Are You Having Battery Life Issues After iOS 6.0.2?

Are You Having Battery Life Issues After iOS 6.0.2?

Yesterday Apple released iOS 6.0.2 for iPhone 5 and iPad mini which is supposed to fix lingering WiFi issues in both devices, but has this update caused battery life to plummet as well?

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Are U.S. Emergency Alerts Working on Your iPhone?

Are U.S. Emergency Alerts Working on Your iPhone?

The U.S. National Weather service said that it would start sending emergency bulletins directly to people’s phones earlier this year. Looks like the system is working for more people now.

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Facebook Helping Advertisers to Install Apps Without Leaving the Facebook App

Facebook Helping Advertisers to Install Apps Without Leaving the Facebook App

Facebook is helping developers—and advertisers—get more people to install iOS apps right from the Facebook app itself, without needing to leave the Facebook app. This doesn’t, however, signify anything more than Facebook tapping into existing iOS APIs within its own app.

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iOS 6.0.2 out: Update folks (iPhone 5 and iPad mini Only)

iOS 6.0.2 out: Update folks (iPhone 5 and iPad mini Only)

Just getting word now that Apple has pushed out an update to iOS 6 that is supposed to fix WiFi issues.

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Gifting Apps in iOS 6 Returns!

Gifting Apps in iOS 6 Returns!

Just in time for (virtual) gift giving, Apple has just (and with the usual lack of fanfare) turned back on the ability to gift apps through the iOS App Store

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Samsung isn’t Sticky Enough Even for Its Chief Strategy Officer

Samsung isn’t Sticky Enough Even for Its Chief Strategy Officer

A couple articles came out today, one from Reuters one from MIT, that illustrate just how sticky and compelling Apple devices are. And one of the articles comes from an interview with a Samsung exec. The takeaway point: Samsung can’t be open and sticky. It’s the closed and interoperable system that Apple has made that works.

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Eric Schmidt Thinks Android Has Already Won the Platform War, I Beg to Differ

Eric Schmidt Thinks Android Has Already Won the Platform War, I Beg to Differ

Eric Schmidt is talking smack about Apple again. This time it’s to say that Android has won the platform war against Apple. Oddly, he likens the battle to Microsoft versus Apple, which I don’t know if we ever got a clear winner in that one. However, I think while Android certainly has the install base numbers, they certainly don’t have the numbers where it counts—who is using the OS the most to go online or buy stuff.

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Guy Kawasaki Leaves iOS for Android, But Is This a Problem?

Guy Kawasaki Leaves iOS for Android, But Is This a Problem?

Guy Kawasaki is the progenitor of all Apple fan boys and girls. He was Apple’s Chief Evangelist in the early Mac days and has been a huge Apple fan—until now. Today Guy uses all Android mobile devices (nothing said about his choice of desktop or laptop), why? Because Apple missed the innovation boat for him.

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Fresh Concepts for Notification Center

Fresh Concepts for Notification Center

While I appreciate the new Notifications that iOS 5 ushered in, I’ve never been a fan of the Notifications Center (can’t say I even use it once a month). Some interesting concepts from Alex Saretzky could change that.

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Bluetooth Keyboard Support Coming to Apple TV in Next OS Update

Bluetooth Keyboard Support Coming to Apple TV in Next OS Update

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).

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