IPhone | The Apple Daily - Part 9


iOS 5.0.1 Beta 2 Seeded to Developers

It was just a couple of days ago that Apple seeded the iOS 5.0.1 Beta 1 for the developers, the update saw some bug fixes in the Battery Life front as well as improvements in the Siri Voice Recognition with addition of support for Australian Accent.

Just hours after the release of the beta 1 there were some issues with the registration of the device for the developers. But Apple has just released the second beta for the iOS 5.0.1 with the build 9A404. This update is available for those who have updated their iDevices to the first iOS 5.0.1 beta 1 update as an over the air update.

So those of you who’ve already downloaded and installed iOS 5.0.1 Beta 1 from the links we posted before, you should simply perform a OTA update. OTA updates are much smaller in size.

[via Macrumors]

Download iOS 5.0.1 Beta For iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch to Fix Battery Issues

Apple Seeded the Developer release of the iOS 5.0.1 beta update for the iOS based devices earlier today and with this update they have finally found out the fix for the battery drainage issue which has been haunting some of the iOS5 users around the world from past few days.

Here’s the Changelog for the iOs 5.0.1 Beta

  • Fixes bugs affecting battery life
  • Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
  • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
  • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
  • Contains security improvements

So along with the bug fix for the battery life it also enables Siri to recognize the Australian Accent, as far as the security improvement goes as reported earlier by 9to 5 mac it also fix the  iPad 2 Smart Cover passcode security flaw. The public release is expected within a few week.

Below are the Direct Download Links to Download iOS 5.0.1 beta Note that your device will be needed to registered in the Apple Developer portal inorder to be able to update to it.

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iPhone 4S to Launch in 15 More Countries on 11th November

Keeping its promise of launching the iPhone 4s is as many countries as possible before the end of the year, Apple is doing every bit to achieve their 70 countries target before the end of  this year.

So as announced earlier Apple will be launching the iPhone4S in 15 more countries on 11th of November taking their tally up to the 44 countries mark, adding up to the 7 countries first phase launch and the 22 countries second phase launch in the month of October.

The following countries are included in the second phase:
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[How to] Lock and Password Protect Messages and Notifications on iPhone

It’s a usual thing that you get a message on your iDevice, and somebody in your vicinity manages to view your messages easily. Everyone needs a little privacy, and luckily, as reliably as clockwork, the jailbreak community is on hand to safeguard yours.

The new App called LockMessages which allows you to customize the alerts you receive on your Lockscreen or through the Notification Center.

This has features like:

  • User can change the sender’s name to a custom name of their choice.
  • User can alter the title to a generic sequence of characters, thus safeguarding your sensitive details.
  • Use now able set a passcode to Messages, providing a last line of defense against those who have the incessant need to busy themselves in the business of others.

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Gmail App for iOS Now Available Over App Store

So the rumors were indeed true,from the past couple of days we have been hearing about the official gmail app for iOS based devices is ready for the release and now after just hours of the rumor widespread the App is now available over App Store for all iOS 4+ devices.

Here are some of it’s key features:

● Receive notification badges for new messages
● Read your mail with threaded conversations
● Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting, and reporting spam
● Keep track of important messages with priority inbox
● Auto-complete contact names as you type
● Send and receive attachments
● Search through all your mail

With this release of the official Gmail app from google the main question arise why? If google had to launch this application on the iOS platform what took so much long to do so? and now as they are arche rivals  with Apple with their own Mobile Operating System,what’s really cooking in their mind?

Anyways for a moment just keep all the controversies and questions aside,just head over to the  App Store to Download Gmail app for iOS

Apple’s Very Own GarageBand Now Available On iPhone & iPod Touch

Amongst many of the apps we see on iPad, one of the most interesting apps to appear on the iPad has been Apple’s very own GarageBand. Its  features include the ability to play several instruments or just sit back and let the app play them for you, and also recording high quality original music.Previously the app was available only for iPad, which was quite adequate provided the amount of screen space it had to consume but, engineers at Apple have figured out how to port this app to the smaller screen sizes of the iPhone and iPod Touch.

New in version 1.1 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch:
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[How to] Improve Battery Life Of Your iPhone 4S

A couple of days back we broke the news to you about a certain battery problem for an iPhone 4S user. The problem appears to be affecting some iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users as well, indicating a likely software bug rather than a hardware defect.People at iDownloadBlog seemed to have worked out a solution that may not work for everybody, even though some folks are reporting seeing an improved battery performance.

It appears that the ‘Setting Time Zone’ function in iOS 5 can lead to excess power drain because the device is repeatedly polling the user’s location in order to set the time zone based on their current location (which is useful when traveling).

1. To disable this functionality, launch the Settings app.

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Apple Working to Fix iPhone 4S Battery Issues

There is bad news for all iPhone 4S users, reportedly its confirmed that new iPhone is suffering from poor battery life.

According to the reports, iPhone with poor battery have been circulating for last couple of weeks, as users said that their iPhones are working its way through 10% of battery every hour, even when just in standby.

Now here is quote of a user who is facing such a problem.

“My battery life was extremely poor – 10% drop in standby every hour. I noticed that the usage figure was roughly half that of standby, even when the phone was not being used, so I assumed something was crashing or running in the background. I switched off all the new features including Siri and location services, but it was still really poor. I also tried setting up a clean phone with no apps but it is still really poor.”

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