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Topic: iOS 6

Apple turns on App Store Genius recommendations for developers

09/03/2012, 08:09 pm

As the expected launch date for Apple's next-generation iPhone draws near, the company flipped the switch on App Store Genius recommendations and a Chomp-inspired tile layout for the iPhone in iOS 6 beta, further refining the app purchasing system ahead of its debut this fall.


Apple's iOS 6 3D Flyovers aim to be more helpful, less creepy than Google Street View

08/30/2012, 08:08 am

Apple is incorporating advanced 3D imaging to bring a variety of new features to iOS users, from building outlines to topographical terrain to fully rendered 3D models that not only replace Google's StreetView, but offer to provide 360 degree views across neighborhoods, behind buildings and even off roads.


Google Wallet functionality expanding to counter Apple's Passbook

08/29/2012, 08:08 am

Google has revealed plans to enhance its Wallet service with location-aware store cards, boarding passes and event tickets, much like the Passbook feature found in Apple's forthcoming iOS 6 iPhone update.


AT&T defends plan to block 3G FaceTime for non-Mobile Share customers

08/22/2012, 09:08 am

AT&T on Wednesday published a public letter defending its decision to block FaceTime calls over 3G for customers who have not switched to its new shared data plans, arguing that its policy is in compliance with the FCC's net neutrality rules, because AT&T does not offer its own competing preloaded video chat application.


Hacker discovers iPhone SMS spoofing issue, asks Apple to fix for iOS 6

08/17/2012, 11:08 am

An independent security researcher in the UK has publicized an iPhone SMS spoofing issue that he hopes Apple will address in iOS 6.


Apple's new iPhone and iOS 6 will wake you up to your favorite song

08/13/2012, 11:08 am

Among the more than 200 new features that Apple plans to incorporate into next month's release of iOS 6 will be an update to the software's alarm clock application that will have you stumbling out of bed in the morning to your favorite tune.


Apple's 'Wi-Fi Plus Cellular' option in iOS 6 to keep apps syncing when WiFi networks choke

08/09/2012, 11:08 am

If you've ever jumped onto a WiFi hotspot from your iPhone to grab a faster connection only to see it bog down and grind to a halt moments later, Apple feels your pain.


Square deal with Starbucks highlights Apple's push to deliver Passbook in iOS 6

08/08/2012, 02:08 pm

The partnership announced between Starbucks and credit card processing service Square underscores the potential demand for mobile device payments, lending some light into why Apple is promoting its new Passbook app as a key feature in iOS 6.


Apple removes YouTube app from iOS with beta 4 release of iOS 6 [u]

08/06/2012, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday afternoon released the 4th beta of iOS 6 to developers and in the process appears to have nixed the inclusion of the once-standard YouTube app in what appears to be an escalation of tensions between the company and rival Google.


New Google Earth 3D cities not as detailed as Apple iOS 6 Maps

07/26/2012, 07:07 pm

A side-by-side comparison of Google's newly-refreshed Google Earth for iOS appears to yield inferior results when compared to the beta version of Apple's upcoming iOS 6 Maps app.


Passbook "key" in iOS 6, but Apple won't detail its future strategy

07/24/2012, 08:07 pm

When asked whether Apple's new Passbook app for iOS 6 hints at the company's larger strategy for deploying a digital wallet infrastructure, chief executive Tim Cook described the new app as "a very key feature" but said he "wouldn't want to comment specifically on that point."


iOS 6 beta no longer requires Apple ID password for free apps

07/23/2012, 11:07 am

With the latest beta of iOS 6, users are no longer required to enter their Apple ID password when downloading free software from the App Store.


Filings detail Apple's plans to improve support for hearing impaired users

07/19/2012, 08:07 am

With this fall's launch of iOS 6 set to add support for new "Made for iPhone" hearing aids, a pair of new patent applications offer a glimpse of how Apple could even further benefit users who are hearing impaired.


iOS 6 beta 3 for Apple TV brings expanded AirPlay control

07/18/2012, 03:07 pm

The latest beta of iOS 6 makes the Apple TV set-top box beyond a device that simply receives media, allowing users to actively stream audio to external AirPlay-enabled speakers.


iOS 6 message prompts speculation carriers may charge for 3G FaceTime

07/17/2012, 01:07 pm

iPhone 4S users running the latest beta of iOS 6 have encountered an error message that has led to speculation that AT&T and other carriers could begin charging users to access FaceTime video chat over cellular data networks.


iPhone 3GS gains Shared Photo Streams, VIP Mail in iOS 6 Beta 3

07/17/2012, 10:07 am

Users of the iPhone 3GS, a handset first released by Apple in 2009, may have access to the new Shared Photo Streams and VIP Mail features after all, as support has been added in the third beta release of iOS 6.


Apple releases iOS 6 beta 3 with new settings for Maps

07/16/2012, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday supplied developers with the third beta of iOS 6, arriving three weeks after the previous beta build, adding new features like expanded settings for the Maps application..


Facebook SDK 3.0 beta released, helps developers prep for Apple's iOS 6

07/11/2012, 03:07 pm

Facebook on Wednesday released a beta version of its SDK 3.0 for iOS, calling it the biggest update the company has ever done, with support for Facebook integration in iOS 6.


Apple wins Passbook-like, NFC-driven 'iTravel' patent

07/10/2012, 10:07 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday officially awarded Apple ownership of its "iTravel" concept for e-ticketing with an NFC-equipped iPhone.


iOS 6 beta hints Apple Maps could come to Mac OS X

07/09/2012, 12:07 pm

Apple's new Maps in iOS may not be limited to the iPhone and iPad, as new evidence suggests the company could also bring its in-house mapping solution to the Mac.