iOS 7

A new iOS feature, called Activation Lock, disables the iPhone even if a thief has turned it off or erased the data on the phone. Some police officers have called for a feature like this — a “remote kill switch” that renders the stolen phone useless and difficult to sell in the black market. The phone can be reactivated only after the user logs into it with the right Apple ID and password.“We think this is going to be a great theft deterrent,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president for software engineering.Brian Chen – New York Times

iOS and OS X Convergence

Ive — and Apple as a whole — is fond of saying that design is about more than the way something looks, it’s the way something works. OS X Mavericks might be the most iOS-looking version of OS X to date, but it’s a fundamentally different operating system built for a different type of input. It doesn’t matter how many notifications roll across your Mac’s display or how much Calendar, iBooks, and Maps look like their iOS counterparts — OS X is built around point-and-click, iOS is built around tap-and-swipe. That’s a wide gap to bridge. Nathaniel Mott

iOS 5 features: Encrypted Mail

One of the least mentioned features of the new Mail app in iOS 5 is encrypted email. iOS 5 allows the user to send digitally signed or encrypted email to protect your electronic communications. I’ve [written about digital certificates]( before on this blog. The idea is to use a special key — a digital certificate … Read more

How to sync your iPad Mail, Calendar, & Contacts with Google Sync

Overview Recently my Director lamented the fact that he could not sync his Google account services to his iPad without using iTunes. He had configured his iPad to access his Google mail and calendar but he could not add new entries to the calendar. The sync was one way from Google to his iPad. He … Read more