Gear Up for iOS 7

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Announced last week at its iPhone 5s and 5c event, the latest iteration of its mobile operating system will debut tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18.

iOS 7 brings a host of new changes such as control center, which allows you to quickly access your settings, a new notification center, AirDrop, and a complete overhaul of the design.

iOS 7 is perhaps the biggest change to iOS since its incarnation in 2007.

If you’re thinking about updating tomorrow, then there’s a few steps you’ll need to take.

1. Make sure you’re compatible – iOS 7 will run on the iPhone 4 and above, iPad 2 and above, and iPod Touch fifth generation or above.

2. Back up your data. Backup your data to iCloud or iTunes. This will save your data in the event that something goes wrong during the updating process.

3. Keep your device plugged in when updating. iOS 7 will be released over the air (OTA) via the settings app or available through iTunes on a Mac or PC.

If you’ve passed all these requirements, then it’s time to start updating! Get ready for the most amazing change to iOS since iOS!!

App Store Allows Legacy Downloads

Apple today has updated its App Store to allow users on legacy operating systems to download the “Last Compatible Version” of an app.

For instance, if one was running and iPad with iOS 5, and then latest update required iOS 6.0, then they would be promoted to install the latest compatible version, so perhaps an update for iOS 5.

Users running old iPhones (i.e. iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS) will not be able to receive updates for their operating system, which they could not have done due to an older operating system.

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Mavericks Developer Preview 8

Mavericks Developer Preview 8

Apple today released the eighth preview of its upcoming software, OS X Mavericks to developers.  This latest preview comes approximately two  weeks after Preview 7.

OS X Mavericks brings a host of new changes, among those changes include: iCloud Keychain, Multiple Displays, iBooks for Mac, Safari 8, Maps, and more.

Also released is a new Safari 6.1 seed, sent to Safari developers.  It can be downloaded from the safari developer center.

OS X Mavericks is expected to be released in late October.  Developers can download the lates update from the Developer Cneter online or via software update from the Mac App Store.