iOS 7 launched last week with a whole suite of new features, but none may be more important than Command Center. By swiping up from the bottom of screen at any time, even if your device is locked, you’re given quick access to the features you’re most likely to use. Command Center features one-touch access to flashlight, alarm, calculator and camera apps, as well as one-press toggles for Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb and Portrait Orientation. By grouping these functions in one place, Apple significantly cut down on the time you waste seeking out these features scattered across your homescreens, folders and settings menus. Command Center also gives you access to slide bars for screen brightness and volume, as well as playback functionality for whatever you’re listening to. But one of the smartest things Apple did is include the option for you to disable access to Command Center while playing games; no, Temple Run, I don’t want to change my screen’s brightness, I just want to clear that gap!
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 23, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).