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6/20/2012
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iOS 6 Beta: First Look

iOS 6 appears to be a great update, with many new and useful features for iPhones and iPads--but the changes aren't so radical that you'll have to learn the OS all over again. Apple has made important changes to Music, iTunes, Maps, and Siri. It has added Facebook and Twitter integration, and a useful location-based feature called geofencing.
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Reminders And Geofencing

One of the newest and niftiest things in iOS 6 is geofencing, which is the ability of iPhone to execute specific events when you cross a specific geographic threshold or location. Geofencing prompts your iPhone to do one thing when you arrive at a specific place and do something different when you leave. This is especially helpful for Reminders. For example, I created a Reminder to have my iPhone tell me to buy a gallon of milk and coffee after I left the train station near my home, so I could pick them up before I got home for the evening.

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