iPhone 7 release date

The iPhone 7 launch date is here, as Apple sent out a Save the Date for September 7 today. Here’s what that means for your next iPhone upgrade.

Want to know the iPhone 7 release date or all the incoming features? You’ve come to the right place. It could be a big change this year, as the iPhone 6S is slightly underwhelming because it doesn’t bring anything amazing aside from fancy new 3D Touch technology.

But Apple always goes bigger on the non-S variants (think about the big jumps the iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 brought) so we’re hoping for big changes both in and out.

 

iPhone 7 release date

Tim Cook will hold up the iPhone 7 and parade it around on stage on September 7. It’s now just one week away, and we already know the routine.

The not-coincidentally-timed launch date appeared in invites sent to TechRadar and other media outlets, saying, “See you on the 7th.” That doesn’t mean it’ll be in your own hands then, however.

The actual iPhone 7 release date is expected to be on the tail end of the next week, Friday September 16, with iPhone 7 pre-orders happening one week prior to that, Friday, September 9.

It’s no surprise that Apple is launching the new iPhone in September. It’s done so ever since the iPhone 5 (not counting March iPhone SE launch), and iOS 10 is due this autumn season, too.

Noto Font by Google

Noto is a font family designed to cover all the scripts encoded in the Unicode standard. It is designed with the goal of achieving visual harmony (e.g., compatible heights and stroke thicknesses) across multiple languages/scripts. Commissioned by Google, the font is licensed under the SIL Open Font License. Until September 2015, the fonts were under the Apache License 2.0.

Etymology

When text is rendered by a computer, sometimes there will be characters in the text that can not be displayed, because no font that supports them is available to the computer. When this occurs, small boxes are shown to represent the characters. In slang those small boxes have sometimes been called “tofu”. Noto as in no tofu, aims to remove tofu from the Web.

Unicode coverage

The font is still under development with plans of supporting all of Unicode 6.2 gradually. As of March 2015, 98 fonts were available for download, separated into script areas.

Noto’s matching symbols font, Noto Symbols, includes a large variety of symbols, including alchemical signs, dingbats, numbers and letters enclosed in circles for lists, playing cards, domino and mahjong tiles, chess piece icons, Greek, Byzantine and regular musical symbols and arrow symbols. Among mathematical symbols, it includes blackboard bold glyphs, mathematical sans-serif font modelled on Helvetica, Fraktur and script fonts, hexagram and Aegean numbers.

Characteristics

  • Color emojis from Noto Emoji Project.
  • Noto Sans and Noto Serif, which contain Latin, Greek and Cyrillic glyphs, are derived from Droid fonts.
  • Noto Sans CJK is a rebadged version of Source Han Sans, a typeface developed by Adobe and Google which contains Chinese characters, Hangul and Kana; Latin-script letters and numerals are taken from the Source Sans Pro font.
  • Noto Emoji Project provides color and black-and-white emoji fonts, the color version is used by Google’s Gmail web interface, Google Hangouts and Chrome OS.

 

WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” is coming

Version 4.6 of WordPress, named “Pepper” in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.6 help you to focus on the important things while feeling more at home.


Streamlined Updates

Don’t lose your place: stay on the same page while you update, install, and delete your plugins and themes.


Native Fonts

The WordPress dashboard now takes advantage of the fonts you already have, making it load faster and letting you feel more at home on whatever device you use.


Editor Improvements

Inline Link Checker

Ever accidentally made a link to https://wordpress.org/example.org? Now WordPress automatically checks to make sure you didn’t.

Content Recovery

As you type, WordPress saves your content to the browser. Recovering saved content is even easier with WordPress 4.6.


Under The Hood

Resource Hints

Resource hints help browsers decide which resources to fetch and preprocess. WordPress 4.6 adds them automatically for your styles and scripts making your site even faster.

Robust Requests

The HTTP API now leverages the Requests library, improving HTTP standard support and adding case-insensitive headers, parallel HTTP requests, and support for Internationalized Domain Names.

WP_Term_Query and WP_Post_Type

A new WP_Term_Query class adds flexibility to query term information while a newWP_Post_Type object makes interacting with post types more predictable.

Meta Registration API

The Meta Registration API has been expanded to support types, descriptions, and REST API visibility.

Translations On Demand

WordPress will install and use the newest language packs for your plugins and themes as soon as they’re available from WordPress.org’s community of translators.

JavaScript Library Updates

Masonry 3.3.2, imagesLoaded 3.2.0, MediaElement.js 2.22.0, TinyMCE 4.4.1, and Backbone.js 1.3.3 are bundled.

Customizer APIs for Setting Validation and Notifications

Settings now have an API for enforcing validation constraints. Likewise, customizer controls now support notifications, which are used to display validation errors instead of failing silently.

Multisite, now faster than ever

Cached and comprehensive site queries improve your network admin experience. The addition of WP_Site_Query and WP_Network_Query help craft advanced queries with less effort.

New Logitech Logo looks to the Futura

Logitech doesn’t do mice alone anymore. The Swiss company has in recent years expanded beyond peripherals into speakers, mobile accessories, tablet keyboards, and more.

The company long known for making the best mouse on the market, not to mention the best iPad keyboard and the best TV remote, is ditching the “tech” and calling itself simply Logi (pronounced “lodge-ee”). Gone too is the dated logo—teal, with something that may or may not have been a boomerang—in favor of a sleek, clean design that better reflects its diverse product line.