Smarten up, get to know your smartphone...
iOS - Apple's most advanced mobile operating system has an easy to use interface, fantastic features and solid stability all built into a powerful smartphone device. Access hundreds of thousands of downloadable apps straight to your phone and switch between them instantly with faster performance and better multi-tasking. The new update to iOS 5 is also coming soon and will offer over 200 new features for your iphone!
With any Apple products you get a direct connection to iTunes and the iTunes store. iTunes is the worlds #1 music store with over 18 million songs costing as little as 59p per song. Thanks to this huge catalogue youre sure to find enough music, movies and apps to keep you entertained on your daily commute. Not only are you able to access the iTunes library on the move from any iOS device but your purchases are stored by Apple and you can download them again for free to your desktop computer or any other Apple product that you own.
Facetime was added to the iPhone 4 with the inclusion of a front facing camera. It allows you to not only talk to your friends but to see them as well with two way video calling. Facetime isnt only limited to your iPhone, iPad 2 and Mac owners can all talk to each other using Facetime allowing you to stay connected from any WiFi zone. Best of all, its completely free and doesn't come out of your minutes allowance.
Apple App Store
The Apple App store offers unrivalled choice with over 425,000 apps waiting for you, the phrase Theres an app for that? Really does reflect most situations with an iOS device. The app store is accessible to any iOS device meaning you can browse and download apps on the move. From SatNav to Mobile Games no matter what situation you find yourself in theres an app waiting to help you out.
Find My iPhone
Losing your phone is never easy, especially when you think you might know where it is but cant be sure. With Find my iPhone its always easy to find out exactly where it is. As long as you have the device and GPS switched on, you can track its every move. Not only can you track down where it is, but you can also send messages to it so whoever finds it knows what to do in order to get it back to you. Unfortunately it doesnt guarantee youll always get it back but at least youll know exactly when and where you last had it.
With personal hotspot you can use your iOS device to get your laptop, tablet or even home computer online. Depending on which network you choose personal hotspot can be free. Once you have activated Personal hotspot on your iPhone, you can then connect your laptop or tablet over WiFi and browse the Internet using your phones Internet connection.
iCloud is like having a hard drive in the sky which your Apple phone can sync with. Not only is your iOS device backed up to Apple's server but your home computer and other iOS devices are also updated. What this means is if you lose or damage your device none of your media or data will be lost and can instantly be restored on any replacement iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. On top of this iTunes Match offers a fast and easy way to back up your music library. Click here for more info.
iMessage is the updated version of the old Messaging app reserved for text messaging. You're still able to text as normal but the new iMessage brings instant chat to your iOS 5 device right out of the box. You can chat with your friends and family using WiFi or via your 3G connection. Photos, videos, locations and contacts can also be shared without the need for any expensive additional bundles. iMessage also offers group messages and delivery reports which keeps you up to date on when your message has been received.
Notification centre is a much needed update to iOS. Traditionally any message, notification or request that comes to your phone would result in an on screen message completely interrupting anything else you may be doing on your device. Now with Notification Centre a subtle message is briefly displayed on screen and all stored in one place meaning you can catch up with all of your notifications with one swipe.
Enhanced Camera + Photos
Photo enhancements allow the user of an iOS 5 device to use their creative flair and turn off the cuff snaps into wall-worthy masterpieces. iOS 5 offers the ability to Crop, rotate, enhance and remove red-eye all within the photo app. The Auto Enhance feature particularly, transforms your poorly lit photos into studio quality images. All of your photos are then backed up directly to your iCloud for safekeeping.
PC free cuts the cord between your iOS device and your home computer. In the past you would need to plug your iOS device into a Mac or PC to set it up, now this can all be performed wirelessly without the need of a Mac or PC. This also means you'll be able to update your iOS device over the air, sync with your computer and move your music and movies about all via wifi. (And of course everything is backed up to your iCloud).