Apple iOS 6 coming September 19th

Apple iOS 6

Apple is set to release iOS 6 on September 19th. The company’s next-generation mobile operating system brings a new mapping application to replace Google Maps, improved Siri voice assistant functionality, and the ability to do more things from the notification center, such as respond to messages. The new iPhone 5 and 5th-generation iPod touch will be preloaded with iOS 6 once they start shipping. But… Read more »

Google releases standalone YouTube app for iOS

YouTube for iOS

Every Apple iOS device from the original iPhone to the latest iPad has shipped with a YouTube app pre-installed. But with the launch of iOS 6 this year, Apple is killing that app. Now  Google is stepping up to fill in the gap, by offering an official app. It’s available as a free download from the App Store. The app provides a central location to… Read more »

Apple releases iOS 6 beta 3 to developers

iOS 6

Apple’s latest beta version of iOS 6 is now available for developers to download. If you have a developer account, you should be able to grab the over-the-air iOS 6 beta 3 update directly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can also download the software from developer.apple.com. It’s likely that many of the changes are hidden below the surface, but 9 to 5… Read more »

Redsn0w 0.9.14b2 released, downgrades baseband on more iPhones

Redsn0w 0.9.14b2

The iOS hackers at the iPhone Dev Team have released Redsn0w 0.9.14b2 for Windows and OS X. The latest version of the popular jailbreaking utility brings two major improvements. First, there’s now support for downgrading the baseband on a wider range of iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS models. This makes it possible to unlock an iPhone so it can be used on a different wireless… Read more »

Change your default browser in iOS with BrowserChooser (jailbreak)

BrowserChooser

Apple doesn’t make it easy to change the default web browser on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. While you can install plenty of alternate web browsers, any time you click a link in an email, text message, or other app, it will open in Safari. But if you have a jailbroken device, you can install a third party app called BrowserChooser which lets you… Read more »

Apple launches Podcasts app for iOS

Podcasts for iOS

Podcasting got its name from Apple’s iPod products. But when Apple released the first iPhone, it didn’t bother offering a standalone app for podcasts. Instead if you wanted to download internet radio programs to your device you used the Music app. But the Music app for iOS has never made downloading or managing podcasts all that easy. Now Apple has finally introduced an official Podcasts… Read more »

Apple iOS 6 beta 2 now available for developers

iOS 6 beta 2

Apple has released a second beta of iOS 6, it’s upcoming mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You’ll need an Apple developer account (or access to someone who has one) in order to install the beta on your mobile device. While the details of the update are technically protected by a non-disclosure agreement, some developers seem to be happy to ignore the… Read more »

Gmail for iOS now supports Notification Center, persistent login

Gmail app for iOS

Google has offered a Gmail app for iOS for a while, but up until recently it’s been missing some of the features you get with Apple’s default Mail app. Today Google released an update adding some of those features, giving you at least two less reasons to use Mail instead of Gmail. The first change is support for the iOS Notification Center. This lets you receive… Read more »