iOS 7.1 has been released to the public

Apple has released iOS 7.1 to the public and it is available through iTunes or OTA. The new iOS 7.1 software update features a number of major changes including new user interface elements, bug fixes and mostly, several big complaints iPhone and iPad users have had since iOS 7 was first released last September.

iOS 7.1 is available for  iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad (third and fourth generations), iPad 2, and iPad touch (fifth generation).

Get it now and leave your thoughts and impressions in the comments!

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Apple rewarded additional $290 million from Samsung

There is no question why Steve Jobs despised and hated Samsung. They practically stole Apples ideas and made it their own. The move Samsung made was wrong and is costing them millions. The picture below is a slide used during the trial which compares the phones Samsung made before and after the iPhone.

Apple was previously awarded  $1 billion in damages from Samsung in the closely watched patent trial just last summer. Apparently, the judge in the first case ruled $450 million of the $1 billion was miscalculated, causing a retrial.  Apple, reinstated $380 million in vacated damages with Samsung arguing they should only be entitled to $52 million.

The ruling is yet another victory for Apple in this “thermonuclear war” against Google’s Android operating system and their manufacturing partners.

Logitech launches ‘PowerShell’ iPhone game controller

The number one thing I hate about playing games on my iPhone is those darn controls. My fingers are literally all over the place and its just a huge mess. Thanks to iOS 7 and Logitech, my days of messy game play are over.

Today Logitech officially announced its new MFi controller, the PowerShell. The new controller use’s Apple’s new MFi iOS 7 game controller program. Logitech is using Apple’s standard MFi configuration, which gives you a D-Pad, A/B/X/Y face buttons, and left and right shoulder buttons.

The controller is compatible with iPhone 5s, 5, and 5th gen iPod touch devices running iOS 7.  The PowerShell controller will be landing today on the Apple Online Store and BestBuy’s website. The price is $99.

iOS Redesign Details

Well its coming folks. Apples iOS7 is to be shown off for the first time during the keynote at WWDC 2013.  Recent reports suggest that it may be delayed.  Apple engineers are reportedly working on a major overhaul of iOS’s user interface, and its taking longer for it to be refined. According to multiple reports from reporters with nearly impeccable track records, however, Apple has pulled engineers away from OS X to help work on iOS 7 and the new mobile OS update will launch on time. This is something big in the Apple community, as we have all been waiting for an interface update.