Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Apple starts seeding iOS 7.1 Beta to developers

Apple released iOS 7.0.4 and iOS 6.1.5 only a couple of days back to rectify the FaceTime issue that has been bugging a lot of people and now they have come out with the major update to iOS 7, iOS 7.1 and like the tradition, they have started seeding a pre-release beta version to the developer.

Apple has again tweaked and optimized the new iOS version for speed of animations. The overall experience now feel snappier. Apart from that Apple has brought and removed some features as well. lets have a look at the changelog.

Apple has started the use of new Yahoo! logo across the whole operating system.

The Camera app of iPhone 5S (only) has now an "Auto HDR" mode.

There is a brand new accessibility option to reduce transparency and darken colors. The option can be found in Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Increase Contrast.

It allows the user to turn the dock and folders background to dark grey and thus improves readability as it has been shown below.

Instead of a blank screen, now a "No Notifications" or "No Missed Notifications" (depending on the screen you are on), if you don't have any pending notifications, appears when swipe down to notification center.

Also, now there is an option in accessibility menu (only for iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S) that lets you darken the theme of the keyboard.

For owners of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5S only, there is a new option to upload burst photos on to their iCloud photo stream.

Apart from these more visible changes, now you can enable or disable bold text without restarting the device and 'Large Dynamic Toggle' has been renamed to 'Larger Accessibility Sizes' in Accessibility settings.

The new iOS 7.1 beta is only available for the developers yet but should be soon available to the general masses. If you think we have missed a change in the list above, then please do tell us in the comments.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Apple seeded iOS 7.0.3 last month to fix a lot of bugs that were hassling the iOS 7 user base but one still managed to escape. Apple has now started seeding iOS 7.0.4 to fix the FaceTime bug as well.

FaceTime bug was being faced by many users across the world and thus to solve the issue Apple has released iOS 7.0.4 for the iOS 7 users and iOS 6.1.5 for the devices that are not compatible with iOS 7 (thus only for iPod Touch 4th Generation). Apple has also updated the iBooks and iTunes U apps with a completely redesigned UI to complement the iOS 7 interface seamlessly.

Note:- Evad3rs team has verified that updating to iOS 7.0.4 will not kill the possibility of having a jailbreak when it comes out in the future. So you can go ahead and update without worrying.

You can download iOS 7.0.4 and iOS 6.1.5 (along with other versions) IPSW files by clicking here.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

India gets its first truly subsidized iPhone deal

Apple's latest and greatest are awaited around the world, in each country, but not all come in the priority list of Apple. India, due to its low average spending capability, has always been considered a not-so-exploitable market by the iPhone makers but, as it turns out, now they are starting to look the other way round and thus, to bring about some substantial growth of latest iPhone duos, they have struck a deal with Reliance Communications (RCom) network operator in India to bring nation's first ever truly and fully subsidized iPhone deal.

The deal is fairly simple. The customer needs to pay INR 2,599 (for iPhone 5C) and INR 2,999 (for iPhone 5S) per month for the contract period of 24 months in return of which they get the handset (16 GB model), unlimited local / std locals, free incoming and outgoing roaming, unlimited (upto 3,000 / month) text and unlimited 3G data on a Reliance GSM sim.

As confirmed itself by RCom representatives and customer care team, the "unlimited" part of the scheme has no catch whatsoever except in case of text messages, which has been implemented by TRAI (Telephone Regulation Authority of India) and not Reliance itself. RCom has also tied up with leading credit card partners (Standard Chartered, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and CitiBank) to offer this deal and make sure their revenue stream doesn't go away in case customer decides to bail.

You can know more about the offer and opt for the program by visiting RCom's website or by clicking here.
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