iOS 7 on a Black iPhone 5

After seeing today’s WWDC keynote, I’m super-excited about iOS 7. I think it looks gorgeous and brings some much needed UI changes. After the keynote I went over to Apple’s website to see the pictures and noticed that for some reason, iOS 7 is only shown on the white iPhone 5. I have a black iPhone 5 and wanted to know what the new iOS will look like on my device. I was curious whether iOS 7 looks as beautiful on the black iPhone as it does the white. Here are some hastily made mockups of iOS 7 on the black iPhone that I whipped up.

iOS 7 homescreen on the black iPhone 5iOS 7 Siri on the black iPhone 5
iOS 7 email on the black iPhone 5 iOS 7 messaging on the black iPhone 5

I think the screenshots look great on the black iPhone, but I have to admit, I think they look better on the white one.

Barrel for iOS: Graphic Effects when Scrolling the Homepage

I’ve been an iPhone user since the 3GS and will probably never switch to a different phone (mainly because of how much I’ve invested in the App Store and iTunes over the past few years). My work phone, on the other hand, is an Android and I’m going to be honest, I love it. I love the customization capabilities and the graphic effects like the live wallpapers. One of the things I really love about my Android is the cube effect when scrolling between screens from the homescreen. Sadly, this wasn’t an effect that my iPhone was capable of….until now.

Barrel is an iOS application by developer Aaron Ash that adds awesome graphic effects to the Springboard when scrolling through the homescreen of your iOS device. There are several different effects to choose from, take a look at the video for a demonstration of each one.

Unfortunately, Barrel is only available for Jailbroken iOS devices (hopefully iOS 7 will provide similar features). It can be purchased from Cydia and is well worth the $2.99 price tag.


2013 Polar Bear Plunge

2013 Polar Bear Plungw

We had another successful Polar Bear Plunge! I want to thank everyone who sponsored me by donating to this great cause.

The lake was frozen solid this year. Last year it didn’t get cold enough for the lake shore to freeze and the waves were a problem so we welcome a frozen shoreline. I took the GoPro along this time and got some great video.

Thank you again for your support!