There's plenty to love about iOS 9, but iPad users in particular will want to upgrade immediately, thanks to a bevy of new features outlined by senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi during WWDC 2015 — not the least of which is split-screen multitasking.
Looks like we've got a good handful of iPhone 6 and iOS 8 rumors cooking out there these days. No surprises to us. 'tis the season after all. As we move closer to WWDC, as we move closer to that traditional fall drop date, things start to percolate out there in the rumor mill world. So let's have a look at those and a few other tasty treats in this week's news roundup.
One of the few advantages to owning a tablet other than an iPad is the ability to view and work with two applications at once, but as 9to5Mac reports, unnamed sources suggest the Apple faithful may soon get to enjoy the feature as well.
Owners of Microsoft Windows systems are quite familiar with the dreaded "blue screen of death" (BSOD) on their PCs, but have you ever seen it on a smartphone? The swanky new iPhone 5s may be resurrecting that old menace.
I have a third-generation iPod touch (running iOS 3.3.1), and I recently updated the software to iOS 4.2.1. I can get all the new features: AirPrint, AirPlay, folders, and so on. The only thing I can’t get is multitasking. Is there something I can do to get this feature, or can I just not get it at all with the third-gen?
The dust has settled at Moscone West and the WWDC 2011 keynote is now only a memory. Apple CEO Steve Jobs and friends covered a lot of ground in only two hours, but like many keynotes before it, some of the more interesting possibilities are the ones that didn’t get talked about.
We haven’t even gotten our hands on iOS 4.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch yet (that’s coming next week, supposedly September 8) and already Apple has posted a page trumpeting the iOS 4.2 update for the iPad due in November.
Skype updated its iPhone application today to enable push notifications for incoming calls, notifications for incoming chat messages, and multitasking for iOS 4. With multitasking, you can keep your VoIP call going while you close the application to navigate through your device--even over 3G. There's also an announcement that may shock some Skype users.
In the latest Stevemail, Jobs wants iPhone users to be less concerned about the multitasking features and just learn to love them. MacDaily is reporting that in a latest email to a MacDailyNews reader inquiry, Jobs simply replied, "People shouldn't have to understand multitasking. Just use is [sic] as designed, and you'll be happy. No need to ever quit apps."
Hey! You've got your turn-by-turn navigation in my phone call! Wait, your phone call's in my turn-by-turn navigation!
With iOS set to make the scene with consumers everywhere early next week, it was bound to happen sooner or later: Videos and reveals of Apps running in the background on an iPhone have started cropping up to draw consumers in with their new-fangled feature allure.
In this case, ze German GPS device and App developer Navigon reveals the turn-by-turn navigation and multi-tasking goodness iOS users can look forward to when running their the latest update of their GPS navigation application on an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4.