Articles about ios 5

Google says iOS Google Maps in App Store hopefully "before Christmas"
It seems like all of the 15% of iPhone owners who upgraded to iOS 6.0 yesterday took to the internet to complain about Apple’s new map program and the fact that it actually replaces and removes the old–and totally usable–Maps app, which used Google Maps. The biggest complaint about Apple Maps is that it doesn’t include transit directions, and the button to receive transit directions in the app actually takes you to […]

Siri does Japanese language now?
Siri says the darndest things – or so some of us like to believe, and here we are with word that Siri, the voice recognition service of the iPhone 4S, is now able to communicate in Japanese. There were previous rumors of added language support for Siri for some time already, and despite the fact that the Japanese language has yet to be supported officially just yet, it is effective […]

Whited00r installs iOS 5 on original iPhone, 3G, and iPod touch without jailbreak
Wanted: A piece of software that can install iOS 5 on the original iPhone, the iPhone 3G and the first generation iPod touch without having to perform a jailbreak. Look at what the cat dragged in – WhiteD00r, which answers the clarion call, where this particular piece of genius coding will enable all of the new iOS 5 features such as multi-tasking, reminders, iCloud, and homescreen folders amongst others – […]

iOS 5.1 Beta 3 code makes references to iPad 3 and Facebook
Unless Apple has plans to deviate from their scheduled yearly refresh of the iPad, it is safe to assume that we should be seeing the iPad 3 in a couple of months, although thanks to iOS 5.1, references to the iPad 3 codenames “J1” and “J2” were discovered, which could indicate that Apple’s next-generation iPad could indeed be arriving. The iOS 5.1 Beta 3 code also revealed a reference to […]

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iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak released
Just in time for the holidays, the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak which was demonstrated on video over the past few weeks is now available to the public. pod2g announced today on his blog that the Chronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team have released the A4 untethered for 5.0.1 based on his work. Both files are exactly the same and are distributed as Cydia packages or already tethered jailbroken […]

iOS 5.0 untethered jailbreak demonstrated on video
We’ve had a number of jailbreaks for iOS 5.0 in the past, but they all left the phone in a tethered/semi-tethered state – which basically meant they wouldn’t be fully-functional when restarted without a computer. Well, it looks like those days are almost over because pod2g, an iOS hacker, has successfully developed a fully untethered jailbreak for the operating system. Uploading a video on YouTube, he demonstrated the phone booting […]

Redsn0w for Windows and Mac OS X confirmed
While iOS 5 can be jailbroken, unfortunately its jailbreaking method is currently limited to a tethered jailbreak. What this means is that whenever you restart your iPhone, it will have to be plugged into the computer. Not a huge deal but highly inconvenient if you travel frequently, and thanks to a Twitter update by famed iPhone hacker, MuscleNerd, it looks like an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak could be headed our […]

TellMe and Siri: Fight!
Now here is an extremely interesting video that you might want to check out, even more so if you are an iPhone fan. I know that some of you are reeling from the recent video of Samsung’s ad that poked fun at those who lined up for the iPhone 4S will probably be able to find some solace in the latest video when an Australian dude decided to test out […]

Apple: iOS 5.0.2 update in the works, iOS 5.1 major update to follow (Rumor)
We know that Apple’s release of iOS 5.0.1 failed to solve some of the battery woes that have plagued iOS users since the update to iOS 5. While the reports are conflicting, with some users claiming that they have no battery issues, it seems that the majority are still faced with severe battery drain, so much so that Apple has issued a statement claiming that they will take a look […]

iOS 5.0.1 update fails to fix battery life issues
Hmmm, while Apple’s iOS 5.0.1 update which was released as a download via iTunes as well as Over The Air (OTA) yesterday was supposed to fix a myriad of issues including the battery life glitch, it seems that said update has failed. Big time, I might add, according to some of the feedback that is going around the Internet. Many users who have already applied the update claim that their […]

iOS 5 gets auto-correct keyboard bar as well
Remember our story about iOS 5 having a secret panorama mode for you to shoot your photos? Well, it seems that this is not the only Easter Egg in iOS 5 that is waiting to be discovered, as someone else also stumbled upon an auto-correct keyboard bar. First dibs go to Australian Sonny Dickson who managed to get it up and running on his spanking new iPhone 4S, where you […]

iOS 5.0.1 beta now being seeded to selected users
As we all know, the beta version of iOS 5.0.1 has been seeded to developers about a week ago, and now it looks like they’re getting non-developers to test the update as well – 9to5Mac.com has reported that they’ve received invitations to test out the iOS 5.0.1 beta update. The update is said to fix the battery life issue of iOS 5 as well as introduce some improvements to Siri. […]

iOS 5 bugs affecting battery life, fix coming (Apple)
You may have heard that some iPhone 4S users have been complaining about their battery life as of late. There are many speculations floating around, but basically, Apple came out and said that they know about a number of bugs in iOS 5 that will affect the battery life negatively, and that a fix is coming.“We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release […]

iOS 5 semi-tethered jailbreak released
A couple of weeks ago we reported the arrival of a tethered jailbreak for iOS 5, and now it looks like we’re one step closer to having a full untethered jailbreak for the operating system. It’s been reported that there now exists a semi-tethered version of the jailbreak – which means that you can reboot your phone with your computer but if you do, your phone won’t have access to […]

Google Voice back on the App Store
Earlier this week we reported that the Google Voice app was removed from the App Store due to numerous complaints of the app crashing after customers upgraded to iOS 5. Well, it took a few days, but Google has finally fixed the issue and updated Google Voice for iOS, which is now back on the Apple App Store. So for those of you who have been missing out on Google […]

Google Voice removed from Apple App Store after iOS 5 crash
It seems that Google Voice and iOS 5 do not play nice with each other, after numerous customers who made the jump to iOS 5 (I wonder how many of the 20 million were affected)made complaints about Google Voice crashing. According to one who posted his grievances on an online forum, “After updating to iOS 5, the Google Voice app began to crash continuously. It received push notifications perfectly, but […]

Pannous Voice Actions gives iOS users an alternative to Siri
Now that the iPhone 4S has been released, one of its most impressive features – Siri voice assistant, is available for people to use. But what about all the previous generation of iPhone users who don’t get it even with the iOS 5 update? Well, good news for you – because there are quite a number of apps available on the Apple App Store that provide an alternative to Apple’s […]

iOS 5: Clearing of cache could lead to some problems
iOS 5 has brought about a host of new features for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users, but it could have the potential to cause some users and developers a bit of a headache in the way it goes about cleaning house. Marco Arment, the creator of Instapaper, blogged about iOS 5’s cache clearing problem which might cause an issue in the future.

Apple introduces Tones to the iTunes Store
Sick and tired of all the default tones and message alerts that come with your iPhone? Well, we’ve got some great news for you. Apple seems to have recognized the fact that people want new tones for their phones and has made it possible to buy custom alert tones from the iTunes app on your iOS device with the introduction of iOS 5. No longer are you limited to having […]

iOS 5 tethered jailbreak is now available
iOS 5 isn’t even out for a full 24 hours and the iPhone Dev Team managed to roll out a jailbroken (tethered) iOS 5 that caters for the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, both iPads, and the iPod touch (3rd and 4th generations, of course). Needless to say, the jailbreak will not work with the iPhone 4S at the moment simply because they do not have the smartphone in their […]