iOS 5 News

Facial Recognition APIs Discovered In iOS 5

Posted on 26/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

It seems we’re learning more and more about iOS 5 all the time – yesterday we reported on a likely artificial intelligence-powered “Assistant” function in iOS 5, and now a new report claims that facial recognition APIs were recently discovered in iOS 5 beta.


Apple Seeds iOS 5 Beta 4 To Developers

Posted on 22/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has just seeded the newest beta of iOS 5 to its developers, iOS 5 beta 4. Apple is clearly working very hard to prepare for the prime-time release of iOS 5, and the new beta can now be downloaded over the air, and it even works over 3G!


iOS 5 Will Finally Bring Custom Text Message Alert Sounds

Posted on 13/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

While iOS has always supported the use of various ringtones for different callers, it has not supported ability to use a tone of your choosing to notify you of a text message – until now, that is! Data found in iOS 5 Beta 3 shows that iOS 5 might finally bring us this ability.


iOS 5 Beta 3 Features New Gesture Controls That Replace Buttons

Posted on 12/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

iOS 5 beta 3 has brought a new option in the Accessibility settings of iOS 5 beta 3. The new feature sets up a floating access panel that lets you access many hardware controls, like screen orientation, volume up and down, and the physical home button via a software touch panel.


Apple TV Could Gain Bluetooth Keyboard Support In iOS 5

Posted on 12/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a recent report, iOS 5 might bring bluetooth keyboard support to the Apple TV, as revealed by some code snippets found in iOS 5 beta 3. Could this mean that app support is right around the corner?


iOS 5 Beta 3 Now Released

Posted on 11/07/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Apple has just unleashed Beta 3 of iOS 5. I’m busy backing up and updating my iPhone to install the latest beta release but if you notice any new additions, please drop us a comment.


Facebook Expected To Announce iPad App & HTML5 iOS 5 Platform

Posted on 06/07/2011 by Cormac Moylan

More and more details are emerging about Facebook’s next BIG thing. It is expected that Facebook will tomorrow announce Skype integration within Facebook for video chatting between friends. But Facebook is also said to be announcing something else that they describe as “awesome”.


Introducing Reader In iOS 5

Posted on 19/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Apple are on a quest to bridge your browsing experience between your Mac & iDevice. One such attempt is the inclusion of Reader in Mobile Safari. We take a look at this new feature and talk about how it will greatly improve your reading experience on your iPad but more so on your iPhone.


Customizable Vibration Patterns Coming In iOS 5

Posted on 15/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan

First we had customizable ringtones, now we have customizable vibration alerts. Technology has come a long way! While custom vibration alerts may not be as sexy as notifications, camera swipe, iMessage, or PC Free, it is an interesting development nonetheless.


How-To: Downgrade From iOS 5 Beta To iOS 4.3.3

Posted on 14/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

With all of the fun and adventure surrounding beta software, many people flocked to install the iOS 5 beta on their devices. Some of those people now regret their decision, and Apple claims it’s impossible to downgrade. It turns out that it’s possible to downgrade, and we provide a tutorial below.


iOS 5 Will Let You Snap Pictures Using Your iPhone’s Headset!

Posted on 13/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

While Apple has already announced (in the WWDC 2011 keynote) that you’ll be able to use your iPhone’s volume up button as a shutter in iOS 5, we’ve received a report that its also possible to use the volume up button on your Apple headset to do the same!