Apple has given little attention to updating the app switcher in its iOS since its introduction in iOS 4, so interface designer @Sentry_NC has tried his hand at developing a new concept for fast app switching in iOS.
In October, he introduced a mockup of iOS app switcher on The Verge forum, which takes advantage of the elongated screen on the iPhone 5 and provides easy access to app management tools and settings.
In late November, research company Kantar Worldpanel reported that strong debut of the iPhone 5 allowed Apple to retake the lead in the U.S. sales from Android. Over the August-October timeframe, Apple's share of the market was assessed at 48.1% compared to Android's share of 46.7%.
At the time, the company predicted that IOS share would continue to increase and Apple would hit a record high for market share on the strength of iPhone 5 sales over the following two 12-week periods.
Passbook was one of the main features added to iOS 6, enabling companies to deliver loyalty cards, gift cards, coupons, tickets and other items to a centralized digital wallet for the iPad touch and iPhone.
Although the feature is handy addition that utilizes time and location-based awareness to help you use Passbook passes when needed, it is not a true digital wallet based on hardware technologies such as field communications (NFC).
Google Maps was keenly anticipated by users who were not satisfied with Apple’s built-in Maps app over its rampant errors. Criticism over Apple’s mapping solution led to public apology from Tim Cook and the restructing of iOS software team.
Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak and unlock iOS 6.0.1 running on iPhone 3GS. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 for Windows.
If you have iPhone 3GS with an old bootrom version 359.3, the jailbreak is untethered. If your device has bootrom version 359.3.2 and higher, jailbreak will be tethered. You can detect your bootrom version using this tutorial.
Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.
The run-up to the holidays shopping season is in full swing, so there are more successful deals on buying the iPhone 5 and consequently Walmart offers new discounts on the iPhone and iPad which may be of interest to some readers.
The anticipated Google’s standalone Maps for iOS has gone live in the App Store. Now iOS 6 who are not satisfied with Apple’s Maps app can switch back to Google’s free map platform. The new app includes a number of features that were not available in built-in app on iOS 5 and earlier, notably turn-by-turnnavigation and transit routing option.
According to a report from Rabobank analyst Hans Slob, one of Apple’s key partners providing map data in the new Map app TomTom could be acquired by Apple. Today Bloomberg noted that Slob said there is 30% chance that Apple seeks to purchase TomTom in order to make quicker improvements to its new Maps app.
The Next Web reports that Apple has not allowed Microsoft to update its SkyDrive iOS app as Microsoft wants to add the ability for users to buy additional storage bypassing Apple in-app subscription service that provides the company with 30% share of revenue. TNW noted:
Last year, it was revealed that Apple has been working on a proposal for a Bluetoothkeyboard that compartible with the 2nd generation Apple TV.
"The ability to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV would obviously make for significantly easier text entry, simplifying such tasks as initial setup with iTunes Store accounts and Wi-Fi network passwords as well as day-to-day content searching."
Launched this week, a new HTML5-based platform Kickfolio allows developers to share and test their builds of iOS apps in the browser. They just need to upload a zipped version of the iOS app and the service generates a link to a private testing web page displaying an interactive, CSS and HTML 5 version of the iOS app that is controllable from the keyboard and mouse in landscape or portrait mode.