Faster hardware, improved battery life, a better camera—all good things, but all expected too. The real surprise in the iPhone 4S is Siri, the voice-activated technology that promises to revolutionize the way we communicate with mobile devices. If Siri rings a bell, you may have used the free Siri Assistant app (now gone from the App Store), which helped users find restaurants, movies, taxis, and more, nearly two years before Apple’s system-wide integration of the technology.
iOS 5 now has a nifty new feature that lets even the most amateur of photo editors turn their mediocre shots into photographic masterpieces. You can now touch up your photos on-the-go, right from the Photos application, and shoot, edit, and share your photos with ease, all without the use of other apps. (Unless, of course, you want to turn your photos into hipster-ific vintage photos. iOS can't really help you with that.)
Mail for iOS has become better, more streamlined, and even includes the ability to format text. Continuing our iOS 5 coverage, we’ll show you exactly how to use and take advantages of Mail's new features.
Haven’t had enough free apps from Apple for one day? Well saddle up and hit the App Store, partner -- there’s more gold to be found in them thar hills, with the promised Cards app arriving for the iPhone as well as a new universal iTunes Movie Trailers app for enjoying previews of Hollywood’s finest.
iOS 5 now has full Twitter integration, which may or may not become a time consuming bad habit. Regardless, iOS 5 lets you sign in to your Twitter account once and enable you to tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, or Maps. It'll also let you update your contacts with Twitter usernames and profile pictures. We’ll show you how easy it is to set up and use Twitter in iOS 5.
Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, iCal users have been begging for a simpler way to sync their to-do lists from iCal to their devices. It has been a little more than four years, but Apple has finally implemented a better system natively into iOS.
Reminders is an application that lets you see to-do items from iCal, Outlook, and it can even sync your lists with iCloud. To-do items can be set with due dates and even locations. Location-based reminders will send you an alert whenever you are near the destination that the item is associated with. Read on to find out how to use this helpful new app.
After installing iOS 5, you’ll notice that the entire push notification system has changed. Instead of only displaying one notification at a time, you are able to get multiple, unobtrusive notifications. We’ll walk you through the Notification Center and get you working with the new push notifications in no time.
If you own an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, this is no ordinary Wednesday. That’s because the overlords in Cupertino have blessed us with the release of iOS 5, the latest and greatest version of their mobile operating system which comes with more than 200 new features you’re sure to love.
iOS 5 ushers in a new “PC-free” era for Apple’s mobile devices, with Cupertino acknowledging that many owners are using their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without a computer. To aid such users, the company has also released a new AirPort Utility app for setting up and managing their AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule without a computer as well.