Flipboard 2.1 Features New iOS 7 Design Tweaks, Performance Optimizations And More

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Flipboard has just received another update, which brings the popular social magazine app to version 2.1.

Flipboard 2.1 serves as an optimization update for the iPad Air and iPad mini, offering better performance and more polish for Apple’s newest tablets. The update is also said to include speed improvements on all iOS devices, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c, which now have more section tiles on the first page.

Moreover, it functions as a follow-up update to Flipboard’s preliminary iOS 7-optimizing update last September:

In addition, touches throughout continue to embrace the fresh, modern design of iOS 7. For example, the social action icons like the like heart and comment bubble have had a makeover, and avatars are now round. The visual experience of Flipboard should feel more streamlined.

The latest update to Flipboard also adds the ability to change the text size settings in the app and an onscreen alert for when there are new items in a feed.

Also including miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes, Flipboard 2.1 is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later.

Flipboard 2.0 was released late last March, allowing users to collect and save content into their very own magazines. In the interim, Flipboard received a number of intermediate updates that added new features, including profile pages, magazine co-curation, Instagram video support, and animated GIF support.

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Via:- appadvice.com

iOS 7 new features may include offline voice dictation

If you are an iPhone 4,4S or 5 owner at the moment, there is no doubt that you are getting very excited about Apple’s complete iOS overhaul, which will see a significant update for all consumers this September when iOS 7 is finally available to the general public. Right now, it’s only available to those with an Apple developer account, but we’ve just heard details on one potential new feature that could be coming within the software.

That feature if rumors are to be believed, is none other than offline voice dictation. At the moment, this feature is available on iOS devices, but it requires the use of Apple’s cloud to send data back and forth – which in turn requires an internet connection and in some cases data usage.

With this in mind, it could be a fantastic new feature for iOS 7 users to play around with, especially when thinking about the speed increase that it could bring by being able to perform dictation commands within seconds. It could bring a whole new level of functionality for consumers who like to use dictation for tasks like emailing and text messaging for example.

The information comes from 9to5Mac, who cites the details from Twitter user Hamza Sood. The early iOS7 beta code looks to be responsible again for the juicy find and we wouldn’t be surprised if even more features are uncovered over the Summer as we progress towards Apple’s intended Fall 2013 launch.

Android users will say that they have been enjoying this feature for a long time already, but it definitely could be a major improvement for everyone on iOS. Have you experienced voice dictation yet using Apple’s cloud on iOS 6? If so, let us know your thoughts on potential plans to offer an offline version.

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