iOS 6 Borrowing Features From OS X Mountain Lion?


We’ve recently been hearing rumors about what to expect from iOS 6 with increasing regularity, and that trend shows no signs of slowing down now. The latest suggestions of what’s in store for us looks to the upcoming release of OS X Mountain Lion, and which OS X features might also find themselves coming to Apple’s mobile platform.

Notifications can be invaluable tools for keeping you up-to-date, but when you’re trying to stay focused on something, a never-ending influx of new notifications can become quite the distraction. In an effort to give you more control over things, iOS 6 will supposedly include the ability to activate a Do Not Disturb mode, suppressing these alerts until such time as you can give them the proper attention.

Another feature pulled from the OS X playbook, iCloud Tabs may be bringing iOS devices the ability to access open Safari tabs on OS X and other iOS devices. Instead of letting you full-on sync your browsing sessions, iCloud Tabs would supposedly just give you a list of all those tabs from your other devices and let you choose which to view on your current browser.

Finally, iOS 6 is rumored to get Mountain Lion’s Mail VIPs feature, which allows messages from a select group of contacts to appeared with a star next to them to capture your attention; depending on how many emails you find yourself weeding through on a daily basis, it sounds like this could have the potential to be pretty useful.

Source: 9to5Mac

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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