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Review: Apple iOS 7 from A to Z

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Sep 20, 2013, 7:13 PM


Even with the phone pin-locked, you can bypass by asking Siri to open Facebook.

Also - for the Manually turning on Privacy Mode, mine doesn't work, I still get full-volume notifications even with privacy mode turned on. I thought they fixed that in the previous iOS version ?

Sep 20, 2013, 6:05 AM

IOS 7 Notification Area

I just got ios 7 installed on my iPhone 5 and, frankly, don't like the Notification Center one bit when compared to the older version.

Notices for email, messages, news that showed up before no longer do. The Today Tab displays text based weather, stock information (absent the cool ticker), and a very basic calendar.

The other two Tabs, All and Missing, don't populate at all - totally blank.

A hard reset didn't help and the settings for apps within the notification center all appear to be correct.

Has anyone else experienced this sort of problem and, if so, any ideas for a fix?

I had that exact same problem with my iPod 5th gen after I updated to iOS 7, those All and missing didn't show up at all. However....
When I woke up this morning, both of them had things populated in them, so not 100% sure about that.

Also - I t...

Sep 19, 2013, 10:06 AM


they made it look a lil' bit more like Android, that's all. Many of the "new" features/looks where on Android from times before. Eh?
"In iOS 7, there are no real widgets, you can't resize app icons, and there is no live, updating content to see. The home screen in iOS 7 is a static, inflexible place."

Yup, still behind Android. No real change other than the graphics and name.

Sep 18, 2013, 6:25 PM

New IOS question

Just downloaded ios7. Have one question you guys know on the ol. IOS that you press tthe home button hard to delet the bbackground app and click the apps to delete. Now with this new version doesn't allow it. I just don't want to keep the stuff running and wasting all my data.
Double click the home button and the apps shrink to a WebOS style card view. Then, just like in WebOS you swipe the card up and off the screen to close the app.

Sep 19, 2013, 9:23 AM

Great Review Eric!

I must commend you on a well written, very comprehensive look at the new OS layout. By far the best I've seen on the new OS7.

While I am not an Apple camper, I forwarded your review to my Apple friends and they found your review very indepth and enlightening as they did not accept the new layout. They now have a better perspective on the new additions and advancements.

Well done!

John B.
Thank you!
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