Posts tagged with: iOS 6
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    The Nexus 4 launches, and a man in Pennsylvania does his best to keep Google's latest and greatest -and slipperiest- from sliding off tabletops. The Lumia 920 lands, and a man in Boston moves back into an old apartment called Windows Phone - but the place isn't the same as he left it. The Droid DNA launches, and all America is atwitter with talk of 1080p, nonremovable storage, and HTC making Sense out of Jelly Bean. And over in Romania, one man watches, waits, and wonders what all the fuss is about. That's about the shape of this week's installment of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, on the ...

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    Yesterday, about 24 hours ago, we reported that Nokia has released its -- now rebranded -- HERE maps for iOS, making it available for iPhone and iPad. Today, 24 hours later, the application is already the fourth application in the top free iPhone app list on iTunes, way above popular titles like Pandora, Spotify, Twitter, or even some Apple apps. After iOS 6 removed Google Maps from the system, users of the iPhone 5 -- as well as previous version of the iPhone and iPad that were updated to iOS 6 -- were left with Apple's own maps and some alternatives proposed by Apple itself after the ...

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    Thanksgiving is just around the corner and so is Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season. Apple is taking this opportunity to release two new ads for the iPhone 5, the first being a festive one -- with Thanksgiving, family, pictures and Shared Photo Streams -- while the second emphasizes on a feature which is present on most modern smartphones: in-call noise cancellation. The iPhone 5 is Apple's latest phone running iOS 6. While the hardware has been improved in every aspect, the outer design follows the same principles as the previous two models. This, coupled ...

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    The Here maps were announced by Nokia last week and we knew to expect an iOS iteration, among others. It appears that the application is now available in the iTunes App Store for both the iPhone and the iPad. When Apple's CEO Tim Cook apologized for the poor experience in iOS 6, he offered some alternatives available in the App Store until Apple's own mapping solutions become what they should have been. Here maps by Nokia is such an alternative mapping solution (now that Google Maps is no longer the default and a new iteration is yet to arrive) and, according to the description, it brings ...

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    Apple Stores are present in more and more countries and regions but you won't find this Apple store in your neighborhood or on the official list online. This is because Apple has apparently opened up a store within eBay, though there is no official confirmation of this report just yet as both eBay and the Cupertino-based manufacturer refrained from comments. It is called "Refurbished Outlet" and you can access it by following the source link below. The page allows you to purchase reconditioned Apple hardware and there are quite a lot of similarities between this page and Apple's ...

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    It's been almost a month since Apple introduced the iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad; the initial WiFi-only variants were selling rather well, according to Apple, which was quick to brag about three million units over the first weekend of sales (starting November 2), double the previous first weekend record of 1.5 million for the iPad in March. Those who ordered the Cellular models should get them soon (some elite few already got them) but if you didn't pre-order yours you can pick one up, either the iPad mini or the fourth generation iPad, from AT&T and Sprint. Both carriers ...

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    When iOS 6 first landed, we started hearing reports from some users of unexpected, wildly excessive data consumption. Since then, Apple's released iOS 6.0.1, which seems to set things right for many users, but just what was going wrong in the first place? The guys over at PRX Labs were curious, and after a little detective work, think they may have stumbled on to the cause. With the introduction of iOS 6, Apple seems to have made some big changes to the operation of the platform's Audio Playback framework. Apps use this system to stream and play audio, but some inefficiencies result in it ...

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    Just the other day, while exchanging some cool ideas with Michael Fisher, he told me about how awesome it would be if phones had flashes for front-facing cameras. I, of course, didn't necessarily like the idea (because you barely use it and it would crank up the costs) but said it would be nice if they turned the screen into a flash (like Photo Booth on Macs turns the screen bright white when you snap a picture). The latest version of Camera+ for the iPhone does exactly that, among other new things. When switching to the front facing camera and having the "flash" on, the screen will light ...

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    Turn-by-turn voice navigation is a feature in iOS 6 that was not available in all countries at launch. While Apple's own website still says the feature will arrive in Australia this month, it has already been turned on according to recent reports. The feature should have been available in October but according to ex-Apple-manager Scott Forstall, it just wasn't ready in time. If you live in Australia an you are running iOS 6 on your iPhone 5, 4S, and 4, you can now enjoy this feature. Apple is continuously working on improving the map experience in iOS after a rather bumpy start (where the ...

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    It was just yesterday that we've seen Microsoft release its Skype client, dubbed preview, for Windows Phone 8, and today the iOS variant receives a version bump. The old instance of the application was stretched on the higher resolution display of the iPhone 5 (with black bars on top and bottom) but this has been now fixed. Support for the iPhone 5 is the main feature included with the refresh. The current version, 4.1.2, also includes your ordinary sett of unnamed bug fixes. If you have the latest iPhone and you're a heavy Skype user make sure to check the source link below or your App ...

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    Apple kicked-off November with the release of not just iOS 6.0.1, but the first beta version of iOS 6.1 for its developer community. Now, less than two weeks later, Apple is follow that up with the second iOS 6.1 beta, going out to developers today. It may be a little while before we learn about just what's changed in this new beta, and find out about any new features Apple's been working on, but we're already hearing reports about some of what's new. There's a new design for the Passport card that explains just what the app can do, featuring one condensed block of text rather than a ...

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    Demand for the iPhone 5 has been high and initial figures indicated that Apple's latest smartphone is selling very well, with five million units over the first availability weekend -- and two million units in the first 24 hours of pre-orders. Foxconn, the company responsible for building the phones, has been struggling with quality issues in the beginnings which might have led to a slower production rate but now we're hearing that increased demand is also a problem for the Chinese assembler. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said that "it's not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of ...

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    You know the drill: another week, another overload of tech news for three geeky guys to talk about. On this exiciting episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, though, things are a little different: in addition to the usual news from the three big mobile platforms, Michael, Anton, and Joe discuss issues of major import for the industry in our broadcast's new preshow segment. Today's "Thought Thread" covers the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its impact on smartphones and tablets, as well as a little invention called CommBadge that has the potential to bring voice interface back into the ...

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    Following Apple's release of iOS 6 with its new, underwhelming Maps app, we spent a good deal of time talking about Google's role in all this, including the possibility for seeing it release a stand-alone Google Maps app for iOS. Those rumors have run the gamut from very likely to not at all. Today, a new report cites sources from within Google as suggesting that while such an app is well into development, Apple may not end up approving it for release in its App Store. Supposedly, Google could be ready to go with such an app before the end of the year. According to these Google insiders, ...

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    We've just seen Apple's new iOS 6.0.1 update arrive largely as a collection of bugfixes, especially those focusing on the iPhone 5. Beyond that news, we also learned that Apple was seeding the iOS 6.1 beta to its developer community. Details on just what would be new for iOS 6.1 have been sparse, and all we had to go on last week were claims of new map-related search abilities. Now, the full story on iOS 6.1 continues to get fleshed out, upon us hearing about new features like Siri helping you purchase movie tickets. Asking Siri to find you tickets to a film will pull up a list of upcoming ...

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