iOS 5 To Feature Deeper Voice Control Integration [Siri Assistant]

iOS 5 Voice Control

With the iPhone 5 possibly delayed into next year, all the talk these days is of the next makor release of iOS – 5.0. Today’s reports from AppleInsider amongst others raise the possibility Apple is seeking to bring ‘deeply integrated’ voice control to the platform.

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Apple Leaves Liquid Contact Indicators Out of iPad 2

In many of Apple’s devices over recent years, you’ll be sure to come across liquid contact indicators (LCIs) if you look hard enough. They’re small white strips – usually concealed within the headphone jack and dock connector – that turn red when they come into contact with liquid. Apple uses … Read the Full Story →

Great Third-Party Alternatives to the iPad 2 Smart Cover

Easily the most impressive iPad accessory to be announced with the second-generation device is the Smart Cover – a clever cover with built-in magnets that clings to the side of the device to protect its screen while not in use, and doubles as a stand when it’s opened up. It’s available … Read the Full Story →

Cydia Updated: Now Smaller, Faster, More Stable

Cydia creator Jay Freeman – also known as ‘Saurik’ – posted an announcement on Twitter yesterday to declare that Cydia 1.1 is now ready for download on jailbroken iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. This update makes Cydia smaller, faster, and much more stable. Saurik spoke to the iPhoneDownloadBlog and gave … Read the Full Story →

Expert Says iPad 2 Display Is Nearly As Good As iPhone 4′s

Despite having a much lower pixel density, according to an in-depth scientific analysis by Dr. Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, the display in Apple’s iPad 2 delivers “almost identical” performance to the Retina display featured in the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch. Soneira added that the iPad 2 “has … Read the Full Story →

Wi-Fi Only iPad 2 Can Use iPhone’s GPS When Tethered

One of the downsides – although there aren’t many of them – to Apple’s new iPad 2 is that if you purchase one of the Wi-Fi only models, it doesn’t come equipped with a GPS chip to pinpoint your location. So, if you purchased a pricey navigation application to use … Read the Full Story →

Apple Could Sell 600,000 iPad 2s Over Launch Weekend

Several industry analysts have predicted that the second-generation iPad will be a huge success over its launch weekend, with Apple shifting a whopping 600,000 units. Bloomberg reports that Gleacher & Co analyst Brian Marshall expects the iPad 2 to “outpace” the original model, which racked up 300,000 sales in its … Read the Full Story →

Steve Jobs Talks About iPad’s Success & Domination at Today’s Keynote

If you’ve been following our coverage of Apple’s keynote this morning, you’ll already know that rumors Steve Jobs would present the event are true. And the first thing on Steve’s agenda, as is common at these events, is to talk about Apple’s success, noting that its iPad has over 90% … Read the Full Story →

New iPad 2 Mockups Suggest Thinner Design, Speaker Grill, Cameras

Fresh pictures of what is claimed to be an accurate mockup of Apple’s second-generation iPad have been published by a Japanese blog today, and suggest that the iPad 2 will boast a significantly thinner design, as well as a front- and rear-facing cameras, and a speaker grill on the back. … Read the Full Story →