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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Out of everybody that owns an iOS device, be it an iPhone or an iPad, how many do you think really knows how to use these capable devices to their fullest extent? Or even knows how to do much more than make a phone call and read email? I would
Scientists have developed a new way of deterring theft of a device using barely audible sounds to determine someone's "coustic fingerprint", reports news.com.au. The process involves playing a barely audible sound through an earphone. This sound actually stimulates the hair cells in one's ear into reproducing their own unique sound that can identify the user.