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Dropbox for iOS offers new notifications and a pdf reader

Dropbox for iOS offers new notifications and a pdf reader

Dropbox for iOS has just been updated to version 2.1, and with it comes a few updates that should make your Dropbox experience much more pleasant. In order to take advantage of this new Dropbox update, your mobile device has to be on iOS 5 or higher. The update is only about 13.8MB, so you won't have to worry about the update taking up all of your space on your iPhone/iPad (if you do, you should probably move some files on over to Dropbox).


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iOS 6 updates hit 15% of devices in first 24 hours after release

iOS 6 updates hit 15% of devices in first 24 hours after release

Well this is interesting: it seems that a lot of iDevice owners were quick on the uptake with iOS 6 when the new mobile OS launched yesterday. A new report from analytics firm Chitika (as reported by TechCrunch) says that in the first 24 hours since the release of iOS 6, 15% of iOS users have already downloaded it. That's a significant bump up from the adoption rate of iOS 5, which only managed to arrive on 20% of devices after the first five days.

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Siri comes to jailbroken iOS 5 devices with Spire installer

Siri comes to jailbroken iOS 5 devices with Spire installer

Since Apple unveiled Siri on the new iPhone 4S there have been users of older iPhone devices that are frothing at the mouth to get their hands on Siri code and bring the virtual assistant to other devices. That had been illegal since the files needed for the port were encrypted by Apple and using them was a copyright violation. With a recent iOS update; those files were left unencrypted. That raised the possibility of a legal port without hacking encryption.

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iPhone 4 Siri port made legally possible by Apple with iOS 5.0.1 update today

iPhone 4 Siri port made legally possible by Apple with iOS 5.0.1 update today

Earlier today we reported that Apple's iOS 5.0.1 update today was the first iPhone 4S firmware build that’s both official and has an accessible encryption key for its main file system, thus meaning that browsing the device’s main file system with your PC is now possible. From a later tweet by iOS hacker @MuscleNerd, it seems that Apple has made a Siri port legally possible with today’s iOS 5.0.1 update by offering open access to system files that were previously encrypted.

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iPhone 4S gets new iOS 5.0.1 build, file system now accessible by PC

iPhone 4S gets new iOS 5.0.1 build, file system now accessible by PC

For those of you on the developer tip, you're more than likely already working on the update that goes by the number 5.1, but for us lowly peasants, there a new build of 5.0.1 out there today for the iPhone 4S that goes by the name 9A406. This update is only one character away from the previous build 9A405 and apparently has somewhat of a hidden yet gigantic change in its guts. As iOS developer/hacker MuscleNerd noted earlier today: this is the first iPhone 4S firmware build that's both official and has an accessible encryption key for its main file system, this pointing directly at your ability to browse the device's main file system with your PC, no trouble!

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iOS 5.0.1 Software Update now live, battery life, iPad gestures in tow

iOS 5.0.1 Software Update now live, battery life, iPad gestures in tow

Today is the day when all you iOS users on your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPod Touches and the rest get your updates to the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 5.0.1, this update a fix for several bugs that have been plaguing a collection of users since the launch of 5.0. This update brings first and foremost the battery fix to the issue we've been having over the past few weeks. Next there's an update for iPad (the original) where you can now use the same gestures you're able to on, for example, the iPad 2. These and more can be found below along with how you'll get the update for yourself.

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WWDC 2011: Steve Jobs keynote liveblog tomorrow!

WWDC 2011: Steve Jobs keynote liveblog tomorrow!

WWDC 2011 kicks off tomorrow, Monday June 6, and while for developers it's the beginning of a week packed full of coding, knocking heads with Apple's engineers, and generally sharing in the iOS/OS X bonhomie, for everyone else it's another Steve Jobs keynote and the promise of some significant platform news. SlashGear will be liveblogging the opening WWDC keynote tomorrow morning, kicking off 10am PST, where Jobs is expected to cover iOS 5.0, Mac OS X Lion, and the debut of iCloud.

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iOS 5 Won’t Work With iPhone 3GS?

iOS 5 Won’t Work With iPhone 3GS?

Apple's upcoming WWDC in June should reveal details on Apple's iCloud, OSX Lion, and the new iOS 5. And of course in the week or so preceding the event, we'll be hearing plenty of speculation on those details. Today an analyst and Mobile Review editor, Eldar Murtazin, claims that the iOS 5 will not be compatible with iPhone 3GS handsets.

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