iOS 5

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES -

Comes from: Ap­ple Inc

What’s new: The lat­est up­grade from Ap­ple is aimed at en­hanc­ing util­ity. That’s why we now

have a much needed no­ti­fi­ca­tion cen­tre that brings all alerts to one place. Very sim­i­lar to Android, you can

ac­cess all pend­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tions by swip­ing the finger from top to bot­tom. But it isn’t re­stric­tive. Users can choose

the form in which they wish to re­ceive the no­ti­fi­ca­tion—a ban­ner at the top or an alert that ap­pears in the mid­dle of

the dis­play. Even if the screen is locked, a sim­ple swipe across the no­ti­fi­ca­tion takes users straight to the re­quired app. It

also has imes­sage, where text mes­sages can be ex­changed us­ing Wi-fi or GPRS across IOS de­vices, in­clud­ing the ipod,

iphone and ipad us­ing your Ap­ple ID. Twit­ter too has been in­te­grated with the phone’s op­er­a­tion and users can tweet from

Sa­fari, pho­tos, cam­era, Youtube and Maps. The up­grade also adds a cam­era key to the locked screen that ap­pears when

the home­screen is pressed twice. Edit­ing and crop­ping im­ages, auto-en­hance and red-eye re­moval are the new fea­tures

for edit­ing im­ages. News­stand brings all news­pa­per and magazines un­der one hood whereas Re­minder pokes you

about tasks. The OS up­grade is ac­com­pa­nied by the pub­lic re­lease of icloud that aims to al­low users to ac­cess

con­tent and data across all Ap­ple de­vices with­out man­ual sync­ing.

Hand­sets: The iphone 4S will be com­ing to In­dia, but IOS 5 is avail­able for up­grade on

the iphone 4 as well as the iphone 3GS.

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