iOS 7

iOS 7.1.2 Changelog

iOS 7.1.2 was released on June 30, 2014. The build number is 11D257. The update does not break the recently released Pangu jailbreak.

Here are the official release notes:

• Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
• Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
• Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments

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iOS 7.1.1 Changelog

Apple released iOS 7.1.1 on April 22, 2014. The minor update further improved the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s, and it fixed a minor bug affecting the stock iOS keyboard.

Here are the brief release notes for iOS 7.1.1:

- Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
- Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
- Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

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iOS 7.1 Changelog

Apple released iOS 7.1 on March 10, 2014. Here's the complete changelog:

CarPlay

iOS experience designed for the car
Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle
Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps
Control with Siri and the car’s touchscreen, knobs, and buttons

Siri

Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the home button while you speak and releasing it when you’re done as an alternative to letting Siri automatically notice when you stop talking

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iOS 7.1 Beta 5 Patches evasi0n7 Exploits

As expected, Apple's latest iOS 7.1 beta, which was seeded to developers earlier today, patches more exploits used by evasi0n7. The creator of the iOS 6.1.3 p0sixspwn jailbreak, iH8sn0w, tweeted that Apple has fixed the ‘chown’ vulnerability used by the evad3rs to jailbreak iOS 7. If he is correct, jailbreakers will want to avoid iOS 7.1 when it is publicly released.

iH8sn0w

The team behind evasi0n7 hasn't confirmed that iOS 7.1 kills their jailbreak, but they rarely comment on Apple betas. Jailbreakers may still want to take precaution and make sure they're updated to the latest version of iOS 7.0. This is also the time to jailbreak, if you haven't already done so.

How do I access Spotlight search on my iPad?

Apple removed the ability to swipe left to access the "hidden first screen" or Spotlight search in iOS 7. You can still access Spotlight search from the Home screen of your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, you just have to do it differently.

To access the Spotlight search bar swipe down from the middle of any Home screen, and the "Search iPad/iPhone" bar will appear at the top of your device. You can exit the search by tapping the Cancel button or by tapping the middle of your Home screen.

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Five Tweaks to Help You Improve Control Center in iOS 7

Here's a quick look at some the available tweaks in Cydia that will allow you to customize and have more control over your Control Center in iOS 7. All the tweaks listed below require a jailbroken iOS device running iOS 7 to work. You can learn how to jailbreak your device here.

Control Center Tweaks

CCControls: Free (ModMyi repo) - The first thing themers are going to want to do is customize their Control Center, and CCControls allows you to do just that! Users can add and remove toggles, change the shape and color of their toggles and decide which toggles can be accessed from the Lock screen. There are currently 24 toggles and 15 stock themes to choose from (with the ability to add more).

You Can Now Change Your iOS 7 Icons Back to iOS 6 Icons [Jailbreak]

There are a lot of iOS 7 tweaks being released now that the dust has settled over the evasi0n 7 controversy. Even Cydia has received an iOS 7 makeover and popular tweaks like Zeppelin now support the new Apple OS. It also didn't take long for Jailbreakstyle to release a new Winterboard theme that allows you to restore your home screen icons to their original iOS 6 versions.

iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweak

The new jailbreak theme is called iOS 6 icons for iOS 7 and it can be found under the BigBoss repo in Cydia. The theme allows you to convert your iOS 7 icons to iOS 6 icons. The tweak requires a jailbroken device running iOS 7 or later, and you must have Winterboard already installed for it to work.

iOS 7 Keyboard Shortcuts for the iPad

Third party iPad keyboards are not only a great way to free up space on your iPad or iPad mini's display, but most of them offer full-size keys and iOS shortcuts to make life much easier. And now with iOS 7, Apple has added the ability for developers to add these shortcuts to stock apps like Safari, Mail, and Pages. Not every OS X shortcut is available on iOS, but a few Apple bloggers have taken the time to sniff out what is available. Here is what they found using an iPad mini and a Logitech Tablet Keyboard.

Apple Command Key

Is iOS 7.0.3 jailbreak safe?

The team of developers currently working on an iOS 7 jailbreak have checked out iOS 7.0.3 and deemed it safe for jailbreakers. The evad3rs are currently in a "reconnaissance phase" to determine if they can crack iOS 7, and have said the latest firmware update will not interfere with their upcoming jailbreak. This means iOS users who hope to jailbreak their devices in the future can safely upgrade to iOS 7.0.3.

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How can I turn off 3D / parallax wallpaper on my iPad?

You can disable the 3D / parallax effect on your iPad by navigating to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Reduce Motion -> ON. Just tap the slider to switch it to the OFF position.

The parallax effect has been accused of giving some iOS users motion sickness, and it is also a big drain on your battery. You can find more iOS 7 battery saving tips here.

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