Posts Tagged ‘iCloud’
Google Wants You To Sync Contacts With Your iOS Device
Last Updated on Thursday, 4 October 2012 08:35 Written by Laddie13 Thursday, 4 October 2012 08:35
It’s nice to see that Apple’s beef with Google isn’t affecting users of Apple devices. iOS 6 brought about the removal of YouTube which was pre-installed on all iOS devices before the latest update. Google was quick to fix the issue by making a new and improved version of the YouTube app available for free at the App Store. Now the search giant has announced that iOS users will be able to sync their Contact App with Google contacts. Much like calendars, Google will be using an open protocol for contacts, allowing your built-in address book to stay in sync with Gmail.
This will mostly benefit people who mainly use Google Contacts. The Mail app that is built-in is already decent about finding email addresses you’ve used in the past, if that’s the only reason you use Google contacts you won’t need to use this synching. However if all of your contacts are maintained in Gmail, this new way of syncing will make your life much easier.
Synching with Google contacts will not sync your contacts with iCloud, you must depend on Google to sync and store your contacts. It will add the built-in iOS Facebook integration but doesn’t add Facebook info to Google Contacts. It merges Facebook to your iOS Contacts but it will be two separate contact cards side by side. Read more: Google Wants You To Sync Contacts With Your iOS Device
WWDC 2012: iOS 6 heading to iDevices. Surprise, surprise!
Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 06:52 Written by LoganDX Monday, 11 June 2012 03:44
Apple lived up to one of the rampant internet rumors at WWDC: iOS 6 is coming and soon. Declaring the OS has over 200 new additions, the company continued to pimp out Siri first and foremost. The virtual assistant will soon be able to deliver all sorts of new bits of info just for the asking. Sports buffs can get player stats, league info and scores out the wazoo! Besides finding restaurants, Siri is now partnering with Yelp and OpenTable to tell whether that ramen shop is any good and if so, you can make yourself and BFF a reservation.
Siri will have better functionality for the movie going crowd as well – show times, movie previews, actor info and reviews will make any late night cinema run easy as pie. Siri will also launch apps, becoming more like a real assistant with every tweak. Apple is crafting a new feature dubbed “Eyes Free”, a feature that will allow car builders to fashion a handy button on the steering wheel to access Siri instantly. iPad users will finally get Siri with iOS 6, something the tablet crowd has been crying over.
Other enhancements to the OS include a redesigned Facebook integration. Users can respond directly through the Notification Center now or fire up chatterbox Siri. Facebook has its tendrils wrapped around some apps as well, particularly iTunes and the APP Store; publishing “Likes”, shares etc. to the social network right inside the app. Events, birthdays, and calendars from Zuck’s site will latch on to the device’s calendar in iOS 6.
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Introducing LG’s Answer To iCloud, LG Cloud
Last Updated on Friday, 4 May 2012 06:00 Written by Laddie13 Friday, 4 May 2012 03:27
LG recently announced a beta release of its version of iCloud that they are calling LG Cloud. LG Cloud allows users to manage and consume all types of content on Android phones, PC’s and smart TV’s. To use the service you need to download the LG Cloud app from Google Play or LG SmartWorld store app store from their Android smartphones, LG SmartWorld store on LG Smart TV‘s or the LG Cloud website. It will be available in a free or paid version with 5 GB of free storage for each customer. LG Smart phone or Smart TV owners may qualify for 50 GB of free cloud storage for 6 months.
Pop over the break to read LG’s official press release for a more in-depth look at LG Cloud. Any LG rocking geeks out there? Could you be tempted to use LG Cloud? Read more: Introducing LG’s Answer To iCloud, LG Cloud
iOS 5.1 dropping for the iCrowd.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2012 11:58 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 7 March 2012 03:46
Not to be outdone by the new iPad, Apple also brought forth iOS 5.1 to the masses. Mostly a minor update from iOS 5, this new version adds Japanese support for Siri and adds some new movie support for iCloud. Movies can be purchased and downloaded to iCloud in gorgeous 1080p.
Apple dropped some statistic love on all of us. A total of 315 million devices running iOS were sold in 2011, 62 million in the fourth quarter. In that fourth quarter, 76% of Apple’s revenue came from iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch sales. That’s a lot of dough!
iOS 5.1 is available for iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches now in the U.S. and will head towards Japan in a few weeks. Go and get your update on geeks!