My only impression of the iOS 7

ios7iveMost of the changes in iOS 7 have to do with design, but many of the software features Apple did add are things Android owners have been enjoying for years. In fact, Android fans and bloggers began howling about all the copycat features as soon as Apple announced iOS 7.

They have a point.

Android evolved quickly, but Apple has taken a slow, cautious approach with iOS. It feels like Apple’s iOS team has buried their heads in the sand when it comes to making big improvements that people want. iOS 7 finally brings some of those features to the iPhone.

The most obvious is the Control Center, a panel that appears when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen and lets you adjust basic settings like screen brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and airplane mode. It’s been one of the most-requested iOS features for years now, and you’ll finally get it with iOS 7.

There are other things: improved multitasking with apps, an assistant in the drop-down notifications menu that gives you an overview of the weather and events in your day’s calendar, and a feature called AirDrop that lets you wirelessly swap files between iPhones. All are really nice features, but they all copy Android in one form or another.

In the end, iOS 7 is an admission from Apple that it needs to catch up to all the great stuff owners of other smartphone platforms enjoy.

The iOS 7 is among the largest upgrades the OS has ever been given – not quite the game changer that the iPhone OS 2 and the App Store were, but it certainly took a lot of effort. It not only brings some key new features and a few cool system apps, but it also completely overhauls the user interface and tweaks the right things under the hood.

Key features

  • Complete UI overhaul with adaptive colors and system-wide Back swipe gesture
  • New system icons and folders, animated icons available
  • System-wide parallax effect
  • Dynamic wallpapers
  • Control Center with toggles, multimedia controls and shortcuts
  • Updated Notification Center with three tabs
  • All apps multitasking with new card interface
  • Updated Safari browser with unified search filed
  • iTunes radio
  • AirDrop file sharing
  • Inclinometer within the Compass app
  • Camera filters with live preview and new square mode
  • New Photos app with better photo organization, picture editing
  • Weather app with live weather animations
  • Updated Maps with Night mode and Turn-by-Turn walking directions
  • New Siri interface, new supported commands, new voices
  • Contact Blacklist
  • FaceTime audio
  • Activation lock
  • Automatic app update
  • Cellular data usage breakdown
  • Chinese-English, Italian, Korean and Dutch dictionaries
  • iOS in the Car coming in 2014 in selected cars

Main disadvantages

  • Very iTunes dependent for uploading files and multimedia
  • No open file system means you often have to duplicate files
  • Limited integration of 3rd party social networks and services
  • No widgets
  • Air Drop works only between selected iOS 7 or later running devices
  • No lockscreen shortcuts (besides those in the Control Center)
  • Very basic camera UI with limited features and settings
  • Limited codecs support
  • iTunes radio only works in the US

The changes are more cosmetic and iterative than they are record-breaking. Even with all the overhauled design that reskins practically every element with a gleaming-new interface. From what I’ve seen so far (including hands-on time with iOS 7 on an iPhone 5), we like the latest  do more.

 

Below, you’ll find a list of the iOS 7 features that Apple focused on today, and next to that, a brief description of how that trait exists on AndroidWindows Phone, and BlackBerry rivals (or at least one manufacturer’s take on said platform). Read on below for more detail about how iOS 7 stacks up.

 

iOS 7 Android 4.2 Windows Phone 8 BlackBerry 10
Control Center Yes, varies by phone-maker No, settings
menu
System access settings
Notification center Detailed notifications Live tile
badges
BlackBerry Hub, badges
Multitasking preview Recents list Multitasking preview Active Frames grid
Surfaced camera modes Varies by Android skin Third-party
lenses
Video, Time Shift modes
Photos grouped by
years, location
Albums, other filters Albums, date Albums, recent
Shared photo stream Samsung Galaxy S4 Share one by one Share one by one
Peer-to-peer sharing (AirDrop) Android Beam (NFC) Tap + Share (NFC) NFC sharing
Unified browser bar Yes Yes Yes
Personalized radio/discovery Google Play Music All Access Nokia Music Third-party app
Voice access to
system settings
Samsung’s S Voice No systems access No systems access
Automatic app updates Optional, by app ‘Update all’ option Individual
Password-protected
reset
No No No
In-dash integration
(iOS for cars)
Driving mode/S Drive Nokia Drive Third-party apps

 

 

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FREE! – Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovereign Review

One of the biggest problems facing RPGs is the stagnation of turn-based combat. While it’s not something that ruins every game, it’s hard to deny that constantly clicking through a menu with limited interaction isn’t very engaging. Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovereign breaks through this mold with an overhand swing by creating a touch-based combat system that’s fun and surprisingly deep. Did I mention that it has great visuals and is free to play?

Your typical playthrough of Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovereign will look something a great deal like Infinity Blade. You’re seeking to destroy a great force of destruction (Sovering, Demon of Grief), but you have to battle through waves of enemies in one-on-one combat to get to him. Unlike your typical RPG, gameplay puts a high emphasis on combat and a low emphasis on story.

Your journey begins by choosing one of five unique heroes. Each one brings a different skill, elemental affinity, and weapon. Whether you want to pound your way through with Ursula’s war hammer or fry your foes with Torus’ magic, there’s a character that will fit your play style.

Each section of the game is divided into its own chapter of five to ten unique encounters. Every victory brings you experience, gold, and loot, while also bringing you another step closer to Sovereign.

 Revenge of Sovering

Battles make complete use of the iOS touch screen, with directional swipes, taps, and motions determining your every action. Unlike traditional turn-based systems, Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovereign is constantly active, with character models striking and weaving throughout the battle. Every foe has a respectable set of combat animations, making each fight feel unique and dynamic.

Gameplay begins simply: a swipe of a finger attacks your enemy in the direction that you please. However, as the game presses on, the system gets pretty heavy. Certain blows will spill mana orbs from your target, which can be collected in order to unleash powerful magic attacks. Certain enemy attacks will expel rage orbs, which allow you to engage in a risk-reward system of combat bonuses. Some enemy attacks can be dodged by completing a quick-time event, such as tapping all of their magic orbs in time, or by successfully recreating a memory sequence.

It sounds like a lot to handle, but the game introduces each new element one-by-one in a tutorial that keeps things easy to understand.

 Revenge of Sovering

The only factor that I didn’t really enjoy was the game’s execution feature. Occasionally, enemies you fight can be expelled by a gory Mortal Kombat-style finishing move. Unlike Mortal Kombat, however, the move is mandatory, and rewards you with twice the amount of loot. For a game that really isn’t very violent otherwise, it’s a pretty strange mismatched aesthetic.

Aside from chapter combat, there are plenty of side quests at your disposal. Each completed area draws loyal citizens who pledge money to your cause. Occasionally, a monster will attack the citizens, giving you a chance to fend them off and keep your gold earnings high. Completed areas can also be scoured for treasure with scarabs, letting you earn large rewards of treasure and items through a lock-picking minigame.

Being a free-to-play game, there’s the usual pick of in-game and premium real-money currency. You can buy the game’s best items right away with real money if you want, but there’s no point if you want a decent challenge. I was able to play for several hours without having to invest a dime, and I was able to buy plenty of gear along the way with regular gold.

 Revenge of Sovering

The problem, however, is that this system doesn’t last forever.

By the time that I had been stumped (at the final boss of chapter 4), there simply wasn’t enough gold available in order to power up without dropping real-life money. I’m not opposed to a system like this at all, especially after a game has let me play it for nearly half a dozen hours for free. Unfortunately, one quick look at the game’s shop had me looking the other way.

In my scenario, it would have cost me 1600 of the game’s premium currency in order to upgrade each of my eight pieces of armor. The cheapest way to get that much currency through microtransactions? A whopping twenty-three dollars. While I’m not sure that I would need an upgrade for all eight of my items in order to beat the boss that I’m stuck on, that is still a very steep price to climb.

Yet, despite the giant price hurdle, I really can’t complain too much. Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovereign looks great, plays great, and has plenty of different modes to keep a player occupied for a long time. While Mail.ru could likely have drawn several more hours from me with a more attractive premium system, I still loved the zero time I spent with it, and will likely be trying out a second character soon.

Pros:

  • High production value with cutscenes, voices, and dozens of unique models and animations. Unique and engaging turn-based combat system. Several minigames and extra features to keep you occupied for hours.

Cons:

  • “Execution” feature seems very out of place. Difficulty curve skyrockets at the end of chapter 4, requiring a considerable amount of in-app purchases to stay competitive.
General Overview of the Game
The graphics of this game are fantastic. The attention to detail is outstanding. – PadGadget (4/5)
Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovereign looks great, plays great, and has plenty of different modes to keep a player occupied for a long time. – GameZebo (4/5)
Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovering is a unique experiment in touchscreen gaming, and brings something unexpected to the fantasy action genre. – Slide To Play (3+/4)
This is a fantastic game. It is beautiful and has amazing graphics. The gameplay is exciting without being overwhelming. –AppAdvice
If you are a fan of turn-based RPGs, this game is a must for your collection, and even if you weren’t before, this game might just make you a fan of the genre. – iPhone Life
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An entirely new breed of RPG has risen from the smoldering ashes of Haradan. You, as one of 6 legendary warriors known as “Scorpions”, are entrusted to defeat the terrifying Sovering and save the land. Venture into a surreal 3D world to slay over 100 horrifying beasts and complete perilous quests on your way to an epic final battle against the formidable demon! After eons of ceaseless bloodshed, the time to destroy civilization’s greatest adversary has come. Can you take on the legion and fight your way to freedom?
–Features–
– 6 customizable legendary warriors to choose from: each with unique skills, back stories and weapons
– 12 classes of mighty armor
– A wide array of items and weapons that change the appearance of your hero
– 4 schools of magic and 12 fighting spells for you to cast upon enemies
– 30 levels of progression for each hero
FIGHTING MECHANICS LIKE NEVER BEFORE
– Choose to fight your enemies 3 different ways: Tap, swipe, or use combo-hit control!
– Turn based fighting with unique twists: act swiftly and be sure your enemy isn’t looking in the direction you attack from
– Epic cinematic executions for each hero
– 3 in-fight mini games: “collect the mana”, memory game and fighting the “evil eye”
FIGHT FOR HARADAN’S FREEDOM
– 100+ terrifying enemies to fight
– 30+ hours of heart-stopping gameplay
– 15 unique locations, from forests and deserts to cities and caves, in which to battle fiends
– 5 special quests that open 5 out of 15 secret locations
– 2 mini games: locating buried treasure and lock picking
– 50+ achievements
– Beautiful 3D graphics
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“Juggernaut: The Revenge of Sovering” – innovations in the game!
The first players have already set foot on the scorching land of Radway to do battle against the terrible Sovering and his minions. But this does not mean that the game’s developers are resting on their laurels. Work is constantly underway to improve Juggernaut: The Revenge of Sovering!
There are no limits to perfection, and the creators of “Juggernaut: The Revenge of Sovering” have many more surprises in store.
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WORLD BACK UP DAY!!! – Celebrate by Backing Up all your stuff.

Today is World Backup Day, a holiday that celebrates the task we all know we should be doing, but one that’s way too easy to ignore—until your hard drive starts to grind or your phone decides to go for a swim. Lucky for you, World Backup Day falls on a Saturday this year. You’ve got the time. Now let’s back up that data.

We’ve covered backup from virtually every angle, and for every platform. Think of this post as the index for all your backup needs.

Priority One: Your Computer

First, let’s start with the big one: Your computer.

It's World Backup Day! Celebrate by Finally Backing Up Your Stuff

Set Up an Automated, Bulletproof File Back Up Solution

Whether you’re a Windows, Mac, or Linux user, here’s our recommended method of backing up your computer. This post will help you back up your hard drive both locally (so you can quickly get back up and running if anything goes awry) and off-site (so that if your computer’s stolen or your house burns down you can still get your data back).

If you want to beef up your on-site backups, you may also want to look into how to turn your old computer into a network-backup machine with FreeNAS.

Priority Two: Your Phone

Already got your computer backed up. Congrats, redundancy pro! You deserve a badge! Now let’s turn to that other device with a hard drive you count on daily: Your phone. This section is divvied into iPhone and Android backup options.

First, for the iPhone crowd:

You already know that iTunes backs up your phone when you plug your iPhone into your computer and sync, so that’s kind of a no-brainer. But if you really want to back up that iPhone and you don’t mind jailbreaking, you’ve got an even better option:

It's World Backup Day! Celebrate by Finally Backing Up Your Stuff

How to Set Up a Fully Automated App and Settings Backup on Your Jailbroken iDevice

This guide will walk you through how tofully back up your iOS device’s data, and do so wirelessly and automatically. Here’s how it works.

Oh, and even if you decide you only want to back up your iOS device using the default iTunes route, you may want to keep two things in mind: First, make sure you back up that back up. If you’re already backing up your computer (remember that backup method we linked to above?), then you’re already on top of this. Second, you may want to consider encrypting your iPhone backups with iTunes. Doing so means you won’t have to re-enter your passwords in the event you have to restore your device at a later date.

Now for the Android crowd:

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How to Set Up a Fully Automated App and Settings Backup on Android

In an ideal world, your Android’s apps, their settings, and your system settings would automatically back up to the cloud so that if you lost your phone, bought a new one, or installed a new custom ROM, setting up a fresh device with everything in place would be a piece of cake. That’s not how it works by default, which is why we’ve detailed how to set up a fully automated app and settings backup on Android. Do it!

If you’re backing up like a champ, it’ll be exceptionally easy to upgrade to a new phone and take all your data with you. Good times.

Priority Three: Your Email

Most of us have had our email accounts for years, which means your inbox is more than just a tool you use to communicate daily; it’s also a shoebox of digital memories. So back up those memories, already!

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How to Back Up Your Gmail the Easy and Cheap Way

If your inbox suddenly went blank, where would you turn? This post walks throughhow to back up your Gmail the cheap and easy way, but many of the methods therein also apply to any email account, whether or not it’s Google powered.

Priority Four: Back Up Your Webapps

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How to Protect Your Data in the Event of a Webapp Shutdown (and Prevent the Problem in the Future)

In many ways, the web is a great place for your data. Most serious web companies follow a considerably more rigorous data backup and redundancy strategy than you do. That said, the world’s not perfect. A service might shut down overnight, or one web site might not be taking backup as seriously as they should. Here’s how to protect your data in the event of a webapp shutdown or other data loss. Basically how to back up that business.

Priority Five: Games and Media

If you’ve already got your most important data backed up, you may want to turn to less mission-critical forms of data—for example, your video games and media.

For starters, let’s take a look at all those Blu-Rays:

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The Hassle-Free Guide to Ripping Your Blu-Ray Collection

Blu-Ray may be majestic, but it also has more copy protection than any other format around, and playing it on your computer can be difficult to impossible. Here’s how to rip and back them up.

How to Rip a DVD to Your Computer

If you’d simply like to get rid of your old-school DVDs, hit up our step-by-step guide to ripping a DVD to your computer.

Lastly, let’s back up those video games. Unfortunately it’s not as easy to back up your games in a playable fashion across consoles, but we have covered some great options for Nintendo lovers.

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How to Back Up and Play Your Wii Games from an External Hard Drive

First, our guide to backing up and playing Wii games from an external hard drive lets you keep expensive discs out of harms way, decrease game load times, and organize your collection with swanky cover art.

How to Hack Your Nintendo DS for Easy Backups and Single-Cartridge Playback

Finally, you can also hack your Nintendo DS for easy backups, and even play a handful of great games from one simple cartridge.