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Apple worked very hard on developing iOS 7, the most recent release of its mobile operating system, which effectively transformed the stale user interface to something more colorful. As usual, it received mixed reviews. Some people called it “flat”, while others believed its colors rendered it “childish”.

It’s a fact that people don’t like change, so negative reactions to iOS 7 are not surprising. Apple’s recent update to the Remote app, on the other hand, is quite unexpected. It includes a full redesign to fit snugly with iOS 7. But strangely, it goes beyond the call of duty here, introducing new and foreign UI elements. Usually I would praise experimentation, but in this case, I’m not so sure it’s a good thing. (more…)

I’m going to level with you here: I get most of my news from Facebook and Twitter. That’s not to say I don’t use legitiment news sources; I follow CNN, Breaking News, NY Post and USA Today, and will visit BBC News when I’m fed up with all of those. What I’m saying is I don’t use apps or regularly visit websites to read the news. However, when I’m using my iPad, my news source of choice is the beautifully redesigned USA Today for iPad app.

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Not everyone wants to have their own blog, because that requires too much responsibility. Sometimes a little Posterous or Facebook is the only thing people need to express themselves. Even a Pinterest account is perfect for that daily inspiration that you might need or have to contribute. When it comes to such things as blogging, quoting, linking, photographing, videoing, and, most of all, GIFing, the only place to go is Tumblr.

You’ve always been able to access your Tumblr on an iPad by maximizing the iPhone app or browsing the desktop website, but there hasn’t been a solid way to follow your favorite microblogs on a tablet until now. In December, the developers of Tumblr’s iPhone app introduced a universal version that added full iPad support and a completely different experience for the tablet. Does it make you want to use Tumblr more, though? (more…)

Twitter is a very popular social network and up until lately, users have been able to access it using a variety of third-party clients. A month or so back, however, Twitter decided it was time to restrict the access that third-party apps have, meaning that new users and even some old ones will be dropped from certain apps. This was a disappointing move by Twitter. It could make everything better with a good update to its official apps, and that’s just what it did on September 18th. Starting with the iPad and iPhone apps, Twitter has brought an overhaul in design and functionality. The tablet app is back on top again, it seems. But is it really worth your time or should you stay loyal to your favorite third-party app? (more…)

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