IOS 7: The beta

At WWDC Apple gave a preview of their mobile phone software the IOS.  We are now at version 7 and Apple have decided to completely change the look and feel of the software.  Everything now is more Flat and Clean, gone are the days were drop shadows and 3D icons ruled the internets.  This is getting a lot of mixed feelings as many designers out there are shocked by what Apple have come up with, especially with the icons and color scheme while others don’t mind it so much.

Anyhow, as this is only the Beta version, many things might and probably will change when the final release comes out late Sept/Oct to coincide with the launch of their next iphone.  If you are an iphone owner and is jealous of all those new wonderful Android features, you will certainly enjoy the face lift on IOS 7.  Feature wise, not so much, still the same of IOS we are so used to.  There is the new control centre where you can pull up a fixed set of apps/tools for quick actions and some enhancement to the photo/camera app.  That is really all I could see that is new, any way take a look at the promo video from Apple, it’s magical as always.

 

IOS 7: The beta

Instagram: A visual twitter

I’m telling you I’m hooked, this is the most fun thing since slice bread.  Basically the concept is very simple, you post a picture into instagram and people comment, it’s that simple.  What makes it special are the different filters you can apply to your photos to make it more appealing.  It’s quite addictive, look for me if you’re using it, @cooleye.  Oh, you will need an iOS device to use it.  check it out here.

Instagram: A visual twitter