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New in iOS 5: Enhanced Camera, Safari

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, June 6, 2011
News Categories: iPad, iPhone, Apps + Games, iPod


Along with a host of other changes and improvements, Apple today showed off updated versions of iOS’ Camera and Safari apps. The Camera app has been given new prominence via a button on the lock screen that allows for instant access to the Camera app without the need to unlock the phone. Users can also now use the volume up button as a physical shutter button, and the app has also gained AE/AF lock, pinch to zoom, and basic editing tools including crop, rotate, red-eye reduction, and automatic enhancement. Safari has received the Reader feature from the Mac version, as well as a “Reading List” that syncs between devices, and tabbed browsing on the iPad.


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I thought the whole point of the lock screen was to prevent unintentional activation of phone features via touch-screen. If a user chooses to add a passcode, it prevents unauthorized access, as well. I hope all of these “swipe-free” enhancements can be disabled via settings.

Posted by ML on June 6, 2011 at 7:38 PM (PDT)


The ‘Reading List’ feature sounds a lot like Instapaper. Is it available for the PC version of Safari?
I started using Instapaper a couple years ago for its ability to store articles locally, but it seems more and more these days, my saved articles don’t download to the app and I’m forced to open them in Safari anyway.

Posted by Paul on June 7, 2011 at 5:41 AM (PDT)

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