iCloud Tabs Nice Addition for iPhone, iPad Users

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-09-18 Print this article Print

5. New and improved Mail

If enterprise users have wanted anything from iOS, it's an improved Mail. In iOS 6, Apple has finally delivered that. With the new and improved Mail, users will be able to set up a VIP list to keep the most important messages in a single, easy-to-find place. In addition, users can more easily add photos or files to messages. The app's new design should even prove a bit easier to use. All in all, it looks to be a solid update.

6. New phone features

Although iOS 6 comes with a host of non-calling-related additions, the improvements it brings to the phone features are quite nice. Now, users will be able to decline calls, and reply with a message. iOS 6 will also let users remind them to get back in touch with the person at a later time. Busy iOS users will be able to set a Do Not Disturb feature that doesn't allow calls to go through. Nice.

7. Bug fixes galore

With more than 200 improvements to the operating system, users can expect a host of bug fixes in iOS 6. As is typical of the company, Apple hasn't disclosed what it fixed, but the company has reassured folks that the platform will be more responsive and oddities will be addressed. Let's hope it follows through on that promise.

8. iCloud tabs is nice

Apple's consistent success has convinced a surprisingly high number of consumers to buy both iPhones and iPads. With that in mind the company has decided to bridge the gap between those devices with iCloud tabs built into Safari. With iCloud tabs, users can have open a bunch of sites in Safari on the iPad, and then access those same tabs on the iPhone. It should be a welcome addition for many iOS power users.

9. Panorama built-in

With the launch of the iPhone 5, Apple announced that panorama picture-taking will be built into iOS 6. With that features, users will be able to take an entire panoramic image of their surroundings. The feature is available in a host of App Store programs, but it's nice to have it available in the company's operating system.

10. FaceTime over cellular

A look at the iOS features that will excite mobile users wouldn't be complete without a mention of FaceTime over cellular. For the first time, users will now be able to place video calls from FaceTime over carrier networks. Previously FaceTime was available solely on Wi-Fi networks.

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Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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