What You Need to Know About iOS 5 – Part 5
More on iOS 5, GADG reveals new and updated apps for the upcoming mobile OS.
New App: Newsstand
Newsstand is more of an iOS folder than an app. It is Apple’s new approach for discovering and browsing magazines and newspapers on your iOS devices. Newsstand looks like a bookshelf that displays the covers of all of your newspaper and magazine subscriptions. New issues of your iOS subscriptions will automatically appear in the Newsstand while it downloads in the background.
New App: Reminders
Reminders is Apple’s new to-do list. Its most ingenious feature is its ability to tie alerts based on geographical location. Users can set up a reminder when they arrive at or depart from a specific venue. Users can also set a time-based reminder and a separate list of tasks. Owners of iOS device can sync Reminders via iCloud. However, advance features like contexts, tags, notes, manual task re-storing are not yet included in this app.
Updated App: Mail
Users can now flag a message in all versions of Mail by just simply tapping it. The Mail also supports rich text editing and full text searching — even for those messages that are in your server only.
Updated App: Calendar
You can now have a week view of your calendar, even when your iOS device is in landscape mode.
Updated App: FaceTime
According to Apple, the FaceTime video quality in iOS 5 is now better, and it supports mid-call invitation alerts. Still, you cannot place FaceTime calls over 3G.
Updated App: Maps
New in iOS 5, Maps can now suggest alternate route. However, there are still no signs of any turn-by-turn GPS navigation like that from Android.
Updated App: Camera and Photo
The Camera and Photo app sports a variety of features in iOS 5. With iOS 5, you can now use the volume button on your iPhone as the camera shutter, while you can optionally enable grid lines while composing your images. Your photos can also be modified in various way, like red-eye reduction, rotating, cropping and through iPhoto’s One-touch Enhance.
Updated App: Safari
Safari now supports tabbed browsing on your iPad. A cleaner view of the Safari Reader also makes a plunge to iOS 5, while the new Reading List stores URLs for revisiting later.