I’ve only had my phone upgraded to iOS 5 for 2 days, but with everyone getting their iPhone 4S today, I wanted to post some lesser known or forgotten iOS 5 features that are still pretty cool. I know, how can we forget something that just launched 2 days ago!
Some you might just not know how to use (like weren’t we supposed to be able to find our friends, it’s a downloadable APP!). Oh, and there are tons of new options under “Accessibility” which seem to be hidden.
Here are 10 feature you may not know existed, but I kinda like…
I’ve seen a huge spike in traffic on my site searching for iOS lost contacts. We now have 6 different solutions to restore your contacts.
Thought I’d post something specifically regarding iOS 5, and some solutions that are out there. Personally I had no problems upgrading, and think losing contacts may just be because the initial “sync” hasn’t gone through yet (remember an iOS upgrade resets your phone to base iOS 5, then imports your information after).
- OTA (Over the Air) updates
- iCloud Bckups
- Wi-Fi Sync
- Notification Center
- Camera/Photo updates
- Keyboard split (iPad only)
Apple has released iOS 5 publicly. The update includes a ton of features.
To install iOS 5 on any iPhone 3GS, 4 or newer iPod Touch:
- Connect your device to iTunes
- Click on your device under “Devices” in the left bar
- Click on “Check for Update”
- Select “Download and Install”
Be sure you have iTunes 10.5 (I think you need this first).
To update your iTunes you can:
- Open iTunes
- Click Help -> Check for Updates
This talk at WordCamp Boston covers a handful of techniques for marketing your blog.
You can download it at apple.com/itunes. The official release version of 10.5 is downloadable (I couldn’t update iTunes to 10.5, but I was running a 10.5 beta).
New stuff includes:
- Support for iCloud
- Automatic downlaods
- Support for iOS 5 devices
- Wi-Fi Syncing (yay)
That’s about it, now we wait for iOS to be released tomorrow hopefully.
K. Adam White does an excellent job reviewing many aspects of Custom Post Types in WordPress in his talk at WordCamp Boston last month.
Included in the review:
- Plugins useful with Custom Post Types
- Cost/Benefit of Custom Post Types
- Why you would use Custom Post Types
- How to build a Custom Post Type
- Some general Q&A
Who wouldn’t want this?