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Every year a few quality apps are selected to win the coveted Apple Design Award at WWDC. It’s a developer’s dream to be recognized by Apple for making great software, and the Design Award is the pinnacle of accolades in the Apple developer community. This year’s winners include some very popular titles you may have heard of, like Letterpress and the newest iOS version of Evernote.
Ironically, one of the apps Apple selected for a Design Award this year has been killed in iOS 7.
The first betas for iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks and are now available for registered developers to download in Apple’s Dev Center. The iOS 7 beta is only available for iPhone models and the iPod touch. Apple has said that an iPad version will be coming in a few weeks.
OS X Mavericks is available as well for Mac developers. The Xcode 5 developer preview is available with support for iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Apple has released an iOS 7 beta for the Apple TV as well. Lastly, there’s a new beta of the Find My iPhone app with support for the new security features Apple has in iOS 7.
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During today’s WWDC keynote, Apple’s Eddy Cue briefly mentioned Bing integration in iOS 7. While demoing new features in Siri, Cue mentioned that Bing is used to power web searches. Nothing was said about Google, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Apple has been distancing itself from Google for quite some time. For instance, Apple Maps is now on iOS and OS X. Bing integration in Siri, while a more subtle move, is definitely a knife jab at Google. And Microsoft couldn’t be happier.
Today Apple unveiled iOS 7, the software’s biggest redesign since the debut of the original iPhone. We’ve already told you everything that was just announced at WWDC, so now it’s time to take a closer look at what iOS 7 looks like.
Apple has posted some gorgeous new images on its website alongside video walkthroughs. Here’s iOS 7 in action:
It’s only been moments since Apple ended its WWDC keynote, and the entire show is already available for streaming online. You can visit Apple’s website to stream the full 120-minute ordeal in all of its glory. The video file should also be hitting Apple’s podcast feed any moment now.
Apple’s live-streamed the event, but if you weren’t able to watch as it was happening, you can get caught up now. Streaming from Apple doesn’t necessarily work well in all browsers, so your best bet is Safari.
Don’t forget to also check out our mega roundup of everything Apple announced today.
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After unveiling the radically redesigned iOS 7 and some of its marquee features, Apple announced availability info at WWDC. Developers will be able to get their hands on the first beta of iOS 7 later today, and the public release will happen later this year.
Apple typically issues several betas to developers in the months leading up to a new iPhone announcement. Expect that to happen again this year.
iOS 7 will run on the iPhone 4 and up, iPad 2 and up, and the 5th gen iPod touch.
The rumors were right. Apple has unveiled iTunes Radio (previously dubbed ‘iRadio” by the rumor mill) in the iOS 7 Music app. The service works a lot like Pandora. You can create stations based on artists you like and share what you’re listening to over social networks.
There are featured stations as well as the collection you create based on your own tastes. iTunes Radio is built into iOS 7, the Apple TV, and an upcoming version of iTunes.
The service is free with ads, and if you have an iTunes Match subscription, there are no ads.
iOS 7 just got announced, and boy is it a doozy. The look is new totally new, and Apple has introduced some really big new features.
Here are some of the main additions:
Were you beginning to think iWork was dead? Fear not. Today Apple announced iWork for iCloud, its answer to cloud-based document creation in the browser. Also, new versions of the three existing iWork apps are coming later this year.
Apple’s Phil Schiller just announced a new lineup of MacBook Airs based on Intel’s Haswell processor. The 11-inch Air now has 9 hours of battery life, and the 13-inch now boasts 12 hours! The exterior design hasn’t changed. This is a huge internal specs bump.
The new 11-inch starts at $999 with 128GB of flash storage. The 13-inch starts at $1099 with 128GB of flash storage.
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