Apple's iOS could get a makeover
Apple's iOS could get a makeover
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Apple's iOS could get a makeover

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Is it time for Apple to give iOS a makeover? I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET Update. There's been much buzz about how the next-time phone will have a completely new look for the design of the operating system and the icons. The word is, is that Apple doesn't want applications to mimic the look of real-life items. For example, the Note's app. It looks like a yellow wiggle notepad with ripped pages and the blog 9to5Mac is reporting that the new iPhone interface will be simpler and flatter without so many textures, and the apps will lose their shiny look. It's expected that Apple will show off this new look with iOS 7 on June 10th at its Developer's Conference, so we'll have to wait and see. And if you're in the market for a Smartphone, now is the good time to shop. Best Buy is taking $50 off iPhones and the Samsung Galaxy S3 starting May 26th and a few other Android phones are also going on sale. Ever since the Xbox One was unveiled, everyone has been getting pretty worked up about what Microsoft is gonna do about used games. Microsoft says, you'll be able to play a used game, but if the game was already played once on someone else's account, you may have to pay a fee to activate it-- what? Microsoft is keeping quiet about the details and we don't know what this fee would be or even how it might work. But the latest report from gaming new site McB, says that Microsoft and gaming publishers are creating a system so they get a piece of the sale of used games. If this is complicated, this could destroy GameFly, the video game rental service. And take a bite of getting a good discounted GameStop. Sony might also change how it handles used games with the new PlayStation 4, but we have to wait until the E3 Conference to know more, which just so happens to be the same day that Apple has its presentation on June 10th. If you're an AT&T wireless customer, you'll notice this month your bill went up 61 cents. AT&T added a new 61-cent monthly admin fee for all contract wireless customers and although that seems small for the individual, the Wall Street general reports, this will help AT&T bringing more than half a million dollars. AT&T says, this fee is similar to what other carriers charge and that it'll help cover maintenance expenses. Digg announced that its RSS reader will be called, Get This Dig Reader. And it'll be incorporated into the current Digg app. When Google Reader announced it will shut down July 1st. Digg says it was gonna step up and create a replacement service for people to pull in the feeds to their favorite sites. Digg Reader is expected to launch in June. That your tech news update, you could fine more details at cnet.com/update from our studios in New York. I'm Bridget Carey.

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