BBM Beta For Android & iOS Now Available In BlackBerry Beta Zone [Updated]

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UPDATE: There are some screenshots of BBM for Android at the bottom of this post.

By now you’re probably already aware that BlackBerry Messenger is coming to Android and iOS this summer, but BlackBerry has been pretty quiet about its release since it was announced. We don’t know exactly when the app will arrive — though we do know it’ll be by the end of September.

But the Canadian company has now begun making the BBM beta for other platforms available via the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

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iOS 7 Has Already Been Jailbroken, And Here’s Proof [Image]

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Can it be jailbroken? That’s the first question a large number of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users ask when Apple releases a new iOS update — particularly when it’s a release as big as iOS 7. Apple attempts to block all the vulnerabilities that make jailbreaking possible with iOS updates, so there’s always a concern that the next will kill jailbreaking once and for all.

Thankfully, it doesn’t look like that will be the case with iOS 7, which has already been jailbroken.

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BlackBerry CEO Confirms BBM Will Be On Android & iOS “Before The End Of Summer”

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We had expected BlackBerry Messenger to make its debut on Android and iOS on June 27 thanks to T-Mobile U.K., but when it became apparent that the carrier’s announcement was incorrect, we started to wonder just how long BlackBerry would keep us waiting.

But during a quarterly earnings call this morning, CEO Thorsten Heins again reiterated the company’s plan to make BBM a cross-platform service “before the end of the summer.”

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Here Are Some Of The Smallest UI Changes Between iOS 6 And iOS 7 [Image]

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With all the new changes coming to iOS 7 there are still a ton of little details to discover while Apple continues to put the finishing touches on it. While  iOS 7 does feature a completely revamped UI, its the little changes that make everything really come together.

One redditor put together this handy info graphic that compares some of the smallest iOS 7 UI elements with their iOS 6 counterparts.

Take a look:

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How To Create iOS 7 On A Jailbroken iPhone Running iOS 6

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iOS 7 has been released in beta form to those who have paid for a developer account with Apple, but the rest of the general public will have to wait. Apple plans to ship iOS 7 to the world later this fall, so for now you’re limited to seeing screenshots online and the occasional GIF.

Unless you have a jailbroken iPhone, that is. Here’s how to create iOS 7 on iOS 6.

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How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta To iOS 6 In Two Steps

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We’ve already told you why you probably shouldn’t install the new iOS 7 beta; it’s not just that the icons suck, but there are good reasons why beta releases should be avoided if you’re not a developer — particularly if you plan to use them on your primary device.

But if you went ahead and did it anyway, and now you’re looking for a way back, look no further. Despite what Apple says, iOS 7 can be downgraded to iOS 6 — and it’s pretty simple. Here’s how to do it in just two steps.

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Even The Magnifying Glass Is Flatter In iOS 7

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iOS 7 is a weird kind of flat. In many ways it lacks depth, but in others it’s more animated and texture-driven than iOS 6. How ever you want to define “flat,” it’s easy to see the direction Apple is headed. Just take a look at the details.

The magnifying glass in iOS 7 (the little orb that appears when you hover your finger over text) is minimalistic. iOS 6’s magnifying glass was more rounded, and the border was more pronounced. In iOS 7, it’s a nearly flat piece of glass. There’s some shadow to provide depth, but hardly any. Welcome to the future.

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