Calling it the biggest change to the iPhone since the launch of the iPhone, Apple today unveiled the highly anticipated iOS7. Not only does the whole thing have a new, sleek, minimalistic look, but all kinds of functions have been added, borrowed, improved or modified to improve the iOS experience.
The White House, the NSA and numerous tech companies are all taking a lot of heat right now from pretty much everybody over the whole “Sorry everybody, we’ve been wiretapping your shit for years” scandal. But if you want to or need to use modern conveniences like email, social networking, text messaging and instant messaging and you’re paranoid about government snooping, can encryption apps keep you safe? The people who make encryption apps would like you to think so.
If you have a mobile phone with any sort of games on it at all, what was the last game you played?
When Jony Ives took over as the lead UI designer for iOS last year after Scott Forstall got the boot, most people were automatically thinking of a massive graphical overhaul for the next version of iOS, and it sounds like that’s the case. The launch of iOS 7 is being pushed back until September as Ives replaces the familiar pseudo-realistic page tears and stitches with a more modern, minimal and flat, almost Windows Metro-like design.
While the FCC has been talking about loosening rules about cell phones on planes, security experts are now warning that a properly configured Android phone could take control of the electronics of an airplane. Well that could be a problem.
In Cards Against Humanity, the game is to try and submit the funniest answer to a question posed to the players. It’s a hilariously awesome game, but sadly there’s no mobile version. Enter Snap Snap Go, which is kinda like Cards Against Humanity, only using photos to answer instead of words.
Right now, it’s iOS only so check it out on the App Store.
Having a slightly larger screen on your phone is nice, but the new Samsung Galaxy Mega is starting to get kinda ridiculous. With a 6.3” screen, the Galaxy Mega is only slightly smaller than a 7” tablet like the Amazon Kindle Fire or the iPad Mini. And 6.3” is also longer than 75% of most human penises on Earth. So there’s that.
Facebook held a press conference today to announce their big secret Android phone thing and it wasn’t any hardware, at least not from them. Instead, they unveiled the new Facebook Home Android skin, that takes your normal boring Android, makes it look nicer, gives it a new app launcher and makes keeping up with your friends on Facebook quick and easy and really really good looking.
In non-April Fool’s Day related news, it looks like that Apple some time ago filed a patent for an iPhone that would have a curved, wrap-around display that uses both the front and back of the phone. We already know, as Apple has already said, that they’re working on a curved glass display for an iWatch, so this technology could be an extension of that.
Every time Mark Zuckerberg opens his mouth, people expect him to announce a “Facebook phone”. And when last week, Facebook announced an upcoming mysterious Android project, it might have been safer than before to assume it might be hardware. But wrong again… it’s most likely a Facebook-centric Android home page for your Android phone.
This question submitted by an anon, who asks
"I just set a piano version of the original Zelda overworld theme as my ringtone: it sends a message that I’m sophisticated (for listening to classical sounding piano music) while still being an in joke for those in the know. Question: What do you use for your mobile phone ringtone?"