All items tagged with "iOS 5"

Apple To Release iOS 7 Beta 2 Today [Rumor]

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Apple is expected to seed its second iOS 7 beta to developers today, two weeks after it released the first during the Worldwide Developers Conference, according to carrier sources. The update it expected to fix bugs that were present in the first beta, and address things like performance and battery life. We may even see some more new features.

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Apple Follows Google Into Charting iOS Adoption Figures For Devs

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Apple has begun charting iOS adoption figures to help developers establish the percentage of users running different versions of iOS. Google has been doing the same thing for Android developers for some time, and Apple’s chart only highlights the massive difference in fragmentation between the two platforms.

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Apple Decrypts iPhones For The Police, But It Makes Them Wait [Report]

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The security features built into Apple’s iOS software are so good that the police are unable to gain access to defendant’s iPhones when they need to. Apple itself is able to bypass the security software and decrypt locked devices — and it do so when the police request it. But the company has so many requests that it has to add police to a lengthy waiting list.

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iCloud, Dropbox, And Amazon Rated Top Cloud Services In U.S.

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We don’t often think of Apple as a cloud services company because so much emphasis is placed on hardware, but for many consumers, Apple’s iCloud is their first experience using cloud storage.

Over this past fall, Strategy Analytics conducted a study on which cloud services are the most popular in the U.S. right now, and iCloud grabbed the top spot with 27% usage.

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As Apple Turns Its Back On Google, So Does Siri [Report]

As Apple Turns Its Back On Google, So Does Siri [Report]

As Apple slowly but surely turns its back on Google, Siri, its intelligent digital assistant, is doing the same. If you’d have asked Siri a question back in June, there’s a 60% chance the data it came back with would have been from Google. Ask it a question today, however, and that chance is reduced to just 30%. Not only has Apple given YouTube and Google Maps the boot, then, it’s shunning Google’s search data, too.

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Just In Time For Christmas, Apple Brings Gifting Back To The App Store

Just In Time For Christmas, Apple Brings Gifting Back To The App Store

When Apple rolled out a new App Store redesign with iOS 6, the Cupertino company removed the ability for customers to gift apps and games to their friends via email. Just in time for Christmas, that’s now back, making gift-giving for those getting new iOS devices a whole lot easier.

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Apple Cracking Down On Emoji Apps

Apple Cracking Down On Emoji Apps
Apple’s cracking down on apps that have no other purpose but offering emoji — that cute emoticon character set popular with some text messengers — and are kicking developer’s apps out of the App Store if they do nothing else. The reason? iOS 6 already does emoji.

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South Korea Wants Apple To Remove Japanese Names For Dokdo Islets From iOS 6 Maps

South Korea Wants Apple To Remove Japanese Names For Dokdo Islets From iOS 6 Maps

The Dokdo islets in iOS 6 Maps.

South Korea has asked Apple to remove the Japanese names of the Dokdo islets from its new Maps app in iOS 6. Both Asian countries claim ownership of Dokdo, which has long caused tensions between the two. In iOS 5, when Maps was powered by Google Maps, only the Korean name for the islets was used, and that’s how Korean officials want it to stay.

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Latest Redsn0w Jailbreak Brings Full iOS 6 Support With Official Cydia App To A4 Devices Only [Jailbreak]

Latest Redsn0w Jailbreak Brings Full iOS 6 Support With Official Cydia App To A4 Devices Only [Jailbreak]

The iPhone-Dev Team has updated its popular Redsn0w tool to offer full iOS 6 compatibility, including an official Cydia app. Until now, the iOS 6 jailbreak was strictly for developers, and so Cydia was not installed automatically when jailbreaking an iOS 6 device. Now it’s ready for the public.

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Give Your A4-Powered iOS Device iOS 6’s 3D Flyover And Turn-By-Turn [Jailbreak]

Give Your A4-Powered iOS Device iOS 6’s 3D Flyover And Turn-By-Turn [Jailbreak]

Want this on your iPhone 4? Now you can.

While Apple’s new Maps app has received a lot of criticism since its debut last month, it does offer a number of nifty features that weren’t available in iOS 5, including 3D Flyover and voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation. However, these are features that are only available on the latest devices, including the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, the new iPad, and the fifth-generation iPod touch.

At least that’s the case if you handset isn’t jailbroken. If it is, you can now get these features on A4-powered devices like the iPhone 4, and the fourth-generation iPod touch thanks to a new tweak called ‘Unlock iOS 6 Maps’.

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