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3/11/2014
11:25 AM

iOS 7.1: What's New

Apple's mobile operating system update squashes a big bug, adds CarPlay, and brings new features to iTunes Radio, Siri, and more.

Apple CarPlay's home screen.
Apple CarPlay's home screen.

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Alison_Diana
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3/14/2014 | 9:30:28 AM
Re: 7.1 upgrade
Must say I'm nervous about upgrading. Last time I upgraded my daughter's Mac -- in Nov/Dec 2013 -- it was the last straw for the logic board; the computer keyboard/mouse stopped working, despite repeated downloads and several calls and excellent help by a localish Apple reseller. Apple's service was great: For some reason, even though I'm neurotic about buying extended care for big electronics purchases, I hadn't bought Apple Care and it would have cost $600 to fix the Mac, whose warranty had expired 1 week prior. Yeah, figures! Apple allowed me to buy the warranty (about $200) because I'd actually called for service earlier in the covered period and they had not offered me the coverage at that time (or really addressed my problem). 

Reading through InformationWeek and weighing the upgrade pros and cons.... although I know we'll have to upgrade it sooner or later.
Maryhall66
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3/13/2014 | 11:11:19 PM
7.1 upgrade
I installed 7.1 3 times and it "failed" to install. When I went for the 4 the try it said installed. Post installation my page flips three to 4 times before settling down and I keep getting kicked out of mail, Safari and even this information app. I sure hope it settles down. Sending mail is snail mail. All my erased trash has come back three times and stuff goes nowhere, it just disappears. What a bummer.
danielcawrey
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3/12/2014 | 1:56:24 PM
Re: Apple
I like the idea of CarPlay. It's an interesting way for Apple to get in the driver's seat. Microsoft, for example, has gone a different route by providing an OS for cars. Apple takes its consumer cachet and slides right into the car. What's next? Apple wearbles. We'll soon have Apple everywhere. 

Wait, hasn't that already happened?
Madhava verma dantuluri
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3/11/2014 | 11:15:52 PM
Good
Finally, updates are coming and is a good news.
Laurianne
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3/11/2014 | 3:30:25 PM
FaceTime alternatives
This update isn't about FaceTime but you raise an interesting question. What are the best FaceTime alternatives, for Android users?
Kristin Burnham
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3/11/2014 | 2:37:18 PM
Bug fix
The bug fix is good news. My phone shut down out of nowhere a number of times, which drove me crazy. Glad to see that (seems) to be resolved.
anon2603473434
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3/11/2014 | 2:05:34 PM
Re: Apple
No body cares about your cheap Phone

 
anon2603473434
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3/11/2014 | 2:03:41 PM
Re: Apple
No body cares about your andriod.  You are only kidding yourself .
rmanske53101
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3/11/2014 | 1:49:47 PM
what about older Apple devices
One of the compliants about iOS 7 was it made older Apple devices, like the iPhone 4 and iPad mini, slower because the devices wern't tuned for iOS 7.  is 7.1 any better on my older devices or will I regret givng in to the constant alerts from my phone and tablet to upgrade to latest iOS version?
anon9104573000
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3/11/2014 | 1:46:21 PM
Hoping for feedback
I was hoping to read some feedback from those who tried it, but instead we get Android users who have no life posting about how they hate apple. WTF?
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