Apple's first big iOS 6 update is one step closer to a public release.
Today the company quietly released the third beta version of iOS 6.1 to developers, another step on the way to sending it out as an update to the general public.
Today's update, which includes "bug fixes and other improvements," comes 21 days after the last beta.
All three beta versions, made available to developers for testing ahead of a public release, have been light on major new additions to the software. Apple typically saves such additions for major releases, but has … Read more
Perhaps I'm slow, but just I noticed that all of my Facebook friends are now littered throughout my iPhone's contacts list. This change is a result of iOS 6's tighter integration with Facebook, so I've been living with it for a few months now. (In my defense, allow me to state that for most calls, I use the Favorites list, where Facebook contacts don't show up instead of the All Contacts list, where they do.)
If you have been living with a contacts list inundated with hundreds of Facebook friends, there is an easy fix. … Read more
iPhone users scratching their heads over how to use Apple's Passbook app will get a little more help as part of an upcoming software update.
iOS 6.1 adds an updated explanatory note to the digital-wallet app, which comes pre-installed on new iPhones and iPod Touch devices. Apple delivered a second beta testing version of the OS version to developers this morning.
Instead of kicking users out to the App Store to go find applications that offer Passbook integration, Apple now puts information about the feature inside a card that sticks around even after you've started using the … Read more
iOS 6.0.1 users can now jailbreak their devices, but there are some bumps in the road.
However, not everyone can take advantage of the effort at this point.
The jailbreak works only on iOS devices powered by an A4 chip or lower. People who own the iPhone 5, the newest iPads, or the latest iPod Touch are out of luck. The jailbreak takes advantage of the Limera1n exploit, which can't handle the … Read more
Alongside its public release of iOS 6.0.1 earlier today, Apple doled out a beta version of to developers as well.
Before you get too excited, the software so far appears to be light on new, user-facing features. Instead, one of the key improvements is new back-end technology that will let developers better use the company's homegrown maps inside their own applications.
To provide a frame of reference, it took Apple about four months to release iOS 5.1 after it released iOS 5.0.1. That update brought a reworked camera application on the … Read more
Apple just released the first update to iOS 6, set to fix a few bugs and improve performance. iOS 6.0.1 is available through the usual methods, over-the-air (OTA) or iTunes. But, if you use an iPhone 5, you will be presented with the screen above when you attempt to update using the OTA method.
To begin the process, launch the Settings app, tap on General, and then Software Update. Once you do that, you'll see the above message. Tap on Learn More to begin the process of fixing a bug that prevents your iPhone 5 from updating … Read more
Next week, Google is expected to unveil an update to the Nexus 7, an LG Nexus phone, a high-end new tablet, and Android Jelly Bean, but there's a rumor going around that Google has another trick up its sleeve.
What if we told you it was going to make a decidedly "low-end" Nexus tablet for $100 less than the Nexus 7 -- meaning $230 cheaper than the iPad Mini? You'd get your credit card out, right? Or scrounge around for enough change in your couch cushions?
Well, watch the show to see why you might want … Read more
iOS 6 has been out for just over a month and is already installed on more than 200 million iOS devices across the globe. With such a big user base in such a short amount of time, hopefully we will begin to see an increase in the amount of companies integrating Passbook into their product offerings.
We have already discussed Valpak passes, Starbucks integration, adding random gift cards and even how to create passes for Passbook. All of which were equally useful. And now we can add 20 more big-box retailers to the list, as Coupons.com has rolled out … Read more
As is to be expected, Apple's cooking up a minor update for iOS 6 to fix a handful of issues that cropped up in the initial public release in September.
Boy Genius Report says iOS 6.0.1 is currently undergoing testing with a number of carrier partners, with a planned release in the "coming weeks." Following that, the blog says Apple's working on iOS 6.1, which it confusingly claims will be ready to go in time for the iPad Mini's rumored release early next month.
Among the reported bug fixes in iOS 6.… Read more