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  • The Weekly Hash - September 28, 2012

    Posted September 28, 2012 - 11:08 am

    A review of some of the top tech stories for the past week, with tongue planted firmly somewhere near cheek.
  • iOS 6 device users report baffling range of Wi-Fi problems

    Posted September 27, 2012 - 12:41 pm

    Some number of iPhone and iPad users upgrading to iOS 6 are reporting a range of Wi-Fi problems, as are some iPhone 5 users. The solutions, when there are any, seems as baffling as the problems.
  • 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.
  • Starbucks to support Passbook in iOS 6 by end of September

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 10:58 am

    Starbucks said Friday it will update Passbook in iOS 6 at the end of September, presumably meaning it will integrate its existing Starbucks digital payment card into the new mobile app from Apple.
  • Shutting down security gotchas in iOS 6

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 10:39 am

    What to do if you have data on your iPhone or other iOS device that you want to protect.
  • Review

    Hands on with iOS 6: Stores

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:45 am

    iOS 6 brings some changes to its three on-board stores: the iOS App Store, the iTunes Store and iBookstore. These changes don’t change functionality as much as they improve navigation and usability. The result is a more pleasant shopping experience in all three.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Installation

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:30 am

    iOS 6 arrives today, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to upgrade their devices. If you’re concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let us help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 6 with this step-by-step guide.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Social and sharing

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Facebook integration comes to iOS 6, and it looks an awful lot like Twitter integration did starting in iOS 5. Anywhere iOS used to let you send a tweet, you can now post to Facebook as well. Also new to iOS 6 is the way it looks when you share photos, links, and other data; that process scores a dramatic makeover.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Music

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:20 am

    iOS's Music app, much like iTunes on computers, has traditionally been the destination for all audio-related content--here you'd find the music synced from your iTunes library, podcasts, and audiobooks.
  • Review

    Hands on with iOS 6: Maps

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:05 am

    When Apple first unveiled the iPhone in 2007, the company partnered with Google to deliver maps and directions for its users. Five years later, Apple is for the first time providing its own mapping solution.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Siri

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Your favorite virtual assistant now knows a lot more than it ever did before. Beyond merely knowing answers to more kinds of questions, Siri in iOS 6 gains new functionality, simplifies some common tasks, and provides more useful results, too. And, for the first time, Siri in iOS 6 works on the iPad as well--provided the iPad in question is a third-generation model or newer.
  • Fix Passbook's App Store error in iOS 6

    Posted September 21, 2012 - 11:01 am

    Passbook might be the one new feature in iOS 6 that I'm most excited about--it's one step closer to getting rid of my old leather wallet. But I wasn't able to access Passbook's collection of compatible App Store apps, which was a bit frustrating.
  • iOS 6 device management: What companies should know

    Posted September 21, 2012 - 10:12 am

    Apple is clearly making it easy for businesses and IT departments to secure new iOS 6 features and is ramping up devise security in several ways. Columnist Ryan Faas offers an overview of what's new.
  • iOS 6 gobbled up by 15% of iPhone, iPad users in first 24 hours

    Posted September 20, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    Some 15% of Apple iPhones and iPads have been upgraded to iOS 6 in the first 24 hours of its availability, according to Chitika Insights, which gets its data from millions of mobile ad impressions it measures on its network.
  • Video

    Here's why Apple's maps app is so bad (parody video)

    Posted September 20, 2012 - 4:27 pm

    Funny video highlights why iOS 6 users shouldn't complain about their lousy Maps app.
  • Review

    Apple iOS 6 review: A worthwhile upgrade

    Posted September 19, 2012 - 3:59 pm

    Apple has officially released iOS 6, the latest update to the mobile OS that powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Michael deAgonia details what's new, what's changed and what still needs work.
  • Developers prep for iPhone 5's screen, iOS 6 launch

    Posted September 14, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    Developers weren't shocked to learn during Apple's Wednesday press event that, with the introduction of the iPhone 5 that they'll once more need to revisit their apps' designs if they want to take advantage of the iPhone 5's larger screen. And the iPhone 5 isn't the only newness developers need to embrace--the September 19 launch of iOS 6 is also less than a week away.
  • iOS 6 arrives on Sep. 19

    Posted September 12, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Apple announced at Wednesday's press event that the newest version of the company's mobile operating system, iOS 6, will be available for users to download on September 19. The update will be free and available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S, along with the second- and third-generation iPads. If you have iOS 5 installed, you'll be able to download iOS 6 over the air on the 19th via the Software Update screen in the Settings app; if you're running a previous version of iOS, you'll have to use iTunes.
  • What exactly Apple's Maps app is up against in Google Maps

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    When the Google Maps boss lists the things Google is doing with its colossal computers to improve mapping data, you’re going to do something you thought impossible: feel sorry for Apple.
  • Everything we know about Apple's iOS 6: all the features in the next update for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

    Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:05 am

    With Apple set to introduce a new iPhone, it will also be updating the operating system (iOS) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Here's everything we know about iOS 6.
  • Apple will not include YouTube app in iOS 6

    Posted August 11, 2012 - 7:09 am

    The fracas between Apple Google has claimed yet another casualty: When iOS 6 ships this fall, the mobile operating system will for the first time not include a built-in YouTube client.
  • 4 things Apple will eliminate with iPhone 5 and iOS 6

    Posted August 11, 2012 - 7:05 am

    The next-generation iPhone is set to bring some radical changes for users, and it will also mark a very public break-up between Apple and Google. Much-loved Google products on iOS will now disappear or be replaced with Apple variants, while hardware design changes will bring long-term improvements, but short-term headaches for some users.
  • Apple’s iOS 6 removes password prompts for free apps

    Posted July 28, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Apple is making it easier to get apps from the App Store with iOS 6 by removing the need to enter your password for every app you download to your device, according to numerous online reports. If all you’re doing is downloading an app update, a free app, or an app you previously deleted, Apple reportedly will not ask for your password in its next update to its' mobile OS for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Instead, you will only have to enter your password for paid apps. The change was first publicized by a Reddit user with access to the latest beta version of iOS 6 released to developers.
  • It's a huge mistake to remove password prompt for free apps in iOS 6

    Posted July 28, 2012 - 7:15 am

    According to sources with access to the developer beta of iOS 6, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will allow users to download and install free apps without requiring a password. If Apple doesn’t fix that before iOS 6 is officially launched, it will significantly impair the security of iOS devices.
  • Five things to look forward to in Apple's iOS 6

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Apple says there are some 200 or so new features in iOS 6, most of which are smaller tweaks and changes. But there are plenty of updates that will change, for the better, how mobile users will use their iOS devices.

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