IOS5 | The Apple Daily - Part 2


After GTA III for iOS Announcement, Will Other Family Members follow?

Last month Rockstar’s  Grand Theft Auto III Celebrated it’s 10th anniversary of it’s launch and with that they also announced that the game will be making debut on the iOS based devices as well as some of the Android devices.

If that’s not enough, how about the GTA Vice City and San Andreas? Well after the announcement of GTA III on the iPhone and iPad and some of the selected android devices, geeks like us would definitely want the other family members from the popular series to come on the mobile platform, apparently DigitalTrends guys caught up with the makers of the game and asked the same question.

Here’s what they got as the answer, yes, since you’re probably wondering: It would be a “technical challenge” to deliver mobile ports of Vice City and San Andreas, but it is “very possible.”

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Siri Coming to a TV Near You in 2013 [Rumor]

“Siri” the most touted feature of the recently launched iPhone 4S might very well be seen on the TV sets made by Apple.In the recent past we have been hearing rumors about apple prepping new TV sets which will be made available in upcoming years and now as reported earlier by NYTimes that the TV’s which would most probably be launched in 2013 will pack in Siri Feature along with them.

Here’s what Nick Bilton from NYTimes said,
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Slide To Unlock Gesture Patent Awarded to Apple

Apple is well known for filing patents after patents for latest innovations in the tech world mostly for their iDevices the iPhones the iPads and the iPod Touches and also for the latest suing fiasco against Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Now to add one more to that Apple has bagged yet another patent for Slide-To-Unlock Gesture that is “Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image” courtesy US Patent and Trademark Office  .The patent was filed in 2009 invented by Chaudhri Imran (San Francisco, CA), Ording Bas (San Francisco, CA), Anzures Freddy Allen (San Francisco, CA), Van Os Marcel (San Francisco, CA), Lemay Stephen O. (San Francisco, CA), Forstall Scott (Mountain View, CA), Christie Greg (San Jose, CA).

The patent Abscract reads,

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[How to] Hide Mail From The Lock Screen In iOS 5

The notifications center of  iOS 5 allows you to view new messages and mail, but if you happen to receive sensitive or private emails on your iPhone or iPad, which you may want to hide from others then, you can do the following to stop the emails from showing up on the lock screen.

This is how you can hide your emails:

  • Open “Settings” and then tap on “Notifications”
  • Tap on “Mail” and scroll to the bottom to “View in Lock Screen” and slide the adjuster to OFF

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iPhone 4S’s Siri Cofounder Dag Kittlaus Leaves Apple

One of the most talked about and most appreciated feature of the iPhone 4S is Siri the voice based Artificial Intelligence system.
Though that feature became an instant hit we’ve got news coming from AllthingsD, earlier today Dag Kittlaus co-founder of Siri and also the CEO of the company which created Siri is no more working with Apple and will be taking a time off for his family which lives in Chicago and also exploring his entrepreneurial plans for the coming future.

Before working for Apple, Dag also worked at Motorola and was an entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford Research Institute.

Though Dag left from Apple after the iPhone 4S launch, it’s believed that the other executives who are currently working on Siri will stay at Apple.

UBS Estimates Over 42 million iPhone Sells This Quarter

We already knew that iPhone 4S was off to a flyer with over 1million preorders within First 24hours and over 4 million sells within first 3 days of it’s launch!

So the stage is already set for a record sells of the iPhone units to hit yet another milestone and as the iPhone 4S launches in 22 more countries on 28th October, the expected sells of the iPhone market would cross 42million as surveyed earlier by UBS bank.

“While the timing of the 70 (of 105) country launches could have some impact on sales ahead of the launch, the split, and hence, our estimates look conservative,” Um said.

Though Siri currently only supports few languages, analysts believe the initial 28 million unit estimate to be conservative.

With the rumors of iPhone 4S being launched in India and other countries those estimates looks quite achievable.

[via - AppleInsider]

[How to] Enable Private Browsing on iPad & iPhone with Safari in iOS 5

Do you feel the need to not disclose your browser history to your dear ones?Well now you can do so on your iPhone or iPad having Safari by enabling Private Browsing. This allows you to browse the web without saving a record of browser history, cache, logins, searches, and whatever else would normally be visible to everyone who use your  iOS device.

To Enable Private Browsing you can perform following steps:

  • Tap on “Settings” and then navigate to and tap on “Safari”
  • Under ‘Privacy’ slide the switch next to “Private Browsing” so that it displays “ON”

You can further tweak the Safari privacy by adjusting cookie behavior in the same menu. If you change your mind then, you can disable private browsing by going back to the same menu and sliding ‘ON’ to “OFF”.

If you do any online gift shopping, or a variety of other things on the web that you don’t want your dear one’s to discover, this is a great feature to get used. Other than losing the convenience of saved logins and cookies, there is no harm with leaving private mode enabled all the time.

iPhone 4S Preorder starts for 22 New Countries this Oct 28 – Order Yours Now!

iPhone 4S was launched a week ago in 7 countries with multiple carriers and with an overwhelming response it broke all its previous selling records with most of the carriers already running out of stock and the apple stores already going reservation only a few days ago.

So along with that release the second major release all around the world covering as many as 22 countries is scheduled for  28th October.

The countries are as follows, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

So Apple has already started working things out for the mega launch, as they have already started taking Preorders for the 28th October launch countries allowing people to buy the new iPhone 4S in advance. As of today the shipping time for the phone is 1-2 weeks according to the official Apple Store shipment. It won’t be surprising to see if this Pre Orders also gets record sells just like the earlier one before the 7 countries launch, when the Preorders sold 1 million units in the first 24 hours.

[via - MacStories]