Apple iOS 5 and iCloud to be Available on October 12
Apple today announced that the next system update for iOS devices will be available for download starting October 12. iOS 5 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch adds a number of new features, including revised push notifications across iOS devices via Wi-Fi and 3G, iMessage, better camera tools and lock screen camera shortcut, tabbed browsing, Twitter integration, and improvements to the email application. Apple didn't specify when on October 1 the software update would become available. Apple's new iCloud service, which helps to back-up and sync iOS devices, will also become available starting on October 12.
Review: Apple iOS 7 from A to Z
Apple's new operating system takes a major step forward in terms of design and functionality. It greatly improves usability, while also introducing some nifty new features.
Microsoft Brings Office to the iPhone, But Not for Free
Microsoft today released Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers. The software allows iPhone owners to create Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents, as well as open and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, but it requires a subscription to Microsoft's Office 365 service.
Twitter Launching Music Discovery Service Today
Twitter announced on Good Morning America this morning that its new music service will become available to all users on the web beginning today. The service is meant to help Twitter users discover new music and is available online and through a dedicated iPhone application.
Google Search 3.0 for iOS Adds Google Now
Google today added its Google Now service to the Google Search application for the iPhone and iPad. In order to use Google Now, iOS device owners will need to download and install the newest version of Google Search.
Google Makes Wallet App Available to iPhone
Google today released a version of it Google Wallet service that is compatible with Apple's iOS devices. Previously, it was only available to Android devices.