Friday, September 11, 2009

iPhone 3.1 OS - an overview!

Apple has just released the OS 3.1 software update for the iPhone. Here is an overview of the great new features that are free from Apple.

Genius Recommendations for Apps
will recommend apps to you that you might like based on what apps you have already downloaded. Assuming you will continue to download similar apps, this will let you quickly find more of what you already like.

Genius Mixes lets iTunes create music mixes automatically based on what you have in your library. Similar to the Apps, it uses the logic that you will like more of what already like.

Download Ringtones Wirelessly from the iTunes store. There are thousands to choose from.

Organize Apps in iTunes easily and quickly on your computer. You can drag apps onto virtual screens on your computer and then sync with your iPhone. Much easier than doing this manually with the iPhone.

iPhone OS 3.1 also includes these features and updates:
-Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos1
-iTunes U content organization1
-Redeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store
-Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store
-Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll
-Option to "Save as new clip" when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS
-Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned onRemotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
-Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets
-Paste phone numbers into the keypad
-Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS
-Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing)
-Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling
-Fixes issue that cause some app icons to display incorrectly

Although the software update doesn't include any MAJOR changes or enhancements, what apple has offered is welcome, and let's not forget, it's also free!

1 comment:

  1. I've heard that a huge number of people have had issues with the introduction of 3.1. Some say it's slower and some with older 2G have had crashes!!!