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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.

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There was one person ahead of me at Starbucks. I caught a look from the barista. Was she staring at me or my trembling hand? I stared quickly back down at my iPhone and saw the balance on my Starbucks card in Passbook: $0.11.

Something wasn’t right. I had just topped it up on my way out the door! I had foolishly left my wallet at home, trusting Apple would take care of me on the open road. And here I was, seconds left before I would have to turn away from the till in resignation.

Then I did something stupid. I don’t know if I had mad trust in my supernatural ability to just fix the issue, or if I thought it would be resolved if I just offered to wash my dishes. The barista asked what I wanted, and I ordered anyway. (more…)

IOS 6 removed YouTube from the operating system’s default apps. At first, people thought this would be a major problem. After all, Google isn’t the most reliable iOS developer out there. Fortunately for iPhone users, the developers created a nice alternative to the original YouTube app and released it just over a week before iOS 6 was released. But it’s limited and has ads, so what about something a bit less restricting?

Several individual developers have brought YouTube clients to the iPhone with most of them being poorly developed or only halfway there. However, there is a nice-looking alternative from developer Jason Morrissey, creator of Alien Blue, a Reddit client for the iPhone and iPad. He’s named it Jasmine, and it’s free, but exactly how good is it? (more…)

Mobiletuts+ is all about quality tutorials for mobile developers. Topics covered include native development with the iOS SDK – so if you’re looking to get into iOS development, Mobiletuts+ is the place to start.

The release of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 has generated a lot of excitement, but the many new hardware and SDK changes can leave iOS developers feeling overwhelmed. This article will help you keep your skills up-to-date by providing a quick, high-level overview of the most important changes for iOS developers!

Head over to Mobiletuts+ and read the full tutorial!

Just over a week ago, we found out exactly what’s in iOS 6, and saw some of the cool new features to come along with it. We’ve already told you about them, but now we’re wondering if you’re excited about all of the big changes, or if it’s just a ho-hum release. What do you think? Let us know in the poll to the right.

On Monday, Apple announced many new features that will be coming to the iPhone in the fall of this year with iOS 6. Even though there are a lot of new features to look at, I’d like to delve into some of the notable differences in this recent alteration of Apple’s mobile operating system. After the break, I’ll take a deep look into new features like navigation, Passbook, the beautiful UI changes throughout the OS, a few of the bugs that you should watch out for when testing the beta and more. (more…)

Yesterday was a very busy day for Apple. The MacBook Air and Pro got a few bumps, the Next Generation MacBook Pro was introduced with a Retina display, Mountain Lion was priced and given a release date, and iOS 6 was introduced and showcased.

That’s an awful lot of stuff, and yet there was stuff that the pundits thought would happen. No new Apple TV or Apple TV SDK. No Retina display MacBook Airs. No wedge-shaped Pros. So for some, this could be seen as a disappointment.

What do you think? Let us know in the poll to the right.

It’s a new year, the new iPad is coming out tomorrow and we should see iOS 6 come out by the time the next iPhone comes out, whenever that happens to be.

So when is that going to be? Will we get a sneak peak tomorrow with the iPad 3, or does it come later with the iPhone? We’ve got some options, so let us know in the poll to the right where you stand.

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