John Paczkowski

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Latest iOS 6 Beta Squashes Bugs, Slips in a Few New Features

Apple on Monday rolled out another update to iOS 6 ahead of its public release later this year. Following its predecessor, iOS 6 beta 2, by about three weeks, iOS 6 beta 3 is described by Apple in its release notes simply as providing “bug fixes and improvements.”

But some diligent digging by the MacRumors community has turned up a few more details. Among them, the addition of a number of new 3-D city flyovers to Apple’s new Maps app, as well as roadwork and traffic accident information and settings that allow for volume, distance and label customization.

Also included in this update, the announcement that the migration of MobileMe user “” email addresses to has begun.

“ email addresses are now available for iCloud mail users,” iOS 6 beta 3’s change log explains. “Users signing up for new Apple IDs, or enabling Mail on their iCloud account for the first time, will automatically receive an email address instead of a email address. ICloud users with addresses that have been used with iOS 6 beta 3 will receive an email address that matches their address.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus