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Topic: iOS 5

Siri's reliance on Google cut in half with iOS 6

12/20/2012, 08:12 am

Tests with Apple's voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, have found that the service turns to Google for an answer in iOS 6 half as much as it did in iOS 5.

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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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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's new UDID-free tracking tool will increase user privacy

06/08/2012, 03:06 pm

In the coming weeks, Apple reportedly plans to detail a new tracking tool for mobile developers that will better protect the privacy of iOS users than the current system.

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Apple to release iOS 5.1 with expanded Siri language support

03/07/2012, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced that the iOS 5.1 software update will be available today for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, including expanded support for Siri in Japanese.

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Apple's 'iPad 3' rumored to have Siri, dual-core A5X chip, 1080p camera

02/21/2012, 11:02 am

A new report offers a picture claimed to be the front glass panel for Apple's next iPad, and also claims the third-generation device will feature Siri voice control, a dual-core "A5X" processor, and a 1080p camera with image stabilization.

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Game Center for Mountain Lion to offer cross-platform play between Mac, iOS

02/16/2012, 10:02 am

With the addition of Game Center to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac users will be able to play online competitively and cooperatively against gamers who have the same title for iOS.

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Apple releases Messages beta for Mac, replacing iChat and integrating with iOS

02/16/2012, 08:02 am

Though the new Mac Messages application with cross-platform support for iOS will be a major feature of the forthcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, users can get their hands on an early beta immediately.

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US NOAA ditches BlackBerry, chooses Apple's iPhone and iPad

02/09/2012, 02:02 pm

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the latest government organization to adopt Apple's iPhone and iPad after ditching Research in Motion's BlackBerry.

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iPhone vs. Android a tight race but iPad puts iOS 'way ahead' in mobile OS war

01/24/2012, 07:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook outlined his thoughts on the company's iOS device performance during Q1 2012 and sees iPhone sales momentum closing the gap with rival handsets running Google's Android platform, while iPad and iPod touch are in a league of their own.

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iOS 5.1 beta 3 hints Apple is planning deep Facebook integration

01/17/2012, 03:01 pm

Evidence that Apple is building system-wide iPhone and iPad integration with Facebook, like it already does with Twitter, has been found in the latest beta of iOS 5.1.

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iPhone 4S call audio issues to remain with new iOS 5.1 build

01/03/2012, 05:01 pm

Some iPhone 4S owners have been experiencing a sporadic yet persistent issue that mutes all audio when a user places a call, and new reports claim that Apple's upcoming iOS 5 build will leave the problem unsolved.

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Apple iOS 5 trounces Windows Phone browser in speed tests

01/02/2012, 08:01 pm

An unofficial benchmarking video shows Microsoft's native Windows Phone 7.5 Mango browser lags behind Apple's Safari for iOS in various speed tests, with the Nokia Lumia 800 testbed even being outperformed by an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.

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Inside Apple's 2011: iOS, Apps & iCloud

12/30/2011, 06:12 pm

This year, Apple hit a new milestone of 250 million iOS devices while shipping its fifth reference release of its mobile platform that now offers a library of half of a million apps that have seen 18 billion downloads, now automated via iCloud.

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App downloads up 83% on strong iPhone 4S sales

12/28/2011, 04:12 pm

iPhone app downloads in the U.S. during November saw an 83 percent rise from a year ago, while the aggregate volume of the Top 200 ranked free apps for Apple's handset grew to 5.65 million downloads per day.

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Apple explains iTunes Match with video, FAQ

12/26/2011, 09:12 pm

Apple has posted several resources, including an instructional video and answers to frequently asked questions, on its website to clarify its iTunes Match music service.

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Launch of Apple's Newsstand in iOS 5 accelerates magazine sales

12/23/2011, 08:12 am

The launch of Apple's Newsstand storefront and dedicated folder in iOS 5 has not only boosted, but also accelerated subscription rates for one prominent magazine.

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New iOS build meant to fix iPhone 4S SIM card issues

12/16/2011, 06:12 pm

Apple's recent update to iOS 5.0.1 may have been designed to deal with intermittent "No Service" and "No SIM Card Installed" iPhone 4S messages, is being pushed to iOS 5 users who haven't upgraded to the newest version.

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Samsung ramps up A5 production in Texas; iOS 5.0.1 tweak may aid Siri ports

12/16/2011, 02:12 am

Samsung began full-scale production of Apple's A5 processor at a new facility in Austin, Texas, this month, while hackers are claiming that Apple's recent tweaks to iOS 5.0.1 could open up legal ways to port the Siri voice assistant feature to other iOS devices.

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iPhone bug allows stolen phones to receive iMessages even after remote wipe

12/15/2011, 08:12 pm

Scattered reports have emerged that stolen iPhones continue to receive iMessages intended for their original owners even after changing numbers, resetting Apple ID passwords and remote wiping the handsets.

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