iOS5 second beta
Written by Lucy Black   
Saturday, 25 June 2011

Apple's main addition in the second beta of iOS5 is Wi-Fi syncing with iTunes 10.5. In addition the fonts in text messages have been improved.

 

When the Apple first unveiled the iOS 5 Beta, Business Insider pointed to its new features that can be considered as having been "ported" from other platforms. Six are copies of  Android features:

  • Notifications appear as a bar at the top
  • Wireless syncing

  • Tabbed browsing

  • Customized split keyboard on iPhone

  • Ability to open apps from the lock screen

  • Receive updates over the air without syncing to a computer

while a seventh comes from BlackBerry:

  • iMessage allowing iOS users to communicate in real time

In another article Steve Kovach lists seven features still missing from iOS 5 that he hopes might be included before its release later this year

  • Third-party widgets

  • Better voice control

  • Better multitasking

  • FaceTime over 3G

  • More support for AirPrint

  • Better Google Maps app

  • An easy way to return apps you don't like

So is the current verdict on iOS 5 that the cosmetic improvements are awesome, it adds some good functionality that brings it into line with Android and BlackBerry but there's still work to be done?

 

wifi-sync-itunes

 

 

Banner


Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor Of Typing
23/11/2014

It seems incredible that in the 21st century schools are still teaching children to scratch marks on paper. Well in Finland they are taking a step in the direction of the future by giving up teaching  [ ... ]



Grace Hopper's Birthday
09/12/2014

Today is Grace Hopper's 108th anniversary. Remembered as the person who invented the term "bug" and for pioneering natural language in computing, her legacy has been to inspire efforts to enhance [ ... ]


More News

Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 June 2011 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2014 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.