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.