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I may not speak for everyone–and judging by a bevy of social media comments I’ve see, I don’t–but I’ve really enjoyed iOS 7 thus far. From the moment the update install finished, I was captivated by an experience that was both new and familiar. Even now, I still find myself unlocking my iPad and iPhone just to play with the new OS. To say iOS 7 is a major change is an understatement, and I know it’s easy to feel lost or confused about how certain functions now work. Also, there’s quite a number of new features to tinker with.

That’s where I come in. I’ve perused iOS 7 in order to compile a list of useful tips and tricks, which I hope will be of great use to you. So, journey forth and discover! (more…)

The update to iOS 7 is huge. I feel like I’ve read a few thousand articles about each of the new features — from the new multi-tasking to Notification Centre — but very few articles about the new apps in iOS 7. That needs to change. After all, these are the very first stock iOS apps to be designed from the get-go with the big screen in mind. Let’s not forget that the iPad wasn’t around until iOS 4.

Over the years, a lot of us have replaced the stock iOS apps on our iPads with apps that were more aesthetically beautiful or functional. iOS 7 is such a significant change that it’s time to revisit those stock apps and see if they’re worth keeping around. Without further ado, read on for our thoughts on the iPad’s stock apps.


Let me get this out of the way: iOS 7 is great. I love it. But it’s not perfect. There’s a million fantastic improvements, but there’s also a few things that Apple still hasn’t gotten around to improving. I’m not talking about design problems (although there are a couple of those), but rather about some of the little quirks that still drive me crazy.

With that in mind, this is my attempt to keep a small log of the things that really bother me. Consider this is a wish list of tiny things I wish Apple would get around to in iOS 7.1.


Back in the days where MySpace was the king of social networks, Digg was the news aggregator sites. But competition from sites such as Reddit began to draw users away from Digg and their disastrous re-launch in 2008, known as Digg v4, would be their undoing.

But since then, Digg has undergone somewhat of a renaissance under the watchful eye of Betaworks and has completely changed and, whilst its core values remain unchanged, this is not the same service we’ve used before. Add to that their brand-new RSS service that was released shortly after Google discontinued their Reader platform and you have the makings of a truly remarkable content aggregator.

As Digg now offers two services, content curation and RSS, we put Digg for iPad through its paces to see if it can truly be a one-stop source for all your news and content consumption.


Now, is it just me, or are children’s television and literary characters a little bit, well, bland lately? Can you honestly see Bob the Builder being around another hundred years from now like Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit? No, me neither.

Move over Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer, our childhood classics are now available on iOS and they are better than ever. Hit the jump for a trip down memory lane.


This past month saw a lot of awesome releases, and here we’ve rounded up the best for you. So in case you missed one, this is your opportunity to catch up. Click “more” to find out what you might have missed. (more…)

As a self-proclaimed book nerd, I am always on the look out for mediums other than print and eBooks that carry cool literary-inspired products. iOS happens to be one of the mediums that naturally hosts tons of literary apps. And to my surprise, there are tons of developers who have developed iOS games inspired by great works of literature. Read on to find out which literature-inspired apps made the cut and are enjoyed by bookworms and non-book-lovers alike.


With school coming up just around the corner, it is important to have all the tools you might possibly need for the next school year. Nowadays, many students use iPads as a tool in their studies, and for good reason: the iPad has a wealth of amazing apps for education. The following is a roundup of iPad apps that are geared toward, but not limited to, high school students. Find out which apps students can’t miss after the jump.


Every movie lover needs a companion, and the iPad is the perfect device for the job. With the apps here you will be able to see the latest trailers, watch full movies and track films that you want to see all from your iPad.
Whenever I sit down to watch a movie, I make sure that I have my iPad at hand. Whether I’m researching actors, looking up trivia or reading reviews to find out if a movie is worth my time, the iPad has revolutionised how I watch movies — and it can for you too by using the apps in this roundup!


I can hardly wait for the release of iOS 7, but it’s true that I’ve been seeking out apps that embrace flatter design for a while. While I’m certainly excited for all of the iOS default apps and the rest of the environment to catch up, my iPad is already chock full of apps that are moving on from skeuomorphism. I’m going to run through some of my favorites that are already good to go for iOS 7. (more…)

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