want to make sure they’re all backed up and always accessible? CameraSync has got you covered.

Tired of e-mailing photos and screenshots to yourself just to get them onto your computer? Tired of having to connect your iPhone to your computer just to get a couple of new photos? CameraSync will make sure they’re all ready & waiting for you.

Got an iPad with a Camera Connection Kit? Want to be able to upload the new photos you’ve taken on your camera from anywhere? CameraSync can do that for you too.

? Background Uploading – with iOS4 multitasking, after starting the app CameraSync can upload your photos even in the background while you use other apps. It will even alert you when it’s done.
? Zero Interaction Required – once you’ve setup your accounts, all you need to do is open CameraSync to keep your remote photos up to date. You don’t need to pick which photos to upload, or confirm the upload, or fiddle with settings – it just works!
? Full Quality Uploads – CameraSync doesn’t compress or resize your photos & videos so they are uploaded in the full quality you took them in, no pixels left behind!
? Smart Syncing – CameraSync remembers what it has uploaded so if you delete a remote file you don’t want anymore, it won’t just sync it again.
? Retina Display Support – CameraSync fully supports the retina display with gorgeous high resolution graphics.
? iPad Support – CameraSync can upload photos you’ve imported to your iPad using the iPad Camera Connection Kit.
? Works with most third party photo taking or editing apps such as Hipstamatic and Camera+ – in fact it’ll work with any app that saves pictures or videos to the Camera Roll!

CameraSync requires location services to be enabled on your device, and to be allowed access to location services. This is because photos taken with iOS devices store the location in which they were taken.

CameraSync is a one way sync designed to sync photos & videos from your iOS device to various online services.

Purchase the CameraSync App for $1.99



IOS 5 Software Update

IOS 5 Software Update

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The iPad upgraded with no problem. I’ll be updating our iPhone and iPod Touches sometime this weekend.

Here are the details as to what’s included with the iOS update from the prompt screen.

iOS 5 Software Update

This update contains over 200 new features, including the following:

•    Notifications
?    Swipe from the top of any screen to view notifications in one place with Notification Center
?    New notifications appear briefly at the top of the screen
?    View notifications from lock screen
?    Slide the notification app icon to the right on the lock screen to go directly to the app
•    iMessage
?    Send and receive unlimited text, photo, and video messages with other iOS 5 users
?    Track messages with delivery and read receipts
?    Group messaging and secure encryption
?    Works over cellular network and Wi-Fi*
•    Newsstand
?    Automatically organizes magazine and newspaper subscriptions on Home Screen
?    Displays the cover of the latest issue
?    Background downloads of new issues
•    Reminders for managing to do lists
?    Syncs with iCloud, iCal and Outlook
?    Location-based reminders when you leave or arrive at a location for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
•    Built-in support for Twitter
?    Sign-in once in Settings and tweet directly from Camera, Photos, Maps, Safari and YouTube
?    Add location to any tweet
?    View twitter profile pictures and usernames in Contacts
•    Camera improvements for devices with cameras
?    Double click the home button when device is asleep to bring up a camera shortcut on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
?    Volume Up button to take a picture
?    Optional grid lines to line up shots
?    Pinch to zoom in the preview screen
?    Swipe to camera roll from preview screen
?    Tap and hold to lock focus and exposure, iPad 2 and iPod touch (4th generation) only support exposure lock
•    Photo improvements for devices with cameras
?    Crop and rotate
?    Red eye removal
?    One tap enhance
?    Organize photos into albums
•    Mail improvements
?    Format text using bold, italic, or underlined fonts
?    Indentation control
?    Drag to rearrange names in address fields
?    Flag messages
?    Mass mark messages as flagged, read or unread
?    Customize mail alert sounds
?    S/MIME
•    Calendar improvements
?    Year view on iPad and new Week view for iPhone and iPod touch
?    Tap to create an event
?    View and add event attachments
•    Game Center improvements
?    Use personal photos for your Game Center account
?    Compare your overall achievement scores with your friends
?    Find new Game Center friends with friend recommendations and friends of friends
?    Discover new games with custom game recommendations
•    AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S
•    Multitasking Gestures for iPad
?    Use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen
?    Swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar
?    Swipe left or right to switch between apps
•    On-device setup, activation and configuration with Setup Assistant
•    Software updates available over the air without tethering
•    iCloud support
?    iTunes in the Cloud
?    Photo Stream
?    Documents in the Cloud
?    Apps and Books automatic download and purchase history
?    Backup
?    Contacts, Calendar, and Mail
?    Find My iPhone
•    Redesigned Music app for iPad
•    Hourly weather forecast
•    Real-time stock quotes
•    Wireless sync to iTunes
•    Keyboard improvements
?    Split keyboard for iPad
?    Improved autocorrection accuracy
?    Improved Chinese and Japanese input
?    New Emoji keyboard
?    Personal dictionary for autocorrection
?    Optionally create keyboard short cuts for frequently used words
•    Accessibility improvements
?    Option to light LED flash on incoming calls and alerts for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
?    Custom vibration patterns for incoming calls on iPhone
?    New interface for using iOS with mobility-impairment input devices
?    Option to speak a selection of text
?    Custom element labeling for VoiceOver
•    Exchange ActiveSync improvements
?    Wirelessly sync tasks
?    Mark messages as flagged, read or unread
?    Improved offline support
?    Save a new contact from a GAL service
•    More than 1,500 new developer APIs
•    Bug fixes

Products compatible with this software update:
•    iPhone 4S
•    iPhone 4
•    iPhone 3GS
•    iPad 2
•    iPad
•    iPod touch (4th generation)
•    iPod touch (3rd generation)

* Normal carrier data rates may apply. Messages will be sent as SMS when iMessage is unavailable, carrier messaging fees apply.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

Did You Upgrade Yet?

Keyboard Short Cuts

Keyboard Short Cuts

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Print out this illustration for your kids and parents! These visual keyboard shortcuts will serve as a reminder and help teach your little ones (and old ones) how to simplify their computer time.

CTRL + V = Paste

CTRL + X = Cut

Shift + Delete =   Deletes a file

CTRL + Z = Undo

CTRL + B = Bold

CTRL + N = New

Print this visual reminder and keep on your monitor!

Here is a complete list of both PC and Mac shortcuts from wikipedia.

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/324297695/

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