During WhatsApp’s recent Facebook acquisition, CEO Jan Koum hinted that WhatsApp may get voice call functionality by the summer. This new leaked screenshot of the App’s upcoming update for iOS shows off those supposed calling capabilities, designed to work along with iOS 7’s design layout.
The camera button on the top also hints at video call functionality. WhatApp will allow free voice calls and video calls with your friends on your WhatsApp list over Wifi and Cellular.
It is also rumored that this functionality comes via Skype or using Skype’s voip technology [...]
Three months back, Apple launched its latest OS – iOS 7 in the market. Ever since then, users have treated the iOS 7 with mix reactions, as for some it is improved and for some it lags and freezes.
Despite of the mixed reactions from users, the iOS 7 is now on 74% of Apple devices registered in the App Store. Apple has mentioned this on its developer page. This is a 10% increase in iOS 7 users from the month of October. Coincidentally, Google also announced that in just a month of release, 1.1% of Android users are on KitKat OS.
WhatsApp is the most used messaging app throughout all platforms. Whether it is iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian or Windows Phone, this app runs on all platforms.
Following other applications to update according to the iOS 7, WhatsApp messenger also gets the much needed update. This new update is late, but it comes with some required changes.
The new interface is simpler, and the new version introduces a broadcast lists. The latest update also improves location sharing with a 3D map, and the photo clickers can crop images and see larger [...]
While developers around the world have been running iOS 7 on their iDevices for quite some time now, commoners began receiving the much hyped and much awaited update last night.
We take a look at the good and the bad things that Apple has introduced in the new OS.The Good
In iOS 7, Apple has completely retooled the way multitasking (or switching between apps if we want to be a tad more precise) works. While beckoning the app switcher in iOS 7 remains the same — a quick double tap on the home button — the entire [...]
Apple iOS 7 download is now live for a vast variety of iDevices including iPad’s, iPhone’s and iPod’s . As always, the new iOS is available as an over-the-air update (go to the Settings menu on your iPhone (4, 4S, 5), iPad (iPad 2 and newer), and iPod touch (fifth-generation only) and navigate to General > Software Update) or a direct download from iTunes.
Also since the whole world is probably busy updating their devices, the links below may help those who are unable to download directly from Apple.
iPhone 5 CDMA (Verizon, Sprint) iPhone 5 GSM (AT&T, [...]
A new feature has been spotted that has been rolled out by Apple that provides a little love for the older germination hardware and iOS applications now that Apple iOS 7 will be launching tomorrow, together with the new Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones launching on Friday September 20th.
The new Apple iOS feature offers the “Last Compatible Version” to older Apple hardware running older versions of Apples iOS mobile operating system.
The feature appears when a person attempts to download an app with [...]
Apple has unveiled the release date of iOS 7, the company’s largest functional and aesthetic change to “the world’s most popular mobile operating system” since its inception in 2007.
While the flatter, cleaner lines are more fitting with the times, it’s the software’s improved developer tools, along with a number of new APIs for things like background updating, that make iOS 7 so interesting.
Features like Search and Siri have been overhauled — the Spotlight is now accessed by swiping down from anywhere on the home screen — with the automated helper now available in a male voice as [...]
September 10 is the date we’re currently marking in the diaries for the iPhone 5S and 5C reveal, and that may have just been reinforced by a claim that we’ll see the release of iOS 7 that very same day.
According to an email sent to developers from Nuance, the company behind Siri, the general availability date for iOS 7 is set for September 10.
The Next Web contributing writer Owen Williams posted the below email from Nuance to his personal blog, it reads:
As you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th.
The NDEV Program has pre-qualified that SpeechKit 1.4.5 works properly on iOS 7, but we encourage you to conduct own [...]
Rumours are that Apple will be holding a media event on September 10th – this is where they’ll possibly unveil the ‘iPhone 5S’ and the low-cost ‘iPhone 5C.’ Late last night, Apple inched closer to a final ‘golden master’ version of the upcoming iO7 7 and seeded iOS 7 beta 6 to developers.
The update comes a week after the previous update and just hours after a report pegged the Beta 6 update for next week. The focus of the small update appears to be on an emergency issue with iTunes in the Cloud which requires a workaround.
This update addresses an issue with iTunes in the Cloud, where some purchases may [...]
Apple is said to have fixed a powerful charger-based hack, which previously allowed iDevices to be compromised by hackers using a modified power charger in under a minute.
As Reuters reports, Apple said the issue had been fixed in the latest beta of iOS 7, which has already been released to software developers.
“We would like to thank the researchers for their valuable input,” Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said. The researchers were Billy Lau, a research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and graduate students Yeongjin Jang and Chengyu Song.
Apple has released iOS 7 beta 2 to developers today, which officially contains “bug fixes and improvements” to the redesigned and initially-divisive mobile operating system.
Apple first unleashed iOS 7 to the developer community at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on June 10, but the release was only accessible on the iPhone and iPod touch.
One major addition in the iOS 7 beta 2 is support for the iPad and iPad mini, though support only goes back to the iPad 2.
Existing iOS 7 beta users can go to Settings / General / Software Update and [...]
Apple says it’s charted the fragmentation of its iOS operating system and found its devices are generally more up to date than those of its U.S. rival Google.
In contrast to Android, according to the pie chart and Apple, of all the users who visited the iTunes App Store, 93% of them were using Apple devices powered by Apple’s iOS 6 (the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system). iOS 5 is running on just 6% of all devices that used the App Store over the same period. Only 1% used anything older than iOS 5.