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Apple® iOS 6 beta 2 with bug fixes and improvements released

After releasing the first version of iOS 6 beta for developers, earlier this month, Apple has lately released the second beta version for iOS 6 with a few major bug fixes and improvements.
Labeled as build 10A5338d, the download size of Apple iOS 6 beta 2 is 322MB and is compatible with all third-generation iOS-based devices, including iPad, iPad2, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4. Also, the update is available for the fourth-generation iPod touch. The latest iOS beta 2 update include Apple TV software beat 2 along with Xcode 4.5 Developer Preview 2. In terms of major enhancements, iOS 6 beta 2 will encompass Passbook, rich Facebook integration, and Apple Maps instead of Google Maps.
Developers running the first beta for iOS 6 received the second beta update through a push notification on their Apple devices.

Turn your Apple® iOS device into musical instrument

Turn your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a virtual wind instrument.

Smule has launched Ocarina 2, an enhanced version of the well-liked Ocarina app for iOS devices. Like its sequel, Ocarina 2 allows you to blow into your phone and play the notes, turning your phone into musical instrument.
While the initially released Ocarina app encouraged free play, enabling users create their own songs or recreate already known tunes, the novel Ocarina 2 takes people through the actual method of learning a song. The latest version comes equipped with a list of handy features like a dynamic harmony, option to select songs to be played, and a new Whistle Mode.
Whether you want to play or learn your favorite song, Ocarina 2 will let you control the notes, tempo and speed, enabling you to outshine in your performance.
The best part about this updated version of Ocarina is that it encompasses classical, pop, traditional songs and video game themes, including Mario Brothers Theme,  Apologize – One Republic, Baby – Justin Bieber, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, etc.
What else? Using Ocarina 2 you will also be able to listen to other Ocarina players, globally. Or also, simply comment on your favorite performances or share with your friends through Facebook or e-mail.

And the 2012 Apple® Design Award Winners Are…

Lately, at the WWDC 2012 conference, Apple declared the well-deserving winners of its esteemed Apple Design Award. The award is given as recognition for the apps that are simply outstanding in terms of technology adaptation, design, and innovation.

The bunch of apps that received the ‘2012 Apple Design Awards’ title includes:

iPhone winners

•  Where’s My Water by Disney

•  Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick Studios

•   National Parks by National Geographic by National Geographic Society / Rally Interactive

Mac winners

• Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition by Feral Interactive Ltd

•  Limbo by Playdead ApS

•  Sketch by Bohemian Coding

iPad winners

• Paper by FiftyThree Inc

• Bobo Explores Light by GameCollage

• DM1 – The Drum Machine by Fingerlab

Student winners

• DaWindci (iPad) by Reality Twist GmbH, Mimimi Productions, Mediadesign Highschool of Applied Sciences

• Little Star (iPad) by BiBoBox Studio, Dalian Nationalities University

The winning apps, as a token of appreciation, received an iPod touch, a MacBook Air, an exclusive Apple Design Award lanyard, and the captivating Apple Design Award cube trophy.

Apple® OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion unveiled at WWDC 2012

At the grand WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled a number of noticeable enhancements for the world’s most cutting-edge desktop operating system- OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. This new operating system is certainly a prime release with hundreds of state-of-the-art features including Notification Center, Messages app, Sharing, Facebook integration, Power Nap, AirPlay Mirroring, and the improved security of Gatekeeper.

Some top features that were highlighted about OS X Mountain Lion are:

iCloud: The new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will enable users to sync data, calendars, contacts, and e-mails across all Apple devices.

Dictation: It is one of the most enthralling features of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Dictation will automatically convert spoken words into text. According to Apple, this feature will successfully work for Microsoft Word and Facebook as well.

Up-to-date Safari browser: The advanced Safari browser in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will include a History list of all the sites you visited on any of your Apple devices. Also, it will flaunt the fastest JavaScript engine and a new tab view for gesture-driven view of the opened tabs.

To experience the amazing features of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you can download the operating system from the Mac Apple Store, July 2012 onwards.

Apple® to cut Google™ Maps from its platform

Apple is all set to replace the Google Maps with its own navigation app from the next versions of its iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices that run on iOS platform. According to several media reports, the iPhone-maker is going to completely remove Google Maps from its platform and will instead use its own mapping data.

Google has provided the back-end data to Google Maps on the iPhone since it was introduced in 2007. Apple has acquired a handful of mapping companies, including Poly9, C3 Technologies, and Placebase during the last several years. Among all these mapping companies, C3 Technologies is noteworthy because of its 3-D mapping technology.

Look and feel of the new navigation app

It is being rumored that the new navigation app for iOS will be a complete re-write of the code, though the overall look and feel of the app will remain same. Apple will even revise the app logo by changing the colors to represent that fact that it has been re-written.

The new Apple-made navigation application is likely be unveiled at the upcoming WorldWide Developers Conference that Apple is holding in June. The conference has been the launch platform for several new versions of iOS.

Apple® patches security flaws in Safari and blocks Adobe® Flash Player

Apple has issued security patches to answer four security vulnerabilities in Safari, and has blocked the outdated versions of Adobe Flash Player from running in its browser.

The four security flaws fixed were similar to those that were patched a few days before in iOS 5.1.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. All the vulnerabilities were termed as bugs in WebKit, the open-source rendering engine that powers Safari as well as Google Chrome.

What else?

In addition to this, Safari 5.1.7, which runs on OS X 10.6 and OS X 10.7 – Snow Leopard and Lion, respectively – as well as on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, was released. An update for Lion that included a bit older version of the browser was also unveiled. Lion users must download and install both updates to push Safari to version 5.1.7.

Along with the four security patches, Apple also stopped Adobe Flash Player from running on Safari if the plug-in was older than version, which was released in November 2010.

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