iCloud Enhanced; 4 Other Interesting iOS 6 Features Include Maps, Safari
Many think that iCloud is one of the most interesting features of Apple's new operating software iOS 6. There are also other interesting features that came along with iOS 6.
The new updated iTunes now has iCloud built in.
There will also be updates to iCloud. Notes and reminders will synch up with other mobile devices and Mac PCs but will not support location based reminders, according to Latinos Post. The new lost mode in Find my Phone will enable users to lock any iOS 6 device remotely, ensuring that no one will be able to utilize it while it is lost. The new feature will track the device and email the user updates of any location changes. Lost Mode will also allow users to see locations that the iOS device has visited on a map. iCalender will no longer have Reminders, since they now have their own app.
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According to Slashgear, one change is "a brand new drop-down notifications bar - what you're seeing here is a note from the Apple calendar showing us that we've got an imminent date with a skateboard. The other update is that Notes is now a cross-platform system - now in the browser-based iCloud environment, you'll be able to make a note to yourself on your iPhone or iPad and have it wherever you need it, no matter the device - just head to the web browser."
There will be an update to Photo Stream. Now, iOS 6 makes it easy to share photos with friends and family, as well as share photos with other iOS devices on the same account, according to CNET.
"Now you'll be able to select photos you would like to share, touch the share button, and send them to as many contacts as you want. Apple has also added the ability to 'Like' and comment on shared photos. This iOS 6 feature works on both Wi-Fi and cellular connections," according to CNET.
Without near-field communications (NFC), Apple has instead put in Passport. According to InformationWeek, Passport is "a loyally card app of sorts that acts as a digital repository for a variety of plastic and paper coupons, passes, and tickets. Passport isn't a tap-and-pay alternative to the credit card, but given the newness of NFC--most users haven't heard of it or know what it does--that's probably not a problem just yet."
Passbook allows users to get all their passes in one place, such as boarding passes, tickets, and coupons. It will also give credit card data and customer rewards cards. According to Gizmodo, "either with the use of a QR code or bluetooth, merchants can collect your payment info and send you on your way."
According to Information Week, Safari in iOS 6 uses iCloud Tabs to track which pages you are browsing. "Say, for instance, you're using Safari on an iPhone at work. When you get home, you can pick up your iPad and resume where you left off. Safari in iOS 6 also supports full-screen browsing in landscape mode, and also saves full Web pages to your Reading List," IW explained.
According to MacWorld, iCloud Tabs syncs between all your Macs and iOS devices configured with the same iCloud account with any tabs open on any of those devices. "Instead of the hassle of emailing one or more URLs to yourself, iCloud Tabs lets you quickly view--on the device you're currently using--any tab open on any of your iCloud-synced devices."
Also, there is media uploading, and a new tab limit. The eight-page limit remains on Apple's smaller devices, but on the iPad, you can open up to 24 tabs (good to know for upcoming iPad Mini).
The new operating system will not have YouTube or Google Maps. Instead, Apple revealed a new Maps app made completely in-house. According to Gizmodo, it will be complete with data from TomTom. It will also have 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions.
According to IW, it has real-time traffic information too.
According to Cnet, the new iOS 6 said to have 200 new features.