iOS 5

  • Lab Tests: iOS 6 and iOS 5 performance differences

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 11:48 am

    We've heard a lot about the 200-plus new features in iOS 6, but how will this upgrade affect performance? To find out, I grabbed a stack of iOS devices from the Macworld Lab and did some before-and-after testing to see whether iOS 6 performance was faster, slower, or the same as under iOS 5.1.1.
  • iOS 6 features you might have missed

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:03 am

    On Monday, Apple offered the first glimpse of iOS 6 during the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Though the updated mobile operating system won't arrive until sometime this fall, it's never too early to start drooling over the new features. We already covered the flagship features of iOS 6--like seriously updated Siri, majorly overhauled Maps, and systemwide Facebook integration--so here's a look at some cool features coming in iOS 6 that you may have missed.
  • iOS 5.1 'to launch 9 March'

    Posted February 9, 2012 - 3:55 pm

    Updated operator profiles issued by Apple recently contain a clue as to the release date of iOS 5.1, it has been claimed.
  • iPhone problems solved: 6 tips to speed up your iOS device

    Posted February 3, 2012 - 1:10 pm

    Apple's iOS 5 update brought us 200 new features, along with a host of new problems, including hefty performance bottlenecks, overall sluggishness and frequent app crashes. We've got the solutions.
  • Apple: iOS 5 marked end of our Carrier IQ support

    Posted December 1, 2011 - 5:28 pm

    Apple Thursday issued a statement that it stopped supporting a controversial Carrier IQ software that is intended to collect smartphone performance data for carriers, but allegedly collects detailed personal information.
  • iOS 5.0.2 rumoured to be on the way to fix battery life problems

    Posted November 17, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    Apple plans to issue iOS 5.0.2 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch very soon to address battery life issues, a report has claimed.
  • Apple continuing to investigate 'a few' iOS battery issues

    Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:26 am

    While Thursday's iOS 5.0.1 update seems to have addressed the battery issues for many users of iOS 5 devices, Apple hasn't finished its detective work just yet.
  • Hands on with iOS over-the-air updates

    Posted November 12, 2011 - 9:16 am

    Thursday's release of iOS 5.0.1 marked the first time that public upgrades to the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch can be installed directly on those devices, without requiring a visit to iTunes.
  • iOS 5.0.1 brings battery fix to iPhone 4S, multitasking gestures to original iPad

    Posted November 10, 2011 - 5:13 pm

    Apple is taking its new over-the-air update system for a spin today with iOS 5.0.1. The company expects the update to squash battery-draining bugs in the iPhone 4S and add multitasking gestures to the iPad.
  • 5 hidden features in iOS 5

    Posted November 10, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    Who knew Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system held so many secrets? Developers and sleuthing hackers have been hard at work since Apple released the OS in October unearthing a number of hidden features and tweaking the OS to do things it was never intended to do.
  • Managing battery life for iOS 5 devices

    Posted November 5, 2011 - 8:48 am

    If you've been having battery-life problems with your iOS 5 devices, you could sit back and wait for Apple's promised iOS update to fix the problem. But if you're more inclined to take an active approach, there are some things you can do to track down--and maybe even tackle--the source of your power problems.
  • Apple (finally) admits what iPhone 4S owners already knew: There's a battery problem

    Posted November 3, 2011 - 11:13 am

    After weeks of complaints from iPhone 4S owners, Apple acknowledges a problem with battery life in some devices.
  • Apple promises software fix for iOS 5 battery drain

    Posted November 2, 2011 - 6:30 pm

    Apple is confirming what owners of the iPhone 4S and other iOS devices already know: The latest version of its mobile OS--iOS 5--seems to make your battery lose its juice faster than before. The company now says it plans to release a software update to address the problem.
  • Semi-tethered iOS 5 jailbreak developed, useful on the move

    Posted October 24, 2011 - 5:46 pm

    Earlier in the month, Geek Tech reported on the iOS 5 jailbreak, which dropped less than 24 hours after Apple announced the latest software update. Like any new jailbreak, it's only constraint (other than not working on an iPad 2) was that you have to tether your device to a computer to boot it--annoying if your phone stops working when you are not near your computer. Since the initial release developers have been working to improve the hack, and now a tether-free version is slowly coming to light.
  • Apple announces iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour 2011

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 3:49 pm

    Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is a great opportunity for iOS developers to meet one another and to pick the brains of the experts at Apple, but not everybody gets the chance to make it out to San Francisco. So, in order to bring in-depth, face-to-face technical information to even more developers, Apple has announced the iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour.
  • iPhone 4S and iOS 5 raise the smartphone IQ once again

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 4:10 pm

    It's not the iPhone 5, but it's far from disappointing.
  • How CIOs can benefit from Apple iOS 5, iCloud

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 1:52 pm

    Apple enterprise expert Aaron Freimark discusses email and iCloud sandboxing for iPhone and iPads running iOS 5.
  • This week in pictures: Apple gets Siri-ous

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    Also: Tim Armstrong dearly wants Yahoo to buy AOL, RIM's Mike Lazaridis apologizes for 3-day BlackBerry outage, and Scarlett Johansson's hacker is charged.
  • Apple iOS 5 cleans out stored files

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 12:14 pm

    Apple's new iCloud backup keeps your iPhone from getting clogged with files by moving them to the cloud. But now, files tucked away to stay local for offline use are getting "cleaned," meaning deleted.
  • Up close with iOS 5: Photos and Camera changes

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 7:35 pm

    As the saying goes, the best camera you have is the one you have with you--and that makes your device's camera one of its most important features. So it's no surprise that Apple would bolster photography features with iOS 5.
  • iOS 5 jailbreak is already here; geeks not surprised

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 7:08 pm

    If the newest update to CyanogenMod wasn't enough to keep you occupied this week, here's some more news for cellphone tinkerers: You can now jailbreak iOS 5 using the Redsn0w version 0.9.9b5.
  • Up close with iOS 5: Mail's changes

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 6:52 pm

    Many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users have mixed feelings about iOS's Mail app. On the whole, it's one of the best mobile email clients, making it easy to read and reply to email. But it's also missing many of the features you've come to expect from email clients on the desktop. We obviously shouldn't expect the same level of functionality from a mobile app as we do from a Mac app, but the fact that we use iOS Mail so much makes it an easy target for criticism.
  • Up close with iOS 5: Newsstand

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 3:46 pm

    The publishing industry has been viewing the iPad as a potential savior even before Apple announced its tablet. But strangely, the iPad has lagged behind other mobile products--most notably Amazon's Kindle--when it comes to one key feature: the ability to automatically download new issues of magazines and newspapers when they're available.
  • Up close with iOS 5: Safari

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 3:14 pm

    The iOS version of Safari has always been one of the best--if not the best--of the mobile browsers on the market. And when the iPad version of Safari debuted in early 2010, it brought several desktop features, such as a Bookmarks bar, to Apple's mobile offering. But with iOS 5, Apple has added even more features inspired by the Mac version of Safari, and while the result still doesn't match the full-featured experience of a desktop Web browser, you no longer feel as though you're sacrificing quite as much when moving from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad.
  • Up close with iOS 5: Reminders

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    At its core, the Reminders app that iOS 5 introduces is a simple task-management utility, designed to look like a sheet of loose-leaf paper. It offers basic functionality for entering tasks and to-dos, mixing in geolocation fun for good measure.

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