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iOS 5 Beta 2 Now Available To Developers

iOS 5 Beta 2 Now Available To Developers

Apple has just posted its second private beta for the upcoming iOS 5. The major update was first unveiled back at WWDC 2011 and promises a slew of much requested new features including a revamped notifications system and tight integration with the new iCloud. The final release of iOS 5 is expected for this fall.

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iPhone 5 to be an August game-changer?

iPhone 5 to be an August game-changer?

Conflicting reports have led to uncertainty over the past few months as to whether Apple is readying an incremental iPhone update for later this year, the iPhone 4S, or a more significant evolution, the iPhone 5. Now, new leaks have apparently confirmed the existence of both devices: according to BGR's source, while some developers have been given early access to the 4S for coding purposes, the iPhone 5 is the one headed to retail, and it could arrive as early as August.

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Facebook’s Project Spartan: An HTML5 Trojan Horse for Apple

Facebook’s Project Spartan: An HTML5 Trojan Horse for Apple

Deep in the Facebook bunker, socially-networked software engineers are cackling evilly about the downfall of Apple's App Store. It's probably not quite like that in reality, but I find the somewhat dry world of tech often benefits from a dash of B-movie style melodrama. If ever anything deserved an ironic chuckle, though, it's the thought that the Cupertino-backed HTML5 could end up - at the hands of Facebook and their "Project Spartan" - presenting the biggest challenge to Apple's mobile software dominance to date. You have to ask yourself, does the world really need another app store, and why am I leaning toward saying yes?

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Next iPhone in Final Testing Stage, Launches in September

Next iPhone in Final Testing Stage, Launches in September

Word has it that Apple is currently in the final testing stage, that being the AP stage, of their next generation iPhone. This means that the device is being carried around by high-level Apple and carrier executives, and we can expect the phone by September. This set of factoids comes from a source speaking with 9to5Mac that'd previously been "accurate" in providing inside tips. This news also came attached to some Verizon bits including the idea that Verizon and Apple have yet to strike a deal regarding FaceTime over 3G. Whether or not that means they'll be waiting until 4G LTE is still up for question.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – June 12, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – June 12, 2011

Last week's tech news was filled with developments from two major events---Apple's WWDC 2011 developer conference and the E3 2011 gaming conference. And so, in this week's video we're going over all the details on the Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and the iCloud. We also roundup all the E3 announcements from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. But since today is a big game day for my home team, the Dallas Mavericks, we'll just leave it at that. Go Mavs! Beat the Heat!

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With a little work, Google Talk could blow iMessage out of the water

With a little work, Google Talk could blow iMessage out of the water

As the rumors go, Apple's iMessage announcement came as quite the unpleasant shock to the carriers, who until now had been happily encouraging SMS overuse on the iPhone. Reports of RIM executives weeping visibly over BBM are all anecdotal. iMessage promises to further prise the operator's hands from the ruddy teats of the SMS cash-cow, shifting traffic to cheaper data connections instead. Yet the real game-changer may still be waiting in the wings: with a little work, Google could blow iMessage, BBM and SMS out of the water.

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Is Apple iOS 5 WiFi Sync a rip off rejected app from 2010?

Is Apple iOS 5 WiFi Sync a rip off rejected app from 2010?

Good ol' Apple will pull out all the stops to protect its patents and trot out an army of lawyers that would make any developer or competitor nervous. However, when it comes to playing by its own rules for protecting IP that it wants, Apple doesn't always stick to its own rules. About year ago, we talked about the WiFi Sync app created by a college student developer named Greg Hughes. The developer created an app called WiFi Sync along with a little logo and the whole works and submitted it to the App Store for approval.

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