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Apple Byte: Next-gen multitouch gestures in iOS 5

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Apple Byte: Next-gen multitouch gestures in iOS 5

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Apple patents reveal the next level of gestures. Siri can work on your iPhone 4 and 3GS, but you know Apple won't let that happen. And how's your battery life doing after the latest iOS 5 update?

-What's up! Brian Tong here, and welcome to the Apple Byte for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple. Now, in our first order of business, we talked about the iOS 5 battery since last week and Apple has now released the iOS 5 updates to the public, so if you haven't done it already, on your device, you can jump into your settings and then general, then software update and you won't even have to plug it in if you have enough battery life. The issue is meant to fix. It all done over the air of iOS 5, so check that out. Now, big news dropped when Adobe announced it's completely stopping development for Flash on mobile browsers. Instead, Adobe will focus on mobile apps and implementing Adobe Air with them, increasing their investments and supporting HTML 5. Steve Jobs had such a strong stance on Flash, but it didn't fail entirely because Apple never supported it. It really failed in the mobile space because even to this day, it didn't work that well with the hit or miss experience. It didn't support the touch screens and the open standard for mobile devices and HTML 5 adaption continues to grow. Now, you can bet somewhere SJ is smiling or his paring deep into our soul saying I told you so. Now, we always like to look at what might be coming in the future of Apple devices, and finally, Apple has posted some of the latest Apple fans that have been published. DigiTimes reported the big A was looking into using a dual LED light bar design for the iPad 3 to maintain the brightness of the reported high resolution display that will be used. Now, one of the Apple fans described the used of multiple OLED back lights not only in the design of the iPad, but in Apple's other products like the iPhone cinema displays, MacBooks, and iMacs. Now, there is also a fan revealed for implementing a speaker on the clip of the iPod Nano as well. It would be a small integrated piezoelectric speaker that could be a nice addition for listening without headphones or even used in voice control features, and something that we could actually use on current devices, one of the new fan filings also proposes new gestures that could be used for small screens. The answer could be a whole dense swipe gesture and a swipe then hold gesture. It would be able to determine the speed of the swipe if we use to cycle through objects or clusters of information and the filling also describes how you could vary the speed by tilting the orientation of the screen. Now, we know fans, there are no guarantees that we'll see all these things implemented, but a simple gesture like this might see it's way in the future devices. Alright, let's stick with iOS 5, and here's the tip that will let you take full advantage of the reminders out. -Brian Tong here with CNET.com and we're using iOS 5. One of the additions is the Reminders App. It could be super helpful, but we're gonna show you how to make it even more helpful by sharing your reminders list with a friend or loved one. Now, to get started, you will need a few things a device that's running iOS. You'll need to set up of free iCloud account with apple, and you also need a computer. Now, most of the time, reminders created when we're on the go. So, let's jump into the reminders app on our phone and on the top left-hand corner, click on the icon that will allow you to create different reminder list. It could be anything from groceries to your upcoming vacation, but I'm going to add another list for a dinner party. Then, we'll jump into that specific list and add a few reminders because who doesn't like a little Cabernet and candles for a dinner date. Yeah, now once we put in a few a things, let's go to our computer and log into iCloud.com with our free account we've already created. We'll get access to our calendar on the left-hand column, you will see our reminder list. We can see our dinner party list and there's a sharing icon next to it. Click on it and it will prompt you to add a person to share the reminder list with. They will also need their own free iCloud account, but you once you enter their e-mail address and click share. They will receive and e-mail to join the reminders list. Once they accept, they will be able to view and edit the reminder list and will be shared between 2 people that really care about each other. -[unk]. -So, there you have it, I'm Brian Tong for CNET.com and there's your how to for sharing your reminders in iOS 5. Use it wisely. -So, you guys I told you that guy is really smart and with plenty of other sequence in iOS 5, and there are 2 hidden features that are not public, but can be accessed with a little tweaking. There is a hidden camera panorama mode built into the camera app that jail breakers are found, but Apple is yet to make it available to users. It's a pretty simple interface and yeah it's cool, I mean it's there, but there plenty of better apps that are above or 2 on the app store. Now, the other secret in iOS 5 is that it's also hiding an auto correct keyboard bar similar to android. You can get access to it by backing up your device through a separate app called iBackupbot and then reloading it from that app and then adding some code. It's really not worth it to me, but it might be worth it to for you. Bottom line, these 2 features just in iOS 5 or we might see them down the road. Now, something we won't see is Siri on phones like the iPhone 4 and the 3GS. Developers have been able to successfully put Siri into both phones and everyone can't wait for Apple to make it happen, but the fruit company pretty much shut down any hopes that it would with the response. Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices. Now, developer, Ryan Patrick admits there were some quality issues on the 3GS, but let's be honest, Apple never gonna let this happen especially when MMS was only available on the 3GS and especially when Siri is one of the main feature they are touting for the 4S. Alright to the quick bytes and with Tim Cook at the helm, Apple opened up program to Mac charitable donations by employees for up to $10,000 per employee. Now, up to this point, Apple's worker bees have donated 1.2 million dollars and the queen bee has matched that for total of 2.6 million dollars in donations since mid September, which is amazing deserves major kudos. You know what something I thought I'd never see just like I thought I never see this. -[unk] -See, now, that is amazing, and check out the guy at 148, you know what I'm talking about. Alright, Steve Jobs' impact is still being felt and he was recently nominated for Time Magazine's person of the year. In his biography, SJ believed he was going to be Time's man of the year in 1982 when the magazine went for the computer instead. If he wins, he would be the first person who received the award posthumously. Alright, that's gonna do it for this week's show. Thanks for watching. You guys can e-mail us at the Apple Byte at CNET.com. I'm Brian Tong and we'll see you guys next week for another byte of the Apple.

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