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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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Apple Maps hack adds Google public transport directions option

Apple Maps hack adds Google public transport directions option

Devious developers have already cooked up a way to bake Google Maps mass transit directions into Apple's iOS 6 Maps app, though the workaround isn't quite ready for primetime yet. Google Transit for iOS 6 is the handiwork of Simon Maddox, adding a Google Directions option to the list of third-party plugins Apple offers for alternative routing, and pulling up results in Safari.

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Garmin fills iOS 6 Maps gaps with mass transit guidance

Garmin fills iOS 6 Maps gaps with mass transit guidance

Garmin has updated its iOS navigation software to help fill the gaps in the contentious Apple Maps app, with Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard now packing mass transit information along with iOS 6 compatibility. The updates include an Urban Guidance mode which offers train, bus, tram, and water taxi route planning, features which Apple's homegrown Maps app does not support.

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iOS 6 Maps polarizes Apple fans

iOS 6 Maps polarizes Apple fans

Apple's free iOS 6 update pushed out to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners yesterday, has already begun provoking strong reactions from users, with the homegrown Maps app singled out for most criticism. Replacing Google Maps on the iPhone 5, Apple's version has won praise for its eye-catching "flyover" 3D mapping and slick integration with iOS as a whole, but also come under fire for patchy and inaccurate data.

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Four Major League Baseball teams now support Passbook for ticketing

Four Major League Baseball teams now support Passbook for ticketing

MLB Advanced Media has announced that new Major league baseball teams are now supporting ticketing using Passbook on iOS 6.0. I mentioned about a week ago that rumors were pointing to more airlines supporting Passbook. Passbook is Apple's digital ticketing application that allows you to store all sorts of tickets for events, airlines, and more in one digital location.

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iPhoto for iOS updated to version 1.1

iPhoto for iOS updated to version 1.1

Apple has gone update crazy, ladies and gentlemen. Not only did it release iOS 6 and the OS X Mountain Lion update to 10.8.2 today, but it also updated iPhoto for iOS to version 1.1. This new update coincides nicely with the jump to iOS 6, and it comes packing a lot of new features. Hit the jump for some of the highlights along with a full list of added features.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 19, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 19, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone! Today brought us HTC's highly-anticipated event, and it did not disappoint. It was there that HTC revealed two brand new Windows Phone 8 devices, the Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S. Went went hands-on with both devices not long after they were announced, and shortly before HTC announced that these new phones will be landing at Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile in November. HTC released a video detailing the "design journey" of the 8X and 8S, and Nokia had some choice words about HTC's "innovation" later on in the day.

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OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion update lands alongside iOS 6

OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion update lands alongside iOS 6

By now, most of you know that the update to iOS 6 has hit, but Apple isn't stopping there with the updates. It has also released an update to OS X 10.8.2 for Mountain Lion users, and it comes packing quite a few new and improved features. The update comes in right around 700MB, so it does have some heft to it - something to keep in mind if you're downloading over a slow Internet connection.

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What’s new in iOS 6? Here’s the changelog

What’s new in iOS 6? Here’s the changelog

This week has been all about Apple in the mobile world with their iPhone 5 and iOS 6. Today Apple finally started rolling out the update for their next generation iOS 6 mobile operating system to the masses, and I'm sure you want to know what it's all about. While we've known plenty about iOS 6 for a while, here's what to expect from today's update.

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Apple iOS 6 released

Apple iOS 6 released

Good news folks! Apple has just opened the flood gates and released the official version of iOS 6 today for the world. You diehard Apple fans have probably been running iOS 6 from the beta, or GM release a few weeks ago, but today the final version is rolling out and available right this minute for all those iDevices.

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Google Maps for Android update reportedly timed for iOS 6 coincide

Google Maps for Android update reportedly timed for iOS 6 coincide

Google intends to launch a new version of Google Maps for Android to coincide with Apple's release of iOS 6, which will strip the search giant's mapping software from iPhones and iPads. The updated Android app will synchronize better with multiple devices, Google VP of engineering for maps Brian McClendon told the NYTimes, with search results discovered on the desktop more readily available on a mobile device.

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When can you expect iOS 6? Plan on 10AM PT / 1PM ET

When can you expect iOS 6? Plan on 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Apple is all set to release iOS 6 for existing iPhone and iPad users today, but when can you expect the new software to drop on your favorite phone or tablet? Officially that's a secret, but the unofficial expectation is 1PM ET, or 10AM PT this morning. iOS 6 brings with it Apple's own homegrown Maps app, along with Siri updates, and more.

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