TechBits: iOS7 (06.12.13)

Apple is getting a lot of attention over iOS7. {}Most of it focuses on the look of the operating system, and a new music service. {}But iOS7 has a couple of features that are going under the radar.

AirDrop is a content sharing system that could go head to head with Near Field Communication services on other phones. {}It detect other users near you, and lets you easily share content with them. {}It needs no network or setup. {}Unlike NFC, the phone do not have to be within inches of one another.

Apple is also including a remote kill option. {}If your phone is stolen, it can be remotely de-activated. {}Phones are then difficult to re-activate. {}The system could make iPhones much less attractive to thieves.