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Apple unveils iOS 7

June 11, 2013 1 comment


Yes they are flat!

At WWDC 2013, Apple has officially unveiled the next generation of iOS, iOS 7.

Probably the biggest change in the iOS since the first iPhone.

  • iTunes is Purple-ish with white (iSync-like arrows instead of a music note).
  • Camera is Gray gradient and icon is same shape as you see on the lock screen
  • Facetime is like it used to be without the gray. and flat.
  • The Maps icon is a different place. Perhaps near the Spaceship campus?
  • Compass icon is darker and flatter.
  • Safari icon is like the Mac circle icon without the silver frame.
  • Photos icon is a color wheel
  • Game Center is similar to the photos icon – totally different than before.

Aside from the obvious changes in the design there are also changes in how it behaves.

Control Center

New in iOS 7 is a Control Center. It’s an area that can be activated from within any app that brings control to Wi-Fi, brightness and other frequently accessed settings.

From Control Center you can access a flashlight, start a song, toggle AirPlay and more.


iOS 7 will bring better multitasking and background processing to all apps. It will monitor which apps you use frequently to help determine which ones need more full-functioning multitasking. When apps send push notifications, for instance, the phone will know to start to give that app background processing so that it will work more quickly and intuitively.

Apple has taken a major cue from webOS (RIP) and added full-previews of running apps for multitasking. No more tiny icons!


Safari for iOS 7 has a new look and feel — more similar to Chrome on iOS, we must say — including a new tabbed view. It also integrates with iCloud Keychain for password management.

The unified search menu, which was removed with iOS 3.0, is back. There is also access to shared links and the reading list improvements shown off with OS X Mavericks.

Tabs are now 3D and fully integrated with iCloud tabs. Users are no longer limited to eight tabs (hooray) and tabs can be reordered or removed with a swipe.


Apple is bringing OS X’s AirDrop to iOS. AirDrop will let users share photos or files peer-to-peer with other iOS users who are nearby. “No bumping required.”

AirDrop will only work on iOS devices running the latest wireless chipsets, meaning the iPhone 5, fourth generation iPad, iPad mini, and the latest iPod touch.

Photos and Camera

The Camera and Photo apps received a major overhaul. Not only is it easier to manage large numbers of photographs, users can now create Shared Photostreams — think group albums — into which other users can post photos as well as share with others.

Users can also share video with iCloud Photostreams in iOS 7.

Visually, the app looks similar to the latest Flickr redesign, is less focused on 4 x 4 grids of thumbnails, and offers users a better look at their photographs.


Siri has a new look and a new voice. Users can choose between male and female voices for Siri. Siri is also getting smarter: It will now pull in data from Twitter, Wikipedia and Bing.

iOS in the Car

Apple is going to bring iOS to the dashboard of your car. Support for iOS in the car will be coming to Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Chevy, Kia, Volvo, Acura and others.

New App Store

The App Store has a new design and will show apps that are popular nearby, as well as apps popular with your friends. The best part? Your apps now update automatically.

Music and iTunes Radio

The Music app gets the same visual overhaul as the rest of the system but the big feature with music and iOS 7 is iTunes Radio. Think of it as a hybrid between Pandora and Songza, built into iOS.

Users can listen to theme-centric playlists or stations (“Songs for summer”) or listen to artist-centric stations. And, like, iTunes Radio keeps track of all the stuff you listen to across iTunes, Apple TV and on iOS 7.

It’s free with ads, though iTunes Match subscribers get it free without ads.


  • Notification Sync
  • Audio-only Facetime
  • Weibo Integration in China
  • Per-app VPN for Enterprise

Plus more than 1500 APIs, support for third-party game controllers, new multitasking APIs.

Apple is also introducing a feature called Activation Lock, which will prevent a thieves from activating your iPhone on another network unless they know your iCloud password.

source: Mashable, Apple

Justin Bieber booed at Billboards


So why did the Bieber got booed at the Billboards?  Here are some possible reasons…

1. People got tired of seeing him on the Billboard stage?

2. Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars fans didn’t like the fact that Bieber got the Milestone Award (based on fan votes)

3. He was just so arrogant that people felt he needed to wake up and smell the flowers

By the way… what was he wearing?  A trash bag?

Props to Clevver News for the video

Senatoriables 2013

Senatoriables 2013 - Photo from

Team PNOY vs UNA (Photo courtesy of

With a total of 33 candidates are vying for 12 Senate seats in the May 13 polls who will you vote?

ABSCBN staged a way for the common Juan Dela Cruz to meet and have an idea of who these candidates are and what they promise to do when elected.  Harapan 2013 the senatorial debate was help at La Consolacion College in Manila last April 21 and 28.

I watched both debates online through iWantTV and I must say,  it really does make a difference when you get to hear them answer controversial questions that the country is facing right now.  Who answered best?  I scored each candidate a point whenever they answer a question that sounds good to me.  I was not really surprised when I saw that most of the TRAPOs (Traditional Politicians) got the lowest scores.  I might just use this as a guide come election day but it can still change.  Again this is just based on my personal opinion so please don’t get mad if your bet is not on my list.

Senatoriables 2013

(Not sure if there is such a word “Senatoriable” but these are the candidates running for a Senatorial Seat)

Baldomero Falcone 12 pts
Greco Belgica 10 pts
Ricardo Penson 9 pts
Pia Hontiveros 9 pts
Samson Alcantara 8 pts
John Carlos Delos reyes 8 pts
Edward Hagedorn 8 pts
Grace Poe 8 pts
Teodoro Casino 7 pts
Mitos Magsaysay 7 pts
Aquilino Pimentel III 7 pts
Marwil Llasos 6 pts
Juan Edgardo Angara 5 pts
Bam Aquino 5 pts
Ramon Montano 5 pts
Christian Seneres 4 pts
Dick Gordon 4 pts
Rizalito David 4 pts
Ernesto Maceda 4 pts
Jun Magsaysay 4 pts
Eddie Villanueva 3 pts


The 6 Team PNoy candidates who were no-shows in the debates are:

Senators Loren Legarda, Alan Cayetano, Francis Escudero and Antonio Trillanes IV; Cynthia Villar and Jamby Madrigal.


The 6 UNA bets who shunned the debates are Nancy Binay, Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco, Jack Enrile, JV Ejercito, Senator Gregorio Honasan, and Juan Miguel Zubiri.


Those who didn’t show up automatically got a 0 for me.  Well I already know who they are anyway… seen them in previous debates and mostly TRAPOs so it doesn’t really matter.


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