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iOS5 for Apple iPhone available to public today!

Apple iPhone users have been anticipating the release of the new operating system iOS5 for months. Today it is finally being released to the public as an update through iTunes.

As briefly summarised in our iPhone 4S reveal post, there are over 200 new features which improve the usability of your iPhone.

iMessage – Similar to BlackBerry‘s messenger (BBM) allows iPhone users to instant message each other through either wifi or mobile internet without paying for sms costs.

Notification Centre – Similar to HTC and other Android mobiles a drop / pull down notification menu allows you to easily see all of your incoming / outgoing communication in an easy to view format.

Reminders – Before iOS5 you would have to input reminders through your calender which isn’t the fastest or most ideal way.

Calendar – The calendar has also been improved allowing you to see events easier.

Photo Editing – So you don’t need a separate app anymore.

Camera Access – Now you can get to your camera from the lockscreen which hopefully means you’ll have more time to be able to capture those priceless moments not forgetting being able to use the volume up button as a dedicated shoot button!

Wireless Syncing – No need to plug your device into your computer anymore by syncing your music, videos and photos over wifi.

For more info go to the Apple site!

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BlackBerry Service Down for 3 Days (and counting)


BlackBerry service which most people pay £5 a month for is still down for the third day leaving users very unhappy. Until now BlackBerry was known for the best and most reliable mobile internet service for their push messaging services.

 

RIM (Research In Motion) the main company behind BlackBerry have said it is an issue with their computer systems and the emergency backup system not working as it should.

BlackBerry stated yesterday that it was up and running once again however many people have found it was still not working for them this morning.

People have compared it to Sony’s PlayStation network going down earlier this year, however hackers are not to blame for this – only BlackBerry / RIM are to blame. BlackBerry are saying it costs 16p a day for the service so are refunding people pennies for the loss whereas Sony gave 3 free games to their customers which would usually cost around £25 – £40 each. Plus PlayStation’s service was free. You can do the maths…

This may have come just in time for Apple with the release of the iPhone 4S – I am sure that many BlackBerry owners will ditch their handsets in favour of the shiny new Apple that hasn’t simultaneously let down their worldwide customer base (yet). Click on the iPhone 4S image below to get your iPhone 4S now!

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Do you think you should get compensation for this issue? Do you own a BlackBerry? Please comment with your thoughts!