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Preview of iOS 7 | CTTechJunkie.com

ios 7iPhone and iPad users will be prompted to update their devices on September 18 and may be shocked by what their device looks like after installation is complete.

CTTechJunkie obtained the “Golden Master” version of iOS 7 that will be pushed to iPhone and iPad users on September 18. The new operating system sports an entirely new look with fluid animations powered by the 3D graphics processor and overly saturated bright colored icons that feature a ‘flat’ design language similar to Windows 8.

The changes go beyond the aesthetic, but thankfully Apple has kept most settings and controls in the same place to ease the transition.

AMAZON.com Goes Down!

Amazon.com is down. The site isn’t loading for us at the BI office and we’re hearing others can’t connect either. IsItDownRightNow says Amazon’s servers are unreachable. The interruption seems to be isolated to just Amazon.com not the company’s international sites. We can still reach the Amazon.casite. Keep Reading …

VIDEO REVIEW | Windows 8: A Dramatic Departure from Prior Versions

Microsoft is betting big on Windows 8’s new interface that is designed more for touch screens and tablets than keyboards and mice. The biggest and most noticeable change happens after the machine boots, where a colorful start screen replaces the traditional desktop interface and start menu. Applications are represented by small and large squares onContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Should You Buy a New iPad or iPad Mini?

Want to know all about the new iPad and iPad mini? We offer a concise set of descriptions and recommendations on the new products. 4th Generation iPad We were only talking about the “new” iPad in March and today Apple just announced its 4th Generation iPad. The display is identical to the current iPad with retina display,Continue Reading

LIVE COVERAGE | MARS LANDING

  The live broadcast will take place from 11:00 p.m. eastern until shortly after landing is confirmed on the surface.  Our own Jay Patterson and Matt Rece will talk about their experiences visiting Curiosity at the Kennedy Space Center ahead of its launch on November 26th. Astrophysicist Catherine Qualtrough, and JPL Solar System Ambassador AndyContinue Reading

iFive iPhone Apps | SoundGecko, Highlight, the Death of Sparrow

Our favorite network, TWiT.tv,  has launched a new show for the iPhone. Super-host Sarah Lane shows off text-to-speech app SoundGecko, Highlight’s update, Fotopedia China, a great international SIM deal, & more! Click Here to Watch HD Video Email Sarah at ifive@twit.tv Leave a voicemail: (614) ON-IFIVE People: Sarah Lane Links – SoundGecko – highlight – Fotopedia ChinaContinue Reading

Apple APP video features OnTheHORN.com

Chief Techie at CTTechJunkie.com, Lon Seidman, has featured our blues music show in his video about the new Apple APP for podcasts. Here’s the video and what he has to say about the APP. Apple released a stand alone podcast application that allows you to stream or download thousands of commercial and independently produced content.Continue Reading

NASA Says ‘No’ to Space Traffic Cop Role

NASA officials appear to realize that the space agency’s role may be changing with the arrival of privately operated spacecraft, but they insist they don’t plan to become a regulatory authority for space flight any time soon.Continue Reading

A Tour of the SpaceX Launch Pad at Cape Canaveral Florida

CTTechJunkie.com visited the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch facility maintained by SpaceX. The tour was conducted a few days before the Falcon 9 rocket lifted off for the International Space Station. The flight was a total success, marking the first time a private company has launched into space, docked with the International Space StationContinue ReadingContinue Reading

My TWiT Vid: App for iPad | The Economist

I’ve become a raving (not raging) fan of TWiT, the technology netcasting empire built by Leo Laporte. Of the many I recommend, iPad Today is the most immediately useful for consumers/users of the iPad. Each week the hosts, Sarah Lane and Leo Laporte, as viewers to submit videos explaining cool features or applications for the iPad.Continue ReadingContinue Reading