iOS 5 How To roundup

Check out a complete roundup of iOS 5 How To blog posts to get a preview of new features in iOS 5.

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iOS 5 is packed full of new features that iOS users are sure to love. While most consumers will have to wait to get their hands on it until it's officially released this fall, we have been able to get our hands on a developer preview. So, we're bringing you How To blog posts to give you a preview of new features, and how they work.

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Control location access by system services on iOS 5
To make sure users' minds are at ease when it comes to location privacy, Apple has added the ability to control which system services can access location data in iOS 5.

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Make custom iPhone ringtones, alerts with GarageBand
Learn how to make custom ringtones for your iOS devices. Starting with iOS 5, users can finally set their own custom-made alerts. Those alerts range from e-mail and SMS to reminders and voice mail; users no longer have to use the stock alert tones.

How to create photo albums on iOS 5
Creating a photo album on the go to easily sort your photos is a feature that should have been available from day one on iOS. Apple finally got to adding it, and it does not disappoint.

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How to edit photos in iOS 5
To accompany the capability of creating photo albums on your iOS device, iOS 5 also adds the capability of native photo editing. That's right, you will no longer have to rely on third-party apps to crop or enhance your photos once iOS 5 is available.

How to view the hourly weather forecast on iOS 5
iOS 5 now allows users to view the hourly weather forecast for their current location, as well as any city listed in the Weather app.

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How to turn off the Weather and Stock widgets on iOS 5
Along with the new Notification Center, users will be able to view two new Widgets--Stock and Weather. For some users, there is no need for the widgets. We show you how to turn them off.

How to set custom vibration alerts on iOS 5
Users will be able to create a custom vibration pattern for contacts on iOS 5, allowing them to know who is calling just by the vibration pattern, and not just the ringtone.

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How to customize AutoText shortcuts on iOS 5
AutoText is a great way to make you appear to be a better virtual keyboard typist than you actually are--or it can embarrass you to no end. New in iOS 5 users can now create their own AutoText shortcuts, cutting down on the amount of taps required to compose their thoughts.

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Apple iPod Touch (4th generation, 32GB, black)

The Bottom Line: The fourth-gen iPod Touch is Apple's second-best portable media player, with a price that will help you forget about No. 1. / Read full review

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Apple iPhone 4 - 16GB - black (Verizon Wireless)

The Bottom Line: The Verizon iPhone 4 has much in common with its AT&T counterpart, but varying features and different performance give it enough room to stand apart. It won't vastly change your iPhone experience, but we welcome the consumer choice that it brings. / Read full review

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Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi, black)

The Bottom Line: The iPad 2 refines an already excellent product. Its easy-to-use interface, vast app catalog, and marathon battery life bolster Apple's claim to being the king of tablets. / Read full review

About the author

Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and



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