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iOS 6 makes apps ask for permission before accessing your data

iOS 6 makes apps ask for permission before accessing your data

When you download an application from the iTunes store today for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, that app is not allowed to access your address book without you saying so - in iOS 6, that ability is expanded drastically. While the application known as Path started a wildfire several months ago when it was revealed to be accessing user contacts without their permission, it's a relatively giant waterfall of permissions you'll be working with later this year in the next generation in Apple's mobile operating system. The iDevice software known as iOS 6 was revealed this week at WWDC 2012 with a Beta release out now.

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iOS 6 upgrades iTunes Match for streaming music

iOS 6 upgrades iTunes Match for streaming music

If you were a fan of Apple's iTunes Match cloud-based music service before, once iOS 6 launches you're really going to be in love. This is because while the service has always been implied as a streaming content service, while you played any song in your library in the cloud it was also downloaded to your device. With it's upgrade to a new version in iOS 6, Apple's iPhone and iPad-friendly music service will be able to truly stream music - not taking the opportunity to download the music to your device as it does so.

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iOS 6 signals Apple legacy device drop-off

iOS 6 signals Apple legacy device drop-off

For those of you that did not know, iOS 6 was revealed this week at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2012, and with it came news that several older model mobile devices, including the original iPad, would no longer be getting updates past version 5. Included in the update to Apple's latest mobile operating system are the iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S, iPod touch models older than the 4th generation, and the iPad 2 and 3. Everything older than this will more than likely have service updates if bugs arise in the future with iOS 5, but they will not be traveling up unto the 6th iteration of Apple's mobile environment.

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iPhone 5 renders show most amazing vision yet

iPhone 5 renders show most amazing vision yet

This morning several renders (read: 3D illustrations) have been released showing an iPhone 5 concept that take us closer to the rumored Apple device than we've ever visually gotten before. What we're looking at here are several views of what one 3D illustrator by the name of Martin Urecht presents as "Could it be? Based on leaked videos/photos", the set of images you're about to view modeled in the rendering application Rhinoceros 3D.

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Apple using Waze data in new iOS 6 Maps

Apple using Waze data in new iOS 6 Maps

TomTom spilled the beans in a press release yesterday, saying that Apple had licensed part of its mapping solutions and information for use in the new Maps app in iOS 6. Details about exactly what is being used has been intentionally left vague. How about the crowd sourced data that Apple was keen to promote at the keynote? Turns out it could be coming from Waze, a navigation app that provides crowd sourced traffic data from via user interaction.

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Apple details iOS 6 limits: no FaceTime 3G for iPhone 3GS/4

Apple details iOS 6 limits: no FaceTime 3G for iPhone 3GS/4

Apple couldn't resist a brief jibe at Android over how many users have Ice Cream Sandwich, but the company has quietly admitted that while iPhone 3GS and 4 owners will get iOS 6, they won't get all the features. In the freshly posted small-print on the iOS 6 preview page, Apple confirmed that much-anticipated functionality like FaceTime over cellular would be limited to the iPhone 4S and new iPad, while 3GS owners would also miss out on Shared Photo Streams.

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WWDC 2012 keynote highlights hit 80-second video

WWDC 2012 keynote highlights hit 80-second video

If you're the kind of person who loves CliffsNotes for all your reading activities and also want to see everything Apple showed off this week at WWDC 2012's main keynote, there's an 80 second version of the video for you right here. Courtesy of Michał Cichecki from UpsterTV we've got a video that's no longer than 80 seconds of quick-cut video from the official Apple release of the WWDC 2012 keynote from yesterday. You'll see everything from the next generation MacBook Pro with Retina display down to the race car driver stepping on stage to assure you that Apple's deeply invested in the gaming universe.

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The Three iOS 6 Gems Android Needs to Steal

The Three iOS 6 Gems Android Needs to Steal

This week Apple revealed iOS 6 in preview form at WWDC 2012, complete with a set of 10 features either brand new or refreshed for the future iPhone and current-era iPad. This operating system has not had many drastic changes made to it in several years, but what it has gotten this time around is several updates and completely new features that would work just fabulously for our Android devices right now. Let's have a peek at three iOS 6 upgrades we've seen this week that would be just perfect for a future version of Google's mobile OS.

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Apple iOS 6 Beta download links go live

Apple iOS 6 Beta download links go live

For those of you out there with a taste for Beta-testing and a heart for developing, Apple has released the first wide-release version of iOS 6 to the public. This version is available to anyone with an Apple developer account and is available now at Apple's developer site, but will not be ready for prime-time for at least a few more weeks. This version of Apple's mobile operating system will work on most Apple mobile products but will not function on the oldest versions of the iPod touch or the original iPad.

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Apple and TomTom sign Maps deal

Apple and TomTom sign Maps deal

Apple unveiled its custom Maps application yesterday that will debut with iOS 6 when the update launches this Fall. Rumors in the past indicated that Apple would be building up its own mapping system based on the acquisition of several mapping companies, including C3 Technologies. Cupertino has also made use of OpenStreetMap in the past in Photos for iOS, but what about the new Maps? TomTom has now confirmed that Apple has licensed its maps, along with other content.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 11, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. We just wrapped up the video game bonanza last week that was E3, and now it's time for yet another major convention - Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. We'll get right down to it - Apple WWDC 2012 keynote video available now. Among the major announcements today - iTunes updated to 10.6.3 with iOD 6 compatibility. There were some stories that didn't fall into Apple's wheelhouse today, like - Diablo III down-time portends real money Auction House launch.

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Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Round-Up

Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Round-Up

Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference 2012 has started off with a bang with no less than a brand new MacBook Pro 2012 line with Retina display, iOS 6, and several secret updates to hardware now live in the Apple Store online. This event has released a whole wave of updates in the Apple universe and to help you keep them all straight, we've got a guide which lies here below. This guide will show you what you'll be getting on your current-wave hardware for software upgrades and will also inform you on what it will mean to upgrade to the newest hardware this summer!

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