iOS 6

AT&T: “Too early” to comment on FaceTime 3G fees

AT&T: “Too early” to comment on FaceTime 3G fees

It was revealed yesterday that AT&T was mulling the idea of charging for FaceTime access over 3G and LTE cellular networks. The prompt in the latest iOS 6 beta was discovered by 9to5Mac, asking customers to call AT&T to use FaceTime over cellular networks, presumably so that the carrier could charge additional fees for the service. When asked about the feature at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that it was “too early” to know what the company’s final plans will be.

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iOS 6 beta 3 release inches closer to final release

iOS 6 beta 3 release inches closer to final release

Those of you out there in the land of app development should set your sights to Apple as the third beta for iOS 6 is about to hit doorsteps across the earth. This third beta update comes just 21 days after the previous release was dropped, while the first look most developers got of the software was earlier this year at Apple's developer conference WWDC. This update comes without the usual list of changes, this likely due to the secret nature of the updates included as well as the tiny nature of the bug fixes that certainly come built-in.

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Twitter for iPhone 4.3 update changelog leaked

Twitter for iPhone 4.3 update changelog leaked

There are a wealth of Twitter apps to choose from on iOS, but the official client looks to be receiving a big update that should bolster its functionality and bring it up to speed with third-party offerings. 9to5Mac discovered the changelog for Twitter 4.3 through the redesigned App Store for iOS 6, and managed to take some screenshots of all the changes in the process. Those include previews, improved push notifications, and performance improvements.

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Apple adds new web apps to iCloud Beta

Apple adds new web apps to iCloud Beta

Apple isn’t just adding and improving features in iOS 6, with the company also focusing on its iCloud.com web services. MacRumors reports that Apple has activated the iCloud Beta portal for developers testing iOS 6, with new web apps appearing on the site. Those include Notes, Reminders, Calendar, and an improved Find My iPhone, will all four being tagged as “Beta”.

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iOS 6 Maps to feature built-in Yelp check-ins

iOS 6 Maps to feature built-in Yelp check-ins

Apple revealed earlier this month that it would be integrating Yelp reviews into iOS 6, but apparently that's not all. According to Bloomberg, screenshots found in the Apple developer kit indicate that Yelp's check-in feature will also be baked directly into the new iOS 6 maps app, allowing users to check-in to a location without having to leave the maps app.

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Apple devs ready for display boost says Piper Jaffray

Apple devs ready for display boost says Piper Jaffray

This past week at WWDC 2012, Apple's big developer conference for the year, analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray polled 100 developers on what they thought about a possible larger display in the iPhone 5. This discussion was expanded with talk of a possible iPad Mini, this expanding the number of displays that an iOS developer would potentially have to create apps for to 4 or more, this one heck of a lot more than ever before for Apple's mobile operating system.

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Apple plans Podcast App for iOS 6 release

Apple plans Podcast App for iOS 6 release

Though not revealed this past week at WWDC 2012, Apple may well be pushing a Podcasts app in its final build of iOS 6 for all the mobile devices it's built for. This information comes from AllThingsD where they've got a tip that the disappearance of podcasts from the newest version of iTunes is the first in a series of signs that portend a future where Apple gives the podcast concept a much bigger spotlight in the iOS universe. Beginning with iTunes on mobile devices and spreading by the end of this year to desktop versions of iTunes, you'll find that the podcast section in the iTunes store will have become something entirely different.

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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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