Among the many new features in Apple’s iOS version 5 is the ability to update the operating system â€œover the airâ€ without attaching it to a computer. An added bonus of updating in this manner is a smaller (and thus much quicker) differential or delta download. Today, Apple released the first over the air update to iOS, 5.0.1. Here’s how to trigger an automatic over the air update.
Siri is AWOL After Upgrading to the iPhone 4S
One of the most important features in the new Apple iPhone 4S is Siri, the voice controlled â€œinformation assistantâ€. But folks like me who upgraded from a previous iPhone might not find Siri on our new Where did you go, searingphone. The reason: the upgrade process disables Siri! Here’s how to fix it.
How Apple iCloud Will Challenge the Storage Status Quo
iCloud is a key enabler of the “post-PC” experience for iOS users. It supports wireless daily backup, storage of purchased music, apps, and books, and synchronization. It also has some interesting Mac OS X features, and it’s free. But the most-compelling feature of iCloud is what it means to future applications on iDevices, the Mac, and even Windows!
iOS 5 Will Support Exchange ActiveSync Tasks
One of the most common requests from readers of my iPhone and iPad Exchange ActiveSync guides is support for synchronization of tasks. Added in Exchange Server 2003 SP2, wireless synchronization of tasks has not been consistently implemented by mobile devices. Android doesn’t have it, and neither does Windows Phone 7 (yet). But iOS 5 will indeed include wireless, over-the-air synchronization of Exchange tasks using ActiveSync.