Category Archives: iOS 5
When Apple unveiled iCloud at WWDC 2011 Keynote address – its new cloud based services that allows users to store music, photos, apps, calendars, and documents and pushes them wirelessly to all your devices, there wasn’t complete clarify on how the transition from MobileMe to iCloud would work.
It wasn’t clear whether web apps such as Mail, Calendar, Find My iPhone etc. will be available in iCloud after the transition from MobileMe later this fall.
Apple has recently published a MobileMe to iCloud transition FAQ, which confirms that web apps for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Find MyiPhone will be available in iCloud.
However, services such as iWeb publishing, Gallery and iDisk from MobileMe won’t be available in iCloud. Apple will continue to support these services until June 30, 2012. Though Apple hasn’t mentioned it, some of these functionalities are available via Photo Stream and other iCloud services.
It needs to be seen if users will be able to view their albums via a web app like Gallery. According to TechCrunch, Apple has not yet made that decision.
Couple of weeks back, references to next generation iPhone and iPad were found in iOS 5 beta that was released to developers of iOS developer program after it was unveiled at the WWDC 2011 Keynote address.
But since references to the next generation iPod Touch were missing, there were speculations that Apple may not be planning to launch a new iPod Touch later this fall.
The good news is that, folks at iFans have finally discovered references to an unreleased iPod Touch model (
apparently they are also available in iOS 4.3), but if you go by the model number, it indicates that the next generation iPod Touch might be a minor update rather than an all-new design.
Up until now, only mentions of “iPod4,1,” the current iPod touch model, have been discovered in iOS 5 property lists. However, some snooping by iFans forum user shamrock has indeed yielded mention of an unreleased iPod touch model: “iPod4,2″ in the file /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.fairplayd.N81.plist
iOS 5 brings new accessibility features that will allow you to set LED flash alerts for new text messages, incoming calls, or push notifications.
But if you can’t wait until iOS 5 is released later this fall then checkout the jailbreak app called MissedReminder, which brings iOS 5 style LED Flash alerts for missed calls to iPhone 4.
MissedReminder allows you to set LED flash alerts for missed calls along with push notifications.
You can set the number of times you want to be reminded and also the interval between each reminders via the Settings app.
The jailbreak would have been even more useful if the jailbreak app also could show LED flash alerts for new text messages, notifications etc.
MissedReminder is available on Cydia for $0.99. The jailbreak app only works on iPhone 4.
A recent discovery in the legal disclaimer section of iOS 5 suggests Apple may be looking beyond Google Maps in future versions of the mobile OS. The legal section references a variety of mapping companies in its map data section, including CoreLogic, Getchee, Localeze and Urban Mapping. Most of these new services provide local point-of-interest information, demographics and traffic data. One notable company also included on this list is Tom Tom whose name needs no explanation.
Despite this discovery, Google Maps is still in the game for the time being. It has a long history with the iPhone and appears front and center in iOS 5. Eric Schmidt also recently confirmed Apple has extended its mapping agreement with the search giant.
Another day, another jailbreak tweak that promises to leverage iOS 5′s Notification Center to make our lives easier – this time we have WeeTranslate.
What WeeTranslate does is to add a new widget to the iOS 5 Notification Center that allows the input of text which is then translated into the language of your choice using Google’s powerful Translate service.
While it’s admittedly not going to win any Apple Design Awards, as the video below shows. WeeTranslate does indeed work and if you’re the kind of person that finds themselves translating a few words of text on a regular basis then it could well be worthwhile installing.