iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:09:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ‘iOS 5 Beta 2′ Tweaks Notification UI, Enables WiFi Sync and OTA Software Updates Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:14:24 +0000 Read More]]> IOS 5 Beta 2 Notification Center

Apple on Friday released ‘iOS 5 beta 2′ to developers which reveals some UI improvements and activates new features. One of the most noticeable change is in the way iOS 5 beta 2 displays notifications on the locked screen. In the first beta the notifications appeared in a list format; in beta 2 the notifications first appear as a bubble and allows you to pull down to view the list of all notifications just like in beta 1.

When in iMessage you tap on the compose area the keyboard appears but when you scroll upwards to review the message history the keyboard will automatically hide allowing for more reading space. If you already have typed in a few lines and scroll up don’t worry your message won’t get lost, only the keyboard recedes.

Over-the-Air (OTA) software update was probably one of the most anticipated features and the company has also added support for software updates over 3G. Apple during the WWDC keynote event announced that they now support delta updates for apps as well as iOS updates. Delta updates download only the changes so the data amount should significantly reduce. So, now you won’t have to download 580+ MB of data each time you update Infinity Blade!

iOS 5 beta 2 enables WiFi sync and it’s interesting to note that in the current version you do not necessarily need to plug your device into a power source to start the syncing. WiFi sync finally allows you to ‘cut the cord’ and almost use your iOS device PC free.

The GM seed is expected to be released this fall which will also debut Apple’s cloud based service called iCloud.

]]> 2 ‘iOS 5 Beta 2′ Now Available for Developers to Download Fri, 24 Jun 2011 23:14:04 +0000 Read More]]> iOS 5 Beta 2

Apple on Friday released iOS 5 Beta 2 for developers, as discovered by ItsAllTech . The latest beta release brings WiFi sync to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

WiFi Sync was one of the features toted at Apple’s WWDC event, and allows iOS 5 users to sync their devices to their iTunes libraries without a computer. WiFi Sync is automatically activated when the iOS device is connected to a power source.

WiFi Syncing

In iOS 5.0 beta 2, wireless syncing is now available for the Mac. It requires iTunes 10.5 beta 2 and OS X 10.6.8 or Lion. You will see an option to enable wireless syncing when you connect your device to iTunes with the USB cable. It is recommended you perform your initial sync with a cable after restoring your device.

Wireless syncing is triggered automatically when the device is connected to power and on the same network as the paired computer. Or, you can manually trigger a sync from iTunes or from Settings -> General -> iTunes Sync (same network as paired computer required). Be sure your device is plugged into a power source when performing Wireless syncs.
If you find issues with apps, media and/or photos synced to your device, you can reset then resync. From Settings -> General -> Reset, choose Erase all Content and Settings. Then reconnect to iTunes and sync again.

In this beta, iTunes may incorrectly report Photos as “Other” in the capacity bar. Photo syncing otherwise works as expected.

It is unclear whether any of the other over 200 features were released in the latest update, many of which Apple will roll out as more Betas get into the hands of developers.

Apple also released iTunes 10.5 beta 2 and Apple TV OS 5 beta 2 alongside the iOS 5 beta 2. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated on the latest iOS 5 news and updates.

{via Mac Rumors}

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