Posts tagged "iOS 6 beta"

Apple’s Maps Trade Transit Directions for Apps

Among the features found in Google Maps that Apple's own company-developed mapping solution replacing it lacks is a crucial one near-and-dear to city dwellers: transit directions. Instead, Apple is relying on developers to plug in that gaping hole lacking dynamic directions based around train, bus, and subway schedules. Could this be a front in the iOS 6 beta for bigger third-party app integration plans?

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iOS 6′s New Music Feature Everyone Will Be Talking About

It can be downright amusing to be apprised of Apple's attention to detail, which ranges from simplicity, usefulness, or absolute whimsical. A new feature found in the redesigned Music app in iOS 6 is just that: an amusing case of a real-world design touch transitioning into the modern digital world.

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Hack Enables 3D Maps on iPhone 4, Proves(?) It’s Not Too Old for the Future

As is standard fare for a new iOS release, Apple has omitted select features from the iPhone 4 version due to its seemingly more debilitated age, including a stand-out of iOS 6: 3D maps. Of course, that does not stop the hacking community from stepping in to save the day by bringing the future of mapping to the 4S's beloved ancestor in form of a hack that gets the feature working in much of its glory on an iPhone 4.

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Podcasts to Receive Its Own Dedicated App in iOS 6?

Following the redesign of the iTunes application in iOS 6, Apple appears to be doing some last-minute spring cleaning. Previously, users would have to navigate through the included iTunes app in order to browse and discover new selections. Then, that iOS device would be adorned with new video and audio podcasts in respective media apps. In iOS 6, Apple is planning to streamline the podcast experience and make it more mainstream by giving podcasts its own app.

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iOS 6 Mapping Data Partly Supplied by TomTom

The team at Apple designing the brand new Map app that will be replacing Google Maps in iOS 6 did not quite design the solution from the ground-up, they have partnered with TomTom in order to provide the practically worldwide mapping data as well as other "related information." This comes to light as TomTom has signed a global agreement with Apple, however the company will not elaborate further on specifics.

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iOS 6 Takes After a Windows Feature Apple Previously Mocked (Feat. a Classic Commercial)

With growing privacy concerns over applications taking advantage of the amount of data on a user’s iOS device, Apple has incorporated a new security prompts in the iOS 6 beta – an unoriginal and frankly bland ¬†implementation for the company since we’ve seen such a similar feature before. Apple went

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List of Cities Mapped in 3D in Current iOS 6 Beta

One of the most-pressing questions on my mind upon seeing 3D maps demonstrated in the iOS 6 beta was: Okay, this is great but exactly how far does this extend? Will this be a show-off, impractical feature for exploring select areas or has Apple perfected an algorithm that will allow

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iTunes Match Welcomes Streaming to Its Listening Options

One of the features sorely-missing in iTunes Match, Apple's $25/year service allowing users to match their own music library with each song's equivalent in iTunes, the first time around was an ability to stream music. With the iOS 6 beta, that changes as now users have the option to stream or download songs from iCloud.

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Things We Like: 4iThumbs

Ok, this could be interesting.

Given that people either love or hate the iPhone's virtual keyboard, the 4iThumbs accessory functions as a screen overlay that adds minuscule bumps on your iPhone display -- bumps that correspond to where the keys are when using the vertical keyboard.

You'll either love it or hate it, but the video is worth a gander.

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