New Control Centre, camera phone 20, Indian iPhone discounts, zombie game, educational code in iOS 11

Control Center gets overhauled (again) in iOS 11 — Control Center in iOS 11 is both expanded and customisable, offering quick access to more key iPhone features than ever before with just a swipe up from the bottom of the screen. AppleInsider shows you how it works in a  video.

The camera phone turned 20 today — We probably take the cameras in our cell phones for granted. What you might not realise is that the ideas behind the camera phone has a high tech, but DIY, origin. Indeed, the creator of the first camera phone took the premiere photograph 20 years ago today, on June 11, 1997. The conglomeration of parts that made it all possible was a true Frankenstein’s monster of technology.

Apple allowing retailers to slash pricing on older iPhones to gain traction in India — The business realities of India as a market have pushed Apple to allow authorised vendors to cut prices dramatically in India on older phones, dating as far back as the iPhone 5. [I’d be in like Flynn, equipping the whole family.]

Dead Plague: Zombie Outbreak looks like a fun zombie shooter for iOS — Dead Plague: Zombie Outbreak is a zombie shooter for iOS by GameSpire, and it looks like a lot of fun. The player is part of BIOCORP’s strike force, and your job is to stop the zombie outbreak and collect DNA samples. It’s free to download, with in-app purchases available for boosted play. Check out the gameplay video at the Mac Observer.

Executable code allowed in iOS 11 apps for educational purposes, developer reference tools — The new developer’s guidelines promulgated by Apple for iOS 11 have made a big change, allowing developers to include executable code in apps used for educational purposes, or for developer’s tools.


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