Month: October 2011

iOS 5.0: Photo Stream

Another great benefit of iCloud, introduced in iOS 5.0, is Photo Stream. Photo Stream seamlessly synchronises your last 1000 photos (photos and screen shots taken on your iPhone or iPad) across all your iCloud enabled devices. Take a picture on

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New version of Steve Jobs autobiography

I received an email today informing me that there was a new version of the Steve Jobs autobiography available to download. No big deal, I shall open up iBooks and no doubt the new version will make itself known and

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Define, another iOS 5.0 gem

Another iOS 5.0 gem is the addition of a dictionary. Simple enough but very useful for anyone churning out text on iOS devices. To invoke the dictionary, double tap a word, click the arrow and select Define. A box appears

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iOS 5.0: swiping notifications

I don’t know how well published this feature is. I’ve not seen it specifically called out anywhere and yet I find it to be one of the most useful features of the new iOS 5.0 notification system. It may be

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iOS 5.0: Twitter integration

One of the most useful features of iOS 5.0 is, in my opinion, Twitter integration. In the new OS it’s baked right into the heart of pretty much everything. If, like me, you tweet a lot and get tired of

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Getting to grips with iCloud

So, you’ve updated to iOS 5.0. Congratulations. It’s Apple’s finest mobile OS to date, introducing many new features, tweaks and improvements (especially for those with the brand spanking new iPhone 4S). Hopefully, if upgrading an existing iPhone from the previous

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iOS 5.0 battery life

The jury is still out on whether battery life under iOS 5.0 is the same, worse or better than in previous builds of the iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch software. In the meantime, if you are experiencing much faster battery

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50GB free box.net account for iOS users

If you are an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch owner, you can grab a free 50GB (for life!) box.net account, with increased maximum file size upload (100MB instead of the normal 25MB). There are some great collaboration tools available with

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Welcome back notes app

The introduction of iCloud to Apple devices has had a greater effect than I thought it would. I’ve never really used the Notes app on my iPhone or iPad, finding it too limited to the device on which it is

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iOS 5.1?

I anticipate an update to iOS 5.0 in the not too distant future. Alongside reports of faster battery draining I’ve certainly noticed some odd behaviour here and there. The most obvious is a blanking of the screen when switching between

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