iOS 8 going back to

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/03/14/ios-8-game-center-notifications/

[I]Apple may be simplifying existing apps like Notification Center, doing away with the “All” and “Missed” views and combing them into one “Notifications” view. The new Notification Center will contain “Today” and “Notifications” views, making it easier for users to keep track of items that are immediately important. Voice Memos also will see a redesign with controls that distinguish between recording and playback functions.

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So they are going to make iOS 7 like iOS6 and do away with the complications that iOS 7 brought? Good. This is what I said when iOS 7 first came out http://thingswrongwithios7.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/no-more-icons-just-text-to-make-things-harder-to-read-at-a-glance/

7.1 and smaller contact pictures misuse of space and impacts visually impaired users

7.1 lands and we have roundness everywhere. See this post http://thingswrongwithios7.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/sick-of-ios-7-roundness-bring-back-a-square-look/

Now the caller screen has these stupid round cut of pictures that are TINY! I use to use those pictures for menus for take outs or to actually see someone. Now the picture is so tiny, it’s pointless looking at. I’m glancing who the hell is that… what a misuse of space again apple. So much white space and misuse of it.

This is is the rubbish we have now

Before we had beautiful big pictures.

What do you like more?

P.S.

Apple really focused on the accessibility features of 7.1 but at the same time they screwed people that rely on big pictures to see who the are talking to

A forum member writes on the discussion board

Am visually impaired and having the large photo on caller ID was great I could see who was calling at a quick glance. Now I have to bring phone all the way up to face to see who is calling.

Nice job apple.

Send them this link via this page http://www.apple.com/feedback/

Sick of iOS 7 roundness…bring back a square look

My biggest peeve with iOS 7 is that everything is round. I’d much prefer a square look. I’d like square edges, professional feel. Not beach balls round and bubble writing. Give me square and straight. It makes iOS 7 look soft

They should include  a toggle:

Do you want to remove the round corners and round buttons and replace them with squares?

See my post on how the round contact pictures actually remove the content of the image and you end up seeing less with baby circles.

MarkAsReadDelay Removed by Apple for Mac Mail

I used to use http://christianserving.org TruePreview to have mail automatically marked as unread until I want to mark is as read. Try navigating around your email box and you find you accidentally click mails as read all the time and miss important stuff. After True Preview not working I found that the Apple Engineering team removed a key feature in 10.9

MarkAsReadDelay

We can petition to get it back!

File a bug report at https://bugreport.apple.com

and http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html