Apple seeds iOS 5.1 beta 2 to developers

Apple seeds iOS 5.1 beta 2 to developers

Apple has just made iOS 5.1 beta 2 available to developers. No word yet on what changes, if any are included, but a beta 2 means we're still waiting on a GM, and then waiting some more on a public release, so we wouldn't go expecting this to go wide for a while still.

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Anyone notices anything special, let us know.


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Apple seeds iOS 5.1 beta 2 to developers


Able to delete photos from photo stream right on the device now. Will also be deleted on your other devices.

Glad to here it, the one thing which made me want Skydrive to come to iPhone as an app was b/c of that. :)

Review by Gadgester for Rating: I have the Sony e-book eioitdn of this title, which has the same content as this paperback eioitdn.This book, now in its 5th eioitdn (published June 2009), is probably the best book that covers the basics of using an iPod (classic, nano and shuffle), iPod touch, iPhone 3G, and the iTunes software. It's by no means an advanced user's guide, so if you're looking for expert tips and hacks, this is not it. Indeed, it doesn't even tell you much about the sound-quality options in iTunes and on iPod and iPhone; it just scratches the surface, that's it.That said, if you're a novice to the iPod/iPhone/iTunes dynasty, this book will help you aplenty. Contrary to what Apple's marketing tells us or what its collaborators in the unbiased mass media would like us to believe, iPod, iPhone and iTunes are actually quite difficult to use, with many features hidden in places you don't expect to find them. That's why there're so many iPod and iPhone books on the market.This book succeeds in being a beginner's guide because it's easy to understand and covers areas where a beginner usually stumbles, from understanding the iPod or iPhone's controls to using iTunes to organize one's music. You'll find plenty of screenshots to help you along, and both PC and Mac versions of iTunes are covered. The index is pretty good, making the book a good basic reference on various topics related to the iPod, iPhone, iTunes empire.So, if you need a book to help you get to the many features of iPod or iPhone and iTunes, this book is your best bet. But if you want in-depth coverage of these products, you'll have to look elsewhere or wait, as I have not found a single book that covers the many advanced features (e.g., real interaction between sound check and volume adjustment and EQ) and many bugs and annoyances of the iPod and iTunes.

Thanks for the tip, I was reluctant to try it as I didn't see why it would work, but if it does, I'll do it. Thanks again.

Thanks for the tip, but I tried that as well as restoring to 5.0.1 with no backup and the battery life is still poor. So I'm testing 5.1 on my iPod and giving hope for the GM of 5.1.

I really hope this update, when available, improves battery life. My battery life isn't horrible, but it's not great either. I keep WiFi and Location Services OFF most of the time so I can get through my day. Granted, I am a heavy user, but.....

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