iOS 6

Google Maps for iOS Review

Google Maps for iOS Review

It's finally time to get (back) to business with a Google-run map app for iOS, this time with Google Maps own unique app separate from the main built-in collection of iDevice apps. For those of you that haven't followed along with the iPhone since its birth, you should know that it was only with iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 that Apple cut ties with Google Maps for their Maps app that comes with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch right out of the box, replacing it with their own branded Apple Maps. [See our supplemental Google Maps vs Apple Maps hands-on to the airport post for one part of the big battle.] Now with Google Maps, Google has its own unique app that brings not only a new face to the iOS version of their central mapping ecosystem, but a new look for the app for all platforms as well - in iOS 6 this UI is unique!

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Dream JB planned to release fake iOS 6 jailbreak earlier than December 22

Dream JB planned to release fake iOS 6 jailbreak earlier than December 22

Last night, the highly-anticipated untethered iOS 6 jailbreak that hundreds of thousands of people were waiting on turned out to be fake, with the jailbreak download files actually just linking to a Rick-rolling video on YouTube. Many notable iOS hackers knew it was all a hoax from the beginning, but there were certainly some excited users who thought that, just maybe, it was all real. We ended up getting a hold of Dream JB himself to hear what his thoughts were on what he called a "social experiment."

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Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak to arrive December 22

Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak to arrive December 22

iOS 6 users have been waiting for an untethered jailbreak for some time now, but it seems that there's finally a set date for it. A hacker by the name of "Dream JB" has announced that he'll be releasing an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.1 on December 22, and it will be compatible with newer iOS devices like the iPhone 5, iPad mini, the 4th-gen iPad, and the new iPod Touch.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on iPad

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on iPad

iPad owners had to wait a little longer than expected for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition to arrive on their platform of choice, but the wait is over at last. The game, which takes the much-loved RPG from 1998 and enhances it for today's gaming generation, went live on the App Store today. If you've never played Baldur's Gate before, we have to suggest you check it out, but first a word of warning: you're going to spend a significant amount of time on this game.

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TomTom updates for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 (but loses Google Local Search)

TomTom updates for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 (but loses Google Local Search)

TomTom has updated its iOS app to play nicely with iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, though the company has stripped ill-fated Google functionality out at the same time. The new version of the app, v1.12, works hand in hand with Apple's own Maps app, showing up as a routing option in the iOS 6 software, but removes the Google Local Search feature as Google itself has discontinued it.

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Google Voice updated for iPhone 5

Google Voice updated for iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 and iOS 6 have received their official first update for Google Voice, the app Google produces to keep the whole world in with their own lovely collection of phone numbers. The Google Voice app for those that have been working with it for some time will not notice a whole lot different as far as functionality, but they will find their whole iPhone 5 4-inch display being utilized. This update comes with a collection of bug fixes as well.

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Facebook gifts adds iTunes cards to the fold

Facebook gifts adds iTunes cards to the fold

It's time to give your best buddy Chris Kringle the gift of iTunes music on Facebook - straight through the social network's own gift-giving portal. This update brings Facebook Gifts up to a very real existence once again, reminding us that you're able to not just give your friends a bunch of digital stickers, but real-world physical gifts like cookies and ice cream. What better way to tell your buddy you love them than with digital cash given through your favorite social network?

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Apple airs two new iPhone 5 commercials

Apple airs two new iPhone 5 commercials

Today, Apple posted up two new iPhone 5 commercials on their YouTube account. One is titled "Orchestra" and the other is called "Turkey." Obviously, we knew they would release a Thanksgiving-themed ad, so we're not too surprised here. However, the two advertisements focus on smaller features of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 -- Photo Stream and the ambient noise sensor.

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Google Maps for iPhone and iPad near “finishing touches”

Google Maps for iPhone and iPad near “finishing touches”

Those of you waiting for the return of the official Google-powered mapping in app form to iOS for your iPhone and iPad may not have long now with a report saying they're putting the "finishing touches" on the software. This report comes from the Wall Street Journal where they've got an anonymous source inside Google noting the near-complete build status. This person with "direct knowledge" of the innards of Google's Maps segment notes that they're note entirely certain that Apple will approve of the app once it's ready for action - but we can't imagine such a situation, in all fairness.

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