All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘iOS 5’

iOS 6 Satisfaction Down Compared to iOS 5

A new study today shows that iPhone users aren’t as satisfied with iOS 6 as they were with iOS 5. TechCrunch is reporting that mobile research firm On Device has released the results of a survey showing that iPhone customers’ device satisfaction has actually gone down a slight amount with the release of iOS 6. The survey polled 16,000 iPhone …

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Apple Newsstand Brings in $70K Daily

A recent study by research firm Distimo has shown that the top 100 publications in Apple’s iOS Newsstand bring in about $70,000 per day. Newsstand was released last October as a new feature for Apple’s iOS 5. It allows users to buy digital versions of newspapers and magazines which are optimized for iPad, and iPhone/iPod, to a lesser extent. The …

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iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Jailbreak Gets A Million Downloads In 24 Hours

Last week we brought you news that Absinthe, the long-awaited jailbreak for A5-powered iOS 5 devices – iPhone 4S and iPad 2 – was finally available from Greenpois0n. The rush to download the new jailbreak was so great, in fact, that the Greenpois0n site was down for much of the day, and users had difficulty downloading the Absinthe. Moreover, those …

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iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Absinthe Jailbreak Finally Released

The long-awaited jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, dubbed Absinthe, has finally been released today. Jailbreak developer Joshua Hill posted the following on his Twitter profile less than an hour ago: @p0sixninjaJoshua HillOSX version of A5 jailbreak posted on http://t.co/i9c8VjbD 57 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto The jailbreak is currently available only for Mac users, though Hill …

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iPhone 4S Jailbreak Almost Ready For Prime Time

We have previously reported that a jailbreak solution for Apple’s iPhone 4S and iPad 2 was on its way soon. Noted jailbreak developer pod2g posted last week that an untethered jailbreak of iOS devices running on Apple’s A5 processor (the iPhone 4S and iPad 2) would be ready in “a matter of days.” Though it seems that those days aren’t …

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iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Jailbreak Imminent

The jailbreak community has been waiting a long time for developers to crack iOS 5 on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. While an untethered jailbreak has been avialable for awhile now on older devices, the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 have proven tough nuts to crack. Both devices run on Apple’s A5 processor, which has presented jailbreak developers like …

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Scribbles for Gmail Just In Time for the Holidays

Do you want to personalize those Christmas emails you’re sending out to family and friends? Maybe add something that gives it a more Christmas-y feel? If so, and if you’re sending your Gmail mailings from a mobile device, Google has introduced Scribble for Gmail just in time. The Scribbles feature is available in iOS Gmail app, or if a user …

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iOS5 Tip: How To Take Photos With Your iPhone Using Earbuds

Any photographer will tell you that a cable release is a great tool to have. It allows you to take a photo without laying a finger on your camera. Now, anyone with an iPhone, sporting iOS 5, has that same capability… all you need is some earbuds. Earbuds you say? You read that correctly. Basically you just need to plug …

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iOS 5.0.1 Released To Users, Promises To Solve Battery Life Issues

Apple has just released their first update to iOS 5 to users, and it promises to, among other things, fix the bugs that were causing rapid battery suck for some iPhone 4S owners. Earlier this month, Apple finally acknowledged that there was a problem with the battery life of the iPhone 4S, after users had been complaining about the issue …

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Apple Acknowledges iPhone 4S Battery Problem, Tries Fix With iOS 5.0.1

Although the iPhone 4S’ debut weekend smashed sales records and the phone continues to do very well, that doesn’t mean that everything is perfect in iPhone land. One of the biggest issues plaguing the new device is the battery suck that is affecting a large number of users. The Apple forums and social media channels have been flooded with complaints …

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Can Twitter Beat Facebook and Google+?

As you might imagine, there’s been a lot of talk about social networks at the Web 2.0 Summit, and particularly the escalating three-way battle among Facebook, Google and Twitter. While Google and Facebook have had their fair share of announcements recently, Twitter just added some major firepower to its arsenal, courtesy of Apple. What do you think? Can Twitter win …

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iPhone 4S Launch Day: What Are Your Disappointments?

Remember when Apple held their big “Let’s Talk iPhone” event back on October 4th, and they didn’t announce the iPhone 5? Instead, we were handed the iPhone 4S, a phone with many internal improvements – but one that looked like the same damn phone many of us have had for the past year or so. Do you remember some of …

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iOS 5 Update Boosts Performance Of Your Apple Devices

If you had an experience anything like mine, the iOS 5 update was a complete pain in the ass. Not only did the process take hours but it failed halfway to completion and had to be restarted. All in all, it was truly an alcohol-requiring experience. And that’s if your update worked at all – as demonstrated by the people …

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iOS 5 Released (Officially): 200+ New Features

Two days before the official launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple has made the brand new iOS 5 available for download. According to Apple, there are over 200 new features in the new OS. The feature that seems to be getting the most buzz is the new notification center. This new feature organizes and houses all the notifications from your …

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Foursquare Joins The iOS 5 Release Party With “Radar”

Today, Apple released their highly-anticipated iOS 5 update. To a lesser degree of buzz, Foursquare released an update to their app, version 4.0. And it looks like Foursquare v4.0 is going to make good use of that iOS 5 update. With v4.0 comes Radar, a new feature that basically operates as location-based recommendations and notifications for your mobile device. Before …

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iOS 5 Releases Today, iCloud Already Live

Apple has made iCloud live at iCloud.com. It obviously requires an Apple ID to access, but you also must have the iOS 5 update as well. That has not been rolled out to all just yet, but it comes today. iCloud lets you store content in the cloud and access it across your various devices. It works with iPhone, iPad, …

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iTunes 10.5 Arrives Before iOS 5

Apple’s latest version of iTunes is now available to download for both Mac and Windows. 10.5 is notable in that it allows users to utilize the upcoming iCloud and iOS 5 features, both of which are dropping on Wednesday, October 12th. iTunes 10.5 brings you iTunes in the Cloud. The big draw about this is that once you download a …

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Beautiful Photos Taken With the iPhone 4S

During Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” media they finally unveiled their latest must have device, the iPhone 4S. It’s not quite the iPhone 5 that everyone was anticipating, but the 4S does bring some interesting advancements to the table. The talk of town might be Siri, your own virtual assistant that takes voice commands, but for my money the best part …

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iOS 5 Release Date: October 12 (Official)

iOS 5 will be released on October 12, Apple announced today at the iPhone event. It’s been expected any time this fall, but now we have a solid date, and it’s coming up. iOS 5 was announced months ago, and will come with lots of new features. Read all about it here. Of course a major feature of that is …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: Launch Will Be A “Game Changer”

When the new iPhone is finally unveiled at the just-announced “Let’s Talk iPhone” media event scheduled for October 4th, there’s no doubt that it will already have a massive amount of excitement and buzz surrounding it. People want the new iPhone. Those iPhone 4s and (god-forbid) iPhone 3Gs might as well be Motorola RAZRs sitting in people’s pockets. But how …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: “Assistant” Brings Precise Voice Control to iOS 5

With the release of of iPhone 5 just around the corner (if you believe all the rumors), folks are anxious to learn what new features will make it worth their money. With all that anticipation, the iPhone has got to bring something to the table to differentiate itself from the previous models of the phone – right? This latest rumor …

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Jack Dorsey to Twitter Developers: Tell Us What You Need

Twitter and its developer ecosystem have had a somewhat rocky relationship in recent months, particularly as Twitter has filled voids that were previously filled by third-parties by offering their own versions of things. Think mobile clients and photo uploading. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, hoping to send a strong message to the developer community, today posted a “note from @jack to …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: New Remote Diagnostic Tool

When the iPhone 5 hits sometime in the next couple of months (hopefully, if release date rumors are correct, and by the grace of Jobs), it will drop with iOS 5. The next major upgrade to Apple’s operating system has already been demoed, so we know some of the new features. Of the over 200 new user features, some of …

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iTunes Match Beta Becomes Available

Apple has sent iTunes developers an email titled “iTunes Match beta now available.” This is a feature of the upcoming iOS 5, announced at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in June. It lets you sync the music you didn’t purchase form iTunes. It upgrades songs to 256 kbps AAC DRM-free versions if it can match it to songs in its …

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Apple’s Most Thoughtful iOS Feature Ever?

When the iOS 5 update hits iPhones in Japan, it will include perhaps one of the more thoughtful and useful notification systems Apple’s ever included with their technology. Perhaps I’m just letting my surprise motivate the hyperbole, but the feature could save thousands of lives, and because of that, Apple should certainly be commended. Japanese iPhone owners who update to …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: September Release Date?

You’ve got to be kidding me… another iPhone 5 rumor? In the past Apple has released new iPhones during their summer Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), but sadly this year there was no such announcement. Artsy coffee drinkers were totally bummed out by this. A report from a Japanese website sets September 7th as the date of Apple’s next media event, …

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iPhone 5 Release Date in September … No, August … No, September

Update 08/19: There has been a whole lot of back and forth in this release date game. Since this article was originally written speculation has been all over the place. The latest at this point is that it will be early October, based on a Boy Genius Report AT&T source. A rumor is a rumor. That’s why it’s a rumor. …

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Loopt Sees iOS 5 Notifications As Huge for Daily Deals Space

Users of iOS devices are anticipating the release of iOS 5 later this year for a number of reasons. One of these reasons is the way it handles notifications. Rather than the screen takeover, notifications will be more subtle, appearing at the top of the screen, much like Android. Sam Altman, CEO and co-founder of Loopt, “strongly believes” that no …

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The Backdoor To iOS 5?

That was quick. While most of the Internet luxuriates in Apple’s revealing segment at the WWDC, at least one enterprising Apple user decided he didn’t want to wait for all the fun iOS 5 offers iP__ users. And so, he messed around until he found a way to install it. In other words, Mert Erdir already hacked Apple’s unreleased iDevice …

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