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Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 with 3G Network & AirPlay Fixes
by on May 7, 2012

This morning Apple released iOS 5.1.1 (build 9B206). The update is minor with a handful of small fixes for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Specifically for the iPad, the update fixes bugs with AirPlay playback and various bugs that may have prevented the new iPad from switching between 2G/3G networks.

The full release notes include:

– Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut 
– Addresses bugs … Read More

The Great Race of Tablet & Desktop Convergence
by on February 21, 2012

iOS 5.1, OS X Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Windows on ARM…what do all these things have in common? Well, from the outset, very little. Two of them are Apple creations, while the others are from Microsoft. Two of them pertain to tablets and mobile devices, while the other two are synonymous with desktop computing. All four are operating systems and all of them want your mindshare over the next several … Read More

Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1; Brings Multitasking Gestures to the iPad
by on November 10, 2011

Today Apple publicly released iOS 5.0.1, and along with this update comes multitasking gestures to the original iPad. iOS 5.0.1 will also address battery life issues that have plagued some users. It also addresses the iPad 2 SmartCover passcode bug as well.

iOS 5.0.1 is a ‘delta update’, meaning only what has changed will be required to download instead of the entire iOS. The update … Read More

iOS 5 iPad Update Released By Apple
by on October 12, 2011

This morning at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT, Apple finally released its much anticipated iOS 5 update. iPad users looking to update can plug into iTunes and update.

Right now Apple’s servers are being hammered with traffic, so many people are running into ‘error 3200’ messages. My advice is to try once or twice and if that doesn’t work, hold off. You might end up with a device stuck in a restore … Read More

Pro-Tips for the iOS 5 Launch
by on October 11, 2011

In spite of last week’s lackluster iPhone 4S announcement, there were a few glimmers of hope for us to cling on to until the iPad 3 announcement (TBD) – the most significant of which was the release date of iOS 5, iCloud and Cards.

All slated to release on Wednesday October 12th (that’s tomorrow for you), the new launches hail some significant leaps forward for iOS and the iPad. Here’s a … Read More

iOS 5 Features Spotlight – WiFi Sync
by on August 16, 2011

The countdown to iOS 5 continues, and I’m sure you’ve been looking forward to this one (hopefully). WiFi syncing has been one of the most highly anticipated features coming to iOS 5 and it’s little surprise. Of all the modern mobile operating systems, iOS is really the last one that requires the device to be tethered from setup to day-to-day use in order to make use of all its features … Read More

iOS 5 Features Spotlight – Doing the Splits
by on August 9, 2011

Another week, another iOS 5 feature! This time round, I decided to give the Split Keyboard a try.

Now, unlike other iOS features in the past few weeks, this one is very much iPad-centric and is meant to improve the iOS typing experience, especially those of us who live and breathe the thumb-typing lifestyle. Accessing it is easy. Whenever the keyboard appears on the screen, long-hold the keyboard button in … Read More

iOS 5 Features Spotlight – The GTDs
by on August 2, 2011

In our continuing series of feature spotlights to gear up for the iOS 5 launch, I’ll be focusing on two features requested by our readers last week, and both have to do with GTD or Getting Things Done. This week, it’s Reminders and the Calendar.

If you’re familiar with Microsoft Exchange (especially if you’re working in the enterprise) or Google Tasks, you’ll already be quite well-versed with both of these features. … Read More

iOS 5 Feature Spotlights – Native Photo Editing & OTA Updates
by on July 26, 2011

In this week’s iOS 5 feature spotlight, I’d like to talk briefly about two features that I finally got around to using this week – Native Photo Editing and OTA firmware updates. Both of them surprised me in unexpected ways, so let’s get started.

Native Photo Editing

In the (not too distant) past, we’ve always had to rely on third party apps to help us touch up the photos that we either … Read More

iOS 5 Spotlight – Reading List
by on July 19, 2011

With the imminent release of iOS 5 in the next few weeks, I wanted to take the time to go through some of the lesser known, but seemingly useful features of iOS 5 to get you all ready. Let’s get started this week with Safari’s Reading List.

The Reading List is somewhat of a mishmash of an RSS feed, Instapaper, and regular Safari bookmarks that acts as a quick notepad for … Read More