Sunday, June 12, 2011

Steve Jobs Confirms Discontinuation of iWeb?

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Steve Jobs has reportedly confirmed the discontinuation of iWeb to a concerned customer, according to MacRumors. The customer emailed Jobs to inquire about the future of iWeb and MobileMe and received the response below. The site has examined the email headers and believes them to be legitimate.

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Dear Mr. Jobs,

Will I need to find an alternative website builder and someone to host my sites?

I have invested a lot of time and effort and the thought of re-training sucks more than mobileme ever did.
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Yep.

Sent from my iPhone

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This is definitely an unfortunately development for those who use MobileMe for web hosting. If we hear any official confirmation from Apple we'll let you know!



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iOS 5 List of New Features, and still growing!

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about iCloud and iOS5 more than Lion. Apple mentioned 10 major features out of the 200 features they’ve claimed to have added in this latest version of iOS5. We’re going to try listing out that 200 features in here.




First of all, Apple really pissed off many people out there including developers and RIM. First, lets talk about the developers. The App Store is mostly filled with Reminder apps and those developers are really pissed off since yesterday’s keynote. Apple has put up their own reminders app in the latest version of iOS. This means, all those reminder apps you find on the AppStore at dead, or may be at least, very low sales. Apple has also included location based reminders that reminds you when you cross a “geo-barrier”. There were apps for this purposes, we reviewed Place Clock a while ago which was supposed to give you alarms when you reach a specific geo location. Apple borrowed features from all these apps out there and combined it into a single app.


Secondly, its a hit to Camera app devs. Many developers including taptaptap, makers of Camera+, one of the best camera apps out there. Apple has added a feature to iOS 5 which lets you quickly open the camera from the lock screen even if the phone is locked. This means, less frequent use of third-party apps.


You might figure out these stuff yourselves. Developers Instapaper wouldn’t be happy either with the latest announcements from Apple. Let’s move into nice little features of iOS 5.




  1. Updated Lockscreen

  2. New Welcome Screen when you start using the phone for first time.

  3. PC Free Activation.

  4. Notifications Center

  5. Quick Camera launch from Lockscreen

  6. Stocks and weather built into Notifications Center

  7. iPod app is renamed to Music with new icon.

  8. New Videos.app

  9. iMessage

  10. SMS bubbles are green in color and iMessage appears baby blue.

  11. Newsstand for Magazines and Newspapers

  12. Ability to Create and Delete Photo albums.

  13. System wide Twitter Integration.

  14. New Twitter keyboard with # and @ buttons.

  15. Ability to edit photos

  16. Grid System in Camera

  17. New rounded buttons

  18. Notification Center has ability to sort notifications by “Manually” or By Time.

  19. You can choose what applications to be included in Notifications Center

  20. Ability to rename your device within the settings.

  21. Over the Air Delta Software updates

  22. The Usage screen now shows how much of the memory is consumed by each app.

  23. Wireless iTunes Sync

  24. You can enable or disable Voice Dial while the phone is locked in Security Settings

  25. Ability to add keyboard shortcuts. Default one included “omw” which expands to “On my way!” when you type it anywhere.

  26. New Speak Selection option in Accessibility Settings

  27. Ability to add custom vibrations

  28. New Assistive Touch Settings

  29. LED Flash for Alerts

  30. Ability to Set Left or Right for Mono Audio

  31. New iCloud options in Settings app

  32. You can create additional @me.com email address within the Mail settings

  33. Ability to Increase Quote Level in Mail Settings

  34. Twitter integration on contacts

  35. You can edit your number in Settings.

  36. New Facetime option in Settings window. You can also set your facetime caller ID to be your email or your phone number

  37. New Private Browsing option in Safari

  38. Ability to remove custom Website Data

  39. Ability to toggle iMessage ON or OFF in settings.

  40. Ability to enable Read Receipts

  41. iMessage sent as SMS when iMessage is unavailable

  42. You can now set how much time a message alert has to be shown again if you don’t respond to the phone when it notifies of a new message.

  43. Separate settings for Music and Videos

  44. Photo Stream

  45. You can set the default account for notes to be synced to in Notes options

  46. Toggle ON or OFF for Automatic Downloads.

  47. Setting to use Automatic Downloads only when the device is connected to WiFi

  48. Alternate Routes in Maps

  49. Purchase History in App Store.

  50. Individually delete entries from the call history.

  51. iCloud Backups

  52. Take pictures using Volume button

  53. If you tap and hold on a song name in Music.app, a popup shows all the details.

  54. Ability to drag email address’ between fields while sending a mail in Mail.app

  55. Mail notifies you before sending a mail if you’ve forgotten to put a subject line.

  56. New and updated tiny icons on Mail for Windows Live Mail, Gmail, Exchange etc.

  57. Rich Text Editing in mail

  58. System Wide Dictionary

  59. Printing Support in Maps

  60. Ability to Hide Traffic in Maps

  61. You can set custom vibration tones for each contact, so when it vibrates in a specific pattern you know who’s calling.

  62. The notes.app shows the number of notes made on the header

  63. New Learn More Links across the settings app for further help

  64. Photos in Game Center

  65. Ability to make your Profile public and private on Game Center

  66. Points in Game Center, shows you how many points you have on the home screen of Game center

  67. Sort and View friends on the basis of Points.

  68. Friend Recommendations in Game Center

  69. New Games are now downloaded through Game Center

  70. Game Recommendations in Game Center

  71. New Friend requests screen

  72. Voice Memos app rotates in all direction, including upside down.

  73. Set custom text tone for each contact.

  74. Local Weather in Weather app

  75. Hourly weather updates

  76. Reading list in Safari

  77. Tabbed browsing in Safari on iPad

  78. Reader view which removes all clutter from web pages on iPad

  79. Split Keyboard on iPad

  80. AirPlay Mirroring

  81. You can use your phone while its being synced with iTunes.

  82. Emoji Support

  83. Tweet photos and links from iOS

  84. When you landscape your phone in iCal, it gives you a week view. (Thanks @Scott)

  85. New Music App in iPad

  86. iCloud Document Sync and Backup

  87. Slight fadeout on the right of the Safari Address Bar.

  88. Reading list support on Safari

  89. Location Based Reminders

  90. Calendar now lets you navigate from day to day by swiping. (Thanks @Garner)

  91. When you’re in camera mode, swipe left to reveal most recent photo. Swipe right to go back to the camera.

  92. Watermark in text entry box says “iMessage” or “Text Message” accordingly

  93. ‘Unsecured Calls’ warning lets users know if they are talking on unencrypted networks

  94. Group Messaging in iMessage.

  95. Send photos, videos using iMessage.

  96. Ability to use multiple Apple IDs for different purposes. (This has been one of the widely asked questions)

  97. When a notification is on the lockscreen, swipe it to open the specific app.

  98. Swipe on the weather to the left or right on the Notification Center drop down to view five day forecast.

  99. Multitasking Gestures in iPad. Use four or five fingers, swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar, pinch to return to the Home screen, and swipe left or right to switch between apps.

  100. S/MIME Support in Mail.app

  101. Facetime works without having a SIM card on your phone. Works with your email alone.

  102. When you receive a non-contacts phone call, the main display also shows the city name (or area/county if identifiable), not just the phone number. (Thanks @Alan)

  103. Camera, tap and hold to lock/unlock AE/AF (Thanks @Alan)

  104. Camera, use two-finger spread/pinch gesture to zoom in/out accordingly (Thanks @Alan)

  105. In Calendar month view, besides tapping on the ‘+’ button to add an event, you can also tap and hold on any day. (Thanks @Alan)

  106. When receiving a call from a number not in your phonebook, the phone will display the location of the phone area code under the number… i.e. + 1 (514) 321 2345 will display Quebec, Canada in a smaller font under the number and not just in the call history. (Thanks @Kubus)

  107. Use current location in Weather.app. (Thanks @Andy)

  108. Flagging Support in Mails. app

  109. In settings you can switch what option you get when you tap and hold on links in Safari: either open in background or in a new page. (Thanks @Andy)

  110. Swipe left and right to change months in calendar on iPad (Thanks @Shaun)

  111. Swipe to delete songs (Thanks @Derek)

  112. Buy More Storage option for iCloud

  113. Ability to set custom sound for alerts (New Message, New Voicemail, News Mail, Sent Mail etc.)

  114. Define your own words in Offline Dictionary

  115. Apps fades to homescreen when crashes, rather than flicking off.

  116. Ability to Enable/Disable Badges on Apps

  117. When you download an app on the iTunes on your PC, the app is automatically pushed to your iDevice and installed.

  118. Streaming Song details such as Track and Artist info to Bluetooth audio devices. (Thanks @Roy)

  119. When your alarm goes off you can snooze it from lockscreen or slide to turn off. (Note: This is an updated style, you slide on the notifications area, just below the clock, rather than the previous “Slide to Unlock” location. ) (Thanks @Terry)

  120. You can add multiple twitter accounts and choose what account to send a tweet from.

  121. Delete each app’s data

  122. iTunes Tune Store

  123. Real-time stock quotes

  124. VoiceOver item chooser

  125. Option to speak text selection

  126. When your phone is locked and you switch to Ringing from Silent, the Ringing indicator also shows the volume level bar.

  127. You can choose multiple Emails and mark them as read

  128. Download more than one app simultaneously. No waiting for the previous app to be completed

  129. You can choose if to display Weather and Stock Widges on Notification Center.

  130. New Voice in Voice Control

  131. You can re arrange the preference of apps in Notification Center. (Eg: You can set the Weather widget to be always on top, Messages next etc..)

  132. Ability to set maximum messages downloaded through email to 1000 instead of 250

  133. Sponsored links in Google Maps

  134. Double-tap the home button while watching a YouTube video to display who uploaded the video

  135. Scrolling titles for YouTube videos

  136. Time mid-call invitation alerts

  137. Set up Airport / Time Capsule on your iOS device

  138. Invitation alerts to FaceTime while taking a call

  139. Arabic Language Support in VoiceOver

  140. Links can be opened in the background

  141. Integrate Twitter user pictures to Contacts. Sync them

  142. Native 1080p video playback in iPad 2

  143. Japanese or Buddhist calendars support

  144. Year View in iPad cal

  145. Native Support for turn based games in Game Center

  146. Search Within the contents of an email

  147. Indentation Control in Mails.app

  148. Individual Site Data can be deleted from Safari

  149. iOS 5 address book has a field for Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and Myspace. (iOS 5 to integrate more social networks?

  150. Specific ‘search on page’ area integrated in the ipad keyboard (hit google when in safari) (Thanks @Michael)

  151. Have one app updating while others say “waiting…,” then you pause the app updating. You then immediately put the iDevice on sleep. Next, when you wake up your iDevice, all of them will be paused. You can tap more than one app to have more than one downloading. (thanks @Michael)

  152. Personal Hotspot settings are now found under ‘Network’ settings.

  153. GIFs are animated when sent through iMessages. It’s not animated in Photos.app. (Thanks @Sam)

  154. New and Updated VoiceOver voices for some regions. (Thanks @Peter)

  155. Double tap to add an event in day view in Calendar.app (Thanks @Collinz)

  156. Tap and drag to move an event (different day or different time) in Calendar app (Thanks @Collinz)

  157. Tap and hold in “all-day events” to create a new all-day event in Calender app (Thanks @Collinz)

  158. Twitter installs directly from the settings page if it’s not installed directly, you aren’t even taken to the App Store. (Thanks @Yiannis)

  159. Hotmail integration in the mail app. (Thanks @Erik)

  160. iPod touches have never been able to automatically set time. This is now possible in iOS 5. (thanks @Gordon)

  161. If you tap hand hold the back button in safari (ipad) you get a list of all you previous sites. (Thanks @Cenny)

  162. Turning on private browsing changes Safari’s color from blue to black. (Thanks @eric)

  163. Auto-correct can be turned off independently of spell check (Thanks @sam)

  164. Add “Related People” to a contact (mother, father, brother, sister, child…) (Thanks @Srikanth)

  165. Calendar has a ‘current time’ indicator line while in Landscape Mode (Thanks @Paul)

  166. Swipe to Next Song in Music app for iPad (Thanks @Phil)

  167. The Volume button in Camera can also be used to Start and Stop Recording videos (Thanks @Srikanth)

  168. In the Restrictions, there is a new option which is “Require Password” for purchases. (Thanks @7abibo)







Our list is growing and is incomplete. Feel free to comment and let us know if we miss anything. We are digging thorough the OS for minor changes.


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