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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why get the #iPhone5. - Just UPGRADE to iOS6 NOW...

Apple's Maps app for iOS 6.UPDATE 2: Well I think I will WAIT a little until I download #iOS6. Reports coming in say the "New" Apple iOS Maps is, well, JUNK! Numerous reports from countless uses are "LOST", LITERATELY!

In Apple's hate and ongoing feud with Google, and vis versa, they have rushed to banish ALL Google products from there iOS, "OFF WITH THERE HEADS!" Now they have approved the new YouTube stand alone App back into the Apple party, but there angry replacement of Google Maps with there partnership with TomTom is childish as only they can be.

Are we just used to Google Maps sort of like that comfy ripped pair of jeans we wear that now also has become "Cool"? Google Maps isn't perfect, IT JUST WORKS!  

no, #ios6maps, I don’t have to take a ferry to walk that. see that bridge there? you may have heard of it.
From iOS6-But I Would use the Golden Gate Bridge
iOS 6 Maps' lack of transit, Street View, POI data and sub-standard traffic reportage in lieu of them, Apple focused on turn-by-turn navigation, 3D Flyover views and its own traffic data. It also boast's of voice navigation(available only on the 4S & 5)but if it's telling you the wrong way to go then shut up! The Quality, well, users were reporting that Paddington station had vanished, London had been relocated to Ontario, the Sears Tower in Chicago had shrunk, and Helsinki railway station had been turned into a park.

SOLUTION: If you have already updated to #iOS6. or just ordered the #iPhone5. he's what you can do until Apple fixes this mess or, PLEASE GOD, Google comes out with a stand alone app:

Click this link for Step-By-Step Directions How to get Google Maps back onto iOS 6 as a 'web app' 
vie  @SAI_Tools

I'm just waiting for the Apple statement saying that there new "MAPS" is in Beta!!!!!

UPDATE: 1: Well the problem's has been flowing in about Apple's recent update to #iOS6.

First this file is HUGE! 2.5GB! Make sure you have the space on your #iPhone or #iPad and enough battery life to finish the Job!

1.Users who report that after updating to iOS 6, they can no longer connect to Wi-Fi networks. When a connection attempt is made, their devices pop up a login screen that simply displays Apple’s (AAPL) website and offers nowhere to input any login credentials. When the screen is dismissed, the users’ devices fail to connect to the network. The issue seems to exist on open and secure Wi-Fi networks, and it affects saved networks as well. SOLUTION:  Many users report that the issue can be resolved by going to Settings > General > Reset on an affected device and selecting “Reset Network Settings,” or by simply toggling Wi-Fi on and off.

2.Process of downloading the massive update itself, which clocked in at a hefty 2.5 GB. iOS 6 is an “over the air” upgrade, meaning no connection to iTunes is required. It also meant that millions of early adopters were all trying to grab the file at the same time when it first appeared in Software Update Wednesday morning some shared reports of up to 5 hours download time!

3.Some users reported that their Music libraries had suddenly vanished. Playlist, Artist and Album names all remained, but the tracks themselves were unavailable.
A spinning wheel in the upper left corner of the device’s screen indicated that the Music app was trying to access something, but the songs remained stubbornly invisible, even to Siri. I have seen no Solution available yet.

4.App Store and Passbook "Can't Connect to iTunes Store" Error. Numerous reports of this going around, some unable to connect to App Store, SOme updating Apps while others are unable to view Passbook apps when connecting from the Passbook application. I Noticed this Possible Solution Posted on Apple's Support Forum Go to Settings>General>Date and Time>Set Automatically>Off. Set the date one year ahead. Try to [update the apps again or press the button from Passbook]. If you get an error message, go back to the settings. Correct the date and time (set automatically) then go back and try [again].

If I find any others I will pass along. If you have experienced any issues leave a comment below!

We ALL waited for the #iPhone5. to come out.

While it's great with it's speedy 4G LTE networks, a speedy new Apple-designed A6 chip, new screen, 4-inches diagonally, 18% thinner and 20% lighter than BLAH BLAH BLAH...

I get it!! It's NICE, BUT a LOT of the other "NEW" features for the iPhone 5 is part of  IOS6 that comes out Wednesday September 19, 2012 and will work just fine with the 4S the 4 and according to Apples web site even the 3GS. As well as the #iPad2 and the "NEW" iPad.

WARNING: When you upgrade your #Apple device to the new iOS6 the #YouTube App will NOT be included! Don't fret though, #Google has made an updated version available from the #iTunes stole for Free. Click on HERE for the Link.

Lets take a look at some of the NEW features included with iOS6....

It Better Keep me on the Road.
Now I get lost leaving my Driveway, so the announcement that #Apple is replacing Google Maps with there own makes me a little frightened to back out of my driveway!! Google's new iOS app is not ready so we re stuck with the Apple's version. Learn more about it HERE 

The Apple voice activated Personal assistant that is forever in Beta!
I remember when I first got my iPhone 4S I was so excited about Siri. Having seen all those apple commercials with those big stars and ordinary people it seamed that there was nothing it couldn't do. Well while it is very useful, sometimes, I must admit I have been using it less and less. Now it's suppose to open some Apps, as my dad would say, "WE' LL SEE" Learn more about it HERE.

That place where you go to tell the world you've changed your socks!!
Ok, I'll admit it, I'm not a big fan of facebook. Oh I have a page, 
(<FRIEND ME HERE.>) But never really have gotten into it like I have #TWITTER   
Now it's inter grated right into the iPhone like Twitter. Share Photos etc. with ease. 

Apple always updates this just DON'T cross the STREAMS!!
Now you can share just the photos you want, with just the people you choose. Simply select photos from the Photos app, tap the Share button, choose who you want to share your photos with, and they’re on their way.  
Ticket, Boarding Pass, Card and Coupon. Hmmm, sounds like a Filing Cabinet!!
Your boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more are now all in one place. With Passbook, you can scan your iPhone or iPod touch to check in for a flight, get into a movie, and redeem a coupon.

Very rarely use this.....
FaceTime now works over cellular networks as well as Wi-Fi, so you can make and receive FaceTime calls wherever you happen to be.3 You can even make and receive FaceTime calls on your iPad using your phone number. That means you can use FaceTime wherever you are, on any device. And never miss another wink, smile, air kiss, or eye roll.

Now this is very useful. Remember when Cell Phones where use to make and receive calls.....
iOS 6 adds new calling features to your iPhone. Now when you decline an incoming call, you can instantly reply with a text message or set a callback reminder. And when things are just too hectic, turn on Do Not Disturb and you won’t be bothered by anyone — except can’t-miss contacts like your boss or your better half.

You Have...wait that's someone else. Must admit, I use my iOS device to get my mail MOST of the time!
Redesigned with a more streamlined interface for easier reading and writing, Mail in iOS 6 lets you set up a VIP list so you’ll never miss an important message from your accountant, your boss, or your BFF. It’s even easier to add photos and videos to email messages. And to refresh your mailboxes, all you have to do is swipe down.
Searching the web for me is a 24/7 activity..... 
iCloud Tabs keeps track of which pages you have open on your devices, so you can start browsing on one device and pick up right where you left off, on whatever device is handy. Safari now saves web pages — not just links — in your Reading List, so you can catch up on your reading even when you can’t connect to the Internet.4 And when you’re posting a photo or video to eBay, Craigslist, or another site, you can take photos and video — or choose from your Camera Roll — without leaving Safari. When you really want to see the whole picture, turn your iPhone or iPod touch to landscape and tap the full-screen icon to view web pages without distractions.

A great upgrade to those that are physically challenged.
iOS 6 comes with even more features to make it easier for people with vision, hearing, learning, and mobility disabilities to get the most from their iOS devices. Guided Access helps students with disabilities such as autism remain on task and focused on content. It allows a parent, teacher, or administrator to limit an iOS device to one app by disabling the Home button, as well as restrict touch input on certain areas of the screen. VoiceOver, the revolutionary screen reader for blind and low-vision users, is now integrated with Maps, AssistiveTouch, and Zoom. And Apple is working with top manufacturers to introduce Made for iPhone hearing aids that will deliver a power-efficient, high-quality digital audio experience.


This is probably the one feature I am really looking forward too.
The new panorama feature for iPhone and iPod touch lets you capture everything from a momentous family reunion photo to a sweeping vista.6 With one simple motion you can shoot up to 240 degrees — even vertically, to get that redwood tree, say. Then hardware and software work together to create one seamless, high-resolution panorama.

Others are "Find My iPhone"  iOS 6 and iCloud now offer Lost Mode, making it even easier to use Find My iPhone to locate and protect a missing device. "Find My Friend" assuming you have some of course, Those who share their locations with you appear on a map so you can quickly see where they are and what they’re up to. And with iOS 6, you can get location-based alerts — like when your kids leave school or arrive home. Remodeled Stores including redesigned iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore.

In fact Apple states there are over 200+ new and updates features in iOS6. So don't run out and get a