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| June 11, 2013
Apple Adds An Impressive Level Feature To The iOS 7 Compass App
One further change made in iOS 7 concerns the Compass app. Particularly, while the application benefits from a new minimalist design that's in keeping with the operating system's application icons at-large, a useful level feature allows users to measure surface levels in a fun, easy way. As you can see in the above image, iOS 7 will use an iDevice's accelerometer to detect how many degrees off one's surface is. This is displayed in a white font against a black screen. Once, however, your iDevice is on a flat, level surface, the screen turns green and the Compass app will read "zero degrees." For further information on iOS 7, be sure to check out our hands-on video overview. Alternatively, for more of today's news, see: OS X Mavericks Expands On Dictation: Goes Offline, Offers Live Feedback, John McCain Got What He Wanted In iOS 7, And Thanks Apple For It, and Apple's All-New Maps Icon Is Relocated To Campus 2.