Like many of you, Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous installed the first over-the-air update on his iOS devices yesterday. But it was a different update that gave him that “living in the future” feeling and got him wondering: have mobile devices reached First Citizen status?
Have an older iPhone or iPod touch that you don’t plan to upgrade to iOS 5? Don’t be stuck without your data; Mac Geek Gab Listener Bob sends in a great tip on how to get iCloud Contacts and Calendars to sync with non-iCloud iOS devices.
People keep asking Melissa Holt how to remove photos from iCloud’s Photo Stream service. She’s not sure why random strangers are coming up to ask her questions, but she figures that she’ll write this article so that she can just point them here from now on. If you’ve been curious as to how you can clear out your embarrassing images, too, read on.
Apple’s promised “end of October” launch window for its iTunes Match service came and went without any any word from the company, and without the release of iTunes 10.5.1 — a necessary update to take advantage of the service.
Apple began airing three new iPhone 4S commercials on Sunday that all highlight different features of the combination iPod and smartphone. The ads highlight Siri voice control, iCloud integration and the iPhone 4S’s new camera.
Apple executives rarely lob softballs to pundits and the rumor mill. But Jobs posthumously floated a whopper by allowing Walter Isaacson to quote that he “finally cracked it,” in reference to a mythical Apple HDTV. Some decent pieces have been written about the features an Apple HDTV could have and the content partnership doors it could open, but David Chartier thinks the specific nut Jobs was referring to is iCloud.
Overall, iOS 5’s new Wi-Fi syncing works spectacularly well. However, there is one significant glitch. With Wi-Fi sync enabled and iTunes left open, your iOS device will stop backing up to your Mac when syncing! Ted Landau explains the issues.
An iOS Developer Technical Note has revealed changes in the way Apple’s Newsstand feature handles the app content of digital publications, and those changes could result in the loss of some past issues on some iOS devices. MGG Jim explains the issues.
iOS 5 brought iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users Wi-Fi syncing so we don’t have to connect to our computers to backup anymore. With iCloud, we can backup without keeping a computer in the mix, and you can make sure you’re backups happen whenever you need them to. The Mac Observer’s Melissa Holt shows you how to set up iCloud backups so you can rest easy at night knowing your photos and other data files are safe.
Want to know about every (almost every?) iOS 5-specific option contained in the Settings app? This article is what you’ve been seeking. While a few of the new options are only relevant to selected iOS devices (Siri is only on the iPhone 4S, as one obvious example), most of then work on all devices capable of running iOS 5.
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