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The Facebook redesign that you will never see rolled out because some can’t handle it.

On March 2013, Facebook showed a neat redesign for its website. A less cluttered layout, bigger pictures and also better looks.


Facebook Redesign 2013

No, we aren’t going to see this anymore. Reason is that a lot of Facebook users still run old computers such as netbooks that just can’t handle it. A lot of users still run on them, having insufficient performance and small screens that won’t fit it.

An early post stated that such redesign wasn’t just good from a revenue point reason because it has been ditched. Not quite correct.

Stating to Julie Zhuo – Facebook Design Director – “These people may not be early adopters or use the same hardware we do, but the quality of their experience matters just as much.”. Many of us may have shiny new computers, pixel perfect and wide screens to have a sharp pictures. There’s something more beyond just improving the user experience only from an exterior aspect. You have to make sure they can actually use it and not gimp the browser with a too heavy payload to take care of with already low room for themselves. Read More…

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Apple launches iOS 7.0.4; fixes FaceTime issues, another one comes back.

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Early today Apple silently released iOS 7.0.4, another small incremental update that finally resolves FaceTime failing for some users while attempting to call someone. In the security information notes, it is specified that got fixed a potential problem that may have caused unwanted App Store purchases (even In-App) where the device didn’t prompt the password confirmation. The bug was eliminated by adding additional authorization security.

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Apple releases iOS 7.0.2 to fix lock screen security issues

iOS 7.0.2 update

A few days ago was discovered a bug that allowed everyone to bypass the PIN lock on iOS 7 by following a rather simple workaround. It consisted in opening the Clock app, go to the alarm tab, press the sleep/wake button to make appear the turn off slide and enter multitasking freely from there.

Apple now releases a security update, reaching 7.0.2 that fixes this issue once and for all and reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry. Read More…

WhatsApp Messenger is about to become a paid service for iOS, but only for new users.

Whatsapp Messenger (horizontal logo)

iPhone users always paid Whatsapp Messenger once from the App Store at 0,99$, and use it as long as you like without any additional cost in spite of Android. The app was sold free including one year of usage; after that you would have needed to pay an yearly subscription of 0,99$.

The new update, reaching version 2.10.1 doesn’t officially support in-app purchases yet, with only the addition of saving conversation on iCloud within Whatsapp > Settings > Chat Settings > chat backup.

The thing that started once again rumors about turning from paid to free, is that WhatsApp Messenger is currently sold for free on the App Store, indicating that the switch in their purchasing policy is imminent as they stated in their blog. Billing cycle is going to be identical to Android one (no more difference from iOS), with additional discounts for multi-year subscriptions. Read More…

iOS 7 beta 3: all the bugs and fixes found in this update compared to beta 2

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Time for another showdown for iOS 7, now with the turn of beta 3. Prior to read this post, try having a look at lacks of beta 2 to better understand the following. We’re going to talk about the most recent seeds released to developers, giving anyway a user-side opinion after a common usage of an iPhone 4S for a few days. Read More…

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