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Daily Update for August 6, 2013

It’s the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You’ll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what’s happening in the Apple world.

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Adventures for iPhone a decent travel log

Adventures for iPhone a decent travel logAdventures for iPhone is a travel log (currently on sale for US$1.99 in the App Store) that syncs photos with Evernote. The idea is that you create an album, or “adventure,” snapping photos along the way. The app collects meta information like location and your custom tags, then sends the lot to a notebook in Evernote.

I spent last Sunday exploring Boston and took Adventures along for the ride. My experience was mostly positive. Read on for my day of capturing Boston with Adventures for iPhone.

Last May, Evernote’s Brett Kelly published an article on 52 Tiger about using Evernote as a traveler’s companion. His idea was solid: by capturing photos in Evernote, you’ve got everything tagged, categorized, accessible and ready to share. I like the idea, but in practice found it cumbersome. In short, producing from-the-hip snapshots with a basic photography app is significantly faster. Evernote is a great storage solution, but it’s a poor camera.

iOS 7 Beta 5 Changes: Here’s What’s New

Apple is continuously rolling out new beta iterations of their newest mobile operating system, iOS 7. Up to Beta 5 now, iOS 7 is really starting to feel which could be presented to consumers without too much fuss. Animations and usability are smooth, with little lag or bugs, indicating that we hopefully shouldn’t be seeing too many more beta releases.

Most of the changes included in iOS 7 beta 5 – as they should be in a fifth-stage release – are relatively small changes designed to improve user experience within the operating system as opposed to altering anything too drastic feature-wise.


Twitter iOS app adds new authentication feature, gallery and list support

Twitter iOS app adds gallery support and list managementA major update to the Twitter app for iOS devices was released today, bringing with it added support for features that desktop Twitter users are already familiar with as well as a new account security setting.

Chief among the new features is the option to add a two-factor login verification system to ensure your account isn’t used without your permission. The extra layer of authentication requires you to have your iPhone with you whenever you log in to Twitter by sending a push notification with a special code to unlock your account.

The update also adds the ability to view photos in a gallery format both from specific users and through the photo search function. Lists have also finally made their way to the app, allowing you to create and edit lists of users.

Firefox 23 For Windows, Mac, Linux And Android Now Available

In its efforts to remain relevant in light of Google Chrome’s emergence over the past couple of years, Mozilla has continued to pump out the updates to its famed Firefox browser. Today brings another fleet of new features and improvements to the major desktop platforms as well as Android, capped off with an ever-so-slight alteration to the logo. Details after the break.

The desktop versions offer a new filter system that helps stop insecure content from any kind of unwanted threat. Although your HTTPS websites are secure as such, they often include non-secure content, but the filter in place will now mean that such content cannot be compromised.

Firefox 23

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