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iOS 5 May Get Nuance Voice Control Features By Launch?

iOS 5 May Get Nuance Voice Control Features By Launch?

One of the big features speculated for the iOS 5 was the incorporation of Nuance voice control features. Well, yesterday's Apple keynote made no mention of such an addition, but that doesn't mean it's definitely out of the question. Insider sources claim that the feature simply wasn't ready in time to be highlighted for WWDC 2011 and that the feature should be part of iOS 5 when it launches this fall.

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iOS 5’s App Shakeup is Nothing New

iOS 5’s App Shakeup is Nothing New

With its software-centric WWDC 2011 keynote, and none of the usual glittering hardware to covet, attention has swiftly turned to other headline-worthy Apple observations of note. In among iOS 5's 200+ new features, it's no surprise that functionality previously the preserve of third-party apps has now been brought in-house. The outlook for titles like Boxcar and Instapaper has changed significantly overnight, now that Apple has refreshed its own notifications system and added Read It Later support to mobile Safari. Yet, to paint this as "the iOS that ate developers" is disingenuous.

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iOS 5 gets tethered Jailbreak after only hours in wild

iOS 5 gets tethered Jailbreak after only hours in wild

Well, that was quick! iOS 5 has only been available to developers for a matter of hours, and already its been jailbroken. iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd tweeted the confirmation, along with some screenshots to prove it.

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Apple iMessage an unexpected shock to carriers: Goodbye SMS cash-cow

Apple iMessage an unexpected shock to carriers: Goodbye SMS cash-cow

It's not just RIM that Apple surprised with the new iMessage instant-messaging feature for iOS devices, announced during the Steve Jobs WWDC 2011 keynote yesterday. According to Daring Fireball's John Gruber, his sources say Apple's carrier partners were blindsided by the iMessaging launch too.

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Windows Phone chief “feeling flattered” over iOS 5 design

Windows Phone chief “feeling flattered” over iOS 5 design

Steve Jobs may have called 2011 the "Year of the copycats" back at the iPad 2 launch, but it seems it's other firms feeling the warm, muse-like glow of being inspirational in the aftermath of the big iOS 5 reveal. Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's director of Windows Phone, took to Twitter to say he was "feeling flattered today" about "lots of great WP ideas headed to iOS."

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Apple WWDC 2011 Keynote video available online

Apple WWDC 2011 Keynote video available online

Didn't get enough of Apple's WWDC 2011 goodness in yesterday's liveblog and our great gushing gobfuls of coverage? Apple's official video of the event is now online, so you can relive every moment of iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud just as if you were there in the audience.

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Apple WWDC 2011 Super Wrap-Up

Apple WWDC 2011 Super Wrap-Up

The Apple WWDC 2011 keynote today revealed all the details for Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and the iCloud as was promised. Although there was no mention about any upcoming hardware such as the iPhone 5, the event was a major step forward for the company in software. Here's all the highlights and everything you need to know about the event wrapped up in a tidy little package. Plus, you can check out the full keynote video after the cut.

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PC Free Cuts the iOS 5 Cable

PC Free Cuts the iOS 5 Cable

One of the items you may have missed from the first big keynote of WWDC 2011 was the re-announcement by Apple that we are now in the Post PC world. While I'm sure that many of you are disputing the idea that there's such a thing as a PC Era in the first place, not many of you will argue that you need more cords lying around your house. Scott Forstall, SVP of iOS software noted the following to keep the ball rolling: "We know we're selling to a lot of places where the households just don't have computers," noting that when you take an Apple mobile device out of the box today you're no longer prompted to tether it to a larger devices, you're simply greeted with the word "Welcome".

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iTunes in the Cloud, iCloud, That Is

iTunes in the Cloud, iCloud, That Is

As iCloud was revealed in earnest during the first big keynote of WWDC 2011, Steve Jobs himself revealed a rather important addition to the just-revealed iCloud system: iTunes. iTunes in the Cloud was what Steve called a "last, but not least" for this iCloud story during this gigantically important keynote, showing off how now for the songs you've purchased, they'd added a "purchased" button, showing up at the bottom of your music list. “It’s the same old story – I buy something on my iPhone, and it’s not on my other devices” - fixed today? Very well maybe!

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iCloud Revealed and Detailed

iCloud Revealed and Detailed

After announcements of OS X Lion and a massive amount of improvements in both this new operating system and the just-as-new iOS 5, Steve Jobs stepped on stage once more to speak: You like it so far? I’ll try not to blow it.” He spoke with love for this new project: “We’ve been working on this for some time. About 10yrs ago we had an important insight: we thought the PC would be a hub for your life, photos, music, content,” the name of which is, yep, you guessed it: iCloud.

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Mail Improvements Detailed for iOS 5

Mail Improvements Detailed for iOS 5

On June the 6th, 2011 in California at WWDC's first keynote, amongst giant announcements of undeniable fortitude and the letting loose of prices for newness so low that the competition can't possible compete, Apple revealed a tiny bit that might have a giant impact on iPhone and iPad users worldwide: improvements to Mail. Rich-text formatting, indentation control, and draggable addresses were amongst the simple changes that'll make a whole world of difference for those who use Mail primarily for their email.

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Newsstand and Reminders for iOS 5 Revealed

Newsstand and Reminders for iOS 5 Revealed

One of the points Apple hoped to drive home during this year's WWDC keynote introduction was iOS 5, and the many features it would bring. One of these features was an update in Newsstand, which along with new collaborations with over a dozen brands of publications, they've added subscriptions, which although not the newest thing in the world, certainly adds an obviously excellent element to your daily collating of news in magazine form.

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