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iOS 6 became available for download early this morning. After installing it on my iPhone I can tell you that patience is important.
Just like when iOS 5 arrived, a lot pf people are having problems downloading it. It took me two goes this morning on my iPhone. The first time I was trying to use applications at the same time and I dont think it liked it. So if your having problems, try what I did; change the auto screen lock to ‘never’ so you can watch it download and just be very patient. I would also recommend plugging the device into a charger.
Anyway, mine took almost an hour to complete, which is a little long. The wait was worth it though.
Having an iPhone 4, I was a little worried that I would miss out on some of the updates but it looks like the only thing really is the siri update.
My favourite and probably the biggest change in iOS 6 is the new maps. I previously used other map apps when driving because the old iPhone maps did not include turn by turn navigation which was up to my standards. I have not been for a drive yet but the maps app already looks very good.
Being able to use the app in landscape position is a significant improvement for me. It is now a lot easier and safer for me to find my location.
Another sneeky thing that I have just noticed is that you can now Tweet from the notification center. If you slide it down from the top of the screen a tweet box appears. Thats handy I suppose.
Safari has also had a little spruce up. You can now share via Facebook and the whole thing looks a lot better.
The app store has had some design upgrades and looks very impressive. The Genius tool has become the center option. I never use it but its not hiding anymore.
YouTube has just dissapeared which means that you need to download the new idependant YouTube app. Dont worry its a lot better than the old one anyway.
Most of the apps that come included in the iPhone have had small adjustments, some just a colour change.
The coolest change for me is the maps, just because I drive a lot. Once you download iOS 6, get into it and explore the new upgrades. I plan to install it on my iPad later.
Let me know how you feel about it.
Check out a full run down of the updates from Apple here
Edit: There is currently world wide problems connecting to wifi with iOS 6, hold fire on downloading it if this will effect you. Hopefully they will fix it soon…Read More
We’ve looked at TomTom in the past, way back when it first came out, but since then there have been a number of updates drop which have given you updated maps, vehicles, Map Share™ and additional voices that you can download (only you’ll need to be a Star Wars fan). But recently TomTom released their latest version [1.7] which also includes HD Traffic. Keep reading to see our look at this new premium service.…Read More
Any of you that have been with us from the start will know that Sygic Mobile Maps was one of the first turn-by-turn apps produced for New Zealand and the first that we ever reviewed, and well… let’s just say it holds a special place in our hearts. A year or so after Mobile Maps hit the store, Sygic launched a second turn-by-turn app, Aura.
Since the launch of Aura, both apps have happily co-existed side-by-side as two distinct products, allowing consumers to choose which of the two suits them most and purchase accordingly. Now, however, it would seem that Sygic have disowned their first-born, and will convert Mobile Maps to Aura via a software update whether you like it or not. While we’re certain that Sygic are rolling out with the best of intentions, we don’t think it’s right. Read on for our thoughts.…Read More