iOS 9 is now running on 70 percent of compatible devices just over two months after making its public debut. The update has increased its share by 4 percent over the last month alone, while iOS 8 and earlier versions of Apple’s platform have seen their share fall.
Google has updated its official Search app for iOS to enable always-on “Ok Google,” and to make other welcome improvements. Users can now perform searches using their voice without having to tap the microphone button.
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are adopting iOS 7 at an amazingly fast rate, says a report by Chitika. The report claims that after 48 hours almost 32% of its measured iOS web traffic is now coming from devices running iOS 7. This skyrocketing jump beats out iOS 6, which only climbed to 24.7% in its first two days of availability and took three days to cross the 30% threshold.
9to5Mac is reporting that the latest betas of Apple TV iOS not only includes support for Bluetooth, but you can successfully pair a Bluetooth keyboard with an Apple TV for typing searches (and passwords).
A posting on Apple’s jobs page looking for interns who speak Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish to work on Siri points to new languages coming soon.
Odd that this didn’t come to light earlier, but seems that there was a pretty significant bug introduced in iOS 6.0, which is fixed in iOS 6.0.1, that causes podcast episodes to download over and over again while you’re listening to the episode. Essentially, although you might have finished downloading the whole file in the first couple minutes, iOS would go back and re-download it all over again. And again. And again.
Lots of folks had persistent (and annoying) issues with WiFi on their iPhone 5s and other iOS devices with iOS 6. I had to troubleshoot, oh, all the iOS devices in my house to get the WiFi back up to snuff. When iOS 6.0.1 was released, all the problems were supposed to be fixed, but were they?
Fire up your General Settings folks! Apple just pushed out iOS 6.0.1 that is supposed to fix a host of issues. iPhone 5 owners, you have one extra step to install the update.