Wednesday, October 12, 2011

iOS 5 has arrived! What's new? What's cool?

Hey Sasaki Time fans! I just downloaded and installed the new iOS 5 for my iPhone and I love it! I am going to give all of you a quick rundown on some of my favorite features!

1. Notification Center
     My favorite new feature is Notification Center. New notifications appear briefly at the top of your screen.
At last, Apple will get rid of the annoying popups that interrupted you while you were doing anything on the iPhone. It not only does Notification Center includes app notification, but widgets that show information such as the weather. The notifications extend to the lock screen too, so you can see more stuff right away without unlocking your phone. For those of you that jailbreak think of it as Apple's version of intelliscreen. Sliding your finger on it will automatically lead you to the app that generated that notification. Notification Center clearly destroys the old pop-up mess we had since day one of the iPhone. Well done and about time Apple!

2. iMessage
     My next favorite feature, is a new messaging system called iMessage. It works between all iOS 5 devices, allowing you to leave conversations on your iPhone and continue them in your iPad. It comes with delivery notification as well. However, it doesn't work with other non-iOS devices. Another reason for people to just buy Apple products. If most of your friends are on iOs devices, then there would be no need to buy a SMS or MMS package.

3.Twitter integration
    And do I mean Twitter integration everywhere! You will are able to use your to directly post the image to Twitter. The YouTube App, Safari or even Maps will support direct sharing in Twitter. It also adds a new Twitter address field to your Contacts application.

4. new camera app and photos
     The new Camera app gets two of the most-requested features of the iOS. The first is a shortcut in the lock screen to access the camera right away, so you don't have to unlock and then click on the Camera icon, which often makes you lose the moment. Just double tap the home button to get the camera icon to come up on the lockscreen slider. The other one, is using one of the volume buttons as the shutter button. Just press + and that's it: CLICK! Thank you again Apple! The new app also includes basic photo editing. It includes quick enhance—which basically sharpens your image, making shadows and highlights more detailed, and correct color automatically. It also include red eye reduction and cropping Both of these are features that I wanted. So once again thank you Apple!

 There are hundreds more features that have been added. Please feel free to share yours! Until then, I'm off to check out whatever other features I can find on iOS5!

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