For iOS 5, Apple teamed up with Twitter and included native Twitter integration. The deep integration allows developers to implement Twitter in apps with little effort. As such, users will begin to see the new integration more often as developers take advantage of the new feature. … Read more
Verizon's "can you hear me now?" guy has retired from that gig, but it now seems people receiving calls from an iPhone 4S are picking up the torch and asking the same question.
That's because there seems to be a bug--reported on all three major iPhone carriers in the U.S.--that's occasionally keeping owners of the new iPhone from hearing anything in their earpiece when making outgoing calls. … Read more
This week brought good news for those affected with lackluster iPhone battery life after upgrading to iOS 5. Help is on the way.
Apple copped to the quick drainage problem and said it was working on a fix in the form of a software update that will arrive to users in the "next few weeks."
In the meantime, the company pushed out two uncharacteristically quick, nearly back to back betas of iOS 5.0.1 to developers, the software that includes the fix, along with patches to other bugs that were in the initial release of the iOS … Read more
Less than two days after issuing its first crack at a fix for iOS 5's battery draining issue, Apple has issued a new version of the software to developers, suggesting its public release may come sooner than expected.
Apple today posted a second beta of iOS 5.0.1 to its developer site, an update to the initial release of iOS 5 that fixes a handful of bugs while adding new features to the original iPad.
During the iOS 5 beta period, we covered how to mirror an iPad 2 with a TV using AirPlay and an Apple TV. With the release of the iPhone 4S, Apple brings the mirroring feature to its newest handset. … Read more
Apple has given developers a new version of iOS 5 to test that promises to squash bugs that affect battery life.
This afternoon the company seeded a beta of iOS 5.0.1, which represents the first revision to the software since its public release on October 12.
According to BGR, which spotted the update on Apple's developer site, the new software fixes a handful of bugs, and even brings new features to the iPad.
Apple has finally broken radio silence over criticisms of lackluster battery life affecting iPhones old and new since releasing iOS 5 last month.
In a statement provided to AllThingsD, the company said it's aware of the problem and plans on offering a fix in the form of a software update.
"A small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices," Apple told the outlet. "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks."
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Though much of the troubleshooting attention for the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 has been focused on battery draining issues, another problem has surfaced: users who have activated the Personal Hotspot feature are finding that it is disappearing suddenly.
TiPb is reporting that several people have been complaining that the Hotspot feature, an extra $20 per month on AT&T that allows users to tether other devices to their iPhone for Internet usage, is no longer showing up in the settings of iOS.
The report then offers a couple of solutions, which users are reporting work in varying degrees. … Read more
Apple promised superior battery life on the iPhone 4S and iOS 5, but hundreds of complaints in Apple's forums prove otherwise. iPhone owners are angry about constantly having to plug in their phones, even with light usage.
Apparently Apple is investigating the issue, which one user says is as bad as 12 percent battery drops every 30 minutes, in which case the phone is little better than a brick. Such unacceptable battery performance just begs for the question, "Siri, what the heck is wrong with my iPhone's battery life?"
Luckily, there is an answer. To help … Read more
After upgrading to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4, I noticed that my Twitter app was not behaving up to snuff. My troubleshooting investigation led to some interesting realizations about how Twitter is integrated in iOS 5.
Twitter's role in Apple's latest mobile operating system is a bit different from other apps. The issue I was having was that the Mentions tab in my Twitter app was not updating. I knew from reading my account feed that some of my Twitter followers were sending me tweets, but I was not getting notified and they were not appearing in … Read more