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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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Maps: Stability And Battery Life Use

iOS 6 uses the same TomTom maps as the ones in the popular TomTom iOS navigation application. I've been using the application nearly every day to get turn-by-turn walking and driving directions from current locations to my destinations. Maps isn't ready for prime time; it has crashed on me nearly every time I've run it, sometimes immediately after launch. Right now at least, Maps also drains battery life. My phone ran through nearly 80% of a full battery in just under three hours.

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