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    iOS 6 Maps was "the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever", that is when you only looked at it on paper; once you started to actually use the offering it quickly became obvious that the service didn't deliver, by far in some regions, the experience advertised (and expected). Tim Cook officially apologized for falling short on “delivering the best experience possible" to customers with iOS 6 Maps; Apple went as far as to recommend competing solutions until its own offering became better (competitive). After the acknowledgement the description of Maps has also been changed on ...

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    Skype just got better if you run it on your Apple iPhone or iPad. The latest version which has just recently been made public brings a set of new features, alongside the usual bugfixes and performance improvements. The ability to send and receive photos is now there on your iOS-powered device alongside an updated privacy setting. The changelog also includes fixed bug related to Bluetooth and calls, minor visual improvements across the app as well as other minor bug fixes. Follow the source links below to grab the program or just consult your App Store application on your Apple phone or ...

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    Those running the third beta of iOS 6 noticed that Apple will make it easier to update applications and install free ones by removing an extra step necessary in the current iteration of the platform. Passwords will no longer be required for installation of free applications. The user will also no longer be required to enter their iTunes password when updating an application already installed, regardless if it is free or purchased/commercial. Currently the system is asking you for authentication but in iOS 6, whenever tapping a free product in the AppStore in order to install it, the button ...

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    Some surprising pictures of a very, very early iPad prototype design surfaced yesterday, showing the first steps Apple took towards bringing the tablet to life. What the company came up with has the general look of the iPad that eventually arrived, but appears fantastically thick - far beyond what any of us would consider reasonable for a portable device. If you were hoping to get a better look at the prototype, or just more of a sense of how thick it really was in comparison to the finished product, you're in luck, as some new imagery of the tablet has arrived. This new set of prototype ...

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    Those who chose Google+ over other offerings for their main social networking solution that are owners of an Apple tablet didn't have a dedicated Google+ client up until now but Mountain View finally released one, as promised at Google I/O. Aside from the good looks, the Google+ application for the iPad brings some tablet-only functionality, like the ability to pinch and expand posts in your stream to add your comments, use two fingers to drag a post from your stream to easily re-share it and start a Hangout from your iPad and stream it to your TV using AirPlay. Make sure to follow the ...

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    There are quite a lot of people who like to combine the best of both worlds and using Gmail on your iOS-powered device, let it be iPhone or iPad, is just one example. However, the Gmail app for iOS is lacking functionality compared to the Android flavor but there's an update available in the App Store that tries to close the gap. Probably the most important addition is Notification Center support with options for banners, alerts and lock screen notifications. You no longer have to open the application to check for e-mails, you can finally be notified if you have one right on your lock ...

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    There's a lot to celebrate about iOS 6. Brandon's recent editorial highlights the top 5 features we found most interesting, but after testing the first beta just a couple of days later, not everything has been fun and games. I could certainly add a ton of additional reasons why I consider that the OS matters, but today, it's time to talk about the five reasons why I'm disappointed. Let’s start this list with a disclaimer though. There's nothing in these five disappointments that considers iOS either superior or inferior to other platforms. There's no such thing as a perfect operating ...

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    One of the exciting features brought by iCloud and iOS 5 last year were the Photo Stream which instantly uploaded (if on WiFI) images snapped on one device -- like the iPhone -- and made them available on another device -- like a tablet or a computer. Dropbox for Android was already able to upload camera pictures to your account but now, with the same functionality coming to iOS, Photo Stream is getting some steam. You can enable or disable the automatic upload of camera shots as well as toggle whether you want to use WiFi, data, or both. Images uploaded will be available on the web as ...

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    iOS 6 is what I'd consider to be a mixed bag. There are a lot of reasons why it matters, but none of these include the word "ground breaking". Apple has answered some of our requests with features like turn-by-turn navigation, or simple things like a "do not disturb" button for notifications, but almost every one of these features is just a catch-up to what others have already offered for years. Usually, if you're late to the game, people don't really mind if you figure out a way to do it better, but I sadly can't say that about iOS 6. Surely this is still a beta, and there are tons of ...

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    One of the top five Apple iOS 6 features is the new and improved Maps, which contains a neat little feature called Flyover. The company is no longer using Google as the main source of placing you on the map and has turned to another company to deliver cartography for basic mapping and turn-by-turn solution. According to TomTom, the company "has signed a global agreement with Apple for maps and related information". No further details have been made public but this will probably change (or not) once iOS 6 is ready for the public. For now, it is worth noting -- in case you were wondering ...

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    Together with all the Mac and iOS news from yesterday's WWDC 2012 Apple event (day one), the company has also (silently) released an iPad Smart Case which should offer added protection for the Apple tablet. Smart covers only protect the screen of the device but the new Smart Case also offers protection for the aluminum back of the tablet. It goes for $49.00 and it's available in six colors; the material is polyurethane and is compatible with the iPad 2 as well as with the New iPad. Functionality-wise it will do the same thing as the Smart Cover, which means it will wake the device up and ...

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    We've heard reports of some major progress towards the development of an untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak over the course of the last several weeks. From the early announcement of a few exploits, to later work on fleshing-out the tool's compatibility with more and more iOS devices, things have been moving forward at a brisk pace. Back at the start of last week, we heard via pod2g that the Chronic Dev Team just might have something to show us during this week's Hack In The Box conference. Sure enough, GreenPois0n Absinthe 2.0 has just been released, supporting jailbreak on a wide range of ...

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    Those who prefer Android and who also use the Amazon Appstore are familiar with the giant's free "app of the day" offering where they give away paid applications for free every day. It looks like those who prefer Apple's products will also benefit from something similar, or at least that's what we think (hope) after seeing one of App Store's tweets. The tweet itself is pretty self explanatory and even uses the #FreeAppoftheWeek hashtag. Cut the Rope: Experiments seems to be given away for free as part of the program and there's also a huge "App of the Week" banner on the iTunes pages for ...

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    Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero was appointed to oversee settlement talks between Apple and Samsung -- ordered by Judge Lucy Koh from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California -- over the course of two days on Monday and Tuesday, May 21 and 22. This might come as no surprise to you but the two giants have not reached an agreement, according to reports. Samsung's CEO Choi Gee-sung and Head of the firm’s Mobile Division, Shin Jong-kyun, were present at the meeting on behalf of the South Korean manufacturer and Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, represented the ...

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    iOS is not perfect. Those who blindly defend it are either new to the smartphone market or simply want to troll their way around reality. After we've talked about the things that frustrate some of us about Windows Phone and Android, it's time to talk about Cupertino's favorite baby. I come from a time when Multi-tasking wasn't considered a feature, since it didn't even make sense to release an OS that didn't offer a way to work around apps. I'm not sure how Apple was able to sell so many iPhones and iPads when they couldn't do this, but I stayed away from them until they figured that out. ...

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