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iOS 6: A fresh coat of paint

iOS 6: A fresh coat of paint

A brief look at the history of Apple's mobile UI, and what hints it may hold for iOS 6 Sometimes you break out the sledge hammer. Sometimes you knock down the walls and rebuild from scratch. Palm did that. Microsoft did that. RIM is doing that. Other times you pick up a brush and slap a coat of...
iOS 6 rumored to debut Facebook integration

iOS 6 rumored to debut Facebook integration

Apple may be setting its status to "in a relationship with" Facebook, if new rumors pan out. Apparently iOS 6 will feature Facebook integration similar to what we've seen with Twitter in iOS 5, like being one of the default Share To options, but there's also the possibility that Facebook account...
iOS 6: Higher hanging fruit

iOS 6: Higher hanging fruit

Features and functionality from Android, BlackBerry, webOS, Windows Phone and more, still ripe for iOS 6 inspiration What will Apple bring to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 6? What will be the "tentpole" features to take Apple's mobile software into 2013? With WWDC 2012 coming in just...
Rumored details on iPhone 5 processor chip, GPU, other under-the-hood hardware

Rumored details on iPhone 5 processor chip, GPU, other under-the-hood hardware

Some details about the inner processor workings of the upcoming iPhone 5 have reached the rumor stage, including the next generation processor specs. We've already seen plenty of supposed leaks for the exterior hardware, but on the inside, 9to5Mac's Seth Weintraub says we can expect a Samsung...
iPhone & iPad Live 296: iOS 6 and Apple TV apps speculation

iPhone & iPad Live 296: iOS 6 and Apple TV apps speculation

Rene, Seth, and App Cubby's David Barnard start previewing WWDC 2012 and end up doing an deep dive in iOS 6 and how Apple could address app switching, inter-app communications, the Home screen, gestures, contact and social profiles, and more. And then talk Apple TV apps. This is iPhone &...
iOS 6 Maps app caught on blurry cropped cam, mocked-up

iOS 6 Maps app caught on blurry cropped cam, mocked-up

We had heard rumors that Apple would be bumping Google data from the Maps app in iOS 6, and a possible reason why, and now we've reached the next stage in the long road of rumors -- the blurry, highly cropped camera spy shot. BGR scored the pictures and, based on them and information they...
iOS 6: Is it time for Apple to revamp the multitasking fast app switcher?

iOS 6: Is it time for Apple to revamp the multitasking fast app switcher?

A look at the history of mobile multitasking and how Apple could implement better fast app switching in iOS 6 At Macworld 2007 Steve Jobs showed off mobile Safari's Page switching interface, but despite the operating system as a whole crying out for similar treatment, to this day Pages haven't...
iPhone & iPad Live 294: 7-inch iPad, 4-inch iPhone, iOS 6 Maps

iPhone & iPad Live 294: 7-inch iPad, 4-inch iPhone, iOS 6 Maps

Georgia, Seth, and Rene discuss all the latest Apple rumors, including the 7-inch iPad, 4-inch iPhone, iOS 6 Maps, and Apple wanting to hurt Google in the wallet. Also, free iPad games, Sparrow push, Chrome for iOS, and the pro stylus shootout! Brought to you by Audible. Please visit http://...
Jailbreak concepts Apple should implement in iOS 6

Jailbreak concepts Apple should implement in iOS 6

We're just under a month away from Apple's WWDC 2012 and with it, an expected preview of iOS 6. Last year, we had a list of features available through jailbreak that we wanted Apple to make mainstream in iOS 5. Apple listened, and we got everything from Notification Center to Wi-Fi sync. This...
iOS 6 reportedly code named Sundance, more rumors about Siri API, Siri for iPad, iTunes 11

iOS 6 reportedly code named Sundance, more rumors about Siri API, Siri for iPad, iTunes 11

iOS 6 is rumored to be code named Sundance, continuing Apple's tradition of naming iOS releases after ski resorts. This according to MG Siegler at TechCrunch. Siegler also triple confirms the newly updated Maps app is coming in iOS 6, though he thinks the hype surrounding how good it is might be...
Apple dropping Google backend from Maps app in iOS 6, replacing with in-house map data

Apple dropping Google backend from Maps app in iOS 6, replacing with in-house map data

iOS 6's built in Maps app will no longer call on Google Maps as its back end, but will instead host an Apple-made solution. Map's will retain a Street View-style option  and 3D building functionality thanks to their acquisition of C3 Technologies, with other mapping data coming from Placebase and...
iOS 6 wants: The opposite of widgets

iOS 6 wants: The opposite of widgets

Last week I ruminated out loud about whether or not Apple needs to redesign the iOS Home screen. We've continued to discuss it on the podcast and in the forums and I realized something: as much as it'd be nice to information from apps and make it glanceable on the Home Screen, it'd be even better...
Does the Home screen need updating in iOS 6? [Poll]

Does the Home screen need updating in iOS 6? [Poll]

Does the Home screen need updating in iOS 6?We'll keep this one short but sweet -- Does the Home screen need updating in iOS 6? Rene laid out a lot of the pros and cons in his iOS 6 Home screen article a couple of days ago, and we discussed it in depth on the iPhone & iPad Live podcast last...

iPhone & iPad Live 292: Yoga pantless

Georgia, Seth, and Rene discuss low Siri usage levels, whether iOS 6 needs a new Home screen, Notification Center do not disturb, Pandora vs Slacker vs Spotify shootout, Quasar, BIG JAMBOX, and the iPhone bra. This is iPhone & iPad Live! Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via...
OS X Mountain Lion gets Notification Center do-not-disturb -- Can we have that for iOS 6?

OS X Mountain Lion gets Notification Center do-not-disturb -- Can we have that for iOS 6?

Apple updated their OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion developer preview 8 distribution yesterday and with it came a new feature for Notification center -- do not disturb. It looks like a great feature and something that would be very much welcome not only in OS X, but in iOS 6 as well. 9to5Mac's Mark...
iPhone & iPad Live 291: WWDC 2012, Q2 results, Google Drive

iPhone & iPad Live 291: WWDC 2012, Q2 results, Google Drive

Rene and Seth talk WWDC 2012 and iOS 6, Apple's Q2 2012 financial results, free iPhone games, Instapaper vs Pocket vs Readability, and Google Drive. This is iPhone & iPad Live! Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Meta...
Why Apple chose Twitter over Facebook

Why Apple chose Twitter over Facebook

Control, privacy, platform, and competition are just some of the reasons both iOS and OS X integrate Twitter but not Facebook. With the upcoming release of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple will be fully integrating Twitter social sharing across all of their included apps, as well as extending a...
Apple agrees to disclose app privacy permissions before download or purchase

Apple agrees to disclose app privacy permissions before download or purchase

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced today that Apple has agreed to better protect iOS users' privacy by disclosing the permissions an App Store app will require before a user downloads or purchases an app. "Your personal privacy should not be the cost of using mobile apps,...
Back to the iPad: What Apple should take from OS X Mountain Lion and give to iOS 6

Back to the iPad: What Apple should take from OS X Mountain Lion and give to iOS 6

Apple is clearly bringing the best parts of the iPad to the Mac, but how about bring iOS some of the best parts of OS X as well? Yesterday Apple released the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion developers preview, and like OS X 10.7 Lion before it, front and center was a drive to take what worked best in...
iOS 6 wants: Granular privacy control

iOS 6 wants: Granular privacy control

Like with Notification Center, Apple should look to and improve on what Google's done with Android to better keep our Contacts safe. Earlier this week the internet got itself into a kerfuffle over Path, a small-circle social networking app for the iPhone, which took Contact information without...

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