mobile os

The HTC One Finally Gets Its Android 4.2.2 Upgrade

After promising for ages, then delaying it and killing it off on other phones like the One S, HTC’s finally come through with an Android 4.2.2 update for the much-loved HTC One. What a cracking point update it is too, because HTC’s finally fixed one of the One’s biggest gripes.


Despite Design Focus, iOS 7 Doesn't Fix Apple's Horribly Off-Centre One

I had high hopes for iOS 7. It’s designed by Jony Ive, the God of Minimalism, Attention to Detail and Tight T-Shirts. I love his work almost as much as I love Phil Schiller (so huggable!) But Jony… you broke my heart, Jony. WHY DIDN’T YOU OPTICALLY CENTRE THE ’1′ IN THE CALENDAR APP ICON?


Designers, Shadows Are Totally Fine In A Flat UI

This time, just a year ago, very few people knew the terms “skeuomorphism” and “flat design”. We complained about the kind of leathery design of some apps on iOS and OS X, but in general, the UI of Apple’s mobile operating system was just fine. Then, in just a few weeks, everything changed — and suddenly flat design was the new style everybody was talking about.


You Can Turn Your HTC One Into A Google Edition With This ROM

Well that didn’t take long. The Google Edition of the HTC One has really only just gone on sale in the US, but already some enterprising hackers have dumped its ROM and made a version any UK HTC One owner can install on their non-Google Edition devices. You didn’t exactlylove Sense, right?


What iOS 7 Bugs Have You Noticed?

This past week, Apple released beta 2 of iOS 7. Now, it’s never fair to nitpick anything that’s still in beta, so we’re not going to do that. But we are going to have a lively discussion of any and every bug we’ve collectively found in iOS 7 thus far.


iOS 7 For iPad First Impressions: Messing With The Best

Since its inception, the iPad has been the gold standard for tablets. Nothing else has come close, really. A lot of credit goes to iOS, which has ceded plenty of ground to Android on phones but remains easily the friendliest tablet software. So changing up iOS 7 means changing up the very best tablet OS there is. Here’s how that’s working out so far.


You Can Control Your iPhone With Your Head In iOS 7

Hidden inside the Accessibility settings of iOS 7 is a sneaky new way to control your iPhone (or iPad): with your head. Yep, with simple left or right head movements you can navigate your iPhone. You’ll look a little bit crazy but ooh wow look at you control your iPhone invisibly.


This Is Sad

Guys, come on. Have a little self-respect.


iOS 7 Will Let You Take Secret Screenshots Of Your Sexy Snapchats

Fellow sexters or those who like self-destructing pictures and videos, ya better listen up. Snapchat and iOS 7 might have a wee bit of a problem because in iOS 7 you can screenshot Snapchat photos without ever alerting the original person. Basically, you can screenshot without ever getting caught.


5 Things iOS 7 Tells Us About Your Next iPhone And iPad

One of the wonderful things about getting your first iPhone was the sheer self-sufficient simplicity of the thing — here was a device that served as a map, MP3 player, notebook, phone and anything else you might need, all crunched into a beautiful little package. But if this year’s WWDC was any indication, that era of autonomous Apple devices is nearing an end.