Apple to launch iOS 5 software update to cure battery drain ills
Apple has admitted for the first time that the poor battery life currently being experienced by iPhone users is due to bugs in iOS 5. The company has released a statement promising an update in a few weeks. “A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” the company told AllThingsD. “We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”
Google launches and then pulls 'unusable' Gmail for iOS app
iPhone and iPad users have waited years for an official Gmail app to hit the App Store. Well, on Wednesday, it did... at least for a few hours. Soon after its launch Google removed the application until it could fix some pretty substantial bugs. The app, which was supposed to bring push notifications, Priority Inbox, enhanced search and a new interface. However, bugs made the app virtually 'unusable.'
HTC's 'latest innovation' to arrive today
Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC will unveil its 'latest innovation' at a media event on Thursday. Last week the company sent out an invitation to the press last week, bearing the Beats logo. The safe bet is the rumoured HTC Rezound phone, which is set to boast Beats audio technology, but does the company have something else up it's sleeve? The event starts at 7:30pm on Thursday.
New-look PlayStation Home to debut today
Sony will unveil a refreshed PlayStation Home hub on Thursday. It's only coming to North American consoles as far as we can make out, but check out the video preview below. The update "promises to turn Home itself into a game." Hopefully it wont be too long it arrives in the European territory.
iOS 5.0.1 also fixes Smart Cover passcode issue
The launch of iOS 5.0.1 will primarily fix the battery issue plaguing iPhones running the new software, but it'll also provide a remedy for another worrying ill: the ability to by-pass an iPad 2's passcode by using the smartcover. If an unauthorised person obtained your iPad they were able to access everything by switching to the power menu and then putting the device to sleep. The new version of iOS, now with developers, fixes that ill.