iOS 5

SlashGear 101: What is iCloud?

SlashGear 101: What is iCloud?

The idea that the device in your hand is a fleeting thing and that the data its accessing is now and forever will be paramount is at the forefront of Apple's thinking. Steve Jobs stood up on June 6th at an Apple keynote speech during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (aka WWDC) and showed of the company's then-brand-new service by the name of iCloud. This service is a "cloud" based service that allows you, the user, to store data for access by their Apple and non-Apple devices. This service acts as a hub for music, photos, applications, documents, eBooks (iBooks), contacts, and email and calendar data.

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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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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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