Camera in iOS 7



Everyone loves taking pictures. With iOS 7, Apple has attempted to improve the picture and video taking experience with a completely redesigned Camera app.

Apple has included several new features in the revamped camera app and has kept old favorites. Returning features include, panorama, flash control, and hdr. New features include square mode, which allows the user to take instagram style photos. iPhone 5s owners will be able to experience other new features such as True Tone Flash, Burst Mode, Auto Image Stabilization, and Slow Motion Video.  

In addition to the new features, Apple has changed the interface in the new camera app. 

All in all, I think the users will enjoy the new features as well as the re-imagined interface.

Apple Searches for Maps Developer


In a job listing, Apple is looking for a a web developer to work on a “secret” map project.  Apple wants someone with expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, and other web languages.

It is likely that Apple is looking to build an online version of it’s maps application.

Apple Maps debuted in 2012 to negative reactions, but has improved vastly over the past year.  It will be launching on Mavericks later this year.

Tech Talks Dates Announced

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Apple today announced the dates for it’s Tech Talks, described by many as “mini WWDC’s.”  Following the overwhelmingly high demand for WWDC last spring, Apple announced that it would bring back it’s popular tech talks, this year focusing on iOS 7.

Tech talks will be held in San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Berlin and London.  Apple will focus on game development and app development in two separate lectures.  Tech talks are free to registered Apple Developers, who will need to apply.

Developers must apply by today.

Notification Center in iOS 7


Notification Center in iOS 7 is more innovative than ever. Notification center debuted with iOS 5 in 2011 and has become an essential part of the iOS ecosystem. With iOS 7, Apple makes Notification Center better ascetically while adding Google Now like features such as directions and calendar.

To access Notification Center in iOS 7, simply swipe down from the top of the screen. Notification Center will appear, with it’s new look.

Apple has integrated Calendar directly into Notification center Your can now get a detailed view of what’s going on during your day as well as view the weather and reminders.

Notification Center’s Google Now like technology is particularly helpful. I’ve always been a fan of Google Now, and find myself using Notification Center more and more now.

Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below!