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Topic: iOS 6

Street test measures Siri comprehension at 83%, accuracy at 62%

06/29/2012, 08:06 am

While the convenience of Apple's Siri comes with searching by voice, a new test has found that Apple's personal assistant is not yet a reliable enough search engine to entirely replace text input with Google.

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iOS 6 beta for Apple TV allows customizable app icon layouts

06/27/2012, 11:06 am

Apple's latest beta of iOS 6 for the Apple TV allows users to customize and reorder the layout of application icons, just like on the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple launches new 'Podcasts' app for iPhone, iPad

06/26/2012, 01:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday launched a new first-party application in the iOS App Store called "Podcasts," devoted to discovering and downloading Internet content.

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Apple issues iOS 6 beta 2 to developers with keyboard fixes

06/25/2012, 01:06 pm

Apple on Monday issued its second beta of iOS 6 for developer testing, including a pair of fixes related to touchscreen keyboard performance.

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Apple's new iOS 6 Maps to feature built-in Yelp check-ins

06/25/2012, 09:06 am

Apple's newly redesigned Maps application in iOS 6 will feature built-in support for users to check in with the social service Yelp, according to a new report.

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Airline tech chief expects 2012 iPhone with NFC to dominate e-tickets

06/25/2012, 08:06 am

Apple's Passbook application in iOS 6 will likely be enhanced with digital wallet and ticketing services thanks to a near-field communications chip in the company's next-generation iPhone, according to an executive with an airline information technology company.

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Nokia woes expected to worsen as Lumia won't run Windows Phone 8

06/21/2012, 11:06 am

Nokia's current flagship phone, the Lumia 900, won't be upgradeable to Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 platform, leading some to expect Nokia's troubles will grow even more.

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China Mobile support likely to make Apple's next iPhone a 'true world phone'

06/21/2012, 09:06 am

Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to launch in October with support for China Mobile's proprietary 3G network, making it a "true world phone," according to a new report.

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GM's Chevy Spark, Sonic first with Siri Eyes Free for iPhone

06/20/2012, 04:06 pm

General Motors is the first car company to announce support for Apple's new "Eyes Free" mode for the iPhone, as the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will be among the first vehicles compatible with Siri.

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Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches this fall with e-wallet support

06/20/2012, 01:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off of Windows Phone 8, set to launch this fall alongside Windows 8 for PCs and the new Surface tablet, featuring e-wallet support with NFC chips, as well as support for high-definition screens.

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Apple planning to launch standalone podcast app in iOS 6

06/15/2012, 04:06 pm

Podcast will reportedly be broken out of the iTunes application for iOS and given their own standalone software, with the release of iOS 6 this fall.

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With iOS 6, Apple devices will receive national emergency alerts

06/15/2012, 03:06 pm

Apple devices running iOS 6 will be able to receive U.S. government alerts during an emergency or disaster, in compliance with a National Alerting Program.

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Baidu and Apple to share revenue from iPhone searches in China

06/14/2012, 09:06 am

The addition of Chinese search engine Baidu to iOS later this year will give Apple a cut of advertising revenue from the popular website.

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FaceTime over 3G with iOS 6 limited to iPhone 4S, iPad 3

06/13/2012, 12:06 pm

Another new feature coming in iOS 6 will be limited to devices running Apple's custom A5 chip or later, as FaceTime over 3G will only be capable on the iPhone 4S or third-generation iPad.

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Apple hands off transit directions to third-party apps in iOS 6 Maps

06/13/2012, 09:06 am

Rather than include transit and walking directions natively in the new Maps application in iOS 6, Apple will instead highlight third-party options available on the iOS App Store.

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App Store, iTunes & iBook stores redesigned & improved in iOS 6

06/12/2012, 04:06 pm

Apple's three digital storefronts will see significant changes with the launch of iOS 6, including new looks and new functionality for the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore.

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Nine auto makers partner with Apple for 'Eyes Free' Siri support

06/12/2012, 09:06 am

The launch of iOS 6 will bring greater automobile integration to the iPhone with "Eyes Free," a new feature that will allow a car to bring up Siri voice control.

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iOS 6 Maps turn-by-turn requires iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or later

06/12/2012, 09:06 am

When Apple launches iOS 6 this fall, iPhone 4 users won't be able to use turn-by-turn directions or Flyover in the new Maps application, as that functionality is limited to the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and third-generation iPad.

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Wall Street expects iOS 6 to increase Apple's smartphone market share

06/12/2012, 08:06 am

Apple's 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote was met positively by analyst on Wall Street, who expect this year's iOS 6 upgrade to further establish the iPhone as the leading device in the smartphone market.

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Apple taking aim at Chinese market with Mountain Lion, iOS 6

06/12/2012, 03:06 am

Apple actively promoted on Monday new Chinese-language features in both OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and iOS 6 that should help it ramp up sales in the world's most populous nation.

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