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iCloud Is About To Look A Whole Lot More Like iOS 7

The slow creep of Jony Ive’s flat-friendly software design is starting to pick up its pace with the new beta version of iCloud.com. That scratchy old black background is now dreamy blue and blurry just like iOS 7. The app icons have lost a dimension as well, and they now look like their iOS 7 counterparts. Frankly, it looks lovely.


I Don't Want To 'Just Root It'

Can we all agree that rooting a phone is not for everyone? That’s kind of important, because, these days, Android actually is a platform for most people.


VICTORY! Apple Has Fixed The '1' In iOS 7's Calendar

Rejoice, humans of the Earth, for the ugly off-centre 1 in Apple iOS 7′s Calendar app icon has been at last, FIXED! It took almost two entire years of design rants after every update, but someone in Cupertino has at last listened and corrected what was a horrible design decision made by someone else who is no longer in Cupertino. iOS 7 beta 4 has a perfectly centred “1″.


Hidden Android 4.3 Permissions Manager Lets You Set Rules App By App

When you install an app on Android, you’re asked to agree to a host or permissions that the software requires — but there’s no option to tweak them. Now, Android Police has discovered a new feature in Android 4.3 which lets you do just that.


Google Android 4.3 Update: Bluetooth, Profiles, Other Minor Stuff

Google is continuing the Jelly Bean reign with today’s Android 4.3 update. It’s shipping with the new Nexus 7, and is for the most part very incremental.


Android's Tips For Beautiful Icon Design Are The Opposite Of Google's

Today, Android published a helpful blog post offering up a list of design tips for developers slaving away over new app icons, encouraging them to use shadows, textures and micro detail. We’re watching Android grow up into its own distinct visual identity — independent even from Google mothership.


Android 4.3 Leaked Via A Googler's Second-Hand Nexus 4

A version of Android 4.3 has come out of Google — thanks to a Google staff member selling a Nexus 4 with a near-final version of the OS update onboard. The code’s been extracted from the phone and released and — bar a missing radio — would appear to be a virtually complete version of the next version of Android.


The Controversial Words Your iPhone Won't Autocorrect

Autocorrect can be a beautiful thing. It can also be a pain in the arse. Either way, there’s apparently a “kill list” that Apple’s built-in iOS autocorrect function simply ignores, according to a Daily Beast report.


Apple Maps Are Going To Get Slightly Less Crappy In iOS 7

While the cross-platform integration of Apple’s Maps was announced at WWDC earlier this year, the latest beta build of iOS 7 shows one key change to the mobile version that makes it suck just a little bit less than before. But only slightly.


How iOS 7's Font Change Looks In The New Beta 3

iOS 7′s switch to the Helvetica Neue Ultra Light typeface was one of the bigger design points for the new OS. But it came with a catch: it didn’t look so good on non-retina screens. The fix was simple enough. Just change it back to regular weight.


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